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Gluten-free Christmas cake pop afternoon

Hermey the elf dentist in cake pop form

I got to spend a most delightful afternoon making gluten-free cake pops with Shauna (Gluten-free Girl) and Jessie (Cakespy) from Bakerella‘s Cake Pops book. We chatted and rolled and dipped them in chocolate and Jessie made these amazing characters using marzipan colored with food coloring.

Zombie Santa in cake pop form

I’m in love with Zombie Santa.

Rudolph as a cake pop

Rudolph was a test to see if the marzipan would go over a pop dipped in chocolate, only to find that the chocolate wasn’t quite set yet and it caused a few cracks. Oopsie. Lesson: patience is difficult.

two gluten-free cakes, gorgeous

Here is the gluten-free cake shortly before we ripped it apart. Smooshing cake with your bare hands? So satisfying. Thanks for a fabulous day, ladies! And thank you to Bakerella for such excellent instructions and heaps of inspiration.

· comments [10] · 12-16-2010 · categories:food ·

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tracy // Dec 16, 2010 at 11:07 am

    OMG!! ZOMBIE SANTA! Loves it.

  • 2 meaghan (the decorated cookie) // Dec 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I think I’m all about the Herbie one!

  • 3 CuddlyBunny // Dec 17, 2010 at 12:04 am

    OK, this is so exciting for me because:

    #1 I’ve already purchased the ingredients and am planning to “borrow” Bakerella’s cake pops for a Christmas Eve pot luck (so, so many thanks to Bakerella for sharing a free plan on her Web site since I’ve no money as yet to buy the book that I desire).

    and #2 … I immediately thought these looked like my family’s traditional lucky pigs and pretty fruits (for once I see something on a web site and recognize it for what it is) (marzipan).

    Also, though I’m not yet vegan myself, I’m so pleased to know that these fun pops can be made with vegan cakes as I have many friends who are, as I like to say, veganeers.

  • 4 Seanna Lea // Dec 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I have made cake pops before, but I’ve never made any of the decorated ones. Just boring ones dipped in chocolate (or naked). These look excellent!

  • 5 Craftiness Now // Dec 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    wonderful! i love shauna and bakerella and these are adorable, sounds like fun :-)

  • 6 retro sweets // Dec 20, 2010 at 1:42 am

    All hail Bakerella and her cake pops! Yeah you’re right, it will really take a lot of patience to come out with her creations perfectly. I love, love, love the reindeer. :)

  • 7 The Mixing Bowl Diary // Jan 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    fantastic!! and gluten-free. even better!!!

  • 8 Anthony // Feb 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    haha~zombie Santa, that looks really fun. Since nowadays is chinese new year, you may want to try out this apple dumpling?

  • 9 niki // Feb 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    cuddlybunny- i cant find that, could you email it to me?
    yum yum yum… i told my friend we were gonna do a cakepops day… gluten free, of course, and she lauuuuughed. but im DOING it. :) determined.

  • 10 Silky Sienna // Feb 25, 2011 at 2:30 am

    These are adorable- is that to mean, cake underneath marzipan? I just finished a post about cleanups and emptying a new box of cake decorating supplies- all new to me. I also cook gluten/dairy free, and your post came up as a related article suggestion, so I came here to see- now I am getting excited to reward myself with some baking whenever I get my clogged kitchen sorted out. Pity me. Then pray for my soul. Everyone else does. :)

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