Monday, March 5, 2012
Pot O' Gold Cake Pops
1 Cake, baked and cooled
1-2 cups icing, I prefer cream cheese icing
Dark Chocolate Candy Melts (They do make black, but I think these taste better and look just as good)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Gold Dragees Sprinkles (or yellow nonpariels or yellow sanding sugar)
Rainbow of colors of Candy Melts (to make rainbows)
Parchment or waxed paper
White Candy Melts
Rainbow of sanding sugar colors
Ice pack to keep cake balls cool while you work
Heating pad to keep candy warm while you work
Click the link to see my complete tutorial on How To Make Cake Pops. (I will give you the shortened version here.)
Dip about 1/2" of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate. This helps keep your cake pop on the stick. If you skip this step you may notice that your cake ball falls off of the stick more often.
Usually, I caution to tap the stick with the pop at an angle above the stick. This time, do the opposite.
You want to have the cake pop below the stick, as you see in the photo. Because you want the extra candy to pool on the "top" of the pop. That makes the "lip" of the pot.
Now, you do have to be careful with the tapping here. Don't tap too hard. You're basically daring the pop to fall off of the stick by tapping it like this.
small squeeze bottles or in decorating bags. (This day in Beki-land, there is no purple in the rainbow... and I'm okay with that.)
Click the Links Below to See:
How to Make Cake Pops
How Long Do Cake Pops Really Take?
Other Cake Pop Decorating Ideas
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