I had TONS of inquiries about the Rose Cake Pops I posted last week, so it seemed only logical that a proper tutorial should follow!
I plan on including these in my Valentine's Day Specials for those of you that don't want to attempt to make them yourself...but for the rest of you....enjoy!
If you've never made Cake Balls or Cake Pops, head straight over to Bakerella's
website for a crash-course! Once you have the basic concept and recipes down you can apply them to SO many fun custom creations.
Rose Cake Pops
Prepared Cake Balls
Melted Almond Bark or Candy Melts
Prepared Modeling Chocolate
Quick Modeling Chocolate Recipe: Melt 8 oz of Chocolate or Almond Bark. Once melted, combine with 1/3 Cup Corn Syrup until well mixed. Spread mixture on clear plastic wrap and cover.
Refrigerate until hardened and ready to use.
For the roses, I used a combination of Red Candy Melts and White Almond Bark.
To start, you'll need to form your Cake Balls into tear drop shapes.
I like to roll them in varying sizes so I can have large and small roses.
Dip the lollipop stick into melted almond bark, then insert the dipped stick into the formed Cake Ball....you now officially have a Cake Pop...ready to be dipped!
Dip the Cake Pop, be sure to completely coat the tear drop shaped ball and gently tap off the excess almond bark.
I use a chocolate melter for super easy melting and dipping!
Put the Cake Pops in a Styrofoam block to set.
Cut a 3-4 inch piece off of your Modeling Chocolate.
Roll until the piece is smooth and workable.
Be careful not to over-handle the Modeling Chocolate.
If it gets too soft and sticky, put it back in the refrigerator for a bit.
Cut the rolled Modeling Chocolate into 8 equal pieces.
Using a spoon, or whatever method/utensil you prefer, flatten each of the pieces to form the individual petals for your rose.
I also used a small amount of Modeling Chocolate to cover the tips of the Cake Pops after they were dipped.
If you are working with a dark colored cake this may be necessary so the color of the cake doesn't show through.
Start wrapping the petals, around the Cake Pop.
The Modeling Chocolate is workable, so after you place each petal you can smooth the edges.
Repeat until all of the petals have been used. I like to vary the amount of petals I use so some of the roses appear to be in full bloom, and others look like rose buds...do what makes you happy ;)
After all of the petals have been placed you can carefully roll them back for a more "in-bloom" look.
That's it...I know it seems like a lot, but really (I SWEAR) it's not!