Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cake Pops - how to make them - easy!



Cake pops are no longer fussy & hard to make, now the new Bake Pops tray has arrived! I was so excited to find this in my local Target store just recently, with Alex's 6th birthday party (Circus Carnivale themed) coming up, I knew I needed this!  At only $30 I knew I'd use it again, and again...so well worth grabbing.
This tray (called Bake Pops) is a two sectioned setup, with a top and a base that clip together for baking with a couple of silicone clips.  You just use any cake mix or recipe, fill the base tray, clip on the top tray and bake. EASY!
Here's a pic of my first batch of chocolate cake pops....
A few pointers...
- the instructions say to fill the bottom tray, I found that a bit too much.  Although the excess just comes through the top hole, easily removed & doesn't effect the pops at all (plus you get 18 mini muffin tops to eat..lol)
- the cooking time on box instructions is WAY too much.  I baked for only 10-15mins, checking regularly and using a skewer to test them
- the instructions recommend adding 1 extra egg to make the cake mix denser. This works for chocolate pops but for vanilla it ends up tasting like scrambled eggs.
- for vanilla pops I found it best to halve the liquid, using milk instead of water as suggested in the instructions, but instead of adding an extra egg I simply over-beat the mixture. Worked well, without the "eggy" taste.
Here's my vanilla pops...
 As our party is still 5 days away I've sealed these up in bags & popped them in the freezer.  When it comes time to make & decorate the pops later this week I'll take some pics and post the "how to's" for you.
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Thanks heaps, Cass x

2 comments:

Kelly Lance said...

Hello, thought i'd come and do some blog surfing. I LOVE these cake pops. They look easy too. Your blog looks great. I think i'll be checking out Leelou blogs soon myself....

Cass Henry said...

Thanks for stopping by Kelly, and so glad you like the blog! Super cute isn't it, very pleased with it! I have a wp version in throws but thought I'd get started here in the meantime. Be sure to share your blog here so I can take a look too...
Cheers, Cass x

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