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Cake Pops and I Are Not Friends!

So I broke down last week and bought a cake pop machine. Honey and I are were faced with it every time we walked into our Bealls Outlet store and we always stop and talk about buying it. Her pleading to purchase it me saying, no I don’t think we would use it. Then I posted one day on Facebook about it and asked who had one. Everyone said get one, they are great, soo…..

cake pop machine

The kids hounded me all weekend about making cake pops. Finally Monday night with the kitchen cleaned and dinner made we had a chance. I followed some instructions I found from a good friend of mine Lynsey at Moscato Mom who has a whole section dedicated to cake pops. I purchased the Pillsbury cake mix like she suggested, I use less water. I made 24 cake pop balls. I cooled them off, I stuck, them and I decorated them and here they are….

Do you see the picture? What you don’t see any picture? Well that would be because I would be embarrassed to show you the picture. I SUCK at making cake pops. My sticks would not stay in even though I dipped them in the chocolate and cooled them. My candy melts seemed to thick. Above everything else this cake pop machine makes TOO BIG cake pops for this mama. My daughter had a great time decorating them, but not such a great time eating them. My husband was not real thrilled with them either.  My son on the other hand loved them, the ones with no candy coating just strictly cake, because after about 10 we stopped decorating.

I wish mined looked as great as the awesome cake pops I see on Pinterest

Source: via Colleen on Pinterest

However I’m not going to count this as a total loss. I would love to try to make Corn Dog Pops another great recipe from Moscato Mom, and the box hinted at donuts. Anyone know a great recipe for glazed donuts?

Tip: After using this particular cake pop machine if you are looking to purchase and make cake pops I recommend the Babycakes which make smaller cake balls over the one I purchased. I think the one I purchased is great for donuts and muffin type pops.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. Betty Baez says:

    Poll I sucked the first few times I bought the cake pop pans and now I’m prett good a it :)

  2. Oh no. I’m so sorry the experience was not great :( Thanks for the advice if I ever decide to make a purchase.

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