Friday, August 1, 2014

hawaiian tiki pole cake pops

(this post was edited and originally posted on July 18, 2014 at 
Karyn's Pint Size Baker blog!)

today i am posting about another so-called trip to hawaii, 
in case you missed it on karyn's blog.

did you see these yet?
aren't they crazy? but the thing about these cake pops are that they can be designed any way you choose. that's the fun part.
one large whoopie pie (about the size of my palm) made one cake pop. 
and they already have the icing included so all you have to do is smoosh them and form them into log shapes.

so now let's make the coating and add the sticks.
sometimes candy melts are a little thick for dipping so mixing them with candy bark helps to make them more fluid and also because i wanted a chocolate coconut flavor to these for a hawaiian flavor.

i got the straws at home goods awhile ago and thought they would be great for the tiki poles.
while the cake pops are in the fridge firming up, it's time to get the candy.

line up the candy and sprinkles so you have an idea of how the poles will look like. 
 this is the fun part cuz you can do it any way you want. 

now take the cake pops outta the fridge. 
they don't have to be all the way firmed at this point.
placing and removing the sprinkles makes for placement of the faces.
leave what you want covered on the pop with candy melt glue 
and remove what you want to add later.

allow the attached sprinkles to dry then replace in the fridge if the pops need to firm up more before the next step.
if the chocolate hardens too quickly, 
use more candy melt to glue the rest of the sprinkles. 
don't forget to score the pop with a toothpick to remove the candy puddle before the chocolate dries.
i also used food marker to outline some of the mouths. 
so there ya go,
crazy silly tiki poles.
i had to google tiki poles to find the meaning myself. 

"a tiki is a large wooden carving in humanoid form, although this is a somewhat archaic usage in the Māori language. Carvings similar to tikis are found in most Central Eastern Polynesian cultures. They often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites."
"Tiki's speak of an enchanted ancient time through a wooden or stony disposition, a dark distant past that's hard for a man to look at, and even harder to look away from. Tiki statues, poles, masks and the whole genre are a fascinating look into human creativity, emotions and origins."

ok so let's take a look at them. 
well, looks like i made 4 dysfunctional family cake pops.
and yeah i had to think kinda hard on what to name these guys. 
so uh...
wouldn't they be fun for a luau party?

hope you get to make some fun tiki poles! 
imagine the possibilities.
not sure about that one, tiki glass. 
i think i may have the same question.





19 comments:

  1. Once again, my BBFF has outdone herself! Totally perfect for a backyard luau! 'cept it's too hot in AZ to be in the backyard....I'll use my kitchen! Dona

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    1. Forgot to mention...those straws! Could they be more perfect??

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    2. i hear ya about the heat! same here in FL so the kitchen it is, along with these dysfunctional family cake pops! heehee thanks for always making me smile BBFF! and i love the stick straws too-aww heck i love straws period. :>O

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  2. Very cute and I particularly liked your explanations, gingerbread cat is def my favourite face :)

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    1. HAHA! i was in denial after i decorated it and told myself it was ole squint eye's ears but heck it looks more like arms-LOL! thank you thank you thank you for coming by again Linda!!! :)

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  3. Haha...these are too cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. i'm SO happy you like them Jess! and ALWAYS happy you come by and comment!!! :)

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  4. these are so fun! always love your pic captions :)

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    1. heehee thank you so much Michelle! always love when you stop by :)

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  5. This is a BLAST! Such a fun and awesome idea, I have pinned and stumbled. Thanks for bringing this fun adventure to The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party. I hope to see you back again next week with something YUMMY! HUGS

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    1. yahoo! your comment was a blast to read Cheryl! thank YOU! :>D

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  6. This looks like so much fun and yummy!! I bet my kids would get a chuckle out of them too. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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    1. i wasn't planning on a gingerbread cat and that's the one who made me chuckle the most. heehe thank you Jacgui! :)

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  7. These are the cutest cake pops!!
    I would be honored if you would hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday.
    http://twolittlecavaliers.com/2014/08/touch-inspiration-week.html

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    1. wowza thanks! all linked up Felissa! and thank you SO much for the invite :)

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  8. Very cute! I have yet to attempt making cake pops, but I will soon. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

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    1. oh you'll have to make them Jenna! start off with a mini cupcake that's already made and you're more than half way there :) thank you SOOO much for stopping by! :)

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  9. I've never tried making cake pops, but these are so adorable! <3

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    1. thank you Farrah! i hope one day you will try-they're kinda addicting though lol :)

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