After trying out the chocolate pen last week, we’ve been making cake pops this week. We have had an attempt at making cake pops before but not by using a mould when baking the cakes so this would be a different experience. The Real Baking cake pops kit contains moulds to make four cake pops at a time, a tray for making four doughnuts, two cones for chocolate moulding, sticks and instructions.
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As the mould only makes four cake pops at a time, we decided to make a batch of cake mixture up and then use the remaining on cup cakes so we didn’t waste any, as after filling the four cake pop and the doughnut moulds we still had plenty left. I decided it would be a waste of electricity if we continued to bake in batches of four to use the whole mixture up. It would perhaps be better to provide a bigger tray within the kit, as the idea of the kit is a great idea for kids.
The idea is to fill the mould with your mixture and then the lid is placed on top which encourage the cake mixture to form a perfect ball when baking. The idea is a good one and works really well. We did use the doughnut mould as well but there wasn’t a lot within the instructions on how to use this and we’re not really sure if our doughnuts turned out right or not. They tasted good but they didn’t look amazing.
Once the cakes have baked and cooled, it’s time to melt the chocolate. We were using the Divine cooking chocolate we were sent in the package, however any chocolate or butter icing will work to decorate any way you would like to. Some melted chocolate is a good idea to be able to secure the cake pop to the stick though.
Also included in the set are two silicone cone moulds. These are designed to have melted chocolate added to the insides of the mould, allow it to set and then your cake pop will have a cone to look a little bit like an ice cream. I attempted this on three occasions and no matter how much chocolate I added, my cones fell apart every time trying to remove them from the mould after taking them out of the freezer. We gave up on this idea and enjoyed our cake pops instead.
The contents of the kit are all reusable which is a great plus for the kit, but I would like to see a larger mould as discussed. It is however a great idea presented in a child friendly way to get kids into the kitchen baking. The Real Baking cake pops kit retails for approx £9.99.
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