I've been attracted to cake pop makers for a long time. But I keep resisting the urge to buy one. When I went home to visit my parents earlier this month, I bought one for my niece's Christmas present. I still resisted getting one for myself. "They're just a gadget and this fad will pass." "Sweets aren't good for me." "It's kind of silly to have a machine that makes little balls of cake."
But then yesterday I thought to myself that I could make gluten free cake pops for my Christmas Eve guests. Wouldn't my gluten intolerant guests enjoy having a sweet treat like everyone else? It is my duty as a hostess to buy a cake pop maker and make cake pops!
So last night around 8:30 I went to Kohl's and caught a great sale. (The Babycakes Cake Pop Maker was on sale for $14.99 and I had a coupon.) I got the cake pop maker, the cookbook and a cake mix. Oh, and some clothes for Emma... Then I ran to Michael's to get wrapping supplies so I could make cake pops for a hostess gift for a party we have this weekend. By 11:00 or so, Steve, Emma and I were trying our first cake pops. Delicious!
There is another kind of cake pop out there that is made by mixing cake crumbs and frosting together then forming the mixture into a ball. I have had that kind once before and it was a texture violation for me. But I really like the cake pops made by this machine. One very helpful resource for me was this article from Love from the Oven. The lovely gift tag is a free printable from Sass & Peril.