I hope you are all as excited as me when it comes to Christmas??
But it is over so soon! Today is Christmas Eve, and I can’t wait :)
Not only that it is Jesus’ birthday, but the whole festive atmosphere is just wonderful!
My favourite time of the year!
I have received quite a few emails and messages about my penguin cake pops, how to make them etc.
Maybe some of you know my Snowman Cake Pops, with scarfs and earmuffs etc.
So I thought it would be neat to make a tutorial for you guys…let’s create these little penguins.
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Baking Time 10 minutes in freezer / 30min in refrigerator
- Difficulty Easy
- Servings approx. 36 Cake Pops á 19gr
For the Cake Pops:
- rolled cake pops (oval shape) from your favorite recipe or use my recipe from the blog
- white candy melts
- black candy melts
- orange candy/sprinkles for the noses
- candy straws for the earmuffs
- Wilton Jumbo Stars Sprinkles, or Confetti Jumbo Hearts, for the earmuffs
- Sugarflower sprinkles or even star sprinkles, for the feet
- Americolor Edible Food Pen for dotting the eyes and mouth
- tweezers (to place hearts and nose etc. precisely)
- Lollipop Sticks or even way cuter for the holidays: christmasy paper straws
- Lollipop plastic covers, to give away
- ribbon for tying, to give away
- 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. Dip your ready rolled cake pops (and lollipop sticks are inserted) in your white candy melts and let them dry in a styrofoam block.
(picture 1+2, see below)
- 2. With a toothpick, “paint/draw” the black lines with your black candy melts on the cake pop.
(picture 4+5, see below)
- 3. Do not let these lines dry, we will immediately go on to the next step:
Now dip the cake pops from the left and right side (and back) but do not dip the front! If something goes wrong, you can still use a toothpick and try to elimate any mistakes or false lines.
(picture 6+7+8, see below)
- 4. Here is a pictorial for you guys, so you know exactly how to do this:
- 5. Now you can add the “feet”, use white candy melts as glue and attach the sprinkles with tweezers. For the eyes, I just applied a tiny dot of black candy melts with a toothpick (or use an edible food pen).
- 6. Time for the cutest part of it all: The earmuffs.
Cut your candy straws with a sharp knife and dot a small amount of black candy melts on the penguins head where the earmuffs will be at and attach a thin candy straw and two jumbo hearts sprinkles or stars for the actual earmuffs. Hold until set (can fall off easily when candy melts are too thin for example!)
Note: Here is a video for you guys:
- 7: Now your penguin cake pops are ready and all set for the cold winter season :)
Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift:
If problems occur while making cake pops, please read my Cake Pops 101 Troubleshooting Guide – maybe you’ll find the answer to your problem!
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You can design your penguin pops just as you like, lots of sugar decorations help you with that.
Cake Pops are great to give away!
Best way to do this: In a Cake Pop Box (I used this one by Wilton).
Decorate it with washi tape etc. and you’re done. So cute!
Say hello to misses penguin!
Love these christmasy polka dot paperstraws!
Wishing you all a merry merry Christmas… and happy cake popping!