Easter cake pops. Daisy cake pops. Pancake bites. Champagne Cake Pops. Oh my gosh! No end to the creations you can make with this cookbook, published by Robert Rose. There is even a gluten free and vegan section in the cake pops book. Hear that my gluten-free fans? No secret here that I love my Babycakes machine. It is amazing. So when I was offered one of these 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pop recipe books to review and give away, well I knew we’d be baking some fun cake pops again. So this is my Thursday feature turned review and giveaway post. This book is fabulous. At first when I bought my Babycakes with my points at Sears well I thought that I might make them a few times on my own and just decorate haphazard. But this book by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss has 175 different gorgeous recipes such as Red Velvet cake pops, Daisy Days and even ones that look like people.
Now, to be quite honest with you I often jump in without reading fully directions and I almost messed this batch up. But when I sat down and took time to really eyeball the book, I realized my errors. (Of course I made these with my kids because we like to cook and bake and hang in the kitchen.) Read: My kids like to crack eggs and lick the bowl and stir stuff.
So here I will save you the drama I had. Number one important tip from this book. Freeze the cake bits lightly before you put the lollipop sticks in them and before you decorate. But not too long that you can`t put the little sticks in. Timing is everything. And let them cool in fridge. And also – despite what you might think microwaving those little candy wafers for icing, doesn`t work unless they are contained. They can burn. And there is little else I have found that will glaze these little suckers. So the yummy
So here is our version of the Daisy Days decoration.
We had to use pink icing wafers because we didn`t have yellow. You know what? They were still just as yummy. I can`t wait to make more. Everyone loves these and pancake bites? I am all over that.
Anyways the pertinent details are these: Enter to win (Canada and US)
175 Best Babycakes Cake Pop recipes, by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, April 2012, 240 pages, published by Robert Rose, $27.95 Canadian.
Usually I post a linky here, but this week I am hosting a giveaway. Disclosure: I received a copy of this cookbook for free in order to review it. No compensation was received. I also got one for one of you, so enter and good luck!