My apologizes for the lack of posts lately! The past few weeks have been busy with holiday gatherings and ringing in the New Year. I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season!
This Christmas I received many baking and kitchen related gifts. But one of my favorites was from my adorable niece, Emma. She gave me this Bake Pop maker along with Bakerella’s Cake Pops book.
|Cake Pops Book|
|Baked with love and butter|
|love to be in the kitchen|
For my first attempt at these, I used some box mix and prepared it using the suggestions from Bake Pop. They recommend using milk instead of water and halfing the amount. Also, they suggest adding an extra egg to the mix.
Once the batter is prepared, pour it into the bottom greased pan.
|I think I may have over greased!|
Cover with the greased top pan and seal shut with the provided clips. Bake according to the directions.
I overfilled my pan a bit and some cake poked out the top.
I just took a toothpick and scraped away the excess. (And of course I ate the extra. Afterall like Tom Haverford and Donna say, you've got to treat yo self!)
Allow the cake to cool and then remove the top pan.
Here they are out of the pan:
Do you like that cute plate? Grace gave it to me as part of my Christmas gift.
The Bake Pop came with sticks to make them into cake pops, but I didn’t have any Styrofoam or a stand to stick them in while they were drying. So for my first attempt at these, I just made them into regular cake bites.
|Looking at this photo I realize my dipping skills need some work.|
The Verdict: These were very easy to make and really cute. The taste of the cake could use some work. It was a little spongy and just tasted off. Next time I make these; I will just make them as directed on the cake mix box and see how that goes. The extra egg definitely changed the taste.
Things to Note/Consider: The Bake Pop pan makes 18 cake bites. You can get at least 25 cake bites from one box of mix. Also, be sure to watch your bake time. The bottom half of the cake cooks a bit faster than the top and they can burn quickly.
I was really surprised at how large the cake bites were. I guess I’m just so used to the smaller truffles I’ve been making.
Just today I pinned this watermelon cake pop idea. I can’t wait until summer to try it out!