Witches Cake Pops

Here are some fabulous Witches Cake Pops!! Great to make with your little monsters during half term (the adults will love them too)! A great table centerpiece for your Halloween celebrations!  For perfectly round cake pops we recommend using a  CAKE POP MACHINE or a silicone cake pop mould.  Once they have cooled, decorate using the following instructions to make your scarily good halloween cake pops!

To make you will need:

  • Cake pops and cake pop sticks
  • Black, orange and purple sugar paste ( Most Supermarkets )
  • Light green candy melt ( Hobby Craft or Lakeland )
  • A garlic press ( Or grass nozzle )
  • Nonstick mat or board
  • A cake dummy or spare polystyrene block from packaging
  • Paintbrush – Small cheap one
  • Cup of water
  • Piping nozzle
  • Small rolling pin

1) Melt the candy melts as per the instructions.  When at the desired consistency, dip your cake pop stick into the melted mix (approximately 1.5 cms)  Then insert the stick approx 1.5cm cm into the cake pop , and leave to set upside down for 10 minutes.

2) Dip all of your prepared cake pops by holding their sticks , one at a time , into the melted green candy melt mixture.  Rest the cake pop stick on the side of the bowl and gently tap stick to remove any drips from the cake pop.  Insert cake pops sticks into the styrofoam and leave to dry.  Ensure you leave enough space in between cake pops so they do not rub against each other.

3). Take a small amount of orange sugar paste, roll into a ball about the size of a walnut.  Place this ball into a garlic press and force through the sugar paste to produce long strands of sugar paste,which will resemble the hair.

4) With your paintbrush and a small amount of cool water, moisten the top of the cake pop and place the strands of hair into place covering the back and sides, leave the front free for the facial expressions.

5) To make the witches hats:  Take some black sugar paste, about the size of a walnut, and mould into a cone shape.  Use your index finger and thumb to roll the end of the witches hat into a thinner point.  Press down on the bottom on the cone to make the brim of the hat.  Roll out some purple sugar paste, and with a sharp knife cut a strip for the ribbon around the hat. Decorate with an orange square of  sugar paste to produce the buckle or you could use sugar craft cutters to cut out cat or bat shapes.

6). For the mouth roll out a small thin disc of black sugar paste.  Using the larger end of a piping nozzle as a cutter, press firmly down and cut out a circle.  Place the nozzle over two thirds of the black sugar paste circle, and press down to create a crescent shape for the mouth.    Secure in position with a little water.

7). For the eyes simple roll two small balls of black sugar paste and secure in place with a little water.