How To Make A Molded Cake Pop
Sometimes it's just fine to have a ball shaped cake pop and sometimes it makes a bit more sense to have it shaped. Shaping cake pop filling by hand can be really challenging and frankly requires some serious artistic skill. Well, we've made it a whole lot easier by using a chocolate mold to create the shape. Start by painting some coating inside the mold, fill with cake pop filling and seal the back. Bam! now you have a shaped cake pop. You're welcome.
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Step 1: Paint the mold
Melt your candy coating on in the microwave on half power, removing to stir every 30 seconds, until completely melted (Be careful to avoid overheating the coating or it could burn).
If you are using very dark candy coating colors, you may want to add a pinch of paramount crystals to the coating to thin it and make it more paintable. (Paramount crystals are little wax flakes used often in candy making to adjust the thickness or thinness of candy coating)
Using paintbrushes, dab some candy coating in the mold as desired, creating a shell. Let dry and repeat a second layer to strengthen the shell, making sure there are no gaps. Switch between colors depending on what mold you're using and then place the mold in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up.
Step 2 : Press in cake
After the shell layer of coating is firm, press some cake pop filling into the mold. Make sure the filling is slightly lower than the back of the mold so you have room to seal the back. Dip the end of sucker stick in melted coating and press it into the cake while placing into the mold.
Step 3 : Coat the back
Spread some remaining melted coating to fill the back of the mold, covering completely.Use a spatula or back of a butter knife to scrape any excess coating off the back of the mold to make it flat. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes or so. Flex the mold to pop out the cake pop.
Step 4: Add Edible Accents To Finish
Dab melted candy coating in various spots and then immediately cover in sprinkles. If adding candy eyes, just add a dab of coating to make the eyes adhere. You can also use a toothpick dipped in coating to add polka dots or designs.