well, it's memorial day weekend.
meaning lots of fun in the sun.
and fun in the sun includes cool treats.
hope you are ready for a bajillion pics cuz i went a little cray cray with the camera when i made these.
let's start, seeing this is a totally long post already and you are a busy busy person with things to do!
ok here goes.
i know, i know, many of you won't have this kit to use the cover. but if you have a circle cookie cutter, you can smoosh it down to an oval to cut the popsicle shape.
umm...so i know they are not all equal in thickness...
just work with me...
just work with me...
and yes, these guys are thin on purpose. the candy coating makes them double their size and i didn't want huge thick popsicle treats. i think it's too much at once. but you can make them any thickness you want really.
anywho, let's move on.
ok the praying part? i did a lot of that but ended up having a couple fall apart on me. as you can see they are thin as compared to cake balls, so the dipping is a challenging process. i didn't wanna loose anymore popsicles and some of them did not want to cooperate so i did this:
here's a step by step to cover up the cake without actually dipping them and having them crumble in front of your eyes. (ignore the inconsistent color of the popsicle pictures for now, as i was deep into making these and took pics here and there like a crazy person.)
the "shake to smooth" process includes shaking the parchment paper covered tray or plate you have these on-the candy will smooth itself out as long as you do it quickly before it starts to dry.
it also helps immensely to have good smooth candy in melts or bark form.
i actually used almond bark and colored it with a few candy melts. using candy melts alone is a pain cuz sometimes they are so thick even after melting and i didn't wanna put a lot of oil to thin it out, like you have to sometimes for dipping.
anyhoo, when the candy coating's almost dry, score the edge with a toothpick or the top of a butter knife.
trim the excess candy from the back of the popsicle with a sharp knife.
as for the clean up, do this:
scoring the popsicles is a very important step when you cover them like this. when they are scored, the extra pieces fall off themselves or take very little effort to remove, thus giving you a nice clean edge.
and look at the fun you made:
now let's keep going...
and going! whew!
so if you're really into these, there are new cake mixes out there in orange creamsicle and key lime flavors. i didn't get them cuz it means actually baking a cake and i would rather spend the time decorating to my heart's insane content so i get this:
even though they are really chocolate, strawberry and lemon cake pops, you can still pretend they are:
either way you'll be the coolest person on the block with the coolest popsicles.
and you didn't think you could get any cooler!