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.
Thank you so much for your tutorial. It was very helpful. I wish I listened to it better. For instance, I was short on time, so I froze the balls instead of refrigerated them. I think you’re right and this will lead to the cracks. My other reason for freezing was that I wanted the balls to have rings of color inside, like a jawbreaker, so I froze them in stages. I think I ought to have let them thaw a bit before dipping. I also made the mistake of adding my usual gel color to my candy melts. You were right: it seized right up! Thankfully I had some paramount crystals on hand, so I was able to make it usable again. Maybe you could add that as a hint, that if they think their chocolate or candy melts aren’t thin enough, try adding some paramount crystals to it. Thanks again!
Thanks so much for the great tutorial! Am thinking about making the cake balls ahead of time at home and freezing them. Then I could travel with the frozen, plain balls of cake across the state, and put the sticks in and decorate them when I arrive at destination for holidays! Have you tried freezing the cakeballs and decorating them at a later date?
Keep on with this process until you are all the way finished. Then (if you want) melt some white chocolate. Put it into a plastic bag and cut a hole at the corner. Decorate each cake pop using the melted white chocolate in the way you want. This step is optional but provides a great opportunity to write a person's name, the name of a sports team and to draw images, patterns or symbols.
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