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Red, White and Blue Patriotic Popsicles

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Popsicles

Are you looking for a tasty and festive dessert to serve at your next patriotic holiday gathering? Look no further than patriotic cakesicles! These fun and delicious treats are perfect for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other occasion where you want to show off your red, white, and blue spirit. Plus, they’re easy to make, so even beginners can create a beautiful and impressive dessert.

I’m a big fan of cakesicles, and I love to decorate them for various holidays. They make such a statement, and these ones in particular are great for all of our more patriotic holidays. But you can follow these same directions, changing the colors for any holiday you can imagine. Try red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, or nice pastels for Easter.

These also are great for bake sales and fundraisers, as you can make a lot at once, they look super impressive for little effort, and they can be individually wrapped to make them even more enticing.

What’s a Cakesicle?

If you’re not familiar with cakesicles, they’re basically cake pops in the shape of popsicles. They’re made by mixing crumbled cake with frosting to create a dough-like mixture, which is then shaped into a popsicle mold and frozen until firm. Then, the cakesicles can be coated with candy melts (more on that later) and decorated to your heart’s content. The result is a delicious and adorable dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

Meaning of Red, White and Blue (US)

The colors red, white, and blue have special meaning in the United States. They represent the values of freedom, democracy, and patriotism that are so important to our nation. By incorporating these colors into your desserts, you can show your support for these values and add a festive touch to your celebration.

Patriotic Holidays (US)

There are several patriotic holidays in the United States that are perfect for serving patriotic cakesicles. These include:

  • Fourth of July: This is probably the most well-known patriotic holiday in the US. It celebrates the country’s independence from Great Britain and is typically marked by fireworks, parades, and other patriotic displays.
  • Memorial Day: This holiday honors those who have died while serving in the US military. It’s often celebrated with picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor activities.
  • Labor Day: This holiday recognizes the contributions of American workers. It’s often celebrated with parades, picnics, and other festivities.
  • Veteran’s Day: This holiday honors all military veterans who have served in the US armed forces. It’s typically observed with parades and ceremonies to thank and recognize the sacrifices made by veterans.

Benefits of Silicon Molds

One of the great things about cakesicles is that they’re easy to make using silicon molds. These molds are flexible and non-stick, which makes it easy to remove the cakesicles once they’re frozen. Plus, they’re reusable, so you can make as many cakesicles as you want without having to buy new molds each time. I like using these ones.

What are Candy Melts?

Candy melts are small wafers of chocolate or other confectionery coating that can be melted and used to coat cakesicles (or other treats). They come in a variety of colors and flavors, so you can choose the ones that best fit your patriotic theme. Candy melts are easy to work with and don’t require any tempering like regular chocolate does.

Why Candy Melts are Great for Beginners

If you’re new to working with chocolate or candy coatings, candy melts are a great choice. They’re easy to melt in the microwave or on the stovetop, and they don’t require any special equipment or techniques. Plus, they set quickly, which means you don’t have to wait long to enjoy your delicious cakesicles.

However, if you can’t find candy melts, or if you prefer to use something else, there are a few easy alternatives that you can try:

  • Almond bark: Almond bark is a type of confectionery coating that’s made from vegetable fats, sugar, and flavorings. It’s similar to candy melts but has a slightly different taste and texture. You can find almond bark in most grocery stores, and it’s available in white and chocolate flavors.
  • Melting wafers: Melting wafers are another type of confectionery coating that’s similar to candy melts. They’re available in a variety of flavors and colors, and they’re easy to melt and use for coating cakesicles.
  • White chocolate or chocolate chips: If you can’t find any of the above, you can also use white chocolate or chocolate chips to coat your cakesicles. Just melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, and then dip the cakesicles into the melted chocolate.

Whatever type of coating you choose, make sure to follow the melting and dipping instructions carefully to get the best results. With these easy alternatives, you can create beautiful and delicious patriotic cakesicles without any hassle.

A Note on this Recipe

This recipe assumes you have already made a cake pop dough. Since flavor is subjective, it’s going to be easiest for you to choose which type of cake and frosting you like. You can use a red velvet or vanilla cake to keep to the red, white and blue theme. Or, use food dyes to change the colors in your cake.

All that said, you don’t have to change the color at all, as the cake doesn’t really matter here. It’s the outside of the cakesicle we are using to impress folks.

If you are unsure how to make cake pop dough, simply crumble up a basic cake, add your favorite frosting and mix together until you have a dough-like consistency. Easy peasy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cake pop dough recipe
  • 1/4 cup colored candy melts, each (white, red & blue)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut oil or paramount crystals

Instructions

Begin by using a spoon to spread melted white chocolate into your molds, covering the bottom and sides evenly. It is important to get even coverage all over so that your cakesicles turn out well.

Once you have even coverage, place your popsicle sticks into the center of the molds, being careful not to let the wood touch the chocolate. It should hover over it. You’ll need to place the mold on a flat surface to make sure this works.

Place the whole thing in the freezer for 15 minutes ONLY. Any more, and it’s likely your chocolate will crack and break.

Remove from the freezer and use a small scoop to place your cake pop dough inside the chocolate molds. Gently press down to get your dough spread out, but be careful not to crack it.

Once all of your molds are filled with the cake pop dough, you’ll drizzle the rest of your melted white candies over the top to fully enclose the cakesicles. Try to keep the edges neat so they can be removed easily.

Place them back in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. As they are setting up, melt the red and blue candy melts inside their piping bags.

Very carefully remove the cakesicles from the molds, being careful not to crack them. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet to get ready for decorating.

Use your remaining candy melts to drizzle chocolate over the cakesicles, swirling in whatever way most pleases you. I like giving each one a different design, but you can easily drizzle over all of them at once. Add your sprinkles immediately so they can stick.

And that’s all there is to it! These are so cute and fun, and perfect for a snack or dessert.

Don’t they look amazing?? Such a fun treat for the family or any gathering. I can’t recommend them enough!

Patriotic cakesicles are a fun and delicious way to celebrate your love for your country. By using red, white, and blue candy melts, you can create a dessert that’s both beautiful and tasty. So why not give it a try at your next patriotic holiday gathering? Your guests will love them, and you’ll have a great time making them. Happy baking!

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cakesicles

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Cakesicles

Yield: 6 -7 cakesicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Looking for a fun and tasty way to celebrate your patriotic spirit? Learn how to make these delicious and easy patriotic cakesicles! Perfect for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cake pop dough recipe
  • 1/4 cup colored candy melts, each (white, red & blue)
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut oil or paramount crystals

Instructions

  • Make a batch of cake pop dough using whatever recipe you like. This is a mixture of crumbled cake and frosting. For this recipe, I suggest a red velvet cake, but any cake will work.
  • Melt the first color of candy coating as per package instructions. If too thick, add in the oil or crystals and mix well until smooth.
  • Pour a spoonful of melted candy coating into the mold. Spread it up the sides to ensure even coverage. Add more if necessary.
  • Slide popsicle sticks into the center, making sure they are as even as possible.
  • Freeze your molds for 15 minutes (more than that will risk cracking the chocolate, so be careful!). Be sure the molds are flat and that the popsicle sticks are not resting on the chocolate, but hovering above it
  • Remove the trays from the freezer, and use a small scoop to portion out the cake pop dough into your molds. Press carefully so as not to break the chocolate
  • Cover the rest with more melted chocolate. Keep the edges as neat as possible.
  • Freeze another 5 minutes to fully harden the chocolate, then remove from the molds by peeling from the top down.

Removing From Molds

  • To remove, very carefully loosen one of the end pieces. Peel from the top very carefully until it pops free.
  • Carefully push the sticks up through the mold.
  • Rest the cakesicles on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Decorating

  • Melt the red, white and blue chocolate inside their own piping bags.
  • Cut a small hole and drizzle the colors across the top of the cakesicle in a pattern that is pleasing to you.
  • Add sprinkles immediately.
  • Let set fully (20 - 30 minutes)

    Notes

    Troubleshooting:

    If the stick won’t stay inside the dough, remove it from the mold, dip in melted chocolate and insert into pop. Let set for 10-15 mins.

    If the chocolate cracks when removing, peel the chocolate off, and if no cake is in the chocolate remelt it and start over.

    If the sides are not fully covered, dab a bit of the melted chocolate into the exposed areas and let dry.

    If extra chocolate is on the outer rim, use a pair of clean scissors to carefully trim it off.



     



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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

    This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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