I have to admit, I love to play with my food. I don’t love to cook, I like to bake, but I love to make things that look cool. For every one of my kids birthdays I spend more time trying to figure out what I want the cake to look like, than I do on any other detail. Because of this obsession, I have wanted to try to make Cake Pops for a long time now, but never knew where to start. Danica and I found a great place to start with the new Bakerella Cake Pops Ultimate Cake Pop Set.
This set had all the tools we needed to try our first Cake Pops adventure. The set includes:
- 1 Cake Pops Crumbler
- 1 Cake Pops Stand
- 1 Cake Pops Tray
- 1 Cake Pops Mixing Bowl
- 1 Cake Pops Dipping Bowl
- 2 Cake Pops Presses
- 4 Cake pops Molds (square, circle, cone, and signature Bakerella cupcake)
- 24 Cake Pops Sticks
Note: Instructional Placemat Cake, frosting, candy coating and sprinkles are not included.
We also received the New York Times bestseller Cake Pops by Bakerella book by Angie Dudley with over 40 ideas for adorable Cake Pops. The book has great pictures and descriptions for how to create your own Cake Pops creations (even if you are a beginner like me).
With the Cake Pops by Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set, aspiring young bakers can create delicious cake pops right at home. To get started, children simply use the cake grater and mixing bowls to crumble any cake. Then mix the cake crumbs with frosting and form it into custom shapes using the various fun and unique molds in the set. The Ultimate Cake Pop Set gives kids the perfect tools to craft delightful cake pops for all to enjoy.
I let Danica choose what she thought we should make and she decided on Owls and Pigs. We used the circle Cake Pop Press to make the round pigs and the square Cake Pop Press to make the Owl body shapes. I personally found it just as easy to make the shapes with my hands, but the presses made it much easier for Danica to get the correct shapes we needed.
The Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop set came with the perfect size bowls for crumbling the cake and melting the candy melts for the coating. I do wish that I had about 3 more of the cake pop stands though since one box of cake mix will make about 48 pops, but the stand will only hold 12 at a time. You can lay them down once the candy coating is cooled though, so it was not a big deal.
Danica and I had a lot of fun making these pops together. It was a great Mommy and Me afternoon activity before she had to start school. The set is recommended for ages 5 and up and while Danica at almost 6 years old was able to crumble the cake, use the press to make shapes, and mix the frosting with the crumbles, the rest was a little above her.
You have to be relatively quick when dipping the Cake Pops and putting on the candy decorations before it hardens. I had trouble myself getting the candy melts I bought to the right consistency and will need to work next time to get them a little smoother. (Note from Emilie: Add a little shortening or oil to your candy melts to get a smoother consistency.)
We will definitely be using this set a lot in the future, but if I am including Danica or her brothers again, I may just use the Cupcake press and let them drop sprinkles on it instead of trying to make something with more detail.
I personally can’t wait to make my next Cake Pops creations myself for their birthdays!
Cake Pops By Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set retails for $19.99 is now available at Toys R Us retail stores and at Toys R Us Online. The book Cake Pops by Bakerella is available at many retail bookstores and online at our affiliate Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this post however all thoughts remain 100% my own.