What can I use instead of sticks for cake pops?
If you don’t have lollipop sticks , or simply don’t want to use sticks , there are many options. You can use candy sticks , like cinnamon or peppermint sticks . You can insert a spoon instead . You can also simply serve the cake pops as cake balls .
How do you dip cake pops without falling off?
Hardened candy coating acts as glue so it can be very helpful in preventing your cake pops from falling off the sticks. Before inserting your sticks into your chilled cake balls, dip the end of each stick into candy coating. I suggest inserting the stick about half way into the cake ball.
Do you have to refrigerate cake pops before dipping?
Refrigerate Before Dipping The freshly rolled cake pops should stay in the refrigerator for at least two hours before you dip them in melted almond bark or candy melts. This refrigeration time will ensure they are firm enough to keep their shape during the dipping and drying process.
How long do you freeze cake pops before dipping?
Measure 1 Tablespoon of moist cake mixture and roll into a ball. Place balls on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour . Re-roll the chilled balls to smooth out, if needed.
Can Cake Pops be left out overnight?
Storing Cake Pops at Room Temperature After you have made your cake pops completely, dipping and decorating them to perfection, you can simply leave them at room temperature for 1-2 days. Be sure to keep the dipped cake pops out of the sunlight or high heat where the chocolate has the potential to melt.
What if my cake pops are too moist?
Refrigerating your cake balls / pops can cause condensation on the coating and this moisture will cause the coating to become sticky. Store them in a cool, dry place and they should be fine!
How do you thin chocolate for dipping?
Add oil, butter, or shortening to thin a small amount of chocolate . The best way to thin chocolate is with the addition of a fat. The exact amount of oil you will need will depend on the thickness of your chocolate and your desired consistency. Start by stirring in just a little splash, then add more if you need to.
How do you thin candy melts for dipping?
Shortening is the go-to method for many people when it comes to thinning out candy melts . It is also a food product that you may already have at home, making it a convenient option. After you have melted your candy melts according to the directions, add a teaspoon of shortening and stir it into the melted chocolate.
Can you use chocolate chips for dipping?
You can use chocolate chips for quick-and-dirty dipping ; they’re meant to survive in the oven, after all, so a few gentle zaps in the microwave won’t do much damage. Chips don’t contain enough cocoa butter to temper, so the melted chocolate will harden with a streaked or swirled appearance.
What is the best chocolate to melt for dipping?
Can you use chocolate chips instead of candy melts?
Hi Jessie- I usually use the candy melts , but you can use chocolate chips . You do need to add some shortening to it (I’d use Crisco), otherwise it’ll get lumpy. The candy melts already have oil added to them, chocolate chips don’t have any oil added.
Why did my cake pops fall apart?
If your cake pops are not round enough, you either used not enough frosting ( cake ball won’t stick together) or way too much! Remember to keep the consistency like play dough, so definitely not too dry, or too thin. What a bummer, your cake pops fall apart because it seems that you are not using enough frosting.
How do you fix mushy cake pops?
Solution: Too much icing makes cake pops mushy and gives the truffles a grainy texture. I don’t like them, so I substitute the frosting with a creamy smooth ganache to bind the cake crumble. The end result is luxurious without the grainy texture.
Can you thin candy melts?
Sometimes you ‘ll want to be able to pour melted Wilton candy melts into molds or to use to coat candies . Melted Wilton candy melts aren’t pourable on their own. Using just a little bit of solid vegetable shortening will thin your Wilton candy melts in just a few minutes.