We're big fans of cake pops. Like a sponge-based lollipop, they are a delicious alternative to a slice of cake and absolutely perfect for parties. They can be a bit fiddly to make however, which is where cake pop makers come in. These clever electric machines can bust out a batch of cake pops in a matter of minutes, giving you more time to spend on the decoration.
This cute little cake pop maker from Babycakes is a popular model that can make a batch of nine cake pops at a time. With a latching handle and non-skid rubber feet, it's safe and easy to use. The baking plates are non-stick and just need a wipe down after use. When you are done, this stores away neatly thanks to the convenient cord wrap design.
This jaunty red cake pop maker has a stylish stainless steel lid with an indicator light that lets you know when it's ready to use. With a safety lock to keep the lid down when it's being used, there's a non-slip base and convenient carry handles. This also has a non-stick, coated cooking surface and can bake 14 cake pops in a matter of minutes. It can be stored vertically to save space.
With a 750 watt power rating, this purple machine from Brentwood will cook you 12 delicious cake pops in just four minutes. It has a non-stick cooking surface, power indicator lights and cool-touch handles. This is another option that can stand on its side, so you can save cupboard space when you're not using it.
Another Babycakes option, this makes 12 cake pops at a time, so is perfect for larger households. With non-stick baking plates and an LED indicator to let you know when it's time to add the batter, this is simple to use. This cake pop maker comes as a kit, complete with recipes, a fork tool to remove the pops, and a plastic cake pop stand for when they are cooling or setting.
Tasty treats made easy
Whether you want to make a batch of traditional cake pops, cook up some delicious donut holes, or experiment with savoury pizza pockets, these machines can all help. With capacities from four to 14, there are machines to suit all needs. The great thing about these makers is how fast they are, once you pour the batter in you will have a hot batch of pops in a matter of minutes, much faster than a traditional oven. Our overall recommendation is the Babycakes Mini Cake Pop Maker (opens in new tab). It's a compact and affordable option that's so simple to use even kids can get involved.