I recently made a GIANT Little Debbie Tree Cake and had leftover cake scraps. What better way to use leftover delicious vanilla cake scraps than make Christmas Tree Cake Pops! We’ll be using my vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream recipe to make these adorable and festive cake pops and to decorate it’ll be colorful candy melts to our rescue!
How Do I Get A Smooth Finish On My Cake Pops?
When I made cake pops for the first time I wanted to punch a hole through the wall. I’m not kidding lol. It can be so frustrating when you’ve made the perfect consistency “dough”, they’ve been shaped perfectly and cooled in the freezer for a long time then when it comes time to dip, the finish isn’t smooth but instead uneven, chunky, and bumpy.
To get the right consistency, it’s important to take a look at what you’re using to dip your cake pops in. Candy melts are great because they come in a variety of colors so you can customize your cake pops to make basically whatever design you want AND they contain oil in them so this makes their consistency smooth and thin – perfect for dipping. I will sometimes add coconut oil to my candy melts as well to help thin the texture out a bit more.
When using candy melts, make sure that you’re microwaving in 30 second intervals. otherwise you risk burning your candy melts and there’s no going back. In between those 30 second intervals it’s also imperative that you give them a lil mix to make sure they’re all being melted evenly and at the same time.
What Kind Of Molds Can I Use?
Cake pops can be kind of tricky, I’ve had the best luck whenever I use molds like the ones I used in this recipe. I purchased mine from Home Goods but was able to find the same ones on Amazon to share with you all here – Click here!
These cake pop molds have a little insert at the bottom for popsicle sticks. You can find popsicle sticks here. Once these cakes pops have chilled in the freezer they pop right out of molds nice and smooth! If you’ve ever made cake pops in the past, you may have struggled with the cake pops not keeping a perfect circular shape or maybe they cracked when the cake pop stick was inserted. Whatever issues you may have experienced, I promise you that this recipe and these molds will make cake pops foolproof! 🙂