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These Halloween cakesicles are a super fun and cute Halloween treat! Perfect for a spooktacular party or as wonderful home made trick or treat candy.
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Ah Halloween. One of the most anticipated and certainly one of the most fun holidays of the year! And what better way to celebrate with some fabulous homemade Halloween treats. These Halloween cake popsicles are the perfect spooky addition to a Halloween party or even amazing trick or treat candy. There are no less than five fabulous Halloween cake pops here, from super easy Monster/Frankenstein cakesicles to whimsical cartoon bat cakesicles. Most of them require non piping skills, just a sharp knife to cut up some candy and little melted chocolate to stick them on.
Halloween cakesicles ideas:
Bat cakesicles – these whimsical bat cakesicles are super cute! No piping skills needed, just some a little clever cutting with a sharp knife. I made these with a dark chocolate shell filled with box mix chocolate cake. For the decorations you will need: Oreos, candy eyes and soft candy that can be cut into thin square sheets. I used liquorish all sorts as they cut well and have good colours, but you could use try something else such as Starburst.
Jack-o-lantern cakesicles – its not Halloween without jack-o-lanterns! I made these using orange candy melts and a store brought sponge cake I then added a little pumpkin spice mix to. Hey presto, pumpkin spice flavored cake without having to bake! For the decorations you will need soft candy that can be cut into thin square sheets. I used liquorish all sorts as they cut well and have good colours but you could use try something else such as Starburst.
Mummy cakesicles – these need a little piping but are very easy. To add some fun contrast I used white chocolate shell with my red velvet cake inside (recipe coming soon). They make a fabulous contrast when you bite into them! For the decorations you will need candy eyes and extra white chocolate to drizzle over the top.
Monster cakesicles – easy and impressive. In keeping with the monster/minions style I made all of my monsters slightly different. I used green candy melts with my red velvet cake inside (recipe coming soon). For the decorations you will need large and small candy eyes, and some sort of soft candy you can cut small strips out of. I used liquorish all sorts as they cut well and have good colours, but you could use try something else.
Spider web cakesicles: Still simple but do need a little piping to make the webs. I used a white chocolate shell with a box mix chocolate cake inside. For the decorations you will need dark chocolate for drizzling and candy/sprinkle spiders. You can make these with just the spider decorations if you’re not confident in your piping skills, but the webs are easier than you might think.
For more tips and tricks and lots of trouble shooting to make the cakesicle shells you can see my main post on how to make cakesicles.
Cake: choose you favorite cake flavor. You can make them all the same flavor or mix things up with different flavors. I used a combination of store brought vanilla sponge cake mixed with a little pumpkin spice mix, a box mix chocolate cake and my own red velvet cake in these (recipe coming soon). If you mix things up keep in mind as a guide you only need about ¼ to ⅓ of a cake to make about eight Halloween cake pops.
Frosting: choose a frosting flavor that complements your cake flavor. Regular vanilla is fine for most, but you could also use chocolate to go with chocolate cake. I use ready made frosting to keep things quick and easy.
Chocolate or candy melts: you will need chocolate to coat the popsicles in and chocolate for decorating. This can be the same or different chocolate. You can use any type of chocolate you like such as white, milk, dark or even ruby, so long as it doesn’t have any bits in it. You can use candy melts for brightly colored cake pops without having to add any food coloring. If you are using candy melts you may need to add a little refined coconut oil to get a smooth pourable consistency, depending on what brand of candy melts you are using.
Oil based green food coloring (optional): is different from regular water based food coloring you usually get from the supermarket. Its important to use oil based food coloring because the water in the other kind will make the chocolate seize. You can get oil based food colors from specialty baking stores, online and from some supermarkets.
Decorations: with a few simple decorations you can elevate your cakesicles from now to Wow! I use the following decorations to create all these cakesicles: soft candy that’s easy to cut into thin squares, such as liquorish all sorts, large and small candy eyes, contrasting chocolate, sprinkle spiders and Oreos.
How to make Halloween cakesicles
Crumble the cake, either using your hands or breaking it up into chunks and give a blitz in a food processor for few seconds. Transfer to a bowl, add a little bit of frosting and mix well. You need less than you think! Add a smaller amount to start with, then add more if needed. At some point you will need to use your hands to work in the frosting. The mix should form a ball when you squeeze it in your hand but not be to dry or wet, similar to cookie dough.
Put the chocolate or candy melts into a microwave proof bowl and microwave in thirty second bursts until its melted.
Working quickly, put about half to one tablespoon of chocolate into each cakesicle mold. Coat all of the inside of the mold with chocolate, either by moving the whole mold, or using a small spatula or spoon to ‘paint’ the chocolate up the sides of the mold.
Poke the ice cream stick in and out of the stick hole a couple of time to make a gap for the stick. Put the molds in the fridge for about ten to fifteen minutes to set. For stronger sides you can use a small spoon to add a second coat of chocolate to the sides.
Press some cake and frosting mix into the bottom of the molds. Insert the stick. If the chocolate at the bottom where the stick goes in breaks up (this happens a lot), add a small dab of chocolate. This will fix the cracks and help keep the stick in place. Continue to fill with cake mix over the top. Do not over fill the molds.
Top with extra chocolate to seal the back and scrap off any extra chocolate. Put in the the fridge to set again for about thirty to forty five minutes. Once set carefully remove the from the molds. Use a small sharp knife to carefully trim any chocolate from the edges of the cakesicles, then decorate according the instructions below.
How to decorate Halloween cakesicles
Bats: Use a sharp knife to the Oreos in half. You will need extras! Sometimes they cut in half cleanly, sometimes they break. Scrap off the white filling.
Position two Oreo slices. Use a cakesicle to get the positioning right so the Oreos will form two wings. Be careful to position the cakesicle so it will balance on the Oreo pieces. Put a blob of melted chocolate each corner of the Oreo covered by the cakesicle, then place the cakesicle on top.
Use a sharp knife to cut out your bats ears and fangs. Cut your candy into thin slices. Cut a small square. Make the top of the triangle point in the middle of the square, then cut the line down to each corner. Repeat using another square. The bigger triangles make good ears, the smaller ones make good fangs.
Use blobs of dark melted chocolate to stick the ears, candy eyes and fangs into place on the front of the cakesicle. Allow to set completely before moving.
Jack-o-lantern: Use a sharp knife to cut out your candy into a thin square. Cut the square in half diagonally. Cut one triangle in half again, so you have two large triangles. These are your eyes. On the other triangle cut a tooth pattern into the long side for the mouth. Cut the tip of the triangle off the other side to give a flat bottom to the mouth. Use melted chocolate to stick the eyes and toothy mouth to the cakesicles.
Mummy: melt the white chocolate and mix it so its nice a smooth. Place it in a deposable piping bag or small zip lock bag. Cut a small hole in the corner. Drizzle a few lines of chocolate back and forth over the cakesicle, going over the other side of the cakesicle before doubling back again. Stick on two candy eyes. Continue to drizzle back and forth with chocolate, including a few lines over the edges of the eyes so it looks like they are peaking through the bandages. Allow to set completely.
Monsters: Cut lines for months or eyebrows out of candy. Use small blobs of melted chocolate on the back of the eyes and candy shapes to stick them to the cakesicles.
Spiders: melt the dark chocolate and mix it so its nice a smooth. Place it in a deposable piping bag or small zip lock bag. Cut a small hole in the corner. Drizzle an X across the cakesicle, making one line go all the way across, then moving onto the next line. Make a line down the center, then a side ways X, so you have five or so long lines. Carefully drizzle two circles over the lines. Stick on candy spiders immediately.
How to serve
To serve pop onto a plate and enjoy! They’re almost to cute to eat, almost!
How to store
These cakesicles will store in an airtight container lined with baking paper on the bench for up to three days. Unless its really hot and you are worried about the chocolate melting I don’t recommend storing these cake pops in the fridge or freezer. The chocolate may sweat and start to go soggy. The bat cakesicles in particular can be a little fragile and the cookies can be prone to breaking, so take extra care when handling them.
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