Cake Pops Without Candy Melts

Decorating By rifmu Updated 9 Jan 2012 , 7:56pm by jgifford

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rifmu Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 6:43pm
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Hi,
I would like to do cake pops, but I can't use candymelts as they have dairy ingridients in them. I was thinking of using a canned frosting, melting it a bit and dipping pops into it. Do you think it would work?
Are there any other options besides candymelts?
Thank you!

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jgifford Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 7:22pm
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Melted frosting would work, but it won't give you the smooth finish that's so easy to decorate. You can also use chips - chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, etc. - and they will give you a smoother finish.

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rifmu Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 7:37pm
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Thank you!
would you just melt the choc chips or add something to them for smoother consistency? I find the straight melted choc chip have chunky consistency.

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Debbye27 Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 7:38pm
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You can also purchase regular chocolate and then temper it if you have a candy thermometer (google how to temper chocolate) and it gives you the exact same results as candy melts, just takes a little longer. But would give you the snap when you bite into it, glossy texture that candy melts do, instead of melted frosting.

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rifmu Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 7:52pm
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cool!
i shall try that!

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jgifford Posted 9 Jan 2012 , 7:56pm
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If you use chips, just add a couple of tbsp of butter when you melt them. And be sure to melt them slowly so they don't cook or you'll have hard little bits.

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