Making Cake Pops for Any Occasion!

| December 22, 2014 | 36 Comments

A few weeks ago, we had company over for dinner and I served them Cake Pops for dessert that I had purchased at a local bakery.  Well…. they all wanted seconds! It was my first time eating these sweet balls of cake with frosting and coated with coloured sugar or sprinkles. They melt in your mouth! I thought, why not bake these myself! The day after, I asked my sister-in-law if she has ever eating them. Her reply was, “not only have I tried them, I have a machine that makes them.”  What? She lend me her BabyCakes, Cake Pop Maker.

Wow, was this ever easy! Make the batter, pour and it bakes 12 moist cake pops in 5 minutes! They also make donut holes. In 25 minutes, I baked 48 balls. Cooling, adding the frosting and decorating them will take you about 1 hour or more if you are putting them in gift bags. You are really saving time, energy and electricity by purchasing the Babycakes.

Accessories also included are:

  • Fork Tool
  • Cake Pop Treat Sticks
  • Cake Pop Cooling and Decorating Stand
  • Recipe booklet

I like the Babycakes so much that I bought myself one. I am looking forward to making more cake pops for my kids’ school fundraisers and family parties, and baking donut holes.

cake pop 4 (Medium) (2)

I would like to share these helpful tips:

  • Put the batter in a pastry bag or a plastic bag, zip, and clip one of the corners of the bag. Pour only 1 tablespoon in the cooking reservoirs.
  • To make the frosting, rather than using chocolate chips or white chocolate barks, I bought Merckens chocolate moulding wafers at Bulk Barns. They come in a variety of colours! You can make pink, yellow, red, etc. cake pops, perfect for any theme such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas or Halloween!
  • To melt the chocolate use a double boiler on the stove as it helps to coat the balls if the frosting is warm.  If you don’t have one, use a microwavable bowl that is deep and narrow and reheat in a microwave at high for 10-15 seconds. Dip each ball into the chocolate until covered.
  • Don’t put too much frosting as it will drip all over the decorating stand and taste too sweet.  It should be thin.
  • Cool the cake pops by putting them on a cooking sheet and freezing them for about 15-20 minutes. After, dip them into the warm frosting and insert the sticks. To keep the sticks in the cake, dip 1/2 ” to 1″ of the stick in the warm frosting and then insert it into the cake pop.  Freeze another 20 minutes, take them out and serve or put them in gift bags.  You can also keep them frozen until you would like to serve at a later time in an air tight container.
  •  You can use a foam block to hold the extra cake pops.cake pop 3 (Medium)

    Chocolate coating with Skor toffee bits or sprinkles

    Topping and decorating suggestions

    • The toppings will adhere better to a freshly dipped cake pop while the frosting is warm and moist.
    • You can use shredded coconut, coloured sugars,starquins,chocolateteenys compound,Skor toffee bits, etc. to decorate the cake pops.

      My favourite Glaze- white, chocolate or any colour!

    cake pop2 (Medium)

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup (6 onces) of Merckens chocolate moulding wafers or any colour
    • 4 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
    • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into thirds and softened
    • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla

     

  • Directions (Microwave)
    1. Combine white chocolate and cream in a deep bowl.  Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for 1 minute.  Stir.  Add butter and microwave on HIGH power (100%) for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for an additional 10 to 15 seconds if necessary for white chocolate and butter to melt.
    2. Blend in sugar and vanilla.   Stir until smooth.
    3. Dip cake pops in warm frosting dip.

    Microwave on HIGH power (100%) for 10 to 15 seconds as needed to keep a glaze consistency.

    Directions (double boiler)

    1. Add all ingredients into the boiler. Stir until they are all melted and warm.
    2. Dip cake pops in warm frosting dip.

    Makes about 1 cup of glaze.

    Be creative and decorate them for any events or special holidays ! Enjoy!

    cake pop (Medium)

     

    All opinions on this blog are 100% my own and I did not receive any compensation from Babycakes.

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    Super cute! I have always been a little envious of those cute little balls of sweetness on a stick I have enjoyed from community sellers. You make it looks so easy.

  2. JaimeeM says:

    Cakepops are the best. Ive never used a cake pop maker though, just handmade. This seems alot less messy

  3. kristen visser says:

    OMG i need one of those!! cake pops are absolutely delicious and such a great idea for birthdays, Christmas but so expensive to buy off of someone. I could just do them myself 🙂

  4. KD says:

    I’ve made cake balls, but never cake pops. The babycakes makes it look much easier than how I made it!

  5. I love my baby cake cakepop maker
    I use one for meatballs too!

  6. Cheryl says:

    I have never thought of making them for gifts. Super idea I will have to do then next time fr those hard to buy for people 🙂

  7. heidi c. says:

    I didn’t realize how easy these are to make. Great gift idea.

  8. Jenny says:

    I agree! Cake pops make great gifts. This year, we celebrated my sister’s birthday early but I felt that she should have some kind of cake on her actual birthday so I bought her a cake pop from Starbucks! They truly work for every occasion. I’ve seen them in baby showers too!

  9. loriag says:

    Babycakes sure makes it easy to make cake pops.

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    I want a cake pop maker so much! Yours are super cute!

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve never made cake pops but do like the look of them. Thanks for all the tips for making them, they sound fairly easy to make and do look good 🙂

  12. Bev Reid says:

    Fantastic ideas. Now I know how to make them,I’ll make them for my grand kids. Thank You

  13. Shelley N says:

    those look great. I have a recipe for cheesecake ones that you form by hand after you bake the cheesecake. They are not hard and taste amazing. Made them for a wedding shower. They were a huge hit.

  14. Alayne Langford says:

    Ok so it looks like a need to buy myself a cake pop maker before my daughter’s shower because she would love to have these!! Thanks for the post!! 🙂

  15. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    These would be great for my son’s birthday party!

  16. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’ve never tried a cake pop. I love the whole concept, especially for goodie bags!

  17. josephine evans says:

    I love this! Can’t wait to make them!!

  18. Alyssa says:

    They look delicious! I need one of those cake pop makers! 🙂

  19. kathy downey says:

    I want a cake pop maker now,these look delicious

  20. Shelley Young says:

    I have the Babycakes cake pop maker but haven’t used it so now I’ll have to give it a go 🙂

  21. kathy downey says:

    Wow they sure look delicious

  22. kathy downey says:

    I think this would be a good investment,the kids would love these.

  23. kathy downey says:

    I still need to pick up a maker,i keep forgetting

  24. Debbie White Beattie says:

    These pops are a great way to help my sweet tooth and they aren’t to difficult to make.

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