I have Americolor brand food color pens to make eyes and mouths on some cakepops and they are writing very poorly. They write just fine on a paper towel, but look like they're out of ink when I try and use them on the cakepops. Is there anything I can do to make them work better or is there something else I can use that works better? Need some help - ASAP! I have a pile of cakepops ready... I just need to finish them for delivery. Thanks!
What are your cake pops covered in? Is it candy melts or tempered chocolate you are writing on? I find they work well on fondant, but not on candy melt or chocolate.
Yep - candy melts. I keep cleaning the tip of the marker with a paper towel, but it's not working any better. The first few worked great, now it's not. Any idea what I can use instead on candy melts? They are already dipped and dried.
RI, fondant or candy eyes (you can buy at Michaels) What kind of faces are you doing?
Just dots for eyes and mouths ~ simple! I was doing both "smiley" and "dotted" mouths. I'm not sure how long it would take for the royal icing to dry. That's what was so nice about the marker - it dried in minutes and your could bag them up. I could use candy melts, but I don't have black - or any candy coloring to tint it black.
The waxy stuff from the melts is interfering with the (probably water based) ink. Think "oil and water don't mix".
Halloween sprinkles are a good thing to keep on hand for small details like that. I have one of those jars with 6 different shapes of sprinkles. I use the black ones for eyes, and I just used some orange ones for a tiny carrot nose on a snowman cupcake. (I know that doesn't help with the marker issue, but maybe you could find some on clearance in the future.)
I have found that neither the Wilton nor the Americolor markers work on cake pops. I don't know how Bakerella and others write and draw on their cake pops.
I have used melted black chocolate with a toothpick successfully to draw eyes and features on cake pops. HTH!
Ditto to Designdiva! You just need to pipe or toothpick them on with dark candy melts.