How to Make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake Pops

The kitchen has been pretty busy this week.  First with the Hello Kitty cake pops, and then the TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) pops this weekend.  It was fun.  It brought me back to when my brother and I used to play with the action figures (we even had Michelangelo’s Pizza Thrower!!!).  I really don’t know if the Turtles today are the same ones that I grew up with, but the pops that I went for were those ones.  I also used this as an opportunity to use a birthday gift that I received from my brother and his wife: this cake pop pan.

Cake Pop Pan

After washing it, and spraying it with a non-stick spray, I began filling the cups with cake batter.

Batter

And then I locked the lid in place.

Cake pop pan

And cooked the pops for about 12 minutes, maybe 1 or 2 minutes more.  The packaging said that they would be uniform, but that I may need to snip off a ridge with a pair of scissors.  They did not turn out perfectly round.  I decided to leave the ridge, and incorporate that as the bandana (bad decision.  Will definitely cut it off next time.).

Cake pops

I think that they’d make great aliens… but definitely not uniformly round.  Anyway, the next thing to do, it to paint on a stripe around the head… make some orange (Michelangelo), red (Raphael), blue (Leonardo), and purple (Donatello).  I used a toothpick.

Ninja Turtle Cake Pops

After painting the stripe around, I made little ties for their bandanas.

Ninja Turtle Cake Pops

Next, using some white chocolate, add some eyes (again, I used a toothpick for painting).

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Finally, using chocolate (I didn’t have black… I’m not sure it’s available around here) and a toothpick, I added pupils and a smile.

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Your friendly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all set to party!!!

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Finally… after singing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, heroes in a half shell, turtle power!” all morning, and snapping pictures, my little kitchen helper was saying “me, too, Mommy, me too!”  So he got to sample one… and get his picture taken.

Kitchen Helper