WITH cake pops being this year’s hottest addition to the cupcake family, I was keen to test out this chic cake pop maker.
I wasn’t quite sure what ‘cake pops’ were before the machine arrived, but now I am au fait with all things cake and pop.
The maker can bake up to 12 cake pops at a time and, if you choose to use one of the recipes from the manual, up to 72 can be made at each mixing.
When first using the maker heat up the machine by plugging in and closing the lid. This takes around five minutes and once it is up to optimum temperature the green light will go out, just leaving the red glowing. Spoon in the cake batter into the centre of each of the lower moulds, shut down the lid and cook for around 10 to 12 minutes.
The very first batch you make are best thrown away and be careful, because the machine does get very hot.
There are recipes in the back of the instruction manual but I used my own tried and trusted batter mix: four, four, four.
The maker comes with 12 sticks which, when the pop cakes are cooked, can be used to keep them upright while decorating.
I melted some chocolate, dipped the cake pops into it before dipping them into sprinkles and voilà!
Chief taster, my partner John, was quite impressed with the result, and I am very impressed because it means I can make some sweet treats without having to have the oven on.
The Baking Boutique Electric Cake Pop Maker is available, priced £18.50, online from www.qvcuk.com or by calling 0800 50 40 30.