I made these Star Wars R2-D2 Cake Pops for my son who is a huge Star Wars fan.
What’s a Cake Pop? You know how a Charms Blow Pop is a lollipop on the outside and bubble gum on the inside and a Tootsie Pops is a lollipop on the outside and a Tootsie Roll on the inside. Cake Pops are similar, they’re candy coating on the outside and cake and frosting on the inside. Yummy!
To make Star Wars R2-D2 Cake Pops:
9 by 13 inch cake pan
1 large mixing bowl
microwave safe dish for melting candy melts
List of Ingredients to Purchase
Grocery store items
1 cake mix
1 16 oz can cake frosting
Speciality store items
powdered blue food coloring
powdered black food coloring
silver luster dust
1 tub premade fondant or 1 batch of
To mix up the mixture for the cake pops, add 3/4 of the 16 oz container cake frosting to the cake crumbs and mix thoroughly using a fork.
Lay out the wax paper onto a sheet pan. Roll the cake pops mixture into oval shapes that are about the size and shape of a R2-D2’s body. Place in freezer to harden before inserting the sucker stick or the stick will not stay in the cake pop.
Once the cake pops have hardened for about 1 hour in the freezer, place the sucker stick into the cake pop and return to the freezer for 30 minutes.
Melt the candy melts.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir, then melt, and stir again until the candy melts are almost melted. Stir to finish melting. Do not overheat in the microwave.
The dip cake pop into the candy melts. Gently spoon the candy melts over the cake pop. Let excess candy drip from the cake pop back into the bowl.
Place the cake pop into the styrofoam and let dry.
Using the black powdered food coloring, tint some of the candy melts gray and dip the top of the body into the gray candy melts. Hold it upside down for about 1 minute until the gray has hardened somewhat.
Place the cake pop back into the styrofoam block to dry completely.
Make to blue, silver, and black panels for R2-D2.
1 batch of
Mix silver luster dust with just enough vodka to make a thick paste. Use a brush to paint the gray area with silver luster dust vodka paste. Color a small amount of fondant blue by adding blue powdered food color and kneading until it is blue. Roll out the fondant using a small rolling pin. Cut into small rectangles and squares and place on top of the silver area for the top of R2-D2. If they do not stick, place a small amount of water to the back of each blue piece, then place onto R2-D2.
Shape and place blue pieces of fondant for the front of R2-D2.
Color some fondant gray using black powdered food color. Shape and place gray pieces of fondant for the front of R2-D2.
Mix silver luster dust with just enough vodka to make a thick paste. Use a brush to paint the gray area with silver luster dust vodka paste.
Color some fondant black using black powdered food color. Shape and place a black piece of fondant on the front of R2-D2.
Here’s R2-D2 with some of my other Star Wars Cake Pops: