Cakesicles are popsicle-shaped cakes that bake in a unique pan and, when finished, can be skewered with popsicle sticks to give the cakes (or cookies) you bake with the pan a fun look. Norpro’s Heart-Sicle Pan offers another variation on this unique type of cake. This nonstick pan features heart-shaped molds that are a similar size to the popsicle molds, and the cakes baked in it can be mounted on popsicle sticks and presented in just the same way as the popsicle-shaped cousins. Hearts are good all year round, but they are particularly nice around holidays like Valentine’s Day, as well as during anniversaries and birthdays.
Cookies and brownies hold up very well in a pan like this one because they are sturdy enough to support their own weight when on a stick. Cakes will hold up quite well, too, thanks to the size of the pan. However, for the sturdiest cakesicles you should sandwich two together with some frosting, insert your popsicle stick into the center, then dip the whole thing in glaze or melted chocolate to hold everything in place and rally create a finished popsicle look.
daniJanuary 19, 2010
a very cute pan… u could have so much fun with this!!!!
CakeSpyJanuary 19, 2010
I like your idea for the sturdiest cakesicles…especially since it involves double the cake plus frosting! 🙂
Sinful Southern SweetsJanuary 20, 2010
I love that idea to make the cakesicle sturdy. I think everything should be coated with frosting and dunked in chocolate! Most things in life could certainly stand to be a little sturdier!
Beth CharetteJanuary 20, 2010
What a wonderful way to bring variety to the table.
The pleasures with which one approaches a different look or feel to a dish comprise the exciting differences that make a day worth experiencing in the first place.
The French have known this for a thousand years.
One breathes the spirit of oneself into the food served to those we care about, both family and diner.
Thank you for sharing this idea.
Carolyn JungJanuary 20, 2010
These are soooo cute! I’m someone who loves the tops of muffins best, too. So I bet this makes for one wonderful little cake because you get such a high percentage of crispy, golden exterior to tender interior. A perfect gadget for making goodies for Valentine’s Day.