How to decorate cake balls

What can be used 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 .

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.

What are the silver balls on cakes called?

Those small round decorations are officially called silver dragées ― dragée being the general term for a tiny confectionery coated in hard sugar ― and they’ve been haunting the Food and Drug Administration for over a century.

Why are my cake pops 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. Then, set them back in the fridge to chill for dipping.

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!

How long should you chill cake pops?

2 hours

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What can I decorate a cake with?

Chocolate fingers and cigarellos Just cover your cake in buttercream, chocolate or royal icing and press them around the edges of the cake . They give you a great base for topping your cake with sweets, fruits or flowers too. Top tip: The more chocolate fingers or cigarellos you’ve got, the better.

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