Saturday, January 7, 2012
1. If the directions recommend using a pastry bag or ziploc bag to fill the cake pop maker, you probably should. (I didn't)
2. Attach the sticks to the pops by first dipping the sticks in melted chocolate and then allowing them to cool/harden before trying to coat the entire pop. I did this from the start but I have heard of lots of people having trouble getting their pops to stay on the stick.
3. Instead of dipping your pop into the chocolate to coat it, use a wooden spoon to drizzle chocolate onto your pop until it is covered. Also...don't coat them too heavily or you will get lots of drips!
4. A "not too heavy" coating of chocolate also helps to make your sprinkles stand out more. My first few pops had sunken sprinkles!
5. Use foam or a cake pop holder placed in the freezer to hold your pops while the coating sets. Afterwards you can transfer them to the fridge to store.
Have you ever made cake pops?
ps. Astrid, I borrowed the plate I found for your mom for these photos! hehe!