Your child's school are having a bake sale or fete and they need donations of home baking.
You don't need to freak out. These cake pop maker kits are a great way to involve the children.
Get them to join in the making of these and they will learn a valuable lesson in that sometimes you have to work to get what you want.
Children need to learn that not everything gets handed to them. Sometimes they need to put in some effort too.
First the cooking, then the decorating.
To decorate you can use candy melts, cooking chocolate and special food grade pens. An adventurous, artistic child could pipe decorations using a piping bag. A food bag with the corner cut off is a good substitute if you don't have one.
Having helped make and decorate them they will take ownership.
You will hear them announce to anyone who will listen "I made them".
What to do with bored children to keep them off electrical gadgets.
It doesn't matter whether they are your children or grandchildren, they need entertaining. Not only that but they are always hungry.
We don't want to fill our little ones up with too much sugar, they've got enough excess energy as it is.
By using these you decide how much sugar they can have while still giving them a treat and having fun at the same time.
Children as young as 3 years old can help measuring and mixing. Just keep them away from the hot machines and candy pot.
There's a lot of fun and learning to be had. Even if they only learn to wait until they're cooked, cooled and decorated. That's a big step for a small child.
For younger children the quickest and easiest way for them to decorate is to melt some chocolate or candy melts. Then before it sets to dip into sprinkles.
Decorate these to suit any occasion be it a birthday, baby shower, wedding, valentines day or 4th of July. These are fun things to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Imagine scary ghosts, pumpkins, turkeys and Father Christmas as edible pops.
There's nothing stopping you so give it a try.
Lots of happy adults and children have had fun making these and yet more have enjoyed eating them.
Wash the silicone liner with warm soapy water before first use.
Plug in and set to the higher setting to melt.
It can melt 2 to 2 1/2 cups of Candy Melts in only 10 minutes. Stir from time to time to ensure a smooth coating.
After all if your child has waited for the mixture to cook asking them to be patient for any longer is cruel.
Change the setting to keep warm mode to keep the contents melted while you decorate your bakes.
You may want to melt chocolate to dip fruits such as strawberries or pineapple in.
You could candy coat your pretzels or melt cheese for a tasty fondue.
This pot has 2 spouts, one on each side to make pouring easier.
Small but mighty this little pot is only 5.7 inches in diameter by 6.3 inches. It is so versatile you'll wonder what you did without it.
The removable silicone pot liner is easy to clean. After first putting in the freezer to harden any leftover mix, bend the pot and snap off the residue. Then wash as before.
Plug in and see the power light come on then allow to warm up.
Spray the non-stick baking interior, add your mix and close the lid making sure it has latched.
Stand back and wait around 4 or 5 minutes and voila a tasty little treat.
Click on the link to the Amazon page for a recipe for chocolate mini pops.
This little machine won't slip around your work surface as it has rubber feet.
When it's time to put it away use the cord wrap to keep it tidy in the cupboard.
You will need to buy pop sticks separately and Ginger gives a links to them at the top of this post.
This 12 cup cake pop maker will do that without making them too big.
It comes with a stand, fork, 50 paper sticks and a recipe booklet.
Click through to the Amazon link and see a recipe for vanilla cake pops.
It doesn't have to be sweet cakes that you make, you can make savoury biscuits too. Why stop there when you can make mini pizza or little Swedish meatballs.
This machine is also good for making mini donut holes.
Let your imagination run loose and enjoy discovering the potential of this machine.
Whether it's for a Valentine's day sweetheart or a child to give on Mother's day or Father's day.
Grandparents would appreciate them too if made for them by a loving grandchild.
This kit comes with all that you need from the silicone molds to 120 pop sticks.
It also includes a dipping pot, icing pen, presentation bags and ties.
You don't need a special recipe for this, your usual cake mix is fine or use only melted chocolate.
Made from 100% food grade silicone the molds are dishwasher safe.
Use in the oven to 450 degrees F or 232 degrees C. You can microwave them and put them in the freezer.
A lifetime warranty and 60 day extended money-back guarantee comes with these molds.
This silicone mold will make 20 pops at a time using whatever batter mix you care to use.
Be sure to snap the two sections together to prevent the heat and mix escaping.
The top section of these molds has a hole in each cup. This is to let the steam out when cooking.
It also doubles as a stand for the finished pop as the decoration is setting.
The kit comes with 60 sticks, 60 treat bags and 60 gold twist ties.
Fun to use with your child or along with their friends at a sleepover or party.
AKINGSHOP offer a full replace or refund warranty so you've got nothing to loose.