Do Bake Pops Really Work?

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Do Bake Pops really work?Bake Pops promise a bite-sized, ball-shaped cake on a stick, but do they really come out that way, and do they deliver on taste? These things are all the rage now, and you can either pay someone else to make them for you at a bakery, or you can make them yourself at home using basic ingredients, and decorations you can easily find at the local grocery store. But do these things really work?

Overview
People love their desserts so there always seems to be new products coming out that introduce something new to the sweet tooth. In this case it’s Bake Pops, which is trying to put a new spin on cake. Now at first glance you probably don’t think there’s anything wrong with cake, it’s been around for generations and seems to get the job done. But this is more about re-inventing cake rather than trying to replace it. You’ll still probably go with an ordinary birthday cake on birthdays, but these work nicely for those non-birthday events.

The Claim
You can use any cake mix in their specially designed baking tray and top will ensure that they come out perfect every time. They won’t stick to the pan, all you have to do is put the stick in them and they come right off the tray.

You can make all sorts of designs with them, like animals, or you can decorate them for special holidays like Christmas or the 4th of July. One design idea they had was to put them onto waffle cones and make them look like ice cream cones. Because it’s self-contained on a stick, you don’t need plates or forks to enjoy the cake.

They also claim that because of the smaller size, you won’t feel as guilty from eating Bake Pops as you would from eating a big piece of cake. They say it’s dishwasher safe, so when you’re done making them you just pop it in the dishwasher and you’re all set.

The Hype
The hype is that this is basically cake on a stick, and therefore is not going to change the world in any significant way. It might make dessert time a little more fun for you and your family, but it’s not as if it’s going to change your life in some fundamental way.

The Cost
The Bake Pops set is just $20 plus shipping and handling of $8. So $28 for the pan, and also the idea book. This is where it really makes a strong case for itself, because if you’re like me you wouldn’t know what to do with a bunch of cake balls, but some of the ideas they have will really get your imagination going.

The Commitment
Making Bake Pops is a commitment, you have to want to do it, and get involved in the process. It can be a lot of fun, but be sure you set aside some time for it so you can give it your focus.

Evaluation
One thing to keep in mind is that they make it look really quick and easy in the commercial, but real life is rarely this way. You’ll have to factor in the time it will take you to get the mix together, baking time, time to let them cool, decorating time, and clean up time. It’s an event, so be sure to treat it that way and don’t try to cram the process into a half hour session.

You’ll also want to practice to make sure that you get good at it before making up your mind on whether you like it or not. A common problem that trips people up with kitchen products is that they don’t allow themselves enough time to learn how to use things. If they aren’t as easy to use as in the infomercial they quickly give up on them. Bake Pops work, but you need to follow the directions and allow for a few mistakes before you really get the hang of it.

Final Bake Pops Review

You can’t stress family time enough, and Bake Pops can be a really fun way to bring everyone together. Since it takes the guesswork out of the baking process, you just have to worry about the decorating, which is the fun part. Frosting a cake is pretty tedious and boring, but playing around with the pops can actually be fun.

Aside from creating a bonding moment with the fam, this is a great set to have around for those times when your child has their friends over and they’re bored looking for something to do. It can also be good when you’re entertaining, and can be something out of the ordinary that people will really remember.

Our Recommendation
Definitely grab a set of Bake Pops for your next sleepover, or the next big event you have. You can also grab a set just to have. Once it’s in your home you might find yourself coming up with reasons to use it. You could end up having cake more often than you thought.

Official Website: Bake Pops

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