I’ve been wanting to make brownie pops ever since I learned of the brownie pop mold from Cake on the Brain. (See Cake on the Brain’s Easter brownie pops here and my gushing about the pops and the pan on my edible crafts column here.) Since my bluebird egg decoration seemed to be popular, and since I bought these blue candy melts and had to use them, I made bluebirds.
how to make bluebird brownie pops
you will need
Wilton brownie pop mold
blue Wilton candy melts
styrofoam block (to let pops dry)
Orange or Yellow food coloring
Sky Blue food coloring
leaf fondant cutters
light corn syrup
Black Americolor gourmet writer
cello bags and ribbon (optional, to wrap as favors)
*The brownie mold is from Michaels, though most craft stores should carry them. The rest of the supplies can also be found at craft stores. The gourmet writer by Americolor can be found online, though the craft store may have other brands. In lieu of the fondant and food coloring, you can find beak-like candy. The tip of a candy corn would likely work, too.
step one: bake your brownies
Mix your brownie recipe. Spray the mold with nonstick spray and spoon brownies into cavities. I only filled less than half way up the cavity. Place mold on baking tray and bake according to recipe. Let cool completely before removing brownies. (I didn’t let my first tray cool completely and they fell apart.) Insert lollipop stick into flat end of brownies.
step two: dip your brownies
Melt candy melts according to package directions. I used a Pyrex measuring cup and microwaved at half power for 30 second intervals. Carefully dip brownies in melts, tap off excess and prop up to dry. I propped mine in styrofoam.
step three: make your beaks and wings
Knead a few drops of Orange or Yellow coloring very well into a small piece of rolled fondant. Break off a pea size piece and roll into ball. Using your thumb and forefinger, shape into a cone. Rest flat end on wax paper until dry, a couple hours.
step four: assemble your bluebirds
Dip your finger in light cornsyrup and dab on the flat end of the beak. Press onto brownie pop. Do the same with the wings on each side. You may have to hold for a bit. With black gourmet writer, draw eyes.
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