How to Make Delicious Cakesicles

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how to make cake popsicles? Look no further! This easy cakesicles recipe will teach you how to create these delightful cake treats on a stick. Whether you prefer chocolate, vanilla, funfetti, or any other flavor, this recipe has got you covered. Say goodbye to cakesicles that crack, sweat, or fall off the stick. We’ll also provide information on the best cakesicles mold, cake popsicle pricing, and much more. So let’s get started!

decorated cake pops

What are cakesicles made of?

Cakesicles are made with a variety of ingredients that come together to create a delicious treat. In this recipe, we use a baked 8×8-inch cake, buttercream frosting, and candy melts. These simple ingredients are all you need to make beautiful popsicle-shaped cake pops that are perfect for parties or even wedding favors.

The Difference between Cake Pops and Cakesicles

While cake pops are typically shaped into small balls and then dipped in chocolate, cakesicles are formed into a popsicle shape, and the chocolate coating is often brushed on. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make cakesicles using a mold. This method ensures a smooth and shiny coating with no hand dipping, making your cake popsicles less likely to fall off the stick.

The Best Melting Chocolate for Cake Pops

For the best results, we recommend using candy melts for making cake popsicles. Chocolate candy melts, also known as almond bark or confectionary coating, create a smooth coat on cake pops that is less likely to crack. The best part is, there’s no need to temper it like regular chocolate.

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Cake Popsicles Mold

To make cakesicles, we highly recommend using a silicone mold specifically designed for this purpose. These molds provide the perfect shape and size for your cake popsicles. You can find silicone cakesicle molds complete with cakesicle sticks, or you can use lollipop sticks if you prefer. Just remember that most molds for cakesicles are not oven-safe, as the cakesicle dough is made with cooked cake and frosting.

How to Make Cakesicles

Now it’s time to make some cakesicles! Follow these simple steps:

Cake Popsicle Dough Instructions:

  1. Crumble an 8×8-inch cake into a large bowl using clean hands. Make sure to cool the cake first!
  2. Mix ⅓ cup frosting into the cake crumbs (yes, this step is messy). Add an additional 1-3 tablespoons of frosting if needed to get a cohesive ball of dough. You may need to add more frosting depending on the cake you use. Put your cake popsicle dough in the fridge.

How to Make Cake Popsicles:

  1. Melt ½ cup candy melts and use a food-safe brush to brush a thin chocolate layer into each cake popsicle mold compartment. Make sure to coat the sides of each cavity completely. Each compartment uses about 1 tablespoon of candy melts.
  2. Push a popsicle stick through the mold hole to ensure it stays open, and then remove the stick.
  3. Freeze the coated pop molds for 10 minutes until the chocolate shell is firm. Then move the molds to the fridge until you’re ready to fill them.
  4. Press 1.5-2 tablespoons of cake popsicle dough into each shell, ensuring there are no air bubbles. Fill each mold completely, leaving room at the top for more melted chocolate.
  5. Push the popsicle sticks into the cake pops. If the candy shells break, don’t worry, as you’ll be adding more chocolate shortly.
  6. Melt another ½ cup of candy melts and use about 1 tablespoon to cover each cake popsicle completely. Use a spoon or small spatula to smooth the melts out. Don’t worry about perfection, as this will be the back of the pops. You can trim the excess chocolate later with a sharp knife.
  7. Freeze the cakesicles for 10 minutes to firm up the melted chocolate, and then carefully remove the pops from the molds.
  8. Store the cakesicles in the fridge until you’re ready to decorate them.
  9. Repeat the steps above until all of your cake popsicle dough is used. You should yield 16-19 cake popsicles.
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Expert Tips to Avoid Cracking and Falling Off the Stick

To prevent your cake popsicles from cracking, ensure that both the chocolate shell and cake pop dough are cold. The dough should be chilled, and the cake pop shells should be cool and firm before filling. Another tip is to brush the candy melts on as thin as possible to avoid a thick coating that may crack. Candy melts usually make a thinner shell than real chocolate, but adjustments may be needed based on the cake and melt colors you use. If you encounter any issues, feel free to experiment with different color combinations and cake flavors until you find the perfect match.

Decorating Cakesicles

Once you’ve made your cakesicles, it’s time to get creative and have fun with decorations. You can melt more candy melts and color them with food coloring to create a drizzle effect. Gel food coloring provides vibrant colors, or you can use freeze-dried fruits ground into a powder for natural food coloring. Another option is to use melted white chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate chips. Place the melted chocolate in a small plastic baggie, snip a corner, and use it as a makeshift piping bag to drizzle the chocolate on the cakesicles. While the drizzle is still wet, you can add sprinkles, decorating sugar, or mini chocolate chips for some extra pizzazz. Once your decorations are complete, let the cakesicles set in the fridge before serving. You can display them on a serving platter or stick them in a styrofoam block. For the best presentation, serve the cakesicles flat so that the nicely decorated side faces up.

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Storing Cakesicles

Cakesicles are perishable and should not be left at room temperature for more than 1-2 hours. After this time, they should be stored in the refrigerator. You can store cakesicles in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If you have leftovers, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a freezer bag in the freezer. To thaw, simply unwrap the cakesicles and place them on a plate in the fridge. Please note that cakesicles may sweat a bit while defrosting, so it’s best to avoid freezing them for catering or parties.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to make delicious cakesicles, it’s time to get creative and enjoy these delightful treats. Experiment with different flavors, decorations, and colors to make cakesicles that are uniquely yours. Remember to store them properly and have fun sharing them with your friends and family. For more mouthwatering recipes and dessert ideas, be sure to check out the “More Dessert Recipes” section below. And don’t forget to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest recipes. Happy baking!

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