Hi there everyone, I hope you are all done with your christmas shopping? I can imagine the look on your face now: “Ohmy NO I am not done at all” :-) That’s fine, me either, but almost! I like to start early to be honest. Less stressful, right.
In a previous post I promised to post a little tutorial on how to make Holly Leaf Cake Pops, so here we go!
It is so easy to make, especially for beginners and the outcome is just fabulous. The sparkly sanding sugar, the snow drip on top, people just love it and it gives them the right mood for christmas time.
Please read on to see more photos and to get the recipe.
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Baking Time 20 minutes in refrigerator
- Difficulty Easy
For the Holly Leaf Cake Pops:
- For these Cake Pops I baked my favourite Vanilla Cupcakes recipe and mixed the crumbs with my favourite frosting including raspberry puree to give it a yummy fruity taste!
- Please prepare your cake pops as you normally do or use the ingredients and follow these instructions for the OREO kind:
- 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 red Candy Melts
- Wilton White Candy Melts
- Lollipop Sticks
- Or red/white striped paper straws (for an even cuter look!)
- Or the ones I used: Polka Dot Paper Straws in Red & White
- red sanding sugar
- white sanding sugar (more sparkling) or regular sugar
- Wilton Holly Mix Sprinkles
Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift:
- Lollipop plastic covers, to give away
- ribbon for tying, to give away
- thin red ribbon to tie around basic white lollipop stick (this way you do not need red/white paper straws)
- Now we are all set and ready to go: 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 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, then refrigerate them for at least 10 minutes to firm up.
- 5. Now melt your red 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). Let the Pops rest a bit in a styrofoam block or cake dummy so the candy melts set within the cake pop.
- 7. Please keep in mind that those cake pops in the photo above are no oreo ones, the vanilla cake was mixed with raspberry frosting = not coated yet!
- 8. Now dip the Cake Pop in the red Candy Melts and immediately after that, coat it completely (ignore the top since you coat it with white candy melts anyway) with red sanding sugar (I put gloves on) – repeat with all cake pops and let dry in styrofoam block.
- 9. Put the cake pops in a styrofoam block to dry completely.
- 10. Now comes the cuteness: Heat up your white candy melts and place a small amount of it (with a teaspoon) on top of the red cake pop. This will be your “snow”.
- 11. Now arrange your white candy melts, I usually use a teaspoon for that. arrange it the way you want to. As you can see in the photo underneath, the “snow” does not look smooth yet, that’s ok, the next step will follow =)
- 12. All you have to do now to make it look all even, is to shake the cake pop a little, just until the snow runs down a little and looks all smooth.
- 13. Sprinkle snow with white sanding sugar to make it look more sparkly.
- 14. Immediately after, take your tweezers and place 3 Holly Berries and 3 Holly Leaf sprinkles on the snowy candy melts. And you’re done!! :-)