CooksEssentials Nonstick Cake Pop, Donut Hole & Treat Maker
My grandkids like it, they help me make cake pops. It is real easy.
Love Cake Pops
I'm excited with my purchase, however very disappointed that you would sell an appliance and not have a recipe book that comes with it. With at least three or four basic recipes. I had to get on Pintrest to find a recipe to test out the maker. Came out great! I had to order a cook book from Amazon for another brand cake pop maker just so that I would have something. I gave it three stars because it came with no recipes, would of been higher rating if I did not have to make more purchases just to use the product!
Awesome little machine!
I had no problems at all creating some cake pops. Then I went on to making some crab cakes and cheese muffins...wonderful! Heated up and baked beautifully! Thank you QVC
no problems whatsoever; was totally nonstick without any spray, cooked donut holes in 8 minutes flat!
Fun to use
This item worked very well for us. Made cake pops with my granddaughter and we had a blast using this. Easy to use. Found a recipe online for using a cake mix to make cake pops and they turned out perfect. My granddaughter had fun sharing her cake pops with her friends.
best treat maker. you would of thought it costed
The girls can't wait to.come over an make 100's of different treats. They love to share
an the neighbors are getting use to all the treats. It also makes my life a lot sampler. Would buy it again
Easy and Fun
I love this little hole and treat maker. I use a boxed streusel, coffee cake and muffin mix to make breakfast treats to enjoy with my morning coffee. Before the first use when the machine was new, I rubbed each section using a paper towel with canola oil. After the intial oiling, I only had to use cooking spray before each use on both top and bottom. I also tried a cookie mix and put mini chocolate chips in the batter. It made cute little chocolate chip balls. Knock on wood, but I've never had a problem with the machine nor making round balls. I fill the lower half just to the rim, but not up and over it. Then I bring the top down and the batter expands to a ball shape. I change the cooking time depending on the density of the batter. If it needs more time to cook, just lower the lid and it will resume cooking. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!
****** DON'T BUY IT - IT'S TOTALLY JUNK!! ****** If I could give it 0 stars I would! I've had it for a couple of months now but just went to use it for the first time today. THE THING FELL APART COMPLETELY IN MY HANDS!! I picked it up to put it on my island in the kitchen and I noticed that the bottom cooking plate wasn't connected to the bottom outer shell. I noticed that the screws to hold it together were missing. I picked it up and the screws holding the top cooking plate to the top outer shell then popped out and the whole thing fell apart. Couldn't find all the screws and after seeing how poorly it was made I would have been afraid to use it anyway. If I could I'd return the piece of junk I would but it's too late for that so in the garbage it went!! So much for that $30 ****** DON'T BUY IT - IT'S TOTALLY JUNK!! ******
Mine came out perfectly round...pan sprayed after each use...just time consuming frosting each one...loved it!
Fun and Easy
This was easy to use. The trick, when filling the "holes", is don't follow the directions in the manual (which says fill 3/4 full), but rather follow the instructions on the video demo (which says to completely fill). When I did that, I got the nice round pops.
Excellent Product; Works Great; Easy Cleanup
I love this! First off, for those who want a perfectly round cake pop you won't get that with this. For those perfectly round cake pops on a stick (the ones you see pictured in recipe books and magazines), you need to make those by hand and it can be a tedious project. For those of you looking for an easier way to make yummy cake pops or donuts - this is it! Read the enclosed instructions in the box. Everything you need to know is in there and I followed the directions. The directions state to season the plates, which I did with Crisco using a paper towel. I then pre-heated the unit until the green light lit (again, the instructions mention this). Next, I sprayed the plates with Pam (per instructions) and filled the cavities with box cake mix. I experimented a bit with how much to fill. I filled up to the brim, slightly under the brim. Every way worked; however, the more you fill the rounder they will be. If you fill them to the very top, you'll get excess batter on the plates which have to be pulled away, but these "scraps" make a crispy yummy treat! The excess better lifts up easily with your fingers. To remove the cake balls (they're not cake pops unless you put a stick in them), I used a small plastic spoon and scooped them right out. They came out super easy. I just cooled them on a plate. They cook quickly (less than 6 minutes) and they cool quickly. The only thing I noticed was that because they are not homemade, they are not as dense and popsicle sticks don't work - they don't stay in. Perhaps a different batter would work, but I couldn't get the sticks to stay in. I didn't care about that. I made homemade icing and my girls dunked the cake balls in the icing and then used sprinkles. They were yummy. Once frosted, you can't really tell they aren't perfectly round. Again, to get perfectly round cake balls/pops, you need to make those by hand. This is a wonderful product for those who can read directions and don't need perfectly round cake balls.
Does What It Says - But.....
i gave this 4 stars because it technically works well. It is very fast and easy to use. i find using a small measuring cup with a pour spout really helps with the mess a lot have complained about.
This being said - if you have made cakepops before you know the time and tediousness it takes. This is super fast - but with less prefessional looking results (Of course). The pops aren't perfectly round. Like you would get if you hand rolled them.
You have to really fill them just the right amount. If you don't fill enough they are flat, if you fill too much they spill over a bit and you have to peel the excess off and they have a little rim around the middle.
Either way they again aren't completely round. When you take them out (and be careful there is really no way to burn your fingers a little bit handling them LOL) - and lay them on a cookie sheet to cool - they flatten out a bit anyway.
i find that with this - if you use very thick melted chocolate as a cover for the and use it "rustically" and not perfectly smooth - it covers up the un-roundness of them and either on a skick or in a cupcake cup they look very cute.