Power Rangers cupcakes
The Baby turned 6! ~sniff~ How did that happen??
Unfortunately fortunately my kids know that any birthday treats they ask for, I will make. From Elmo, Godzilla, Batman – I’ve done ‘em all. And this year the Baby wanted Power Rangers. Huh. Now how was I going to pull that one off?
I decided to go the edible route and do choco-lollipops, like I did with the Phoenix-Jean Grey cupcakes. Candy melts are by no means high-quality but they get the job done and have great bright colors.
For the Rangers themselves I ordered a Power Rangers mold online and listen up – here was my downfall: I only ordered one. Which meant to make 18 lollipops took a looooong time. I should have ordered at least two to make my life less hectic.
Since I wanted my pops to have more definition I used two different colors of candy. First I melted down the White Candy Melts in a double boiler and poured it into my handy squeeze bottle. I love those things because they have just the right precision for small details.
I then filled in the Ranger’s “mask” and also some triangular details on the suit. I popped the mold in the freezer to set for about 5 minutes.
I melted the green, blue and red (Ranger colors) candy melts in a double boiler and spooned it on top of the hardened white chocolate.
A little tapping goes a long way. Small repeated taps of the mold get the air bubbles out.
A quick set in the freezer and the pops come right out! So fun!
The Baby specifically asked for chocolate ganache cupcakes – now there’s a baby foodie if I ever heard one. And I also made red velvet cupcakes for the parents. Right before serving I stuck a Power Ranger lollipop in each of the kids cupcakes. It was fun to see everyone’s faces when the cupcakes were brought out!
While this seems time consuming it’s actually faster than fondant work and a fun way to present cupcakes to kids at a party. Try molding chocolate – you’ll get addicted like I am…