This easy Cardinal Cake Pop Tutorial is broken down into step by step instructions so you and the kids can make them at home.
Cardinal Cake Pop Tutorial
Winter sucks. There, I’ve said it. Winter just sucks the big one! I hate it. I would be happy living on a tropical island where 65 is considered cold and I bet the little animals would love it as well. Every winter, I miss all the little birds that come to my yard in the spring and summer, so I decided to make these Cardinal Cake Pops to cheer me up.
Don’t they just look so happy and cheerful just waiting for the spring to come back and warm up again? You’re going to love this cardinal cake pop tutorial – I’ve made it so easy for you.
I don’t understand how the weather doesn’t bother animals. Here in West Virginia, I drive past horses and cows standing in the cold wind, rain, and even snow, and I think to myself, “man, they must be miserable”. All the little sparrows all fluffed up and know that they are cold.
Yes, I know that they have special down feathers or they grow their winter coat, but really, don’t they just wanna sit inside and have a hot meal? Do they really not mind? I’ll never know.
As far as living on a tropical is concerned, I grew up on one as a kid and I know I could do it again. I don’t get island fever and I don’t care that I could drive around the island in 5 hours. I loved the sun, the warmth, the breeze, and even the humidity. I’ll take humidity over dry, cracked skin any day.
I know a lot of people may disagree, and that’s totally cool. You can come over and shovel my drive way the next time it snows here.
Don’t know how to make Cake Pops? I’ve got you covered! Check out my videos along with my tips on my Cake Pop Tutorials Page.
- 1/4 of a 9 x 13 baked cake
- 2 Tbsp frosting
- Red Make N' Mold Candy Wafers
- White Make N' Mold Candy Wafers
- Sprinkles, large hearts
- Sprinkles, orange flowers or leaves
- Sprinkles, mini colored chips
- Shredded coconut
- Cookie sheet lined with wax paper
- Lollipop sticks
- Black food coloring pen
- Place the cake and frosting into a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and blend until a thick “dough” forms.
- Measure into a 1.5 Tbsp cookie scoop, roll, smooth, then shape into a crescent shape. Complete for all the dough. You should end up with 8 – 9 pops.
- Place the dough into the fridge to firm up.
- On your cookie sheet lined with wax paper, place a 2 inch disk of melted white candy for each cake pop. Place the tray into the freezer for 5 minutes to harden. Add a second layer of white candy to half the disk and sprinkle it with the shredded coconut. Set the tray aside to allow for the candy to dry.
- Remove your dough from the fridge and melt you red candy. Dip your lollipop sticks into the candy then into the back of the bird. Dip the pop and tap off the excess candy. Stand up to dry and harden.
- When all the pops are done and dry, draw a rounded heart on to make the face with the black food coloring pen.
- Use a toothpick to add a dot of candy to attach the feet, beak, and wings. Use the tweezers to hold the little sprinkles. Use a second toothpick to add white candy eyes.
- Put some white candy on the Cardinals belly and place them on the snow disk.
- Enjoy your winter birds!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g