Make Easy Graduation Hat Cake Pops! A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial
Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction’s Graduation
Hat Cakepop Tutorial where I’ll be showing you how to make this adorable, little, graduation
hat cakepops, the perfect accompaniment to our giant graduation hat cupcake cake or also
great just to have by themselves. Tools and equipment that we will be using
today: I have some sticky tape.
Now I’ve got some graduation scroll printables. So we will have 2 of this available for download.
We’ll have “Congratulations on your graduation” and “Happy graduation”. And these are totally
optional. So you can download them and they actually come with the printable for the giant
graduation hat cupcake. However, if you wish to just put your own message or create your
own scrolls, you can also definitely do that. I’ve got my pre-rolled cakepop ball. Now,
I’ve got a great recipe and tutorial for rolling and getting your cakepop balls to this stage,
ready to decorate, on my channel. I will leave a link to that in the description box below.
And mine has been chilled so mine’s quite firm. It’s been rolled and it’s been chilled.
I’ve got some melted white chocolate that I’ve colored yellow with a little bit of either
powder color or color paste. Otherwise, you can use yellow candy melts.
Some scissors. A knife.
A little bit of yellow, either fondant or modeling chocolate.
I’ve got some Reese’s peanut butter cups. I’ve got these ones here. These are after-dinner
mints or [entertain] mints that we buy here in Australia. So they’re basically just a
little square of chocolate with peppermint inside. If you don’t have access to those,
there are actually a lot of chocolate brands that will give you nice — Lindt is one of
them — nice, big, flat, square pieces of chocolate. And you can chop those up and use
those really nice, chocolate squares as well. I’ve got a couple of lollipop sticks.
I’ve got a sour strap and that’s just going to give you 2 options for the tassels if you
don’t like working with fondant. And I’ve got a couple of toothpicks.
Let’s get started. Te first thing you want to do is take your
knife. And there’s always a little tiny bit of a flat bottom. So make sure the flat bottom
is off to the side. And we’re going to cut just the top of the graduation cakepop ball
off. So you should have something that looks a little bit like that. Don’t worry if it’s
not particularly neat and you can discard that one.
Now, we’re going to take our lollipop stick and we’re going to just dip it in a little
bit of those yellow candy melts or yellow chocolate. And insert it into the bottom of
our cakepop ball. Now I’m going to let that sit so that seal sets nicely. While we’re
letting that one sit, you can pop it in the refrigerator if you like. But while we’re
letting that one sit, I’m going to show you how to [pay] your tassels 2 ways.
So the first way that you’ve got is your sour strap. Now with the sour strap, this is where
your scissors come in. You just cut it in half. And you (Inaudible 02:44) about 2/3
I found. You could also use roll ups for this. Roll ups are fantastic if you like to roll
out toffee and use that, you can. So now that I’ve cut it in half and I got the main 2/3
of it, I’m just going to cut up some tassels. So just using your scissors, it’s as simple
as just cutting up to make some nice tassel-y type shapes.
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Alright, so you should have something that looks like that. Now, I like to just take
the corners sort of off the top. And using a toothpick, I’m going to put a little bit
of that melted chocolate in. Now I wasn’t quite sure how to hold this so I’m just going
to use one of my peanut butter cup wrappers because it’s foil. You can also use (Inaudible
03:52) or something like that. But I’m just going to take a little bit of that melted
chocolate. I’m going to just wipe it on to the inside there. I’m going to close it up.
Because it’s quite a firm sour strap, it’s going to want to open again so I’m just going
to take my Reese’s peanut butter cup wrapper and I’m just going to wrap it around. That’s
just going to hold it together for us while that chocolate dries and set. So we can pop
that off to the side. That’s one way that you can make your tassels.
Now the other way is, of course, with fondant. And the tassels are great if you’re to go
with — I’ve got a sprinkles options over here or if you’re colors happen to be red
or if you’re going to use a different colored sour strap. But we seem to only have the red
ones here on Australia, red or rainbow. So if you’re going to do a different colored
graduation hat, you may need fondant to match your tassels into the actual base ball of
your graduation hat. So I’m just going to roll my fondant out into
a little bit of a sausage. And taking my knife, I just want to cut away a little bit, and
just roll that out. Lovely. So taking your knife again, I’m just going
to trim off that end. I think it’s a little bit long. And we’re going to flatten out just
a little bit so just give it a little bit of a press just to flatten it out a little
bit so you’ve got a nice base to cut from. And really carefully, just cut in a couple
of tassels. Do be careful not to drag your knife down too quickly because dragging your
knife through fondant will actually cause the fondant to tear. So you can see there,
I’ve sort of just making the cut and lifting the knife back out. Here we go. So those are
going to be our fondant tassels. So there you’ve got your 2 options for tassels
depending on what you like to work with. Now, that one there should be pretty well
set and ready to go — our cakepop ball. So I’m just going to give that melted chocolate
a stir to make sure it’s nice and fluid right before we dip. It does tend to set quite quickly.
We’re going to take the cakepop ball and just dip it in. So we’re going to meet up with
that chocolate seal so that our yellow chocolate completely covers that chocolate seal. And
as I pull it up, I’m just going to tap off any excess.
Do make sure that you keep the cakepop turning as you’re tapping so you got a really nice,
even coat. Alright, so our cakepop is looking pretty good, sort of a bit of a headless cakepop
here. So what you want to do is roll that in while it’s still nice and wet, take your
Reese’s peanut butter cup. And make sure that you’ve got your best side positioned forward,
for both the cakepop ball and the Reese’s peanut butter cup. And pop it on. That’s just
going to stick to that chocolate and we’re going to wait for that to completely set before
we go any further. Okay, so we’re back and I’m convinced that
my cakepop is completely set and my Reese’s peanut butter cup is not going anywhere. So
I’m going to attach my graduation scroll. And as I mentioned, this is a [title] optional
extra but I just think it gives a little bit of a personalized touch. I’m going to sit
it on the front where I’m happy as the front of my cakepop. Turn it over and take a little
bit of sticky tape, and just as easy as sticky-taping it on the back there.
Now we’re ready just to put the final touches on our hat and tassels. So we want to take
one of those nice little…either your square chocolate or the square [entertain mint] which
is what I’m using. And if you’re in Australia, I just pick mine up at (Inaudible 07:19).
So they are about 2 dollars a packet. You get about 12 in a packet. So just a little
tiny toothpick, not too much here, because you really don’t want that chocolate to seep
out the sides. You want this to be one sort of a seamless color. And I like to position
my hat kind of an angle so I’ve got one of the points going forward. And just sitting
it on top. Give that a couple of seconds just to get a little bit [tucky]. And once you’re
happy that it’s not going to slide off, we can attach our tassels. So I’m pretty sure
that’s looking pretty good at the moment. So because I’ve got the yellow ball, I’m going
to do yellow tassels. And look, I know this look like they would make fantastic faces.
And if you want to put little faces on your graduation hats to resemble the person who’s
graduating, absolutely go for it. Depending on what age the graduation’s for, the face
can look a little bit young. But it totally depends on who you’re making for and what
their likes would be. So now I’m just going to rest that yellow
fondant in that little tiny dab of yellow melted chocolate. And I’m actually just going
to hold that in position for about 5 or so seconds.
Well basically, there you have your great little graduation cakepops. You can see them
here in a range of colors and design ideas. And look, this is just the basic idea so you
feel free to make this your own any way you see fit.
I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this tutorial as much as I’ve enjoyed making it for you.
And as always, thank you very much for watching.