Here is my first attempt at Present Pops. I will definitely be making these again. I want to try making ribbon and bows out of fondant or gum paste. The blue ribbon is made from canned cream cheese icing. (It’s what I had.) This icing definitely is not the right consistency to make good cake pop decorations. Definitely stick with royal icing for decorating. Buttercream might work ok if it is not too thin, and you let it dry completely before wrapping.
The squares were quite easy to make. I started with a ball, and then patty-cake, patty-cake, baker’s man (seriously, that’s how I felt). A little squashing, and flattening, and squaring off. Just a little lengthier process than the round balls, but imagine the possibilities with square pops!