I just came across this (to me, at least) new tool for cake pop making: http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=531&products_id=5024
Watch the video below...looks kinda cool! But not exactly cheap. So what do you guys think - worth the money to not have to roll by hand, or just another product you'd probably just use once or twice?
I wish they had a mini one for beads. I think that cake pops are a fad and next year will fade out, because brides are slowly go towards a fancier lacy looking cake and pops are "casual". If you can find something else to do with it to extend its life like maybe fudge balls or truffles and you sell a lot of them then it would be worth it to you. But something about having to fiddle that much with my food is a turnoff. What if your consistency isn't right, do you end up with strips of sticky stuff that looks like tire tracks in a road? I see a frustration factor of 90% here.
Do a google search for cake pop roller and cakecentral and there are lots of threads on this. I have a friend who has one, makes about two dozen a week.
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-713330-0.html Here is one thread.
@Denise. There ARE similar rollers for beads. I suspect that's where the inspiration came from.