All of the supplies we used can be found at your local craft store in the cake decorating section. You will need to plan for 2 sessions to complete these cake pops and 24 hours of dry time for the wings.
Makes 84 to 96 - 2 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 inch diameter)
Ingredients For Snitch Wings:
Wilton Ready-to-Use White Rolled Fondant
Wilton Buttercup yellow food coloring
Wilton Gold Pearl Dust
Tools For Snitch Wings:
Wilton wavy cutter/embosser
Wilton Flower Former (for shaping) - can use a cylinder shape
Artist paint brush
Cardstock pattern (can be handmade)
Step 1:Separate a small tennis sized ball of fondant and mix in 1/4 teaspoon of the yellow food coloring. You can add more coloring for a richer color. For the version we did, we didn't fully mix the color, so it gave the fondant a marbleized look. You will repeat this step as needed until you get 84 sets of wings. Working with small batches of fondant helps you get the best look for the wings before they dry.
Step 2:Roll the colored fondant flat to about 1/8 inch thick. Be sure to use cornstarch so the fondant doesn't stick to your counter. Use a cardstock pattern to cut "left" and "right" wings. *Print out pattern below if desired*
Step 3:Use the embosser tool to add detail. Use the straight edge to create a ridge along the top and the wavy tool to add feather-like texture to the wing.
Step 4:In batches, mix 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1/4 teaspoon of Wilton Gold Pearl Dust. Use a paint brush to "paint" the shimmer onto the wings.
Step 5:Place each wing on a Wilton Flower former to dry. It can be any cylinder. I also used glass Mason jars when I ran out of space on the flower formers.
Step 6:Let the fondant fully dry before you work with them. Fondant can take up to 24 hours to fully dry. You will want to make extra wings and plan on a few breaking while you are working with them. They are quite delicate.
Ingredients For Cake Pop:
1 box of your favorite cake mix (about 18 ounces)
1 box of your favorite instant pudding mix
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 - 1 lb can of decorator icing in your favorite flavor
2 bags Wilton yellow Candy melts
1 bag Wilton light cocoa candy melts
Wilton Gold Pearl Dust
Tools For Cake Pops:
9 X 13 cake pan (or two 8 in. or 9 in. cake rounds)
Vegetable pan spray
1 bag of 100 count 4-inch lollipop sticks
Styrofoam craft blocks
Parchment triangles or fine tipped paint brush
Step 1:Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 13 X 9 X2 inch sheet pan or two 8 inch or 9 inch round pans with vegetable pan spray.
Step 2:In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
Step 3:Bake 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and then cool the cake fully.
Step 4:In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake. Make sure there are no chunks remaining. Add the icing and mix with fingers until well combined and the consistency of playdough.
Step 5:Form mixture into cake balls about 1 inches in diameter (approximately 1 tablespoon).
Step 6:Melt the Yellow Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip the lollipop sticks 1/4 inch into melted Candy Melts and screw into the rolled cake balls. Chill in refrigerator for 45 minutes. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts. Gently shake off the excess chocolate. Once the pop is turned upright, immediately insert 2 wings on each side of the pop. Insert cake pop into styrofoam craft block and let Candy Melts covering dry.
Step 7:Melt the light cocoa candy melt according to package directions. Use a fine tipped paint brush or piping parchment triangle to add scollwork designs to the cake pop itself. Let dry.
Step 8:In batches, mix a 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of Wilton Gold Pearl Dust until you get a shimmery mixture that you can lightly brush all over the dried pops.
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