Cakesicle Tutorial: Make Bitesize Treats Perfect For Parties
Most seasoned bakers have heard of cake pops – but there’s another bite-size beauty on the scene that makes serving tasty mini portions of cake even more fun… introducing the cakesicle! These tasty treats are fantastic for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions, and are the perfect way to impress friends and family. check out Shan Lau’s cakesicle tutorial below, and discover how to make these delicious desserts for yourself.
You Will Need:
- FMM Superhero Cutter Set
- FMM Under the Sea Cutter Set
- FMM Baby Feet Cutter Set
- Cakesicle sticks
- Rolling Pin
- Cakesicle mold
- Chocolate or candy melts
- Cake crumbs
- Fondant in various colours
Step-by-Step Cakesicle Tutorial:
Place the chocolate or candy melts in a bowl and melt either over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave.
Stir the chocolate to make sure that it has all melted. If you are not using compound chocolate or candy melts, tempering the chocolate will ensure it sets hard and will be free of any sugar bloom.
Take your cakesicle mold and place approximately a tablespoon of melted chocolate (depending on the size of your cakesicle mold) inside. Swirl the chocolate around the mold, ensuring that all the insides are covered evenly.
Insert a cakesicle stick into each slot but do not push all the way in. Leave to set and harden in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
Whilst the chocolate is setting, make your cakesicle mixture. Crumble the cake to a fine crumb.
Add buttercream. The amount of buttercream your need will vary according to how much cake you use, and how gooey you like the cakesicle filling.
Mix by hand, adding more buttercream if needed.
Take your cakesicle mold out of the fridge. Pinch off approximately a tablespoon of the cake mixture and press into each of the cakesicle shells. Make sure the cake mixture touches all the sides of the chocolate shell with no gaps. Leave space on top for adding more chocolate. Push each of the cakesicle sticks further into the mixture.
Spoon about a teaspoon full of chocolate on top of each cakesicle and spread into a thin layer. Scrape off any excess with a knife or offset spatula. Pop the cakesicles into the fridge until set.
Whilst the cakesicles are setting, make the fondant decorations.
Roll out the fondant. Using the FMM cutters, cut out the desired shapes.
I have chosen a variety from the cutters and dusted some with lustre dusts (optional).
Take the cakesicles out of the fridge and pop them out of the silicone mold.
Use a sharp knife to remove any excess chocolate around the outer edges of the cakesicle if necessary.
Using edible glue or a little melted chocolate, attach the fondant cut outs to the cakesicles.
Now your cakesicles are complete, and ready to serve! (Unless you plan on keeping them all to yourself, of course!)
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