Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cake Pops with CakePop Maker!


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!!


DELISH!


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!

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24 comments:

  1. Wow! This is sooo coool! I would love to win this, I am coming back tomorrow for sure to enter!
    I think my favorite cake flavor is chocolate...or vanilla...Actually, either one as long as the frosting is chocolate. :)

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  2. I do not often get excited about cooking stuff but I really want this!! What a fun treat for the kids (and me) I will be back tomorrow!

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  3. Red Velvet isn't necessarily a flavor, but it is iconic. That's def my fav cake! LOVE this cake pops maker. Hunky Husband bought a cake pops recipe book for my birthday earlier this month. I am intrigued & dying to try it out!

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  4. I just found your blog today =) Of course I'm following you. I would love to win the Cake Pop Maker. I would make them for all my neighbors. I would make purple velvet pops (red velvet colored purple instead) Like my son had for his wedding cake =)

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  5. These look amazing! I may be looking into this!

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  6. I follow you and would love to win this!!! I could use it for my cake pop class!

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  7. Following you from blog hop. If you get a chance check out my blog:)

    http://www.southerncouponer.com

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  8. These look so scrumptious! And must be fun to make and eat! Please share your recipe by linking it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!
    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-cheddar-cheese-muffins

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  9. These look so fun and so delicious!!! I agree - - - the "other" kind sounded like WAY too much work.

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  10. One??? I would like about a dozen please! They look fantastic!

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  11. I want the chocolate ones with the chocolate sprinkles!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. ah love them!!! Looks great!:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very good! Over from Shabby Chic. Thanks for sharing! Those sprinkle pops are so ridiculously CUTE!!! Perfect for a kid's party.

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  14. Thanks so much for linking your yummy cake pop recipe at Muffin Monday!

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  15. Those cake pops look wonderful! I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  16. Thx for sharing....so want to get one or two of those pans!!!!

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  17. How stinking CuTe are those! I want one of those pans! Thanks for sharing this yummy treat...I can almost taste the chocolate!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,
    Rebecca

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  18. I so want one of those pans!!! I featured you today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/time-to-shine-features-no-25.html

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  19. Easy to make pancake balls, apple cider donut holes, And tried a pumpkin popper recipe as well all delicious in the cake pop maker!

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  20. To use a regular box cake mix do the following to make them turn out properly; Do NOT add any oil. Add milk instead of water and only add 2 eggs instead of 3. What you'll get is a heavier consistency cake that will rise properly and make "round" pops. Be sure to fill the bottom resovoirs. I either use a piping bag of my betty crocker squeeze bottle (for making pancake shapes etc.). Using box mixes allows me to expand on flavours like cherry chip etc.

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  21. To use a regular box cake mix do the following to make them turn out properly; Do NOT add any oil. Add milk instead of water and only add 2 eggs instead of 3. What you'll get is a heavier consistency cake that will rise properly and make "round" pops. Be sure to fill the bottom resovoirs. I either use a piping bag of my betty crocker squeeze bottle (for making pancake shapes etc.). Using box mixes allows me to expand on flavours like cherry chip etc.

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  22. I have only used white cake mix. It is a professional mix but still works great. If they are not forming well then you need to fill the cylinders a little more. The excess comes off great once they are cooled.

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  23. I used a white professional mix and it turned out great. The key to the maker is to fill the holes all the way to the top. If there is extra it will be easily taken off once it cools.

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