Firstly, let me say hey! I have recently become interested in making cake pops, and am trying to perfect some tipsy ones, however have not had much luck.
So im actually hoping you guys could give me some advice. I have now tried and failed on 5 different times to get it right, the pops are either too wet and mushy (when i use mostly alcohol to bind) or the texture is ok but you cannot taste the alcohol at all, I dont want them overpowering, but I want people to easily be able to idenift which spirit/liqueur is in them. I initially tried mixing my alcohol with the frosting, then adding to the crumbs, which gave a good textured pop but you couldnt taste the booze. Then i went kinda crazy and tried ONLY adding alcohol to bind the pops, which obviously resulted in a sticky moist icky pop. i also tried injecting alcohol into them, which didnt work either. boo!
So, I then thought what about rolling. I could make the pop with frosting, but then roll it in my booze to infuse it, but i just dont know if it would help much, or if it seeps in too much, will it just come out overly sticky again.
I know you cannot flavour the candy melts because alcohol makes them lumpy, so i have tried using a ganache to dip them in, and flavour that, which worked better but didnt set as hard. Maybe I could do a flavoured ganache, then dip in melts? That just seems excessive.
So there is my issues. Has anyone successfully made any boozy pops that had that good kick? So far my best one has been the baileys, and maybe thats because its a thicker liqueur and doesnt get the pop as wet? I dunno.
Any input, greatly appreciated !!!
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