Christmas Tree Lollipops

Christmas Tree Lollipops

To make your Christmas Tree Lollipops you will need the following ingredients.

  • 100g butter and a little extra for greasing.
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 10g self-raising flour
  • 3tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 300g icing sugar sifted
  • Green or Red food coloring
  • Sugar snowflakes and mini smarties to decorate
  • 8 lollipop sticks

Method

  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease a 20cm round cake tin and line the base with a circle of baking parchment.
  • Put the butter in a big mixing bowl with the sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until it looks creamy. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one. Sift the flour and cocoa together, add to the bowl with the milk and stir everything together until smooth. Spoon into the cake tin and use the back of a wooden spoon to spread the top to make it as flat as you can. Bake for 20 mins until a skewer poked into the center comes out clean, with just cake crumbs stuck to it, not wet batter. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin on a wire rack.
  • Remove the cake from the tin and use a serrated knife to cut it into 8 wedges. Turn each one so that the round, outside edge is facing you, and push a lollipop through the middle of the outside edge. Remember to leave enough of the stick poking out for you to hold.
  • Mix the food coloring and icing sugar with enough water to make an icing that is a bit runny, but still quite stiff. Drizzling a bit on a spare piece of paper; you want it to stay in strips, not run all over the place. Spoon some icing over each cake wedge (you can cover it completely or drizzle lines across them in a tree shape). Decorate with sugar snowflakes and mini Smarties, then lift onto a wire rack and leave to set completely (this will take a few hours

Have fun with this activity and we recommend adult supervision at all times.


Browse other Parenting Guide articles from Nanny Options
or keep up to date with us on Facebook.

Previous articleGinger Bread Men
Next articlePaper Plate Angel Ornament
Avatar
Nanny Optionshttps://nannyoptions.ie
Nanny Options is an International Irish Childcare Agency based in Dublin. We provide Experienced and Professional Nannies, Maternity Nurses, Babysitters, Special Events Nannies, Housekeepers, Tutors, Sleep Training, Parenting Classes and First Aid Courses. Our Director, Teresa Boardman who has 30+ years’ knowledge is committed to providing you and your family with a quality service. She has gained a broad experience of children within different family setups.

Related Posts

Stay Connected

4,486FansLike
0FollowersFollow
321FollowersFollow

Parenting Guide Articles

Buying Bottles – The Basics

There are various different designs for both bottles and teats. With the diverse selection of options on the market, making a choice when buying...

Is Competition Good for your Children

Is Competition Good for your Children This is one of those questions that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. Researchers and child...

Flat head in Babies and Toddlers

Flat head in Babies and Toddlers Does your baby sleep on the back? Though it has been proved that this position is the best one...

The Umbilical Cord

A lot of parents get nervous about cleaning and looking after the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord is clamped immediately after birth.  When the...

Top Tips for Bringing your Baby Home

We have complied a short list of Top Tips for Bringing your Baby Home, perfect for first and even second time parents. Both in hospital...

First Aid Courses

Nanny Payroll

Member Of