Cake Pops!

Decorating By Cmaysa Updated 8 May 2011 , 11:53am by MimiFix

Cmaysa Posted 1 May 2011 , 7:54pm
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Hi everyone! I want to do some cake pops, but here where i live its not easy to find candy melts! What can o use instead? Maybe a runny fondant, like the one you can dip cupcakes would do the trick? Any other suggestions? I have a lot of cake scraps from carved cakes that go to waste and i think cake pops would be a great way to "recycle" them! icon_biggrin.gif

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ramie7224 Posted 1 May 2011 , 8:12pm
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I use Baker's chocolate in either semisweet or white chocolate instead of candy melts.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 1 May 2011 , 8:14pm
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I've never tried the liquid fondant, but I have used Chocolate Chips with a couple of tablespoons melted shortening; and they turned out fine.

HTH

Kat

SUNSHINEMOLLY Posted 8 May 2011 , 10:18am
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I am about to make my first batch this week, I bought my candy melts from spotlight - not sure if you have that store there.
But I also heard Nestle Chocolate melts are similar.

I Would like to know if and why can't you use normal chocolate? As candy melts are not that 'natural'

MimiFix Posted 8 May 2011 , 11:53am
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Originally Posted by Cmaysa

Hi everyone! I want to do some cake pops, but here where i live its not easy to find candy melts! What can o use instead? Maybe a runny fondant, like the one you can dip cupcakes would do the trick? Any other suggestions? I have a lot of cake scraps from carved cakes that go to waste and i think cake pops would be a great way to "recycle" them! icon_biggrin.gif




You can make another 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. It's a popular item in some retail bakeries. Press the mixture into a pan, make more than one layer if you want; ice, decorate and cut. Lots of variations. I put each piece into a (glassine) muffin/candy cup. They looked upscale and therefore sold for more than decorated slices of cake.

Surprised at how many cake pop threads are running right now...

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