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)
- Crumble cake into a bowl so it resembles breadcrumbs.
- 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.
- Take heaped tablespoon sizes of mixture and squeeze into a triangular shape.
- 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.
- Place tray in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Melt 300gm chocolate with vegetable shortening. Remove cake pops from freezer and dip into chocolate, returning to tray. (The chocolate will harden instantly.)