Day 10 – Reindeer Cake Pops & Marzipan Balls

On the tenth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Reindeer Cake Pops

(or Marzipan Balls if you can’t be faffed with the whole cake pop malarkey!)

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan Balls
and the chance to win some lovely chocolate from Cadbury Gifts Direct too x

You will need:

Cake Pops – cake and buttercream or Marzipan

Lollipop Sticks

300g Milk Chocolate

Antlers – Wafer Antlers by Hollys Cupcakes here or Pretzels

Noses – Red (or Pink Whisk) Smarties

Eyes – Dr Oetker Polka Dots or white ready to roll icing

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan Balls
Cake pops are fiddly blighters and I thought I’d try these with both cake pop mixture and marzipan (separately not together!)  Personally I like marzipan and I’m not averse to it covered in chocolate so these were a winner for me.  The boys stuck to the cake pops, all the more for me then!

I’ve done cake pops a couple of times now on The Pink Whisk and I know they cause a little bit of trouble for some of you but there’s lots of handy cake pop hints in this post and will help you to successful pop making!

Take your cake and make it into crumbs (cry quietly now). I’m not giving you quantities for cake and buttercream as it varies depending on how dry or moist your cake is.

Add a couple of dollops of buttercream and mix together, start off with a small amount and mix in, adding more until you have a fairly dry paste consistency.  It should come together easily when you squeeze it and keep it’s shape.  Make sure your buttercream is made with butter as opposed to a margarine/spread.  This will set them firmer when they’re chilled.

If you’re using marzipan you will just obviously skip this step.

Take a small amount of pop mixture or marzipan and roll into approx 1-1.5″ round ball.  If the marzipan gets too sticky on your hands dust them lightly with icing sugar.

To create the reindeer face shape lay the ball in the palm of your hand and using your fore finger of the opposite hand roll it over the ball gently to indent the ball slightly and create the snout shape.

Never work without a cup of tea! Pink Whisk rule number one x

Set the reindeers onto a tray.  Once you have shaped them all the cake pop mixture heads need to go into the fridge to chill.  Chill them for about an hour.  They don’t need to be rock solid but they should be firm and not sticky to the touch.  The marzipan heads don’t need to be chilled (bargain!).

These pics give you the best idea of the shape of the heads (ignore the sticks and background for now)

Set up some sort of cake pop stand – a piece of polystyrene, a big egg box tray with holes skewered to hold the sticks – or the most genius use of a colander I’ve seen to date

By Andy Pronger via Facebook – thanks Andy! x

Here’s my egg box stand (devised for the Halloween Pumpkin pops – my reindeers aren’t orange obviously!)

Now if you’re making pretzel antlers get them prepped now.  Snap them in half and then break off a little from the curve.  I like pretzels too, I don’t mind eating the bits! Set them to one side.

Get the milk chocolate melted.  As per Pink Whisk gadget rules I’m using a chocolate melter.  If you’re using the pan and bowl method or the microwave melt it up and then allow it to cool a bit again, not till it’s set obviously but cooler than roasting!  If you use it red hot it may make your balls drop off – hmmmm!

You need it in something deep for dipping, it makes it so much easier.  Bowls tend to be wide rather than deep so think a drinking glass/yoghurt pot or something similar.

Take the sticks, dip the end of one about 0.5cm into the chocolate and insert three quarters of the way into the head of the chilled reindeer cake pop or marzipan ball.  Repeat until all the reindeers are on sticks.

Now for the cake pops put them back in the fridge and just work with 4 or 5 at a time.  Keeping the rest in the fridge will stop them from warming up and softening too much whilst you’re coating them.

Dip the reindeer head into the chocolate and twirl to coat – it should be done quickly and confidently – we’re talking 3-4 seconds in the chocolate. Allow the excess to drip away back into the chocolate – takes much longer…..!

The longer the pop stays in the chocolate the more likely they are to soften too much and drop off the sticks and we don’t want that to happen.

Once coated if your antlers are pretzels gently push one into either side of the top of the head, then place into your cake pop stand and allow the chocolate coating to set.  This happens much more quickly with the cake pops because they’re already chilly, the marzipan will take a little longer.

Once the chocolate is set it’s onto the decoration.  Dip a spare stick into melted chocolate and dot some chocolate onto the back of the reindeer’s head, stick two wafer antlers in place.

To the end of the reindeer’s muzzle another dot of chocolate and stick on a red Smartie, or a Pink Whisk one!

For the eyes I’m using the white circles from these Dr Oetker Polka Dot Sprinkles – they make great eyes – if you haven’t got them use small balls of ready to roll icing slightly flattened.  Stick them on with, you got it, a small dot of melted chocolate.

Add pupils to the eyes with a black icing tube (Dr Oetker) a cocktail stick dipped in black gel paste colouring or melted chocolate or with a black icing pen.

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan Balls

Ta Da – Cutie Pie Reindeer Cake Pops and Marzipan Balls

Now then, I have a Christmas Treasure Box and a Giant Selection Box from Cadbury Gifts Direct to give away to one lucky winner.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post! Easy Peasy.  Giveaway closes at 9pm on Tuesday 13th December 2011 and one winner will be chosen at random from all the comments received.  The winner will be contacted shortly after closing and chocs will be despatched directly from Cadbury to be with you in time for Christmas.

(If you’re reading this via email you need to come to the website to leave your comment – from the email click on the Pink Title, scroll down to the end of the recipe to the ‘Leave a Reply’ box. Enter your name, email and comment and click post.)

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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152 Responses to Day 10 – Reindeer Cake Pops & Marzipan Balls

  1. Diane says:

    Those are so lovely! I still find it hard to spend so long making something that is so lovely, only to have it be eaten. Maybe I can do it for Christmas!

  2. Emma says:

    Wow! These look yummy. I have some leftover homemade marzipan from decorating my Christmas cake and I think chocolate reindeer would be a great use for it! I can think of several people in my house who would love to scoff the Cadbury’s chocolate too…

  3. Aw, those are so cute. I’m definitely making them for christmas. (Along with most of the other christmassy stuff you post. :) )

  4. Syma Fareed says:

    These look amazing. How do you get the chocolate smmoth, mine seems to collect in lumps. Is my chocolate too thick?
    syma

    • Hi Syma, the chocolate can go lumpy if it gets too hot to begin with or if it is cooling too quickly, or even if crumbs fall off the shapes into the chocolate. Make sure the pops are chilled until firm, dip your pops quickly and keep an eye on the chocolate if its cooling too quickly heat it up a bit again to get it smooth again. If using something like candy melts they are too thick and don’t ever quite get runny enough for coating so you could add some vegetable/sunflower oil one tablespoon at a time to thin it – like you would for chocolate for use in a chocolate fountain. I don’t like the thought of this though so don’t use Candy melts, I use just normal eating chocolate. x

  5. Rosemary Guthrie says:

    These look fab! Am tempted to give them a try, thanks to your easy, step by step instructions. Thanks x

  6. Sian says:

    Can’t wait to try these, i had the idea of making reindeer cake pops the other day but chickened out, now i have a step by step guide i will give them a go. Thanks for all your great recipes :)

  7. Grace says:

    Hehe these are so cute! And winning chocolate is always a joy :) Merry Christmas Ruth!

  8. Fiona Otter says:

    They look absolutely amazing! I have just made some with my mum and they taste and look really good! Although not as good a s yours! Well done :) x

  9. Kezia says:

    Marzipan balls – what I brilliant idea. I love marzipan and it saves bothering with with cake crumbs and buttercream!

  10. Jane says:

    These look yummy. My kiddies would love to make these with me for Christmas. Thanks Ruth. x

  11. Carol Horrocks says:

    Hi Ruth, You always make everything look so easy! I love the look of these, i may have a go. I look forward to your 12 days of christmas every day i wait for your post to come up on facebook. thanks for all the inspiration. xxx

  12. Fiona Otter says:

    They also smell like christmas and everyone in my family are eating them up! Im sure they would also love a huge chocolate box! xx thank you!

  13. Leanne says:

    I have my littlest niece coming over in the week before Christmas to make Christmas cookies – I think she’ll love these, so cookies may now have to be reindeer! Thanks, Ruth! x

  14. melanie hayward says:

    Brilliant – not quite ready to attempt the cake but marzipan seems a bit easier. And the kids and mother-in-law love marzipan, so hopefully great presents too! x

  15. These look so good. I was wandering what else I could make for the children’s Christmas party and now I know. I always struggled making cake pops but your directions make it sound and look so easy. Looking forward to giving them ago.

  16. Vicki says:

    These look lovely. Shall try to make them for Christmas

  17. Wow! I love the reindeers. I shall be making cake pops as pressies this Christmas so they’ll definitely be included :)

  18. Sharon Fisher says:

    These are so cute! Definitely making them to put in xmas hampers this year. How long do they keep?x

  19. Abi says:

    These are genius! Love the Christmas pudding ones too- will have to find time to have a go at these :) x

  20. Sophie says:

    Those look delicious! It’s been too long since I had any Cadbury’s chocolate (Finnish stuff just isn’t the same). Your blog is amazing Ruth, I can’t wait to try out your macaroons with my sister at Christmas :D

  21. Ashley says:

    These look like the perfect things for the small persons school christmas party! Think I’ll be giving these a go! :)

  22. Sarah nattress says:

    Great idea to use up the trimmings of marzipan left over from three Christmas cakes. But also going to try cake pops too. Cant seem to find any pretzels. So hoping to improvise by drippling some melted choc on some greaseproof paper in the shape of antlers and freezing. Wish me luck.

  23. Sarah McMahon says:

    These are fab! I made the pumpkin cake pops for halloween, and think I’ll be giving these ones a go too :-)

  24. Maureen Silverman says:

    Lovely, I really want to make these out of marzipan – ooohhhh imagine chopping some ginger very finely and working that into the marzipan before moulding it!!!

  25. Bernice says:

    Cake pops just need practice. I’m still at that stage! Great ideas Ruth. Love the 12 days of Christmas again, thankyou x

  26. Nelly says:

    These are just too cute! I have yet to try making cake pops but everyone I have seen try them on twitter all said they were well fiddly! :)

  27. Elaine says:

    Hi I love your cake pops. I make them whenever i have any scraps of cake left from either a shaped cake or leveling a cake and if its just for us i don’t even bother with the stick! I’ll need to try the reindeer and also the xmas puddings they were fab looking too.

  28. Lynne says:

    These look lovely, I did try cake pops before but they kept falling off the sticks once I added the topping (admittedly it looked too thick to be a coating layer to me). I may try again with chocolate. Especially if Santa delivers the chocolate melter I asked for.

  29. Helen Hartwell says:

    mmmm I just need to try and perfect cake pops now ! Thanks Ruth for a great year of baking inspiration xx

  30. gill says:

    these look delicious

  31. Dave says:

    “Repeat until all the reindeers are on sticks.”

    There’s the joy of baking :)

    These look so good Ruth! I’m still on choc truffles at the moment but I’m hoping to get to these in time for Christmas…2011 maybe.

  32. Laura says:

    They look great! I used my leftover christmas cake marzipan in a stollen so I’m all out at the moment. But i am partial to a chocolate cake pop!

  33. sarah bailey says:

    i luuuvvvv cake pops, they are tricky little blighters, but you can be so creative. i am making cake pop snowmen, and penguins to go on my alternative lemon cake for christmas. thanks for the new ideas and tips

  34. shelley says:

    These are just too cute…love the idea of using marzipan instead of cake..going to add these to my list of things to try :o)

  35. Linda B says:

    Oh that’s handy, I’ve got some spare marzipan and these could be fun for Christmas week. And of course covered in Cadburys chocolate if I can keep it hidden without hubby eating it first.

  36. Joanne de klerk says:

    I love your reindeer cake pops, very cute! I’m going to make these for my son to take into preschool next week as a little birthday treat. Thanks for the great tips.

  37. Great step by step, I think I’ve always gone wrong by not chilling them enough so they fall off the sticks. Thanks!

  38. Alison Inglis says:

    Oh dear, something else to add to the list of things to make lol. I have Bailey’s pastry chilling in the fridge, I have a pile of paper cups and a Mary Berry Cake mix to make up and I have tins of condensed milk in the cupboard to make fudge. I think I will call my Christmas Hampers, Pink Whisk Hampers from now on lol!!! Thanks for all the recipes and inspiration Ruth xx

  39. Jemima says:

    love these! will definately give them a try :)

  40. Dawn says:

    Perfect for my Marzipan mad hubby,chocolate too he will be in heaven I will make him a few and add them to his secret stocking. :)

    Dawn

  41. Lynsey says:

    These are great, Marzipan is my favourite Christmas treat and these are much more adorable than marzipan fruits!

  42. Emma says:

    I love these! What a fab idea for a childrens festive party? Thanks for the ideas x

  43. Natasha Harding says:

    I’ve always been scared of cake pops because of all the faffing about and the time aspect, but the marzipan version sound fab! Even better I’ve got some spare marzipan left from making stollen! Thankyou :)

  44. Rose says:

    Oooo those reindeer look lovely. I know they would go down a treat at work – plenty big kids there!

  45. mary says:

    they look lovely hopefully i’ll get the time before christmas to try them.x

  46. Hayley says:

    so cute!! can’t believe how simple the recipe is, I may have to make my first foray into cake pop making for these little lovlies! a refreshing change from all the fruit cake and mincemeat that usually features in christmas recipes :-)

  47. AlleyKitten says:

    Yum yum. I have always found cake pops quite scary but these tips look very helpful. Thank you.

  48. Rachel says:

    Wow i love these cake pops but think i will be making the marzipan version,super speedy and delicous :D

  49. Gemma says:

    These are great, you make them look so easy to do! I’ve been meaning to try making cake pops for ages.

  50. Anne Theobald says:

    They look so cute. We can’t wait to make them.

  51. Cathy Glynn says:

    What a fab idea and look ever so yummy, I feel a baking day coming on. @pagan500

  52. Kate says:

    I love how the reindeer look like they have different personalities depending how their eyes / noses / antlers are placed. I think the red-nosed one at the top of the post is a little bit surprised to have his pic taken and put on t’internet.

  53. Helen says:

    i’v never made cake pops before but might give these a go with the kids!

  54. smilernpb says:

    Yum, they look too good to eat. I really need to make some cake pops. They look amazing, but then again all of your things do! :o)

    xx

  55. Vicky H says:

    Love the wafer antlers! Genius idea….

  56. Vanessa Cox says:

    They look great! I will definitely make them for my traditional Christmas party with my neighbours :) Thanks for sharing :)

  57. Ashleigh says:

    love cake pops and these look fab – the kids would love them!

  58. Kath says:

    These are very cute. Just finished icing my christmas cake, made your great recipe, really looking forward to eating it. Thanks for all the great ideas during the year. Happy Christmas

  59. Lynda Sanderson says:

    Hi Ruth

    Am really enjoying your Christmas / Advent items, can’t wait for each e-mail.
    I look at the finished item ……. can I do that?????
    but with the step by step pics and tips …. nearly impossible to go wrong.
    You think of everything, including shopping

    Thank you, thank you and Happy Christmas and New Year

  60. Eve Rubens says:

    trendy, cute and festive, I am onto it tomorrow

  61. I always love your blog updates dropping into my mail box, We have since tried making the pastry spoons and we are going to make more at our christmas parties!

    Really love these, I loved the halloween pumpkins too, they look too good to eat.

    Have a very merry christmas and a prosperous new year! Rachael xx

  62. Grainne Redmond says:

    Frankly Rudolph has never looked so appealing. These are definitely Top of the Pops!

  63. Richard says:

    Love your recipes and clear simply to follow step by step photos.

  64. Angela Moore says:

    These look great, I have a Cake Pops starter kit I treated myself to from The Cake Show, just need to find some spare time to make them now :)

    @daisyangel1

  65. Heather Walker says:

    Sound great!,my kids are now grown up but still love marzipan and your recipe sounds just the thing to keep them happy. Thanks

  66. Islay Gould says:

    Hi Ruth! These look delecious!!! I can’t wait to try to make them! They look a bit fiddly, but with your tips I’m sure I can make them :) Thank-you for inspiring me to get in the kitchen more often :)
    Islay

  67. Sian Loxston-Beed says:

    Love the idea of using marzipan- Christmassy and less time consuming!

  68. narf7 says:

    Hi Ruth…Is it possible for me to enter your chockie competition for my Mother in law Pat? She lives in the U.K. and we live in Australia. We tried to send her some of our local chockie bickies for Christmas but the price of postage exceeded the price of the bickies 10 fold! We give her Marks and Spencers vouchers every year for her birthday and for Christmas. They are convenient, easy to purchase internationally and she can choose what she likes but hardly a ‘surprise Pat!’ moment. I would love her to get something that would knock her socks off and surprise the heck out of her. Anyway, please consider this ‘my entry’ into your chocolate competition if I am allowed to enter from overseas for someone in the U.K. Ta! :o)

  69. Hilary says:

    How brilliant! I fancy making a herd of these to go on my Pink Whisk Christmas cake!

  70. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful and easy! I will be adding pretzels to the shopping list!

  71. Hannah says:

    ooooh genius use of pretzels, i’ll add this to my to do list, thanks :) x

  72. Ruth says:

    These look delicious – how exciting!!! Thanks Ruth xx

  73. Stephanie says:

    Another really cute idea for these are to make little snowmen cake pops – just pinch it in the middle to make an ’8′ shape and then dip in white chocolate instead of milk. Yum-my!!! xx

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  75. sue says:

    Ahhh my llittle girls always singing rudolph the red nose raindeer she would adore these, i’m not sure she could bring herself to eat them though . She would want to keep them,all although she does love cadburys chocolate as do I so maybe she’d be tempted:-)

  76. Diane Rogers says:

    Another cute idea – your website inspired me into Lakeland today for some supplies!

  77. Rebecca Riddell says:

    These look fab. Does the chocolate melter work with candy melts too? X

  78. kelly bostock says:

    don’t know how I ever coped without your recipes! Made mince pies last weekend, have stocked up on Christmas Cake mix and paper cups for tomorrow and these little reindeers are now definately on my to-do list for next weekend. Thankyou for all your fab ideas x

  79. Janie LH says:

    Love the idea of these so think I’ll try them with my boys. Just wondering though if you ever tried coating pretzels with chocolate to give a more blended look?

  80. Rachel Norris says:

    These are so cute, i needed something to top my Christmas cakes with.

  81. Stacey Woods says:

    Wow, these look great. I’ve not been brave enough to try the cake pops but will definitely have a go at the marzipan.

  82. I love these. I may attempt making them for our Toddlers Christmas Party, I’m sure they would be a massive hit! I was thinking maybe you could use piece of curly wurly for the antlers, do you think that would work?

  83. bakingaddict says:

    These are so super cute! Dont think I’ll have time to make them this year though :( Thanks for the tip on cake pop holders – the colander is a good one and I used egg trays last time.

  84. Mandy says:

    You make it look so easy – think I might have to give it a go though, they look so good

  85. Lauren says:

    I absolutely adore marzipan coated in chocolate. I made some simple marzipan balls last year and coated them in chocolate in a pan using a kitchen fork… not the easiest method! I will definitely be trying marzipan pops in the future! Thanks for the fantastic advice! One issue I’ve had after melting chocolate and using it to coat marzipan is that its great straight from the fridge but tends to melt quickly in your hand and to then sweat and lose its shine when at room temperature. Which made it difficult to give to people as presents or to transport to work. Any ideas would be very welcome! Do you think it could possibly be something to do with tempering chocolate?

  86. Sam Potter says:

    Awww Ruth, these are so lovely. My two pink princesses and I made some girlie cake pops after seeing your post about the pumpkin cakepops…..my girlies didnt want to do pumpkins, so we sticked up on the strawberry and orange choc and made some fab glittery ones which we all loved. I’ve got some marzipan so will set my girls on these later whilst i’m hanging wallpaper! Will be a nice post-paper-hanging treat to look forward to (and maybe make me get it done in double quick time!!) Happy Christmas!

  87. Maria Bateson says:

    Fab I was wondering what to do with the leftover marzipan I had from making batten burg yesterday, will do this today with my little boy, yay!

  88. Kyla says:

    They look great! Really like the use of the polka dots as eyes!! I think I should invest in one of those chocolate melters too.

  89. maureen warke says:

    Wow, these are just brilliant, will definitely be making these for family, using marzipan as we all love it.. Thank you for your inspiration…

  90. Samantha says:

    I have never made cake pops before so I’m looking forward to giving this a go! Plus I have leftover marzipan from decorating my Christmas cake so all I need now is some yummy chocolate and some antlers!

  91. Naomi Taylor says:

    Love the christmas cake pops! My kids always enjoy a good cake pop!! Great helpful hints!

  92. BeckyR says:

    Your cake pops are so cute. Mine would never look like that. Cadbury, mmmm good!

  93. Ita says:

    They look awesome!! Think I might try the cake pop and marzipan version!! :)

  94. holly says:

    eeee these are really cute! Almost too cute to eat! x

  95. Susan says:

    These are fab, im off to crumble cake right away!!

  96. Helen says:

    These look and I bet taste fantastic – I cannot wait to give them a go. Thanks for this great idea!!

  97. Hannah says:

    My colleagues at work have been on at me to make more cake pops for a while, I may have to give these a go!

  98. Syma Fareed says:

    Thanks Ruth thats a fantastic tip!!

  99. Jenna says:

    These look so good and actually don’t make making cake pops look too hard. Might have to try it again now!

  100. randi says:

    you make it look so easy! i cant wait to try cakepops now!

  101. Tracy says:

    Wow Ruth, these are the cutest cake pops i have ever seen, i must give them a try soon.
    Tracy. xx

  102. Janice says:

    These are fab – thankyou! I am going to make these when my grandchildren come for a few days next week, they will love them.
    :D

  103. jenny Miller says:

    I love the way you explain everything and make it so easy definately love the marzipan ones.

  104. Judy says:

    Brilliant just made them using marzipan, don’t suppose these will make it uneaten til Christmas so another batch in pipeline for gifts Thank you

  105. Lizi says:

    I have no idea how you always make it look so easy, but these are awesome thank you!

  106. Leanne says:

    They look brilliant! Great idea to use marzipan too. I might have to give them a go if I have some marzipan left after decorating the xmas cake.

  107. Vikki Peden says:

    I will be giving cake pops a try for the first time this Christmas. They will look great in my goodie box presents

  108. Eileen Wightman says:

    well done Ruth on an other great tutorial…you make everything seem so easy and when I follow your tuts it is really easy! Thank you and keep up the good work!
    LOL Eileen

  109. Kirsty Dickson says:

    Love the reindeer, they are fab!

  110. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    wow, great job! I have never made cake pops and after seeing your post I really want to. Thank you for the giveaway!

  111. Hattie says:

    I’m definitely making the marzipan ones, brilliant! We all love marzipan in our house. And I’ve just found a use for those wooden stirer sticks from coffee shops/service stations that I thought would come in useful one day and couldn’t bring myself to throw away . . .

  112. carol wood says:

    Wow, these look great will try making the marzipan ones, I think my grandson will love them

  113. Jennifer says:

    My friend needs a dessert for work and her daughters daycare she asked about reindeer cake pops and presto, I found them here!! Thanks for the info cant wait to make them!

  114. Michelle Warren says:

    These look so precious and beautiful. I love your 12 days of christmas ruth…its great having beautiful inspiration and yummy things to look at and make pop into my inbox each day :D XXX

  115. Tasha says:

    These actually look easier than i thought they might be. Might have to give them a go… :)

  116. Christine R says:

    I love baking but haven’t got around to making cake pops yet – I’m quite tempted now though!

  117. rachel says:

    i have wanteed to make cake pops for ages but ive never got round to making them…one day!

  118. Laura Birkin says:

    These would with out a doubt be the cutest cakes I’ve ever made! I am having a girlie night just before Christmas and cant wait to see the look on the girls faces when they see these!

  119. Jayne says:

    They look amazing

  120. Richard says:

    Wow, these look amazing!! I might try making them with leftover Christmas Pudding. The main problem will be finding room for them after all the rest of the food!

  121. Helen Huxley says:

    ABSOLUTLY FABULOUS, WILL GO WELL AT SCHOOL FAIR TODAY, MADE MY OWN RICE PAPER ANTLERS WITH A CRAFT PUNCH

  122. Tracy says:

    awww these are so cute – think I’ll use some of these in my cake pop display for teachers gifts this week. Thanks ;)

  123. Claire says:

    these look fab and I would love to give them a go with the kids – not sure they’ll end up as lovely as ruths though !

  124. Nathalie Jade Hudson says:

    I am definately going to try these for christmas – pity I dont have any kids as an excuse to make them!

  125. shirley says:

    Thanks for the suggestion of pretzels for antlers. Keeps costs down for those on a budget as well as suggesting the ready made ones.

  126. Tash says:

    Will definitely be trying the cake pops and would love a chance to win the goodies too!

  127. Jo says:

    Fantastic. I’ve been wanting to try cake pops for ages & these look so great! Time to give it a whirl. Thanks again Ruth!

    Keep Whisking! Jo x

  128. HELEN says:

    another great post. I love the reindeers & will give them a go if time allows
    x

  129. Jay Scales says:

    These look amazing! I keep wanting to try cake pops, but I just can’t bring myself to crumble the cake up! Think marzipan might be the way forward though!

  130. Rosie says:

    Looks so simple (as always Ruth!) Must try these this weekend.

  131. Nichola says:

    This is another great twist on the haloween cake pop and I just thank you for coming up with all of these great ideas for us at this busy time of year. Will love making these at the weekend with the kids for them to share when their friends are around.

  132. Suzanne GILBODY says:

    Love this!!!! We’ve had fun making these for nursery! What a fantastic idea!!!

  133. Tracy W says:

    Thanks for the recipe, we do love cake pops here, so cute.

  134. Julia says:

    Fab!! On reading your post I realized that I was making cakepops 20 yrs ago just never thought of putting a lolly stick in them. Also, apart from my sister and dad I would never have dreamed of giving old  cake crumbs covered in chocolate to anyone!!!!  Thks (ps would love too see some fine glitter sold in your pink whisk shop!)

  135. Ailsa says:

    Hmmm! love marzipan and so does my sister so thats our Christmas treat sorted although not sure how many will actually end up as reindeer!

  136. Natalie Newham says:

    Brilliant idea! – Not sure whether mine would be as good though! ;)

  137. Charlotte Graves says:

    ooh definitely going to try these – chocolate + marzipan for me I think!

  138. Craig says:

    Mmm, They look delicious!
    Clever use of kitchen equipment too! ;D

  139. Thanks all for entering – the competition is now closed and the winner will be announced shortly! xx

  140. Andrene says:

    These look fab. Will give these a go. Thanks x

  141. anne marie says:

    hi can someone help…if I make the cake pops in the machine will I leave them overnight in fridge in container? then cover in chocolate the next day and decorate, Going to try the reindeer lolly cakes.
    Any advice please?

  142. anne marie says:

    hi another question do you think I could just use choc sponge mix for the reindeer, then decorate without covering with chocolate? going to sell them at school fahre

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