It’s only fitting that the first post have lion cake pops! They’re totally adorable pretty easy to make! Hooray!
The photo documentation for this project started a bit late so I don’t have pretty cake pop pictures of early stages for you to see. (Next time, I promise!)
Luckily, the only variation on the regular ole’ easy cake pop here is the ears. For those, cut your chocolate wafer in half and attach to the cake ball with a little melted chocolate. Chill in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes before adding the stick and dunking in the melted chocolate. The face is simply decorated with a toothpick and melted chocolate.
I chose peanut butter wafers both for the color and because the inside was fudge cake: you really just can’t beat the chocolate and peanut butter combo… unless you have a dreadful peanut allergy; In which case, you can. I did find the peanut butter a little stickier to work with, but better for finger-licking!
Okay, now for the lion’s chocolate mane.
Use a toothpick and some melted dark chocolate wafers to create small peaks for the mane. I eventually found that it was easiest to begin down at the cake pop stick, move up around the face, and then cover the back. It gets a little monotonous, but the end effect is quite charming. If you have time constraints (or screeching little ones), you can also use chocolate sprinkles. Plus, if one side of the cake pop is a little less than perfect, the mane is a great way to cover it up! (I won’t tell if you don’t!)
And voila! Your little guy is ready to go!
They’re so cute, I was tempted to not eat them!
… Tempted, but not convinced.