How do you keep cake balls from falling off the stick?
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 cake pop 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.
How do you make cake balls smooth?
Super Smooth Cake Balls Tip 1: crumb your cake using a food processor. Tip 2: use frosting sparingly. Tip 3: to incorporate the frosting, use a spatula to press it down into the cake crumbs, almost like you’re smearing it against the sides of the bowls. Tip 4: use a 1.5″ cookie scoop to evenly portion your pops .
Why are my cake balls falling apart?
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 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!).
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 make candy melts shiny?
Color your Candy Melts with an oil-based food coloring to keep the shine . Add oil-based candy flavorings, available in the cake-decorating aisle at your craft store, if you would like to add a touch of peppermint or fruit flavor while still keeping the melts glossy . Dip or pour your Candy Melts or candy coating.
How do you make chocolate thinner for cake pops?
Melt it down with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil to thin out so it’s easier to use as a coating. Bittersweet, white chocolate , or milk chocolate work as well. Coarsely chop and melt down with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil to thin out. Keep warm over a double boiler.
Can I use white 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 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 make melted chocolate harden?
There is not much of a secret or trick to dipping something in chocolate and getting it to harden , actually. Simply melt semisweet chocolate by itself or with a little cream or butter. Dip, then refrigerate. When the chocolate is cooled, it hardens .
Why is my candy melts so thick?
Temperature is very important when working with Candy Melts candy . A cold work surface or a cold room will cause the candy to thicken, then set. To avoid that, we suggest using the Candy Melts Melting Pot to help keep your candy at the right temperature for dipping and dunking, no matter what the environment.
Can I use vegetable oil to thin candy melts?
Vegetable or canola oil will also work and have no noticeable flavor. Just be sure to add ½ teaspoon at a time! Oil can be quite powerful. While all of these methods will work perfectly to help thin your candy melts , you may find that you love one option more than another.