Monday, February 13, 2012

Gummibär Cake Pops

Gianna is the YouTube queen and a while back she had discovered a super annoying but super infectious video of a singing green gummy bear. Watch it here, if you dare.

My coworker's son loves this thing and his birthday party is this weekend, so I decided to try making cake pops. I started by thinking up a design on paper. Upon showing Gianna, she knew exactly what I was trying to go for. Tony, on the other hand, guessed a bunch of different things - including a clown, lol. I can kinda see that...

Here's what Gummibar really looks like

Here are the things I used (if you can't see in the sketch):

Other things you'll need:

  • Styrofoam block
  • Ziplock bags
  • Picture of Gummibar (for reference)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Clear treat bags
  • Thin ribbon

Pretty standard cake pop. Roll the balls, freeze to firm up. Transfer to refrigerator. Melt white candy melts and add a couple of green melts until you get the color you are happy with (I forget the ratio I used). Remove some cake balls from the refrigerator and poke holes at the top, dip the Smarties in the candy and insert in each hole. Dip a lollipop stick and poke at the bottom of the cake pop, return to refrigerator (use a Styrofoam block to keep the cake pops standing).

Once the stick and ears have set, remove the pops from the refrigerator to take the chill off of them, about 10min or so. Remelt the candy if needed. Dip each cake pop and cover with candy. Return to the Styrofoam block to dry.

After all cake pops have been dipped, transfer the rest of the melted green candy to the corner of a Ziplock bag. You can use a piping bag here, but I'm cheap and didn't want to waste mine. Using a Ziplock bag worked - squeeze everything in to the corner, twist the bag to hold it there and use some tape to secure it.

To make the eyes, put some white candy melts in a Ziplock bag. Use the same method as above to set it up. Pipe the eyes, using the picture reference. Before the white piping dries, add the blue confetti pupils to each eye. If the candy dries before you get a chance to do this, use a toothpick to dab the cake pop and add the details.

Back to the green candy in a Ziplock bag - snip a small piece of the corner off and start at the top of the eyes, draw a line down the middle to divide the eyes and then down to pipe the beard area of the Gummibar. Keep a picture nearby for reference. Ddd the black chip for the nose. Return to Styrofoam block to dry.

Once everything has dried, draw the eyebrows above the eyes. Draw the mouth in the beard area. Draw details on the ears.

Bag, tie, and VOILA! You've got some cute Gummibar pops! Thank god they can't sing ;)

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