Any tips would be greatly appreciated
Edited by SugarMama5 - 1/17/13 at 1:56pm
second attempt... fail... this one I did red velvet and icing... still not holding it's shape when it rolls. Really not happy...
Anyone else have the easy roller? Is anyone having success? If yes, what's your cake to icing ratio/consistency?
So freaking glad I didn't pay full price for it. Sigh.
I just got one as well. My first "roll" was so-so. I threw it back in the bowl and tried again. Much better luck the second time. I was using cake/little bit of frosting, not Oreo truffles. Now, I was only able to roll two logs at a time, as I kept rolling too far and having lumps fall out when I tried to do 3! 14 is still better than 1!
I know a lot of people don't like it, but there is a lady in my town that runs a quite busy legal business, and swears by it. I had to leave town for a week right after receiving mine, so I am anxious to give it another go.
I was about to buy one! I was really excited especially after seeing the reviews on that thing, but something came up and I didn't end up buying one :(
Try posting your problem on their Facebook Page maybe they can help you out tips and whatsnot!
I haven"t done cake pops before but would LOVE to try them out.
Good luck and keep us posted :)
Everyone once was excited when they came out long ago. Then people started having problems. They talked about it in these threads. Some people got solutions, I think.
It's definitely a consistency thing. I ordered one when they first came out and couldn't get it to roll my cake pops when I was using my normal cake + frosting mixture. I emailed the woman who invented it and she told me to try using a cake from a mix (I bake from scratch) and to put the cooked, cooled cake in a food processor until it's the consistency of play-doh. I did that and I was able to get the roller to work properly BUT I hated the consistency of the cake balls so I came to the conclusion that the roller will not work for me. :(
$100? day-um. I bought in early at the low low price of way more than that. And I have never gotten the thing to work properly. She did say to use a box mix, no frosting. I bake from scratch, so that was no solution for me. Sometimes I portion scoop out the amounts, do a quick mash together, and then use the gadget to roll them into balls. But even that doesn't always work. Cute idea, but big waste of $.
I saw this gadget at ICES Charlotte NC and met the inventors. She said she doesn't add any icing at all to the cake. She also was demonstrating with a ball of cake "dough" that appeared to be rolled over and over. It was very impressive and I think that the rerolling/kneading of the same dough is the key to get the consistency needed.