The grand finale of the Thanksgiving Feast-Harry Potter Style had to be one epic dessert. I mean, I was in charge of dessert, and I was truly concerned with coming up with something good.
I knew about cake pops, I had seen cake pops, and I had eaten cake pops, but I had never made my own. I saw pictures on Pintrest of Golden Snitch Cake Pops and I just knew that I had to make them. They would be the perfect dessert for this meal, plus I could make enough for 30-40 people easily. I investigated many designs and after long consideration, I came up with a great combination of cake, frosting, and design. Check it out!
Golden Snitch Cake Pops
1 batch of Homemade Yellow Cake (recipe follows)
1 batch of Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows)
3 bags of Wilton Yellow Chocolates
16-20 oz Marzipan
Homemade Yellow Cake:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
1. Whisk dry ingredients together. Beat in wet ingredients. Pour into a 13 by 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp half and half
1. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and half and half. Continue to beat for a few minutes until fluffy.
1. Make the cake, let cool.
2. In a bowl, crumble the cake and mix in the frosting. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight. This will make the cake balls much easier to work with.
3. Melt the chocolates in a microwave safe bowl. Simply microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
4. Form the cake balls into round balls that fit in the the center of your palm. Stick a popsicle in the chocolate so that you get a little on the end and then stick into the cake. The chocolate will help the popsicle stick stay.
5. Dip the cake balls into the chocolate so that they are evenly covered and place on wax paper to harden.
6. Roll out the marzipan with powdered sugar. Cut out your wings. I made tear-drop shaped wings. 7. Use a toothpick to create holes in both sides of the cake pops.
8. To stick the wings in, dip the end you are going to place in the cake into the chocolate and then stick into the hole you created with the toothpick. Hold for a few seconds to make sure it sticks. Then place back on the wax paper. Now they are ready to serve!