How to Make Cake Pop Roses

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The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! 

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

Cake pops make people happy. They just look absolutely darling, and food on a stick is always better. One Valentine’s Day, when I still had my home bakery, I decided to offer cake pop roses as a holiday special. I had so much fun making them that when thinking about what to do for Valentine’s Day this year for the blog, I knew I should film a tutorial sharing how to make cake pop roses! Check out the video:

Easy, isn’t it? I love that making cake pop roses is so very accessible to everyone, especially using candy clay or modeling chocolate. You can purchase pre-made modeling chocolate online (here’s a brand I like), but it’s also quite easy to make at home using compound chocolate. There are two kinds of chocolate available for sale, couverture and compound. Couverture chocolate is the pure chocolate that requires tempering before using for candy making, and compound is the prepared candy making blend. Compound chocolate is what we use to make the candy clay. You can find various options and a few different brands at your local craft store or cake supply store.

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

When we melt the compound chocolate and stir in a bit of corn syrup, then let it set, we end up with a pliable decorating chocolate perfect for cake pop roses! The ratio of corn syrup to compound chocolate is: 1 tbsp of corn syrup per 3 ounces compound chocolate. To make a dozen cake pop roses, you’ll need about 9 ounces of chocolate and 3 tablespoons of corn syrup. You can store the candy clay for a while in an airtight container at room temperature for a little while, so feel free to make a bit extra.

The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

Other ingredients you’ll need are corn starch or powdered sugar for dusting your surface, candy colors if needed to dye your clay, and of course, your cake pops. Use your favorite cake recipe (check the index for loads of options), and shape them according to the video to create your base. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Happy decorating darlings!

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The next level in edible arrangements, learn how to make cake pop roses with this easy to follow video tutorial! * GoodieGodmother.com

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6 Comments on How to Make Cake Pop Roses

  1. Camen Martinez
    March 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm (5 months ago)

    I love ❤️ your gorgeous realistic roses. How do I do the cake pops for these roses and what are the ingredients and recipe amounts?

    Reply
    • Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
      April 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm (4 months ago)

      You can use any cake recipe you’d like (even a box mix). Crumble after cool and add frosting until you have a “wet sand” consistency. This is usually about a cup or so for me, but it depends on the cake recipe you’ve used. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Cindy B
    February 12, 2017 at 10:58 am (6 months ago)

    What is a dusting poof? These are amazing.

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    • Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
      February 21, 2017 at 10:29 am (6 months ago)

      It’s a bag made of a slightly porous material (layered cheesecloth works well – 2-3 layers depending on the width of the weave – and some spice bags for cooking also work). You put the powdered sugar in the bag and then tap it lightly across your surface. 🙂

      Thank you! I hope you’ll give them a try!

      Reply
  3. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
    February 4, 2017 at 11:11 am (6 months ago)

    These are absolutely stunning! They’d make a much better gift than a bouquet of real roses!

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  4. Tina
    January 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm (7 months ago)

    These are really beautiful. I’d love to have these as a centerpiece for my next brunch party!

    Reply

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