Aren’t these christening cake pops sweet? I wish I came up with the design, but I didn’t, the aunt did.
The most difficult part by far of these pops are the little crosses. Firstly, I was pedantic about the size of the crosses. They had to be small enough to sit nicely on the cake pop, yet not too small that they would be ‘drowned out’ by the round pop. How do you get a chocolate cross of exactly the right size? You know the saying about ‘if you want to get the job done right, do it yourself?’ Well if you want the mould just right, you make the mould yourself! I shopped for a little cross of the right size and shape and made the moulds with food-grade silicone moulding materials.
Working with a mould sounds easy but is actually very time consuming and a bit of a pain. First you pour melted chocolate into the mould, then let it sit for a few minutes in the freezer to harden. Because the crosses were so small, I had to be very careful when releasing from the mould, and to my frustration, broke quite a few.
But all’s well that ends well, I was texted the day after the christening and told what a big hit they were. Thanks Liz!