Thanks for this recipe. I can’t believe how easy it was and it actually worked! I stumbled on to your blog through a google search. My son’s birthday is Thanksgiving and as is popular with small kids, he loves cake pops. I did a trial run today to see if I could make a turkey cake pop and thanks to you, I can! You are saving me a bundle, cake pops are so pricey, thank you!
I used melted chocolate on top of my cake pops but it's cracking... Sometimes overheating the chocolate before dipping causes the chocolate to crack from the heat. And freezing your cake pops for too long makes the chocolate to crack from the cold. Once the chocolate on the cake pops are hard from freezing immediately remove them. Don't melt your chocolate for too long as well, once the chocolate is a liquid it's done.
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Want to use food coloring? I'd suggest using the candy melts instead of white chocolate for the coating. I wasn't impressed with how the white chocolate took the food coloring. It made the chocolate thicker.I purchased all of my ingredients including the cake pop sticks and sprinkles at Target. The styrofoam I had already, but you can get a block of styrofoam at crafts stores or Walmart.
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
I made my first attempt at cake pops and the instructions seemed easy enough; however, not so if you run into issues. The candy melts don’t often melt so that it “drips” when you dunk the cake into it. How do you get that affect? I noticed that certain colors are thicker than others. Also, the drying time from the time you dunk and decorate pretty much needs to be immediate. Any suggestions?
This tasty cake pop recipe is great for making cake pops in all shapes and sizes. A fun edible party favor for a birthday party or special occassion, these cake pops can be customized to suit your occasion with our wide variety of Candy Melts candy and colorful sprinkles. Package them in a gift bag to hand out as gifts or display them in a glass or on a cake tray for a fun bite-sized snack that everyone will love. Use your favorite vanilla cake mix recipe, then have fun decorating to your heart’s content!
My cake pops won't stay on the stick... Don't forget you need to freeze your cake pops before poking them on the stick. Otherwise it'll just fall off and crack. Fresh cake is too soft for the balls to hold together on a stick. Another tip: Try sticking the top of your your cake pop sticks with icing or frosting. The frosting/icing is like glue when you place the ball on top, and it should stay on better by not falling off.