Brain Cake Pops and Other Wonderful Strangeness

Hey I just saw the most awesome video tutorial on how to make brain cakepops, so I wanted to share it with you!  There’s still time to whip up a batch of brains for your Halloween party or if you’re feeling ambitions . .. to hand out to trick or treaters!  Aren’t these brains so adorable!!!

Here’s the video tutorial from iHasCupquake – she had a lot more fun videos on her channel as well!

I’m going to try and find that mold and make these this week . . .I have a brain mold for jello which is much larger but maybe it would work to make one large cake!? If it turns out, I’ll post pictures!

Here is another video for Cauldron cakepops – so awesome that you can use them for Halloween Witches or Harry Potter Witches – these might require a bit more skill or patience but they turned out so stinkin’ cute!

If you make the cake pops – any cake recipe will work – box or homemade. The candy melts . . . well you have to work with what you can get. Some colors just seem to work better than others.  Here are a few tips from Little Delights Cake that really helped me when I make cakepops:

Cake Pops are not forgiving, they will plop off the stick, crack and leak but there are a few things to do make sure you are prepped for great pops.

~When mixing your cake and frosting, make sure your cake balls are JUST wet enough to stick together, they shouldn’t crumble when you roll them but should stick together without feeling wet. After the balls are rolled place them in an airtight container that is lined with a paper towel and refrigerate them over night. (The paper towel will absorb any excess oil.)

~Here is the rule that must not be broken, NEVER dip a cake ball that is not completely COLD. I keep my cake balls in the refridgerator only taking out 2 at a time to dip, if the ball is out for more than 2-3 minutes, or if it dents when picked up, dont dip! Put it back!

~Always dip your cake pop stick in the melted chocolate before inserting it in the cake ball.

And now I leave you with this . . . Catzilla . . . a cat who looks (and acts) a LOT  like my own cat, Cooper. (Could someone have video taped him while he was out one day? hmmm . . .)

 

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