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