May 5, 2011

Cake Pop Down

I’m not sure if it’s because of the low sugar frosting, or because this is only my second attempt at cake pops, but the new ones lack structural integrity. I brought them into work yesterday and two of the tops popped right off the stick. When I came home, I found this:

Notice the blue one? In the corner? The stick went right through the top!

I’m reluctant to think it was the icing. It doesn’t make sense to me that the lack of sugar caused the pops to pop their top. If the icing was the culprit, I think it was my choice of whipping cream over heavy whipping cream. The consistency was a bit more like pudding than icing, and I think that may have something to do with it. More than likely, though, I didn’t use enough, and so they crumbled apart too easily. A lesson learned, and I will know better for next time.

Edited on 5/9 to add: I woke up this morning and found 6 of the 10 remaining cake pop “tops” had fallen. It’s been 8 days. Oh well, it’s an excuse to make more!

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  1. Your pops went through the top because you didn’t dip the lollypop stick in melted candy or chocolate before inserting it in the cake pop. That little trick keeps the pop in place before and after coating it with chocolate/frostings.


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