GRADUATION SEASON IS HERE!!
Graduation season is now in full swing and everyone is looking for cute and unique treats to dazzle their guests!
I had an idea for some quick and easy cake pops that would be suitable for all skill levels. This post is just a step-by-step picture tutorial of how to make this style of cake pop. For a more detailed tutorial on how to create cake pops from scratch yu can watch our Quick and Easy Cake Pop Tutorial.
Make Cake Pop Dough and use the Round cake pop mold to form as many cake pops as you will need.
Melt the Merckens Black Coating Wafers in the microwave until fully melted (this is achieved by melting them in 2 30-second intervals). if the consistency is a bit thicker than you would like, add a pink of shortening or a small bit of paramount crystals or Lecithin.
Dip a lollipop stick 1/2 " in to the melted candy coating and then insert 1/3 way into the cake pop. set aside and repeat with the remaining cake pops. When all are completed, reheat the chocolate for 10 seconds if necessary to return it to a smooth consistency and dip all of the pops and set them aside to dry.
Take approximately 4ozs of Renshaw black fondant and add 1/2 tsp of CMC powder to it and knead until throughly incorporated.
Roll the black fondant until it is approximately 1/8" thick and cut into 1.5" squares. Set aside to dry. Roll the yellow fondant a bit thinner then the black fondant toppers and cut into strips that are approximately 2" long and 1/4" wide. Take a knife and cut two slits into one end of each strip.
Use a dot of the melted candy coating to attach the black fondant to the cake pop and do the same with the yellow. Roll a small ball of black fondant, flatten it and and attach to the top of the yellow ribbon.