Halloween, Seasonal Projects

Halloween Ghost Cake Pops

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Want to get into the halloween ‘spirit’? Have a go at these fun and easy ghost cake pops!

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Ingredients we will need for the cake pops:

  • 150g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs

Equipment we’ll need:

  • Cake pop mould
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Large bowl
  • Spoon
  • Piping bags

For the decoration:

  • White chocolate
  • Black food colouring
  • White fondant icing
  • Circle cookie cutter
  • Icing sugar
  • Rolling pin

Let’s get straight into the making.

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180˚C.
  2. Place your butter and sugar into your large mixing bowl and combine them until the consistency is smooth.
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3. Next we’ll add one of the eggs and a little bit of the flour to stop the mixture from curdling, stir well.

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4. Add the other egg and some more of the flour and mix until they are just combined.

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5. Now add the rest of the flour and stir. This recipe creates more of a batter so it’ll be quite thick.

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6. Transfer all of your mixture into a piping bag (this just makes the next step slightly easier).

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7. Time to fill up the moulds. Pipe mixutre into circle moulds, I have filled all the shapes on my mould but for this particular recipe, I’ll only be using the circles.

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8. Pop your mould onto a baking tray and cook for 10 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool on a cooling rack and then remove the cake pop shapes from the mould.

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9. While the cake pops are still cooling down we can start on the decoration. In a small bowl melt down a few squares of white chocolate (we will be using this as a glue).

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10. Dip the lollipop sticks into the white chocolate and poke them into the centre of the cake circles.

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11. Leave them to one side so that the chocolate will set.

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12. Whilst the chocolate is setting, roll out your white fondant icing thinly and using your circular cutter, cut out your shapes (my cutter has a scalloped edging). 

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13. Put your icing aside (I put mine under a bit of cling film which stops it from drying out) and mix some icing sugar together with a little water until you have quite a thick consistency. Once you have the right consistency add your black food colouring a little at a time til you have the right shade.

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14. Now that the sticks are now firmly in place we can decorate the cake pops, I have covered my cake pops with a little marmalade to help the fondant icing stick.

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15. Drape the fondant icing circles over the top of the cake pop (I used my hands to stretch the fondant slightly around the edges so it would drape nicely).

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16. Pour your black icing into a piping bag with a No.2 nozzle – if you don’t have any piping bags or nozzles just use a sandwich bag and cut a small corner off. And you can have fun with this bit by piping any face onto your ghosts – I chose to pipe a little surprised face!

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And there you have it! Quick and easy cake pops that are fun to decorate too! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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