These cake pop turnips are modeled after the vegetable from Super Mario Bros. 2 and pulled out of a chocolate cupcake.
While these treats are designed after Super Mario Bros. 2, this cake pop and cupcake combo will work will for other cake pop vegetables pulled from the chocolate cupcake “ground.”
You can check out the YouTube video of how to make this treat!
1/2 package white cake mix
12 chocolate cupcakes
1 cup white frosting
2 cups + 2 tablespoons white candy melts
1/4 cup green candy melts
Black food marker
6″ Lollipop Sticks
Toothpick or steel needle tool
Prepare the white cake mix and allow to cool.
Crumble the cake into a bowl. Add frosting and mix until fully incorporated.
Take a heaping tablespoon’s worth of cake mix. Roll into a ball and then create a pointy end to create a turnip shape. You’ll want to the cake to be about an inch at their widest point and about two inches tall.
Place onto a cookie sheet. Repeat until you run out of a cake mixture.
Pop the cookie sheet with the cake pops into the freezer for 15 minutes.
While the cake pops are setting, take 1/4 cup of green candy melt and place in a sealable plastic bag. Microwave for 10 seconds at a time, smooshing between zaps.
Draw three leaves for the tops of the turnip. You’ll want them to be about a centimeter wide and two centimeters tall. Create some turnip greens bigger and some smaller so you’ll have plenty to choose from.
Allow them to firm up at room temperature.
Pour one cup of the white candy melts into a tall mug and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Mix, and repeat until the candy melts are fully melted.
Take a cake ball out of the freezer. Dip a lollipop stick into the candy melt and insert into the larger end of the cake ball.
Dip the cake ball into the mug and fully coat the cake ball. Place the cake pop into a place of styrofoam for the cake pop to dry. Repeat for all cake pops.
When you start to run low on candy melt, add another cup of candy melt and microwave.
Once the cake pops have dried — it only takes a few minutes per cake pop — draw on the happy turnip face with the edible marker. You’ll want the eyebrows and eyes on the larger side of the cake pop. If you put the face on upside down, a damp paper towel will wipe off the marker and you can redraw.
Take the turnip greens and take them off the wax paper. Choose the ones that suit your fancy and chop off the bottom of the candy to create a flat surface. This will help the greens stay on the turnip.
Take a couple tablespoons worth of white candy melts and microwave until melted. Using a steel needle tool or a toothpick, dab a bit of white candy melt to the non-flat side of the turnip greens. Press the green top onto the stick.
Repeat for all for turnips.
Allow the cake pops to fully warm up until they are no longer cool to the touch. Otherwise they may get moisture on the outside of the cake pop, which will cause the edible marker to run when placed into the cupcake.
Taking a chocolate cupcake, remove the middle part of the cupcake. You’ll want the section to be just a little bigger than the turnips.
Place a turnip into the cupcakes.
Repeat for all cupcakes. Makes 12 turnips.