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Party Pops

Posted By Bakerella On July 7, 2014 @ 10:49 pm In Cake Pops | 46 Comments

Party Balloon Cake Pops [1]

I’ve made a bunch of cake pops over the years. I like to challenge myself and see just how much I can make a tiny ball of candy covered cake look like something else and I usually skip over more simple ideas because I can visualize how I think they might turn out.

It’s the harder ones that excite me the most because I never really know if I can pull it off until that last detail is added and I set it down in a cake pop stand. I like the challenge of the unknown. But this weekend I went for a design that was made for cake pops.

Party balloons!!! Round, bright colors and filled with cake instead of air … perfect! And my kind of pop.

Oh… And not a single candy was used to decorate them… and I love them! They really turned out cute.

I need to remember that the simple things can be just as sweet.

Cake Balls [2]

Crumbled cake mixed with frosting and rolled into balls. You know the drill.

And if you don’t, here are the basic how-to instructions [3] to get you started.

I hand roll the cake and frosting into balls before I shape to make sure I use even amounts for each pop. Then after they are rolled, I shape them by hand.

But I didn’t just make round balloons.

Shaped cake and frosting [4]

It’s a party so I made balloons in different shapes…

and cones for party hats …

and dimensional triangles for pennants!

YAY Pennant Cake Pops [5]

YAYAYAY!!!

Want to know a trick for shapes with sharper edges?

It’s simple.

Wax paper [6]

Wax paper!!!

Just lay a sheet on the counter and take a rolled cake ball and slide it against the surface. (You can also start the shape by hand first to make it go a little quicker.) The crumbled cake mixed with frosting will easily form a flattened bottom. Then you can rotate the shape, slide again and create a sharp edge. Or you can rock it back and forth for a rounded edge. For cones, you can roll the shape at an angle so it forms a point and then slide the wider end on the wax paper for a flattened bottom.

I know it’s hard to picture, but if you just start to play around you’ll pick it up super quick.

Candy Wafers [7]

Happy colors!

Dipping [8]

After you dip the balloon shapes and let them dry, you can use a toothpick dipped in coating to draw a tie around the lollipop stick. It’s the only detail you need to add to sell them as balloons.

For the pennants, use a toothpick to draw an outline on the front facing triangle and then sprinkle sanding sugar on top to decorate.

Then you can use a toothpick dipped in another color to draw on “YAY”. If it helps, you can etch the word on the candy surface first to use as a guide.

That’s it!

Just dip, draw, and decorate in different colors.

Dipping [9]

…like bright yellow … or like cheese … yes, that’s all I can see now.

It just needs a few little dimples which I could drake by pressing into the dough with the end of a lollipop stick for texture. And then I just need to make a mouse to go with it. That’s how my brain works.

Okay back to the party…

Party Cake Pops [10]

For the party hats, I attached a sixlet on top with melted candy coating and when dry covered it with more candy coating and sprinkled with sanding sugar to get a nice round shape at the pointed top. The base of the hats were heavily dotted with melted candy coating and then covered in sanding sugar, too.

Yay for Cake … and reason enough to celebrate!

Party Cake Pops [11]

Enjoy!


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