Hi guys! Happy September! It means that the Halloween season is around the corner. I love anything that is Halloween. I made these Halloween cakesicles last year. They were fairly easy to make. All you need is a Halloween cakesicle mold, candy coating chocolate, cake mixture, marshmallows, food coloring gel, and sprinkles. They will make perfect Halloween treats!
WHAT ARE CAKESICLES?
They are similar to a traditional cake pop, but you use a mold to create the cakesicles using cake scraps mixed with buttercream (or anything you want, such as edible cookie dough, mousse, and more) chocolate coating chocolates such as white chocolate melts and popsicle sticks. I love doing cakesicles because there are endless options for cake flavors, silicone cakesicle mold, cakesicle designs, etc.! Check out my previous tutorial on fun ways how to make different designs.
HOW TO STORE CAKESICLES
Put the cakesicles in an airtight container. They stay good up to a week in the fridge. I have not tried freezing them yet but I will update once I try freezing them.
Halloween CAKESICLES (CAKE POPS) TUTORIAL
Necessary Supplies to Make Halloween Cakesicles
- Cake or Cake Scraps
- Coating Chocolate (Also found at grocery stores as long the chocolate are coating chocolate, also called confectionery coating or compound chocolate) or Colored Chocolates such as Wilton & Sweet Tooth Fairy Meltables (Found at Michael’s)
- Black Candy Melts (I like Sweet Tooth Fairy meltables better than Wilton)
- Silicone Mold
- Cakesicles Sticks (the wooden sticks usually come with the mold. In this post, I used reusable acrylic cakesicle sticks from Occasional Papercuts.
- Small Offset Spatula
- Food Gel Coloring in your preferred choice (I prefer Americolor and Chefmaster)
- Sprinkles (Use CAKEINSPO15 for a 15% discount!)
- Mix cake scraps with some buttercream in a large bowl. The buttercream needs to be at room temperature. Usually, a small bit will do it but it is a personal preference. Stop when the mix is not dry anymore.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl following the instructions. I usually melt at 30-second intervals until it is melted.
- Apply the chocolate inside of the mold.
- Put the mold in the fridge to harden the chocolate quickly for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
- Make a small ball of the cake mix (approx 1 TBSP) and put them in the mold cavities, and flatten them. Leave a gap at the bottom.
- Slowly insert the sticks. It works better when chocolate hasn’t had time to fully set.
- Cover top of the mold and cake mix with a dab of chocolate, making sure to cover all of the sides of the mold.
- Scrape off the excess chocolate paying attention to the edges.
- Put the mold in the fridge for the last time.
- Once the chocolate is firm, the cakesicles are ready to be popped out. Gently pop them out.
- Melt one or two marshmallows for 15 seconds and mix them.
- Put on food handling gloves because your hands will get sticky! Put your hand in the bowl and grab a handful and spread your fingers apart. Wrap the marshmallow strings around the cakesicle.
- If you want to dye the marshmallow, use a toothpick to dip it in a food gel color bottle then insert it in the marshmallow.
- Add sprinkles if desired.
- Enjoy the perfect treats at your Halloween celebration!
Here is a short video on how I made these Halloween cakesicles!
List of my favorite cakesicle molds
- Fancy Sprinkles Hallie Mold (CAKEINSPO15 – 15% Discount Code)
- Fancy Sprinkles Star Mold
- Triangle Mold (Etsy)
- Oval Mold (Etsy)