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Heavenly cake pop roller... Yikes...

post #1 of 35
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Ok so I was really excited when I saw the heavenly cake pop roller on sale for $100. So I ordered it. I got it yesterday and tried making my Oreo truffles (I always make them for my cake pops, they taste better and hold up really well when dipping). Wow. They totally fell apart in my roller. Yikes. Not good. Has anyone had any success making Oreo truffles with them or cake pops. I'm sure that my consistency must be off, or at least that's the only thing I can figure. Kinda frustrating. Good thing I used Christmas $ to buy it and good thing it wasn't the original $269!! I really want to make this work... It's such a great concept. I'd rather spend less time rolling but I don't want to spend a million years trying to figure out how to keep my balls together. At that rate, I may as well hand roll them! icon_wink.gif

Any tips would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif
Edited by SugarMama5 - 1/17/13 at 1:56pm
post #2 of 35

it looked like such a cool tool

 

surely it's a minor adjustment of some kind? i hope!

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post #3 of 35

what do the cake pop roller people say???

 

did you get a chance to ask them?

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post #4 of 35
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They thought it was the consistency too. I put my Oreo truffles back in the fridge to get really cold and then kneaded it, like they recommended. It kinda worked. Some rolled well and some just were stuck. I'm going to try with cake next time and hopefully it'll be better. I'll let you all know what happens next time icon_wink.gif
post #5 of 35
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second attempt... fail... this one I did red velvet and icing... still not holding it's shape when it rolls. thumbsdown.gif Really not happy... 

 

Anyone else have the easy roller? Is anyone having success? If yes, what's your cake to icing  ratio/consistency?

 

So freaking glad I didn't pay full price for it. Sigh.

post #6 of 35

I just got one as well.  My first "roll" was so-so.  I threw it back in the bowl and tried again.  Much better luck the second time.   I was using cake/little bit of frosting, not Oreo truffles. Now, I was only able to roll two logs at a time, as I kept rolling too far and having lumps fall out when I tried to do 3!  14 is still better than 1!

 

I know a lot of people don't like it, but there is a lady in my town that runs a quite busy legal business, and swears by it.  I had to leave town for a week right after receiving  mine, so I am anxious to give it another go.

post #7 of 35

I was about to buy one! I was really excited especially after seeing the reviews on that thing, but something came up and I didn't end up buying one  :(
Try posting your problem on their Facebook Page maybe they can help you out tips and whatsnot!

 

http://www.facebook.com/BestCakePops

 

I haven"t done cake pops before but would LOVE to try them out. 

Good luck and keep us posted :)

post #8 of 35
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I did post on their FB page. They said it must be consistency. They also said that its an all or nothing tool. That didn't make me feel much better. And that if anything at least I can portion my cake balls out quickly. Frankly, I don't need a $100 tool, that takes up alot if cupboard space to portion out my cake pops for me. I bought it to ROLL my cake pops. I asked them what their icing to cake ratio is, just so I can compare my recipes to theirs and so I can tweak my recipes if necessary. I still haven't heard back from them.

Oreo truffles were try #1. Red velvet cake pops (cake & icing) were try #2... Not any better. I'm sure if I can get the ratios to what they're using, it should work. But I still don't know what they're using! Sigh. So for now, I'd say it was a waste of money. I'll try some more times, but it cost $$ to keep trying... And I don't need more cake & treats laying around my house, just in the name of trying to get this thing to work icon_wink.gif
post #9 of 35

My first try wasn't successful either but once I got the consistency right it works great.  I don't know the exact ratio I use.

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post #10 of 35

Everyone once was excited when they came out long ago. Then people started having problems. They talked about it in these threads. Some people got solutions, I think.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/713330/cake-pop-roller

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/746715/for-avid-cake-ball-and-cake-pop-makers

post #11 of 35
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I'll check them out! Thanks!!
post #12 of 35

It's definitely a consistency thing. I ordered one when they first came out and couldn't get it to roll my cake pops when I was using my normal cake + frosting mixture. I emailed the woman who invented it and she told me to try using a cake from a mix (I bake from scratch) and to put the cooked, cooled cake in a food processor until it's the consistency of play-doh. I did that and I was able to get the roller to work properly BUT I hated the consistency of the cake balls so I came to the conclusion that the roller will not work for me. :(

post #13 of 35

$100?  day-um.  I bought in early at the low low price of way more than that.  And I have never gotten the thing to work properly.  She did say to use a box mix, no frosting.  I bake from scratch, so that was no solution for me.  Sometimes I portion scoop out the amounts, do a quick mash together, and then use the gadget to roll them into balls.  But even that doesn't always work.    Cute idea, but big waste of $.

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post #14 of 35
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I agree, biggest waste of $$. Kicking myself for getting it. And when I ask them for the ratio of cake to icing, they don't/won't respond. I may try to sell it on Ebay, or maybe Kijiji. It's not that small, I'd rather have my cupboard space icon_wink.gif
Babycakes77, I know I hate the mushy consistency of too much icing in the cake pops. It's really gross... Then what's the point of even making them?? Gross, mushy cake pops = not worth even a minute of my time
post #15 of 35

I saw this gadget at ICES Charlotte NC and met the inventors.  She said she doesn't add any icing at all to the cake.  She also was demonstrating with a ball of cake "dough" that appeared to be rolled over and over.  It was very impressive and I think that the rerolling/kneading of the same dough is the key to get the consistency needed.   

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