How Would You "structure" This Cake Pop?

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emarcomd Posted 10 Jul 2019 , 11:48pm
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So, I'm (hopefully) making octopus cake pops.   Ideally modeled on this guy that I made an impulse purchase of:

How Would You "structure" This Cake Pop?

So my first challenge is figuring out how to just structure the damn pop!

Would you make  an oblong ball and attach a round ball (somehow) to it, like so?
How Would You "structure" This Cake Pop?


Or would you make one big oval and just kind of squeeze a little dent?  It sounds more secure, but not really a great look.
How Would You "structure" This Cake Pop?


and either way, where would you put the stick - the thickest part or in the center of the weight?

How Would You "structure" This Cake Pop?


If anyone has any suggestions (am I going to have to do fondant legs?  But then I'd have to cover the whole thing in fondant/modeling chocolate) I'd super appreciate it!  

UGH!  Maybe I should just do a sea lion.   

(oh, this isn't for pay or anything -- I"m a complete and total amateur.)

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2019 , 9:32am
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my suggestion is to make it small and use a cookie for the legs and part of the body — or make it out of chocolate aka candy clay — but at best it would be fragile with all those skinny legs and blobby bodies — where you would score on duplicating the look of it is in the coloration —

no, I got it — use homemade (obviously) candied lemon, orange, and/or grapefruit  peal!! for legs & part of the body — the recipe is google-able and it might take a few tries to get it right but it might not —

candied peal is repeatedly boiled in sugar  water, the water is discarded and repeated over and over till the taste is right —



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emarcomd Posted 11 Jul 2019 , 6:13pm
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I never thought of candied peel -- I'm going to go check it out right now!

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2019 , 7:20pm
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 blush I think that will really work 

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2019 , 7:25pm
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oh yeah forgot to mention that another thing that would work is pate a choux  batter — cream puff dough — it’s pipeable and would also work well for the skinny legs

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me_me1 Posted 6 days ago
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I can't wait to see how these ones turn out!! What a great project   :)


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caken4fun Posted 3 days ago
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The stick should be more towards the middle so the bigger part won't get too heavy and fall over after the dipping. You could make the legs out of chocolate and pipe them on wax paper then candy glue them to the body.  

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