Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction’s Popsicle
Cakepop Tutorial where I’ll be showing you how to make this gorgeous little cakepop that
looks just like a popsicle ice cream. Tools and equipment that we will be using
today: I’m resting my ice cream popsicle cakepop
in a polystyrene block. I’ve got a pair of scissors.
And a zip lock bag. A couple of popsicle sticks.
I’ve got my cakepop balls. Now these are quite large so I’m using 2 regular-sized cakepop
balls. And I’ll be showing you how to make this lovely shape. This shape here I’ve already
pre-refrigerated just so that we can get through the tutorial nice and quickly today.
I’ve got a little bit of melted dark chocolate. Some sprinkles.
A little bit of melted white chocolate. A knife.
And a spoon. Obviously, you guys can change this design
up. You can make it different colors, different designs. I’m just showing you the basic idea.
So let’s get started. Now the first thing that we we’re going to
do is we’re going to make our basic shape. So you want to take your 2 cakepop balls.
And this is really just to give you an indication of how much cakepop mixture we’re using. So
I’m just squashing them together and we’ll just roll them into 1 big ball.
And it’s really quite simple here. It doesn’t even need to be a particular perfect ball.
Just take your hands and just flatten it out, I guess, into a bit of a big flat circle.
I like to just slap it down on the bench just to give it a nice defined edge. And then you
just want to take your fingers, leave one of the edges exactly as it is because that’s
so a really nice sort of a shape for the top of your popsicle. Don’t worry if you’ve got
a few little cracks like this around the place. But do try to pick your best edge. So I think
this top one here is going to be nicest. Now with this, you can see the size that I’ve
flattened mine out to. So with my popsicle sticks, you really don’t want this to be too
small or looks a little bit funny. So you want this to sort of come down just over half
the size of your popsicle stick. So I’m just going to just push that down.
We’re just flattening it down. You also don’t want this to be too thin, this sort of a way,
because otherwise when you do try put your popsicle stick in, you risk cracking the cakepop.
So you can see there, I’m really just patting it and shaping it. Now when I’m happy I’ve
got roughly the size that I need, I’m just going to slap it down on the bench again.
Beautiful. I’m just going to round that top nicely with my fingers so that I’m really
happy with that shape. And then I’m going to take my knife and I’m just going to slice
across the bottom there. Perfect. So I’m looking at that. That’s pretty
good but if you want to elongate it anymore, you can just sort of push it down ’til you’re
happy that you’ve got them all the same size. Now I would make all of this together so that
you make sure that you got all the same size popsicle top [or] bits of your ice marks.
That can now go into the fridge, and you want it in the fridge for about 15 minutes until
it’s completely set. So you want it to be really really nice and firm.
So like I’ve said, we’ve got one here that’s been pre-refrigerated. So we’ve got our popsicle
sticks and these are really really widely available…craft stores. You should be able
to get them pretty much everywhere. I’m just going to dip that in about an inch or so into
that dark chocolate. And then I’m going to leave my popsicle on the bench, and I’m going
to come right down on eye level and slide in the middle. Slide that popsicle stick in.
now you can see there I’m actually supporting it with my fingers on the top. And that’s
just to make sure that I don’t push the popsicle out of shape and it doesn’t crack.
So here you’ve got it… I sort of slid this stick into about here, so about ¾ of the
way up. Now pick it up off the bench. And you just want to just wipe your finger around
the edges so that you don’t misshape your popsicle at all. So you should have something
that looks like that. Now, you want to let that chocolate seal completely
set. Once that chocolate seal is completely set, then you can dip it in your dark chocolate.
So I’m just going to pop mine back into the fridge just for a couple of minutes until
I’m happy that this little chocolate seal is completely set.
Alright, so we’re back from the fridge and that chocolate seal has now completely set.
So it’s time to dip our popsicle. Now I’m just using dark chocolate, but as I mentioned,
you can use any color combination you like. You just want to take that. And you can see,
I’m using quite a deep container. I’m actually using a cup because it’s a nice deep container
so that I can get my popsicle all the way down because it is a little bit longer than
usual. So I’m just going to dip our popsicle in. I’m just going to tilt it from side to
side to make sure that I’ve got my chocolate covering all the way over the base of our
popsicle, and then I’m going to pull it out. Now I try a couple of these and the easiest
way is to tap this off is just hold it upside down and just tap your wrist. And don’t be
too tempted to turn it or twist it like we usually do because I found that I didn’t get
a really even distribution of chocolate. And because we know that our decoration is going
to go on the top here, if you do end up with a little bit of streaking or anything like
that, it’s all on the top and it gets covered up.
Alright, so I’m pretty happy that we’ve got most of our excess tapped off. Now once you
finished tapping, just turn it up, and a couple of quick taps on the wrist just to distribute
any of that excess up at the top there. And you can see there, we’ve got just a little
bubble or a little bit of a ball drip chocolate. Don’t worry about that. We’re going to be
putting white chocolate on anyway. And now you just want to take it and we’re just going
to sit it in the polystyrene block or whatever it is that you’re using to dry your popsicle.
We’re going to let that completely dry and then we’ll come back and we’ll finish our
decoration. Alright, we’re back. That one’s completely
dry, so touch dry. And it’s time to decorate. Now you want to take your zip lock bag and
just spoon some of that white chocolate in there. and we’re just using a zip lock bag
today just get those nice little drizzles of white chocolate. Just push the chocolate
down to the corner of the zip lock bag. Make sure that you seal the bags so that you don’t
end up with chocolate spilling at the top and ruining your work. And then we’re just
going to cut just a bit of a tip off. Now, it doesn’t really matter how big or small
ones. It’s going to be quite sort of chunky because it’s not fine detailing. And the beauty
of this is that, I guess, the messier they look, the more authentic they look. You kind
of want this to look like it’s all just dribbling. So now I’m just going to… I’m just holding
my bag at the top and I’m squeezing it. And then I’m going to move, I’m going to squeeze
it again. So you can see I’m sort of not squeezing now, squeezing as I get to where I want a
big dollop to be, not squeezing, and then squeezing. So make sure that you fill in all
of your little sides. Turn it around, do the other side. And just coming around. Make sure
that you’re also filling the top so that you’ve got quite a bit of that white chocolate on
the top. And then, you want to hold it completely upright
and just tap your wrist. So as you tap your wrist, you can see there, and if I turn it
around, all of that chocolate is just drizzling down really nicely. It gives you a really
nice, smooth drizzle. And it makes it kind of look a little bit haphazard.
Now working quickly so that your white chocolate doesn’t dry, just take your sprinkles and
just sprinkle them on. Because we’ve let that dark chocolate completely set, it’s only going
to stick to your white chocolate and it will just fall off your dark chocolate.
These are fabulous for so many occasions. They’re great for baby showers, they’re great
for kid’s parties, [colorful] events, beach parties, summer events. They’re just so versatile.
They look amazing and they’re a little bit of a surprise food. So they kind of look like
a popsicle but really they’re a cakepop. So there you’ve got your gorgeous and really
really simple popsicle cakepops or cakepops in disguise.
I hope that you guys have loved watching this tutorial. And as always, thanks for tuning
in to My Cupcake Addiction.