I am about to attempt cake pops for the first time. Has anyone used jam to bind the cake instead of the buttercream? Would it work as well?
No, but sounds too sweet for me?? It may work if you use it in a vanilla cake and gently swirl it in so it is almost marbeld effect???
Not much help. sorry
Jam works fine, it just depends upon matching your flavors. For some customers there's no such thing as "too sweet" so think about your customer base.
Bakeries make a product called Russian cake (or Russian slice) which is similar to the cake pop mixture. It was created to use cake scraps, stales, and unsold products.