Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Live on Stage is coming up, and to celebrate, Cherry’s made a short video showing us how to make Gaston the ladybird cake-pops with only 2 ingredients!
1. Red + Black chocolate melts
(If you can’t get your hands on coloured chocolate melts, substitute the red with white chocolate and red oil based food dye and use super dark chocolate for the black)
2. Store bought cake
(If your cake is crumbly, use a bit of cream or a splash of milk to combine it into a rich and muddy consistency. We used chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache icing from Coles)
In a large bowl, crumble the cake with your fingers
Roll the crumbs into smooth balls. If your cake is too crumbly, use a splash of milk or cream to help it combine
Dip those balls into the melted red chocolate and place them in the freezer to set for a few minutes. Then dip the tips in the black chocolate for Gaston’s face. We added extra red powdered food dye to make our Gastons super bright. We found the chocolate was quite thick, so we also added a few drops of vegetable oil for a runnier dip
We found these gorgeous edible googley eyeballs from our local cake supply shop. You could substitute these with a spot of white and black chocolate
To complete the look, draw a stripe down the centre and a few spots with the black chocolate. You could use an icing pen but we made a piping bag by filling up a small snap lock snack bag with melted warm runny chocolate and snipped a tiny hole in one corner. We also pipped a red smile and rosy cheeks for extra Gaston life-likeness 🙂
Ta-da! Poke the bugs on cake-pop sticks and stand them up on a Styrofoam cake-stand. Keep them in the fridge before serving. Yum!
Tickets to Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom – Live on Stage! won’t last as long as these tasty Gaston cake pops! Don’t miss out on all the fun and magic, book your tickets now at www.benandhollylive.com.au Hope to see you there! #BenandHollyLiveAU