Our grandson Zachary just LOVES everything
This little boy has the sweetest disposition in the world.... he has 4 older siblings and the patience and sharing nature to prove it!
Well yesterday was his day... and because he loves Elmo soooo much -- he deserved these sweet little Elmo Cake Pops. My sister Janet made these cute little pops for her grandson Evan -- he LOVED them. She followed the plan from Bakerella.
I appreciate all their input -- but WHO HAS TIME?
So here is Gramma Karen's' version...
1. Start with pre-made donut holes -- from Wal-Mart, Dunkin Donuts or any other bakery !
2. Make them more round! I had to scrape away some of the odd shapes, some sprinkles.... be careful that they don't fall apart on you...
3. I used the Wilton Red Candy Melts -- melted them with the microwave directions... but then I placed the ceramic bowl over top of a small saucepan of boiling water -- to give me more time to work with the melted chocolate!
4. I used the cake stems and pierced a hole in the donut before I dipped the stem in the melted candy... to make sure it would hold together for me...
Then I put just a little extra melt into the hole with the stem. I let these set up for a few minutes. (I did 4 or 5 and then started icing each one).
5. Instead of dipping, I iced the chocolate onto the donut holes - as there were sprinkles on them to start - it went fine using an icing spatula. Because Elmo has fur -- this works out perfectly!
6. Immediately put the eyes, nose and mouth on - as directed on Bakerella!
7. I was able to pause for a few moments - while things set up -- then I found my toothpick drawing out of the chocolate was more effective... I could even wait and add a few more dabs of chocolate with the toothpick later after everything was set up.
This worked out very well.
Zachary (and the other 7 grandchildren) LOVED the Cake Pops!
Funny thing is -- he wanted to lick the icing off the outside -- maybe the next time I will just put icing on them -- instead of the melted chocolate!
Yummy -- and fast too !
Here he is with the little Elmo Shirt I made for him -- using a purchased terry cloth bib. I used fusible (Heat-n-Bond Lite), fused on the back of the bib, cut around the outline and then fused and machine appliqued it onto the black T-shirt.
Depending on how this one hold up in the wash -- I might consider changing the method of applique and using the one I describe here. Time will tell.
Happy Birthday Zachary!
Lots and lots of Love....
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