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Jack Skellington Cake Pops

Jack Skellington Cake Pops

Can you hear the chorus chanting "This is Halloween, this is Halloween!" in the background? I must say that Nightmare Before Christmas has long been one of my all-time favorite movies. My mom told me that as I kid I wore out the VHS by  constantly rewinding the tape to rewatch that scene where Jack walks down the uncurling hill. 

Remember this scene? So satisfying to watch!

Remember this scene? So satisfying to watch!

I don't know why exactly I love the movie so much. I think it's a mix of being in awe of the claymation, appreciation for the unique world and character design, love of the music and a healthy dose of nostalgia from watching it so many times as a child.

Given my love for NBC, I HAD to try making some Jack Skellington cake pops.

Using store bought cake mix for these guys. It just saves so much time!

Making standard cake pops- chocolate cake mix and Ghiradelli white chocolate baking chips. First time trying these chips out! I tried microwaving them first with the instructions on the back...

and they were a thick mess! That was not going to work at all, especially when Jack's face is so smooth.

I tried the doubler boiler method because I was too scared about overheating the chips if I continued with the microwave method. I had to add more shortening, but these worked GREAT. Check out the pictures below.

MUCH more smooth! Since the chocolate cake was so dark I ended up double dipping most of these. I think I might stick with the double boiling method for future cake pop endeavors!

To make Jack's face I used a black food coloring pen. These can smear off pretty easily, which is great if you make mistakes, but bad when you need to transport these to work. Finally I cut some ribbon and hot glued them to make a little tie shape. Fear not, the hot glue never got near the cake pops. ;)

And here you have it! Jack Skellington cake pops. I hope you enjoyed seeing how these were made! I'd love to try making some other NBC characters in the future- which ones would you want to see? :)

PS. I definitely need to work on the overall backdrop for my food pics. If anyone has a recommended place to grab props let me know! I mostly scour Michaels when they have sales. 

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