Cakesicle Tutorial

Cakesicle Tutorial

April 11, 2021

A Cakesicle Tutorial (?)

About halfway through this project, I struggled with whether I could call this a cakesicle tutorial.  But since I successfully made some cakesicles, despite the struggle, I decided I would, because ultimately, I have some helpful tips to share. 

In fact, I made so many mistakes, I have A LOT of helpful tips to share! 

So, let’s go through some basics on how to make cakesicles, and talk about some things I will do differently next time.

Amanda, What's A Cakesicle?

If you’ve ever had a cake pop, you already know what a cakesicle is.  A cakesicle is basically a much larger cake pop, but instead of a lollipop, it’s (wait for it) a popsicle.

They are really clever little desserts and end up being wonderful party treats, or favors for your guests to take home.  Cakesicles, in fact, could be easily customized to any occasion!

The cakesicles I made for my tutorial are Spring cakesicles, but I’m sure you can see how easily the color palette could be adjusted for a party theme, gender reveal, whatever you need!

Cakesicle group shot

The outside of the cakesicle is some kind of chocolate or candy melt (candy melts in our case).  And the inside of the cakesicle is a delicious combo of crushed up cake or cookies (I made both) and frosting.  They get combined into a kind of thick paste of deliciousness, and stuffed into the center of your chocolate coated mold! 

The Steps

Here’s where things get complicated.  The steps for making a cakesicle sound easy. 

Melt your chocolate – I used both Wilton candy melts, and the new Easy Candy from Fancy Sprinkles, so I could compare the two products and decide whether Easy Candy was “easy” enough.

Get it in the mold – I used 2 types of molds, a big and a small, each of which presented it’s own struggle

Fill the mold with delicious stuff – Or in my case, overfill the mold with delicious stuff :/

Seal it up with chocolate – Easier said than done when you’ve overfilled your molds!

Unmold, and decorate! – Okay, this part was actually legitimately easy 🙂

Simple, right?

There’s little way for me to explain in text in exactly how many ways I struggled through these steps… 

Luckily, there is a video to help.  In this video tutorial, I will show you where I made mistakes, and how I fixed them.

Here’s where things get complicated.  The steps for making a cakesicle sound easy. 

Melt your chocolate – I used both Wilton candy melts, and the new Easy Candy from Fancy Sprinkles, so I could compare the two products and decide whether Easy Candy was “easy” enough.

Get it in the mold – I used 2 types of molds, a big and a small, each of which presented it’s own struggle

Fill the mold with delicious stuff – Or in my case, overfill the mold with delicious stuff :/

Seal it up with chocolate – Easier said than done when you’ve overfilled your molds!

Unmold, and decorate! – Okay, this part was actually legitimately easy 🙂

Simple, right?

There’s little way for me to explain in text in exactly how many ways I struggled through these steps… 

Luckily, there is a video to help.  In this video tutorial, I will show you where I made mistakes, and how I fixed them.

Supplies Used

Materials used for this project are listed below.  Some links are affiliate links, and if you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  If you do, thank you in advance for your support of this blog.

Prism Powder by Fancy Sprinkles https://www.fancysprinkles.com/collections/prism-powder

Easy Candy by Fancy Sprinkles https://www.fancysprinkles.com/collections/easy-melting-candies 

Wilton Candy Melts single pack: From Michaels: https://rstyle.me/+VHVv7-b0ddJq1XUPDSdwkg 

OR From Amazon: https://amzn.to/3uuWK2v  If going the Amazon route, the multi-pack is more cost effective.  Split a bunch with friends! https://amzn.to/3cN4I0S 

Wish I had used this Wilton chocolate melter WHICH IS IN MY CABINET!!  Why didn’t I make life easy?? https://rstyle.me/+kQ7Eh3nZc6GyglgmFD9Cvw 

Pearlescent popsicle sticks: https://amzn.to/3fBncTR 

Gem cut silicone popsicle mold: https://amzn.to/2R2vjP1 

Small silicone popsicle mold: https://rstyle.me/+vfZ7ISLRDfpJ-n39yFBcMw 

OR From Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ulcvZK 

Sprinkle options that I like: Fancy Sprinkles: https://www.fancysprinkles.com/collections/original-sprinkle-blends 

Just want to try a little bit?  Here’s a tiny bag of Spring blend! https://rstyle.me/+50VCnmrpkKP5zX28DxA1LQ 

Going all in?  Here are large sprinkle assortments from Michaels:

Spring Party Mix: https://rstyle.me/+zFKJxQzbHKRPVbpchogsYg

Rainbow Sherbet Mix: https://rstyle.me/+VFAJWYvQjtEwHzyhudlnhg

Sunshine and Fun Mix: https://rstyle.me/+JetbUVOpzpP1EmC1NEeHyw

 

Would I Make Them Again?

Yup!  I spent this entire project thinking it was a disaster and wishing that I hadn’t turned on the camera to waste everyone’s time.

BUT, this is actually kind of a forgiving process.  The video will detail all of the things that I did wrong, but in the end, even with those errors, I ended up with cute cakesicles! 

Finished cakesicles

And now that I’ve learned all of the ways to do it better, the next batch it sure to be easier AND even more attractive. 🙂

I hope you enjoy!

❤, Amanda

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