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A good little product for those of us who are non-pros,
This review is from: Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple (Kitchen)
I like it. It's easy to use, takes little care and comes with some nice accessories, such as pop sticks, a drying rack, a little fork and a syringe. Though these items are not made for heavy use, they are more than adequate for us non-pros. If you follow the instructions, you can easily produce doughnut holes/cake pops. This item produces more pops in one batch than other makers on the market. I suspect the balls may be slightly smaller, but to a 6-year-old, that doesn't matter. A dozen at a time is more or less a 'batch' so this model works well. The fork makes it easy to remove the balls from the maker and put them on a cooling rack. We've used a white cake mix, a brownie mix and a gingerbread mix and are pleased with the results. My wife used the injector to put melted marscapone into the gingerbread balls. It did a good job and the results are tasty. The key is to follow the instructions and to have someone who knows how the different type of mixes bake. The brownie mix takes a little longer than the white cake mix. The gingerbread pops took 3.5 minutes, but my wife decreased the water by about an ounce, so the batter was a little heavy. I did the white cake mix and baked them for 4.5 minutes each batch. The cake mix yielded 6.5 batches. The brownie mix produced about two dozen. Now some suggestions. Getting the right amount of batter into each well is crucial to a good pop; too little and they're not as round, too much and you get something that looks like Saturn and there's more clean-up. The brownies had mini-chocolate chips in them and many didn't make it into a ball. To get the right amount of batter and do it quickly, I recommend using a pancake batter pencil. You can add cake batter and squeeze out the right amount quickly. For thicker batters with chips and such, use a cookie press. The press should push the chips through. Trying to spoon a tablespoon of batter into the wells gets messy. You can use a canning (wide-mouth) funnel to transfer batter from your mixing bowl into the pancake batter pencil. Have fun.
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Initial post: Sep 20, 2011 10:27:52 PM PDT
..."too much and you get something that looks like Saturn". Very funny!!! :-D
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2012 6:09:51 PM PST
my niece actually liked the Saturn pops best...
Posted on Feb 3, 2012 6:19:02 PM PST
D. Lam says:
Great review... very useful - and the marscapone in the gingerbread sounds awesome!
Posted on Jul 9, 2012 6:36:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012 6:37:14 AM PDT
I use the Tovolo Cupcake Pen to fill the wells. I get perfectly round, uniform cake balls every time with no mess. I find it very easy to clean up, too.
Posted on Dec 9, 2012 5:53:02 PM PST
Tonia in Springfield says:
I want GrandpaJ and GrandmaJ to watch our children! What a blessing to have fun grandparents :-)
Thank you for the hints - hope ours turn out well.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 4:29:20 AM PDT
Thank you. We do enjoy our grandchildren.
Posted on May 29, 2013 11:12:53 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
how much do you fill each mold? thank you for your great tips
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