By Popular Demand… How I¬†make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake Pops!¬† Make your cake pop dough, this is how I do it in case you were wondering!
We always start with The Easy Roller around here!¬†¬†Whether¬†using it to roll perfect cake balls or just to portion cake dough it is a amazing tool that gives you great results everytime.¬† For these TMNT¬†cake pops, even though they are hand formed I will start with a ball shape.¬† So I will use my Easy Roller to make all the cake dough into 1.25″ rounds.
¬†Once you roll all the cake balls take a cake ball and a cake pop stick.
Find the middle of the cake ball and indent the cake ball in a half circle shape across the front of the cake ball.¬† This is going to be the “nose”
Next, use your fingers to further shape the cake ball.¬† By using your thumb and index finger on both hands, indent the cake ball to make the “checks” or the head shape.¬† Like this:
Now for the finishing touches… You have the basic shape, you just need to even it all out.¬† Press the top half of the¬†cake back¬†to the start of the indention for the “eye” area,¬†”¬†and the bottom part of the ball will be rounded out for the “nose” area. Basically¬†use your fingers to even out the indentions and make it look like¬†this face shape:
Put these in the fridge till they are a little firm.¬† Not too long as we don’t want them to crack, just long enough to where you are comfortable dipping.¬† I put them in the cake pan with tin foil on top and put it in the fridge until I have all the candy melts ready for dipping.
For dipping, start with green and then I added a little red to get the darker TMNT green color!¬† Then dip the entire cake pop into the green candy melts.
Next is time for Eyes!¬† I used little peal sprinkles.¬† Dab a bit of candy melts and place it where the eyes should go and then place the 2 sprinkles for eyes, like this:
It helps to have a cool¬†cake pop stand to work¬†with;)!
Let the eyes set, so they don’t fall off;)!!¬† Next take the color you want to work with and¬†pipe a circle around each eye and then pipe a line around the whole head, don’t worry if its a little off,¬†there is more to¬†do:)!¬†¬†¬†Like¬†this:
Once that dries go back and outline the top and bottom of the eyes to¬†make the mask shape:
Then¬†one more out line inside that line (to give the mask some thickness)¬†and dot the eyes with edible pen!
Draw on the mouth,¬†and keep going with the other colors!¬† BTW the yellow TMNT is really Orange;)!!