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How to Make Perfect Bottomed Cake Pops

    Do you like to make Cake Pops with the stick up, but end up with a mess on the bottom? Learn how to make bottomed cake pops in Candy Apple style the easy way. This tutorial guides you through the process step by step.

    Often, when you pick up the pop, you realize that there is no candy coating on the bottom “foot” of the pop? Well, here’s a little trick that I like to do to ensure that you will get the Perfect Bottom Cake Pop every time!

    1.) Pre-stick the cake pops flat on the cookie sheet.

    It’ll help to create a flatter bottom.

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    2. Place candy wafer disks down every 2 inches. 

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    3. Dip your pop, tap off the excess.

    Then place it on top of the candy disk. You may have to hold it there for a count of 10 if your candy coating is thin and the pop starts to lean.

    Getting the perfect bottom cake pops are easy with this simple idea. The cake pops stand up straight and there's no more hold on the bottom.

    Easy! You’re gonna rock your next cake pop display!

    The candy coating will ooze down to cover the disk and hide it and there will be a bit of an extra candy crunch at the bottom, but that’s no biggie.

    The good news is that they stand up straight and they have a flat bottom with no hole for cake and oil to leak out of an make a big mess on your serving tray.

    If you aren’t using Wilton’s Candy Melts, Make and Mold candy wafersMercken’s coatings or Guittard’s A’peels or any other candy coating that comes in a disk shape, simply crate your own disk with your color before dipping.

    Try it next time and they will look great on your dessert table!

    In love with Cake Pops? Check out the other Cake Pop Recipes.

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    28 thoughts on “How to Make Perfect Bottomed Cake Pops”

    1. That's a great idea! The only problem is I usually do custom colors. Ooh, I just thought of a similar idea using the custom colors. I could just pipe a small disk for each pop before dipping them. Thanks for the great idea! Of course, the next trick is always making enough of the 'custom color' so I don't have to attempt to recreate it. LOL! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

      1. I have the same problem. What has helped is to put them in the fridge for a while before dipping. I tried freezing first, that helps, but as they start to thaw, the coating cracks.

      2. Dorthy and Tina – Use LESS frosting. Cool the pops in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and then let them sit out for 5 minutes before dipping them. If the cake is too cold, the cracks will happen as the cake warms up and expands. Take a dozen pops out of the fridge, add the sticks then go back and dip the pop. Hope this helps.

    2. Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

    3. I saw this a week ago and couldn't remember where I saw it so I stalked Pinterest. This is right on time for my daughter's open house. I'll be making tons of cakepops. Thanks!!!

    4. I'm so glad you posted this! I thought I was the ONLY person who's cake pops fell off the stick, cracked, or looks lumpy. Mine never look perfect but I also compare them to Bakerella's perfect cake pops. I can't wait to try it again with your tips! Thanks for sharing!

    5. Hi. Now that I am a grandmother I need to learn how to bake an edible cake or make cake pops. What cake batter is recommended?

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