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Pot O' Gold Cupcake Pops

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Pot O' Gold Cupcake Pops

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2010-05-03 Other

Tasty Treats for St. Patrick's Day

  • Servings: 28 - 30
  • Total Time: Depends plans for 2-3 hours

Ingredients:

Oreo Cookies
Cream Cheese
Dark Green Candy Melts
Yellow Candy Melts
Dark Green Sprinkles
Baking or Miniature M &m's (separate Out The Yellow Ones) Black Food Coloring
Yellow Heart Sprinkles
Gum Paste
6" Lollipop Sticks
Lollipop Bags, optional
Green Ribbon, optional

Directions:

I wanted to make something different for St. Patrick's Day and so I came up with these cute little Pots of Gold. They are very tasty ~ especially with all the M&M's on top. Warning though these are very sweet! This recipe/project is time consuming and a little on the more difficult side. But if you like to decorate and work with your hands this can be a lot of fun and the reward is very cute Pots O' Gold!

Start with making your dough. For the first round I used yellow cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. I would say it was o.k. On the second round I used Oreo Cookie and Cream Cheese. This definately tasted better but the dough can be soft and for this recipe I wouldn't recommend it. My recommendation if I were to do it again would be to use chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting

I started with making balls about 1 1/4" - 1 1/2" in diameter.

Then with your right hand (if you are right handed) place your index finger on top and thumb on the side and the ball in the palm of your left hand. Rotate the ball taping with your thumb and making an indention with your index finger until your ball looks more like a pot.

Melt your green candy. Make sure you have a dish that is deep enough to dunk the pot all at once. Stick the lollipop stick into the bottom of the pot, dip and then let the excess drip off. Before the candy dries cover your pot with green sprinkles.

After the pots have been dipped it is time to put the yellow M&M's into the pot. I used yellow candy melts to make them stick. It is helpful to use a decorating brush to apply the melted candy for the fine detail work.

The handle is made from black gum paste. Mix your gum paste with black food coloring. If you have latex gloves it will keep your hands clean. Make a thin rope. I measure my desired length and left a little extra to curl a little at each end. Use green melts to stick the handle on.

Finally apply 3 yellow hearts to make them look like a 3 leaf clover. Use a dab of yellow candy melts for gluing them on.

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