The Dreaded Cake Pop Question...

Decorating By SimplyCakesNMore Updated 13 Jul 2014 , 7:30am by SimplyCakesNMore

SimplyCakesNMore Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 4:03am
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Sooooo.....  I was asked to do chevron cake pops.  I know it's possible...  But I was wondering if it is possible using a Wilton Icing Sheet instead of fondant?  Has anyone tried this?  If not does anyone have any tips on how to get the tiny little pains in the rear to stick to the hardened candy melt?  TIA!!

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Apti Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 4:33am
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ha ha ha ha ha ha

 

sorry--just the thought of making cake pops with chevrons

 

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

 

just say no

 

or.....

 

charge $15 a pop

Smckinney07 Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 5:05am
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AI'd paint them on.

rebecca67e Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 9:18am
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Yeah I'd probably paint on with melted chocolate. If it looked messy I'd dip it in sanding sugar or something so you could push it around and manipulate the lines a bit more.

 

This is all hypothetical because I would say no to the order :D

Rfisher Posted 11 Jul 2014 , 3:36pm
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Ahttp://heavenlycakepops.com/2013/10/chocolate-transfer-sheets/ I think this would be the only way I would attempt it. I don't think sugar sheets/edible paper I would want to eat on a cake pop. Hand piping is beautiful when done nice. Too much hard hand labor otherwise, on those tiny things! Unless of course it's a labor of love, or a very well paying gig.

MinaBakes Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 2:23am
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I would use modeling chocolate and cut out the chevron pattern and attach it onto the wet cake pop or attach them on with melted chocolate after they dry. At least this way it will taste like chocolate too :-D

SimplyCakesNMore Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 7:58am
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AI just did chevron on a 10 inch round and and now absolutely dreading this... It kinda is a labor of love bc it's for a coworker's baby shower and she had the baby 6 weeks early. She loves chevron.

AZCouture Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 8:28am
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How would the pattern not warp going on a sphere? Yeesh....I cant see any viable solution other than a teeny cutter, thin fondant, and some serious patience. At least with fondant, you could manipulate the bends and lines to get as straight as possible. But a transfer or sugar sheet? Can't move them around. @Apti has the most reasonable reply that I can see.

-K8memphis Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 2:58pm
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why don't you pipe it

SimplyCakesNMore Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 8:41pm
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It's too late to refuse to do them, lol.  I could pipe it, but I am not very skilled with piping chocolate since it tends to be drippy and I make a huge mess.  I only started messing with cake pops this year and have had very little experience with chocolate.  Tiny fondant it is!  I will, of course, post pictures when I'm done creating the disaster...

-K8memphis Posted 12 Jul 2014 , 10:50pm
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do them any way you want of course but you don't have to pipe with chocolate you could use another medium --

 

not to mention fondant is the stretchiest of all--i'd use marzipan or candy clay before i'd use fondant -- if i absolutely had to use fondant i'd chill the chevron a teeny bit before applying --

 

good luck -- best to you

SimplyCakesNMore Posted 13 Jul 2014 , 1:31am
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I hadn't thought of using candy clay or marzipan.  Again--things I've never worked with but I'm willing to give it a shot.  Thank you, K8!

MinaBakes Posted 13 Jul 2014 , 1:53am
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Again, use modeling chocolate! You can make it with white candy melts and then color them and it tastes a tad better than fondant.

SimplyCakesNMore Posted 13 Jul 2014 , 7:30am
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Thank you, Mina!  I don't have enough chocolate to make modeling chocolate unfortunately.  I'm dipping the pops in pink candy melts and only have less than half a bag of white chocolate chips.  Sadly the closest open store to me is 30 minutes away and down the mountain--totally not wasting the gas money, lol.  But the good news is that I figured out how to cut the stripes out quickly and with very little fuss!  I am using the little zig-zag Wilton rotary cutter tool and it is really working!  I let my fondant set out for a few minutes to stiffen just a little bit (so it doesn't stretch as much) and just line up the cutter and it looks just like a tiny little chevron stripe!  I will post pics tomorrow.  :)

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