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 .
How many cake pops will one bag of candy melts cover?
INSERT STICKS Place your candy melts in a glass or ceramic bowl. I typically use 1/2 to 3/4 of a 12oz bag per 3 cups of cake .
How long do you chill cake pops before dipping?
Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour . Re-roll the chilled balls to smooth out, if needed. Place back into the fridge as you’ll only work with a couple at a time. Melt the coating in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup (best for dunking!).
Can cake be too moist?
When a cake mix is too moist , this is caused by the fact that the flour and other ingredients simply cannot absorb all of the moisture that was added. Depending on the ingredients that you use, too much oil can also result in a cake that is too moist for its own good.
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 .
What can I use instead of candy melts for cake pops?
The only substitute for candy melts would be chocolate. If you set out to make cake balls without candy melts , you will need to mix 1 tbsp vegetable oil for every 1 cup chocolate chips.
How do you get frosting to harden?
Chilling and adding sugar are the two tastiest ways to harden tub frosting . Simply place the tub in the refrigerator and chill for a few hours, depending on the size of the tub, to firm up the frosting . Add sugar to the frosting by first scooping the desired amount of frosting from the tub and placing it in a bowl.
Why are my cake pops cracking?
The most common reason why cake pops crack is because the temperature of the cake ball and the frosting you applied to it was too great. More often than not, the coating will have been too hot and the cake ball will have been too cold, although vice versa can happen.
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.
What is the best candy melts for cake pops?
Wilton Candy Melts
Why do my cake pops leak oil?
Cake pops also leak oil if the cake itself is particularly wet. This can be a result of adding too much frosting, or by using a really dense cake recipes that call for a lot of eggs or oil (chocolate cake seems to give me the worst leaking problems).
Can I use white chocolate instead of candy melts?
Also to know, what can I use instead of candy melts ? there is a good substitute for candy melt and that is white chocolate . You just need to melt it over water bath or microwave gently with a small amount of shortening or crisco and will work fine like candy melt .
Are cake pops supposed to be doughy?
Yeah, cake pops aren’t supposed to have the consistency of actual cake . It’s a fudgy, doughy inside covered by a hardened chocolate outside.