What can you use instead of candy melts for cake pops?
What can I use to hold cake pops?
Here’s a tip for drying cake pops . Just simply use an empty up-turned egg box to stand them in.
What is a cake pop made of?
A cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate, and formed into small spheres or cubes in the same way as cake balls , before being given a coating of icing, chocolate or other decorations and attached to lollipop sticks.
How far ahead can you make cake pops?
Why do cake pops crack?
Typically, this is caused by the difference in temperature of the coating and the cake ball itself – the coating is hot and the cake balls are too cold, the cake ball expands, and now you have cracks .
Is it better to use candy melts or chocolate for cake pops?
Once you’re ready to dip the cake balls in coating you need to melt the chocolate . You can use Wilton Candy Melts or a bag of chocolate chips. You want it runny enough so that it will drip just a bit from your cake balls after you dip them so they have a smooth coating on the cake balls .
What do you do if you put too much icing in cake pops?
There’s no need to be so frosting happy! Going overboard can cause your cake balls to fall of the sticks. The best rule of thumb is to start out with a small amount of icing and slowly add more until your mix reaches the consistency of clay. In my basic cake pop recipes, I use 1/3 to 1/2 cup of frosting .
Can I 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.
How do you keep cake pops upright?
One of the easiest ways to prop up your cake pops is to simply slide the sticks through the holes of an upside-down colander. This is a great option if you’re using a nicer stand to display your cake pops , but you’re worried that the pops will drip as they’re cooling. Just rinse the colander when you’re finished!
How do you dry cake pops upside down?
After you form the balls let them set in the fridge. This way the candy meld will harden faster when dipped and there will be less mess. When you dip the cake pops in the orange and white candy melt hold them over the cup for a bit and then hang them upside down to dry .
What can you do with cake tops?
12 Incredible Uses for Leftover Cake Cake Pops. It probably goes without saying, but cake pops are the cutest possible use for leftover cake . Cake French toast. Ice Cream Mix-Ins. Cake Shakes. Trifle. Grilled Cake . Not-Bread Puddings. Crumbled- Cake Pie Crusts.
Who invented the cake pop?
Can you decorate cake pops with icing?
ICING . You need just enough to moisten the cake to mold and form it into balls. The base itself already has a high fat content, so you don’t need to add too much extra icing . If there is too much icing , the pops will be waaaaaay too soft.