So I have a big cake pop order for Friday on top of the usual orders for my two supplying restaurants; it's 3pm and it's definitely TOO HOT FOR CHOCOLATE!
I'm having trouble anyway as the new batch of lolly sticks doesn't want to sit in the cake pop holders. You put them in and it seems like they're fine, you turn away and **WHAM** they've popped out the socket and thrown the cake pop across the table like it's possessed! I've already had to throw out half a dozen as they either hit the floor or me, and were therefore ruined.
I also had one pop throw itself on top of some fondant feathers which were drying out, potentially ruining two of those with green chocolate (I've not had the heart to assess the damage yet as the feathers took me ages).
With the indoor heat reaching 25⁰C (28⁰C outside) and 54% humidity, the chocolate won't set and even the tiniest touch leaves the coating on your fingers and a mark on the pop. Using the fridge isn't helping either as they just coat in condensation the second you take them back out...
So between sweaty, non-drying chocolate and possessed cake pops sticks, the cake pops are looking terrible.
I think it's time to call it quits today and start again fresh in the morning, hopefully before it heats up...
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