Decorating By adventuregal Updated 5 Nov 2010 , 12:54am by adventuregal

adventuregal Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 10:49pm
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so I wanted to give cake pops a go, but didn't want to spend alot of money so I did like bakerella's tutorial and went with cake mix and a can of frosting. I bought the duncan hines red velvet and cream cheese and is it just me or does it in no way compare to home made? Is the bad taste a duncan and hines thing or just a canned frosting thing in general?

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KoryAK Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 11:32pm
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box and can just in no way compare to homemade icon_smile.gif

blissfulbaker Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 11:43pm
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When I make cake balls I use a box mix, since it crumbles so nicely, But I always mix it with homemade frosting, either buttercream or cream cheese.

costumeczar Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 11:58pm
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Canned icing is foul!

adventuregal Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 12:07am
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glad to know it's not just me! I think I'll chuck it and make my own. icon_smile.gif

blissfulbaker Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 12:35am
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adventuregal...do not use the amount Bakerella suggests, I think she says to use almost an entire can of frosting. I think it makes it too gooey. I use a few tablespoons (maybe a 1/4 cup), you want it moist but still firm enough so the balls hold their shapes. It is better to start with less frosting and add more if needed.

adventuregal Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 12:54am
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thanks blissful baker! I will definitely go that route. icon_smile.gif

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