Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pirate Hat Cake Pops


It was my son and daughter's combined Jake & the Neverland Pirates Party on the weekend just gone and I tried to keep the food closely related to all things 'pirate' so I thought of Pirate Hat cake pops. The thought of them was quite daunting at first. I considered buying a pirate hate cookie cutter to shape the cakes. Once I started 'squishing' them into a triangular shape, they short of resembled pirate hats. The kids loved them. I used leftover red velvet cake from the freezer which worked well. I love the less than perfect shape about them like a well worn, crumpled pirate's hat.


Pirate Hat Cake Pops

2 cups leftover cake
100gm (3.5 oz) dark chocolate
2 tbs butter
300gm (10.5 oz) dark chocolate
1 tbs Copha (or vegetable shortening)
white chocolate, melted (or store bought white chocolate writing tube)
  1. Crumble cake into a bowl so it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Melt 100gm dark chocolate with butter and pour over cake crumbs. (Reserve 1 tbs of melted chocolate for later.) Mix together until it forms a similar consistency to play dough.
  3. Take heaped tablespoon sizes of mixture and squeeze into a triangular shape.
  4. Using reserved melted chocolate, dip end of cake pop stick into melted chocolate and insert into pirate hat and place on tray covered with baking paper.
  5. Place tray in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Melt 300gm chocolate with vegetable shortening. Remove cake pops from freezer and dip into chocolate, returning to tray. (The chocolate will harden instantly.)
  7. Draw skull and cross bones with white chocolate pen (or pipe it) and store in fridge until required. 

6 comments:

  1. They look amazing Anne - I'm just struggling with the bit that says 'left over cake' - no such thing in our house :)

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  2. You've inspired me Anne. I'm ditching the cupcakes and making pops instead. Yay!

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  3. What a brilliant idea! They look amazing.

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  4. How many cake pops does this make

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  5. How many cake pops does this make

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