Prom Cake Pops...

Decorating By lsz1978 Updated 11 May 2011 , 2:57pm by lsz1978

lsz1978 Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:13pm
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for those of you who are asking how i made the prom cake pops, here's what i did...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2027490

for the tuxedo pops, i used black fondant with a little tylose powder to cut small rectangles, which i pinched together in the center. then i used the small wilton oval cutter to make a knot impression where i just pinched the fondant together. i allowed it to dry for a few days then i dusted them (lightly) with yellow (yes, yellowicon_smile.gif) luster dust to give them a bit of a shine.

for the flower pops, i used pink and orange fondant with a little tylose powder, which i rolled out and used a multi-flower veining mat (with the bulge in the middle) to make the flower impression. then i used a small flower cutter to cut the flower out. then i used the small ball tool to thin the edges of the petals. next, i painted egg white around the edges of the petals and dusted them with pink and orange disco dust for a sparkly shine. lastly, i used perfect pearls gems to make the centers of the flowers. the leaves were a light lime green fondant that i used the leaf veining mat and small wilton leaf cutter to create.

when all that was dry enough, i made the cake balls and dipped them in melted white choc discs. the flower cake pops dried while i re-dipped the tux pops in black choc (white choc made black) by tilting them side-ways to make the black "jacket" and the triangle "shirt." while they dried, i used a toothpick to put the stripes on the flower pops, using the same black choc... just dipping a drizzling.

next, i put all of the decorations on the pops by using melted choc (as the glue) and a toothpick. the "buttons" on the tux pops were perfect pearl gems too.

did i leave anything out? let me know if i did... i hope this is helpfulicon_smile.gif!

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lsz1978 Posted 9 May 2011 , 4:17pm
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i meant to tell you that it took me bout 1 & 1/2 hours to make the decor... about 30 minutes to roll the cake balls... and about an hour or 2 to dip, decorate and storeicon_smile.gif. i used cake "leftovers" for the pops.

i love it when people post the amount of time it takes to complete projects... that's always helpful in pricingicon_smile.gif.

suepers Posted 9 May 2011 , 5:00pm
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They came out great. Thanks for the info!

klutzy_baker Posted 9 May 2011 , 10:44pm
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Oh my gosh! Those are so cute!

Is this for the whole prom or a pre/post party?

We just had M&Ms at our prom.....15+....years...ago...eek! LOL!!

Thanks for the tutorial and giving a time frame is very helpful. I also like when people give that info.

Spuddysmom Posted 9 May 2011 , 11:16pm
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Thanks for this and especially for posting the time it took. Very nicely done!

Itsacakepop Posted 10 May 2011 , 2:45am
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How did you color the white candy melts black? Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

lsz1978 Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:46pm
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they are for a pre-prom party!

i used ameri-color oil based candy colors and white melted chocolate.

THANKS!

babycakes77 Posted 10 May 2011 , 9:23pm
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Absolutely gorgeous! How did you get your pops to be so perfectly round? And you dipped them so cleanly! What's your technique? icon_biggrin.gif

lsz1978 Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:32pm
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thank you very much!

i rolled the balls as round and as smooth as i could get them and stuck them with the lollipop sticks (the tips having been dipped in a little choc).... then i stuck them in the refrigerator for about 15 min. while they were firming up, i melted the chocolate and let it sit until i was ready to dip. when i took the cake pops out, if they needed it, i reshaped the pops as i dipped each one to ensure there was no flat bottom or any bumps.

when i dipped them, i dipped at an angle and swirled them in a circular motion to cover the whole pop in one go. them i tapped, gently, and turned the pops until i was satisfied with the coverage, making sure there were no bulging bumps of choc.


is that helpful? this was my first time making cake pops, so if i come up with more tips that make it any better or easier, i'll let you knowicon_smile.gif!!!

babycakes77 Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:43pm
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icon_eek.gif Your first time making them?!? Girl, you've got serious skills! I've made some a couple of times and mine NEVER looked as good as yours.

lsz1978 Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:57pm
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thank you so much! i'm a perfectionist... which isn't always a good thing, but maybe it worked out for my first cake popsicon_smile.gif!

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