With Christmas just 10 days away I thought I would create another Christmas themed tutorial. So for this weeks video I am going to show you how I made these really cute penguin cakesicles / popsicles. Now if your new to this blog and haven’t heard of a cakesicle it’s a kind of cake pop which is made in a lolly mould, so you still have the cake on the inside and the layer of candy melts or chocolate on the outside but its in the unmistakable lolly shape. I absolutely love these, and what better treat for Christmas than some penguins wrapped up with earmuffs and Santa hats.

Penguin cakesicles Tutorial

The lolly shape lends itself so well to the shape of a penguin and for these I used 2 different colours of candy melts, so a white for the front of the penguin and a black for the rest of the body. For the black candy melts I used a pack from PME and on first glance they look a little purple, but once melted and popped next to the white they worked absolutely fine. They were then filled with vanilla cake which had been combined with some vanilla buttercream to make the unmistakable cake pop texture.

I loved how these turned out, so whether you want them just as normal penguins or adorned with winter accessories they make a great addition to your Christmas dessert table.

For the actual cakesicles I used a mini silicone lolly mould which had a size of 38mm x 72mm. The lolly moulds are available in all different shapes and different sizes, but I though the mini size would be perfect as a bite sized treat with each one holding just under half of a cupcakes worth of cake.

Penguin cakesicles tutorial


I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial and find it helpful if you are looking to make your own penguin cakesicles. I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video:

Lolly Mould (mini): https://amzn.to/2l9jP8Y
Candy Melts (white): https://amzn.to/2JWSYLx
Candy Melts (black): https://amzn.to/2PCQd0s
Icing / Fondant: https://amzn.to/2t4XD4z
Sugarflair Dusky Pink Dust: https://amzn.to/2Cc6gPE
Modelling tools: http://amzn.to/2iU4CuQ
Edible glue: http://amzn.to/2iYkZXm

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