Cake Pops Question - Taste???

Decorating By mrsmac888 Updated 11 Oct 2014 , 4:02pm by sparkels857

mrsmac888 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:00pm
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I've never made or eaten cake pops before now.  So, I don't have a taste comparison.  I made them for the first time over the weekend.  I used left over cake top, crumbled in my food processor and indydebbi's buttercream.  Mixed together, by hand and rolled into balls.  After freezing for about an hour, dipped them in chocolate. My question is this, do they typically taste gross????  I mean these were almost inedible.  Did I just do it wrong???? 

 

Thanks In Advance,
Christina

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:14pm
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define inedible -- i mean how bad would cake icing and chocolate be? was it the texture? are cake pops the same as cake balls?

Rfisher Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:16pm
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ATaste is subjective, but yes I think they are gross. However, if I find myself needing to shovel something down my gullet like I was Alicia Silverstones child getting pre chewed food, I would prefer ones made with no binder, or a less sweet binder like a curd or coffee.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:23pm
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i made some with alcohol involved -- red velvet plus fudge cake combined and then rolled them in powdered sugar -- i think those were the only ones i ever made just to not waste all the leftover scraps -- they weren't bad -- i think it gets different with the hard candy shell -- i think kids would like those but not adults as much but obviously i'm not an expert cake popper

leah_s Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 3:01pm
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the less binder the better, but a lot of people really don't like their texture.  Cake ball = ball;  cake pop = ball on a stick.

Thankfully, these died over a year ago in my market.  You can't give those things away around here!

MimiFix Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s 
 

... a lot of people really don't like their texture.

 

Cake pops are nothing more than mashed up cake. Sort of like when we stop chewing on a piece of cake, set it aside for a while, then pop it back in to finish chewing. Mmmm, good.

morganchampagne Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 5:16pm
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AOh I could never stand the texture of them personally. I bought one years ago when the got all trendy and I just could not get with it. I just couldn't

kakeladi Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 5:27pm
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.....question is this, do they typically taste gross?? I mean these were almost inedible.  Did I just do it wrong??...

As the others said, NO you didn't do them wrong and YES they are gross (to me, and apparently to others :( 

Natka81 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by mrsmac888 
 

I've never made or eaten cake pops before now.  So, I don't have a taste comparison.  I made them for the first time over the weekend.  I used left over cake top, crumbled in my food processor and indydebbi's buttercream.  Mixed together, by hand and rolled into balls.  After freezing for about an hour, dipped them in chocolate. My question is this, do they typically taste gross????  I mean these were almost inedible.  Did I just do it wrong???? 

 

Thanks In Advance,
Christina

What don`t you like taste of chocolate coating or combination of cake & icing?

I made some and used candy melts for coating, my kids really didn`t like candy melts taste.

mrsmac888 Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s 
 

... a lot of people really don't like their texture.

 

Cake pops are nothing more than mashed up cake. Sort of like when we stop chewing on a piece of cake, set it aside for a while, then pop it back in to finish chewing. Mmmm, good.

MimiFix,

 

You kill me!!!!!  That is how I would define it.  They were just nasty tasting.  I had left over cake tops and my boys had a bake sale going on, so I thought it would be a fun way to get rid of the leftover cake.  There are so many cute ways to decorate them.  At least they looked good!  The chocolate on top was yummy.  But the cake part...NOT! 

 

Thank you everyone for the answers.  At least now I know it wasn't some mistake I made.  Good thing I also made cupcake!!!!

 

Stay Sweet~

Christina

Jenny BakesAlot Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 10:09pm
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks they're disgusting!  The only kind that taste good (really good!) imo are made with vanilla cake and peanut butter instead of icing.

Natka81 Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 12:30am
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I make cake pops using sponge cake, whipped heavy cream and  sweetened condensed milk.

johnson6ofus Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 2:49am
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The ones with oreos and cream cheese are ok to good, IMHO. But cake balls/pops…yuck.

bakernoob Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 3:38am
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I have never liked them really. I never got the hype other than being really easy to eat. I've made them just a few times and don't think they are worth it at all. Kids seem to like them but I don't think it has much to do with the taste. 

Pastrybaglady Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 7:07am
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The less frosting the better I think.  The gross ones are completely mushy like Mimi said.  I prefer the the balls baked into spheres, Those are great!

cazza1 Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 1:53pm
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Disgusting things.  What a waste of my very expensive chocolate and delicious cake offcuts.  Even those could not make them taste good enough to eat.

emarcomd Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 1:02am
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I have to tell you, I don't use the frosting at all... I go to the grocery store, buy a slice of cheesecake and use that.  AND IT'S DELICIOUS.  Plus, it rolls much much smoother...

 

I've never used one of those cake pop bakers, but they'd taste good.  I think frosting makes them toooooooo sweet.

sparkels857 Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 3:49am
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The key to making a good cake pop is that the icing has to be very thin you don't use your regular icing you dilute it, don't put that much and make sure your chocolate is also very thin. Your cake pops should look like cake when you bite it. The only downsize to making them like this is it takes longer to set up, I usually leave mine in the refrigerator all night. But I have had great results, they are very delicious just like my cakes and I get nothing but compliments from adults.

Natka81 Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 10:46am
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When my cousin did cake pops she broke cake into little pieces instead  of making crumbs.

mrsmac888 Posted 9 Oct 2014 , 5:35pm
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Originally Posted by sparkels857 
 

The key to making a good cake pop is that the icing has to be very thin you don't use your regular icing you dilute it, don't put that much and make sure your chocolate is also very thin. Your cake pops should look like cake when you bite it. The only downsize to making them like this is it takes longer to set up, I usually leave mine in the refrigerator all night. But I have had great results, they are very delicious just like my cakes and I get nothing but compliments from adults.


Sparkles et al:

Thank you for all the great replies.  I like the look of cake pops and the ones that I did make were fun to decorate.  Maybe I'll take your advice and try again.  I definitely followed the wrong recipe.

 

Stay Sweet!
Christina  ~

sparkels857 Posted 10 Oct 2014 , 1:59am
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Originally Posted by Natka81 
 

When my cousin did cake pops she broke cake into little pieces instead  of making crumbs.

You can still make crumbs you don't have to do it in a food processor though, just make sure your icing is really soft and you don't need that much. You really only need like a tablespoon or a little more for a one  8 inch layer of cake. 

Jeannem Posted 11 Oct 2014 , 2:57pm
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My sister who eats ANYTHING sweet would not even eat the ones made by a famous cake ball maker, nor would her 8 year old..they are gross!! 

I have the CP-34R flip over cake ball maker by Baby Cakes..it's kinda like a Belgian waffle maker, and it works like a dream!!  Granted, you can only make round ones, but I baked 300 in a morning, put choc on in the afternoon, wrapped and was done in one day...they were just sitting in the muffin cup, not the vertical kind, but they tasted awesome!!

-K8memphis Posted 11 Oct 2014 , 3:08pm
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i think i will stop while i'm ahead at having made cake balls once -- there were a couple platters to be taken to area police departments and my son took off to deliver them but never did -- he kept all those freaking cake balls -- he took them back to california on the plane omg so funny -- 

 

edited to say -- they were a surprise gift not anything the police ordered

sparkels857 Posted 11 Oct 2014 , 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by mrsmac888 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparkels857 
 

The key to making a good cake pop is that the icing has to be very thin you don't use your regular icing you dilute it, don't put that much and make sure your chocolate is also very thin. Your cake pops should look like cake when you bite it. The only downsize to making them like this is it takes longer to set up, I usually leave mine in the refrigerator all night. But I have had great results, they are very delicious just like my cakes and I get nothing but compliments from adults.


Sparkles et al:

Thank you for all the great replies.  I like the look of cake pops and the ones that I did make were fun to decorate.  Maybe I'll take your advice and try again.  I definitely followed the wrong recipe.

 

Stay Sweet!
Christina  ~

You're welcome and I certainly will I'm full of sugar, lol...

 

Thanks again,

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