Chocolate Cake Decorating Cake Pop Ideas For The Double Dipping Chocolate Lover.
Chocolate cake pops are one of those things that is not just a dessert. It can be a snack or an on-the-go fun easy breakfast as they are easier to eat than a cupcake. You can have it with coffee, tea, or wine. You can have a fun cake lollipop for any occasion and not just for a birthday celebration. It is time to learn how to decorate a chocolate covered cake pop. Are you salivating yet?
What Is the Most Popular Cake Pop Flavor?
We love the chocolate cake decorating ideas that we have used for our cake pops because who doesn’t love double chocolate. It’s pretty much a requirement since chocolate is the most popular flavor. And since you can never have too many cake pop decorating ideas, we found some fun and easy ways to turn a simple cake pop into something irresistible! Oh, and don’t forget those dark chocolate dipped ones that go great with your chocolate cake pops recipe.
Starbucks chocolate cake pops will have nothing on you!
How Do You Decorate Cake Pops?
There are many different techniques for decorating using chocolate. You can use solid chocolate as a base for your easy cake pop decorations. You can also make fondant and mold it into various shapes and sizes for some amazing decorations. But make sure your base cake pop is started with a good cake recipe and you’ve followed the baking directions well. Doing this right will enable you to use the chocolate cake decorating tips and instructions with ease.
The chocolate cake pops decorations can be as simple or as complicated as you like. However, you’re limited only by your imagination. There are lots of clever and creative ideas for these decorations, so don’t be afraid to get creative! Did you know that these chocolate ones have even been used for baby shower cake pops?
What Can I Use Instead Of Candy Melts For Cake Pops?
* 1. Chocolate Bark
Decorate your cake pops with melted milk chocolate bark. You can buy colored white chocolate or chocolate that has been melted and colored with food coloring. If you don’t want to use food coloring, you can always color your white chocolate using candy melts.
Candy melts are wafers that can be easily melted in the microwave or in a candy melting pot.
TIP: To keep the wafers from hardening before you finish dipping your candies, keep the bowl of melted candy in a warm water bath between dips.
Let the cake pops set on wax paper in the freezer until hardened (about 30 minutes).
After the chocolate coating on your cake pops have hardened in the freezer, use a spoon and drizzle the chocolate over the cake balls. Another of our decorating ideas is dip a fork in the melted chocolate and then wave it back and forth over the cake pops to create a drizzled effect. Working quickly so you don’t give the chocolate a chance to harden on you.
* 2. Candy
This is really fun for kids. Set out all your candy pieces in bowls ahead of time. Right after you’ve chocolate dipped/covered your cake pop, immediately sprinkle or roll it in your favorite little candy pieces before you stick in freezer. If candy pieces are too big (such as a candy bar) put them inside a baggie and hit with rolling pin or side of hammer until you have small enough pieces. A good example of small pieces would be sprinkles or candy corn size.
Let the cake pops set on wax paper in freezer until hardened (about 30 minutes).
Chocolate Cake Pops for All Occasions
They can be decorated for a variety of occasions, from birthdays to Christmas, Valentine’s Day to Weddings, Bridal Shower to Baby Showers, Easter to Valentines Day, Graduations to Tea Parties and many more. Oh lets not forget sports celebrations. Cake pop ideas only limit is your imagination. But as you can see by our website, we’ve helped you with that.
Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe
And don’t forget the amazing cake pop recipes you will find throughout this site!
This is how to make chocolate cake pops:
1. First, bake your favorite chocolate cake according to the package directions or homemade cake recipe.
2. Let the cake cool completely and then crumble it up into a large bowl.
3. Add frosting to your crumbled cake. The amount of frosting depends on how moist you want your cake pops to be. Start with 1/2 cup and add more as needed. Mix well until frosting is incorporated and mixture is no longer dry.
4. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon (quarter sized ball) of dough and roll it into a ball using your hands. Put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper.
5. Put the baking sheet in the fridge for about an hour to let them set up and get hard enough that you can dip them without squishing them around too much.
6. Melt some chocolate candy melts and dip a lollipop stick in it and then stick in the cake pop. Then dip that whole thing into more melted chocolate using one of the methods mentioned above.
The basic idea behind cake pops is to mix the crumbled cake and frosting together, form balls, and then dip the balls in chocolate. The result is a cake ball that looks like a lollipop.
Chocolate cake pops are the best!