Monday, July 9, 2012
Neapolitan Cake Pops - Three Flavors in One Pop
Cake in each strawberry, vanilla & chocolate flavors*
Cream Cheese Icing
Candy Meltsin Pink, White and Chocolate
Styrofoam or parchment paper
*Note: Please click the link to see how I made one cake mix into the three neapolitan flavors. It's really easy to do!
Make the Cake Balls
How to Make Cake Pops post for more detailed instructions.
*Note: I think making the dough too "wet" is a common mistake a lot of new cake pop makers. Go easy on the icing. It takes less than you'd expect. Assuming all three flavors come from one cake mix, you'll need, I'd bet, less than 1 cup of icing for all three combined.
Set these into the refrigerator for at least three hours or overnight.
*Note: It took me about 5 minutes to roll each of these. So, what I did was made 12 of the "nesting flavor" ones, then I made the rest of the dough into "single flavor" smaller pops to accompany these. The nesting pops are bigger than my normal pops. They're about the size of a golf ball before they're dipped.
Dip the Cake Pops:
I had all kinds of plans for these pops. I was going to dip them in all three colors. I was going to decorate them with drizzles of the remaining two colors after I dipped them. But in the end, I went with simple... mostly because I got lazy. But I still think they look beautiful as simple pops.
To melt, I use 30% power for about 3 minutes, then stir, and return to 30% power at 30-second intervals until they're just melted, not hot.
I needed about 3/4 of a bag of each color for mine.
Also note that I only work on about 5-10 cake pops at a time, so that they don't get too warm waiting. And, if you're working in a hot, summertime kitchen, place an ice pack underneath the cake ball plate to help keep them cool. (You want them cool or they'll fall off of the stick when you're dipping them.)
Click the Links Below to See:
How to Make Cake Pops
How to Make Neapolitan Cake (with one mix)
How Long Do Cake Pops Take?
Other Cake Pop Ideas and Tricks
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