Only seven days left till Halloween. For the last time, Domi’s Bake Farm will open the doors to another, spookier world. Just look! Our next guest is flying towards us. He is a hybrid of a human, a bat, and a crumbled cake. According to some rumours, he seems to be the most dreaded nobleman of whole Transylvania. By now, you might know him. His name is Count Dracula Cakepop.

Close up of the Count Dracula Cakepop. He is lying in a coffin which is lined with red fabric.

Don’t worry; you don’t have to wrap your neck into several layers of fabric. He underwent a special diet (no blood) in order to be less life-threatening. It really seems to work but he isn’t able to get the red colour out of his head. Almost regularly, he leaps at red and (most of all) sweet groceries. So be warned and keep your nibbles at a safe distance.

View from above. You can see the strawberry field, the three Count Dracula Cakepops that are standing amidst it, and the one Count Dracula Cakepop that is lying within a coffin.

Close up of three of the Count Dracula Cakepops. One of them seems to bite into one of the strawberries.

If you ask me, this diet seems to make him even more digestible for human taste. At least a “normal” Count Dracula would not taste like strawberries. What? You do not trust me? Then just try one Count Dracula Cakepop for yourself, or use this recipe to prepare a whole load of it:

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Count Dracula Cakepop
Prep Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Cakepop dough
Decoration
other things
Prep Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Cakepop dough
Decoration
other things
Instructions
  1. Mix butter and cream cheese until it's well combined.
  2. Sift powdered sugar and mix it with the butter and cream cheese mixture until its texture is creamy.
  3. Fold the seven tablespoons of strawberry puree (or the strawberry jam) into the cream and stir vigorously (hint: the frosting might get even more fluid due to the puree. Therefore you definitely have to use 200g of butter. If you use strawberry jam instead, you only need 150g of butter)
  4. Then add the cake crumbles and mix the dough until it's mouldable. Form balls out of the dough and put them into the fridge for about an hour.
  5. Melt the white chocolate in a pot over hot water, dip the cakepop sticks into the chocolate and then into the balls. They need to be refrigerated again so that the chocolate can set.
  6. Afterwards, the chocolate can be extended with a bit of coconut oil (this way it is much easier to coat the balls). Glaze the cakepops completely and put them into the fridge again.
  7. Melt the dark chocolate in another pot over hot water, dip a tooth pick (or a similar thing) into it and draw a mouth onto the cakepops. The corners of each mouth can be adorned with pink sugar confetti. (hint: use a wetted tooth pick to pick up the confetti)
  8. The remaining chocolate should be used for the hair. I used a syringe to apply it (this way it looks more like strands of hair). It's a bit time consuming, so feel free to use a less elaborate method.
  9. Create pop eyes and small tusks out of black and white fondant which can then be attached to the cakepop face. If you want to, you can cut triangular shaped crepe paper and attach it to the cakepop stick. These will serve as a cape collar.
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This post will be the last for this month (concerning Halloween), so I hope there is at least one good idea for your own spooky theme party.

Close up of one Count Dracula Cakepop. You can see the cute details, such as the little tusks and its pink cheeks.

With this in mind,

I wish you a biting Halloween!

View from the side of the coffin in which a Count Dracula Cakepop is lying. He is surrounded by strawberries.