How to Make Cricket Ball Cake Pops

Easy Perfect Cake Pops Recipe

Cake Pops Tips and Troubleshooting

How Far in Advance Can You Make Cake Pops?

Your mixture can be prepared a couple days in advance and kept in the fridge until ready to use. You can even form the cake balls a day ahead and let them chill in the fridge for easier dipping.

If you want to prep your cake balls and freeze them, store them in a large freezer bag and keep in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. Let your cake balls come to room temperature before dipping.

Why Are My Cake Pops Cracking?

If your candy shell is cracking, it’s mostly due to an extreme change in temperature (cold cake balls being dipped into hot candy). This can also happen with hot candy or chocolate being put into a cold refrigerator or freezer.

To avoid cracking, let your cake balls warm up to room temperature a bit before dipping in warm candy or chocolate. Once dipped, let your cake pops sit at room temperature for 5 to 7 minutes before placing in the fridge or freezer so the candy has time to cool.

Getting a Smooth Finish

To get that nice, smooth finish, try rolling your cake ball again to smooth out the sides before inserting the stick. We also suggest using EZ Thin to thin out your candy, making it the perfect consistency for dipping and dunking.

Why Do My Cake Pops Fall Off the Stick?

If your cake balls are falling off your treat stick, they could be too heavy due to size or adding too much frosting.

To help ensure your cake balls stay, be sure to dip the stick in melted candy before inserting it into the cake ball. This hardened candy coating acts as a glue to hold the stick in place.

If you think you've added too much frosting, add a little more cake to help even out the texture.

The Frosting to Cake Ratio

When it comes to adding frosting to your cake, you want just enough to most it. This is especially important to keep in mind if you're using a boxed cake mix, which is already pretty moist. Start with a small amount and add more as needed.

Have Fun Experimenting with Flavor!

Not a fan of buttercream frosting? Try using cream cheese frosting instead! Cream cheese frosting is great for red velvet cake pops, or can be used with your favorite dark chocolate cake mix.