My Mom called me late last week, raving about a new trend that seems to be taking over the traditional wedding cakes and lately the very in demand cupcake and mini bunt cakes being displayed at weddings across the Las Vegas Strip….She insisted that I visit a local bakery and indulge into something called Cake Pops.
I visited our local bakery and found an unbelievable display of Cake Pops in the window. They had different Disney characters, Bumble Bee’s buzzing in between a garden full of sugar flowers, and they were even gearing up for Halloween as they had goblins, pumpkins, witches, and Frankenstein creatively displayed on these pops. To think that all of these were made from cake and could be devoured in one single bite….I could have easily devoured over a dozen, with my sweet tooth!
I thought that it would be fun to share a miniature cake pop display and some easy instructions as to how to make them. These wedding cake pops could be used as escort cards now “Escort Cake Pops,” or perhaps, given as a favor, or even just served as a late night snack.
Here’s a simple wedding cake shape that you can use and decorate as you desire.
Read the basic instructions for making cake pops, and then use following directions to turn them into miniature wedding cakes.
After you have rolled out the cake balls, use two different size cookie cutters to make the shapes.
The cookie cutters are not that large … the round cutter should only be about 1 1/2 inches wide and the crinkle cutter is about 1 1/4 inches wide. (These cutters can be found at William Sonoma)
Press one cake ball into each mold until the mixture fills up the cookie cutter shape. Remove any excess and you can reuse.
Remove mixture from the cookie cutters carefully so the shape stays intact and place on a wax paper-covered baking sheet.
When you have your shapes made, melt white candy coating per the directions on the package. Apply a thin layer of coating to the bottom of the smaller shaped cake, leaving the center uncoated. (This will make it easier for the lollipop stick to be inserted.)
Then place the small layer on top of the larger layer, coating side down. Press gently and let the candy coating set like glue. Place cakes in the refrigerator to keep chilled before dipping.
When you are ready, dip the tip of each lollipop stick in coating and then insert into the bottom of the cake about halfway. Then dip the wedding cake pop in a small narrow bowl of melted candy coating so that you can dip and remove the entire cake in one motion.
To make sure the coating is fluid enough, you can add some shortening or paramount crystals to help thin it out.
Remove from the candy coating, tap off any excess gently and place a jumbo heart sprinkle on top before the coating sets.
Let dry in a styrofoam block and then attach decorations using more melted candy coating like as glue. You can use sugar crystals, confetti sprinkles or even pipe on details like dots or swirls with more candy coating. You could really go all out with different decorations and colors.
You could give these cake pops for: