I haven't tried cake pops yet...but was wondering if you can cover in anything besides chocolate or fondant. Has anyone tried covering in buttercream? I am pretty new to the whole cake decorating thing, so not sure what would happen...
Yeah you can cover them in buttercream, just like you can cover cakes in buttercream, but because they are like a lollipop on the stick people tend you use chocolate or fondant because its like a hard, non sticky outer coating.
Hope this helps
so would i thin it down so you can still dip it? I was just trying to figure out a way to do these without going to the store Thank you so much for your reply!
I think its just a case of trial and error, you could try it thined down, but if you were going to make cake pops with a buttercream coating on the outside, you should probably have a glass or mug ready to be able to stand them in because the buttercream won't go really solid like chocolate, and you don't want them to fall over, some people stick them in a block of polystrene or a mug full of sugar so they stand up.
A tried making cake pops a couple of weeks ago and I have learnt from the mistakes with them already!
The recipe I used was cake crumbs, butter & white choc for the inside mixture and milk choc to coat them. This is what I learnt,
1. The mixture inside was a bit greasy, next time less butter and more white choc.
2. The balls were too big, they were top heavy, seriously they were like golf balls!
3. When I tried to coat them after they had been in the fridge, they were turning around on the stick, so next time I'm using lollipop sticks and sticking the stick into the ball with a little white chocolate so the ball sets solid on the stick and won't turn.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
This is the recipe I used, just one of hundreds!
My first attempt was mostly a flop...they tasted good, but the pop kept falling apart on the stick. Not sure what i did wrong...will get gutsy again and try again. Thanks for the feedback!