What To Use For Antlers On Cake Pops?

Decorating By Teezerts Updated 5 Oct 2015 , 1:20am by Brookebakescake

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:27pm
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Ohphelia Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:29pm
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Broken pretzels?


SoniaMT Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:32pm
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What kind of animal are you making? 


Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:34pm
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I messed up mu post and now I cannot figure out how to download a picture of what I want to make.  LOL...

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:44pm
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Ok...let's see if this works.  I am attempting to make these deer cake pops and I am working on the antlers in this picture.  I am not quite sure what to use to make them that will not be too fragile.

 http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3342709/deer-cake-pops

Thanks to anyone with any suggestions!

Teresa 

SoniaMT Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:53pm
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Very cute...what I have used for other body parts for animals that have weird shapes is starburst...and I suppose you can use taffy as well. Not sure how hard taffy gets after cooling. What I do is pop the starburst in the microwave with out wrapper for about 8  seconds...once it's warm and soft enough to mold with your fingers you can mold it that shape ripping parts and attaching to get the shape of the antlers. Once it cools it hardens and makes it real easy to stick into a cake pop. Just after its hardened dip into white chocolate let it cool and then attach to head. I'll keep thinking of other things you can use. 

SoniaMT Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 6:56pm
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You can also use gum paste or fondant ...you can use pretzels too

virago Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:02pm
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I make my own body parts and decorations for cake pops out of MMF strengthened with a bit of tylose powder. I don't think anything would survive a tumble, but I think MMF/tylose would be a good solution for antler strength and looks, while still being edible. see links for examples of attached MMF to cake pops...

http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3309527/thanksgiving-pops 

http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3170937/emoticon-pops 

http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3133021/lil-monsters-pops

http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2921223/valentines-pops 

  

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:03pm
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I never thought about starburst....maybe vanilla tootsie rolls would work too then?  I usually use fondant for smaller decorations I need to attach, but I was afraid that it would break too easily when they are transported.  Thanks for all of the ideas...I will have to do some experimenting with the starburst/tootsie roll idea...and maybe some gum paste(or would that be fragile too)

 

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:07pm
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Ok...I am not very smart on the terminology ...so Virago could you explain what MMF/tylose powder is?  I love your pops by the way...they are soooo cute!  I would love to try it!

 

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:15pm
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Nevermind....I figured it out!  lol....I will have to get some tylose powder to add to mine to see if that will work for me!!

Thanks 

 

virago Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:17pm
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Quote by @Teezerts on 1 minute ago

Ok...I am not very smart on the terminology ...so Virago could you explain what MMF/tylose powder is?  I love your pops by the way...they are soooo cute!  I would love to try it!

 

 

Thank you for the pop love :-) ...

Marshmallow Fondant (MMF) with a bit of tylose (a gum product) kneaded into it.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.com/2010/09/recipe-marshmallow-fondant-mmf.html

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/ingredients-icing-colors-flavors/tylose/46/593/528/619070/ 

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:23pm
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Thank you so much!!  I would love to try that out!!  I make my own fondant now...just had a brain dead moment on the MMF.  And thanks for all the info. 

virago Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 7:32pm
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you are very welcome!

are you on facebook? profile "TeezertsCakePops"? -- Awesome pops! so many well done designs!!! 

Teezerts Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 8:47pm
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Yes I am.....and thank you!!  Are you on there as well?  I would love to check your page out!!

 

virago Posted 7 Jun 2015 , 9:15pm
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nope...no facebook for me...

TicTac521 Posted 9 Jun 2015 , 12:38am
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How about doing royal icing transfers..pipe them on some wax paper then peel off when dry

1968mkm Posted 3 Oct 2015 , 7:54pm
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SoniaMT, wow I would never have thought of starburst!  I usually make all extra things I need, in fondant but you have given me new ideas to go to. I mostly make cakes but am getting more and more orders for pops . I have creativity and challenges. Thanks for the idea"

Teezerts Posted 4 Oct 2015 , 8:49pm
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I did end up using fondant and tylose powder to make it a little harder.  Then after I attached them I painted them in a thin layer of tan colored chocolate.  I wanted them to be less fragile and a different color to look more like antlers.  They turned out pretty good.  I will try to post a picture!!  I have used tootsie rolls for different things along with starburst.  Just warm them a little in the microwave and then mold

Thanks to everyone for all the input. 

Teezerts Posted 4 Oct 2015 , 8:52pm
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Brookebakescake Posted 5 Oct 2015 , 1:20am
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The cuteness is overwhelming!

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