Cute Chick Cake Pops

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Makes 25 cake pops
These adorable chick cake pops are perfect for Easter or a baby shower.
Bake Time
20-25 minutes
Ingredients

Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ cup milk
1 egg

Vanilla Buttercream frosting
1/2 cup butter OR margarine, softened
2 tablespoons Karo® Light Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash salt
2-½ cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons milk

For decorating
2-3 cups yellow colored white chocolate molding/candy wafers
Dash Mazola® (Canadian)
½ cup orange colored white chocolate molding/candy wafers for beak and feet
12 gummy candies cut in half for wings, we used fuzzy peaches
Black food coloring or dark chocolate for eyes

Equipment
lollipop sticks
8” round cake pan
Styrofoam block
Fine tipped paint brush dedicated for food use only
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8” round cake pan, line bottom with parchment paper.

Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and oil into a freestanding mixer with paddle attachment or in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until you get a sandy consistency. Add in the milk and egg, beat until smooth and well mixed.

Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cake bounces back when touched or toothpick in center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes, remove from pan, break into large chunks and let cool.

To make buttercream, beat butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of milk.  Add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time as needed, to reach desired consistency.

 

Crumble cake into a large bowl until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, you can use the mixer for this step, then mix in some of the frosting, just until the mixture can be formed into small balls without cracking, don’t make it too moist or the balls will not hold their shape. Make 1.5” size balls by rolling between your hands, place cake balls on a tray.

Follow the directions for your molding/candy wafers and melt in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl. Melt ¼ cup of the yellow chocolate wafers. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the chocolate and place in the cake ball halfway in, set on tray. Once you have sticks in every ball, place tray in the freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for 30 minutes to set and firm up the cake balls.

Once pops have chilled, melt remaining yellow chocolate wafers in a large bowl or double boiler. You can add a dash of oil to loosen up the consistency if needed, dip each pop in chocolate coating to entirely cover the ball, making contact with the stick. Gently twist and roll cake pop and tap off extra coating, once it has stopped dripping use a cake pop stand or Styrofoam block to stick pops in to dry completely, leave to set. Continue with remaining pops until all are covered in yellow chocolate coating.

Prepare for decorating your pops by cutting gummy candies in half, using some of your yellow chocolate, brush a small amount onto cut edge and stick onto the cake pop for the Chick “wings”. Add enough chocolate to seal around the edge of the wing so it is secured. You can leave like this, or once set, re-dip your pops a second time to hide the gummy candy in coating completely.

Melt the orange chocolate molding wafers. Using a skewer or paint brush, create the feet and beak by dabbing a bit of chocolate on your cake pop.

Using black food coloring paint dots for eyes or melt a small amount of dark chocolate to create eyes.