Three years ago, Jeanette Facey began making cupcake-shaped cake pops based off a tutorial that Martha Stewart performed. Her 3 children adored the little cupcakes and so did others. Soon, Jeanette was busy making them for a variety of parties and events. And the more she made, the more she realized how tedious it was to get the perfect little cupcake shape. Therefore, to make molding the pops easier, she invented the My Little Cupcake pop mold and began her online shop to sell them so that others could create super-cute cupcake pops as well.
Later, Jeanette's shop expanded to include other mold shapes as well. She added a cone, a heart, and a traditional ball shape–all to make cake pop making fun, easy, and uniform.
My Little Cupcake is a giving business! They have worked with Boston's Children's Hospital and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer organization.
My Little Cupcake sent me their Variety Pack to review. I LOVE the box with the ribbon that it came in. Wrapping it up like it's a gift makes it feel more special! Plus, it also makes it easy to give away as a gift.
The four molds that came in the variety pack were the My Little Sweetheart, My Little Cake Ball, My Little Cone, and the original My Little Cupcake.
Each pop mold is constructed of colorful, durable plastic. The downfall is that they are NOT dishwasher safe. Not that it's so difficult to wash them by hand–I'm just lazy!
I was super excited to put these molds to the test! The recipe I used to make the cake pops was the basic no-bake one that the My Little Cupcake website suggests. All that it needs is a package of Oreos (ground up in a food processor) and a package of cream cheese. That's all! Mix the two ingredients together by hand and you're set.
Once the no-bake cake batter was blended, I followed My Little Cupcake's directions and rolled it into a bunch of one-inch balls. Then, into the refrigerator they went for about 15 minutes.
Once the balls were firm, but not so firm that they couldn't be squished, I placed them one at a time in the molds, closed the mold, and squished them into shape.
Here are the completed shapes. You may be wondering why there's a ball-shaped mold when you must roll them into balls to begin with anyway. Well, since I often make cake pops for peoples' parties, I found these round molds highly useful. It makes each ball the same size without having to think about it plus it molds them into uniformly-shaped spheres.
Once the molded cake pops had some more time chilling in the fridge, it was time to play! To get the original cupcake-shaped pops decorated, the directions said to first dip the lower half of the pop in candy coating then stick it on a pop stick. Once the lower half is dry, dip the upper half and decorate.
Here's how one of my cupcake pops cake out. So incredibly cute!
Here's how each of the pop molds turned out. Some of them were kinda sloppy because I used icing that was too thin (and therefore drippy), but each of the pops came out so cute! Plus, with a little creativity, you can go beyond what the shapes themselves are. You can use the cone for a princess hat or an ice cream cone, and the heart can be used upside down as a deer face. The options are endless! Be sure to check out My Little Cupcake's website and blog for ideas.
Here are the finished pops (well, at least the ones that escaped me and my son eating them).
And the no-bake Oreo and cream cheese recipe I tried was amazing. It was so moist and so incredibly yummy. As you can see, it definitely had the Little Mister's stamp of approval! The My Little Cupcake website also shares a no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cake pop recipe that I can't wait to try!
Too cute! That's my opinion of these cake pop molds. They are so easy to use and I love how uniform and shapely they make each pop. They are so fun! I can't wait until the Little Mister and the Little Guy are old enough to help me make pops–they'll love it!
You can purchase any of the four incredibly cute My Little Cupcake molds plus a variety of cake pop decorations and accessories online at www.MyLittleCupcakePop.com.
One My Little Cupcake Variety Pack
A $22.95 Value!
Variety Pack Includes
– My Little Cupcake –
– My Little Cake Ball –
– My Little Cone –
– My Little Sweetheart –
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