Lots of you have asked for instructions on how to make the angry birds cake pops... so here goes. May I just state from the start, that I am an amateur cake maker, and do it for my children because I enjoy baking. I am not interested in doing this for a business or for money... so please excuse any amateur mistakes etc... this is just for if you want to make cake pops for your kids too. :)
To start, you will need to make the cake balls. There are 2 ways to do this, in my opinion, the one way is far preferable to the other - purely on taste. My preferrred way is to make pure cake balls. To do this, you will need little round cake moulds or a cake pops machine, that bangs out 12 at a time, in a snackwich type device. (How very handy) Unfortunately - you need to order these machines from the States, so not that easy for everyone.
So - probably the easisest way to make the balls is to bake a large cake. When it is cool, you then crumble the cake and mix in some icing to form a mouldable consistency, and then you can make the ball shapes. Then place them in the fridge.
Luckily for me, I have a cake pops machine, so I make pure cake balls:
Chill the balls in the fridge.
So - thats the easy part over with, next on to decorating them! To start, you will require the folowing items:
From the back : White chocolate coating, edible glue, Fondant icing (coloured), powdered candy colouring, and lolly sticks. You will also need a polystyrene block to stick the cake pops in whilst they are setting and whilst you are decorating.
Melt the chocolate and then dip the tip of the lolly sticks into the chocolate
Then stick the chocolate tip of the stick into a chilled cake ball and leave to set
Next you need to colour your chocolate. You must use a powdered colour, as liquid will make your chocolate seize. Add the required amout of colour and mix very well until it reaches the desired shade.
You are now ready to start coating your cake pops. You need a bowl/cup that is deep enough for you to dip the whole ball in and pull out in one movement. If you do it numerous times, the cake ball will break off in the chocolate! It must be coated in 1 step:
Gently tap the cake pop on the side of the bowl to shake off any excess chocolate, then place it in the polystyrene block to harden.
You are now ready to decorate them how you wish! The possibilities are endless, you just choose your favourite character, and off you go! The angry birds and pigs are very easy to make, as all you need to shape are the beaks, noses, eyes, eyebrows and ears for the pigs, feather crests for the birds.
Here are my finished angry birds
And the proof is really in the eating.... and who wouldn't want to bite into that crunchy shell to reveal delicious, light cakey goodness