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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hello

 

So, I decided that I am going to try my hand at making cake pops last night and unfortunately they didn't turn off as well as I expected.

 

I rolled the cake into balls, froze them a bit to harden and then inserted the lollipop stick with a little candy coating on the end (melted of course) and then stuck them again in the freezer to harden.

 

Everything was going well until it was time to coat the cake balls with the melted candy coating.  The result was not as smooth as I anticipated.  The melted candy coating was still a bit thick and then I added some shortening to the mix hoping to get a smoother result.  The result was not as thick as before but I still found that when I dipped the cake ball into the melted mixture, the coating still look a tad lumpy and I didn't get the smooth shell that I was looking for.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the smooth-shell look?  Should I have added even more shortening to the candy melts?  If so, is there a particular ratio of candy melts to shortening that I should use?

 

Also, what in your experience has been the best way to "harden" the shell?  In the fridge, in the freezer or on the countertop?  I stuck mine in the freezer for maybe 5 minutes and still got some condensation on the pop.

 

Other than that, they were delicious :)

 

Hope that someone can help.

 

Stacey

post #2 of 17
Thread Starter 

any thoughts on this, pleassssssssssse!

post #3 of 17

I had that problem too, I'd add more shortening. You can always double dip them if necessary. Another thing you could do is to re-roll them a bit after you freeze them the first time. You should be able to smooth them out a bit then so when you dip them they will be perfectly round. I let mine sit out on the counter to harden, they might take  a little bit longer but they won't get the condensation you were talking about. The chocolate might crack too if the pops are still totally frozen.

post #4 of 17
Wilton makes a special little thing called the melting pot it's to keep there chocolate wafers melted while you are dipping your cakepops I'm not sure if you have to use shortening at all if you use the melting the chocolate. There are hundreds of videos on tube on how to make cakepops. I leave mine out on the counter in starfoam to hardened
post #5 of 17
Mobile.Wal-Mart.com. to find the melting pop. And utube for videos
post #6 of 17
Ok sorry try Amazon.com and punch in the search bar pro wilton melting pop
post #7 of 17
Babycakes also makes there very own melting pop find it at www.fancyflours.com. please don't buy the babycakes cakepop maker itself I dought it and it was a bad buy the pops themselves turned out terriable
post #8 of 17
post #9 of 17
Nope that link no longer works if you go to www.mygirlscakeshop.com there are videos on cakepops plus you can do a Google search typing in how to make cakepops and get tons of videos on how to make them
post #10 of 17
Ok that website is wrong too anyways there is a utube video where they use the Melvin pot I'm not sure how to find that exact video
post #11 of 17
Utube cakepops tips tricks and more.
post #12 of 17
Ok I give up don't know how to get you to that exact video
post #13 of 17
Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
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post #14 of 17
m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=hlvQoSUsHAw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhlvQoSUsHAw hopefully this link works. She has 3 videos on utube on how to make cakepops . She uses the wilton melting pot to melt the chocolate
post #15 of 17
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