What can I use instead of candy melts for cake pops?
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.
How many days before can you make cake pops?
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.
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 .
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 transport cake pops?
If you don’t have a cake pop holder to present your cake pops . Consider using the styrofoam block to carry your pops around. You can wrap the block in gift wrapping paper first. OR use mini cupcake liners and put each pop on a liner in a tray.
How do you package cake pops?
Take two sheets of a plain color tissue paper, crumple them up individually, and lightly pack them into the bottom of the box. This will provide some extra cushion for the cake pops . Arrange your cake pops in a single layer.
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 .
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.
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 .
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.