Hi everyone! I’m Diana from Find Your Cake Inspiration and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Katie on how to make Christmas cakesicles! In this tutorial, I will show you how to do an adorable reindeer, gift box, Christmas sprinkle, and Christmas tree cakesicles with step-by-step instructions and images.
What are cakesicles? They are similar to a traditional cake pop, but you use a mold to create the cakesicles using cake scraps mixed with buttercream (or anything you want, such as edible cookie dough, mousse, and more) chocolate coating chocolates such as white chocolate melts, and popsicle sticks.
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Christmas Cakesicles Tutorial
Materials Needed To Make Christmas Cakesicles
Here’s what you need to create the most festive and fun Christmas cakesicles.
- Cake or Cake Scraps (can be cake mix or made from scratch)
- Coating Chocolate (Usually found at grocery stores as long the chocolate are coating chocolate, also called confectionery coating) or Colored Chocolates such as Wilton & Sweet Tooth Fairy Meltables (I used Sweet Tooth Fairy Meltables in Red and Green for this tutorial)
- Cakesicle Mold
- Cakesicles Sticks (the wooden sticks usually come with the mold.)
- Small Offset Spatula
- Edible Black Pen
- Edible Glitter
- Mix cake scraps with some buttercream in a large bowl. The buttercream needs to be at room temperature. Usually, a small bit will do but it is a personal preference. Stop when the mix is no longer dry. Create some cake balls approximately 1 tablespoon as pictured below.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl following the instructions. I usually melt at 30-second intervals until it is melted.
- Apply the chocolate inside of the mold.
- Ensure there is chocolate covering the bottom of the mold.
- Continue to do the rest of the mold.
- Put the mold in the fridge to harden the chocolate quickly for a few minutes to 5 minutes.
- You need to do this important step to ensure the sides are coated. Allow the chocolate to set a little bit to get a thicker coating so it won’t run down the sides of the mold.
- Slowly insert the popsicle stick into each cavity. It works better when chocolate hasn’t had time to be fully set.
- Put the cake balls in the mold cavities, and flatten them. Leave a gap at the bottom for chocolate to fill to ensure less cracking at the bottom.
- Slowly push the sticks into the mold.
- Cover top of the mold and cake mix with a dab of chocolate, making sure to cover all of the sides of the mold.
- Scrape off the excess chocolate paying attention to the edges.
- Put the mold in the fridge for the last time for 10-15 minutes.
- Once the chocolate is firm, the cakesicles are ready to be popped out. Gently pop them out.
- Use a sharp knife to scrape off any chocolate on the edges.
- Use an edible black pen to draw your reindeer, add a red sprinkle ball and pretzels to the cakesicle (use thicker chocolate to affix the pretzel horns.)
- Roll out some fondant and cut them into ribbons to put on the gift box cakesicle.
- Use a piping bag filled with green candy melts to pipe a Christmas tree on and decorate the tree with sprinkles.
- Drizzle over the cakesicle and sprinkle on the sprinkles.
- Enjoy the perfect treats at your Christmas celebration!
- Store them in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.
Don’t you love these festive cakesicles as much I do!? They make fun desserts for a Christmas dessert table or party favors at your holiday celebration! Have a wonderful Holiday season.
Fun Christmas Baking Projects
Looking for some fun festive Christmas baking projects? These should all be on your holiday to-do list:
- Chocolate Orange Layer Cake
- Eggnog Bundt Cake
- Christmas Cookies
- Peppermint Sugar Cookies
- Mint Nanaimo Bars
- Easy Christmas Chocolate Bark by Find Your Cake Inspiration
- Chocolate Bar Cakesicles by Find Your Cake Inspiration
- Delcious Cake Cones by Find Your Cake Inspiration