Cactus Cake PopsLevel: Easy
What You Need
- Cake pop dough
- Lime green candy wafers
- Green candy wafers
- Mike and Ike candies
- Chocolate rock candies
- Flower sprinkles
- White sprinkles
- Paramount crystals
- Lollipop sticks
- Wax paper
- Cake pop stand or styrofoam block
1. Shape Your PopsWorking on a wax paper-covered surface, use a cookie scoop to portion out your dough. Roll each portion into a ball, then shape it into a long droplet. Gently tap the pointed edge onto your counter to flatten it. Chill in the refrigerator.
2. Prep the Candy CoatingIn a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the green wafers according to package directions. (We used a 4 to 1 ratio of light green to medium green to get this hue.) Thin out the candy coating using paramount crystals. You’ll want the coating on the thinner side here, so the indentation detail doesn’t get lost in a thick layer of coating.
3. Add the SticksRemove uncoated cake pops from the fridge. For each pop, dip about ⅓” of a lollipop stick into the green candy coating and push it into the bottom of the cactus until it’s about halfway through.
4. Give Them Some TextureUse a toothpick to create 5 vertical indentations all the way around the cactus, starting from the top center and pressing the stick toward the bottom.
Make sure to create a deep indentation, pressing hard enough that the toothpick is flush against the dough.