How do you travel with cake pops?
Instead of using treat bags as they’re intended, fold the bag in half and snip a tiny opening out of the center/side of the bag. Insert the pop , stick first, into the bag and then through the opening. Then use twist ties (cut into 1 1/2-inch sections) to secure the cake pop on each side. Okay, now they’re the cutest.
How do you keep cake pops from falling apart?
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 let cake cool before making cake pops?
The cake balls need to be extremely cold before dipping. Make sure you have enough room in your refrigerator or freezer for them. I always chill them on a large lined baking sheet.
What can you use instead of candy melts for cake pops?
Can you leave cake pops 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. Cake pops will actually look the best (with no chance of condensation forming on the chocolate) when they are kept at room temp.
What do I do 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!
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).
What is the best melting chocolate for cake pops?
10 Best Chocolates For Cake Pops Oasis Supply Merckens, Super White Compound Coatings. Merkens Cocoa Dark. Sephra Milk Chocolate Melts . Log House Candiquik Coating Choc . Chocoley Dipping Chocolate Bada Bing Bada Boom Dipping & Coating Formula. Make N Mold Milk Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers. Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts .
Why do cake pops crack?
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.
How do you thin candy pops for cake pops?
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.
How many cake pops are in a bag of candy melts?
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 .
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 .
Can I use chocolate instead of candy melts?
While they’re easy to use and come in many colors, frankly, candy melts don’t taste anywhere near as good as real chocolate . WHAT ARE CANDY MELTS ? Candy melts are made to emulate white chocolate , which is then tinted.
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.