Ribbits & Royalty
I’ll give you one guess which nominated movie these are for.
Frog cake pops! Cute enough to kiss and sweet to eat.
The eyes are made using candy necklace pieces. You can make these sweet “kiss me” tags (pdf here) to go on the lollipop sticks. You’ll need heavyweight paper, a paper punch (1 7/8 inch) and a small hole punch (the tear drop shape works great). Print them. Punch them out and slide them on your sticks.
1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 16 oz can of ready made frosting
Dark green candy coating
Paper lollipop sticks
White candy necklace pieces
Red sour belt candy
Black edible ink pen
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won’t need the rest. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together.
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. Then transfer to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
Melt green candy coating in a heat-proof plastic bowl so that the coating is about 3 inches deep for easier dipping.
When you are ready to dip, remove a few cake balls from the refrigerator at a time, so the rest remain chilled.
Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in the melted candy coating and stick it straight into the cake ball no more than halfway. Dip cake pops into the melted candy coating one at a time and gently tap off any excess coating.
Immediately attach two candy necklace pieces on the top of the frog pop. Hold in place until set and let dry completely in a Styrofoam block. Repeat with remaining frogs until they all have eyes.
Draw on faces with a black edible ink pen and let dry completely in a Styrofoam block.
Sour belt candy pieces can be cut for tongues and attached using a small amount of melted candy coating.
Movie Award Season Recipes sponsored by Hyundai.