Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo……Happy Halloween!

Elmo Cake Pops

Aren’t they the cutest monsters out there?  My kids love Elmo.  They love these Elmo Cake Pops even more!  What can I say.  They are super cute, and super yummy.  I think my neighbors’ kids are going to love me, if I have enough Elmo Cake Pops to give out as Halloween Treats! 

These cake pops are quite fun to make and it’s really a treat to see Elmo comes alive in front of my eyes!  I’ll have a full list of ingredients and props needed to make these Elmo Cake Pops at the end of this post.  First, we need to crumbled some cake that is already baked up and cooled.

Crumbled Chocolate Cake

Heat up the cream to a simmer, pour onto the bittersweet chocolate chip and instant coffee, stir until melted and smooth.  Then, mixed the ganache to the cake crumb until they became wet sands texture, like the picture below.

Crumbled Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Roll the cake mixtures into quarter size balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  (should make 45-50)  Place in Freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.

Cake Rolled into Balls

Below, the white decorating dots are for Elmo’s eyes, orange jelly beans for his nose, and round sprinkles colored in black for Elmo’s mouth.  If you can find small and thin circles of chocolate chip, you can use that for Elmo’s mouth instead.

Props for Cake Pops


Props for Cake Pops

Melt the red candy melts in microwave according to package instructions.  Insert a lollipop stick into the cake balls (about half way).  Carefully dipped the cake balls into the melted candy melts coating.  While coating is still wet, decorate with eyes, nose and mouth.  Use a toothpick and dipped the candy coating to create the furry look all around.

Elmo Cake Pops

Tah-dah….Elmo is ready for Halloween!

Elmo Cake Pops

Elmo Cake Pops

Elmo Cake Pops

Elmo Cake Pops

Are you scared yet?!  Happy Halloween!



To make these Elmo Cake Pops, you’ll need the following ingredients and props:
(Recipe adopted from Cake Pops)

1) 1 Box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 x 9 cake)
2) 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (for ganache)
3) 2/3 cup whipping cream (for ganache)
4) 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee (for ganache)
5) Red Candy Melts (1lb Package) for coating cake balls
6) Lollipop Sticks
7) Toothpick (to apply candy melts to create Elmo’s fur)
8) White decorating dots (or any round, white candy you can find, for example sixlets)
9) Orange jelly beans (Elmo’s Nose)
10) Round Sprinkles (Elmo’s mouth)
11) Edible ink pen (to draw mouth and eyes)
12) A block of foam board, to hold the lollipop sticks / cake pops when finished

Instructions:
Follow the instructions on cake mix box to bake up the cake for 13 by 9-inch pan.   Let the cake cooled and crumbled the cake with a fork. 
Heat up the cream to a simmer, pour onto the bittersweet chocolate chip and instant coffee, stir until melted and smooth.  Then, mixed the ganache to the cake crumb until they became wet sands texture
Roll the cake mixtures into quarter size balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  (should make 45-50)  Place in Freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
Melt the red candy melts in microwave according to package instructions.  Insert a lollipop stick into the cake balls (about half way).  Carefully dipped the cake balls into the melted candy melts coating.  While coating is still wet, decorate with eyes, nose and mouth.  Use a toothpick and dipped the candy coating to create the furry look all around.

Stick the lollipop sticks of the finished cake pops on the foam board until ready to serve.

3 comments:

  1. I love this unique take on cake balls!!! This Elmo is fantastic. I've been wanting to try my hand at these kinds of treats and you have inspired me to have a go at it!!! Great recipe!!!

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  2. @ Suzanne: I'm glad you like these Elmo cake pops. They are really fun to make. The origional recipe calls for a tub (16oz) of icing instead of ganache. I love the ganache much better because they are not overly sweet and works excellent with the cake crumbs. :)

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  3. thankksss for you idea. they are really easy to do.

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