Make Your Own Cake Pops

The obsession started simple enough.  It was a normal day.  The kids and I were out running errands.  We stopped in by Target to grab some household necessities and I saw the Starbucks sign.  If you’re anything like me, seeing that sign is like hearing the sirens song.  It’s soo hard to resist stopping in and getting a delicious cup of coffee.  It had been a good day so far, the kids had been behaving pretty well and I felt like everyone deserved a treat.  So, after we finished checking out over at the Target checkout, we followed the wonderful smell over to Starbucks.  I ordered my tall white chocolate mocha, and since the kids don’t need caffeine, I ordered them each a birthday cake cake pop.  That’s all it took.  From that day forward, every time we passed by a Starbucks, all three of the kiddos wanted, and thought they deserved to get a cake pop.  I knew there had to be a cheaper way to fill their cake pop cravings.

 

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I googled one day how to make cake pops.  There are all kinds of recipes out there, and I must have tried a million of them.  Well, that may be an exaggeration, but it sure felt like it.  Most recipes require you mixing icing with pre-baked cake, which is messy and never worked for me.  I was praying there was an easier way, as the cost of three Starbucks cake pops daily was not something that I could continue to afford.  That’s when I discovered a kitchen accessory that changed my life.  The BabyCakes Cake Pop Maker.  This little device makes creating cake pops at home so extremely simple that even my kids can do it!

  This device changed my life!  With just a few easy steps, I am able to create some of the cutest cake pops.  We have them quite often as dessert in our house, as well as being able to bring cake pop to special events.  BBQs with friends and family will never be dessertless again!  With the machine, you also receive a stand where you can let your newly iced cake pops sit, which works perfectly as well as a little recipe book with some cake pop and icing recipes to get you started with!

 

We love creating cake pops with our cake pop maker.  One of our favorite recipes is one we call… Vanilla.  Wonderfully creative name there, isn’t it?  The name may be simple, but the taste is absolutely scrumptious!

 

What you’ll need

  • BabyCakes CakePop Maker
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • 1 bag candy melts
  • sprinkles (optional, but highly recommended!)

 

 

 

 

What you’ll do

  1. Plug in your BabyCakes Cake Pop Maker to allow it to preheat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, combing the butter, sugar and vanilla until you have a fluffy texture.  For ease, I recommend a hand mixer, but you’re welcome to do it by hand as well.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time.  Be sure to fully mix in each egg before you proceed to the next egg.  This helps to create the airy, fluffy texture to the inside of your cake pop.
  5. Take turns adding in a little of your dry bowl and then a little of the milk, making sure to fully incorporate before moving on to the next item.  Continue this back and forth until everything is combined.
  6. With a spoon, scoop a little of your mixture into each of the circles in your cake pop maker and close the lid.  You’ll have enough mix to make several cake pops, so don’t overfill.  Each circle should have about 1 tablespoon of mix in it.
  7. Allow to cook 4-5 minutes.  Check to ensure that they are fully cooked by inserting a toothpick.  If it comes out clean, they’re ready to be removed.
  8. The cakepop maker comes with a little tray that you can allow your cake pops to cool in when you remove them.  We pull the ones from the machine to the tray, and then when the next batch is ready to come out, we move the ones from the tray to a plate to allow the new ones to use the tray initially.
  9. Continue until all of your batter has been baked and all of the cake pops have completely cooled.  Putting them in the fridge or freezer for a little while may be beneficial as you want them completely cool before icing.
  10. When you’re ready to ice them, melt your candy melts.  You can do this over the stove top, or in a bowl in the microwave.
  11. Insert one stick into the bottom of a cake pop circle.  You can dip the end into the melted candy melts before inserting to give it a little more “stickability”.  Dunk the circle into the melted candy melts and then stand on the stand that came with your cake pop maker to dry.  It will take a while to dry, so you can ice a dozen at a time.  Or, if you’re in a hurry and what to ice them all at once, a chunk of styrofoam will also hold the sticks nicely as well.
  12. Add sprinkles, if you want (and I mean, who wouldn’t want?) while the candy melts are still wet.  As in, right after dunking in the cake pop.  If you allow the candy melts to harden, the sprinkles will just slide right off.  (Yes, we might have learned that the hard way!)
  13. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

You’re going to love the ability to customize and create your very own cake pops from home!  We’ve played around so much with recipes and found several different combinations that we just love!  For example, you can use boxed cake mix instead of making your own if you’d like.  Or, you can incorporate sprinkles into the cake mix itself to add a little extra fun into your pops!  The possibilities are limitless as to how you can customize these to fit your desires, purpose and mood for the day!

 

What’s your favorite Cake Pop recipe?

 

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