Kids love Halloween (mostly) and as such this will be the first of a few posts of ghoul-proof recipes to make with the little (skelet)’uns.
It’s also probably worth mentioning now that my husband bet I couldn’t fit 20 Halloween puns in a single ghost… sorry, post:
You will of course need a cake pop mould. These are available in Lakeland, Hobbycraft or Amazon. We used a 24 cup silicone mould which was less than a fiver online and works a trick or treat:
100g hair raising (self raising) Flour
100g caster sugar
400g white chocolate
Ready to roll icing in black and green
Silver pearl sprinkles
Preheat your oven to 180°C
Line 2 baking sheets with greeseproof paper
Take your large mixing Boowl and monster mash your butter and sugar together until spooktacutaly combined.
Add your eerie eggs and once creepily curdled mix in your flour.
Using a terrifying teaspoon fill your cake pop mould until each cup is nearly full and pop the top layer on.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cakes are turning golden when you lift the corner of the top mould.
Transfer to a wicked wire rack to cool completely.
Roll out your black and green icing to 1cm thickness. If your feeling confident make a stencil by drawing around a 5 pence and 10 pence coin on baking paper. You can then cut these out with scissors and use as a template.
We however used 2 different sized piping nozzles as icing cutters. If you have this as an option it’s far quicker!
Stamp out 12 large green circles and 12 smaller black ones. Pop the black circles on top of the green to make your eerie eyes.
Break up the white chocolate into chunks and blast in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir. Then blast for 5-10 second intervals giving a good spooky stir in between until melted.
Stab the cake pops with the Lolly steaks (sticks) and, holding over the bowl of melted chocolate, spoon white chocolate over until coated.
Place on the baking sheets and pop into the freaky fridge until almost completely set (15 minutes approx).
On half of your cake pops attach the icing eyes. There should be enough stickiness in the chocolate to affix these but if not dab a small amount of melted chocolate onto the cake pop beforehand.
With the remaining half, hold your cake pop over your melty bowl and drizzle chocoloate black and forth over the top to create lines. Press in 2 silver sugar pearls for eyes and bone-chill Bob’s your uncle!
Pop back in the the fridge to set before serving 👻☠😈