Golden Snitch Cake Pops

Golden Snitch Cake Pops

Aleta Anderson and Alisa McAfee
Golden Snitch cake pops are perfect quick-service treats for a party!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 84 pops

Ingredients
  

Snitch Wings

  • 1 package fondant white
  • food coloring yellow
  • 1/4 tsp. pearl dust gold
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon extract

Cake Pops

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3.5 oz. instant pudding mix
  • 4 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Decorations

  • 1 can icing
  • 24 oz. candy melts yellow
  • 12 oz. candy melts light cocoa

Instructions
 

Snitch Wings

  • Separate a small tennis-sized ball of fondant and mix in yellow food coloring, until desired color is reached.
  • Dust work surface with corn starch or powdered sugar. Roll yellow fondant to about 1/8" thick. Use a cardstock pattern to cut left and right wings.
  • Use embosser tool to add detail to each wing. Use straight-edge to create a ridge along the top and the wavy tool to add feather-like texture.
  • Place each wing on a flower former to dry. It can be any cylinder.
  • Mix lemon extract with Wilton gold pearl dust. Use a paintbrush to paint the shimmer onto the wings.
  • Let the fondant fully dry before you work with them, up to 24 hours.

Cake Pops

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray one 13" x 9" sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for two minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 35–40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool fully.
  • In a 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 Play-Doh.
  • Form mixture into cake balls about 1 in. in diameter (approximately one tablespoon).

Assembly

  • Melt yellow Candy Melts according to package directions.
  • Dip the lollipop sticks 1/4" into melted Candy Melts and stick half-way into cake balls. Chill in refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from pops refrigerator. Reheat yellow candy melts, as needed. Dip entire cake pop into yellow melts. Gently shake off the excess chocolate.
  • Once the pop is turned upright, immediately insert a wing on each side of the pop. Insert cake pop into Styrofoam craft block and let Candy Melts covering dry.
  • Melt light cocoa candy melt according to package directions. Use a fine-tipped paintbrush or piping parchment triangle to add scrollwork designs to the cake pop itself. Let dry.
  • Add more extract to the (now dried) gold paint from wing assembly until it is liquid again.
  • Paint cake pops gold, as desired.

Notes

  • For a marble look, don't fully mix in the color when making the fondant wings.
  • Working with small batches of fondant helps you get the best look for the wings before they dry.
  • A glass Mason jars will work for shaping the wings.
  • You will want to make extra wings and plan on a few breaking while you are working with them. They are quite delicate.
  • Any light-colored extract (lemon, mint, almond) or clear liquor (vodka, gin) will work for the paint. The important thing is that a quick-drying liquid is used.