This was the best tutorial.. mine came out great on the first try.. I broke up the steps as indicated and put my rolled balls in the freezer over night.. I used bark chocolate which is easier to find and less expensive..I took them out the freezer and maybe they were at room temperature is why they did not crack.. looked great and taste even better!!
I just made these for the first time and I also had trouble with my coating cracking on my first batch. The second batch I made worked much better. I dipped the sticks in the melted candy and put in the freezer for 15 minutes as suggested here, but then I let the balls come back to room temp, and let the dipping candy sit for a minute. The closer both are to room temp, the less problems you have with cracking. It worked great!
I just made these for the first time and I also had trouble with my coating cracking on my first batch. The second batch I made worked much better. I dipped the sticks in the melted candy and put in the freezer for 15 minutes as suggested here, but then I let the balls come back to room temp, and let the dipping candy sit for a minute. The closer both are to room temp, the less problems you have with cracking. It worked great!
Grab your Candy Melts (I purchased mine from JoAnn Fabric) and a small microwaveable dish (I used a small oatmeal bowl). Put about 5 morsels into the bowl and melt them in the microwave. Next, grab your cake pop sticks (I purchased mine from JoAnn Fabric). Dip your stick into the melted Candy Melt and quickly stick it into a cake pop at least half way down. Repeat with remaining cake pops. Then, set pops on a cookie tray. Freeze for about 15 minutes (they wouldn’t fit in my freezer so I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes– worked fine). Put your Candy Melts into a microwaveable mug (I filled mine to the top). Next, melt the Candy Melts as directed on the package. Dip the cake pop into the mug, evenly coating it. Let the coating drip off. Place the pop on cookie sheet. Finally, if using sprinkles, add immediately before coating sets. Repeat for remaining pops.
Prepare a boxed cake mix as directed on the box. Let the cake cool completely. Wash your hands. Next, crumble the cake into fine crumbs with your hands in a large bowl. Mix in about 1/3 cup of icing (I used store bought milk chocolate) with your hands. The mixture should be dense but not gooey. Gooey cake balls gross me out. Grab a cookie scoop (I used my 1.5 T scoop, which I LOVE). (Remember, everyone needs a cookie scoop, or 3.) Then, scoop out the mixture, packing the cake mixture into the scoop as you scoop it (I smushed the open side of the cookie scoop against the inside of the bowl). Smush the mixture in your hand to pack it tightly into a ball. Roll it into a nicely shaped ball. Roll the remaining mixture into balls (my cake mix made 18 balls).
Kendra, I made the cake pops today for the first time. I watched several videos before I started but I still had trouble with the pop falling off the stick. This is what they tell you to do. Take your stick, put the end in the melted candy then into the pop. Put them in the refrigerator for 15 min for the candy to harden . My advise is to also add the melted candy all the way around the stick then put in refrigerator .
Hi. Ok so 1. Awesome tutorial. Following your suggestions step by step. However a couple of questions. 1. Do you place them in the refrigerator or the freezer. Is there drastic difference? 2. I love that bowl I feel like that’s the only way to melt without tantrums. What is it called or when can u get it. I Raw ceramic ones ? Idk what they are called but they are not working the magic. I did the double boiler and even then it wasn’t as liquid as it should
Hi Melissa. You don’t have to freeze the cake unless you are breaking up the steps to make the process easier. If you decide to bake well in advance of making the pops, freezing is a good option. You can let the cake cool for an hour before wrapping and freezing it. You can also wrap it while still warm. This traps the moisture in the cake. Let it thAw for three hours at room temp before crumbling. Good luck!
My cake pops are cracking... Cake pops that crack are not a really big deal; You can easily cover it up with frosting or melted chocolate. However, when adding icing or glaze on your cake pops (or maybe eating them plain) you'll see the cracks and they don't always look pleasant. Insure your cake pop balls are not too big, the bigger the pops, the harder it is to have it look round like a ball. Cake pops should be about the size of munchkins. If you're still seeing cracks, you might have not added enough frosting in the cake when you were rolling it up. Add 1/2 cup more and try again.
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