Hi Chitlins! This past weekend marked my 7th annual cupcake party and allow me a moment to say that I’m super proud of myself with this years display. I (accidentally) bought two big top cake stands, an adorable set of old timey circus people cake toppers, and even those popcorn boxes you get at the circus.
But I think the pièce de résistance were these adorable giant cake pops fashioned as clowns. Originally I had wanted to make them on top of a cupcake but I didn’t have time to buy mini ice cream cones and felt that the amount of frosting necessary to make this work on a cupcake would have been ludicrous.
Of course make softball-sized cakeballs appeared to be equally as ludicrous in all honesty, but I think the effect was better.
If I’d had my wits about me I would have fashioned a Wayne Thiebaud photo shoot (like everyone in the food world seems to be doing lately) and really have puffed my own ego.
But a girl can only do so much after 6 hours of baking, let’s be real.
These would be perfect, miniaturized, for a kids party or for a carnival themed party. Or for a regular Wednesday when you’re feeling fancy, whatever. We don’t judge here.
Happy Hump Day!
- Place the crumbled cake in a large bowl and mix with half of the frosting until mixture is a near homogenous mass. When you squeeze a small portion between your fingers it should stick together easily without falling apart. Add more frosting as needed.
- If using regular ice cream cones, roll approximately ¼ cup of the mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
- Once finished rolling all the balls, place in the freezer for at least two hours, until thoroughly frozen.
- Once frozen let thaw slightly on the counter while you melt the candy melts in a large, deep bowl in 15 second increments in the microwave.
- Once melted dip the balls in the melts using a fork. Gently tap the fork handle on the edge of the bowl to knock off the excess melts and then place on the baking sheet.
- Immediately place a sugar cone upside down like a hat on the back third of the cake ball and press to secure.
- Repeat with remaining balls and let harden at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- Reheat and melt the candy melts if they've hardened and use small dollops of the melts to secure round quinns to the face for the eyes and nose, and for buttons on the cone.
- Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to two days.