Do you have left over cake or cupcakes? Repurpose them and make these Halloween cakesicles. I made these super cute, easy, and yummy Halloween cakesicles with some left over red velvet cupcakes. These cakesicles are perfect for decorating with the kiddos or as a dessert for a Halloween party.
What is a cakesicle?
Cakesicles are perfect for using any left over cake or cupcakes you have on hand. They're similar to a cake pops but typically made in a popsicle mold, consisting of a cake/frosting mixture coated in chocolate. They can be decorated any way you like and they're super easy to make. I think cakesicles are easier to make than cake pops because these are made with a mold.
Cakesicles are fun to make, can be customized any way you like, and are super kid-friendly.
Choosing the Chocolate Coating
The best chocolate to use both for ease and coloring, is coating chocolate or candy melts. Be sure to find a good quality coating chocolate, one you like the taste of. I like to use Ghirardelli brand because it's easy for me to find, but also because I think their white melting wafers taste better than ones you can typically find at craft stores.
How to make Halloween Cakesicles
Cakesicle molds can be purchased at many craft stores, or online. I recommend getting 2-3 molds especially if you plan on making more cakesicles in the future.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave just until melted in 30 second increments.
- Stir in candy color or powder color while the chocolate is still warm.
- Using a clean paintbrush (one specifically for food, or a pastry brush) paint a layer of chocolate into the molds.
- Pop the mold into the freezer for two minutes to harden.
- Paint another layer of chocolate and freeze for another two minutes. If using light colors, like white, I usually paint a third layer, and I did with these so the red velvet wouldn't peek through.
- I made 8 cakesicles total , and used 3-4 cupcakes. I added just enough frosting so that the cake mixture *just* held together, no more than a couple tablespoons.
- Add a little frosting at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. You should be able to lightly squeeze the dough together in your hand and it stays together but isn't wet or soggy.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of cake mixture into the mold, or more depending on the size of your moulds. Mine are fairly small. You want to leave ⅛'-¼" space on top for more chocolate coating.
- Insert a popsicle stick through the mold into the cake mixture and top with more chocolate to fully fill the mold and cover the cake. Use an offset spatula to scrape off any excess chocolate.
- Freeze for 3-5 minutes before removing the cakesicles from the mold. Carefully peel away the mold from the cakesicle to not break the chocolate or loosen the stick. Drizzle each with orange chocolate and top with Halloween sprinkles. I used the Monster Mashup sprinkle mix from Sprinkle Pop.
- I used a silicone bat mold and black fondant to make the fondant bats.
If you make these Halloween cakesicles, let me know! Drop a comment or tag me on Instagram. I love seeing your bakes and creations.
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