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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 6:22am

Have you ever eaten or made cake pops?
  

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 6:30am

We love cake pops.   But they are such a PITA to make that it doesn't happen very often.   DD's softball "big sister" got hurt recently and DD wanted to include cake pops in her get-well package.    So we made some last weekend.   I rememebered then why we don't make them very often.   They are really hard. 

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 7:16am

No I havent

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 7:35am

Philip's mom got the boys a cake pop kit for Christmas, and I have made them once. The baking part isn't so bad, it'sthe decorationg that isa PITA!!!  They taste pretty good though!

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 7:59am
No, I haven't ever made them nor have I eaten them. Unless you count eating them without a stick. I made some in the shape of footballs once for Super Bowl party at Mary's. I used white tube of icing to make the laces. They were pretty cute. So, is it crumbled cake w/icing mixed in, Tracy?

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 8:19am

no and no.

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 8:42am

tracywithtwo wrote:
<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:medium"><strong>Have you ever eaten or made cake pops?</strong><br /></span><span style="font-size:medium"><a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;frm=1&amp;source=images&amp;cd=&amp;cad=rja&amp;docid=uj1XlLnRm1bOLM&amp;tbnid=HvykgPPBH-lXVM:&amp;ved=0CAUQjRw&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fcakecentral.com%2Fa%2Fcake-pop-problems-tutorial&amp;ei=lr6QUdXFFO2GyQHUk4DgDg&amp;bvm=bv.46340616,d.aWc&amp;psig=AFQjCNFiTznmW-SVoU_STwEpAVDeimKvjw&amp;ust=1368526819925775" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://media.cakecentral.com/files/2012/07/cake_pops.jpg" width="391" height="308" /></a>  </span></p>

Eaten them? Yes, several times. I have had a couple students give me one, and I think at church coffee hour.

Made them? Heck no

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 8:47am

Yes, Daisy, that's the method I prefer.   I do have a cake pop maker my mom gave my DD, but they are better with the icing mixed in.   You bake a sheet cake, crumble it up, mix in a half a thing of icing and roll it into balls.   You can mold that into any shape.   We then melt candy melts (which I have only found in stores like Michaels) and try to get the candy evently rolled onto the pops.   Then you have to mount the stick (who will be the first to comment on that!?) with the candy stuff.   Then you get one of those styrofoam blocks to push the sticks into, evenly distributed, so they can dry.   Time consuming and a pain.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 9:02am

Oh, I've never heard of them madelike that Tracy! 

We have this kit(or one similar)

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 10:06am

looks like a real PITA to me!  Wouldn't eating a piece of cake be a whole lot easier?  lol

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Mon, 05-13-2013 - 11:05am

I did some purusing around the Internet.   The icing mixed in the prepared cake is the traditional way to make them.   Looks like the makers came along after they started getting popular.  I do think they taste better with the icing in there.  This is identical to the ones I made last weekend.   DD wanted triple chocolate, which was good for me since that's far from my favorite flavor so it was easy for me to pass on them.

http://www.sweetaprils.com/2011/07/cake-pops-right-way.html

When they say "THAT'S IT,"  I am thinking more like "I have to do all of that??"   They are good though.

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