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How to Make Pilgrim and Indian Cake Pops

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Fun Treats

Check out this fun treat idea kids and adults will love for your Fall and Thanksgiving Day Parties. Try your hand at making some Pilgrim and Indian Cake Pops, best part is I am going to show you how right here  – Step by Step !!

So I thought I would break out my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker to create a Fall Treat for the kids. It has been awhile since I made some Cake Pops so I decided I would create some Pilgrims and Indians.

Now I have never done anything like this before – I have always just covered my Cake Pops in Chocolate and Sprinkles.  I wanted to venture out I guess and I am very happy with my end result – Now if I can do this so can you !! While I was creating these I documented my steps so I can share how EASY they were to make. Now don’t get me wrong they do take some time to create, but the end product is soooo worth it !!!

Here is what I used to create my Pilgrim and Indian Cake Pops:

  • Cake Pops of course – I used my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker to create mine, but if you make them another way that will work. I chose to make a Vanilla Cake.
  • Vanilla Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • Make n Mold Fine Point Decorating Bottle ( A Plastic Bottle used for melting and decorating with Chocolate)
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Black & Yellow Decorator Icing/Gel
  • Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds (Indian)
  • Fruit Roll Ups (Indian)
  • Black Licorice called Crows (Pilgrim Hat)
  • Licorice Pontefract Cakes (Pilgrim Hat) Found at my Candy Store.

 So first I made all my Cake Balls in my Cake Pop Maker. I actually did them the night before I did my decorating. I would have done them later in the night, but I got too sleepy. Next I melted my Vanilla Chocolate in a double boiler and secured my sticks. To do this I just dipped the top of the Lollipop Stick into the chocolate and put it into my Cake Ball. Then I took those and stuck them into the fridge to set. This makes it easier later when it was time to cover the whole pop – helps secure them on.

While my Cake Pops were setting up I decided to create my Pilgrim Hats. I was lucky to find these Black Licorice Crows (never heard of them before) and these Licorice Pontefract Cakes (never heard of these either – they are really just Licorice Discs) at my local candy store. They were perfect, but you can use other things for the hat if you cannot find them like a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cup on top of a Cookie etc…

So I took a nice blob of the Vanilla Chocolate on the bottom of the Crow and placed it onto the top of one of the Licorice Pontefract Cakes. I made sure there was enough to seep out the edges to create the belt. Then using a Yellow Decorator Icing I added a Buckle. I then stuck those in the Fridge to set.

For my Pilgrims I decided to cut a tiny bit of the Cake Ball on the top so the Hat would sit nicely on his head later on. After I did that I dipped and coated them in my Vanilla Chocolate. Then I dipped all my other ones. Some I decorated with Fall Sprinkles as fillers in my Basket. I put them all in the Fridge to set up before my next steps.

Once my Cake Pops were set I gave all my future Pilgrims and Indians Eyes and Ears. I did this simply by taking a toothpick and dabbing a nose and 2 ears on. Then back in the Fridge they went to set before the next steps.

Next it was time to bring them to life. First I melted my Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers in my Make n Mold Fine Point Decorating Bottle. Then I added hair on my Pilgrims just by squeezing on the Chocolate – so easy !!! Then I just stuck on the Pilgrim Hat. I then stuck them into the Fridge to set before the got faces.

While the Pilgrims were setting it up it was time to make some Indians. I took some Fruit Roll Ups and cut some strips to the size of my Cake Balls (big enough to go around).  I Then added some hair to them like I did the Pilgrims, while the Chocolate was still wet I added on the Headband. Then I took my Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds and placed them towards the back of the head by the Headband to create the Indian Headdress. Then off they all went into the Fridge to set.

Last Step – Faces !! Once my Pilgrims and Indians were all set I added their Faces using some Black Decorator Gel. I had fun with this part and gave them all a little variation in their smiles.

That is it !!! Now come on that was not too difficult was it?

I stuck them all into a Festive Fall Basket and they looked great.

I had some of my friends stop by for Dessert to eat up all the Cake Pops – they were HUGE hit with them all (Young and Old) and gone within minutes !!!

So what do you think – Are you going to give them a try? If so make sure you share your photos with me because I would love to see them !!

Enjoy !!

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