|For a Princess.|
When my friend said she wanted princess themed pops for her daughter I went on line and took a look. There were a lot of great ideas, some that were too hard for me to do, and some that were just too time consuming. I find that if the design is too hard I get frustrated and upset with myself because they are not exactly what I wanted. So for this reason these pops were chosen and I am happy with some of them, and really happy with others, and so so about the rest.
To start I made small cake balls, and put them on lolli pop sticks. I then melted some white candy melts, and added Americolor candy colouring, since I had some in pink. I don't have many candy colours so I use colour flow by Americolor, it allows you to use regular gel food colour to colour your candy. And then I added paraffin crystals to get the chocolate thinner.
I have had no luck with my white candy melts, they always seem to crack, I really think it may be due to the cake ball being too cold, but seriously how much bad luck can one girl have? I end up dipping my white chocolate cake balls at least twice. This helps to cover the cracks and helps to ensure the chocolate of the cake ball does not show through.
|See how thin my chocolate is? It helps to make it this way to cut down on cracking and globby chocolate.|
|As you can see they still crack on me, it is sort of neat, you hear the pop of it when it cracks.|
On the last dip, I let the candy melts almost set then sprinkled on some small white sugar pearls. I wanted to use non perils, but did not have any. Imagine that, a sprinkle I do not own. I will remedy that soon enough.
I did some with pink sanding sugar and those turned out to be my favorite. Then, since I had some extra I did them the lazy way and sprinkled on some snow flake sprinkles. Those were for my son to take to the barn when we went to see "his" pony on the weekend.
|Lazy cake balls with snowflakes for the people at the barn.|
|It was pouring so my son got to pet the barn cat.|
|White Sugar pearls and I brushed on some luster dust to try and get a more glittery look.|
|Pink sanding sugar, my favorite!|
|All wrapped up and ready for the Princess|