Dreidel Cake Pops
SIZE: Other (Cake Pops)
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
These delightful dreidel look-alikes will have everyone spinning with delight!
1. Mix cake scraps with about ¼ parts buttercream in a bowl and chill. You will need candy sticks (available at most craft stores), white dipping chocolate or white chocolate candy melts and blue sanding sugar. Have a piece of Styrofoam ready to accept pops as they’re completed.
2. When chilled, press some of the cake scrap mix into a 1.5” square cookie cutter; release. Continue until you have the desired number of cake squares; leave enough pop mix to fashion dreidel tips. Chill again.
3. When rechilled, use remaining mix to sculpt a point on one side of each square.
4. Melt a small amount of white chocolate or white candy melt on the stove top or in a microwave; dip a candy stick in a bit of chocolate and insert into one cake ball, on the side opposing the point, about halfway. The melted chocolate will help the cake ball stick fast to the stick. Repeat this step until all cake balls are fitted with sticks. Chill thoroughly for easy handling.
5. When all your dreidels have been assembled, melt enough white chocolate to fill a small or medium bowl at least halfway. Dip each pop into the melted chocolate to cover; let drips fall from the pop by tapping the pop’s stick on the bowl rim to remove excess. Let pops set.
6. When you are ready to decorate, pour a little sanding sugar in a bowl for easy access. Then fill a small parchment triangle with melted chocolate and cut a small opening for piping. It’s best not to use a metal tip to pipe, as the chocolate will set up and plug the tip within just a few moments. Pipe a square around the edges of one side of each pop and lightly sprinkle—do not dip—with sanding sugar. Repeat this process with each side of each pop; make sure chocolate and sprinkles are set before rotating.
7. Hebrew letters can be drawn with an edible ink pen or piped in royal icing tinted with Lucks Sky Blue Liqua-Gel Color; you can also use a dab of melted chocolate to affix Star of David Dec-Ons® decorations to each side.
Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz