Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

I love the presentation a cake pop makes and how easy they are to make!  These cake pops are a little on the fun side.  These would be perfect to serve at my Flip Flops and Flamingos Party.

Here’s how you make them:

1. Bake a cake, any cake you like.  It can be from scratch or from a box.  I used a brownie mix (because that’s all I had) and added an extra egg to make the batter more cake like.  (Adding an extra egg adds more volume to your batter).

2. Let the cake cool completely.

3.  Once the cake has cooled either crumble it or put it into a food processor (that’s what I did) and let the processor do the work for you.

4.  Add 3/4 of a container of store bought frosting.  Any frosting you like.  I used chocolate fudge.  Mix with the back of a large spoon until the frosting is completely incorporated into the cake crumbs.

5.  Shape 1-1/2-inch balls ( you should get around 48).   Shape the tail and make the cake ball into an oval shape. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

6. Put cookie sheet into freezer for 5 minutes.

7.  While the cake balls are in the freezer, melt your candy melts in a deep bowl.

8.  Take cake balls from freezer, dip pretzel stick into  melted candy and push into cake ball.   Put the cake balls back into the freezer for 1 minute or until the melted candy has hardened.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

9.  Take cake balls out of freezer, dip sucker stick into melted candy and insert into bottom of cake pop.  Insert  the sucker stick into Styrofoam.  Place back into freezer for 1 minute or until the melted candy has hardened.

10.  Re heat the melted candy to make sure it’s soft.  Take the cake pops from the freezer and dip the whole cake pop into the melted candy.  Hold up side down by the sucker stick and whirl around to allow the excess melted candy to drip off.  Once you have the excess off insert back into the hole.  Place cake pops back into the freezer until the melted candy has hardened. (Sorry for the graphic picture)  🙂

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

11.  Select the jelly beans for the head and cut the banana runts in half.  Put the rest of the melted candy into a squeeze bottle.  Attach the half banana to the jelly bean with the melted candy.  Place in freezer to harden.  Glue the head to the top of the pretzel.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

12. Using a food safe marker add eyes.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flamingo Cake Pops

This is a LBC original!

MORE GREAT FLAMINGO IDEAS

FLIP FLOP & FLAMINGO PARTY TABLE

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flip Flops & Flamingos

 FLIP FLOP & FLAMINGO MINI CUPCAKES

Lady Behind The Curtain - Flip Flop & Flamingo Mini Cupcakes


Comments

Flamingo Cake Pops — 23 Comments

  1. I was just clicking around your site and my daughter (She’s 4) saw these flamingo cupcakes and went nuts! She’s very into pink and she’s very into flamingos right now. If this love affair keeps up we have her birthday cupcakes picked out!

  2. I’m so happy I found your blog through Kara’s linky party today. 🙂 I love it! These look SOOOO YUMM-O!
    I’d like to invite you to share your creations sometime at my weekly linking party as well. I am really trying to grow my party to include lots of creative projects just like this one. Thanks for the consideration and here is the direct link if you’d like to check it out :). ~ Tracy
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party

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