Step 2: Supplies for Making Chick Cake Pops
• Chilled cake pops in a light color, made from your favorite cake pop recipe
• Yellow candy coating
• Orange and yellow M&M's Minis
• Orange leaf or star-shaped sprinkles
• Black confetti sprinkles
• A pair of food-safe tweezers
• Pink luster dust (optional, for rosey cheeks)
• Black gel food coloring (optional, for facial features)
• A small food-safe paint brush (optional, for facial features)
• A styrofoam block or cake pop stand
Step 3: How to Make Chick Cake Pops
Dip a cake pop straight down into the yellow coating until the cake ball is completely covered and sealed. Then, turn the cake pop at an angle and gently tap off any excess coating. Turn the cake pop upright.
Working quickly so the candy coating does not dry, use your food-safe tweezers to apply two black confetti sprinkles as eyes, one orange M&M’s as a nose, two orange leaf or star sprinkles as feet, and two yellow M&M’s as wings. Set the cake pop upright in your styrofoam block or cake pop stand until the coating has completely hardened.
Troubleshooting: If your M&M’s are falling off of your cake pop, your candy coating is probably too thin. Try to wait a little longer before attaching these pieces. Your candy coating needs to be starting to thicken but still wet. The ideal time is right before the coating hardens. As an alternative, you can wait until the candy coating has completely hardened. Then, use a toothpick to place a touch of wet candy coating onto your M&M’s and attach them to your cake pops.
If you would like to add rosey cheeks to your chick cake pops, dip a Q-Tip in your pink luster dust and rub it directly onto the hardened candy coating in a circular motion. You can add facial features, such as eyelashes, freckles, and smiles with a food-safe paint brush dipped in black gel food coloring.
Step 4: Supplies for Adding Bonnets to Chick Cake Pops
• Pink and white candy melts
• Rainbow disco dust (optional)
• Tiny white non-pareils
• Flower sprinkles
Step 5: How to Add Bonnets to Chick Cake Pops
Cut off the tip of the bag and pipe the brim of a bonnet onto a square of wax paper. If your shape is a little lumpy, simple drag a toothpick through the coating to smooth out the surface.
If you would like your bonnet to sparkle, sprinkle rainbow disco dust onto the candy coating. Then, set the wax paper on top of one of your chick cake pops to dry. The edges of the wax paper will droop, giving the brim of the bonnet a wavy shape. Repeat this process for all of your bonnets. Once the brims have hardened, remove them from the chick cake pops and set them aside for use in the next step.
Use a second toothpick to push the Rolo off of the first toothpick and onto the brim of the bonnet. Sprinkle disco dust onto the wet coating for a little sparkle. Repeat this process for all of your chick bonnets, moving onto the next step once all of the coating has hardened.
Melt your white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Use a toothpick to apply a stripe on the bonnet where the dome and brim pieces connect. Sprinkle tiny white non-pareils onto the coating before it hardens.
To add flower accents to your chick bonnets, use a toothpick to apply a touch of coating to the back of a flower sprinkle as glue. Attach the flower to the front of the bonnet.
I could never pull off an Easter bonnet, but these chicks sure can!
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