Until I received 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pops Maker Recipes cookbook I had no desire to get on the cake pop bandwagon. First because “traditional” cake pops are cake that’s mushed into balls by means of adding massive amounts of frosting. I find the whole texture of them off-putting and the whole mush-with-your-hands process a bit disturbing for this germaphobic baker. Plus the whole sweetness factor is just insane because of all that frosting holding the crumbs together. Then the Babycakes™ Cake Pop Maker (CP-12) came out and I thought OK, now they’re similar to regular cake just shaped into balls and covered in glaze; that I could do. On The Other Hand I don’t have any young children so really, what 50-year old needs cake balls?
Then I received a copy of 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pops Maker Recipes and I have to say, now I really want a Babycakes™ Cake Pop Maker. There numerous savory recipes in the book that will make fabulous appetizers or small snacks which is making me reconsider my whole anti-cake ball stance. In fact, so many of these recipes could be made in mini-muffin pans that I may go ahead and make them without the Babycakes™Maker – the difference would be the baking time. Just 5-7 minute so per batch in the maker, so I’d have to do some experimentation if I use a different baking method because the recipes in this book were developed specifically for the Pop Maker.
Recipes from the book available online:
Babycakes Cake Pops Maker Savory Recipe: Thai Crab Bites with Wasabi Mayo
Spring Decorating Tutorial from 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pops Recipes
What I love about 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pops Maker Recipes is many of the recipes are from scratch. I’ve seen an abundance of books with recipes which are nothing more than packages of processed foods mixed together. This book has a few of the convenience-type recipes; however, I suggest it is every bit as efficient to undertake the scratch recipes. Scratch baking means no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives if you choose quality ingredients. The following are some of the tasty recipes featured in the book: Brownie Pops, Red Velvet Cake Pops, Beignets, Peach Cobbler Balls, Apple Pie Donuts, Lemon Blueberry Ebelskivers, Jalapeno Cheese Pocket Bread, and Buffalo Chicken Balls There’s also a vegan and gluten-free section for those who have specific dietary or nutritional needs.[photomosaic]
Not surprisingly the authors provided guidance and ideas on making use of the machine and also on decorating your handy work. The directions and tips are easy-to-follow and you’re supplied photos for quite a few of the steps in the process. Just about every major holiday is included plus special occasions including birthdays and weddings. You can even find a few recommendations on serving and displaying your baked creations.
About the Authors
The authors, Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, have teamed up for some other great specialty cookbooks including: 175 Best Babycakes Cupcake Maker Recipes: Easy Recipes for Bite-Size Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Mini Pies and More! and Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with Your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill. Kathy also penned Starting a Cake Decorating Business from Home.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Robert Rose; Original edition (January 19, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0778802973 / ISBN-13: 978-0778802976
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