Wilton® Jungle Character Cake Ball Pops
Create fun jungle character cake pops for your next party!
Designed by Wilton
For more Wilton treat pops, see the Wilton Pops! Sweets on a Stick book recommended below.
- Baking Sheet (9 x 13 x 2)
- Colors (Brown, Christmas Red, Rose, Black, Orange, Kelly Green
- Fondant (White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant (1 oz. per treat)
- Flower, Leaf, Round, Oval, Heart Cut-Outs
- Brush Set
- 9 in. Rolling Pin
- Roll & Cut Mat
- Candy Melts* (Orange, Yellow, Light Cocoa, White, Green Candy Melts)
- Candy Color Set - Garden (Black)
- Chocolate Pro Melting Pot
- Candy Eyeballs
- Lollipop Sticks (6”)
- Wave Flower Former Set
- Flower Forming Cups
- Comfort-Grip Round Cutter
- Parchment Triangles
- Pops Display Stand
- Pops Decorating Stand
- Cake Board
- Pretzel Rod
- Waxed Paper
- Construction Paper (Green)
- Curling Ribbon
- Glue Stick
*Combine melted white candy with black candy color for gray shown.
In advance: Make palm tree top (see page 13 in Wilton’s Pops! Sweets on a Stick book).
Prepare medium cake balls. Insert sticks following recipe. Chill.
Dip in melted candy. Place in Decorating Stand; chill until firm.
Tint portions of fondant to match candy colors.
Roll out all ⅛ in. thick; attach the following features with melted candy.
For tiger: Cut ears using smallest oval Cut-Out; cut in half. Cut ¼ in. triangles for nose and inside ears.
For lion: Cut mane with largest flower Cut-Out. Cut circle in center with medium round Cut-Out; attach around pop. For ears, roll a ½ in. ball of fondant; cut in half, flatten. For inner ears, roll 3/16 in. balls of rose fondant; flatten. Roll a ½ in. tapered log for nose; cut a ¼ in. triangle for end of nose.
For monkey: Cut 2 ears using medium oval Cut-Out; reposition Cut-Out to cut each ear 1¼ in. long. Trim side edge to conform to pop with medium round Cut-Out; attach. Cut muzzle using small oval Cut-Out; flatten edges to widen slightly and attach. Roll a ¼ in. ball nose.
For elephant: Cut ears using medium heart Cut-Out, cut inner ears with small heart Cut-Out, flattening to enlarge slightly. Cut off ½ in. at points with medium heart Cut-Out; attach. For trunk, roll a ¾ in. ball into a log; indent end with stick. Score trunk lines with knife.
Pipe all animal details using melted candy in cut parchment bag; chill until firm.
For tree base, prepare cereal treats in round cutter, pressing to 1¾ in. high. Mark circle with cutter and cut with knife; let set. Cover with green fondant. Insert pretzel rod and attach treetop with melted candy. Roll ½ in. brown balls for coconuts; attach with candy and chill. Position pops and tree on Pops Display Stand. Add curling ribbon, cut out construction paper grass and attach around each tier.