It has been a while, but finally guest baker Jen is back! Jen’s little niece was turning 2 and she loves Elmo! We took on the challenge of Elmo Cake Pops and an Elmo Cake. I must say we were quite adventurous taking on the Elmo cake Pops. We had only ever made pops that were decorated with sprinkles, that was as fancy as it got. Elmo, that was a whole other league, but we were up for the challenge! As soon as I heard Elmo Pops were the goal I headed straight to Bakerella’s fabulous site, couldn’t think of a better place to look then the founder of Cake Pops! Sure enough she had some Elmo’s. Ours did not turn out quite like Bakerella’s, but for our first attempt I think we did pretty darn good!
Elmo Cake Pops
Please see here on how to make the Cake Pop.
1. Dip Pop into red melting chocolate, making sure to tap excess off so they do not drip
2. White pop is still wet add eyes, we used pre-made eyes. Could also use white candy with edible marker for pupils
3. Add Jelly Belly (or similar) for nose
4. Cut a brown or black melter in half for the mouth
(Good example of why you need to tap excess off – starting to drip)
5. Texturing (didn’t get a picture of this step)
Once the face has been assembled let the pop sit and dry. You can leave them at this point (as they are still pretty cute) or add the “furry” texture. This part is quite time-consuming.
Use a toothpick to dip into the chocolate and drizzle and dab the chocolate over the pop creating a textured look
Not bad for our first attempt at characters Pops! Only 34 more to go!
We also made an Elmo cake. It was a cheater cake. Jen found a cute Elmo cake pan, just bake and follow the outline
Lots of Elmo’s I hope she likes them :)