Hey guys! So, a few weeks ago I went to Barnes and Nobles, and something amazing happened. I met Romina Russell, author of Zodiac! She was sitting and was signing books next to some random bookshelf, so obviously this was the perfect oppertunity to walk up and talk to her! She was super nice, and ended up coming to my school, which was amazing!
Because she was coming on a Monday, and her newest book Black Moon, the third book in her series, was coming out the next day, I took it upon myself to make Black Moon inspired cakepops! So without further adieu, here is how you can make your very own Black Moon cakepops!
What you need:
- moist cakemix (I picked chocolate to look like deep space, plus it tasted amazing)
- whipped vanilla frosting
- black candy melts (you will be melting these down to coat the cakepops, and if you can't find the candy melts, you can use candied chocolate)
- edible sparkles (I chose white, blue and purple sparkles to match the cover)
- styrofoam( to place the cakepops in as they dry)
- little bags
- lollypop sticks
Here is a picture of all my supplies together:
Step 1: follow the directions on the cake box and bake your cake! Dont worry about making pretty or anything, just put it into a cake pan and bake! But, when entering the time, take the cake out one or two minutes early, so its on the softer side. Make sure that it is fully baked though and not to wet on the inside, but also make sure that it is not overcooked.
Step 2: Take the cake out and use a spoon or fork to mush the cake around. Add one or two spoons of the frosting and mix it in with the cake to make it mushy, and no longer in its original cake form.
Step 3: Get out a big plate and begin to form the cake into tight one-inch in diameter balls. These balls will be the center of your cakepops. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and put it into the freezer for 5-6 hours until they are very hard. You have to make sure that they've been in the freezer for long enough, otherwise they will crumble when you try to put them on the sticks.
Step 4: after the balls have been frozen for 5-6 hours, prepare the coating. you will use the double-boiling technique to melt the coating. The packaging will say that you can microwave it, but that tends to dry the coating out. What you will basically do, is put all of the candy melts onto a sizeable metal bowl. You will then place this bowl over a pot of boiling water. Here is a link to a site that shows you how to do it in more detail, just dont put any butter in the bowl like how she has shown: https://domestocrat.net/2012/11/21/the-anatomy-of-a-double-boiler/
Let the candy(or chocolate) melt for about ten minutes while you continually check it. Mix is from time to time to check the consistency. Dont worry if they are not melted enough (like form me, this black candy coating didnt melt enough), because it wont end up effecting the taste.
Step 5: Take out the balls and place lollypop sticks in them. Make sure they are hard enough.
Step 6: Take the balls on sticks and coat them with the coating( you should probably take the bowl of the oven while doing this). Once you finish coating a ball, immediatly stick it into the styrofoam and decorate it. The coating gets hard quickly, so put the sparkles on fast so they stick. If the coating gets to hard to work with, don't hesitate to reheat it!
Step 7: Let the cake pops dry and put little bags on them. Wrap the bag with ribbon and Voila! Your cakepops are ready!
Here are some pictures of the finished product below!
And or course, here are pictures of the cakepops with Black Moon on the amazing Romia Russell's Instagram!
She took three :P
I had so much fun making these! They tasted great and looked amazing! Let me know down below what you thought about this, I'm trying to do some new types of posts and I reallly hope that you guys enjoyed this! I am so happy that Romina Russell agreed to come to my school. She was a great and inspirational speaker and I had so much fun corrdinating this event with her. Zodiac was so amazing, and I hope you guys check it out! I am going to attach some pictures of the event down below!
I hoped that I got you guys hyped up for Black Moon with these cakepops!
Until next time,
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