The Pop Chef was recently reviewed by Bobbie Ann from Blog With Mom and she shares her experiences using the Pop Chef for a party.
Bobbie Ann creates her own fruit arrangement centerpiece for a party and observed her guests’ reactions. “I was so proud of my fruit centerpiece and was surprised to see that the individual pieces were eaten before any of the skewers were touched” she notes. “Maybe my ‘fruit masterpiece; was so pretty that everyone was afraid to ‘mess with it.’”
“I will definitely use the Pop Chef again” Bobbie Ann declares.
Read the full Pop Chef review at Blog With Mom
Seaside POP CHEF Cookies
What you will need:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
POP CHEF flower and sun cutters
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C). Roll out dough on floured surface ¼” to ½” thick. Cut into shapes with POP CHEF flower cutter. Place cookies 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Roll fondant with a rolling pin then cut out with POP CHEF sun cutter. Place on sugar cookies.
Place floral foam in the bottom of the decorative item. Place cookies on skewer and arrange in decorative item. Add greenery to bottom.
TIP: You can use crumpled paper in place of floral foam.
“I got a chance to review the Pop Chef and from the moment it came out of the box, my youngest has been obsessed with it” says Missy from Our Kids Mom in her Pop Chef review. “She wants me to make shapes out of everything! There have been a few times that it just wasn’t possible (‘No, honey, you can’t have butterfly shaped spaghetti. Nice try, silly!’)”
After explaining to her daughter how the Pop Chef works, Missy tell her readers that “the very first thing we tried was apples. Mikenah was very pleased with the results.” Missy goes to share how she used the Pop Chef for cheese, watermelon and honeydew melons.
“Some great uses for the Pop Chef could be mini sandwiches, ham and cheese bites, fondant decorations for cupcakes, fruit kabobs and even cookie dough shapes” she says as she closes her Pop Chef review. “The possibilities are endless!” Just avoid the spaghetti!
Read Missy’s full Pop Chef review
Finger sandwiches are a great way to celebrate special occasions with children or a creative way to get them to eat healthier foods. With the Pop Chef you can create finger sandwiches into all sorts of fun shapes! Here are some of the types of fun, finger sandwiches you can make:
Peanut Butter and Jelly – a classic choice that can be revitalized by cutting it into a star, heart or butterfly shape!
Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff – this one isn’t exactly healthy, but it is a kid-friendly favorite.
Pizza Sandwiches – spread some marinara sauce on some white toasted bread, cut the bread and some mozzarella cheese into your chosen shapes, add some pepperoni slices and heat them up!
Cream Cheese and Cucumbers – a healthier choice involving toasted bread, cream cheese and thinly sliced cucumber slices (no skins). Again, cut them in exciting shapes to encourage your kids to eat them.
Peppers, Onions and Mozzarella – roast some bell peppers and red onions in olive oil or butter, add a slice of fresh mozzarella, place them into some toasted bread, cut into your favorite shapes and serve!
Strawberry and Banana – spread some strawberry cream cheese on some toasted bread and add some banana slices
Peanut Butter and Apple – a great choice for Autumn. Spread some peanut butter on toasted bread and add thin apple slices, cut into shapes and enjoy!
Edible fruit arrangements have become quite popular over the years. They’re a perfect way to celebrate all sorts of special occasions and they make a wonderful gift. Here are some tips on how to use the Pop Chef to make your own picture-perfect edible fruit arrangement.
1) Use a head of lettuce or cabbage as your base. This helps to provide overall stability to your masterpiece.
2) Place the head of lettuce or cabbage in a bowl or pot. Try to reduce wiggle room between the head and the container. Cut lettuce or cabbage to size if necessary.
3) Place the skewers throughout the head of lettuce or cabbage using various heights to give the piece more dimension.
4) Use multiple colors to make your fruit arrangement come to life.
5) Make sure your fruit is fresh, clean and not too soft. Extremely soft fruit can be hard to cut into shape. Unclean or old fruit can lead to health issues.
6) Put the heavier pieces on the bottom of your skewers.
7) Be sure to keep your edible fruit arrangement refrigerated before serving.
Anchors Jason Vincent and Joy Howe review the Pop Chef for Iowa’s CBS station, KGAN, for their “Will it Work?” segment as they discuss fruit bouquets.
Fruit bouquets “are so popular these days” notes Vincent and with the Pop Chef “that’s what you’re suppose to do….make those at home yourself.”
“They’re very expensive if you buy them” Howe adds.
Vincent and Howe then begin to test the Pop Chef on various types of fruit as they begin to create their own fruit bouquet. They go on to express how they are pleased with their results. “I give it a thumbs up” says Vincent. “I’m kinda enjoying it….Push, pop and now we eat!”
Watch the full Pop Chef review from KGAN
The Pop Chef was recently reviewed by Demcy Apdian, of Life’s Perception and Inspiration, and she (and her daughter) discovered how the Pop Chef could make eating healthy fun.
“My daughter had a lot of fun with Pop Chef,” Demcy shares “and she’s been using it since we received the product. The shapes are super easy to use and easy to clean…. Here’s my daughter’s masterpiece!”
“[I]f you are looking for some cool ideas to help entice your kids to eat fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, then you need to get a Pop Chef kit” Demcy advises.
Read her full Pop Chef review on Life’s Perception and Inspiration
“When I got the chance to do a review on Pop Chef, I was a bit hesitant” admits a Southern Mess Moms reviewer. “[I was] nervous about how it would turn out. I just didn’t want to try to put a positive spin on something that simply didn’t work.”
“Luckily, that wasn’t an issue!” this Southern mother goes on to say. “Pop Chef is the new, fast, and easy way to make awesome edible creations that don’t cost you a ton! Their secret is the 3-in-one action: basically it shapes, pops and creates all with one move! To top that off it does it without the mess or hassle of knives or cookie cutters….Pop Chef is perfect for use on fruits, cheeses, vegetables, breads, potatoes, and so much more!”
She and her daughter Emalee say their favorite thing to do with the Pop Chef was “making home-made potato chips.” Check out their results in the accompanying picture and read more about this Pop Chef review from Southern Mess Moms.
YouTube reviewer, JD Nitro, was recently asked to review the Pop Chef and he shares his thoughts on the Pop Chef with his subscribers.
“It works” says JD Nitro. “You can press out some fun edible arrangements” with the Pop Chef.
JD goes on to say how he feels “kids will love” the Pop Chef, as would people who are “creative in the kitchen.”
JD concludes by giving the Pop Chef a 9 out of 10 rating and says “it’s a definite buy!”
Watch JD Nitro’s full review of the Pop Chef
The Pop Chef was recently viewed by Jennifer of Sugar Pop Ribbons who asked her daughter, DD, to assist.
“Once we learned how to handle the [Pop Chef] tool properly, we were able to make a small fruit arrangement” says Jennifer. “I must admit that it took us awhile to get the finished product ready, but my daughter had a blast trying the [Pop Chef].”
Read Jennifer’s full Pop Chef review