27 Sep 2016

Halloween Cake Pops by Jane Asher

Cake pops can be transformed into all kinds of interesting objects and creatures for Halloween! With Jane Asher’s bakeware range and recipe, making these scary (and tasty) cake pops is easy and fun. The pops on sticks are also great for handing out to Trick or Treaters!

“Have a great October 31stLove Jane x”

cake popsCake pops (makes 24):

You will need:

  • 125g digestive biscuits
  • 75g plain chocolate chips
  • 75g milk chocolate chips
  • 50g butter
  • 75g golden syrup
  • 35g sultanas or currants
  • 12g mini marshmallows
  1. Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and beat into small pieces using a rolling pin.
  2. Melt the butter, chocolate chips and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl over gently simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bowl). Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. Stir in the fruit, marshmallows and broken biscuits.
  3. Using the back of a teaspoon, press the mix into both halves of the cake pops mould (no need to grease) until the mix is level with the surface, eliminating any air pockets as you do. Press the two halves of the mould together.
  4. Leave in the fridge for an hour or until completely set.
  5. Take the cake pops out of the mould and gently push the cake pop sticks into each one before decorating.

cake pops eyesFor the eyeballs

“Thanks and credit to Poundland customer John King for giving me the idea of the creepy eyeballs!” – Jane Asher

You will need:

  • White chocolate chips
  • Blue writing icing
  • Red writing icing
  • Dark chocolate writing icing
  1. Melt some white chocolate chips in a bowl over hot water as before. Dip each cake pop into the chocolate, using a spoon to help pour it all over each one. Place on a cake pop holder in the fridge until set.
  2. Add a blue iris, dark chocolate pupil and red veins to each one with the writing icings. Chill them for a few minutes until set.

Hallowe'en Cake Pops - GhostsFor the ghosts

  1. Cut squares or rectangles out of white, rolled icing and drape over each cake pop. Add eyes with dark chocolate writing icing.

For the spiders

  1. Make cupcakes and cover the top with white icing. Allow to set.
  2. Melt some dark chocolate chips and pipe spider legs onto some non-stick baking paper. Put in the fridge to set.
  3. spider cakesMeanwhile, dip each cake pop into melted milk or dark chocolate chips then roll in choco flavoured strands. Add eyes using white and chocolate writing icing.
  4. Carefully remove the legs from the baking paper. Place each cake pop onto a cupcake and attach the legs with a little melted chocolate. Allow to set.

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  • Robert Williams

    Love these cake-pops! Clever idea spookily ghoulishly tasty!!

  • John-Paul Simpson

    My eyeball idea made it

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