The traditional cake pop (or better put...the "original") is cake crumbs and icing mixed together and then formed into balls. A stick is then inserted and the whole creation is dipped in chocolate. These traditional pops have a huge sweetness factor from the icing and chocolate coating. However, through some very cool pans, I have the ability to eliminate the icing altogether making the cake pop 'just right'! So now you can choose any flavour of cake you want and each cake pop becomes a perfect circle of cake. I can then attach a stick and dip them in chocolate. They are ready to be eaten or decorated to match your party or event.
So when are cake pops a good idea? (Well naturally I would say anytime! But here are some examples) If you're throwing a kids birthday party make a cake pop the goody bag kids go home with. Or make the cake pop the replacement for cake. Instead of a large piece of cake, kids have the perfect bite size treat, reducing the "sugar high".
Or have cake pops at your wedding. These are a great late night treat for guest. Better yet send your guest home with beautifully decorated cake pops as their guest favour.
Another option is taking cake pops to a pot luck party. I find when you're going to a pot luck you never really know how many people to expect and taking a whole cake (where you've guessed what size to bring) can be hit-or-miss. If you bring too much the leftovers can dry out. But if you don't bring enough guests lose out with portion control (that or FHB!) But the cake pop is an individual piece of cake wrapped in chocolate that wont dry out. Guests all receive the same size of cake and any leftovers can be taken home easily.
So far you're next party try out a cake pop in any flavour you want! Check it out!