Tastey Tuesday - Owl Cake Pops

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

At Rylee's owl themed 1st birthday party we served the guests owl cake pops! I discovered these on pinterest (Follow Me Here), which led me to a great video tutorial on how to create these awesome little treats. I will warn you they are quite time consuming and I wouldn't attempt them on your own (one because its more fun with a partner, and two it would take even longer!). 

Grocery List:
Lollipop sticks (found at Micheals in varying different sizes)
Wilton Candy Melts (found at Micheals in different colors)
Chocolate Chips
Brown M&M's 
Candy Necklace
Cake Mate Rainbow Rounds
Cake Mate Stars
Rainbow Chip Sprinkles
Paramount Crystals (which we didn't use but would definitely use it next time as it is to help with thinning the chocolate for better dipping)
Cake mix (your choice of flavor) or Tim Bits! (We used Tim Bits as a time saver, I pre-ordered 40 chocolate unglazed from Tim Hortons and it was the best decision I made regarding these pops!
Foam Base (Found at Micheals or any craft store)

Step 1: (If you are using Tim Bits skip this step) Make up your cake mix and line a baking sheet with wax paper. Make golf ball sized rounds of cake and shape them into somewhat of a square for the owl body. Then bake.

Step 2: Melt down your candy melts (using a double boiler) in small glass bowl with a little bit of water in the top pan. Stir it as it melts down and add the paramount crystals. (All of this we did not do....resulting in crummy dipping conditions)

Step 3: Add the ears to the owl, aka the chocolate chips. Take a toothpick and dip in the chocolate sauce and apply it to the bottom of the chocolate chip. Attach the ear to the body, repeat for second ear and wait for it to dry. (stick them in the freezer if you want to speed up the process)

Step 4: Get your sticks ready! Dip the end of your stick in the chocolate sauce and insert into the bottom of your owl body and then dip the cake pop into the sauce using a spoon to cover it. Take it out of the sauce and tap while rotating repeatedly against the bowl to get rid of excess sauce. Stick in foam base.

Step 5: Place wings (M&M's) on the body while its still wet and hold it for a little bit for it to dry. Repeat for second wing. 

Step 6: Place eyes (Candy Necklace), nose (Rainbow Chip Sprinkles) and feets (Cake Mate Stars), using sauce as extra glue if necessary. and Voila!! you have owl cake pops!!

They were a hit, and how could they not? They were cute and yummy! 
Below is a picture of Rylee's grandpa's enjoying the cake pops, one of fave pics of the day.

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