they look darling
Success!! I am working on the technique and defintly feel more comforatble with these little suckers (no pun intended), than I did at the beginning of the wee.. Cake pops, tho simple in concept, are very tedious to make. I finally feel like I somewhat have the technique down and will work on their aesthetics with the next batch. One thing I learned is to use less frosting, 1/2 a can or less and let mixture sit in fridge for a while before rolling into little balls. My "balls" were way too big and their weight would just make them slide down the stick. Use a melon baller to get the right size. Definitely melt a small amount of chocolate and dip the candy stick in the melt before inserting into the ball as a way to use the chocolate as a bonding agent. Otherwise your cake balls will just slide down the stick. I found that freezing the cake balls works better than refrigerating. The candy melts were not quite melting into a thin liquid consistency for me so I added some vegetable oil to thin it out. I read that shortening works as well.
test batch number 2
I actually was able to decoarte these even if I just threw sprinkles on them.