I love to bake and get creative with cakes, cupcakes and just about any dessert I can get my hands on. One thing I’ve never tried making is cake pops. It always seemed a little messy and time consuming- having to crumble the cake, mix frosting into the crumbs, then get your hands all gunked up rolling them into balls or forming them into various shapes. It seemed like way too much work to me. However, I think I have found the perfect solution to this problem. I had the opportunity to try the Cake Pops by Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set from Toys R Us.
I also checked out the best-selling book “Cake Pops by Bakerella.” It had some really fun recipes and ideas.
Now technically the set is a toy for kids ages 5+, but I thought it was really fun and made making the cake pops super easy. Since my son Alex likes to cook and bake with me, I thought playing around with this set would be a great way to spend quality time together. The set comes with all the tools you need to begin. I just needed to provide cake, frosting, candy coating, and decorations. I had some cake in the freezer leftover from another occasion so we used that. Alex had fun grating the cake into the bowl.
The grater fits right onto the bowl, so minimal mess. We added some frosting and mixed until combined.
Next, we rolled out balls large enough to fit into the molds with some excess. This was really the messiest part and it wasn’t too bad.
We popped the balls in the freezer to harden up a bit. After they were firm we took them out and started to mold them. This was so easy!! The set comes with four mold shapes- sphere, cone, cube, and cupcake. Just stick a ball in the mold of your choice and press down hard. The shape pops out easily and the excess cake mixture can be set aside to remold. We decided to make some spheres, cupcake shapes, and cubes (Alex decided he wanted to try to make the super cool robots that were featured on the box and in the book). We set the shapes on a cookie sheet and put those in the freezer. I wanted them to be really hard for dipping in the candy coating, so we left them in the freezer overnight. Once they were hard, we stuck a stick into each one.
Finally, comes the fun part: decorating! I melted chocolate, and yellow and blue candy coating.
Alex had a lot of fun dipping and decorating his robots! We used all kinds of different candies and sprinkles to make our creations.
Alex’s favorite part was licking his fingers and eating some of the leftover candy!
They turned out really cute and were super yummy too! Can’t wait to try these again in a couple months for my boys’ birthday party! We’ll be trying some Lego shapes! The Cake Pops by Bakerella line is for ages 5 and up and will be available only at Toys R Us.
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Contributing Writer at Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves
Kristy is a wife and mom to three kids ages six, two, and one. She enjoys cooking, baking, being outdoors, and spending time with her kids and husband. She is an Accountant currently staying home with her three kids and lives in Minnesota.
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