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Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops

Halloween at Walt Disney World is a popular time for guests to visit Florida. Not only are the parks decorated with spooky theming, but the characters are dressed in their Halloween best, but one of the most popular reasons to visit WDW during October is the amazing Halloween treats! These Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops are the perfect dessert to celebrate Halloween Disney magic in your own kitchen.

Halloween Cake Pops

These Halloween cake pops are inspired by everyone’s favorite mouse gal pal. With a green and black monster twist, Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops are sure to be a popular dessert this time of year! These little bites are perfect for any Halloween party or celebration.

What are cakesicles?

A cakesicle is simply a cake pop! They are similar in taste and the recipe is pretty much the same. The only real difference is one uses cake pop molds and the other uses a popsicle mold. Most cake pops use lollipop sticks and cakesicles typically use popsicle stick.

We’re not using stick for these Minnie Mouse treats, though. They are super easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. The best part about these Halloween cake pops is that they can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until you’re ready to serve them.

Making Halloween cakesicles is a fun little project that gets the kids excited to involved in the kitchen, making them a perfect cooking project. The whole family will love this Disney snack!

Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops

Although they look complicated and almost too cute to bite into, they are actually quite easy to make. The key is in the molding process and using a high quality chocolate. For the eyes, we used white candy melts and added edible black ink for the pupils. You could also use M&M’s or any other type of candy you like.

How to Make Cakesicles

To make these Halloween cakepops, you will need a few items that are easy to find online or in craft stores. You’ll need to set aside time to make and let the Minnie bows set overnight, so make sure you plan for that.

Although there are several steps, these are easy Halloween cake pops that look like you spent hours making these most adorable white chocolate treats!

Here’s what you need to make this Disney cakesicles recipe:

Minnie’s Bow (makes about 12 bows)

  • Wilton purple fondant
  • Wilton bow fondant mold
  • Cornstarch
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper or a silicone mat

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • French vanilla cake mix
  • Whole milk
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Lime green candy melts
  • Black candy melts
  • Silicone cake popsicle mat
  • Cookie sheet
  • Wire rack
  • Disposable piping bag

Note: If you have a hard time finding candy melts white chocolate almond bark with green food coloring gel works well too. You can substitute mini Oreos or another chocolate cookie for the ears too.

How to Make the Candy Bows

  1. Dust your hands and the fondant mold with cornstarch to prevent sticking.
  2. Work the purple fondant, until it becomes soft.
  3. Add a little bit of fondant at a time into the bow mold until each space is completely filled.
  4. Press the fondant down so that it takes on the shape of the mold.
  5. Use a paring knife to gently release the bows from the mold.
  6. Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and let set overnight.

Making Frankenstein Cake Pops

Step One: The first step is to make the cupcakes. You’ll start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners. Since they won’t be seen, this is a good opportunity to get rid of those 6 Valentines cupcake liners you didn’t want to throw out.

Step Two: In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the cake mix, milk, butter and eggs together until combined and smooth. Then fill the cupcake liners 3⁄4 full so they don’t spill over while they are baking.

Step Three: Bake the vanilla cupcakes in the oven for 21 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

Step Four: Remove them from the liners and crumble them into a large mixing bowl until they are a moist sand like texture.

Step Five: Scoop about 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 C of the vanilla frosting in to the bowl with the crumbled cupcakes.

Then mix well with either your hands or a rubber spatula, until a dough like mixture forms.

Step Six: Remove 24 round black candy melts from the bag to make the ears and set aside. Using a microwave, melt the lime green candy melts in 30 second increments in a microwave safe bowl, mixing after each time to ensure the melted candy is smooth.

Step Seven: Once the candy melt is melted, spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the melted candy melts into the cakesicle molds. Move the cakesicle mold around to ensure that the sides are coated in the melted chocolate. Then place the mold into the fridge for about 10 minutes to let the chocolate set.

Step Eight: After the chocolate is done setting in the fridge, take about 1-2 tbsp of the cake mixture and carefully press into the mold, making sure the sides of the candy melt does not break.

Step Nine: Remelt the leftover lime green candy melts and spoon on about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate onto the top of the cake mixture in the mold. Place mold back into the fridge for another 30 minutes.

Step Ten: Carefully remove the cakesicle from the mold from the refrigerator and place onto a cookie sheet.

Step Eleven: Repeat steps with remaining cake dough & candy melts to make 6 more cake pops.

Step Twelve: Using a small glass bowl, melt about 1 cup of the black candy melts in 30 second increments, stirring after each round. Once melted, scoop into the piping bag and cut the tip off the bag.

Decorating Cake Pops

  • Pipe the drippy looking hair and Frankenstein Minnie’s stitches onto the cakesicles.
  • Carefully remove the purple bow from the cookie sheet and place in the center of the hair.
  • Carefully cut the bottom 1/4 off of a black candy melt that was set aside earlier.
  • Pipe a small, thin line of melted black candy melt onto the bottom of the candy melt.
  • Carefully place the ear on one the side of the cakesicle and allow it to dry.
  • Repeat step with other ear.
Not ready to make these Halloween cake pops? Pin the image below to your Halloween treats Pinterest board so you can find it easily when you need it.

Storing Cake Pops

Place the decorated cake pops into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

These would also be great to make ahead of time and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy, simply thaw the deserts in the fridge overnight.

This Halloween cake pops recipe is so yummy and sure to impress family, friends and Disney fans of all ages. So get your bake on and enjoy some festive, fun and delicious Minnie Frankenstein cake pops this Halloween!

Yield: 12 Cakesicles

Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops

Minnie Frankenstein Cake Pops

These Halloween treats are adorable the perfect dessert for Disney fans of all ages!

Ingredients

Bows

  • 1 package of Wilton Purple Fondant
  • 1 Wilton bow fondant mold
  • 1 cup of Cornstarch
  • 1 Cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat

Cupcakes

  • 1 box of French vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup of Whole milk
  • 1⁄2 cup Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 16 oz container of Vanilla frosting
  • 2 - 14oz bag of Lime green candy melts
  • 1 - 14oz bag of Black candy melts
  • 1 Silicone cake popsicle mat
  • 1 Cookie sheet with a wire cooling rack
  • 1 Disposable piping bag

Instructions

Bows

  1. Dust your hands and the fondant mold with cornstarch
  2. Work the purple fondant to where it becomes soft
  3. Pinch off about 1 tbsp of the red fondant and mold it into the small size bow
  4. Remove and place onto the cookie sheet
  5. Allow to air dry overnight

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners
  2. Using a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, milk, butter and eggs until combined and smooth
  3. Fill the cupcake liners 3⁄4 way full
  4. Bake in the oven for 21 minutes
  5. Allow to cool completely
  6. Once the cupcakes have cooled, remove them from their cupcake liners
    and crumble them into a large mixing bowl
  7. Once all the cupcakes have been crumbles into moist sand like texture,
    scoop in about 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 C of the vanilla frosting
  8. Using either your hands or a rubber spatula, mix in the frosting into
    the crumbs until a dough like mixture forms

Making the Cake Pops

  1. Remove 24 round black candy melts from the bag and set
    aside. These will be used to make the ears
  2. Using a microwave, melt the lime green candy melts in 30 second increments, mixing after each time to ensure smooth melted candy melts
  3. Once the candy melt is melted, spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the melted candy melts into the cakesicle molds
  4. Move the cakesicle mold around to ensure that the sides are coated in
    the candy melts
  5. Place the mold into the fridge for about 10 minutes
  6. Once the chocolate is set, remove from the fridge
  7. Take about 1-2 tbsp of the cake mixture and carefully press into the mold, make sure the side of the candy melt does not break
  8. Remelt the leftover lime green candy melt
  9. Once remelted, spoon on about 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate onto the top of the cake mixture into the mold
  10. Place mold back into the fridge for another 30 minutes
  11. Carefully remove the cakesicle from the mold
  12. Place onto a cookie sheet
  13. Repeat steps with remaining cake dough
  14. Using a small bowl, melt about 1 C of the black candy melts
  15. Once melted, scoop into the piping bag and cut the tip off

Decorating Minnie

  1. Pipe the hair and stitching of Frankenstein onto the cakesicle
  2. Carefully remove the purple bow from the cookie sheet and place in the center of the hair
  3. Carefully cut the bottom off of the black candy melt that were set aside earlier
  4. Pipe a small line of melted black candy melt onto the bottom of the candy melt
  5. Carefully place the ear on one the side of the cakesicle and allow it to dry
  6. Repeat step with the second ear

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