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.
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.