Man, you guys LOVE Cake Pops!
I had a special request for some Teeth Cake Pops, so I decided to document my process.
Making Cake Pops can be challenging if you’ve never made them before. To learn more about the cake pop batter and sizing cake pops, please watch my videos
. (Over there to the right.)
To make a dozen cute little Teeth Pops you will need:
1/4 of a 9 x 13 cake – your choice
1 heaping teaspoon of frosting – your choice
1 bag White Candy Melts
a stand (to hold the lollipop sticks) Styrofoam or Florist Foam works well
Sprinkle hearts and flowers
Wilton Cookie Icing in Black OR Food Writer Pen
HOW TO MAKE TEETH CAKE POPS
Mix the cake and the frosting to make the cake pop batter.
Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts. I generally get 12 pops per 1/4 cake.
TIP * Use a tablespoon to measure them out.
Shape them into a trapezoid. Longer and fatter on top, tapering down to the root.
Using the lollipop stick, make an indentation on the top part of the trapezoid. This is the top of the molar-like tooth.
Once all the indentations are made, pop them into the fridge for 15 minutes.
Take a few of the candy melts and cut them into thirds. These pieces will become the roots.
Pull the teeth out of the fridge and insert the candy pieces.
They kinda look like insect pincers, don’t they? Um… let’s not think about insects….
Set them back in the fridge while you melt the rest of the candy wafers.
Start off at 1 minute at 100% power, then only 30 second increments at 70% power. You want to stir and stir and NOT get it too hot. If you pop it back in the micro and it only seems to be thicker, it’s too hot! Stir, stir, stir and wait 15 minutes for it to cool. Or add more melts to absorb the heat. It will thin out. I promise. Be PATIENT!
Back out of the fridge to dip!
Holding the top of the tooth, dip the bottom third of the pop. Dip the roots first, then add the stick.
You may end up with some candy between the roots that’s a bit thick, just use your stick to remove it or shake the excess off.
Stand your half dunked pop in a stand until the rest have their pants on as well.
Once all the pops have their pants on, go back to the first one for a full dip.
Dunk the pop up to, but not over, the stick.
Tap off the excess and allow them to dry back in your stand.
While the coating is wet, add the heart sprinkles for hair bows for girls or bow ties for boys or add a flower sprinkle. Be creative.
All dressed! Now for some make-up!
If you are adding a face design, my secret thing to use is Cookie Icing. Much better results compared to the Food Writers. I just don’t get the best results from them.
Add a small amount of the icing to your work surface and using a toothpick, draw on the face.
TIP * A little bit goes a loooooong way!
I’ve also used silver and gold luster dust to add the look of cavities. Maybe you can make a little crown for one! Or make a bridge connecting two! Oh the possibilities!
And that’s it!
Take them your Bestie or your Dentist!
They are also great for little ones who are expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy.
Do you want to know where I got my great Cake Pop Stand? Check out KC Bakes
for her wonderful assortment of sizes and designs!
Have fun with it!
Now, go play with your food!