After the happy cake spectacle of the last few days, it’s about time to get you in the right mood for Halloween. At least my newest guests believe that. And they are persons that shouldn’t be trifled with according to the rumors. Some say that they are nasty and mischievous creatures that would turn you into toad at the next opportunity. Exactly, we talk about witchtes, or witch cakepops.

THere are 5 witch cakepops in total. Those two in the foreground don't have a beastly companion. The others do have one though. The walls are full of spider webs.

Three witch cakepops with their beastly companions (a black cat, a toad and an owl).

Don’t be afraid, though, those specimens which are visiting me today are way more social (and maybe even more modern). Why? Because they don’t ride on brooms through the night. They are sitting on a cakepop stick and are heading directly for your mouth where they might conjure a dreamy smile on your face.

Close-up of one of those witch cakepops. It has a nasty green face, pop eyes, full lips and a pointy black hat.

5 witch cakepops in total:The focus is on the two in the foreground which can be seen from their nose upwards. In the background are the othere witch cakepops with their beastly companions.

I have to admit, the witch cakepops are truly no feast for the eyes, but they don’t want to win a beauty contest. No, they want to go to a Halloween party. Besides, true beauty comes from the inside. And these cakepops hide a slightly sour mixture of limes and slightly caramelised lemon balm leaves in their cakey inside. That sounds tempting, right? Then take a look at the recipe for witch cakepops and see what else it has to offer:

Rezept drucken
Hexen Cakepops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
For the Cakepops:
For the decoration:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
For the Cakepops:
For the decoration:
Instructions
  1. Mix the cream cheese with the Butter until nice and smooth
  2. Sift the powdered sugar, add it to the cream cheese mixture and stir it again. Its consistency should be creamier and a bit more fluid.
  3. Press out the juice of the limes and cook it together with the brown sugar in a pot until completely dissolved. In between wash the lemon balm, pick its leaves and chop them. Add the chopped lemon balm leaves to the lemon juice and cook it for about a minute.
  4. Let the syrupy lime juice cool down a bit, add it to the cream cheese frosting and stir it. You can strain the lime syrup to remove the lemon balm leaves. I didn't do it. the leaves have been caramelized a bit which made them a bit more crunchy.
  5. Now, add the cake crumbles and mix it until everything is well combined. Form balls with your hands (they don't need to be perfectly shaped, witches can have flaws) and refridgerate them for about an hour.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a pot over hot water and dye it green (you might mix other colours to create a dirty, slimey green) Dip the Cakepop sticks into the chocolate (about 0,3 inch) and stick them into the cake balls. Then dip a small tip of the almond slices into the chocolate and use it as the nose of the witch. Put it into the fridge again so that the chocolate gets hard again.
  7. When ready, completely cover the cakepops with the green chocolate (don't forget the nose). While the chocolate gets colder, cut the Haribo spaghettis into smaller pieces (about 0,7 inches long) and press them into the glazed cakepops. Your naked witch turns into a hairy one.
  8. Melt the dark chocolate in a pot over hot water. Place the wafer papers on tin foil and cover them with a thin layer of the chocolate (use a brush or the back of a spoon). The bottom of the wafer paper remains chocolate-free for the time being.
  9. Cover the bugles with chocolate. First the tip and if it dried the rest of it, Be quick and press it onto the chocolate covered wafer papers. Your witch hat is almost ready.
  10. Cover the bottom of the witch hat with chocolate and press it onto the Cakepops.
  11. Finally, you can create lips and eyes out of red and black fondant. If you want to substitute the fondant forsweets, you need to apply them before the chocolate glaze has dried completely.
Share this Recipe
 

Ansicht von oben. Man sieht nur die Hüte und die runzligen Nasen der Hexen

One more thing: They hate it if you gape at their long wrinkled nose.  So be careful and eat them quick, otherwise you might end up as a toad.

With this in mind,

Don’t let yourself get beWITCHed!

Close-up of the beastly companions. The focus is on the toad.