Party-Perfect Cake Pops
Create pops that are ready to party with guidance from cookbook author and cake pop expert Kris Galicia Brown. Start by making the perfect dough for your pops, learning how to select the right binder and working your dough to the ideal consistency. Then, experiment with your pop's shape as you create ovals, teardrops and even cubes. Kris shares her secrets to a beautiful candy coating next, and she demonstrates how to embellish your pops with sprinkles, candy and even a simple piping technique. Plus, find out how to modify basic shapes for charming birdie, rocket ship and strawberry cake pops. Want to try out a two-toned look? Master double-dipping techniques and advanced piping methods as you create a hedgehog, bear, pig and custom heart pops everyone will love. Finally, use household tools to build hot-air balloon, boxing glove and shimmery mermaid-tail pops that always make a splash.
Kris Galicia Brown is the author of "Pop Art: Decorating and Shaping Custom Cake Pops" and a globally renowned cake pop expert. Kris works as a designer and custom cake pop maker based in San Diego, where her addiction to precision and eye for detail make her work one of a kind.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Kris Galicia Brown, your guide to perfect cake pops! Start the class with the most important part of the cake pop: the dough! Learn to prepare the perfect cake base, select the right binder and create the ideal consistency for your dough.
Go beyond the spherical pop and learn to create fundamental shapes for your pops. In addition to spheres, make the foundational shapes of ovals, teardrops and cubes. Plus, learn to achieve a consistently smooth shape, the key to achieving a smooth finish.
In this lesson, prepare your candy coating by learning to melt your wafers to the right consistency, create custom colors and achieve a flawless candy coat with proper dipping techniques.
It's time to decorate! In this lesson, embellish your cake pops with sprinkles, candy and simple piping techniques. Plus, begin to modify basic shapes as you make a birdie pop, rocket ship and strawberry pop.
Step up your decorating game with double-dipping techniques for a two-toned look. Then, learn to use candy beneath your coating for more versatility in the shape of your pops. Plus, learn advanced piping techniques as you create a hedgehog, a bear, a pig and a custom heart pop.
Finally, create awe-inspiring pops as you incorporate household tools for customized shapes. Build a hot air balloon pop with triple-dipping techniques, build a boxing glove pop and wrap up with a shimmery mermaid tail.