I’m sure many of you have heard of Cake Pops by Bakerella, it is a New York Times best seller famous for amazing cake pops. Now Bakerella is coming into toy stores this month! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the Cake Pops Ultimate Cake Pop Set before it hit the stores as well as a complimentary copy of the Cake Pops book. Flipping through that book was a lot of fun and my kids loved it! They were ready to start right away!
|Told you she was excited!|
The Ultimate Cake Pop Set comes with everything you need to make fun (and delicious!) cake pops. The set comes with simple, step by step instructions, and all the tools you need. You supply the cake, frosting, candy coating, and sprinkles. Simply bake the cake and let it cool and you are all ready to go! The directions say to divide a 9×13 cake into 3 sections to make about 12 cake pops and you can either freeze the remaining cake for another day or make more cake pops. We made about 2/3rds of a cake and then made cupcakes with the rest since it was just for us.
|Step 2- Crumble cake on the cake grater|
The Ultimate Cake Pop Set says it is for ages 5+ but my little 2 year old wanted to help too. They both really enjoyed crumbling the cake up. After that you add icing and stir until mixed thoroughly.
|Don’t leave the icing unattended though!|
Next you divide the mixture into balls and place on the tray provided and freeze for 15 minutes. The balls need to be firm but not frozen. Next you chose the mold you want to use. The kit came with a circle, cone, square, and cup cake mold. We used the circle and the cupcake mold. My son wanted to make the ghosts that he saw in the book also so we pressed those into ghost shapes by hand. Simply place the ball of cake into the mold and press, then return to the tray to the freezer for 15 minutes.
|Pressing the cake balls into the mold|
Melt candy coating in the microwave and take the sticks provided and dip one end in icing and then place a cake ball onto the stick. Dip the cake ball in icing and let it drip. Decorate accordingly. We decided on 3 different designs. We used the cupcake one shown in the book and in the kit. We also made the pumpkin and ghost cake pops from the book.
I used black decorating gel to draw on the faces of the pumpkins and ghosts. We had a lot of fun decorating the cake pops as well as licking our fingers which somehow kept getting icing on them.
We had a lot of fun the day we made these. It was so simple and the directions were just so clear that it made the whole process fun and easy to do. I can’t help but think how great this kit would be for a slumber party! We all know how easily kids get bored so this Ultimate Cake Pop Set would keep them busy for a while and not to mention they are so yummy too!
Buy: The Ultimate Cake Pop Set is available at Toys R Us this month!
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I received a sample for the purpose of review. Opinions are my own or my family’s and are not influenced by any form of compensation.