If you missed my post yesterday, I posted about how to make donut holes with the babycakes Cake Pop Maker! They are so super yummy and so super easy! Check it out here.
Today, I tackled making Cake Pops!
I have said before that while the concept of cake balls intrigues me, I always felt like they were a lot of work. To bake a cake, crumble it up, mix it with icing, form balls, put on sticks and then dip in chocolate just seemed overwhelming to me!
Especially with two small children, it is hard for me to sit and focus on completing a task with so many steps in my house. Please tell me I am not the only one who has this problem!?!?!
But when I saw the babycakes Cake Pop Maker by Select Brands, I was thoroughly intrigued! And since my donut holes were so simple to make, I just had a good feeling about making cake pops this morning!
First, I made my batter using the recipe for vanilla cake pops that came with it! Simple. Easy. Looked delish.
I scooped the batter into a large bag, cut the tip off, and filled each crevice of my pre-heated Cake Pop Maker with batter.
3-4 minutes later...look at how PERFECT these are! Perfect, round, yummy!
Once they cooled, I dipped my pop sticks in a bit of melted chocolate and then put them into the cake balls. Next, I placed them in the freezer for a few minutes to help the chocolate set, and to make the cake balls a bit easier to dip.
Then I just started dipping my cake balls in melted chocolate. YUM!
The Cake Pop maker came with a handy little stand where you can put them to harden, but I made too many cake pops so I also used a foam block so that I could dip them all at the same time.
We added sprinkles to a few of them for fun.
Ok. My daughter and I had a LOT of fun with sprinkles! But what can I say...cake, chocolate and sprinkles are a winning combination!!
Honestly, I am in LOVE with my babycakes Cake Pop maker! It is so easy to use and the results are fabulous!! There is not a single thing that I can think of that I don't like about it!
I LOVE MY CAKE POP MAKER!!
It is also easy to clean, and small enough to store that it is a perfect addition to my baking appliances!
Have I mentioned that I love my cake pop maker!?!
Now...I do have to give one small disclaimer. Babycakes has PERFECTED their recipes for this machine. I did try my Cake Pop maker out using a white cake mix. The results were not as exciting. I had issues with them rising well, spilling out of their crevices, and to be honest, they were not as pretty and round...they were a bit pointy on the tops.
That being said, they still tasted yummy! But they just don't rise quite the same. I think with a bit of experimenting I could get it to work though if I really wanted to.
But since it doesn't take much more time to make batter from scratch (babycake's recipes are soooooo easy!), I would stick to using their recipes for this machine.
I mean...come on...who wouldn't want to eat one of these yummy balls of goodness!!
I love my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker by Select Brands! It is awesome!
Which means I am so thrilled to be able to GIVE ONE AWAY!!!
So come back tomorrow and enter to win one of these amazing machines!!
Until then, I want to know, what is your favorite flavor of cake?
You can see the rest of my review of this product here.
A big thanks to Select Brands for sending me a Cake Pop Maker to test and review!