Monday, October 24, 2011

Double Trouble Witch brew cauldron cake pops for Halloween

Double Double toil and Trouble,
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble......

I brewed up some witchy cauldron cake pops today for the kids in readiness for Halloween.

I know some of you have trouble dipping the pops and getting a smooth finish so these ones are specially for you. Its the upside down method which is really easy and the chocolate pooling makes its own little cauldron shape. How great is that!

Double Trouble Witch Brew Cauldron Cake Pops

Make up a batch of cake balls (these ones are white tim tam cookie truffles coloured with green gel food colour) there is green velvet cake pop version in my cook book coming out in just over a month.

Melt up a bag of dark chocolate chocolate melts/ candy coating (or black melts if you want). Mix in quite a bit of copha or paramount crystals - now is not the time to be delicate you need a stack - look at the picture about a ratio of 1:7 for the wilton brand to give an example (1 being the copha and 7 being the chocolate/candy melts)

I melt my chocolate in the microwave on medium low, medium is too hot and high is way too hot. If you heat your chocolate at too high a temperature it will burn and not be salvageable for dipping .Remember medium/low for short bursts of 60 to 90 seconds.
Grab a bunch of lollipop sticks. Holding one end of the stick dip the other end into the melted chocolate/candy coating and insert it into the cake ball so the stick is upright like the picture. Pop into the fridge to chill for 10 minutes or so until the sticks are secure.

Make sure the chocolate/candy coating is still melted. Holding the end of the stick dip the whole cake ball into the melted chocolate/candy coating lift it to allow a little to fall off so the edges are smooth and round and then push just the top back into the chocolate/candy coating and quickly put the pop with the stick still upright onto parchment paper lined tray.

Continue with the remaining pops and when you are finished carefully peel off the paper to leave the cauldron shaped pops.

Then using the back of a spoon or a knife, spread on a little bit more melted chocolate/candy coating onto the top/flat section of the cake pop and sprinkle wonka nerds onto the still wet chocolate/candy coating.

 I used green as it seemed witchy, but you could use purple, orange or any colour you like.

Allow to set (no cooling with baboon's blood required) and then the pop will be firm and good.....

I used this easy upside down technique to make some other super easy and cute pops in my kids cook book.  If you looking for lots of fun kid friendly recipes here is the link to my book:

Book Depository: Sweets on a Stick

Fishpond: Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go!


  1. They could almost double for St Paddy's day as the pot of gold. Love the seasonal theme, very sweet.

  2. Aw this is awesome! Pretty easy too! i'm totally pinning it if you don't mind =)

    - Sarah

  3. They are the cutest little cauldrons!! You make it look so easy, I love that you've used nerds.

  4. they are some of the best instructions I have read on cake pops. And I love the look.

  5. Chele your right and that is the idea I originally had.

  6. These are absolutely adorable! So festive!

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    Happy Halloween!!