AHello fellow bakers!
I just got asked to make 170 brides & 170 grooms as wedding favors for a wedding on January 17, 2014. I've never had an order so big before. I was wondering how soon in advance I can start? Has anyone made cake pop dough and froze it before? Can I roll batches and stick them in the freezer than the week of the wedding focus on decorating? Any help is much appreciated thanks in advance!
ABefore you start, have you confirmed that the customer is OK with the price and put down a deposit? That's a $1000+ order.
AYes you can freeze them. Just make sure you don't dip them when they are frozen or cold.
AYes I have I received the deposit today.
AThank you! Have you frozen cake balls before? How do you freeze them?
AYes I have frozen them. I freeze on a cookie sheet, then put them in freezer bags when solid. Thaw and then put your sticks in.
AFrom my personal experience, I freeze them already decorated, you can even start to make them now. Just make sure that when you thaw them to put them in the fridge then room temp. Do not attempt to try to thaw them in room temps right away or they will crack.
AI would never take that kind of risk.
AI too would be scared to decorate them then freeze them. I figure the longest part is rolling them into balls so if I can get a leg up on that I should be ok. I wish someone would invent a good roller already lol!'
AThere is a cake ball roller. I have one.
AWith the revolting consistency of the "dough" for the cake pop roller, I wonder if anyone has just added a bit of icing to dry cake mix, mixed well and rolled it?
I do what Sakura Blossom does. You should make a cake this week and try freezing some rolled balls and freeze some fully decorated cake pops, thaw both and see what works best for you.
I freeze crumbled cake and pull out what I need, mix it with a tiny bit of icing and start rolling. The crumbs thaw almost instantly. Once dipped, they are fine at room temp for several days, or refrigerated for weeks.
My first big wedding order was for 700. I learned a LOT!
I have the cake pop roller. Colossal waste of time and money. But no I'm not ready to sell it, so don't PM me.
AI have heard a lot of bad reviews with the cake pop roller so I don't think it's worth the investment. Leah how did you organize your time? Any tips you can share?
AI made them over 5 days, 150 or so per night. Then refrigerated. Really no big deal. But I'm used to big orders.
AI wonder if you're not using a cake ball roller how you make sure the 170 balls will be of similar size ? Do you weight the dough pieces before rolling them? Or do you use a spoon or something ?
Best of luck in ur order and please update us on the results and how did you organize your time eventually
Even for $1000+ - you couldn't pay enough to take that order! Good luck!! ( I haaaate making cake pops. No matter what I do, I ended up with about 1/2 cracking. Drove me nuts trying to figure it out - I even kept track to which ones cracked and honestly there was NO rhyme or reason to the madness.)
AI can't make them round to save my life, unless the mixture is like cookie dough, and that is just gross.
I've never made cake pops but I volunteered to make them along with cookies and a cake. So I'm gonna bake ,decorate and freeze. I heard the food processor comes in real handy to get the dough just right with a tbs of frosting.