How To Make Super Hero Cake Pops for Dad

How To Make Super Hero Cake Pops

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What is it about Father’s Day that makes finding the perfect gift such a challenge? This year instead of another patterned tie or pair of slippers, melt your super Dad’s heart with these Super Hero Cake Pops made especially for him!

Supplies for Super Hero Cake Pops

To make Super Hero Cake Pops you will need:

• Cake pops on sticks, made from your favorite cake pop recipe

• Blue candy melts

• Red soft eating licorice or Fruit Roll-Ups

• Red disco dust

Meringue powder

• A small food safe paint brush

• A cake pop stand or foam block

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How to Make Super Hero Cake Pops

Start by cutting your Fruit Roll-Ups or licorice into the shapes of super hero capes and chest emblems. Fold the narrower edge of the cape upward so that it will attach to your cake pops. (If you are using licorice, you will need to flatten the candy with a rolling pin before cutting your shapes.)

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Create a mixture of half meringue powder and half water. Use a small food-safe paint brush to apply a light coating of the mixture to your capes and chest emblems. Before the coating dries, sprinkle the shapes with disco dust to add some super hero sparkle. After the coating dries, gently shake off any excess disco dust and get ready to dip your cake pops.

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Start by microwaving your blue candy melts in a bowl on low power for 30-seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30-second interval then repeat until the coating is completely melted.

Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and then into a cake ball, gently pushing until the stick is about half way through the cake ball. Stand the cake pops upright in a cake pop stand or foam block until the coating hardens.

Once the coating has hardened, securing your cake balls on the sticks,  you can begin dipping. If your blue  coating has cooled or thickened, repeat the microwave heating process.

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Dip each cake pop straight down into the coating until the cake ball is completely covered and sealed. If you need to angle the cake pop, gently tilt it in one direction and then another. Do not stir the coating with the cake pop or it may fall off of the stick. Remove the cake pop from the melted coating by pulling it straight up. Then, turn the cake pop at an angle and gently tap off any excess coating. Turn the cake pop upright.

Working quickly while the coating is still wet, attach a cape to the back of your cake pop and a chest emblem to the front. If you have trouble getting the shapes to stay, let your coating cool a little so that it is thicker and acts more like glue.

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Looking for even more cake pop fun? Follow my Cake Pop How Tos board on Pinterest for all the how-tos you need to make impressive cake pops and my Cake Pops board for an inspirational gallery of cake pop ideas.

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40 Responses to How To Make Super Hero Cake Pops for Dad

  1. My grandson will be over the moon if I make some of these for him! Thanks Janine! CONGRATS on having them featured in the magazine! Lastly, thanks for including my rainbow pops on your pinterest page:)
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  2. Cathy says:

    These are SUPER cute!

    New follower on Pinterest and Bloglovin!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! The party is open every Friday and closes at midnight on Wednesday night. Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    I follow back: bloglovin, Facebook, and Twitter. =)

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. Oh my goodness, these are adorable! :) How exciting to be featured in the magazine – congrats!
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  4. michelle says:

    how cool are they!? popping over to the mag!
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  5. These are adorable! I can think of 100 ways to use them :) Thanks for sharing!
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    • Janine says:

      Thanks, Lisa! I bet you could design some really cute super hero cookies that would look great next to these super hero cake pops!

  6. Nicole says:

    I will have to make these! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Nicole
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  7. Victoria B. says:

    These are so adorable and would be perfect for my son’s 4th birthday party. It is going to be a super hero theme! We are at that age. Since I already ordered our cake I am sure these would taste just as good as brownies!
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    • Janine says:

      What a cute theme for a birthday party, Victoria! So often I find myself making treats that are girly and pretty, these super hero cake pops were a nice change. Although I did manage to work in a little sparkle!

  8. Gloria says:

    I’m just stopping by to Say G’day from the Say G’Day Saturday Party. Have a beautiful day and see you again soon! Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

  9. heidi says:

    I love these! I know just who I’m gonna make em for too!
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  10. I love these! Such a great idea. I look forward to trrying and sharing them!
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  11. Those are really cute … I love the glittery capes! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}.
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  12. Felicita says:

    For some reason I can only see up to page 8 when I click on free preview. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?
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    • Janine says:

      Felicita, I just started having this same issue. I’m contacting Edible Artists Network to get it resolved. In the meantime, I will contact you via email with an alternate solution.

    • Janine says:

      Thanks, Diana! Please let me know if you run into any issues trying to view the tutorial. Working through some technical difficulties.

  13. What cute cake pops! Perfect for Father’s Day.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
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  14. These are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing this fun recipe with Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you at this weeks party!

    Angels Homestead

  15. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. These will be great someday for my grandkids. They will think I am soooo cool.
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  16. Shelley says:

    These cake pops are awesome! Thank you for linking up at Party In Polka Dots!
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  17. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    These are SOOOOO STINKIN CUTE!!! Love the touch of bling!

  18. These are so cute! Love them!

    Thanks for bringing them to Super Sunday – be sure to come back next week and bring us some more super stuff!

  19. Anyonita says:

    These are lovely & adorable! :) I’ve pinned them onto my How to Throw a Shindig board because I think I’ll need them in the future for my son’s birthday! I followed you here from the Marvelous Mondays link party, by the way. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link:
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