" All About the Details: Cake [Lets Talk Cake Pops]

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cake [Lets Talk Cake Pops]

These little guys are something for me to blog about... My first successful Cake Pops!!!

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.

tada!


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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40 comments:

  1. Your cake balls are amazing.. and so are you! Good job!

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    1. Thank you Amanda, you are too sweet.

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  2. Love the cake balls so glad you finally mastered it....great job....

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy I've finally got it too!

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  3. Awesome job! Yep, that's the key! When I made them for Lucas' bday I used only a tablespoon of frosting for the entire crumbled cake.

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    1. Thanks Erica, I remember your Cake Pops were amazing! I should have just asked you! Haha! :)

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  4. WOW!!! These are the best cake pops I have ever had!! Supremely Delicious!! I am so glad that I snagged one when I did because they went fast!!! MMMMM YUM!!! When can I have more???

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    1. Sandra you can have more with the next cake I make!

      Thank you!

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  5. If the cake is moist enough you use barely any frosting !

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  6. Good to know about the frosting! I have wanted to try making these. Cake should never be wasted!

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    1. I agree cake is too yummy to waste. If you make them let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by Kate.

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  7. I've done cake pops twice and the first time was a disaster. The second time I used less frosting, and put the sticks in and used melted chocolate to harden first before I dipped the rest of the pops in the chocolate. That worked much better. Great now I need cake!

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    1. I knew to dip in chocolate first but even with that too much frosting makes them fall off in the candy melts. Thanks for sharing Tracey.

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  8. I am like your husband, I just want to eat these. Like Macklemore said "THIS IS F'ING AWESOOOOMMME!"

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    1. Haha, thanks for stopping by InspectorJoe.

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  9. I can see why you would want that roller it would save so much time

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    1. It really would! I want one! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I love the idea of using leftover cake scraps! I always hated wasting them and couldn't eat them all. I have to try this.

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    1. My husband loves it when I make cake [for orders] just for this reason. He gets so mad when theres no scraps! Let me know if you try making them! Just remember add tiny amounts of frosting at a time! Thanks for stopping by Rebecca.

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  11. I love eating cake pops and have always wanted to make my own, but they have seemed too difficult. I could never figure out how to form perfect balls so I became discouraged. Now that I know about the roller and the trick with the frosting, I'm inspired to start baking. Thanks!

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    1. You can do it! Let me know if you end of making some, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for stopping by Kathryn.

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  12. Yum, they look delicious!! Seems like sooo much work though. My Mother-in-Law said she dips the sticks in the candy melt first and then sticks the dough balls on the stick. I guess that makes them stick pretty good, too.

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    1. They can be a little time consuming, I think having that easy roller would make them way easier though. Thank you for stopping by!

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  13. This was super helpful! I've been wanting to make these, but didn't know where to start. Thanks for the tips!!

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    1. Happy to share my experiences, let me know if you end up making some and thank you for stopping by!

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  14. A friend brought some of these into work and they were gone within 20 minutes. They were awesome. Thanks for showing us how to make great balls.

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    1. In my experience Cake Pops always go fast! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I've found that cake pops are an art, they take practice and patience. The more you make then the better you'll get.

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    1. Thank you Karen, I hope to make these more often!

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  16. I'm one of your ig followers and when I made cake pops I found these tips helpful: http://www.cakepopgallery.com/cake-pop-info/basic-cake-pop-tips.html

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  17. My CAKE POPS 101 TROUBELSHOOTING GUIDE might help for a couple of issues:
    http://www.ninerbakes.com/2013/01/28/cake-pops-101-troubleshooting-guide/

    Your cake balls are great though :)
    Many blessings to you,
    niner

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    1. Thank you Niner for the tips. I've bookmarked the link for future use :)

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  18. Some times I don't even use cake, just oreos and cream cheese. Can't wait to see your next creations.

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    1. I've heard of that... I'll have to try those out soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I've never seen that roller before, it looks like it would be a huge help. I don't make Cake Pops often because I don't like rolling them. Thank you for sharing that video.

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    1. Agreed, I think I'd be making way more Cake Pops if I had one! Thank you for stopping by Lisa.

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