Wedding Cake Wednesday: Mrs. Potts Cake Pops
by Korri on 08/08/2012 at 10:15 am
I don’t know about you, but my boys and I are counting down the days until the opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. And I couldn’t think of a better way to prepare for the arrival of the Be Our Guest Restaurant than with a recipe from our friends at Spoonful for custom Mrs. Potts cake pops!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 box of cake mix
- One 16-ounce can of ready-made frosting
- Wax paper
- Baking sheets
- White candy coating
- Purple candy melts (teapot lid and base)
- White licorice pastilles for spout (Good & Plenty will work too)
- Yellow candy necklace pieces (handle)
- Pink, blue, black and peach edible ink pens (facial details)
- Paper lollipop sticks
- Styrofoam block
- After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
- With a large spoon, mix crumbled cake thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. (Save the rest as a treat for yourself)
- Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm them up.
- When they are firm, shape the balls so the bottom is slightly fuller than the top.
- Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.
- Melt white candy coating in a heat-proof plastic bowl so that the coating is 3-4 inches deep for easy dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.
- Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and insert into the bottom of the teapot. Then, dip one end of a white licorice candy spout into the melted candy coating. Attach the spout to the side of the cake pop and the coating will set like glue.
- Place in a Styrofoam block to dry. After a few minutes you can carefully dip the entire cake pop with spout attached into the bowl of melted candy coating, making sure the entire cake ball is covered. If your coating is too thick, you can add a few drops of vegetable oil or shortening to help thin it and make it easier to work with.
- Before the coating sets, attach one purple candy melt on top of the cake pop for the lid and one yellow candy necklace piece in the back for the handle. Repeat with the remaining pops. Place in a Styrofoam block to dry.
- Use a pink edible pen to draw the mouth, the black edible ink pen to draw pupils, eyelashes and eyebrows. Use the blue edible ink pen to draw on eyelids and the peach pen to draw the blush.
- Your Mrs. Potts cake pops are complete – enjoy!
One cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don’t need that many, you can cut the cake in quarters and freeze sections for another day. You’ll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each cake pop you plan on dipping!
Tale as old as time,