Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Test Kitchen Tuesday ~ Week 2

I had a busy weekend filled with a 3D Nemo cake and a Cupcake tower and cake fit for a princess.
All this leaves me with a lot of cake scraps, and what better to do with cake scraps ??!
Cake Pops!
I need to come up with something fun to take to work so...
This week I will be testing a recipe  that I tweeked from Just a Pinch

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You can roll your cake pops into balls or use  one of these cool cake pop makers . (I found mine on ebay ).

Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 20-24)
Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up (at least a few hours).

Before you take the cake pops out of the freezer, melt chocolate (you will need 2 packages for this many cake pops) in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between). I used red Wilton candy melts.

If you have been following my blog you already know how these next steps go...

Once you are ready to begin,remove cake pops from freezer. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert about half way.)

Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick at a 90 degree angle. rock cake pop from side to side until covered. Do not swirl. 

Coat them twice and make sure to make a complete seal around the entire cake pop. Especially the base when the stick was inserted. 

When the chocolate is almost set, sprinkle the top half of the cake pop with your decorative sprinkles.

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My tips and tweeks:

I used all scratch ingredients, no boxes or cans.
The recipe as I have it written includes my tweeks.
I have finally figured out the consistency for the candy melt coating. I mixed some vegetable shortening with the melts and microwaved, the mixture should be very runny.

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