Sunday, June 13, 2010

Safari Cake Pops

These are so cute! Little elephants, lions, and giraffes were made for a baby shower this past week, but I didn't want to post them till the lucky mother-to-be got to see them first! They were on her baby shower invites that Christina chose and she asked me to make them in lieu of the voila!
For the Lions, I dipped the cake balls in candy melts (orange and yellow mixed together) then sprinkled hand colored coconut (just put the coconut in a Ziplock and a few drops yellow and red food dye and shake away) for the mane, a brown m+m for the nose. The other lines I stuck circle flat sprinkles around when the candy melt was almost set. Personally, I like the coconut guys better.. :)

For the orange giraffes, I pushed in tic-tacs for the horns and THEN dipped the in the candy melts....I hand drew the giraffe's spots with a paintbrush dipped in melted chocolate.

The yellow ones I kept the tic-tacs on top of the candy melts, I just thought the contrast was cute on them.

For the elephants I just draped over a rolled piece of cake on top of the cake pop ball, and popped them in the freezer for 15 minutes before dunking them in the grey candy melts I made (combo of white and black). For the ears I used Bakerella's idea of putting melted melts on a plastic spoon and popping them in the freezer to firm up. I attached them with a bit of melted candy melts.