Friday, August 3, 2012

Ice Cream Cake Pops

The theme for this August's Calendar Cakes Challenge is British Summertime. Hosted by Dolly Bakes this month we are celebrating the best of British...be that seasonal summer produce, the seaside, holidays or English country gardens to name but a few...let your imagination go wild! If you'd like to see last month's Olympic inspired bakes, check out the round up here.
The weather may have been a bit hit and miss in the last couple of months but we did at least enjoy some glorious sunshine last week. I even made it to the beach...and no visit to the beach would be complete without ice cream. I love these cute ice cream cake pops and they're a great way to use up cake cut offs!
There are two varieties here, the first are the mini cones. I bought the cones online and filled them with chocolate ganache. The cake balls on top are cake crumbs mooshed with ganache, the balls were pressed on top and then placed in the freezer to firm them up ready for covering. To cover, each ice cream was dipped in Wilton Candy Melts which can be melted in the microwave but to make them a nice runny consistency for covering, it is advisable to add a little vegetable oil.

These little ice cream cone pops were designed by Peggy Porschen and you can find out how to make them in her new book. I actually found the recipe in the latest Love Baking: Cupcakes & Sweet Treats magazine. You can also read a bit more about how to create cake pops in my previous post where I made Tiffany Boxes, Piggies and Blossom Pops.
The second type of ice cream cake pop is the Magnum style or Fab. These are made from cake crumbs and vanilla buttercream. The lolly sticks are available online or in some cake decorating stores. The shaped pops are again put in the freezer and the sticks are stuck in with a little of the melted chocolate. The ice creams receive a dipping in the first colour and they are then left to set a little before being dipped in the white chocolate.
If you can't get hold of Wilton Candy Melts it is just as easy to use melted chocolate. Both types of cake pop were finished off with a good helping of Dr.Oetker sprinkles.
If you'd like to join in with Calendar Cakes this month, you can check out more details here. We love to see your creations and absolutely all ideas are welcome...and if you're not based in Britain...no problems we love to see summer holiday bakes from your part of the world!

10 comments:

  1. Awww how cute :) these look fabulous!

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  2. they look very nice these cake pops. Love the colours. You are very inventive!

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  3. Wow super cute and perfect for summer! I love the mini cones filled with chocolate gancahe - great idea!

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  4. These look so delicious that I'm drooling. So cute!

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  5. Love those mini ice creams. Have my eye on them from Peggy's book. Got my daughter's 7th birthday party coming up at the end of the month, and these might just do the trick.

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  6. My kids will be thrilled with this creation!

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  7. These are so cute! I bet they really mess with your mind when you bite into them, they look so realistic!

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  8. Ah these are super cute, how perfect for the British summertime theme! Loving all the fun colours!

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  9. These are so good, I think cake pops are so fun and creative. Your ideas are brilliant and I will keep them in mind for all my future children's birthday parties!

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