Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake

Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake

I have always loved the Poison Apple Ear headbands at Disneyland and wanted to make a Poison Apple Ear Hat cake inspired by those headbands.

Step 1: Bake and Frost the Cake

Please see my Mickey Mouse Ear Hat Cake post to prepare the cake. Prepare the frosting per the recipe and tint black using the food color. Frost the cake and keep the finish fairly smooth.

Step 2: Preparing the Ears

Melt the red candy melts in a small bowl in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments. Stir the candy melts then heat again until smooth. I only needed 60 seconds total for my candy to be ready. Fill the cookie pop pan and add the cookie pop sticks, making sure they are secure within the candy. Place the cookie pan in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes for the ears to set. Once the ears are ready, remove from the freezer and let stand for a couple of minutes before the next step.

Step 3: Adding the Poison Apple

Print out the Poison Apple stencil from Disney Style (here). Cut out just the Poison Apple face, you will not need the back.

Place the template over one of the red cookie pops on the top. Using a sharp knife trace around the edges, outside and in the eyes and nose. Repeat for the second ear.

Prepare the candy first by combining one vibrant green candy melt for every three white candy melts in a piping bag. Melt the candy melts in the piping bag in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments. Be sure to squish the candy together to mix after every 30 seconds. I only needed 60 seconds total for my candy to be ready. You will need to knead the bag to ensure the colors combine completely. Pipe the candy melts on the red ear using the knife marks as your guide. It’s best to start and the top and work your way down to make it look like it is dripping.

Once they have set, place the ears where you like them on the cake and you are done!

 

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Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake
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Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake Recipe

Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake
 
Snow White's Evil Queen inspired Poison Apple Ear Hat Cake, like the headbands found at Disneyland.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 package devils food cake mix (or flavor of your choice)
  • ingredients called for on the box to make the cake mix
  • 1 Wilton Sports Cake pan
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 3¼ cups confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3½ tbsp. milk, plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Ears
  • 1 package Wilton Red candy melts
  • 1 package Wilton White candy melts
  • 1 package Wilton Vibrant Green candy melts
  • 2 cookie sticks
  • 1 Wilton cookie pan
  • Decorating bags
Instructions
Cake
  1. Prepare the pan according to the pan package directions by coating with shortening and then flour, making sure to tap out all excess flour.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package and divide evenly between the two cake pans.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, adding more time as needed, until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out clean. I needed 50 minutes total.
  4. Once cooled around 10 minutes, cut around the edges of the cake and turn out onto a cooling rack to complete cooling for about an hour before frosting.
Ears
  1. Melt the red candy melts in a small bowl in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments. Stir the candy melts then heat again until smooth. I only needed 60 seconds total for my candy to be ready. Fill the cookie pop pan and add the cookie pop sticks, making sure they are secure within the candy. Place the cookie pan in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes for the ears to set. Once the ears are ready, remove from the freezer and let stand for a couple of minutes before the next step.
  2. Print and cut out the poison apple template. Place the template over one of the red cookie pops on the top. Using a sharp knife trace around the edges, outside and in the eyes and nose.Repeat for the second ear.
  3. Prepare the candy first by combining one vibrant green candy melt for every three white candy melts in a piping bag. Melt the candy melts in the piping bag in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments. Be sure to squish the candy together to mix after every 30 seconds. I only needed 60 seconds total for my candy to be ready. You will need to knead the bag to ensure the colors combine completely.
  4. Pipe the candy melts on the red ear using the knife marks as your guide. It's best to start and the top and work your way down to make it look like it is dripping.
Frosting
  1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Tint black with food coloring.
Decorating the cake
  1. Once the cake is frosted, insert an ear on each side. You may need to shorten the cookie stick depending on the depth of your cake.

 

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