As promised, I have for you the Mickey Mouse Cake Pops. I did these for favors, mainly for the adults. I mean, I have to thank them in some way for sacrificing themselves and coming to Chuck E. Cheese. Really, have you ever been to Chuck E. Cheese for a birthday party? Yeah..... that's why.
I decided that Mickey was a Chocolate kind of guy. So I baked a normal chocolate cake and broke it up into pieces in a container.
Next, I added the Creamy Chocolate Frosting (in a can) and ...
Used a fork to mix it all together. Now at this point, you can start making the balls by hand, BUT I found this really useful ball maker (I am laughing silly right now) on eBay. And the proceeds went to a good cause.
Anyway, I digress, I made 48 balls this way.
I then Melted the Candy Melts in the Chocolate Maker and Added some black candy color to make it darker.
Once it was melted, I put some of the chocolate on the stick and inserted the stick into the cake balls.
After this, they went on the freezer for an hour to set the chocolate. This is so the stick doesn't come out or the cake ball doesn't fall off when you are dunking them in the candy melt.
Next, usually I would have used M&M to make the ears, but bakerella had the awesome idea to put the Candy Melts themselves as the ears. So I dipped them into a little chocolate and inserted them into the cake ball.
After all of them were done. They went back into the freezer for another hour so when I dip them, the ears wouldn't melt off with the heat of the candy.
Once they were ready, I dipped them into the candy melt. Mind you, I had to put a bit of crisco so the melt could be more liquid. this is so you don't have any cracks in the pops. As you can see, some of my early ones have cracks because I didn't make liquid enough.
And that is it. Simple enough. I finished them with a plastic bag and tied them with a nice ribbon (Thanks Mom for helping me with the tying!)
Thanks for looking!