Zombie Cake Pops with Red Velvet "Brains" How-To
MAKES APPROX. 30 CAKE POPS
Transform a traditional cake pop into a zombie cake pop for your next Halloween party or creepy affair. These are pretty much like traditional cake pops except that you have an easy to use skull mold that does all the work for you. Melt your candy coating, layer in a few colors and fill with cake pop filling. The show stopping part is when you crack the top of the skull off to reveal the cake "brains"...you'll have your guests screaming for more.
STEP 1: Paint Candy Coating in Molds
Melt the dark chocolate and green candy coating discs in the microwave on half power, stirring frequently just until melted. (Do not overheat the coating or it will be ruined). If your dark chocolate candy coating seems very thick, you can add a few drops of vegetable oil to thin it slightly for painting.
Use a paintbrush to dab a thick layer of dark chocolate coating on the eyes, nose and mouth of each skull mold, taking time to cover the areas thoroughly. Place the mold in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Remove the mold from the fridge and then paint a thick layer of green on the entire inside of each cavity, creating a shell. Place the mold back into the fridge for 5 minutes to harden. Remove, hold up to the light, and touch up any areas that seem thin.
STEP 2: Fill Mold, Add Stick, Seal
Press a small amount of red velvet filling into each mold, leaving a 1/8" gap for sealing.
Dip each sucker stick end in melted coating and press firmly into the mold, adhering to the cake.
Use additional melted green coating to completely seal the back of each skull pop. Place the mold in the FREEZER for 15 minutes.
STEP 3: Add finishing details
Remove the mold from the freezer and gently pop each cake pop out. Let them sit and come to room temperature again.Use the craft knife to cut and crack off a portion of each skull, revealing the red velvet "brains".
Pack some excess "brains" on top to enhance.
Attach the yellow candies using additional melted coating and use a food coloring marker to draw in each pupil.