GOLDEN CAKEPOPS! How to Make Metallic Gold & Silver Cake Pops - A Cupcake Addiction Tutorial how to make
GOLDEN CAKEPOPS! How to Make Metallic Gold & Silver Cake Pops - A Cupcake Addiction Tutorial
English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom) Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction's MetallicCakepop Tutorial where I'll be showing you how to achieve this gorgeous, shimmering,metallic finish on your cakepops. This is perfect for any metallic color but particularlyfor silvers and gold, great for weddings, great for christenings and things where youdo want to add that little pop of color but you want it to be metallic.Tools and equipment that we will be using today:I've got a clean tissue. I've got some lollipop sticks.And a paintbrush. I've got some melted white chocolate.I've got a little cupful of alcohol, so mine's just vodka but you can also use cake decoratingalcohol, rose spirit, gin, any clear alcohol. And you will need the alcohol. You're notgoing to taste that in your cakepops and it is going to completely evaporate. But youneed that alcohol to evaporate off so that your little shimmer is able to dry. Withoutthat alcohol, it will be constantly wet and you'll not going to be able to have it dry.I've got a cakepop ball. If you don't have a great recipe for getting your cakepops tothis stage ready to dip and decorate, I will leave a link to the Cupcake Addiction's recipein the description box below. Off to the side, I've also got a polystyreneblock which I'll just be using to set my cakepops for today.And I've got our magic ingredient. So this is part of the Edible Silk Range from RainbowDust, which is a UK company but they are sold in lot of different places. So they are shimmerpowder. They come in all metallic colors. I've got this in red, purple, anything youcan imagine. But it's a very very fine, so it's not a glitter, a very very fine powder.And this is what's going to give us our gold and silver shimmer.You can see here I've made Today I'm going to be making a silver onefor you so that you can see the contrast and the difference in the colors.So let's get started. Now the first thing that you want to do istake your cake ball. You want that to be really nice and firmly refrigerated, and I've actuallyrolled it twice. So I rolled it, popped it in the fridge. And you do get a slightly flatbottom on them when that happens. So I've just re-rolled it so that flat bottom's completelydisappeared and I've got a really nice, beautiful, round-shaped cakepop.So you want to take your lollipop stick and we're just going to dip into that melted whitechocolate about a centimeter or so and we're going to just pop that into the bottom ofour cakepop ball. Once that seal is completely set, we'll bring it back up and we'll continuedecorating. Alright so that little seal is completelydry. Now we're going to dip the cakepop. Before I dip my cakepops, I always like to give thatchocolate just a quick stir just to make sure it's as fluid as it can possibly be.Now you want to take your cakepop and we're just going to dip it straight in and justgive it a couple little turn so that that near-melted white chocolate meets up withthat set chocolate seal. And then you want to really tap this off well because you wantthat chocolate to be really smooth, even and really evenly distributed over that cakepop.So it's as round as it can possibly be. So as I'm tapping that, I'm also turning thepop and that just ensures an even distribution of the chocolate. Beautiful.Alright, so there's our cakepop. It's all dipped. It's nice and smooth. I'm going topop that off to the side, just in a polystyrene block and we're going to let that completelyset. So while our cakepop's off on the side setting,you want to start preparing your rainbow dust. Now I always do this just in a lid of thelittle container. And you want to take...Look there's no exact amount. You want to takesort of... I like to take a pretty decent little paintbrush-full of that silver powderor the gold powder or whatever colored powder you're using. And then you want to just tipin just a couple of drops of that alcohol. So just mix it around and see how it's comingout. You can see there it's starting to look likea little silver river. Make sure that your powder is all the way distributed through.Don't make up too much of this silver paint mixture at once because the alcohol is goingto evaporate. So unless you're ready to use it, don't make up huge big quantities of itbecause you can't store it once you've mixed it and it will start to evaporate relativelyquickly. So you kind of want to use it pretty well straight away.So to test if your little mix is ready to go, I just take a little bit on my paintbrushand paint it out. That's a little bit thin and I can tell that because just here, it'sseparating a little bit. So what you want is a nice, thick line. I'm just going to dipin my wet paintbrush and just take out just a little bit more of that silver, add it inand stir it through until I'm getting that really nice sort of a thick line when I painton my surface. That's looking much better. You can see there it's not separating andit's not creating these little gaps which mean there's a little bit much alcohol init. So now you've got your cakepop which is completelydry and we're going to give these two coats. So you're going to do one coat and then allowit to completely dry. You just want to take your paintbrush and we're just going to paintit all the way over the cakepop. Don't worry if it's not neatest. This is really kind ofour undercoat. And once that's dry, we're going to come and give it its second coat.Perfect. So you should have something that's looking like this. Now that's going to goback into our polystyrene block to completely dry. And when you dry it, you want to tiltit on a bit of an angle just so that if any of that alcohol still the mixture drips off,it doesn't drips down your stick, it actually drips off to the side, on to the surface that'sunderneath your cakepops. Alright, so I'm happy that my cakepop is niceand dry to touch. So I'm just going to give that mixture a little bit more of a stir.We're going to give the second coat all over. Alright, so that's our second coat of thatsilver color, your metallic color. Now, you might be able to notice that it'sstill not perfectly smooth. We've still got [some] of these little straight marks goingthrough there from that paintbrush. So we're now going to let that coat dry and then I'mgoing to come back and show you how to smooth it all off.Alright, so once your second coat is completely dry and that's going to take about 5 minutesor so. You will notice that if you touch it, you might just get just a little bit on yourfinger. Don't worry about that. We're going to get a tissue. And I just like to sort offold it in half and then in half again, and just kind of...my finger in it so I've gota little bit of a smooth-is surface. And I don't rub it because I don't want to rub theactual silver off but I'm just kind of patting it a little bit. And as I pat it, I'm kindof, I guess, smoothing it a little bit. Make sure that you're not dragging through thenrubbing it, but you can see that you're getting a little bit of that excess off but it's alsosmoothing out any of those little brush lines and it's just helping to give us that reallynice, smooth, metallic finish. Beautiful. So there you've got your completed reallyreally gorgeous metallic silver cakepop. Now that metallic silver cakepop goes absolutelybeautifully with those gold cakepops. But as I mentioned these metallic colors are availablein such a wide variety. You can do metallic purple, metallic red...absolutely any metalliccolor you can get your hands on. Thanks very much for tuning in. I hope thatyou guys have enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for watching My Cupcake Addiction.