My niece will be celebrating her birthday next week. I’ve stumbled upon this so-called cake pops on the net and I really wanted to make these cute little things for her birthday celebration. My only problem is that next week would be my exam days so I wanted to bake the cake in advance. Can I freeze cake pops?
Yes, you can freeze cake pops. Cake pops are just miniature pieces of cake that are shaped differently, and you can freeze cake pops just like the usual cakes. You need to freeze cake pops if you want to coat them at a later time. Baked cakes can stay in the fridge for weeks without spoiling, and so with cake pops. Of course, they will spoil eventually over time, but putting the pops in the fridge will definitely slow down the process.
Can You Freeze Cake Pops?
There are various ways in which you can preserve cake pops. You can freeze the molded cakes before dipping into the candy coat or you can freeze them coated.
The issues that may be encountered when refrigerating cake pops may depend on how the cake balls are mixed with the coating. The key is a balance in temperature.
Cracks will be prevented if the balls are not too cold before dipping them in. In the same way, the coating should be just warm enough for liquidity.
As for condensation issue, the use of airtight containers as storage will cause the condensed moisture to accumulate outside the container and not on the cake pops.
The taste, texture or flavor of the cake pops generally do not change even if you refrigerate them for months. But freezing the pops for not more than a month will be just right enough to retain their freshness.
When putting the other pops in the fridge back again for later use, just thaw them quick to prevent condensation from building up.
How to Freeze Cake Pops
You can freeze or refrigerate your cake pops either completely coated or uncoated. Whether you prefer one over the other, you will only need a few pieces of wax paper, plastic wraps, and a large Ziploc bag or an airtight container.
- Roughly wrap each cake pop with wax paper first. The wax paper will add protection on the surface of the cake pops against condensation process.
- Put the bubble wraps in each side of a large-sized Ziploc bag. The bubble wraps will serve as cushions for your cake pops to prevent them from being deformed against hard surfaces.
- Put the cake pops inside the bag carefully in one layer and then refrigerate.
- If you prefer freezing your cake pops uncoated, separate the cake pops with high quality plastic wraps or paper towel to prevent them from sticking with one another.
- Store the cake pops in airtight containers before refrigerating. Make sure that the containers are completely airproof to prevent condensation from forming inside.
Cake Pops Recipes
The trend of making pops out of cakes was started by Bakerella. In the following video, the standard kind of cake pops are made up of crumbled cake crumbs and mixed with frosting.
Making cake pops can be quite time-consuming because you have to bake your cake first and then destroy it thereafter. In this video, you will learn how to make no-bake cake pops out of Oreo biscuits.
If you want to get creative with your cake pops, the following video will give you a medley of decorative ideas. These can be cake pops with sprinkles, truffles, cake pops in the shape of tulips, Disney characters, etc.