Golden Snitch cake pops are perfect for a party! 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 two sessions to complete these cake pops and 24 hours of dry time for the wings.
Golden Snitch Cake Pops
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.
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.
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.
In batches, mix 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1/4 teaspoon of Wilton Gold Pearl Dust. Use a paintbrush to "paint" the shimmer onto the wings.
Place each wing on a 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.
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.
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 13" x 9" x 2" sheet pan or two 8" or 9" round pans 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. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and then cool the cake 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).
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.
Melt the 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.
In batches, mix a 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of gold Wilton Pearl Dust until you get a shimmery mixture that you can lightly brush all over the dried pops.