35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Do not use boxed cake mix!,
This review is from: Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple (Kitchen)
Tried to "hack" the recipe by using boxed cake and totally failed. The balls came out flat and super fluffy! I finally gave in and used the suggested red velvet recipe that came along with this machine and it came out great! I was able to easily push out over 150 cake pops in just a little under 2 hours! So glad I made the purchase!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
My Daughter Saw The Cake Pop Maker In Action at a Friend's House and Had to Get One!,
This review is from: Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple (Kitchen)Just what I need, another small single purpose mini appliance cluttering up my kitchen. So why did I buy it? Never underestimate the persuasive power of a 12 year old girl who loves to bake for her classmates at school!
We used a recipe from the instruction booklet with no issues and look forward to trying other recipes from the book as well.
Tips (some of them are also mentioned in other reviews so if you think someone else said it before, you're right!):
- Cake pop appliance gets hot. Be careful!
- Use a squeeze bottle to squeeze batter into the holes of the cake pop machine. It's fast, convenient, and easy to quickly fill the machine so the cake pops start baking close to the same time.
- Fill the holes close to the top (the batter will expand into the shape of a ball when baking is complete.
- Be sure the cake pop latch is closed when you set the top lid down to bake your cake pops. I had to manually close the latch every time... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple (Kitchen)I'm not that thrilled with this. Cleanup can be difficult, and the pops all have a "seam" going around them. By the way, at least on the 12-pop unit, they're approximately 1.5" in diameter - hard to find that information! Also, the top doesn't seem to bake as much as the bottom (even allowing for the time it takes to fill, giving the bottoms more heat). Be aware that the prong device to remove these is metal, which seems silly given that it's a non-stick unit. I ended up using little cocktail forks to spear them and pull them out. I do like how fast these bake. Successful things I've done include Happy Jack Belgian waffle mix - love the texture for that, a pancake mix with a bit of cocoa, vanilla, and red food color added (sort of red velvet), and a "just add water" chocolate chip muffin mix. I think my three tips for using this would be - let it heat up longer than the first time that it says that it's ready, find the right batter consistency and use... Read more