How to Make Delicious Cakesicles: A Step-by-Step Guide
Are you a cake-lover who wants to try something new? If yes, then you should try making cakesicles! Cakesicles are the newest dessert trend that have taken the internet by storm. They are basically cakes on a stick, covered in chocolate or candy coating. They not only look great but also taste delicious. The best part about cakesicles is that they are easy to make and can be customized in a variety of flavors.
Before we dive into how to make cakesicles, let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need. The main ingredients are cake mix, frosting, chocolate or candy coating, and popsicle sticks. You can use any cake mix flavor and frosting that you like. For the coating, you can choose white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or any candy coating in a variety of colors. Once you have all your ingredients, you’re ready to start making cakesicles! Follow these simple steps and enjoy your homemade cakesicles in no time.
Section: Steps to Make Cakesicles
Gather the Ingredients and Supplies
To make cakesicles, you will need the following ingredients:
– Cake mix of your choice
– Frosting of your choice
– Candy melts or chocolate chips
– Decorations, such as sprinkles or edible glitter
– Lollipop sticks
– Cakesicles mold
– Piping bag and a small round tip
– Mixing bowl and spoon
– Microwave-safe bowl
Bake the Cake
The first step to making cakesicles is to bake a cake. Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to make the cake. Once the cake is baked and cooled, crumble it into a mixing bowl.
Add Frosting to the Crumbled Cake
The next step is to add frosting to the crumbled cake. This will help bind the cake together and give it a moist texture. Add a dollop of frosting to the crumbled cake and mix it well with a spoon.
Form the Cakesicles
Now it’s time to form the cakesicles. Take a cakesicles mold and fill it with the cake mixture. Press it with the back of a spoon, so it is firmly packed into the mold. Insert the lollipop sticks in the center of each mold cavity.
Freeze the Cakesicles
After inserting the lollipop sticks, place the mold in the freezer for at least an hour or until the cakesicles are frozen solid.
Melt the Candy Melts or Chocolate Chips
While the cakesicles are freezing, melt the candy melts or chocolate chips. Place them in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between until the mixture is smooth.
Dip the Frozen Cakesicles into the Melted Candy
Dip the frozen cakesicles into the melted candy or chocolate. Use a spoon to pour the mixture over the cakesicles to cover them completely. Tap the lollipop stick on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess candy or chocolate.
Before the candy or chocolate sets, add decorations to the cakesicles, such as sprinkles or edible glitter. Allow the cakesicles to set in the fridge for a few minutes.
Pipe Designs on the Cakesicles
If you want to add a personal touch to your cakesicles, you can pipe designs on them. Melt a small amount of candy melts or chocolate chips and put it in a piping bag. Pipe designs on the cakesicles using a small round tip.
Serve and Enjoy
After piping the designs, place the cakesicles in the fridge for a few more minutes until the candy or chocolate has set. Once set, the cakesicles are ready to serve. Enjoy them as a sweet treat or share them with your friends and family.
Ingredients for Cakesicles:
To start with, making cakesicles is much easier than you may think. The following ingredients are required to make a perfect and delicious cakesicle:
To make a cakesicle, cake scraps, unused fondant, or any leftover cake can be utilized. You can also make a fresh cake of your choice specifically for cakesicles. Make sure to see that the cake is not too dry or too moist, as it can affect the overall texture of the cake pop.
Any frosting of your choice, be it buttercream, cream cheese frosting, ganache, or marshmallow, can be the perfect candidate for cakesicles.
Choose a high-quality, candy-making chocolate that can withstand melting and dipping without breaking or cracking. White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate is perfect for this purpose.
To make a cakesicle, you will need popsicle sticks, lollipop sticks, or cookie sticks, whichever you prefer.
5. Sprinkles or Toppings:
To add some flare and pizzazz to your cakesicles, don’t forget to use some fun toppings like sprinkles, edible glitter, or chopped nuts.
6. Double boiler:
A double boiler is required to melt the chocolate or candy melts. You can also use a microwave, but be careful not to burn the chocolate by melting it at a high temperature.
7. Baking sheet or cake pop mold:
Use a baking sheet or cake pop mold to keep the cakesicles intact while they set. This will also ensure that the cakesicles have a uniform size and shape.
8. Styrofoam block:
Place the styrofoam block on the baking sheet, and use this to hold the cakesicles upright while the chocolate sets.
9. Piping bag or zip lock bag:
A piping bag or zip lock bag can be used to pipe the melted chocolate or candy coating onto the cakesicles.
10. Decorative bags:
Finally, after making the perfect cakesicles, store them in decorative bags or boxes to store, serve and present them.
Now that we have gone over the ingredients, let’s move onto the next step – how to bake the perfect cake for cakesicles.
Tools and Ingredients You Need to Make Cakesicles
Making cakesicles is quite an easy process, but you need to have the right tools and ingredients to make the perfect cakesicles. Here is a list of tools and ingredients that you need to have:
Tools You Need to Make Cakesicles
- Cakesicle molds
- Lollipop sticks
- A silicone brush
- A microwave or a double boiler
- An electric mixer or a whisk
- A spatula
- A baking sheet
Ingredients You Need to Make Cakesicles
|Cake Mix||1 box|
|Candy Melts||1 bag|
Preparing the Cakesicle Molds
Before you start preparing the cake mixture, you need to prepare the cakesicle molds. Apply a thin layer of melted candy melt in the molds with a silicone brush. Then, insert the lollipop sticks in the molds and place them on a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set the candy melt.
Making the Cake Mixture
Prepare the cake mixture as per instructions mentioned on the box. Once the cake is baked, let it cool down completely. Crumble the cake in a bowl and add the frosting to it. Mix the cake and frosting until it is well combined.
Assembling the Cakesicles
Take out the cakesicle molds from the refrigerator and fill them with the cake and frosting mixture. Cover the molds with the remaining melted candy melt and sprinkle the sprinkles on top. Put the molds back in the refrigerator until the candy melt is hardened.
Decorating the Cakesicles
Once the candy melt is hardened, take out the cakesicles from the molds. You can decorate them more by dipping them in melted chocolate and adding more decorations like crushed cookies, nuts, or more sprinkles. Put them back in the refrigerator until the chocolate is hardened. Enjoy your delicious cakesicles as a perfect treat for any occasion!
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Congratulations, you have successfully learned how to make cakesicles! We hope you had fun reading this article and that you feel inspired to give it a try. Remember, making cakesicles is all about being creative and having fun in the kitchen. So roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and let your imagination run wild! Thank you for taking the time to read this article. We hope to see you back soon for more fun and exciting tips on cooking and baking.