Want to get into the halloween ‘spirit’? Have a go at these fun and easy ghost cake pops!
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
- 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.
- Pre-heat your oven to 180˚C.
- Place your butter and sugar into your large mixing bowl and combine them until the consistency is smooth.
3. Next we’ll add one of the eggs and a little bit of the flour to stop the mixture from curdling, stir well.
4. Add the other egg and some more of the flour and mix until they are just combined.
5. Now add the rest of the flour and stir. This recipe creates more of a batter so it’ll be quite thick.
6. Transfer all of your mixture into a piping bag (this just makes the next step slightly easier).
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.
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.
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).
10. Dip the lollipop sticks into the white chocolate and poke them into the centre of the cake circles.
11. Leave them to one side so that the chocolate will set.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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!
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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