Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cake Pops, Take One

My first attempt at making cake balls didn't go exactly as planned, so I'll make my second attempt at them tomorrow.

A breakdown of what I did:  made a cake out of boxed cake mix, used about 3/4 of a can of frosting (next time I'll use a smidge less because they were slightly gooey).  Once the cake was baked and cooled I mixed in the frosting and made this pretty piece of work:

Reminds me of the mudpies from the movie Drop Dead Fred.  hehe

I then rolled them into balls and put it into the freezer for a few hours.

Here is where I went wrong:
I read from other people that you may have to microwave the chocolate a few times because the frozen balls might cause it to harden.

I decided to melt the chocolate using a double boiler.  I think I got the melted chocolate too hot because it started to melt the chocolate balls a little bit turning my white chocolate brown.  But, when I tried to lower the heat it seemed like the melted chocolate didn't look smooth.

A few of them came out okay:
You can see there are a few towards the front that came out okay.  These were the ones I did first - so I hadn't screwed up the chocolate yet. 

After I noticed the chocolate balls were melting into the white chocolate I turned down the heat a little bit and that's when I got the really messed up looking ones in the back.

I'll try again tomorrow.  I'll try heating the chocolate up in the microwave instead and see if I can control the temperature a little bit better.  Wish me luck!


  1. I hope tomorrow goes better! Please share how it goes!, ;)

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