Give the little monsters in your life something to cheer about with these totally adorable, yet tasty Mummy Cake Pops! Here are 2 different ways to make them, the homemade from scratch method and the OMG My kid didn’t tell me I had to make something for the Autumn party TOMORROW Method!
There are a couple ways of doing this, you can bake your cake from scratch and make your frosting from scratch, or you can buy a cake mix and a tub of frosting, or you can purchase chocolate donut holes and then just dip them. The donut holes aren’t as good, but work great if you’re in a hurry!
1 cake (homemade or from cake mix, baked in 9 x 13 pan)
Frosting (homemade or one jar of store bought)
White Chocolate or White Candy Melts
Edible Ink Pen or mini black chocolate chips (for the eyes)
Bake the cake according to the instructions on the mix. You can use a homemade mix or a store bought mix, whichever you prefer. Let the cake cool completely.
Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add about 1/2 c. of prepared frosting (again, either homemade or store bought) to the crumbled cake. Mix it in, add additional frosting as needed, we used about 3/4 cup of frosting in all, mixing it in well until thoroughly incorporated.
Form golf ball sized balls by rolling the cake mixture between your hands. This will make approximately 50 Balls! Place the rolled balls an inch apart on cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Do not let them touch or they will stick together.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or chocolate melting pot.
Dip the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and then insert it the cake ball. Repeat until each ball has a stick. Refrigerate the balls, uncovered for at least 3 hours so they firm for dipping. Do not not cover the cake balls or they will generate too much moisture around them and will not hold the white chocolate candy coating when you dip them later.
Remelt the chocolate in the double boiler or chocolate melting pot and dip each of the cake balls in the melted chocolate, twirling gently to complete cover the cake ball.
If using chocolate chips for the eyes, Immediately insert the chocolate chips. Press the stick end of the cake pop into a piece of styrofoam or floral foam to let the mummy dry.
Once you have dipped ALL of the mummy’s, fill a baggie with melted white chocolate. Cut a tiny corner of the baggie off and pipe melted chocolate in thin strings across each mummy to give them the effect of being “wrapped” in cloth.
Let them dry. Once they have dried/hardened, you can draw on eyes with an edible marker.
A Note about the White Candy Melts/ White Chocolate-
White chocolate chips do not work well as they remain far too thick for dipping. Almond bark also does not work well as it becomes much to thin for dipping and the cake balls will continue to drip, rather than hardening quickly and smoothly.
The Quickie Method for Harried Moms!
Use Chocolate sugared donut holes in place of the cake/frosting balls. Follow the same directions for inserting the sticks, but these can be dipped after about 10 minutes of refrigeration.
- You could use Orange Candy Melts and make Jack o-lantern Faces. Use a green tic-tac at the very top as a stem.
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