Let me tell you, lots of people have been asking me about my cakes, how I make them, whether I’ll be doing tutorials etc. And the honest answer is: I want to, it’s definitely in my plan, but with three children things just don’t always happen as often as I’d like. I love the idea of making cake tutorial videos but I’ve never edited a video before and only have my iPhone to film on so it’s something I want to do but it’s going to be a big learning curve. I guess what I’m trying to say is, please bare with me and I’ll get there in the end!
Having said all that, here’s a quick little tutorial to whip these beauties up from some left-over cake and butter cream. They’re perfect for this lovely summer weather we’ve been having and if you’ve got cake off-cuts hanging around or in your freezer, you don’t even need to brave putting your oven on!
Recipe is taken from The Shire Bakery
You will need:
Left over sponge cake (approx 100g)
Left over buttercream (approx 2tbsp)
Wilton Candy Melts (1 bag)
Lolly pop sticks
1. Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 30 second blasts, stirring in between. You only need a third at a time as the mould makes 4 at a time but you can re-melt the candy melts without any issue, unlike chocolate.
2. Spoon some into each of the moulds and spread it around to completely cover it, then pop it into the fridge to harden.
3. Meanwhile, crumble your cake into a bowl and mix together with a couple of spoonfuls of butter cream. You can do this by eye, to your taste, just so long as it’s soft enough to be able to squash into a mould.
4. Take your mould out of the fridge and spoon a small amount of the cake mixture into each mould, making sure to squish it down.
5. Pop in a lolly stick and then completely cover the top with more candy melts, ensuring they cover all the way around.
6. Return the mould to the fridge to fully harden. This should only take ten minutes or so, which is great if you’re impatient like me!
7. Carefully prise your cake pops out of the mould and then decorate however you wish. I mixed a little food colouring in with the left over candy melts and then drizzled it over one corner before adding some sprinkles.
Repeat until all your cake is used up. These quantities should make 12 cake pops but you can adjust to make as little or as many as you like.
So that’s all from me today – I’d love to see your bakes so please tag me in any pictures on social media etc.
Mrs B x