How To Make Super Hero Cake Pops for Dad

How To Make Super Hero Cake PopsWhat 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

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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.

***UPDATE: Please note that since this blog post was written, I have discovered that there is some debate over the use of disco dust on food products. It is marketed for cake decorating, but it is not FDA approved and is labeled only as “non-toxic”. My understanding is that it is not digested by the body and will pass through harmlessly in small amounts. For an edible alternative to disco dust, try Wilton Cake Sparkles or Sugarpaste Crystal Colors.***

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

  1. 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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  2. Shelley says:

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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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  9. Bianca says:

    I think LOUIS from One Direction will love these.
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