*As a Wilton Mom Brand Ambassador I received products to try out.
Treat Pops have become my most recent baking obsession. They take the fun of old push-up style pops and become fun and colorful ways to make a cupcake on a stick. So far I’ve used them to make sweet Valentine’s Day treat pops and transformed them into a mess-free banana cream pie cake treat pops. I even experimented with an Oreo Fudge Crunch treat pop and while it tasted really good, it just wasn’t pretty. That’s one I’m gonna keep working on.
Until then, I wanted to share a few of the recently released products from Wilton many of which are perfect for making treat pops.
This was the product I was most excited about but least impressed with. It really breaks my heart because I was envisioning never having batter stuck to my counters or spilled on my baking sheets ever again. It’s designed like a decorating tip so that it fits inside pastry bags and has a rubber tip with slits to keep batter from dripping and with pressure releases the batter into baking sheets. Unfortunately it takes a LOT of pressure to get the batter out. The first time I used it I wasn’t getting any cake batter out of the tip at all. It was then I realized I had to empty half the batter out of my pastry bag so that it was only about 1/3 of the way full and finally got a thin stream of batter to come out. I’m not sure if it will always be this difficult to use but I hope with time and use the rubber valve will loosen up so it will work like it’s designed to.
Now this one is my favorite product. It’s designed for making miniature whoopie pies but it’s also the perfect size for treat pops. And I found if you bake the cake with this pan at a lower temperature (like 300 degrees F) the cakes will come out perfectly flat on top. Higher temps were giving me cakes with a dome. One box of cake mix will fill up this pan four times and give you plenty of mini whoopie pies to fill the treat pops.
This decorating kit is great for treat pops! It comes with 5 large tips (230, 2A, 32, 48; and 8) and disposable decorating bags that make it easy to add frosting designs to the tops of treat pops. I used the round tip to make those pillowing whipped cream tops you see on the treat pops below.
Now you can buy individual bags of treat pops containers but there’s also an all-in-one kit that comes with 12 containers and a white stand to hold them all. It’s a great way to display the pops for a birthday party or even transport them to a party location. Since it’s a plain white you can decorate it to match the party theme too. I’ll share more on that later when Kaydee’s birthday party rolls around in July.
Now, for making those delicious treat pops. It’s easy! For a simple strawberry shortcake treat pop I just used a regular box of yellow cake mix. The strawberries are fresh and diced to about 1/8 inch and lightly tossed in sugar. To fill in the gaps I used my favorite Cool Whip topping. Out of all the treat pops I’ve made these are by far the biggest hit and perfect for strawberry season!
One lucky reader will win a Wilton Treat Pops prize pack valued at almost $40 and includes the decorating set, treat pops with stand and mini whoopie pie baking pan. Use the form below to enter.