Remember back at Christmas time when I was sent the Sweet Treats Cake Pops maker and I vlogged how to make Cake Pops my most successful vlog to date with over 1500 views? The girls had loads of fun, so much fun I decided we’d do some Easter themed Cake Pops and I went for Easter chicks and Easter bunnies.
Now I know there are some Cake Pop loyalists out there who declare Cake Pops can only be true if made by the traditional method but hey, some of us don’t have the time and to keep the children happy one afternoon this Sweet Treat machine works a treat.
To make a chick I was obviously in need of a yellow coating and I went for Simply Melts white chocolate to which I added yellow food colouring until I got the yellow I was looking for. I found some ready made orange icing, some yellow and white sprinkles and I had some black food writing in the cupboard too. To add to the fun I added some Strawberry Simply Melts to my basket and some marshmallows for my Easter bunnies
As the little people were going to be helping and we had invited their best friend Hannah to help out too I also turfed out every sprinkle, choco bean, silver ball and cake decoration in the house. We meant business.
I made the Cake Pops with a vanilla flavoured cake mix whilst the girls were still at school so they would cool and be ready for decorating when we wanted. This is worth remembering if you’re preparing for little ones as their patience most likely won’t stretch to cooling down time.
I melted the chocolate in the microwave as per packet instructions but I managed to burn the white chocolate slightly so please under do the instructions as it’s so easy to make this mistake, with white chocolate in particular.
Dip your stick into the chocolate and then insert into the cake pop, this acts as glue and holds the cake pop firmly in place, then coat the cake pop with the chocolate tapping the stick lightly on the edge of the bowl to shake off the excess. Whilst the chocolate is still wet add a few sprinkles on top to act as the chick’s hair.
Have some orange triangles at hand to stick on as beak and two feet but if your chocolate has dried you can use egg white as a glue.
Two black dots for eyes and you’re done, one Easter chick Cake Pop!
Now the bunnies….the one that looks like a pig was my first attempt! Hannah’s mummy made an excellent bunny with beautiful long ears which I forgot to photograph and no doubt she’ll think I was jealous but look how much fun the children had! I shall be having another go at these as we made 30 Cake pops in one batch so plenty more to work on and perfect the Easter bunny.