Last year I already made Snowman Cake Pops and this year I thought to make some new ones, only with a little bit more cuteness and accessoires =)
I am already in christmas mood, I tell you. Just like every year, after Halloween I start looking for recipes to try for the season – I just love it. Last week I received my new book by Bakerella, called Cake Pops Holidays. It is so full of awesome and cute holiday treats!! Bakerella started it all, the whole cake pops movement! If you do not know about her, please visit her site!
Her book obviously inspired me even more to start my christmas treats early.
To create such cute Cake Pops for Christmas makes it all so much nicer.
It was sort of hard for to let these snowmen cake pops go to my customers =) But people loved them, so I was happy (but I couldn’t resist and kept one for me, don’t tell).
Please read on to see more photos, to get the recipe (incl. how to).
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Baking Time 10 minutes in refrigerator
- Difficulty Easy
For the Christmas Snowman Cake Pops:
- 1 package OREO cookies or for Europeans: 3 and a half packages a 176g
- 1 8oz. package cream cheese (I use 176g packages (6.2 ounces)
- Wilton White Candy Melts
- orange sprinkles for the noses
- heart shaped sprinkles, choose any color you like
- Jumbo Hearts Sprinkles for the earmuffs
- Sour Candy Straws for the scarves
- Americolor Edible Food Pen for dotting the eyes and mouth
- little brush for edible glue
- tweezers (to place hearts and nose precisely)
- Lollipop Sticks
Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift:
- Prepare yourself before you actually start. Get everything out on the counter you need, so you do not stress yourself in the middle of the decorating process :-)
- 1. Now, make the NO BAKE Snowman Cake Pops: Grind your OREO cookies to fine crumbs in a Food Processor
- 2. Put the crumbmix into a boal and hand mix with cream cheese. I use gloves though, because it gets messy :-) Especially when you have longer nails, it takes a while to be “oreo/creamcheese-free” again. So just use gloves, or when you have kids, I am sure they would love to help you with this step :-)
- 3. Keep in mind that the dough should have the consistency of play-dough.
- 4. Roll the dough into balls and form them into the typical Snowman shape, then refrigerate them for at least 10 minutes to firm up.
- 5. Now melt your Candy Melts.
- 6. Dip a little bit of the Lollipop Stick in the melted candy, then stick the lollipop stick in the Cake Pop (half way) and dip the Cake Pop in the melted candy wafers. (picture “1″)
- 7. Now you can add nose sprinkles and buttons (use tweezers to be more accurate) – you can wait until everything is set and dry. But I figured it is easier to place them on the snowman when the candy melts were still wet. (picture “2″)
- 8. Time for the cutest part of it all: The earmuffs, scarves etc. Cut your candy straws with a sharp knife and dot a small amount of white candy melts on the spot where you want the scarf to be placed. Lay the “scarf” around the snowmans’ neck and hold for a while until the candy melts set. Now, dot a small amount of candy melts on the snowmans’ head where the earmuffs will be at and attach a thin candy straw and two jumbo hearts sprinkles for the actual earmuffs. Hold until set (can fall off easily when candy melts are too thin for example!) (picture “3″)
- 9. Put the cake pops in a styrofoam block to dry completely.
- 10. The last part is to give the snowmen faces: Use your americolor edible ink pen to dot eyes and mouth for each snowman. (picture “4″)
- And you’re done.
If you are a beginner, just start with the snowmen without the earmuffs – they are still cute with just an orange nose and dotted face.
Have a good week,