I’d heard of Cake Pops by Bakerella, and have long drooled over some fabulous cake pops on Pinterest. But, they seemed a little too difficult for me to make myself, which is why I love the idea of the Cake Pops by Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set. It features everything you need (with the exception of the edible ingredients) to make cake pops with your kids. It’s recommended for kids aged 5 and up, so last week, when my kids were off from school, we decided to bake our own cake pops. Then, my daughter was invited to go out with a friend, so it was just my son and me.
First, we baked a basic white cake, and while it was baking, we made our own frosting. After dividing the cake into thirds and letting it cool off, I let my son spread it over the plastic grating to get the crumbs you see in that first photo. He LOVED that part. Then, we added some of the frosting, rolled the mixture into individual balls, and then froze them for a fifteen minutes.
My son wanted to make the cupcake cake pops – in retrospect, we should have started with something easier. Molding the cake pops was very easy – we both worked on it together. But, once I broke out the candy topping (I used Wilton Chocolate Melts), the trouble started. First, I couldn’t melt the chocolate fast enough. Then, I think I kind of burned it. Either way, it didn’t really stick to the cake pops the way it should have – especially as I added the second color.
We’re definitely going to have to try making them again, because even though they weren’t perfect, they were delicious. I’ll start smaller next time – with one color, and I’ll work on my melting technique. It was definitely a fun project with the kids!
You can find the Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set at Toys R Us.
Disclosure: I received the Bakerella Ultimate Cake Pop Set at no cost for review.