Originally Posted by nanefy
I just received my cake baller (in Scotland) the other day and I had some spare cake pop mix left in the fridge, so me and my fiancee set about making some cake pop (mega excited) but after about an hour we gave up. I don't know if it's my recipe or what, but the balls either were square or just fell to pieces. Firstly I thought it was the consistency of my mix being too dry, so added more buttercream but it didn't help. I ended up binning my mix out of sheer frustration. I am putting off trying it again, because I don't want to find out that the over £200 toy I just bought isn't going to work for me!!!
We share your pain!!
I did get a very nice e-mail from Jennifer about the mix she uses.
It is linked on her facebook page with pictures.
I have copied the mail sent direct to me...
I actually don't use any frosting in most cases (No frosting at all in the cake pics)! You will need to raise the frame if you start making squares instead of circles. If it breaks up in there its either one of two things.. . Either you are sliding it back and forth too much, you really only need to do it a couple times, or you just need to Knead the mix more before it goes in. I spin my cakes with no icing at all in the food processor (I use a Betty Crocker cake mix) for less then a minute and it crumbles and kneads it pretty good. If the cake is dry and not coming together after the minute in the food processor, I will add 1 TBS of frosting at a time until it does. I posted a discussion and photos and a new video in on my "best cake pops" Facebook page, but I will attach it here too
New Video (I think you probably just need to knead it more (the smoother and tighter it goes in the better results you will have)
The mix in this video seems so soft and workable.
We have some big orders coming in for cake pops and need to get this right!
We always make our sponges fresh and do not use the packet stuff.
Could this be part of the problem?
I may just try and get some packet mix to compare.
I think we'll end up making some sponge batches and testing to get the correct 'mix'.
I'll let you know if we have any success!!
Steve and Jo.