An Apple A Day…

Remember those cute cake lollies I showed you last time?  Well I’ve just received a new batch of photos and this time they’re shaped like little apples!  They’re so adorable, I just have to share them with you.

Here’s how to make them:

Apple Cake Lollies

1 Antoinette Vanilla Cupcake Mix
1 Antoinette Vanilla Frosting Mix
Red Wilton Candy Melts*
Pretzel sticks
Green fondant
Leaf-shaped fondant cutter
Lolly sticks
A piece of polystyrene to stand the pops in
A small flower vase for presentation

Recipe:

Make the cupcakes as directed on the package and allow them to cool completely.  You won’t need to use cupcake wrappers – just be sure to grease the pan so they don’t stick.

Make the frosting as directed on the package and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Break the cupcakes into fine crumbs (you can do this in a food processor if you like) and put them into a large bowl.

Mix the frosting into the crumbs so you get a kind of moist dough.

Next, take about a tablespoon of dough at a time and roll it into smooth balls.  Put these into the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours to chill completely.  If you’re in a hurry, you can put them in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, but don’t let them freeze completely.

To assemble:

Roll out the fondant and cut out one leaf per lolly.

Melt the Candy Melts in a bowl over a pan of simmering water while stirring.  Turn off the heat.  You may need to stir occasionally to keep it smooth.

Dip the tip of a lolly stick into the melted candy and stick it into a cake ball.

Dip the cake ball into the melted candy and cover completely.

Take a piece of pretzel, dip it into the melted candy, and stick it into the top of the “apple” for the stem.

Stick the pop into the polystyrene block and repeat procedure until you’ve made them all.  If you don’t want to make them all, you could wrap some of the uncoated cake balls and put them into the freezer for up to a month.  Let them defrost in the refrigerator before using them.

Once they’ve dried, stick the leaves onto the apples using some of the melted Candy Melts as glue.

*Wilton Candy Melts are available at most baking stores, like Bakfeest & Zo and iBake Cupcakes.  You can order them online from any baking site, such as CakeSupplies.nl.

These look adorable served in a small flower vase…

…or held as a bouquet.

Cake Lollies keep in the refrigerator for up to a week and for two days at room temperature.

“Let them eat cake!”

Love,

Pavanne

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