Tried my hand at cake pops for my daughters halloween party for school. They came out OK, luckily they where for preschoolers
I used candy melts over a double boiler for dipping. The coating seemed really thick, wanting to pull the cake pop off the stick. And I'm thinking I didn't have a deep enough bowl, maybe not enough candy melts??
How are you all dipping your pops successfully?
Any help is appericiated!!
I mix some shortening or Crisco into my mets. It keeps the coating thin. Just mix it really well.
You could also try melting the candy melts and then putting some into a glass. It's a little easier to dip that way.
i use paramount crystals, with the crisco sometimes i find they dont dry as fast or as good.
Definitely shortening added, makes ALL the difference.
How much shortening to melts do you think you add? Like what's the ratio? Thanks!
Never used the crisco but I have used the paramount crystals and they work really well and you don't need a lot so it goes a long way. The quality of candy melts makes a differance too. I have a vendor that uses CK and they work great. PM me if you want her web address. But here is a tip for you. With the candy melts I use, you don't have to melt them on a double boiler. You just pop them into the microwave for a few seconds, and stir every 15-30 seconds depending on the voltage of your microwave until they are thin and melted, but after this, but your microwave safe bowl on a heating pad that is warmed to medium. This amount of heat will not burn the chocolate but will keep it nice and melted just the way you need it the entire time you are working. It works like a charm.
It depends on the melts. I would start out with 1/4 teaspoon per cup and add more as needed.
Thanks! I'll add crisco (shortening) and see what happens. Now, whats the trick for keeping them from falling off the sticks in the process??
I just made these owl cake pops and have had similar issues with the cake sliding off the stick. I found an easy solution was to place the cake ball on stick in the freezer for about 10 minutes. The cake ball stayed on the stick during the candy dipping process.
I also freeze before dipping, have no issues when I do it that way. There is a huge thread on cake balls from last year, lots of really helpful info and flavor ideas.
i believe some people use chocolate to glue the stick to the pop as well.
Are the balls easier to dip than the molded pumpkins, squares, gingerbread men etc.?