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Cake pops without the icing melts

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Cinnabunbun Mon 08-Oct-18 13:29:22

Baking novice here so feel free to state the obvious. I'm hoping to make cake pops for a bake sale but I'm not sure how to go about icing them. All the YouTube tutorials I can find talk about using "chocolate melts" or candy melts as the icing. I don't really want to buy these. Is there an alternative? Can I just use icing sugar and water/lemon juice or is there a reason why people seem to always use the melt thingies?

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Waterlemon Mon 08-Oct-18 13:54:43

The melt thingys are like flavoured chocolate. I guess it sets quickly which is why it’s used.

I think normal icing sugar will be too runny and take ages to set.

Littlebelina Mon 08-Oct-18 13:57:13

I just use normal chocolate and decorate. If you wanted colour you could try white chocolate with a gel colour but you might have to do a few layers?

PrincessTwilightStoleMyToddler Mon 08-Oct-18 13:57:42

The candy melts set very solid so hold the thing together. I don’t like the flavour personally (they are usually quite oily) so just use chocolate. Melt the chocolate then dip the pops in it. Doesn’t give such a glossy finish but tastes a lot better!

ElfrideSwancourt Mon 08-Oct-18 14:01:35

You can cover them with chocolate, but you need to add a small amount of vegetable oil to the melted chocolate so it covers the cake pops smoothly. Don't add too much or the chocolate won't set!

Wait4nothing Mon 08-Oct-18 14:03:21

Don’t add food colouring to white chocolate - it doesn’t set properly

Cinnabunbun Mon 08-Oct-18 14:13:46

Ah plain white chocolate looks like a good and simple option

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