FAQS (TIPS & TRICKS)
HOW TO USE CAKE POP MOLDS:
- Place cake ball into mold making sure to fill all edges.
- Press, release, and remove molded cake pop.
- If you experience sticking issues use corn starch to coat cake ball.
- Cake pop molds have two parts and therefore have a cutting line. This line can be lessened by not overstuffing mold as well as using corn starch sprinkled on cake ball before molding. Wipe off excess dough from edges of mold and cake pop before removing from mold (a paint brush maybe helpful), remove cake pop and pat down any remaining edges before dipping.
- If using a mold with an open bottom we suggest placing molded cake pop back into mold (after all edges have been pat down) and gently pushing dough from bottom of open mold back into mold to flatten any remaining edges.
- Open mold and remove cake pop. This step should produce the most seamless cake pop possible.
WHAT RECIPE IS BEST FOR CAKE POPS?
- Perfect cake pop dough is smooth, play dough consistency, moldable and neither dry nor sticky. Many cake recipes call for oil in their recipe and oil is a liquid and not a solid therefore it will always try to separate from your cake especially when it gets warm and it is for this reason that oily dough is harder to work with.
- My magic tip is to substitute butter for oil. You can do a straight 1:1 swap, melt butter and use in place of oil.
WHY DO MY CAKE POPS FALL OF THE STICK?
- Usually, this problem has to do with the consistency of the dough you are using. Oily, too soft, or too dry dough won’t hold well and falls off the stick.
- Candy melts can also be the culprit. When candy melts are too thick, they can push the cake pop off the stick. If you are using quality chocolate, however, this is a less common reason for cake pops falling off the stick.
- Dipping your stick in candy melts before inserting them into your cake pop is also very helpful. Allow the dipped stick to fully dry in the cake pop before dipping the whole cake pop into the candy melts.
WHAT BRAND OF CANDY MELTS IS BEST?