Supply List for
Sweet Whimsy Shop's
Halloween Cake Pop Class
From Your Kitchen
1. Cake Balls. Use your own recipe/method. Or try one of these: (1) Make 4-5 cake balls from a microwavable Mug Cake recipe, mixed with 1-3 Tablespoons of frosting, here, or (2) Make 30-36 cake balls using my Pumpkin Spice Cake recipe, mixed with about ½ cup frosting, here.
2. Microwave-safe containers for melting chocolate
4. Table knife, for “tapping” off chocolate coating from the newly dipped cake pop
5. Large kitchen knife, like a chef’s knife, for sculpting the Candy Corn cake pop
6. 2 teaspoon-sized table spoons (different from a teaspoon measuring spoon). 1 for sculpting, 1 for sprinkling sugar
7. Toothpick or Scribe for popping air bubbles (Search “Cookie Scribe” on Amazon for cute options. My scribe is from Scribes by VS on Etsy).
8. Parchment paper for piping chocolate
From your local craft store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby), big box store (Walmart, Target), or online (Amazon or specialty)
9. Cake Pop Stand or Styrofoam block. Amazon has lots of options for plastic/acrylic cake pop stands. Here’s an acrylic one that requires assembly, but is easy to clean. Other options are included in my Amazon Recommendation List. Styrofoam blocks are easy to find at craft stores and Walmart.
10. Lollipop Sticks. I usually use the standard 6” size, like these.
11. Candy Melts in Yellow, White, & Orange. These will be cheaper at your local craft or big box store, vs ordering online.
12. Small Pretzel Sticks, like these.
13. Orange or White Sanding Sugar. I’ll be using Orange in the class.
14. Black Candy-Coated Sunflower Seeds. I usually order in bulk from OhNuts.com, but you can often find smaller packages of orange and black candy seeds at craft stores and big box stores this time of year.
15. If you need to thin down your chocolate coating, there are several options. Usually Merckens (which is what I use for white and milk chocolate coating) does not need thinning. However other brands like Wilton or Make N Mold usually do. Wilton makes a product called EZ Thin, created for that purpose. Another option is Paramount Crystals. You can also use vegetable shortening or coconut oil. Do not add water to thin the chocolate coating. Water will cause the chocolate to “seize” and clump. Overheating will do the same.
16. If you want to pipe the black eyes & mouths and the pink cheeks (as I’ll be doing in the class), you’ll need Pink and Black candy melts. I will show you how to use parchment paper to make a piping bag. If you’d prefer to paint the details instead of piping them, you’ll need a small paint brush and edible paint designed specifically for painting on chocolate. Edible Art and Poppy Paint are two well-known brands for painting on cake pops.