Delicious plain vanilla cake turned into the most adorable piggy cake pops. Marshmallows are the main ingredient in this recipe for decoration. Super easy and so delicious! These cake pops have the perfect size for parties. Easy and no-mess eating.
I find so much relaxation doing creative stuff. I’m not very good at it, but I love it. As my job often takes quite some brainwork/thinking, it feels so nice to do something with the feels. Nothing can go wrong as it’s all about personal taste. Seriously, time flies by whenever I start some creative project. Just like a few weeks ago, when I decided to make these piggy cake pops. I think I spent a whole day making a big batch of piggies and getting the details right. So much fun. In addition, they’re not difficult to make, taste delicious and look super cute! It’s a win-win situation 😉
For these cakepops, you’ll need:
- Your favorite (butter)cake
- Cream Cheese
- Pink candy melts
- Pink mini marshmallows
- Dark chocolate (for the eyes)
You can use any flavor cake you’d like. I went for a simple vanilla buttercake, but chocolate would taste great too! Once you’ve got your cakeballs, dip them in the pink candymelts. Let is set completely before decorating with marshmallows and chocolate. Easy.as.pie. To let the cakepops dry, I turned a box into a cakepop holder. It’s so easy and way cheaper than the “professional” cakepop holders. It’s recyclable too 😉 To make the holder, just take a box and poke some holes in the top using scissors (be careful not to cut yourself!). The holes should be about 2-4 cm apart depending on the size of your cakepops.
To make the feet, ears and noses:
- feet: cut the marshmallows in half
- ears: take 1/3 of a marshmallow (cut crosswise) and cut out two triangle-ish shapes.
- noses: take 1/3 of a marshmallow (cut crosswise) and poke holes using a toothpick
Finish your cakepops by wrapping them in cellophane bags. Close the bags with a nice ribbon to make it look extra cute! And if you’d like, you can also make a DIY cakepop stand: take a firm disposable paper cup (preferably with cute print), turn it upside down and (again) poke holes using scissors (the holes can be 0,5-1 cm apart depending on the size of your cakepops). Make sure you distribute the holes evenly. Finally, arrange the cakepops in the cup. The weight of the cakepops will keep the paper cup from tipping over.
What animal would you turn into a cakepop?
- 75 mL milk
- 5 mL white vinegar
- 120 g all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 80 g unsalted butter, softened
- 85 g caster sugar
- 30 g light brown sugar
- 1 egg (L)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
- 150 g pink candy melts
- 64 pink mini marshmallows
- 20 g dark chocolate
- 16 cake pop sticks
- Preheat the oven to 180 C and spray a round cake tin (23cm) with baking spray.
- In a cup, mix the milk and vinegar. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and mix until completely incorporated.
- Alternating the flour-mixture and milk-mixture, fold it into the batter until a smooth mixture is obtained.
- Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake 18-20 minutes at 180 C or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool completely on a cooling rack.
- Using your hands or a food processor, turn the cake into crumbles.
- Mix the cake with about 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese. You should have a slightly sticky mixture.
- Form balls the size of 1 tablespoon. Set aside.
- Melt ¼ of the candy melts according to instructions.
- Dip each cake pop stick 1 cm into the candy melt and stick it into a cake pop. Set the remaining candy melts aside to set.
- Place the cake pops in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to secure the sticks.
- Melt the remaining candy melts according to instructions.
- Dip the cake pops completely in the candy melts and shake off excess candy melt. Put the cake pops into the cake pop holder and let it set completely in the fridge (takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of you coating).
- Meanwhile, cut the mini marshmallows into feet, ears and noses.** Also, melt the ¼ candy melts you set aside earlier.
- Using the candy melts as a glue, stick the feet, ears and noses to the cake pops. If wanted, you could also use the candy melts to draw tails on the back.
- Melt the dark chocolate and draw eyes using a toothpick.
- Let the cake pops set completely before wrapping them up as desired.
- *I used vanilla cake, but you can use about any flavor/type of cake you'd like.
- ** See: notes in text