Traditional Cake Pops Vs Cake Pop Makers And Cake Pop Pans

Baking By pastryqueen9 Updated 5 Jan 2013 , 10:04pm by lorraine41

pastryqueen9 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 12:14am
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Hello CCers!

I have been contemplating purchasing a Babycakes cake pop maker and was wondering who out there has used any of the cake pop makers or pans and how the cake pops from these machines compare to the traditional cake pops. I have seen some youtube videos but need some insight from my fellow ccers. Can't wait to her your opinions.

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Olivia02 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 12:37am
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I have the babycakes and LOVE IT! So easy and they are baked real quick. I have also done them the reg. way and to me personnaly they are way to sweet and I am a big sweets person (lol). I ordered the cake pop pans from tv but never received them but did see them at bed bath & beyond but I think Im gonna stay with my babycakes.
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Lovelyladylibra Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 12:40am
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I have the cake pop pan but I love the traditional cake pops. they're just so good. I used my cake pop pan twice for cake pops and now it sits at the bottom of my baking pan cabinet. I do plan on using it for a polka dot cake however

globalgatherings Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 1:28am
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We own 2 BabyCakes cake pop makers and we love them. The cake recipe that comes with these are delicious. They bake quick and are very easy to use.

The taste is like eating a real peice of cake. We don't care for the oher kind of cake pops that have icing in them, the texture is mushy in your mouth.

I'm sure it's all personal preference, but once we used the BabyCakes maker we would not go back to any other recipes.

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tiggy2 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:23am
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I agree with globalgatherings, the pops from the babycakes maker are my favorite.

cambo Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:33am
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So glad you posted this, as I've wondered about the Babycakes maker for while! I have tried traditional pops and don't like the texture (reminds me of eating cake that's already been chewed)! I recently got to try Babycakes pops and LOVE them! Just a bite-size piece of cake! I prefer them, and now wont hesitate to purchase the Babycakes machine! Thanks for posting!

FromScratchSF Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 2:38am
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I actually did an extensive review several months ago, this thread has everything you'd ever what to know about the Babycakes Pop maker... I was even thanked by the manufacturer icon_biggrin.gif

Have fun!


cownsj Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 3:12am
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Has anyone put these pops on sticks? How well do they hold up? That's where my curiosity has been.

Evoir Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 3:13am
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Still can't buy one here in Oz icon_sad.gif

I wish the supplier would think about that too!!

tiggy2 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 1:52pm
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I put them on sticks with no problems. Dip stick in chocolate then into cake ball and let set up in freezer for 15 minutes or so before dipping. After dipping gently tap stick on your hand so excess can drip off. Tapping on anything else may cause the ball to fall off the stick.

cownsj Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

I put them on sticks with no problems. Dip stick in chocolate then into cake ball and let set up in freezer for 15 minutes or so before dipping. After dipping gently tap stick on your hand so excess can drip off. Tapping on anything else may cause the ball to fall off the stick.

Thank you so much. After reading all this, I'm willing to give them a try..... (I hope I don't fall in love.... lol)

pastryqueen9 Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 6:23pm
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Thank you all so much for your feedback! I am going to buy my babycakes this week...I think I might buy 2...LOL!

I am going to do a taste test with my co-workers and to see which they prefer the traditional cakepops or the baby cakes. I'll post pictures and taste test results. I'm so EXCITED!!!

sillywabbitz Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 6:31pm
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I love my Baby Cakes pop maker and part of my motivation for buying it was the thread ScratchSF did. I found they are just a bit dry for me so I use brownie mix instead of regular cake mix. I like the maker but man it takes me so long to dip and decorate...I feel cake pop challenged.

TheSweetTreat Posted 16 Feb 2012 , 1:55pm
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PastryQueen, any updates? Did you do a taste test w/ your co-workers? How'd it go?

pastryqueen9 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by TheSweetTreat

PastryQueen, any updates? Did you do a taste test w/ your co-workers? How'd it go?

I have not had a chance to do the taste test as yet. I HATE my Babycakes icon_cry.gificon_mad.gif The cakeballs never come out right icon_sad.gif They never form on the top, they end up looking like mis-shaped pyramids on the top. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but it's driving me CRAZY!!! I was so excited when I finally got the machine and then every cake recipe I've tried in there comes out AWFUL!!! If anyone has any suggestions I would sooooooooooo appreciate it. icon_sad.gificon_cry.gificon_mad.gifthumbsdown.gif

sillywabbitz Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 1:50am
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You get cones if you don't fill the wells with enough batter. I use a cookie scoop and it works well

pastryqueen9 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 2:11am
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Ahhhhhh ok! And I thought I was overfilling the wells . Ok I'm going to try again this weekend. Thanks sillywabbits

ziggypopple Posted 5 Dec 2012 , 10:43am
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I saw them for sale, here in Oz today, at Target and K-mart, $12.00. 

PollyBea Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 10:16pm
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I don't have a Baby Cakes but on friday I bought a Swan PopCake maker. I haven't used it yet, I'm just waiting til I've read what others say about any kind of maker, I suppose they're all about the same, (Swan is a good make and have been on the go since 1931 and still going strong). Oh well, wish me luck. I'm new here so any help or advice will be very welcome.

Paperfishies Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 8:28pm
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AI don't like it...I prefer traditional cake pops.

kazita Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 8:49pm
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AI know this is an old post but I see people are posting on it. I bought and used the babycakes cakepop maker I don't like it I have made cakepops the traditional way they are way better. I do recommend the wilton melting pot to make it easier to make the cakepops

kazita Posted 10 Dec 2012 , 9:04pm
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A Video using the wilton melting pot to make cakepops

sfandm Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 1:38pm
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AI bought two knockoffs at my local Alco, for $15 each and got a 1 year warrantee for $7 more, they are made by Treat Time. I make the mushed cake version, but thought I would also try these.

Norasmom Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 1:42pm
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I like making the traditional cake pops, only because sometimes my scratch cakes don't turn out right but they are great for cake pops!

mayra88garcia Posted 30 Dec 2012 , 9:07pm
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I have always made cake pops the "traditional way" but my mother bought the the bake pop pans and i never figured how to use it. I hate it so much. I love using it wen i form the cake pops and I put them in the freezer. it helps keep its shape. I got the babycakes maker for my bday and to be honest.. I don't like it either. The cake balls are formed nicely but the taste of the cake itself doesn't taste good. I have tried many recipes and I do not like one. I have a 4 year old niece and she hates the way they taste on the babycakes maker as well. I will just say that I will stick to the traditional way.

lorraine41 Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 10:04pm
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Just got the cake pop pan on sale for $8 at bed and bath.  Tried it out today, and it worked great. I got perfectly shaped balls. I did have to cut off, what I call the Saturn rim, but other than that, it was easy.  I did follow directions carefully to adjust the cake mix and used Pam for baking. When I went to place a stick in it,  It stayed on just fine. I dipped them in the chocolate and they came out great.   

I got the pans, because I've recently had request for cake balls and when I tried the original way, they came out a bit lumpy.  And for my taste, I prefer eating cake, then having it taste too sweet with the frosting in the ball.  They also wanted me to make their cake balls with the same recipe I used in their previous cake.


I am incredibly happy with this success. It's like being able to frost a cake smooth for the first time.  I'll let you know when I meet that goal!icon_biggrin.gif

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