Hi friends! I am back with another cakesicle tutorial, but I will be covering jumbo heart cakesicles. Jumbo cakesicles are practically 2-3 regular cakesicles in one. They are perfect for Valentine’s treat boxes, party favors, and many more. I offered this last year for Valentine’s Treat boxes. Please scroll down for a supply list, instructions, and a short video! For more cakesicles tutorials, click here.
Jumbo Heart Cakesicle Tutorial
What types of chocolate do I use?
Now it is easy to find chocolate wafer melts at stores. My favorite is Ghirardelli, but they only have white and dark chocolate wafers. I use them as a base and purchase colored chocolate wafers such as Sweet Tooth Fairy or Sweet Shop Baking for secondary colors. They can be found at Michaels, Joanns, and Walmart. I also like Fancy Sprinkles Easy Candy, but you will have to order online (Code: 15CAKEINSPO) or from Amazon. Coloring chocolate is another excellent method, but you must purchase oil-based coloring. You can not use regular gel coloring because it will seize the chocolate. Chefmaster is a great brand for oil-based chocolate coloring but they have a limited selection. Colour Mill has more variety but will thin out your chocolate if you use too much. Use with caution. The Sugar Art carries a coloring for chocolates called Choc Elites. Using pre-made colored chocolates is much easier if you don’t plan to use the oil-based coloring again for a while.
How to prevent cakesicles from cracking
After the first coat, you need to put a double coat in the mold. Put the mold in the fridge to set, then put on a double coat on the edges only. You should leave a gap on the bottom of the mold for the chocolate to fill at the bottom (not filling the entire cavity with the cake mix).
Supplies To Make Jumbo Heart Cakesicles
- Cake Mix or Cake Scraps of your favorite flavor
- Jumbo Cakesicle Mold (15CAKEINSPO for a discount) (Can be found on Amazon)
- White Coating Chocolate (Chocolate Wafers) (See above to find chocolate wafer at local stores)
- Baby Pink Candy Chocolate Color or Pink Wafers (to be mixed with white chocolate)
- Popsicle Sticks (the wooden sticks usually come with mold.) (To make them fancier, I use reusable acrylic cakesicle sticks from Occasional Papercuts.)
- Small Offset Spatula
- Sprinkles of your choice
- Kitchen Blowtorch
- Letter Mold
- Mix cake scraps with some buttercream. Usually, a tiny bit will do it. Stop when the mix is not dry anymore.
- Melt the chocolate following the instructions. I usually melt at 30-second intervals until it is melted. Do not let the chocolate be too hot.
- Apply the chocolate to the entire mold cavity.
- Insert the popsicle sticks only in the slits. Do not push all through just yet. This is to help with cracking.
- Put the mold in the fridge to harden the chocolate quickly for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
- Repeat the step to apply a double coat.
- Put the mold in the fridge.
- Make a small ball of the cake mix (approx 1 TBSP) and put them in the mold cavities, and flatten them. Ensure there is a gap at the bottom for the chocolate.
- Slowly insert the sticks. It works better when chocolate hasn’t had time to set.
- Cover the cake mix with chocolate with the offset spatula.
- 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. Very gently pop them out.
- Add sprinkles if desired. I used a kitchen blowtorch for the sprinkles to stick better. (I saw this tip from my friend Jo’s Cakes!)
- Use letter mold and leftover white chocolate to create the sayings for the jumbo heart cakesicles.
If there is a crack on the bottom of the cakesicle, do not fret. You can try to fix it by applying a tiny of chocolate and smoothing it then adding sprinkles to cover up the cracks. If there are cracks on the sides, apply tiny chocolate and smooth. Cover them up with edible glitter or more sprinkles. For large cracks with cake mix showing, they can’t be saved. Use it as your dessert or give it to your kids tonight.