I am hooked on this pop maker....wished I had bought it years ago....can't wait to make some Halloween pops.
Attached is the picture of the pop bouquet that I took to my mother for her birthday...
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Thanks for the nice comment...,
I bought the BabyCakes cake pop maker on Sunday while in New Jersey. I live in Canada and when this trip came up I knew exactly where I wanted to go...Bed Bath and Beyond. I also picked up the mini donut maker, since I make allot of treats for church and school.
Even after I trimmed the rings off of Saturn I couldn't get them to stay on the stick while I was dipping.
At this point the amount of money I have wasted on mix, the ingredients, machine, and supplies, I could have went to my local bakery and bought a few dozen of already made pops!
I use the jiffy yellow cake mix (it makes 3 dozen) and I have also used the recipe in the book that comes with the machine.....after mixing the cake mix I pour it into the plastic decorator bags (you could use a zip lock bag as well) and snip of the end.....squeeze about a tablespoon of batter into each well but DO NOT over fill...I actually measured out a tablespoon the first time just to see where the fill line was for each well....the wells should not be filled to the top....about a 1/16th of an inch from the top is perfect....when you lock the lid down make sure that it is lined up and not off set (that will cause the balls to rise off center).
I DO NOT preheat my maker either, I have found that they over cook if I preheat so......I fill the wells, latch the lid, plug it in and set the timer for 5 minutes and unplug and they are perfectly cooked.....
For the next batch I leave the machine unplugged for a few minutes, then fill again, plug it in and this time only set the timer for 4 1/2 minutes and they are perfect every time......
I let the balls sit overnight before trying to set in the sticks.....then I dip the sticks into melted candy melts (about 3/4 of an inch) and stick them straight into the balls....then into the fridge for 15 minutes to set the candy and then I dip them into more candy melts with paramount crystals added so that the candy melts are thinned out.....this way the candy coating is not too heavy for the cake pop.....back to the fridge for a few minutes and then I dip them again to get another coat of candy melts....I then let them sit overnight again before decorating.
Hope this helps !!!! Good luck...let me know how you make out if you decide to give it another try !!!!!
3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 c sugar
3 tbs cocoa
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas baking powder
1/4 teas salt
1/4 c buttermilk
3 tbs veg oil
1/2 teas vanilla
1/4 c hot brewed coffee
Choice of chocolate to dip pops into
Directions: combine first 6 ingredients in mixing bowl...mix well...add next 4 ingredients and mix until blended smooth...then add the coffee and mix again only until blended.
Fill each cooking reservoir with 1 tbs of batter. Bake 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool and then dip Makes 3-4 dozen
If you do not have buttermilk pour 3/4 teas of lemon juice or vinegar into a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal 1/4 cup. allow to stand for 5 minutes before using.
**** I used the vinegar and milk and the pops were GREAT !!!!! I never have buttermilk on hand and have always used this trick. Works great
Happy Baking !!!!!
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