Valentine's cakesicles

Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with these Valentine's cakesicles, by Dani Brazier, for that special person in your life...

Valentine's Cakesicles Dani Brazier Image credit: Dani Brazier from Blue Door Bakery

The doorstop delivery trend that is here to stay! Perfect for sending as a gift, these pretty cakesicles, as featured in the February 2022 issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine, also make beautiful party and wedding favours. Simply change the colours to suit your theme!

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You will need

Edibles

  • 250g white chocolate
  • Edible gold leaf
  • Crumbled cake
  • Buttercream
  • Rose and white food colouring (Colour Mill)
  • Heart sprinkles

Equipment

  • Cakesicles mould
  • Piping bag

Instructions

1
Start by melting chocolate in the microwave in short 30 second bursts until melted. Once melted, add in a little white food colouring which makes the chocolate a better final colour.
2
Next add in your rose colour to the white chocolate. Mix well until fully combined.
3
Pour a little chocolate into a cakesicle mould and move the mould around to cover the whole of the inside in chocolate.
4
Ensure the whole thing is covered especially around the top edge.
5
Pour out any excess then put in a stick. Put in the freezer to set for five minutes.
6
While the cakesicles are setting, mix up some cake crumbs and buttercream together. Approximately a ratio of 5:1 cake to buttercream. This should resemble the consistency of cookie dough.
7
Add some of this cake mixture into the set cakesicle. Begin to gently press into the mould. Make sure you get under the stick too.
8
Fill the mould with cake until it is just below the top surface. It doesn’t want to come any higher than the top.
9
Repeat to make four in total.
10
Add in a little more melted chocolate in the remaining space and push it to fill all the gaps. Scrape off any excess then pop back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to fully set.
11
Repeat on all four cakesicles.
12
Once the cakesicle is set, start to gently peel back the mould and release the cakesicle. Start at the top and release downwards towards the stick.
13
Push the stick through the mould to release the cakesicle completely.
14
Now it’s time for decoration. Carefully take small sections of gold leaf and press this onto the cakesicle. It should stick easily however if it doesn’t, just add a little edible glue.
15
Melt a little more white chocolate. Again, add some white and a little rose to create a baby pink. Pop this in a piping bag and snip a teeny bit off the end. Drizzle some lines of chocolate over the cakesicles.
16
Before the white chocolate sets, sprinkle on some pretty sprinkles. You could also add a heart by sticking this on with a little chocolate underneath.

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