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Cake Pop Candy Melts: Troubleshooting Tips from Our Raleigh Bakery

Cake pops look so adorable and easy to make in Pinterest photos, but we’re guessing that if you’re reading this blog, you’ve already discovered that dealing with the candy melt coating isn’t so easy! If you’re having candy melt issues with your cake pops, here are some tips that can help from a Raleigh wedding cake bakery. 

Issue: Your candy melts crack after they’ve dried

Tip: Make sure that your cake balls aren’t too cold when you dip them into the candy melts. While it is a good idea to let your cake balls firm up in the fridge or freezer, dipping a cold cake pop into melted chocolate will cause it to expand rapidly, resulting in a cracked outer layer. After taking the cake balls out of the fridge or freezer, let them come to room temperature before dipping.

Issue: Air bubbles appear in your candy melts

Tip: If little air bubbles pop up in your candy melt coating, it’s likely due to oils or butter from the cake trying to escape. The best solution is to take a toothpick and pop them while the coating is still wet. So, don’t call it a day after dipping your cake pops in coating—you’ll have to babysit them a little.

Issue: There are white streaks in your candy melt coating

Tip: This will occur if you heat your candy melts too quickly. Usually, it’s a result of heating them in a microwave. We recommend heating candy melts slowly on a stove top. If you do use a microwave and notice streaking, you can fix it by adding more candy melts to the bowl—but don’t put it back in the microwave.

Issue: The candy melts run down the cake pops

Tip: This occurs because you added to much oil to the candy melts. If this happens to a cake pop, the only solution is to shake off the excess coating and re-dip it in another coating once it’s dry.

Issue: Sprinkles and decorations fall off the cake pop

Tip: When this occurs, it’s because the chocolate is too cold, and the sprinkles did not stick to it. It’s important to decorate cake pops as soon as you have dipped them, before the chocolate sets.

Skip the Hassle—Hire a Raleigh Wedding Cake Bakery!

If you want to have adorable, themed cake pops for a wedding, birthday party or other event, skip the mess and hassle and call Sweet Cherry bakery! Our Raleigh bakery can prepare any wedding cake, cupcakes, personalized cookies, or cake pops you might need. To schedule an appointment, click here.