Here is a tutorial on how to make die-dyed cake pops at home. It is not that hard, with a little practice, you will master that in no time!
NOTE: Use only Oil Based Food Coloring, no water based coloring.
- To make the tie-dye cake pops, you need a primary color and a secondary color.
- They MUST be the same temperature and consistency. To do this, I melted a lot of white melts and then colored a little bit in a separate container.
- Dip your cake pop into the primary color and then quickly drizzle the secondary color over it. Don’t worry about making it pretty. Just drizzle over the wet candy. Make different lines and swirls, change thicker and thinner lines and see what develops.
- Tap and turn the cake pop. Allow the excess coating to drip off and create the design.
- Keep turning the pop allowing the design to develop on it’s own. Only turn in one direction.
- More turning and tapping. The more tapping, the smoother your candy shell will be.
- The mess left over from the excess dripping off the pop.
With the white and orange, I just mixed the white into it and made the next pop. This will lighten the orange after a few pops have been done. If you want your colors to stay “pure” you’ll have to tap off the excess into another bowl.
I didn’t want either color mixing with the other. And yes, all that excess went to waste.
The best advice I can give you is take your time! And yet still work quickly! Be patient getting your candy to the same temperature and consistency. If the candy coating is NOT the same, you’ll end up with ridges, the weight of the thicker one will pull off too much of the other color, and the coating will not be smooth.
It’s fun to see each cake pop with a different design. Zig-zag in different directions across and around your cake pop and see what fun effects you can make. If you want to go for another design, check out my Youtube video on Marbling Cake Pops.
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