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.
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.
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!
- 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)
- 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.
- Blend in sugar and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
- 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)
- Add all ingredients into the boiler. Stir until they are all melted and warm.
- 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!
All opinions on this blog are 100% my own and I did not receive any compensation from Babycakes.