*NOTE* This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought this little gadget because I wanted it…it was not given to me to try or blog about.
Last night seemed to be the perfect time to try out my new little gadget, the babycakes cake pop maker. The perfect time because, first, I wait until the last minute to do stuff, and second, because I needed to make treats for the teacher luncheon at school today. Ok, so I mixed up a regular chocolate cake mix and poured it into a big squeeze bottle I have. *I think the squeeze bottle made it ten times easier* I heated up the babycakes and filled each little pocket almost to the top. It works kinda like a waffle iron. If you get it too full it just runs out of the sides. Trust me, I did this a few times and it didn’t seem to alter the cake pop in any way. After about four and a half minutes cook time, I opened the machine to find 12 cute little perfectly baked chocolate cake balls. Which, by the way, really do taste like chocolate cake. Honestly I was afraid they might taste like Easy Bake Oven food…you know? I popped them out and set them to cool on the handy dandy little pop tray that’s included.
Traditionally, I guess cake pops stand up on a stick with the pop at the top. Cute, yes, but I would have had to find some sort of display to hold them and I was running out of time and energy…I decided to go with sitting pops. I’ve had a set of 25 red and white paper straws from Hey YoYo for a while now. I figured they would work as little handles for the pops. Since I was serving to a large crowd, the handles also work well so that everyone is not touching all the food, kwim? I cut the straws in half (good straws, by the way) and dipped the ends in some melted chocolate wafers before I speared the cake pop.
I dipped the whole pop in the melted chocolate wafers and sprinkled them some cute mini hearts. I added flags to just a few.
The teachers loved them and I spared a few for our dessert tonight. Happy Valentine’s Day!