Cake Balls Cracking

Baking By snazzycakes1 Updated 30 Aug 2012 , 12:53am by jgifford

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snazzycakes1 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 12:18am
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why is the chocolate coating cracking on my cake balls and pops. and do you know how to fix this?

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cakefan92 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 12:34am
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Do not put them in the fridge or freezer - - the difference in temperatures between the cold cake balls and the warm coating is what causes them to crack.

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Cakery2012 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 2:04am
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Are you putting them in the freezer ? For how long ? Its ok . But leave them set out for a few minutes before dipping them.Unless they are frozen solid then you wilk need to let them sit out longer. Its the extreme difference in temperatures.

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snazzycakes1 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 1:13pm
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thanks for the advice, the difference in temp makes perfect sense, but everything i read says to refridgerate or freeze first for easy dipping........

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Cakery2012 Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 4:27pm
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Yes I do freeze them for 10-20 mins . BUT leave them sit for a few minutes before dipping. If you freeze them longer than about 30 mins youwill need to leve them sit for a few more .I have made tons of them .

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jgifford Posted 30 Aug 2012 , 12:53am
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I tried leah_s's suggestion not to even refrigerate them, and it works beautifully. I don't use any frosting in them either unless they just won't hold together otherwise. Haven't had one crack since. thumbs_up.gif

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