I am doing a breakfast buffet next month and although I've never made cake pops, I'd like to include them just because they look cool. (I hope).
If anyone else has served these, how do you do it? I know they need to be stuck in something, but what? Styrofoam seems kinda cheesy, but I guess it could be dressed up in some way?
What say you, fine minds?
Is there going to be a theme to the breakfast that you could do instead of what I am going to suggest below? (Same idea, different theme).
If not, how about this...make your cake balls to look like eggs...all white with a yellow fondant "yolk" on top, then go ahead and go the styrofaom route make it a half dome, attach it to a larger cake board and cover it in white fondant that extends out farther than the stryofaom onto the cake board and make the edges wavy and not a perfect cut circle to look like a sunnny side up egg...add the yellow fondant yolk and you have an "egg" foam base to stick your egg cake pops in.
Another thought, can you make your cake pops out of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing? They would go along perfectly with breakfast.
They sell the coolest little stands now: http://www.cakepopstand.com/default.php
Click on "products" to see the colored ones.
This looks like a stand to hold suckers, they've just used the name Cake pop on it now May want to look for other sucker stands though. There are some that are like a moon shape, others that would hold the sucker out at a 45 degree angle.
Are you or anyone in your house good with power tools? You could take a 2"x2" or 4"x4" peice of wood and drill holes in it at a 45 degree angle to hold the sticks of the pops.
So they can't hold cake pops??
Wilton makes a couple of stands that are cute
I found this too - It's styrofoam - but cute!
So they can't hold cake pops??
That's not what i mean at all. Just that someone took an existing item and put a new name on it. It's happened over the years with many of things. I just thought it was funny.
Aha...I see what you mean now
If you can't find anything, or don't want to buy anything, you can place them upside down in a simple white tray. Most food stylists do it that way. If not, maybe you can also find ideas here.
Sometimes they just use styrofoam that's been nicely decorated with ribbons, other times just a nice white tray.
Breakfast buffets usually have rolls in baskets, that could easily be used for pops.
Found some here - http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/oO_FeOGfrsstbA02FfkrLQ?select=zLMvA-i8-oWUsZIHkC71NQ
baskets, mugs, vases... anything that can be filled to support the sticks...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AMNzzgSAyPM/TFuyzK9cQbI/AAAAAAAAA6Q/2ODEgEOFMbc/s1600/1+(193).jpg http://media.photobucket.com/image/display%20cake%20pops/junasoft/IMG_0422.jpg http://ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com/files/2010/07/sweetstand2.jpg http://sweetsindeed.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/farm-party18.jpg
I'm with drilling holes in 2x4. ($2 for 8 feet). Can cut it up and make several smaller pieces, can cut at an agle and make wedges... anything. And resuable (not like foam).
A 2by 4 at 96 inches and two rows of holes holds 192 pops
LOVE the eggs pops idea cute...
Thanks everyone! Some great ideas here. I knew I could count on you!
I have put them on tiers of dummys to look like cake and on tree shaped styro for christmas (I used toothpicks, but lollipop sticks would work too)