Greetings, fellow bakers and dessert aficionados! Today, I’m thrilled to share my expertise on a topic that can elevate your cake pop game to the next level – “How To Use a Cake Pop Mould.“
If you’re a cake pop enthusiast like me, you’ll appreciate the convenience and uniformity that a cake pop mould can bring to your sweet creations.
Join me as I guide you through the process, step by step, ensuring your cake pops turn out flawless, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker.
How To Use a Cake Pop Mould?
Using a cake pop mould can take your cake pop game to the next level, ensuring uniformity and ease in the process.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make perfect cake pops every time:
1. Prepare Your Cake Crumbs:
Begin by crumbling your baked cake into fine crumbs. You can do this using your hands or a food processor. Place the crumbs in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix with Frosting:
Add frosting to the cake crumbs gradually. The amount of frosting needed will depend on the texture of your cake.
Mix until the mixture reaches a dough-like consistency. It should hold together when you squeeze it.
3. Fill the Mould:
Take your cake pop mould and press the cake mixture firmly into each cavity. Ensure that each mould is filled evenly, and the tops are smoothed out with a spatula.
4. Insert Cake Pop Sticks:
Place a cake pop stick into each mould cavity, ensuring it’s centered. Push it in about halfway through the cake pop. The stick should stay in place.
5. Freeze or Chill:
To set the cake pops, place the mould in the freezer for about 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This step makes it easier to dip them in chocolate later.
6. Melt Chocolate:
While your cake pops are chilling, melt your chocolate or candy melts according to the package instructions. Use a deep container for easy dipping.
7. Dip and Decorate:
Remove the cake pops from the mould. Dip each cake pop into the melted chocolate, covering it completely.
Allow any excess chocolate to drip off. You can add sprinkles or decorations at this stage if desired.
8. Let Them Set:
Place the coated cake pops upright in a styrofoam block or on a parchment-lined tray. Allow them to set completely. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes.
Once your cake pops have set, they’re ready to be enjoyed or displayed creatively.
Whether you’re making them for a special occasion or just for a delightful treat, using a cake pop mould ensures that your creations are consistent and visually appealing.
Do You Need To Spray Silicone Molds?
You don’t need to spray your silicone molds with any spray. I’ve read that it’s been suggested that you should use a food-safe silicone baking mat and a brush to clean the molds,
but I haven’t ever needed to do this myself, and I’ve never heard of anyone else needing to do so.
How Long To Bake Cake In Silicone Mold?
I baked my cake for about 25-30 minutes, but you may need to experiment to see what works best for your oven.
I would recommend being very careful when removing the cake from the oven and opening the door! It’s really easy to burn yourself on the slightly hot edges of it.
How Do You Set Up Cake Pops?
Setting up your cake pops is simple, but first, you’ll want to line up your dowels in the bottom of your cake pop mold. Then place the cake on top of them.
Once placed, add more dowels and fill them with chocolate to stick to the cake. If using a silicone mold, I recommend decorating them in some way so that they won’t come loose during serving.
Why Is My Cake Pop Batter Sticky?
A common problem with cake pops is the batter being sticky. The batter has glycerin, making it easy to handle and perfect for molding.
The only problem is that it can make eating your cake pops more difficult. If you’re having problems, you can add either egg whites or some powdered sugar to help make them easier to eat.
How Do You Know If Cake Pops Are Done?
It’s really hard to know when your cake pops have finished baking because each oven will cook differently.
But we have a few methods that work well for most people. The most common method is to use a toothpick.
When you stick the toothpick into one of your cake pops, and it comes out clean, then it should be done.
How To Store
After you’ve taken your cake pops out of the oven, we recommend storing them in an airtight container that can later be used as a cake pop container.
This will allow the cake to be fresh for a little while after serving and make it easier to transport them before serving.
Can I use store-bought cake for this recipe?
Absolutely! Store-bought cake works just as well as homemade for making cake pops.
How do I store cake pops?
Store cake pops in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to one week
Can I use white chocolate for coating?
Yes, you can use white chocolate or any other type of chocolate for coating cake pops.
With these step-by-step instructions, you’re well-equipped to make beautiful, uniform cake pops using a cake pop mould.
Whether you’re crafting them for a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, these little treats are sure to delight.
So, go ahead and let your creativity shine while making these charming cake pops that are not only delicious but also visually appealing.