My daughter was given a cake pop making machine for Christmas, so her and I had our first go with it today.
100g caster sugar
100g white flour
Half teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
Whatever you like really, we used some melted chocolate on some, some chocolate buttercream on others, some various sprinkles and some Cheerios!
Well, the cake recipe said to do the whole creaming the butter with the sugar etc etc method, but we just went for the throw-everything-in-a-bowl-and-use-an-electric-mixer method.
Heat your cake pop maker for 5 minutes, then put a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the cake pop wells (our cake pop maker makes 12 cake pops, and that cake mixture is enough for 24).
Cook them for 5 minutes. Remove them, put sticks in them, cool them. Then decorate them as desired.
The decorating turned out to be quite tricky because the sticks twist inside the cake pops while you’re trying to dip them in melted chocolate, or cover them with buttercream, and also, if you’re not careful, the stick can end up going all the way through. I’m thinking maybe next time we’ll try dipping the sticks in melted chocolate before pushing them into the cake pops to see if that sticks them in there better.
Anyway, here are some pictures of the process…