Thursday, 10 December 2015

DIY Festive Holiday Treats ~ Christmas Tree Cake Pops









I saw these cake pops on Pinterest and had to give them a try. They're so festive it's ridiculous. Plus (as if you needed any more persuading) they're so easy to make and definitely something the kids will love. 

The original recipe can be found here but I've written out everything you'll need to make these and how I did it below. 


Enjoy!










Ingredients


CAKE
100g Butter, softened
100g Golden Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
100g Self Raising Flour
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsp Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence or Extract
8 Wooden Lollypop Sticks (I got mine from my local craft store).

ICING
200g Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Natural Green Food Colouring
70g Butter
1Tbsp Milk
Smarties and Sprinkles for decoration


Method


Whisk together golden caster sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in flour and cocoa powder then add the milk a little at a time until the mixture is smooth and well combined. 

Transfer the mixture to a greased, loose bottomed 8" cake tin, smooth the top and bake for 20 minutes at 180C or until a knife pulls out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake (you know the drill).

Turn out on to a wire baking rack to cool completely. When cooled cut the cake into 8 using a serrated knife and insert a lolly pop stick into each (don't push it too far in or it'll come out the top and break your tree top).

Make the icing. Whisk together the icing sugar, butter, milk and colouring until smooth. Pipe over the top of each tree, decorate with whatever you fancy and there you have it. Festive Christmas Tree Cake Pops.

Kathy
xx

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