For New Year’s Eve, I decided to try to throw some Cake Pops together, at the last minute, for the kids who would be celebrating with us. “At the last minute” is so NOT the way you want to start making cake pops. But, start I did; and with the help of Wilton’s Silicone Brownie Pops pan, some Wilton Candy Melts and colored sugar, plus the cute Wilton Pops Fun Pix that were included in my kit, I managed to get in some practice and create some yummy fun for our younger guests.
I decorated some pretty in pink princesses by dipping the brownie pops in White Wilton Candy Melts that I had tinted pink with some Wilton gel food coloring. I sprinkled the dipped pop in pink sugar crystals and added a Princess Pops Fun Pix to the top of each pop. Isn’t it cute how the pops form their skirt?
I also made some jungle animals. The tigers were first dipped in chocolate and then I piped some white Wilton Candy melts tinted with orange gel food coloring over the chocolate. I used a toothpick to swirl the chocolate and orange candy. Then I added a Tiger Pops Fun Pix to the top. While the candy set up, I tinted some white candy melts with green gel food color and then “painted” it onto the inside of a slightly flattened cupcake paper, with a fork. Once the candy hardened, I peeled the cupcake paper away from the candy. This was NOT easy. They ended up breaking into several chunks each time I tried, but that turned out to be okay. I used the rest of the green tinted candy melts to “glue the pieces on the bottom of my tigers (and the lions). I had to hold each pop upside down long enough for the candy “glue” to start to set, then I put the pop in the stand to let it finish hardening.
Lions were very simple to make — a quick dip in the chocolate and then I inserted the Lion Pops Fun Pix in the top. Once the chocolate was set, I added grass to the bottom of the lions, using the same method I described above, for the tigers.
I also made some very simple pops, dipped in candy melts and/or chocolate and then added some candy sprinkles.
I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the possibilities, but I had fun on this first practice run. Now, I need to get busy and create my own original design for the contest. I think I’ll try the cake pops, this time. If you have a blog and haven’t heard about the contest, but still want to get in on the fun, you can enter the Wilton Cake Pops Contest, too. Entries have to be submitted by January 10 and you can read the rules and submit your entry HERE. The first place winner will receive a $500 VISA gift card and 9 runners-up will win $100 VISA gift cards!