I love baking and mentioned to my parents I was looking at getting a cake pop try but they seemed so expensive. For Christmas they brought me this and I couldn't wait to give it a try especially when I saw it made cake pops in 4 minutes!
The machine itself is quite small and you can make 6 cake pops at a time. The plates are non-stick and just need a light coating of oil to ensure the pops come out easily, I usually put a small bit of stork baking liquid into one cake pop hole and then using a silicone brush move it round to all of the holes. The hardest part of using this machine is getting the cake mix into the holes without dribbling it everywhere but after seeing how much is required in each hole (a teaspoon fills the bottom circles up) I will now put my mix into a piping bag and pipe the mixture in so it's less messy. After 4 minutes you get perfectly baked balls of cake. Don't worry if you do dribble some mixture though as it comes off the plates really easily and doesn't burn on (I left the mixture round there until the balls had cooked for 4 minutes and could then just lift off the baked dribbles of cake mix).
The machine is also really easy to clean too and stores away easily.
Don't think this is just for cake pops by the way! It makes perfect little doughnut balls too in around 4 minutes. Just roll them in sugar and eat, or squirt them with some jam.
I would definitely recommend this and it's great to pull out when you fancy some cake on a lazy Sunday afternoon using baking ingredients in your cupboard. The trickiest bit....decorating them but I'm sure with practice I will improve...especially when I get round to buying a stand for my cake pops!