Atlernative To Candy Coatings For Cake Pops

Decorating By tdovewings Updated 9 Aug 2011 , 2:01am by deeb173

tdovewings Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:42am
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My twins requested cake pops for their birthday, the problem is they are allergic to dairy. Everything I've read about cake pops use candy coatings (can't find dairy free coatings) or chocolate for dipping. I can use chocolate (vegan), but they don't like chocolate. Dairy-free white chocolate is virtually non-existent. What else can I do for a white coating aside from candy melts?

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cakestyles Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:45am
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How about a thick powdered sugar/water type of icing? Like used on petit fours.

instant-gratificaketion Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:56am
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I was also going to suggest petit four icing.

Shermie1 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:57am
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I would suggest a poured fondant icing. Mix one cup hot water, add 1/4 cup corn syrup stir until disolved. Add 3 lbs powdered sugar and stir with a wire whisk until mixed . Microwave for 3 minutes stirring in 30 second intervals. Mixture will be smooth and shiny
Add 2 teaspoons flavoring of choice and a few drop of food coloring in desired color. Drop cake balls in and lift out onto wire cooling rack. Heat warm fondant as needed to maintain consistency and continue to dip.

louanne Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:04am
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you can buy chocolate and white chocolate from chocoley and it is dairy free and gluten nut free, its a little pricy but very delicious.

cookiemama2 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:06am
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Originally Posted by cakestyles

How about a thick powdered sugar/water type of icing? Like used on petit fours.

Or a little thinner like a donut glaze and roll them in sprinkles. Like a vanilla dipped donut! Mmmmmm!

tdovewings Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:34am
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Petit four icing or pour fondant, marvelous! Why didn't I think of that--sometimes you just need an extra brain! I'll have to try Chocoley as well, beats making my own white chocolate (my next experiment from this vegan recipe I saw). Life is so hard without dairy--but we are creatively working through it.

deeb173 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 2:01am
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I have also coated them with royal icing. It takes a while to set up and can be runny if you don't get it thick enough. But it makes a neat crunchy candy shell. I did this for a benefit and knew they would be sitting out for a while in the hot Texas sun. They held up wonderfully.

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