My second round of Mickey Pops were successfully adorable and delicious. I think several factors went into their final outcome. The flavor combination was perfect: a homemade chocolate cake with a store bought German chocolate frosting. The store bought frosting holds the cake together better than homemade. I also think they turned out better because I had a higher quality dipping chocolate.
Here is the hot cake out of the oven.
Cake mixed with frosting.
Balls formed, ears and sticks added and ready for the freezer.
This time I used a small crockpot to melt the chocolate, which worked wonderfully. It kept the chocolate the perfect temperature the whole time. I mostly poured the chocolate over the Mickeys since their ears were chocolate melts and if I had dipped them, the ears would have melted right into the batch of chocolate!
And didn't they turn out cute? Happy Birthday Grandma!