How do you make homemade cake pops?
The most common way to display cake pops is to use styrofoam blocks / cake dummies. But to make it look neat, you can cover those with pretty paper and ribbons to match it your personal theme and style. Just use a round styrofoam block for example and wrap pretty paper around and secure it with tiny needles.
What can I use instead of candy melts for cake pops?
How far in advance can you make cake pops?
How do you make cake pops stay sticky?
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.
What is the best chocolate to melt 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.
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.
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 leave cake pops in the fridge overnight before dipping?
Do allow refrigerated cake balls to warm up and candy coating to cool down before dipping . The closer to room temperature both are, the better. Don’t dip cold cake pops into too-warm candy coating or you ‘ll get cracks.
Can you melt store bought frosting for cake pops?
Take a can of your favorite store – bought frosting in any color and flavor. Scrape it all into a mixing bowl. Microwave until smooth and melted .
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.
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).
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.