Robot cake pops! How much fun are these? A little more work than a regular cake pop, but worth the extra effort. :)
These were made with a toasted walnut maple cake and maple cream cheese frosting. The chocolate coating is vanilla white chocolate with black chocolate coloring to make it gray. Candy necklace pieces are used in the neck, for eyes and for the base of the antenna. Lifesavers are the larger neck piece. Cut up black licorice for the mouth. metallic non-pariels for the ears and the only non-edible part is the antenna itself, which is a stamen for fake/sugar flowers.
The decorating of the pop is a two step process. Place the candy necklace piece and the lifesaver over the stick and dip the end of the stick in the chocolate, then dip the bottom of the cake in the chocolate and place on the stick. Place the pop back in the fridge to cool/harden. Then dip the uncoated part of the cake in the chocolate (lightly tap off excess) and place in a Styrofoam base to hold it upright. Quickly place remaining candies and stamen while the chocolate is still soft. Use a pair of tweezers for easier placement. Chill and enjoy!
An alternate cake pop application for this particular cake/frosting combo is a simple round pop coated in white vanilla chocolate with tasty bits of crisp bacon on top... the salty bacon compliments the maple walnut sweetness oh so well!