I attempted the cake pops again and I have to say- its much easier the second time around!
Once again, making the cake balls are pretty simple:
I made them a little smaller this time around, so they weren’t too heavy with the candy coating. Improvement #1!
Once I made the balls and put them in the freezer for 15 mins, I melted the candy coating. I want to reiterate how important using Crisco is in the coating. Gross, I know, but it thins it out and that’s the only way to get it to smoothly coat the cake balls!
Improvement #2 was dipping the lollipop stick into the candy coating, sticking it into the cake ball, and then letting that sit in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
Putting it into the freezer again hardens up the cake so its less likely to crumble and makes the candy coating/stick base more durable so your cake pop won’t fall apart once you try to candy coat the entire thing.
So with two improvements, I had a pretty sturdy cake pop to dip into the candy coating. The first time I made the cake pops the cake was falling off of the stick as soon as it was coated- this time a nice, smooth coating went on, and the cake pop barely moved on the stick.
Much prettier than these!
I’m planning on making at least one more batch this fall and experimenting a little bit with decorations.
The ultimate goal is to make some fun (and delicious) ones for our annual Christmas party. Practice makes perfect!
Or at least it makes it presentable.
Before I start on decorating- any tips from those who’ve tried for fancier cake pops?