I’ve been so sick lately! T_T Allergy season is a killer. How can a beautiful flower be so deadly?? However, this has forced me to take some time off and finish this How to Make Cake Pops Video!
Update: Take a peek at our new eBook, How To Make Cake Pops by Cakeb0t!
Learning How to Make Cake Pops
I love Bakerella’s cake pops! She has so many fun pops, I decided to give it a try. It was fun, but not as easy as I thought! It was so rewarding and yummy, though. Check out Cakeb0t’s cake pop tips, along with a few more decorating ideas listed below the video. Enjoy! <3Binky V
Cakeb0t Cake Pop Tips:
Cake pops are simple, but not as easy as they look. If you are just learning how to make cake pops, you might expect to find some cake balls falling off of the stick, and some uneven spots in your chocolate coating. Here is a list of Cakeb0t tips I’ve computed to help you out!
- All 2 cups of frosting may not be necessary, depending on the cake and flavor. Just make sure you get a doughy consistency you can roll without being too sticky.
- Let the dough rest for a good while before you start rolling to prevent sticking. (Really good for when you’ve used too much frosting.)
- Grease up your hands with butter or shortening, or wear food handling gloves to roll the balls.
- Make sure you dip the lollipop stick in enough chocolate and really get it stuck in the ball.
- Once the sticks are in the balls, refrigerate or even freeze them until they are hard and cold. This helps keep them from falling off once you dip in the warm chocolate!
- Most candy melts can have a pretty high viscosity when melted. Keep it pretty warm so the consistency is its runniest, and easy to work with. This is especially helpful when you’re first learning how to make cake pops.
- Be quick, neat, and thorough when you dip in the chocolate. Cover the entire cake ball.
- Double dipping can cause the chocolate to be too heavy, and crack.
- Spin and lightly tap off excess chocolate
More Cake Pop decorating ideas!
- Bakerella loves using edible ink pens to draw on faces, etc. Bakerella has TONS of cake pop decorating ideas.
- Try sprinkling on or dipping into some sprinkles after dipping. Or stick on small candy.
- When you stick them in the styrofoam, try making nice and neat rows, or try a rounder arrangement for a nice bouquet effect.
The how to make cake pops video was shot using a Kodak Zi8. I looove it! If you need a good portable HD video camera, help support Cakeb0t by clicking on the link to buy from our Amazon shop. ^_^
Now you know how to make cake pops! Keep practicing and let me know how it goes in the comments.