Sheep Pops

Some of you may remember that, once upon a time, I made some passable-looking Boston Terrier Cake Pops, yes? Well, not so very long ago, my sister asked if I would be willing to undertake the making of some more ovine pops in honor of an upcoming baby-shower. Always game for a challenge, I went for it!  After making the cake pops (which are laughably easy to throw together – don’t let anybody tell you otherwise!), I set about the decorating of the flock.

Things you need to make sheep cake pops

CandiQuik (which I bought at Target!) and Wilton Fondant were my two major staples for this project. Don’t even bother with melting of white chocolate, it’s a lumpy disaster every time! Also, without fondant, you would have some headless little sheepies, which is a little gruesome if you ask me. The black fondant was easy to work with and simple enough to form into little sheep heads with a quick process!

Making Fondant Sheep HeadsNow, once there are heads, the eyes become extra important. I bought pre-made eyes, because I didn’t feel like piping anything out of a pastry tube this evening, but I don’t want them to fall off or pop out at the baby shower, so I mixed a little powdered sugar and water, or as I like to call it: sugar mortar. Just a teeny dab on the back of each little frosting eye helped everything to stick together nicely.

Securing the eyes...After the heads were completed, I melted the candiquik and started to douse the cake-pops with white chocolate, making sure to attach a sheep-face to each one while I was at it!

chocolate coverageI made a few of the sheep coated with the small round pastry-decorations you see above, and they turned out adorable, but wound up being oodles and scads of extra work that I couldn’t bring myself to do for very long on a late Wednesday evening, so shorn sheep became a fast pop-decor choice!

A Flock of Sweet Deliciousness

And voilà, the puffy little sheep are ready to be herded over to the baby shower and devoured by pregnant ladies (or, at least one!). Would I make these again? Absolutely! Definitely do-able!

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Published by Abby

Dabbling in decoratives is an ongoing obsession. I love having a go at This, That and the Other. . . tackling projects that tickle my fancy, hoarding costumes (for the "Someday" that I own a dress-up tea-house for grown-ups) and hosting themed parties whenever I am not immersed in teaching French and Writing to high school students. In the interest of full transparency, there's something serious you should know: I overuse the ellipsis . . . frequently. Embarassingly enough, it seems to be the punctuation that best captures my stream of thought as it flits off of one subject and towards the next!

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