Turn your cake balls (or cake pops) into the lovable Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. with just a few ingredients! A sweet Disney Family and Studio DIY inspired recipe.
- 8–10 cake balls (find our recipe here for the Disneyland-inspired vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cake pops)
- 8–10 white chocolate discs (like Merckens)
- edible ink markers
- 1 cup green candy melts
- 1/2 cup yellow candy melts
- First, draw eyes on the white chocolate discs using the edible ink markers. Set aside.
- Next, melt the green and yellow candy melts together. You can do this one of several ways:
- Melt in a candy pot until smooth (Wilton makes this one for their candy melts I use for dipping projects like this). This can take up to 20 minutes to get fully smooth candy melts. Follow the directions for your particular pot!
- Melt in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl, like glass, for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again for an additional 30 seconds. Keep stirring and microwaving in short bursts of 15-20 seconds until melted and smooth.
- Melt in a double boiler on the stove. In a medium saucepan, bring about an inch of water to a simmer. Place a glass bowl on top and add candy melts. Stir until melted and smooth.
- Place your cake ball in the candy melts and toss with a spoon to coat.
- Lift out with a candy fork or large serving fork, tapping any excess candy melts off and gently scraping off any hanging bits.
- Place on a piece of parchment and immediately press one of the “eyes” onto the cake ball. Gently hold in place about 5 seconds.
- Repeat with remaining cake balls.
- Place the cake balls in the refrigerator to set about 15 minutes.
- Once hard, use a black edible ink marker to draw on smiles, frowns, or whatever face you’d like to give Mike. Enjoy!
- Boxed cake and canned frosting will also work for the cake balls if you don’t want to make from scratch. Just follow the amounts for the crumbled cake and amount of frosting on those recipe pages listed above.
- The amount of candy melts here will fully cover at least 10 golf ball sized cake balls. You can always add more candy melts in to the mix if you need to cover more cake balls.
- Extra candy melts that are free from food bits can be left to cool and harden, and then stored in an airtight container. You can re-melt and use again at a future date.
- If you want to make these into cake pops, follow the instruction for the cake pop recipe listed in the ingredient section above.
- Cake balls will last up to one week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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