Cute Corn on the Cob Cakesicle
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
I came up with this for Corn on the Cob Day. Obviously, it's not an actual "corn on the cob," but a cute cartoon cake popsicle version! :)
I did not make it with cornbread, but you could make it with a mix of cornbread. I will try to experiment with a cornbread cakesicle -- maybe with cream cheese instead of frosting though. :)
"NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY
June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.
Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop or long maize. It is a sweet corn that is picked when the kernels are still tender when it’s in its milk stage."
"Never Served at Formal Occasions
Because eating corn on the cob can be a messy affair - hands have to be used, the kernels tend to stick in one's teeth - etiquette rules that it should never be served at formal occasions or ordered on a first date. According to Emily Post, one of history's leading etiquette specialists, corn on the cob should not usually be served at lunch or dinner, but if it is, one must not "attack it ferociously or greedily". (Haha! :) )"
Here's a post with more details about making cakesicles in general. It's basically making cake pops in a popsicle form.
One thing with cakesicles is that you have to make sure the hole in the mold is kept open, so you can stick the popsicle stick into the cake pop mixture later. If it is covered with hardened chocolate. It makes it harder to have an intact cakesicle.
Here's what I used to decorate them:
- Pre-made Fondant (I colored black for the eyes and smile and green for the husk)
- Black food coloring
- Green food coloring
- White nonpareils (tiny circle sprinkles -- 1 each for the eye)
- Edible Marker (to draw on corn kernels)
- Bottom of a metal pastry tip (as a circle cookie cutter to form the eyes)
These are 2 intact yellow cakesicles for the Cute Corn on the Cobs. I actually used white chocolate on the back because I had a lot more white chocolate than yellow candy melts. You can do that too -- for design purposes -- to have a different color in the front and back or if you have a lot more of a color. People can't see the back from photos and they won't care when they are eating it either! Haha! :)
First I drew a grid with an edible marker onto the Corn on the Cob to look like kernels. :) I did the whole cakesicle, but really after you add the husk, only the top part is visible.
To make the husks, I colored some fondant green with food coloring. Then I took a piece and shaped it into sort of like a leaf and then I pulled on the edge like pulling on taffy. This made it look more realistic.
To make the eyes, I colored some fondant black with food coloring. I used the bottom of a pastry tip to cut out circle eyes. I put 1 white nonpareil sprinkle on each black circle to make the eye. For the smile, I took a tiny bit of black fondant and rolled it thin and formed a smile.
Here are some more pictures of the finished products.