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cake pops

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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So my mother decided she wants to do cake pops for my SiL's baby shower instead of a cake. she bought a cake pop pan, so the actual baking part is not the problem - my problem is that I have no idea how to decorate them. Ddo you HAVE to dip them in melted chocolate or can they somehow be frosted with regular frosting? If dipped in chocolate, do i immdiately have to dip in sprinkles or wait for the choc to firm up a bit? Argh, im great with baking but totally lost with the creativity of decorating what i have baked. Help please!!!
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fineyouguyswin
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM
There ate lots of ladies in here that do them :9) hope they can help
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LoveMyBoyK
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Thank yiu:) I hope so, too, I want this party to be special for my SiL!!


Quoting fineyouguyswin:

There ate lots of ladies in here that do them :9) hope they can help

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4kidz916
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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I haven't made any yet but here are a few ideas I found online:


4kidz916
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4kidz916
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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4kidz916
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LoveMyBoyK
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM
Those are all so adorable thank you!!!


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fineyouguyswin
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Those ones are so cute :O) 

1busymomma03
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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I have made tons of cake pops (and cake balls)! My family loves them, and I have gotten a few orders from others as well.

I don't think there is any way to decorate them with regular icing..that would be super messy. When decorating with sprinkles, you put the sprinkles on immediately after you dip them in chocolate. The sprinkles won't stick if the chocolate has hardened.

There are some really good tutorials online about  how to dip them and how to get a smooth look to the coating on them.

Some tips that I could give you based on personal experience...

Add some Crisco shortening to the chocolate or candy melts to help make the coating smooth.

Make sure to get a lot of the excess chocolate coating off of the cake pops before decorating...if there is too much chocolate on it will all run down the stick and make a mess. LOL.

I wouldn't roll the cake pops in sprinkles..just sprinkle it on from above..it sticks really well while the chocolate is still "wet".

You can also decorate the cake pops by drizzling a different color on top (you need to let the chocolate coating on the cake pop harden before doing this. )This is done easily if you melt some candy melts or chocolate in a ziploc bag in the microwave. Cut a very small hole in the tip, and pipe the drizzle design onto the cake pop.

Here are a few pics of some that I have done.

These below aren't on sticks, but I wanted to show you another way that I decorate them sometimes. If you look at the red and green ones toward the right side of the picture, you can see the swirl design. To make these, I just used a spoon to generously drizzle both red and green melted candy melts onto the cake pop. Then I tapped it against the side of a bowl and twirled it around as I was tapping to slightly combine the colors. It gave it a really cool marbled effect.


LoveMyBoyK
by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 9:43 PM
Wow, those are all beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your tips, that will help me a lot:) I think I am going to do a "dry run" by making some Easter colored pops for my family and maybe play around with different decorating techniques.


Quoting 1busymomma03:

I have made tons of cake pops (and cake balls)! My family loves them, and I have gotten a few orders from others as well.

I don't think there is any way to decorate them with regular icing..that would be super messy. When decorating with sprinkles, you put the sprinkles on immediately after you dip them in chocolate. The sprinkles won't stick if the chocolate has hardened.

There are some really good tutorials online about  how to dip them and how to get a smooth look to the coating on them.

Some tips that I could give you based on personal experience...

Add some Crisco shortening to the chocolate or candy melts to help make the coating smooth.

Make sure to get a lot of the excess chocolate coating off of the cake pops before decorating...if there is too much chocolate on it will all run down the stick and make a mess. LOL.

I wouldn't roll the cake pops in sprinkles..just sprinkle it on from above..it sticks really well while the chocolate is still "wet".

You can also decorate the cake pops by drizzling a different color on top (you need to let the chocolate coating on the cake pop harden before doing this. )This is done easily if you melt some candy melts or chocolate in a ziploc bag in the microwave. Cut a very small hole in the tip, and pipe the drizzle design onto the cake pop.

Here are a few pics of some that I have done.

These below aren't on sticks, but I wanted to show you another way that I decorate them sometimes. If you look at the red and green ones toward the right side of the picture, you can see the swirl design. To make these, I just used a spoon to generously drizzle both red and green melted candy melts onto the cake pop. Then I tapped it against the side of a bowl and twirled it around as I was tapping to slightly combine the colors. It gave it a really cool marbled effect.



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