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Can anyone give me their opinions on cake pop makers VS traditional cake pops( cake crumbs + icing) ?
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I have a babycakes pop maker, it's so easy to use, and my kids prefer the cake only pops it makes. But I feel embarrassed giving them to people because they're not 'real' cake pops, so I make those with any cake trimmings I have and save them in the freezer for when the need arises. 

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I personally like the ones made of cake crumbs and icing (whether a little or a lot is up to you). I don't see much difference between the cake-only ones made in cake pop makers and donut holes. And what would I do with all the trimmings from my sculpted cakes if I couldn't make cake pops/truffles from them?

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I despise the cake crumbs and icing ones! Pre-chewed cake flavored balls... ICK! I have the pans. 

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I despise the cake crumbs and icing ones! Pre-chewed cake flavored balls... ICK! I have the pans.

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Hahaha! Anna, they're not pre-chewed! Do you think of mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream as pre-chewed potatoes? What I like about the cake crumb ones is their versatility - you can combine them with anything your little heart desires. That said, I don't hate the other kind, either. Life with options is nice, isn't it?

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I have yet to have an actual cake ball (the ones that aren't like mushy cookie dough). I could get behind an actual baked cake ball dipped in frosting.

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post #8 of 71

I have the cake pan that makes the cake balls of pure cake.  And my customers love it! I adjust the recipe like the instructions say and I add a bag of chocolate mini morsels which add to the great texture. and they always come put perfectly round

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While they're not 'pre-chewed', the issue of them being all over someone's hands, even with gloves, grosses me out.
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Thanks for all your help - they're getting there!
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Tried making both kinds.  Those who ate them seem to favor the cake pop maker variety.  I personally prefer it, too, because it's lighter.  The cake+frosting coated with candy melt is way too sweet.

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While they're not 'pre-chewed', the issue of them being all over someone's hands, even with gloves, grosses me out

Oh yeah, there is that, too! How many times have I seen someone working with gloves on, acting like the gloves are there for the sole purpose to protect their own hands? Wiping their face, wiping with a dirty towel, scratching...Then RIGHT BACK in the food. Bleh!

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Tried making both kinds.  Those who ate them seem to favor the cake pop maker variety.  I personally prefer it, too, because it's lighter.  The cake+frosting coated with candy melt is way too sweet.

And the candy coating I had was way to hard, as well. You had to crack them on the corner of the counter, like an egg, to open them, teeth wouldn't do the trick, unless you fancied a trip to the dentist in the near future. And, with this particular ball, once it was opened, I was assaulted with the chemical smell of canned icing. thumbsdown.gif

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post #14 of 71

I like the cake pops that are made with crumbs and icing ! But I would like to get the pans and try those as well !

post #15 of 71

I dislike cake pops period.  I have toyed with the idea of putting a stick in different flavor donut holes and dipping them in chocolate and decorating. That appeals to me more than chummed up cake and mushed icing. Too sweet and the texture is not appealing. 

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