Everyone loves gingerbread at Christmas time, but serving up the same gingerbread cookies, gingerbread men, and gingerbread houses can get a bit tired over time! These adorable gingerbread house CAKE POPS are a wonderful way to spread some cookie love, for the perfect bite-size treat, even better, they can be individually customized, making them so fun to make! Check out this fabulous tutorial from Iris Eger of Ribiselchen
Gingerbread House Cake Pops!
Ingredients for about 12 gingerbread cake pops:
200g gingerbread (home-made or store bought
30g butter (room temperature)
30g confectioners sugar
70g cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 tbsp rum
Brown candy melts or candy wafers
Sugar decoration (gingerbread men , Stars, candy canes, etc.)
Festive lollipop sticks
Step 1: Beat the butter with the confectioners sugar (hand mixer or food processor) until the mixture becomes light and airy. Then, add the cream cheese and mix until well combined. Finally stir in the rum. Finely crumble the gingerbread with your hands or a food processor.
Step 1: Add a spoonful of buttercream to the gingerbread and knead with your hands. Add enough of the buttercream to moisten the crumbs to a dough. The mixture should not be too wet! Weigh 25g of the dough and then form the dough into a ball.
Step 3: Using your fingers, gently shape the dough to form little houses. Two fondant smoothers can help to square off and smooth the sides. Refrigerate for 15 minutes in the freezer or refrigerate for one hour.
Step 4: Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions and if necessary add some vegetable oil, vegetable fat or coconut oil until a liquid consistency is achieved.
Dip about 1/2 inch of the lollypop stick into the melted chocolate and push it into the dough to secure the dough to the sticks.
Step 5: Dip the cake pops into the candy wafer glaze. Immerse the cake pops completely in the candy melts and allow any excess chocolate to drip from the pops, you can assist this process by tapping the stick on the edge of the bowl.
Step 6: Place the cake pops into a cake pop stand, or a piece of styrofoam, and allow to dry for at least an hour. Use a piping-consistency royal icing to outline the edges of the house and the roof, and then carefully sprinkle some fine sugar onto the icing for form snow.
Step 7: Glue the desired sugar decorations to each house with a little of the candy melt mixture, (use a toothpick to dab a small amount on to the house) and your gingerbread house cake pops are ready!
Enjoy the cake pops, and Merry Christmas!
All love, Iris