So…what’s a BakePop? It’s a Cake Pop Baking pan!
I am sure you’ve all heard about the newest sensation in the baking world, cake pops.
If you haven’t, then clearly, you’ve been living under a rock. With no television. Or internet. Or human contact.
We’re talking a Cake Pop baking pan, people!
My daughter and I were feeling lazy and decided to use the Bake Pop pan to create Bake Pops but were weren’t going to decorate them; we just used them as an alternative to cupcakes. We used a a milk chocolate cake boxed mix and added an extra egg, substituted milk for the water that the recipe called for (1/2 of it) and added a small package of chocolate pudding…these are all tips that are included on the instructions that come with the Bake Pops for creating a denser, easier to decorate Bake Pop!
Using the Bake Pop cake pop baking pan is pretty easy. You simply pour the prepared batter over the bottom cavity (once you’ve sprayed it with a flour baking spray like Pam or Crisco) and spread it evenly using a spatula (or a pie cutter like I used). Now, according to Bake Pops, it’s okay for there to be an overage. I opted to scoop up the overage and put it back into my mixing bowl and used it for a second batch. No sense in wasting it!
You bake the Bake Pops 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees and when they come out, you might find something like this!
I was certain that the Bake Pops would be ruined by looking at all of the batter that came out of the top of the Bake Pop Cake Pop Baking pan…but the tops popped off pretty easily and you know what? They were pretty good! I ate one as a test…and it tasted like a little cookie! We set them aside for snacking!
Once you remove the top layer of the Bake Pop cake pop baking pan, you will find that the batter made nice little balls, but there is a bit of a mess around them on the pan. Don’t worry about that, they are just fine! And since the Bake Pops pan is dishwasher safe, you can just throw it in the dishwasher when you’re done with it!
You just pop the little Bake Pop out of the cavity , making sure to remove the ring around the edges.
While I think that Bake Pops are a great little time saver, I think I will still make CakePops by hand when I am making them for a big event – like my sister’s Bridal Shower in February – because I am too anal to serve a cake pop with a ring around the entire treat…but for desserts at home and family functions, this Bake Pop pan is going to save me a ton of time!
* I received a Bake Pop pan to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. You can see Bake Pops Reviews and see decorated Bake Pops on their website.