Monday, July 18, 2011

Babycakes Cake Pop Maker... Good for Lots More Than Just Cake


When I got an invite to participate in a new blog tour from Mom Central and Babycakes I was so excited I started telling everyone I knew about this appliance... before I even tried it out.  I've never been disappointed by any product I've promoted through Mom Central and knew this would be no different.  I'm already the Queen of Cakeballs so my mind started spinning on all the "other" things I could make.  My neighbor showed up a couple days after I showed her the site.  She couldn't wait for me to get my cake pop maker and ordered her own.  She had already tried several batches of the cake pops before I actually received mine.

We tried ours out after the kids got back from and extra long weekend with Daddy.  I had already stocked up on stuff I wanted to try.  First we did traditional cake pops, with brownie mix.  We dipped them in white chocolate and sprinkles.  I prefer the plain brownie balls.  Every thing tastes better shaped like a ball.


Brownie mix, white chocolate candiquick and sprinkles
cooked in about 6 minutes

Next I mixed up some biscuit mix (store brand pouch that just requires water to be added) with liberal amounts of garlic powder ( 1.5 Tbsp) and a handful (about a cup) of cheddar cheese.  Oh my!  I immediately called my neighbor to come sample and we agreed that they taste like Red Lobster's garlic cheddar biscuits, but they are more fun being bite size, and round.


Biscuit mix, Garlic Powder and Shredded Cheddar Cheese
cooked in 6 minutes


My neighbor (and her husband) really liked these and the "ball war" began.  We spent the next day trying  different concoctions until we were literally stuffed. 

I made pizza bites...
Crescent rolls, spaghetti sauce and Colby cheese
cooked for 5 minutes
I loved that I could use cold spaghetti sauce from dinner the night before and it heated while the balls were cooking.  Easier because the sauce was thicker.

For breakfast I made the kids pancake sausage balls...

Link Sausage and Pancake Mix
cooked for 3 minutes


I cooked the sausage and cut into bite size pieces.  On the first try I poured the batter and then added the sausage which proved to be a little messy.  On the next go I put the sausage in first and then the pancake batter.  Much easier to get the right amount.

My neighbor made corn bread balls, apple donut holes, and a super yummy slider (mini meatball wrapped in french bread dough).  I neglected to take pictures of her fabulous creations.  Sorry Kathy.

The possibilities are endless.

They suggest using a pastry bag to fill the "holes" but this didn't work well with the brownie mix.  Or maybe it was just me.  I found it easier to just spoon it in.

I can't wait to try more recipes as this is my new favorite appliance.  I even moved my microwave to make a permanent space for it on the counter.  My neighbor and I think we have a slight addiction to our Cake Pop Makers.  There are worse things to be addicted to. 

The non-stick coating makes this Cake Pop Maker fun and easy to use and even better, Easy to clean!  It comes with a Cake Pop stand, sticks and a recipe book.  It's affordable and FUN!


I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Babycakes and received a product sample and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

8 comments:

  1. Oh I want one of these!! Brownie pops would be my very first recipe to try. Great review, thanks for sharing this with. I'm off to price them :)

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  2. AWESOME ideas! you & your neighbor need to collect the ideas, make specific recipes & MAKE A RECIPE BOOK!!! & post it on the Select Brands FB page of course so we can all find it :)

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  3. Very resonably priced and VERY worth it.  Heats quickly (3 minutes) and cooks in 3-6 minutes depending on what you are cooking.  Let me know if you get one.  I know you will make some fabulous stuff too.

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  4. I like the way you think.  Very possible..  Do you have one?

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  5. Wow.These all look SO delicious! Especially those cake-balls. *drool*

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  6. i just picked up one of these and the first thing i thought of was meatballs!, but i want to try all your recipies!

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  7. I found the red and yellow picnic style ketchup and mustard bottles work great to get the batter in fast and less messy. 

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  8. Such an easy machine to use...I used mine for the first time yesterday and made the cake pops...can't wait to try some of the ones you posted.  Keep them coming!!!

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