The original Cake Pops were created by "Bakerella". She used cake and frosting together, to create the balls for her cake pops. While I fell absolutely in love with them, the frosting combined with the cake, and then the candy covering, and then the sprinkles, was just a little too much for me. So I never really tried making them myself.
Then, my husband and I came across a cake pop maker at Bed Bath and Beyond by "babycakes" - while we were shopping for our friends, who were getting married - and decided, both the bride and myself had to have one!
Now, I'm pretty used to things going pretty well the first time I try them, so I was frustrated the first time I tried to use this machine. However, with a little perseverance, trial and error and google-ing, I've learned to have great fun with it!
I explain this awesome machine as a waffle maker, that makes balls. That's basically the concept that it uses. "Babycakes" sells their their own cake mixes, which make 1-2 dozen cake pops. However, I use regular cake mixes, and so far have had no problems. Oh, and I can make up to 5 dozen of them. I read someone say that they used one less egg, for a slightly denser ball, which I have been doing, with great success.
Today I am making "Truffle and Cinnabon Candy Cane Cake Pops".
Please let me know what you think, and if this post helped you in any way.
|The Cake Pop maker|
|The cake mix used|
|Almond Bark for covering the cake pops, cocoa powder for the truffle ones, and Cinnabon candy canes for the other one.|
|Next, you fill up every compartment, to a point where the bottom half is full.|
|The cake pops are baked somewhere between 3 and 4 minutes. The bottom half will be smoother and darker than the top half.|
|With the metal prong given with the machine, carefully take out the balls of cake.|
|Part of my frustration the first time, was that the balls kept sliding down the sticks. To avoid that, I dip the sticks in melted chocolate...|
|Then stick them in the cake balls...|
|And place them in the freezer. I use a colander to prop them up.|
|Next, I roll them in the melted chocolate.|
|Sprinkle them with the chopped up candy cane.|
|For the truffle one, I roll it in the cocoa powder, instead of the candy cane sprinkles.|
One they're covered, I place them in the freezer again. It helps the chocolate to harder quickly, and not let drip.
|And here they are!|