Cake Pop fondue

It's a bit embarrassing that the winter party was over month ago and I still haven't finished posting about it. Well, today we will be one step closer. This idea is one that translates for any get together.
I saw the idea of cupcake fondue on Pinterest and I thought it would be fun to incorporate something similar into the party. Specifically cake pop "snowballs" to fit the theme, white cake with white icing and lots of fixings!

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I have been eying the baby cakes cake pop maker, but I just really don't room for another kitchen appliance. Then one day I saw the Bake Pops pan in the "As Seen on TV" section of CVS. It's a pan with 18 circles for batter. You fill the bottom section, clip the top on and bake. It is a specialty item, but at least it's not a whole appliance. Plus it makes 18 cake pops at the time which is a bonus. Before I continue, this is not a paid review, I just want to share my experience with the pan and how I used it.

Here is what it looked like when I pulled the first batch out of the oven. Clearly I overfilled a few of them. The excess breaks right off, so it wasn't a very big deal.



Here is what it looked like when I removed the top of the pan. The directions that come with the pan say to pour the batter in the middle of the pan and spread it around with a spatula. I didn't like the mess that it made, as seen below. For subsequent batches I spooned small amounts of batter into each circle and it worked much better.

After they cooked there was a slight ridge around each cake ball where the top and bottom pieces of the pan meet up. Does the baby cakes maker do this too? To solve the problem I took a small handheld grater and essentially sanded off the ridges. Perfect.
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Here is the whole Fondue Set-up again.

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I used canned frosting that I thinned with a little bit of 2% milk. I actually thinned it a little too much. It was a little more like a glaze then a coating, but everyone seemed to love it.
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Even the adults liked it too. That's my husband, his cousin, and his sister all making up their cake pops.

What topping and flavor combinations would you serve? I can't wait to try this idea out again. It was such a hit.

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39 comments:

  1. That is such a fun idea! I will need to keep this in mind for future parties!

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  2. That is so awesome, what a fun party idea :)

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  3. I love this idea! It's looks so fun & yummy!
    -Melissa
    PS- I'm hosting a linky party if you'd like to come by and link up: http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com/2012/02/manic-monday-6.html

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  4. This looks like a lot of fun...Might have to be on the list for my summer party this year...if I actually get to have one.

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  5. Such a cute idea! This would be great at a kids party. I am a new follower visiting from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  6. I saw that cupcake fondue and have been wanting a reason to do it, but this looks so much better!

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  7. I think it is a fun idea for a party - I like it way better than the cupcakes!

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  8. Looks like a fun get-together and Yes, with the cake pop machine there is a slight ridge going around the balls
    ColleenB.

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  9. oh love this idea. I've only once tried to make cake pops and because I did it the old fashioned way, balls formed and chilled with frosting, it was a complete disaster! I likey like this pan!!!

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  10. What a great idea! I wish I saw this post sooner! My daughter is 5 today and her party is tomorrow! But next year I think this will be the choice! Now, to find that pan...No CVS here in Canada. BUT I can always sent my mom on a hunt in the States!
    Looks like everyone had a lot of FUN!
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this idea for a party! I especially love not having to decorate the pops. I love cake pops but I'n not in love with making them:)

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  12. This looks amazing! Um YUM!!! I gave that cake pan to my sis for Christmas. I think I'll tell her to do this and invite me over! ha!

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  13. this is such a fantastic idea! can't wait to try it out!

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  14. Such a fun + pretty party treat!!! Great idea definitely am going to try this out! xo

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  15. Oh Ashley I want one of those pans! How come I have NEVER heard of bake pops? How stinkin COOL :) Gotta try, fo sho!

    Thanks for sharing w/ us :)
    xoxo

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  16. This is the smartest thing I have ever seen!! I want to do cake pop fondue!! YUM! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  17. Great idea! I want to do this. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  18. How fun! I love the idea of a cake pop fondue party! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  19. So awesome! What a great idea!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  20. That is awesome!!!! I want to make one :)

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  21. I have the Babycakes cake pop maker, it takes some practice getting the right amount for each spot. I sometimes get what I call Saturns, where the balls have a ring around them from overflowing. I've gotten better though. I don't get the ridge like you mentioned though. I wanted the pans you got when I first saw them on TV, but I am pretty happy with my Babycakes maker. I love your idea of the fondue though!

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  22. This is a great idea... Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_23.html

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  23. This is so much fun! I love it.

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  24. what a unique and fun idea! we'd love for you to link this up at our Sunday Best Party. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-best-22612.html
    -marie

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  25. What a great idea! So fun :)

    Love for you to share it at my "Made by ME" Linky Party Wednesdays :)
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

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  26. Wonderful idea! I actually own the baby cakes pop maker and will be trying out cupcake fondue soon! Thanks for sharing at A Couple of Craft Addicts! You will be featured later today!

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  27. Hi there! I'm visiting you from your link up on Tip Junkie. I'd like to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

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  28. I use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into my cake pop pan so much easier and just about the right amount.

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  29. What did you use for the fondue icing? Was it just regular icing in a crock pot?

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  30. I was looking through past posts & ran across this one. I think it's such a cute idea for a party! THanks!

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