Thursday, September 1, 2011

My First Attempt at Cake Pops

So the big rage right now seems to be cake pops.  Balls of cake dipped in candy melts made to look like various themed people, places and things.

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Sticker Kit (Miniature Editions Kit)As you may know from previous posts, I'm throwing the twins a Harry Potter themed birthday party this fall.  I found a great recipe for "golden snitch" cake pops on Mugglenet so I thought I'd give them a try.

Now this recipe calls for the use of fondant, which I've never used before.  So in order to not massacre the twins' birthday cake pops, I thought I'd make a trial batch first. 

I gotta tell you, while cake pops are super cute, they are not super easy to make.  The baking part was fine, even the mixing of the icing in with the crumbled cake was fine...messy, but easy enough.  I even got the sticks in them without problem.

I ran into problems when trying to dip the cake balls into the candy melts to coat them.  For some reason, despite following instructions, my cake balls kept crumbling off the stick.  I have no idea where I went wrong.  I'm definitely glad I decided to do a trial run first.

I gave up coating them and just let the kids eat the unfinished cake pops.  The good news is, they tasted delicious.  Bad news...I'm not sure I'm ready to take on this challenge for the party.  I may have to come up with another Harry Potter themed cake idea.


  1. My friend was having the exact same problem with her cake balls. Her sister-in-law (who made cake balls for my friend's wedding) said to throw them in the fridge before you dip them in the melted chocolate. They won't crumble then.

    Have a great day!