These are not so perfect and even though I prefer the version that was in my head originally, I sorta love their wonkiness. There is no doubt a better way to execute this idea but I used what was on hand. Baking my way through the pantry has become a priority because of our upcoming move to NYC.
To make these firecracker cake pops I used Bakerella's method molding leftover cake scraps and frosting from my last post's creations into cylinder shapes. I wish I had a mold on hand to make them more uniform.
I would have liked to make the pop color white but there is no access to candy melts here. White chocolate comes out off white so I colored some white chocolate yellow, added some shortening to thin the chocolate and dipped them.
While waiting for the chocolate coating to dry, I rolled out some blue and red fondant and cut it into strips. When the cake pops were fry I wound the fondant strips around the pops.
Happy July 4th!