I made these reindeer cake pops for the children's Christmas party at work as I wanted to try out the idea for the design and also make something I thought would be fun for the kids. I did a cake pops course earlier this year and finally got the hang of making cake pops, so these were really easy to make.
As I didn't have much time, I bought a madeira cake from Sainsbury's rather than make my own and leave it to cool. I reduced the cake to crumbs, and then mixed it with some buttercream until I had a pliable dough.
I rolled the mixture into balls and placed them in the fridge overnight.
I had half a packet of chocolate candy melts in the cupboard, which I melted in a small jug so it would be deep enough to dip the cake pops into. I also added a tablespoon or two of oil to make the chocolate more runny.
I inserted cake pop sticks into the balls, and dipped them each swiftly in the chocolate. I used a polystyrene block to stand them in while they were drying - they only took a few minutes to set.
I made about a dozen of these, and they really didn't take very long.
I'm sending these Xmas cupcakes to Alphabakes - my co-host Ros at The More Than Occasional Baker is hosting this month and the letter we have chosen is X.
The December challenge for Four Seasons Food is party and these cake pops were made for a children's party. The challenge is hosted by Anneli at Delicieux and Louisa at Eat Your Veg.
Calendar Cakes, hosted by Rachel at DollyBakes and Laura at Laura Loves Cakes has 'jingle bell rock' as its theme this month and so I will send them my reindeer cake pops.
Cakeyboi's Treat Petite as the theme this month is happy holidays, and these bitesized cake pops fit right in.