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Make these lovely make these Tri-Color Christmas Cake Pops for your holiday gathering, or to give as gifts! Get the full tutorial below.
Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Did you get the memo that Christmas is right around the corner? Are you ready to go? Do you have your fake Christmas tree up and already singing along to Nat and Bing? Well, if you’re in the mood for Christmas, I suggest you crank the carols up, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and make these Tri-Color Christmas Cake Pops. I promise that they are easier than you think.
First off, you’ll need a white cake mix. You can decide if you want to bake white and color the baked cake or separate the batter into three pans and color one green and one red. It’s really six of one, half a dozen of the other. If you are coloring the batter, be sure that the color is bright green and red or you’ll end up with more of a pink. I like to use the new Wilton Color Right System. It’s easy to measure and you don’t make a mess with the toothpicks anymore.
Once you have the cake baked, you’ll want to completely cool then make your cake pop dough. Here’s a quick video for you that I made. I hope it helps. Anyway, you’ll mix the cake with a tablespoon of frosting and then blend it together. If you are mixing in the color now, be sure to mix it completely.
A new technique I’ve been playing with is the “smoosh-it-in-a-plastic-bag” method. Really, just place the cake into a plastic bag and smoosh it up. Give the bag to the kids and let them squeeze it and mix it up. It works really well and saves you from having to use a mixer or get a bowl dirty.
Use a cookie scoop to measure out the cake balls. One tablespoon per cake pop. You should get 10 – 12 balls per cake. Cut each cake ball into three equal parts, then take one of each color and put them together. Roll the pieces together. You can decide if you want to leave them in three sections or make them more marbled in side. Completely up to you. Once they are all done, cover them and place them into the fridge while you get your candy melts, sugar, and decorations ready.
I melted red, green, and white candy melts and used red and green sugar to decorate the pops. Simply dip the pop in the melted candy, tap off the excess, count to 20 and then pour the colored sugar all over the pop. You’ll want the coating to be tacky, but not too wet or too dry when you add the sprinkles. Stand up the pops in a stand or put them down candy apple style to dry.
For the white pops, I let the candy coating dry completely before decorating them. I put some white melted candy into a baggie and snipped off the corner. Then I put a few drizzles around the center of the pop and used gold disco dust to stick to the melted drizzles. Then I added some festive red bows I got from this Wilton kit.
I love how the colors POP and shimmer and nearly glow. They are so festive and make me so happy. I hope that they bring a smile to your family when you make them at home.
It would be fun to use the little tags I found at Target to use as place settings for your holiday dinner. The kids will love them!
Have a very Merry Christmas! I’ll see ya again in 2016! Enjoy!
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