I was approached recently to do a cake pop demo for the local mosque’s Family Fun Day fundraiser. I accepted and a few days later got hit with the worst flu I’ve ever had. Alhumdulillah I’m much better. I thought it would be a nice idea to create a tutorial for the blog as well as an extra visual reference for anyone who needs one after the demonstration.
- You’ll need
- – Cake pops or cake pop mixture (see below)
- – Chocolate melts (or candy melts)
- – Decorations (see below for ideas)
- – Styrofoam block or baking paper lined surface
- – Cake pop sticks
1. Make your cake pop mixture.
2. Roll into even sized balls (approx. 1 inch diameter).
3. Place on a baking paper lined surface or a Styrofoam block,
4. Place the cake balls into the fridge/freezer until chocolate is set.
5. Dip your sticks into the melted chocolate about 2cm up.
6. Press the chocolate coated sticks into the cake pop just over half way in.
7. Place the cake pops in the fridge/freezer until chocolate is hard.
8. Ensure chocolate is still liquid and remove the cake pops.
9. Dip each cake pop into the chocolate ensuring all the cake pop is covered.
10. Gently tap off the excess dripping chocolate.
11. Decorate the cake pops as you wish.
How to make cake pop mixture
Standard cake pop
Bake a cake. You can use a box mix or your favourite easy recipe.
Once cooled crumble the cake and add frosting.
You’ll need approximately 1/3 cup of frosting per 3 cup of crumbed cake.
Remember this could vary greatly depending on the type of cake and it’s moistness. Add a little frosting at a time until you get a moist mouldable mixture that will hold shape.
Oreo cake pop truffle recipe
250g softened cream cheese
Crush your oreos until they’re fine crumbs. Add in your cream cheese and mix extremely well. Roll into balls.
Cake pop baking mould
Use your favourite moist cake/cupcake recipe. Fill the mixture into the bottom rounds of the pan. Keep an eye on them baking, these will bake a lot quicker than normal cupcakes.
-coloured sugar (simply mix food colouring with sugar and let dry)
-extra chocolate (or candy melts)
-food colouring pens
Eid is fast approaching, where did the time go? Eid is a pretty special time with lots of yummy food and treats, and of course we’d like to display them in an appealing way. Dessert tables are all the rage at the moment so Siddiqa (from Cupcakes with Siddiqa) and I decided to put together a dessert table for ideas and inspiration.
Here’s some of my tips for creating a perfect dessert table at home:
- Colour scheme – when choosing a theme, consider the colours of treats you usually make as well as any serving ware and decorative items you may already have
- Is there enough? – for a dessert table to look appealing it’s necessary to have a few items displayed 5/6 is a good place to start but be sure not to overcrowd your table
- Vary the items on the table – having a range of items ensures there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy
- Commercial foods – Don’t be afraid to have store bought items on your table, marshmallows, lollies, chocolates all make great additions to dessert tables and take some pressure of you as well
- Decorations – Use anything you have around the house, old scarves, flowers and even decorative home wares. These can add texture to the table and help liven it up
- Height – If you have a focus item, make it pop by giving it some height. You can do this easily by putting plates above upside down bowls for a make shift cake stand or even using boxes wrapped in themed paper
- Move things – Play around with different placement of items, just ensure you don’t leave to much blank space on the table as it will look empty. Choose to go symmetrical or asymmetrical, keep in mind with symmetrical placements you’ll have to have two sets of everything whereas asymmetrical allows for more freedom of placement.
Here’s the list of treats we featured on our table:
Cake Pops by Siddiqa
Date Biscuits (recipe here)
Decorated biscuits by Siddiqa
Berry berry Punch
Chocolate decorated Strawberries by Siddiqa
Rose and Cardamon Macarons
And last but certainly not least… The piece de resistance…
Cupcakes with Burfee Frosting!!
Yes, I did say ‘burfee’ frosting!
Cupcakes decorated by Siddiqa
The Burfee frosting was a little invention I had been working on and I am so glad it turned out the way it did, it was exactly what I was hoping for. I can’t wait to get this recipe up for all of you!
Hope these posts help you bring a little pizazz to your Eid day this year.