How do you make the perfect smooth cake pops?

To guarantee the cake pops are all the same size, use an ice cream scoop to shape the cakes. After you’ve scooped them all out, roll each one between your hands to bind crumbs together until the surface is smooth.

Why do my cake pops fall off the stick?

Your cake balls are too large or small and unproportionate to the stick. They can definitely weigh themselves down and fall off the stick or produce breakage. If they are too small, they can pop off and might not have enough space for the stick to sufficiently hold them up.

How do you make cake pops from scratch?

How to Make Cake Pops from Scratch
  1. Bake a simple vanilla cake.
  2. Prepare 4-ingredient frosting.
  3. Crumble the cake and mix it into the frosting.
  4. Roll the cake pop dough into cake balls.
  5. Dip into melted chocolate and decorate.

How far in advance can you make cake pops?

Make Ahead Instructions: I always make the cake 1 day ahead of time. Cover and keep at room temperature. You can store the undipped cake balls in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze them for up to 6 weeks.

What can I use instead of candy melts for cake pops?

The only substitute for candy melts would be chocolate. If you set out to make cake balls without candy melts, you will need to mix 1 tbsp vegetable oil for every 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Can you melt store bought frosting for cake pops?

You Never Knew Canned Frosting Could Do THIS!

Take a can of your favorite storebought frosting in any color and flavor. Scrape it all into a mixing bowl. Microwave until smooth and melted.

Can you use chocolate instead of candy melts?

While they’re easy to use and come in many colors, frankly, candy melts don’t taste anywhere near as good as real chocolate. WHAT ARE CANDY MELTS? Candy melts are made to emulate white chocolate, which is then tinted.

How do I make Betty Crocker frosting better?

These are the 7 tips to make store bought frosting taste better.
  1. Add a pinch of salt.
  2. Add flavoring.
  3. Add whipped cream.
  4. Add in cream cheese for a lighter flavor.
  5. Whip the frosting.
  6. Add textures.
  7. Add freeze-dried ground-up fruit to add flavor.

How do you make store bought icing better for decorating?

Adding Flavor to StoreBought Frosting

Adding extracts, fruit or peanut butter are some of the easiest ways to take your storebought frosting up a notch! To give your vanilla icing that homemade taste, try mixing in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

What kind of icing is best for decorating cakes?

Royal icing is one of the best icings for decorating cakes. Mixing together powdered sugar, egg whites, and meringue powder or liquid provides a consistency relative to pancake batter. This makes it easy to pour into pastry bags to fulfill your decorating dreams.

Should frosting be cold before piping?

Just make sure you bring it to room temperature before frosting your cake. If the frosting (or your kitchen) seems too warm, stick the bowl in the fridge for a few minutes, then continue beating. If it’s too cold, let the frosting warm up, then continue beating until it comes together.