Galaxy Cakesicles +/- UFO
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
I was inspired to come up with this for World UFO Day, which is July 2. I put +/- UFO because I did do one with the UFO made of fondant below, but I think it looks classier and better without the UFO. Let me know what you think. :)
It's really easy to get this cool galaxy / marbling effect!
World UFO Day
Apparently there are 2 dates each year for World UFO day. Haha! :) Actually, there are many Alien-related Holidays. For example, there is Extraterrestrial Abduction Day. I made this cool Dinosaur Abduction cake. Check it out! (link)
"Every year we celebrate World UFO Day for creating awareness among people about unidentified flying objects. The World UFO Day is celebrated by a few people on June 24 and some other celebrate it on July 2. World UFO Day is celebrated on June 24 as on that date it was reported that aviator Kenneth Arnold had seen a UFO in the United States of America.
Whereas July 2 is celebrated as World UFO Day as on July 2, 1947, a UFO had supposedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Read here to more about it."
I made Cakesicles as described here in this post in detail. Below is what I did to get the colors to get a galaxy effect and marbling.
What I used:
- White chocolate
- Black food coloring (just a tiny bit will make things really dark grey)
- Gel food coloring for swirls (blue, pink, violet, pink)
- Edible silver paint for some sparkle in the chocolate glaze
- Light grey fondant (to make a tiny UFO)
- Silver Lustre dust for some more sparkle like stars
- Toothpicks / Bamboo skewers
I started with white chocolate melting wafers. I melted them in the microwave on defrost setting at 30-second intervals.
Tip: I melt the white chocolate before adding food coloring. I have found that adding the food coloring before you melt the chocolate changes the chemical composition and burns the chocolate.
First, I added a tiny bit of black food coloring. A little goes a long way -- ~5-mm dot gave this dark grey.
Then I added the different colors of food coloring using a different bamboo skewer and swirled them through the grey melted chocolate.
Tip: For the different accent colors (pink, blue, violet, teal) in the galaxy, you only want to do 2 or 3 swirls, you want the color to be prominent and distinguished from the grey chocolate. If you swirl too much, it will get absorbed by the grey chocolate and you won't see your accent colors.
I poured a little (2-3 mLs) of edible silver paint in there and mixed it in.
Then I put it in the mini-popsicle mold I had sprayed with cooking spray. I let this set in the fridge for at least 30 min. After this, I put some cake pop mixture in the mold and then another layer of chocolate on top -- as in this post.
Adding the UFO
I had some left over light grey fondant (which was white pre-made fondant which I used black food coloring to make light grey) and carved a UFO shape with a butterknife. Then I added it in the galaxy. :) I also added some silver lustre dust for some more stars in the galaxy.
Either way -- without the UFO or with the UFO, it's easy and fun to make! Give it a try! We are good at this!
Here is the photo again without the UFO.