DIY WEDDING FAVOR – CAKE POPS…..HELP!!!!!!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d probably do them in the week or 2 before the wedding.  Just make sure you freeze them.  I’d probably just do them all in one sitting (or over 2 days anyway).  But you could always freeze the cake separately one week and then come back the next week to make the balls.

I’m doing decorated sugar cookies for mine.  I will probably bake them on a Friday night 2 weeks out and then decorate all day Saturday.  Freeze Sunday night and then taking them out the day before to pakcage.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you ever made cake pops before?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nickig_4:  freezing them shouldn’t make them soggy.

one tip: before dipping them in the chocolate, make sure they’re completely frozen. they won’t fall apart as easily if they’re frozen (: i’ve made hundreds of cake balls over the past couple years. the first batch fell apart when i went to dip them.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Nickig_4:  No cake freezes pretty well.  Definitely get some practice in, dipping things in chocolate tends to be a pain in the ass IMO Wink

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Nickig_4:  You can freeze cake pops for quite a long time so i would make them ahead of time, insert the sticks, freeze, and then frost maybe a few days before or the week of. You may want to get some help to frost that many at once. For me, the making is the easy party and the frosting is the hard part.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Nickig_4:  Oh god. Okay. Do a trial run first. You need LOTS of counter space and LOTS of freezer space. It is a HUGE pain in the ass.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Cake pops are NOT easy to make! I make them a lot and they’re definitely an aquired skill. Make sure you practice TONS before the wedding. Also, make sure your venue is ok with you bringing in your own that aren’t from an approved bakery.

Freezing them will not make them soggy. Just make sure you freeze them without the chocolate coating (it might crack or get kind of wet and gross after defrosting if you freeze it with it) and defrost them fully before dipping them in chocolate. However, when it comes to dipping time make sure they are COLD, not frozen. They do have to be chilled but if they’re frozen it can cause the chocolate to crack later. You can freeze them for about a month and they will keep the quality up.

ETA: Before putting the stick into the cake ball, dip it in the melted chocolate candy coating. This helps them to stick to the stick better.

Once they are coated they will keep for a few days at least.

One batch of them should make around 60 cake pops, just for reference.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@orchidaloha:  Yussss. 

Most people don’t know (because there are “cake pop appliances), but cake pops require baking the cake, letting it cool, crumbling it into a bowl and mixing it with frosting, making the balls, freezing them, THEN dipping them in chocolate (or coating). FI’s stepmom wanted me to make them for little brother’s graduation party and I said NO WAY.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am going to jump onto this thread also because I made some the other week for the first time and it was a DISASTER. The pops were cracking and leaking oil! YUCK! Also, I agree with PP they’re a huge pain! BUT I have already blindly agreed to make them for something so I need to get it working.  First thing I am going to do is OPT out of using oil in the recipe (to get rid of the leaking oil issue) 2nd, I guess I will let them warm up before dipping?  I am so confused about the whole having to freeze  but not having them frozen?  Also, my chocolate never fully hardened? Maybe its because of the heat wave – but those of you with experience can I put them in little baggies and put them in the fridge? (or will that cause cracking/sweating)? 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Nickig_4:  Have you purchased a wedding cake yet? I had cake pops as our wedding cake and guest favour wrapped into one. We also did cookies favours as well. you kill two birds with one stone and save some money too.

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