I have had such a great time making all sorts of yummy treats for St.Patrick’s day but I feel this festive day is incomplete without some leprechauns. lol.
I was thinking of making a cake or cupcake with fondant leprechauns but then I thought since pops are all the rage these days…. let’s make some leprechaun pops instead! I am so glad I did because they ended up looking ultra-cute!
Here are the steps:
Prepare your cake balls and place them on a tray lined with wax paper.
If you are not sure how to make cake balls, I did a tutorial on making them and you can check that out here.
Melt white chocolate and dip the tip of your lollipop sticks in it.
Push the the sticks into cake balls. Based on my understanding, anything on a stick becomes a pop….so, these are now called cake pops!
Allow these pops to chill in the refrigerator.
While the pops are cooling, melt some more white chocolate and color it green or use green candy melts. I found the consistency to be quite thick so I added oil (a little at a time) until I had a very thin consistency as shown in this picture.
Using an ice cream scooper or a big spoon, pour green chocolate onto a wafer cone. Let it cool until the chocolate hardens which happens very fast.
Here are a few tips:
- To give your cones a sparkly look, sprinkle some green sugar while the chocolate is still wet and then let it cool.
- You can skip this step of coloring the cone altogether if you use pre-made green colored cones. Some stores carry colored wafer cones.
In the meantime, take out your cake pops from the refrigerator and pour white chocolate on each pop. I stuck them on a block of styrofoam and placed it in the refrigerator to cool.
This will become the leprechaun’s face.
Now, time to put it all together. Take out your pops and pour some white chocolate on the top.
Stick your green cone on top and hold it until it sticks in place. This will become the leprechaun’s hat.
To complete the hat, cut out a black strip and yellow hollow square out of fondant and stick this around the rim of the cone using melted chocolate.
For the hair and the beard, squeeze out orange colored melted chocolate around the face.
For the eyes, I used blue oval sprinkles and for the nose, I used red confetti sprinkles.
If these sprinkles look familiar, then yes! These are the ones I made in this posting.
Add a black dot with an edible marker to complete the eyes.
Use orange colored melted chocolate to make a moustache.
And you are done! Here is a close-up. Cute… ain’t he?!
Keep in mind these pops are heavy so push them into a heavy duty foam to prevent them from falling over.
That’s all for now… Happy St.Patrick’s Day everyone!