I used the Wilton orange candy melts to give me the perfect shade of orange.
I used a white cake mix for the inside.....just like a real creamsicle!
To achieve the creamsicle flavor I added pure orange oil to the cake batter before baking. I added 3 Tbs.
Once the cake was baked I crumbled it up and added 3/4 of a can of vanilla frosting.
I added another tablespoon of orange oil to the frosting and crumbled cake mixture.
I mixed it up really good and placed in the frig over night.
When I was ready to make the cake pops I used *new* popsicle sticks and a popsicle mold from the kids play dough pieces. Washed of course!
I pressed the dough into the popsicle mold. I did not put any cake in the stick part of the mold. I just needed the popsicle shape. It was surprisingly easy to get out of the mold. It was like working with play dough.
I took a real popsicle stick and as I held onto the popsicle cake part, I gently slid the stick in place.
I placed the cake pops into the frig once I had finished them all to let them get cold again before coating them with the melted chocolate.
When it was time to coat the cake pops I melted the chocolate (orange) and took the pops out of the frig. I thought it was easier to coat the pops one side at a time rather than dip them.
Once the first side was dry (which doesn't take long) I moved onto the other side and the edges. Then, I placed them standing up to finish drying in a foam block which I use for drying any kind of cake pops I make.
Once they have completely dried, place them in the frig until you are ready to serve them. You can even put them in the freezer. I like them best really cold. They do not freeze so don't worry. You can't serve a warm creamsicle. It's just not right. :)
You can also wrap these up and serve them as favors at a party or just to give away to a friend.
I hope these add a fun pop of color to any of your summer-time get togethers!