Halloween, Seasonal Projects

Halloween Ghost Cake Pops

2015-10-21 17.49.49

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

2015-10-21 14.52.08

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.
2015-10-21 14.55.54
2015-10-21 14.57.29

3. Next we’ll add one of the eggs and a little bit of the flour to stop the mixture from curdling, stir well.

2015-10-21 14.58.25
2015-10-21 14.59.42

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

2015-10-21 15.00.18
2015-10-21 15.01.30

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

2015-10-21 15.01.45
2015-10-21 15.03.29

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

2015-10-21 15.09.01

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.

2015-10-21 15.12.26

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.

2015-10-21 15.42.51

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).

2015-10-21 16.38.28
2015-10-21 16.42.46

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

2015-10-21 16.43.57
2015-10-21 16.44.07

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

2015-10-21 16.50.43

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). 

2015-10-21 16.57.55
2015-10-21 17.05.03

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.

2015-10-21 17.31.17

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.

2015-10-21 17.38.00

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).

2015-10-21 17.46.51

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!

2015-10-21 17.49.49

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!

1 thought on “Halloween Ghost Cake Pops”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s