i just received my bake pop pans yesterday (infomercial product). I found that being that the cake is just cake and has no frosting mixed in, the sticks wouldn't hold on to the cake (the cake is too light), even by dipping them in candy melt beforehand. Any suggestions before I return this thing?
Don't return it yet. I use the BabyCakes Cake Pop Maker and the cake is just cake, like yours is.
Here's what I do. After I make the cake balls, I chill them, & then I remove them from the fridge and I dip the end of the stick into melted chocolate and insert it into the cake ball.
Then I return the cake balls to the fridge -- this firms up the melted chocolate on the end of the stick. It kinda acts like chocolate glue.
After about 10 minutes, I take out the cake balls and dip in the chocolate or whatever melts you have going. I've had no problems at all by doing this. I hope it helps you, too!