Originally Posted by justy
I have just been using cake mixes or the recipes that came with the maker. I usually just take them out when the light goes off, or a little bit after and they don't seem overdone. With frosting, I have used melted chocolate or melted candy bark coating and I freeze the pops first and then dip them. I don't usually put them on a stick, if I am serving them somewhere, I just use the mini cupcake papers. I like to put sprinkles on them or whatever you wanted, chopped up candy, candy canes, etc. My kids love to just eat them without anyone on them too.
Thanks justy! I finally figured it out. I only cook them for about 1 1/5 - 2 minutes or until I can start to smell them. I overcooked them the first couple times because I was thinking they had to cook for 4 minutes, plus I don't think the booklet instructions are very good. I also used a cake mix too and thought they tasted better than the recipe from the booklet, but I've only made 1 recipe from the booklet so maybe there are better ones. Anyway, I took your advice and I froze them, that made a huge difference in frosting them and I used melted bark. I will admit I love my cake pops now and I was about to give them both to my sister! Thanks for your help, it's nice to get advice from a professional
rather than rely on the manufacturer's instruction booklet!!
BTW - finally got both rebates last week for those still waiting.