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Old 12-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
princess jackson
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Help any cake pop makers out there there

Hi, I'm having some difficulty making candy pops.
I've followed the instructions from the books, but having some trouble with :-
1. Making the right the cake mix (the icing/butter cream) binding together. I have been using the a basic cake mix but it doesn't seem strong enough.

2. Using the candy melts, they don't seem to give the smooth finish that is advertised inn the book.

3. Pound cake is that Madeira in the uk.

Any advice would be gratefully accepted
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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I make my balls with just sponge cake (I bought a silicone cake pop mould to bake them in so I don't know about mixing them with buttercream (it always sounded too sickly sweet for me).

With candy melts, I add white vegetable fat (Trex) or you can use sunflower oil to thin it out a bit. It sounds horrible but you don't notice the taste and it does make it coat the balls better.

Also, make sure your balls are really, really cold before you coat them in chocolate (I put mine in the freezer for 20 minutes). This helps to set the chocolate quickly before it all drips off.

I have heard that you can get good results with chocoolate cake covering (not the proper chocolate but the cheaper stuff). If you use the white one you can add food colouring to change the colour.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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just looked on ebay for the mould and they are only £3.99, my daughter tries to make them using cake mix and marshmallow fluff, but that doesn't work either. Didn't realise you could get special moulds for them, but then I suppose you can get anything these days

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