How to Make Strawberry Cakesicles
Hi friends! Summer is still in full swing here. I’m ready for the 100-degree days to be over, though. 😆 Strawberries are one of my favorite summer fruits to snack on. They’re so juicy and sweet! I finally got around to creating these gorgeous strawberry cakesicles paired with a super cute & groovy set. Read on for a supply list, instructions, and a short video on how to make this strawberry cakesicle! They’re no basic cakesicles. It will be a great summer sweet treat or make great party favors for a strawberry-themed baby shower! For more cakesicles tutorials, click here.
Strawberry Cakesicles Tutorial
Supplies to Make Strawberry Cakesicles
- Cake Mix or Cake Scraps of your favorite flavor
- Red Coating Chocolate (Chocolate Wafers) (Sweet Tooth Fairy or Wilton)
- Green Coating Chocolate (Chocolate Wafers) (Sweet Tooth Fairy or Wilton)
- Strawberry Popsicle Mold (CAKEINSPO for a discount) (Also, you can find a similar mold on Amazon)
- This is not an actual cakesicle mold and is more designed for freezer popsicles. With a couple of adjustments, you can create strawberry cakesicles. Instructions below.
- Popsicle Sticks (the wooden sticks usually come with mold. In this post, I used reusable white acrylic cakesicle sticks from Occasional Papercuts.
- Small Offset Spatula
- Edible White Paint
- Edible Glitter (My favorite is Fancy Sprinkles Prism Powder. Use 15CAKEINSPO for a discount)
- Extras: Smiley Face Cakesicle Mold (Unfortunately, the mold I bought at Michaels is sold out and not found anywhere online. I’ve linked the closest thing) and Regular Cakesicle Mold
- Mix cake scraps with a glop of buttercream in a large bowl. You do not need a lot of buttercream because the cake scraps are already sweet enough. It will be mushy if you use too much buttercream. The buttercream needs to be at room temperature. Stop when the mix is not dry anymore.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. I usually melt it at 30-second and 15-second intervals until it is melted. Do not overheat the chocolate.
- Apply the green melted chocolate inside the mold only in the leaf area.
- Put the mold in the fridge to harden the chocolate quickly for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
- Apply chocolate to the sides using the popsicle stick. Ensure that the sides are covered.
- Put the mold back in the fridge to harden.
- Apply the red melted chocolate in the strawberry area. Repeat the steps as you did for the green leaf.
- Make a small ball of the cake mix (approx 1 TBSP) and put it in the mold cavities, and flatten it.
- Slowly insert the stick (ensure the stick is in the middle of the cake mix)
- Cover the top of the mold and cake mix with a dab of chocolate, making sure to cover all sides of the mold and any cake crumbs.
- Squeeze in the chocolate behind the stick to ensure the side will be covered.
- 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, it is ready to be popped out.
- Gently pop the cakesicle out.
- Cut the excess on the bottom of the strawberry with an Exacto knife.
- Apply white edible paint on the “seeds”.
- Sprinkle on some edible glitter to make it sparkle!
- Store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
- Enjoy the delicious cakesicle!
Here is a short video on how I made this strawberry cakesicle!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! What’s a better way to celebrate the end of the summer with these fun desserts? Put on a fun twist of yours when you do a strawberry cakesicle!
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List of my favorite cakesicle molds
- Fancy Sprinkles Hallie Mold (15CAKEINSPO – 15% Discount Code)
- Fancy Sprinkles Star Mold
- Triangle Mold (Etsy)