scp1127 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 5:31pm
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They are 1/3 to their goal of 250 rollers sold. Anyone who is still undecided, I think there are three weeks left to pre-order. Hopefully, she gets enough sales to finance production.

http://heavenlycakepops.com/?page_id=386

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Loucinda Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 7:14pm
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I hope she makes the goal! It is a pretty cool set up, I know I am game!

yodasmom Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 7:36pm
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It looks awesome! I just put my order in!

Annabakescakes Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:54am
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I am so tempted...I don't even have my location done right now, though. We just got the drywall up, it isn't taped yet. I am afraid that we will run out of money before we get it all done, with all the unexpected expenses!

scp1127 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 1:59am
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Anna, just make a commitment to push these things and hopefully it will make you a paycheck. You could email her with your dilema and maybe she can help on the deadline.

Annabakescakes Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 12:08pm
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I'm pretty sure I have a few other things laying around here that I had to have, and never use. My husband has had the patience of Job with all my caken stuff and putting the bakery in. He tells me to get the Agbay and a fondant sheeter and a bigger mixer, and another Kitchen Aid. The sheeter is not in the works right now, but I got or am getting, the other stuff. I am afraid I will order one thing too many and he is going to get to the point where he loses his patience!

WykdGud Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 3:04pm
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I ordered one. icon_smile.gif

TheCakerator Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 6:24pm
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Looks like a very cool tool ... and I understand the cost that probably went into making this, but my DH would kill me dead if I spent $200.00 on something that simply rolls cake balls quicker ... icon_cry.gif

costumeczar Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 11:06pm
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Someone was talking about these on another site, and it looks suspiciously similar (i.e. exactly the same) as a marzipan ball roller and a bead roller. Just an FYI, you might be able to get something similar somewhere else. http://www.polymerclayweb.com/beadrollers.asp

scp1127 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 11:54pm

costumeczar, it does work the same as the marzipan roller. The cake pop roller is 1.5" and the marzipan roller is .75". The marzipan roller is priced comparable to the post-production cake pop roller (about $330.00).

costumeczar Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 12:03am
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Originally Posted by scp1127

costumeczar, it does work the same as the marzipan roller. The cake pop roller is 1.5" and the marzipan roller is .75". The marzipan roller is priced comparable to the post-production cake pop roller (about $330.00).




They looked exactly the same, I figured they work the same way. You can make your own, apparently, if you're handy like that icon_smile.gif

paolacaracas Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 12:19am

I got one, I hope they make it to 250

cs_confections Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 9:40pm

Want your husband to agree to buying it? Have him make the cake balls while you work on a cake. It's been over a year we last made cake balls because they were so time consuming (made a BUNCH for a family party). Everyone loved them and want them again, but he always says no way!

I showed him the video (hopeful, but not expecting an okay) and he asked a few questions and then said to go ahead and order it! I'm a hobby baker but make cakes for most of our family birthdays and we make big treat baskets for everyone at Christmas, make goodies for our moms, aunts and grandmothers for Mother's Day, etc., so it will be a big help. If this is the year for TX Cottage Food Law, maybe we'll be using it to make them for sale by the end of the year...

nancyg Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 10:13pm

I ordered 2. A friend of mine and I both want one. Yes, I saw the marzipan roller also.. $130.00 More and they are 1/2 the size...so it would not work for a cake ball. And almost 75% more cpst. I hope she makes her quota. I sure want mine.

Since cake balls take so little product. One good size order for wedding favors would give you your money back.

And with the roller I will be able to do big orders. So, you will really make profit. So, little product and now SO LITTLE TIME WITH THE ROLLER.

If you havent ordered one...think about it at this price.

conchita Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 10:15pm

I am sure someone out there will come up with something like this for cheaper, this is worth it if you do make tons of cake pops. thanks for the info.

Melvira Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 10:43pm

I have to say I was impressed after watching the little video, seriously thinking about it...

Relznik Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 11:39pm

I've never made a cake pop in my life. Don't really have any plans to do them on any sort of scale, either.

But I LOVE that! LOL!!!

kimmyboo925 Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 11:57pm

never made a cake pop in my life.. Ordered it though... I have some plans!!!

baileysdaddy Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 1:27am

Okay, this looks cool, I'll give you that. But is it just me or is the time consuming part really the dipping, not the cake ball rolling? It takes me FOREVER to dip them (which is why I now refuse to make them). Granted, I'm a perfectionist and they have to be perfectly smooth, but honestly, it takes like an hour to dip a couple dozen. If they can come up with a faster way to dip them, I'm in!

leah_s Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 1:45am

Placed my order.

carmijok Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 4:44am

I absolutely hate the dipping...however cake pops have that stick that would be much easier to deal with I think.
The bakery I worked for had a girl who dipped all the cakeballs and she did a phenomenal job. She could do a dozen in less than 5 minutes...and they were perfect. If we'd had this device, we could have cranked out tons of them. Wish I could afford it just to have it!

TheCakerator Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 1:14pm

Oh I agree it is a nice product and would make cake balls/pops much quicker and faster, but as a hobby cake baker who doesn't even really promote the cake balls it just isn't in the budget ... plus I would REALLY have to increase the price of the cake pops to start making a profit again after this purchase ..

ritterwoman Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 2:14pm

I have seen"cake bites" ON QVC and it got me thinking about using candy molds for the cake pops. I made cake balls recently and it did not take as long as it did the first time I made them, however, I thought if you make them in candy molds. (make the cake ball dough, let it chil, then paint candy molds with the chocolate and press the cake dough in it, the top with the chocolate) it makes it look nicer. I am making easter egg ones for Easter, the for every day ones I have a special candy mold I am going to use. thumbs_up.gif

leah_s Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 4:10pm

I've tried doing them in the candy mold and I think it's harder.

leah_s Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 4:11pm

But I do tend to work in large volumes.

thin4life Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 7:04pm
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Originally Posted by ritterwoman

I have seen"cake bites" ON QVC and it got me thinking about using candy molds for the cake pops. I made cake balls recently and it did not take as long as it did the first time I made them, however, I thought if you make them in candy molds. (make the cake ball dough, let it chil, then paint candy molds with the chocolate and press the cake dough in it, the top with the chocolate) it makes it look nicer. I am making easter egg ones for Easter, the for every day ones I have a special candy mold I am going to use. thumbs_up.gif




Let us know how they turn out!

BTW, I went to QVC to check out these Cake Bites and I looked up the nutritional ingredients and was shocked to see that they were coated with a coating and not REAL chocolate. These are way to expensive and they are marketing them as covered in chocolate. If it is not real chocolate it should not be marketed as chocolate, should it?

imagenthatnj Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 7:27pm

So those Cake Bites are these:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.M24665.desc.The-Sweet-Tooth-Fairy-Love-at-First-Bite-36pcCakebites?&cookie=set

That is the same as these?

http://www.thesweettoothfairy.com/Gallery.aspx

I see that they're dipped.

thin4life Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 7:39pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

So those Cake Bites are these:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.M24665.desc.The-Sweet-Tooth-Fairy-Love-at-First-Bite-36pcCakebites?&cookie=set

That is the same as these?

http://www.thesweettoothfairy.com/Gallery.aspx

I see that they're dipped.




Yes, they are the same.

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 8:32pm

I wish it made the balls a bit smaller. 1.5" is about the size of my finished, coated ball. Someone should develop a device with interchangeable grids to make different sized balls. THAT would be something I'd buy!! Still, I hope she reaches her minimum. I know there are several people on here who will be disappointed if she doesn't!

Maria46 Posted 26 Mar 2011 , 10:15pm

The link doesn't work and when I try to go to just heavenlycakepops.com, I get a screen that says it can't find the address. Does anyone know what happened to this site?

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