Anyone ever make cake pops?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Anyone ever make cake pops?
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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 2:47pm

I've made them a few times before, and they always turn out well.  I was going to make a batch to take to Lucy's preschool party that was today.  I made up a batch, but then they all fell off the sticks after I'd finished them.  I think it was because I usually dip the stick in melted chocolate before putting the cake pop on.  This time, I used caramel.  I think it might have not been true caramel and more of a caramel dipping sauce.  I don't think it was stickey enough to hold it all together.  :(

I wound up making a grocery store run for 2 dozen cupcakes late last night.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:13pm

I've never made cake pops, but I've had a cake pop and it was dry and disappointing.  :(  Sorry that yours didn't turn out at such a crucial time.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 11:02am
Really? They were dry? I wonder how they were made. For ours, we just bake a box cake mix according to the directions, then mix it with 1/2 to 3/4 of a can of frosting to make it like a doughy consistency. You shape them into balls, then you can dip them in a chocolate coating.
Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 11-09-2012 - 4:57pm

Hm.  I think this was made in one of those cake pop makers; and if it was a boxed mix, it wasn't a very good one.  Yours sound like they would be tasty.  I'm a sucker for frosting.  :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:33pm
Oh, yes. My mom has one of those cake pop makers, and that thing is kind of weird. She brought it over one day, and the cake was pretty dry. It was really hit or miss, too. Like, some batches overcooked the cake, while another batch turned out fine (and nothing was different as far as batter or cook times).