Cake Pops

cakepops

Cake Pops, you probably know, are a confectionery phenomenon that has grown to international heights of success since Angie Dudley (aka Bakerella) introduced them on her blog in January of 2008. Well, she’s just published a book, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. This is a great niche business opportunity or nice addition to your cake or cupcake business. I’ve seen cake pops increasingly “popping up” at weddings and parties for months.

While cake balls (sometimes referred to as “cake truffles” or “cake bon-bons”) have been around for a long time, cake pops are one of those trends that has caught the imagination of bakers, crafters, caterers, brides and more. Accordingly, there are many entrepreneurs taking advantage of this trend by offering cake pops and cake balls for parties, wedding receptions, gifts — any occasion where a unique tasty treat is enjoyed. It seems that the fondness for cake pops is similar to cupcakes in that they are so adorable and delicious. For the person making the confection, they are surprisingly simple and offer so much potential for experimentation and customization.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to read Bakerella’s book on cake pops, I urge you to check it out. I bought mine for the Kindle ($9.99), but the hardback edition is lovely and only a couple dollars more. It is priced at over 40% off retail on Amazon.
Link: Cake Pops on Amazon.com

If you have a cake or cupcake business or just love to try new projects, Angie’s book makes it easy recreate more than 40 cake pops designs with clear step-by-step instructions and photos. She also includes tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more.

Do you already make cake pops and/or offer them for sale? Email us and tell us how it’s going! If you’ve already bought Angie’s book, write and tell us what you think.

Disclosure: My Amazon affiliate link is included above, so if you do buy the book from Amazon, I do receive a small commission. I think it’s a great book and potential business opportunity so whether you buy it from Amazon or in your local bookstore, I recommend it either way!

Spotlight: New Jersey Home Cake Business: Bella’s Bakery- Homemade, Yummy, NUT-FREE Treats!

There are some terrific niche cake businesses specializing in food allergies or special food requirements and I wanted to share this one with you especially because the owner of Bella’s has built a bakery room addition onto the back of her house for her business.

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From her website:

Our oldest daughter, Arabella, is severely allergic

to peanuts and all tree nuts and it just so happens

that Bella’s mom is a pastry chef. Originally we

created this bakery for Bella and her friends

to enjoy, and we are confident that you and your

family will truly enjoyour fantastically delicious,

nut-free treats.

Thank you for visiting Bella’s Bakery!

[From Bella’s Bakery, Short Hills, NJ – Homemade, Yummy, NUT-FREE Treats!]