Monday, June 13, 2011

Cake Pops Take 1...




I decided to try making some cake pops. I saw them done at a bridal shower and I thought I might give them a try. They look way more easy to do than they appear. The initial part of making these little treats, the baking of the cake and molding the "pop" together, is yes, very simple. However, it's the candy coating part of these bad boys that seemed a little more difficult, at least to me.

First off, I realized very early that the pop cannot be too big, or they will be too heavy for the stick. The second part that I had to learn, is that you really have to get the candy part of the shell very hot so that it is smooth and thin enough to coat the cake. If the candy melts are not hot enough, the candy coating is not smooth, and the shell is very thick which can weigh the cake down and cause it to fall off of the stick.

After a little of "trial and error" it got a little easier. Needless to say, these were not the prettiest things I have every made, but they did taste pretty good. I'm going to try these again for a birthday party next weekend. Stay tuned for "Cake Pops Take 2..."