Playing with my new cake pop maker was so much fun! I didn't really make any other crafts this afternoon, because I literally could not find my hot glue gun until 5 mins ago. I finally found it in a bag of Valentine's Day crafts. Oh well, at least I found it.
If you want to try and make cake pops and do not have a cake pop maker, there is a basic how-to recipe on E-how.com.
An important step when making cake pops is to add a little bit of melted chocolate to end of the stick when inserting it, and then allowing it to harden before dipping the pop. The hardened chocolate helps keep the stick in place.
These are some of the supplies I used to make my Easter pops. Red hots, sprinkles, various gels, cookie icing, Laffy Taffy in yellow and pink, gum paste and colored Wilton candy melts.
My bunny's face is still pretty basic because I still need to invest in edible markers. I used a red hot for the nose and gel for the eyes and mouth.
To make the chick pop I used Laffy Taffy for the wings and cookie icing for the beak. Place the taffy in the microwave for 5 seconds to soften it enough to make it easy to work with.
DO NOT go longet than 5 seconds. I went 10 seconds with my pink taffy and they all melted together. I had to spread it out and let it cool before I could work with it. I also had a really hard time removing it from the board I was working on.
Here is a version of a pink bunny. I used the pink Laffy Taffy for the ears. When I made one bunny with longer ears they kept falling down, so you might need to keep them on the shorter side. Personally even though this is meant to be a bunny, I kind of think it looks like Piglet.. LOL!
I also make a few pops using two colors of chocolate and sprinkles. I thought they kind of looked like Easter Eggs even though they are more round than egg shaped.
I had a little bit of chocolate left when I was finished making my pops so I decided to make one more kind of pop. Friday I made browies in my mini muffin tins. I was going to make pops out of them but they were too moist and soft. Now that 2 days have passed there some that were strong enough to hold up with warm chocolate. I dipped it in the leftover chocolate, added some sprinkles and a red M& M to look like a cherry. Yum!
One cake mix makes A LOT of cake balls with the BabyCakes Cake Pop Maker. I made 18 today, and still have about 60 left. I am going to try and freeze them to use at another time. There is no way we can eat that many cake pops in a few days, no matter how good they taste.