Jack Skeleton Inspired Cake Pops! I thought it would be fun to post this fun tutorial! Jack Skeleton is my nieces favorite so of course I had to give these a try!¬†All you need is the¬†Easy Roller, some Almond Bark, Candy Color, Cake Pop Sticks, and cake of course!
Bake your cake! ¬†I made a Betty Crocker, Devils Food Cake, per the directions on the box. Once it’s cool to the touch I put it into the food processor until it looked like dough.
Next, to roll all the 1.25 inch cake pop balls! I start by filling the included white frame with the cake pop dough. ¬†Fill it tight! ¬†The tighter it is in there the better the balls will come out. ¬†Then remove the frame and place the square of dough into the Easy Roller. Use the lid to cut it into 3 strips. ¬†Then take those strips and put them the other way across the bottom half of the Easy Roller.¬† Cover those up with the lid and slide back and forth 3-4 times swiftly. You can roll out the whole cake in under 5 minutes¬†ūüôā
Now it’s time to mix your candy melts to the right colors! To melt the candy melts or almond bark, just put the candy into a microwave safe bowl and heat it in the microwave on 50% power -or defrost- for 1 minute. Then stir and place the bowl back in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.¬† Once your candy melts are melted you can add the candy color and stir! *Remember, candy color is a bit different! It is oil based, not water based. Water based colors will seize up your chocolate, so always check the ingredients!* Keep adding the candy color until the desired color is reached.¬† I made green, blue, yellow, red and black. Also if you don’t want to go through the hassle of dying the white chocolate candy melts, you can always buy them pre-colored.
Next, dip the stick into the green candy melts.¬† Dip the lollipop stick into the cake pop ball. Then dip the entire cake pop into the green candy melts. ¬†Tap off the excess and place it in a cake pop stand to set and harden.¬† I have been using KC Bakes Stands for years, the ones I have are great for small batched like this!
Now the fun part! Hold you cake pop sideways and just lower it straight down into the blue candy melts, then pull it straight out so a line forms. Tap off the excess without twisting the pop so that line stays! Then back in the cake pop stand to set up.
This is what it should look like after that step.
Now it is time to repeat that process in the yellow candy melts!
Then the Red!
Now take the black and put some into a piping bag and cut off just the very end of the tip.¬† I am super fancy and use a sandwich bag like Ziplock;) Now just outline your different colors!
Then just add the “stiches” with a small horizontal line.
Look at that! Easy!! As always if you like these tutorials and want to see¬†more¬†please ‚Äúlike‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúshare‚ÄĚ our¬†Easy Roller¬†or¬†New Mini Easy Roller¬†with your co-workers, friends and family! ¬†It is how we keep them coming, it also means the WORLD to me:)!!
Now for the cake!! This was super easy!! Can you trace? Find your favorite Jack face and print it out!
Roll out some back fondant and place your print out on top, then Trace!! Trace the outline of the eyes, eyebrows, & nose! The outline will be on the fondant and you can just cut it out and place it on your plan white covered fondant cake! Then just roll some of the back fondant into a skinny “snake” and place it where the mouth goes.¬† I secured it with the extra black candy melts and those “stitch” marks! Add a black ribbon at the base and Voila!
Cake and Cake Pops Complete!!
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