You may know that I ran a side business a few years ago [some of my work] and every time I had an order for a cake I had cake scraps. Now I always just turned those scraps [with leftover frosting] into what I called Cake Balls.
My husband and friends always joked about the name...
My Cake Balls were literally what ever left overs I had: mixed together, rolled into balls and then dipped in chocolate. I never thought to put them on a stick and call them a POP.... if I had I'd probably be a rich lady by now but I didn't... anyway... my friends and family LOVED THEM.
Fast forward to life now.. I'm started to make cakes again, which means I have cake scraps... and what else would I do? Make cake balls...
Since I've been blogging, I've seen the talent of amazing people all over the place making some pretty awesome Cake Pops.
For example these colorful guys:
|Bakerella she's simply AMAZING at these!|
I thought hey "I can do that"....
Um nope I couldn't.
I followed tips on putting the cake balls onto sticks but it just didn't work. As soon as I dipped them into the candy melts they would fall off.
Every Time I tried.
I attempted Cake Pops a few more times with the same result.
I had almost given up... until this weekend.
They actually stayed on the stick!!! I was SUPER thrilled. I may have squealed and then jumped for joy.
I figured out what I was doing wrong. I was using WAY too much frosting.
I can't even tell you what the ratio is because every cake is different [I didn't use a box cake] so my best suggestion if you are having my problem... start mixing your cake [I used a hand mixer] before you add any frosting and then add only a small amount at a time.
Oh and my other tip, keep trying. I probably attempted the Pop part about 4 separate times [all different cake "doughs"] before I got it right. But now that I have a feel for the consistency of the pop "dough" I know what I'm looking for.
Shaping cake pops into perfect round balls that are all even is almost impossible! I was so stinking sick of rolling these guys, and I didn't even make that many.
I came across The Best Cake Pops and their easy roller..... I was immediately jealous.
I want that roller!
Watch this video and you'll see what I'm talking about:
How awesome was that, in less than 3 minutes you have 21 perfectly shaped cake balls!!!
Now that I know how to make the cake stay on the stick I'm going to be making these way more. I can't wait! :)
So tell me have you tried to make Cake Pops before? Did you have my problem? Do you hate rolling them as much as I do?
Or are you like my husband and just want to eat them?
I'd love to hear your experiences!
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