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post #151 of 212
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Once you cut the block into logs, are the logs the same height and width?

They should all be about the same.
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post #152 of 212
I'm not asking about length - but about height and width. Same answer?
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post #153 of 212
Yes, same amswer (I thought that's what I answered).
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post #154 of 212
Maybe this will help leah-s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rg5we26cRA
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post #155 of 212
I think my prob is the consistency of the dough. I can NOT pick it up like that.
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post #156 of 212
Mine isn't quite as mushy as hers but I can pick it up (carefully). I can't roll it as many times as she does or it will fall apart.
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post #157 of 212
I had the same issue with my turning out to be squares. I spoke with Jennifer and the problem is not enough "dough" in the roller. I didn't realize there is a certain way the frame should be put together. Thank goodness for her patience in trying to get me to understand this. Well, adding more dough, I did get round bites...yeah!! Sill have to work on how many times to roll the top so they don't break on me. Oh so close!! Hope this helps someone icon_smile.gif
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post #158 of 212
Hi everyone, I've just recieved on of these rollers over in the UK!!

Me and my wife have been rolling the cake balls by hand for some time now, and as the orders get bigger, we just needed something to speed up the process!
Hence my posting on this great forum.

We use the cake recipe from Bakerella's book. All the sponges are fresh baked, with buttercream to bind the mixture.
This works fine for hand rolling.

When we both tried the cake roller, the mix just broke apart after about two or three 'rolls'!
More buttercream was added to the mix and this helped a little, but they still broke apart. Any more and the mixture became too greasy with the butter content.
We even increased the thickness of the slab when rolling in the guides, to no avail.

I have sent Jennifer a mail to ask for advice/recipe that she uses with the roller. But maybe due to time differences, no reply as yet.

Would anyone be able to post or pm(if you want it kept secret) a recipe that works with this roller please?
I believe that there are only a couple of these rollers in the whole of the UK so far, so no information on any of our forums as yet!

Thanks for any help given and sorry for such a long first post.

Steve and Joanna.
post #159 of 212
Not sure if I have any answers, but it sounds like to much frosting. I do a lot of cake bites, but I do not use Bakerella's recipe. Jennifer also email her facebook page about the cake pop roller and it may have some good informatiom. It surely helped me!

https://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=2272384173355#!/pages/Best-Cake-Pops/154001857991125

Good luck!
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post #160 of 212
I just received my cake baller (in Scotland) the other day and I had some spare cake pop mix left in the fridge, so me and my fiancee set about making some cake pop (mega excited) but after about an hour we gave up. I don't know if it's my recipe or what, but the balls either were square or just fell to pieces. Firstly I thought it was the consistency of my mix being too dry, so added more buttercream but it didn't help. I ended up binning my mix out of sheer frustration. I am putting off trying it again, because I don't want to find out that the over £200 toy I just bought isn't going to work for me!!!
post #161 of 212
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Originally Posted by nanefy

I just received my cake baller (in Scotland) the other day and I had some spare cake pop mix left in the fridge, so me and my fiancee set about making some cake pop (mega excited) but after about an hour we gave up. I don't know if it's my recipe or what, but the balls either were square or just fell to pieces. Firstly I thought it was the consistency of my mix being too dry, so added more buttercream but it didn't help. I ended up binning my mix out of sheer frustration. I am putting off trying it again, because I don't want to find out that the over £200 toy I just bought isn't going to work for me!!!

Did you watch the youtube video I posted above? You may justneed to adjust your frame and only roll once or twice.
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post #162 of 212
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Originally Posted by nanefy

I just received my cake baller (in Scotland) the other day and I had some spare cake pop mix left in the fridge, so me and my fiancee set about making some cake pop (mega excited) but after about an hour we gave up. I don't know if it's my recipe or what, but the balls either were square or just fell to pieces. Firstly I thought it was the consistency of my mix being too dry, so added more buttercream but it didn't help. I ended up binning my mix out of sheer frustration. I am putting off trying it again, because I don't want to find out that the over £200 toy I just bought isn't going to work for me!!!



We share your pain!!

I did get a very nice e-mail from Jennifer about the mix she uses.
It is linked on her facebook page with pictures.

I have copied the mail sent direct to me...

Hi Steve!



I actually don't use any frosting in most cases (No frosting at all in the cake pics)! You will need to raise the frame if you start making squares instead of circles. If it breaks up in there its either one of two things.. . Either you are sliding it back and forth too much, you really only need to do it a couple times, or you just need to Knead the mix more before it goes in. I spin my cakes with no icing at all in the food processor (I use a Betty Crocker cake mix) for less then a minute and it crumbles and kneads it pretty good. If the cake is dry and not coming together after the minute in the food processor, I will add 1 TBS of frosting at a time until it does. I posted a discussion and photos and a new video in on my "best cake pops" Facebook page, but I will attach it here tooicon_smile.gif!


New Video (I think you probably just need to knead it more (the smoother and tighter it goes in the better results you will have)


The mix in this video seems so soft and workable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rg5we26cRA


We have some big orders coming in for cake pops and need to get this right!

We always make our sponges fresh and do not use the packet stuff.
Could this be part of the problem?

I may just try and get some packet mix to compare.

I think we'll end up making some sponge batches and testing to get the correct 'mix'.

I'll let you know if we have any success!!

Steve and Jo.
post #163 of 212
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Originally Posted by enzo200500



We share your pain!!

I did get a very nice e-mail from Jennifer about the mix she uses.
It is linked on her facebook page with pictures.

I have copied the mail sent direct to me...

Hi Steve!



I actually don't use any frosting in most cases (No frosting at all in the cake pics)! You will need to raise the frame if you start making squares instead of circles. If it breaks up in there its either one of two things.. . Either you are sliding it back and forth too much, you really only need to do it a couple times, or you just need to Knead the mix more before it goes in. I spin my cakes with no icing at all in the food processor (I use a Betty Crocker cake mix) for less then a minute and it crumbles and kneads it pretty good. If the cake is dry and not coming together after the minute in the food processor, I will add 1 TBS of frosting at a time until it does. I posted a discussion and photos and a new video in on my "best cake pops" Facebook page, but I will attach it here tooicon_smile.gif!


New Video (I think you probably just need to knead it more (the smoother and tighter it goes in the better results you will have)


The mix in this video seems so soft and workable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rg5we26cRA


We have some big orders coming in for cake pops and need to get this right!

We always make our sponges fresh and do not use the packet stuff.
Could this be part of the problem?

I may just try and get some packet mix to compare.

I think we'll end up making some sponge batches and testing to get the correct 'mix'.

I'll let you know if we have any success!!

Steve and Jo.



Yeah I have to say I most definitely won't be using a packet mix (and please I don't mean to offend anyone who uses one, but the whole premise behind my business is home made scratch recipes). I really hope that there is a scratch recipe that will work with this or I've just forked out a whole load of cash for something that isn't going to work for me.

However with all that said, I am pretty positive it's just about finding the right balance between recipe and practice...........fingers crossed!
post #164 of 212
Well, just picked up a couple of packets from Co-op!

Its in the oven now......... icon_biggrin.gif

It uses 75ml of veg oil in the mix with 3 eggs and 250ml of water.

I wonder if its the oil that helps to achieve the 'binding' and shine that we se in the video?

All will become clear later.....
post #165 of 212
I did notice on her website that the comment section wasn't "enabled" for customers to leave feedback. That would be helpful before you make a decision to spend that much money on something that you can only exchange and not return. Just curious....
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