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Grill Cake Pops

ERVINA GUNAWAN Recipe shared by:
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It's a perfect and cute idea to make this to celebrate Father's day or BBQ day in the summer. Enjoy ;)

  • Hands-On Time:4 Hours
  • Total Time: 18 Hours
  • Servings: 1 cake mix could make 25-28 cake pops
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Ingredients

  • 1- baked cake from any Duncan Hines mix
  • 1-can of Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style frosting of your choice (need 3/4 of a can to have the right consistency)
  • Dark Blue or Black or your choice of colors Candy Melts
  • 4 in. Lollipop Sticks (cut into 2, each cake pops will need 3 pcs of stick to make it stand)
  • Red Sugar for coal effect
  • Black or Grey buttercream icing with tip #2
  • Grill Food: Tootsie Roll (for burger meat), Jelly Beans (for peppers), Mike & Ike/Hot Tamales (for hotdog), and Starburst mixed with Caramel (for steak)
  • Straight Spatula (the one used for icing the cake)
  • Standard Ice Cream Scoop (need for Half-Ball shape)
  • Cookie Sheet & Wax Paper
  • Container

Baking Instructions

  1. Crumble the cake then mix with 3/4 of a can of frosting. Mold with ice cream scoop to make Half-Ball shape.
  2. Arrange them in the container, cover then chill them in the freezer (3-4 hours) or fridge (overnight).
  3. Melt the candy/chocolate until smooth. (Tips: it's best if you have warming tray to keep the chocolate at the ideal melted texture)
  4. Dip the cake pops in the chocolate by using spoon. Pick the cake pops by flat side on the spatula, tap gently to make smooth on the round side (it's okay if the flat side not fully covered)
  5. Put the flat side (with spatula under it) on the wax paper then insert the 3-pcs stick on the round side (dip in the chocolate before that). Turn around the cake pops, the spatula on left hand and hold one stick on right hand. Adjust the 3-sticks so the cake pops can stand & balance
  6. Dip the flat top in the chocolate then sprinkle it with red sugar to make coal effect
  7. Draw the grill line with black/grey icing (#2 tip) on the flat side of the cake pops then arrange the candy food on top of it

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Tips

Place a design on a frosted cake.

Place a design on a frosted cake.

Lightly trace a design onto a piece of waxed paper. Using a safety pin, prick a small hole on top of a piece of corrugated cardboard. Place the pattern over the hole in the cardboard pricking the pattern outlines with the pin down through the hole in the cardboard. Move the pattern along the hole and continue pricking holes every couple of millimeters until all outlines are covered with holes. You will notice that the underside of the wax paper now has ridges that will leave the imprint of the pattern on your cake. After smoothly frosting a cake with buttercream icing, let the cake sit until the icing has crusted and you can touch it without any frosting sticking to you. This works best when the air is dry. It will not work well on humid days. Very gently lay the pattern, ridge side down, on the cake. With a very gentle motion, quickly and lightly run your finger over the entire design. Immediately, gently lift the wax paper and you will have your design now imprinted on top of your cake. Decorate as desired.


sugar coated

sugar coated

When ever I bake a cake I always spray with pam no-stick and then dust the pans with regular sugar, no blobs of flour left on the edges and it tastes nicer also.





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