Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker

Test 08/2019

  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - front
  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - front1
  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - front2
  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - front3
  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - boxed
  • Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker - detail
Test seal: Tristar SA-1123 Cake-Pop Maker, Rating 8.5

last modified: 08.10.2019, 10:40

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Safety 20%
Speed 20%
Workmanship 20%
Cleaning 10%
Overall impression 10%
Tested by: Jana


Product tester


The Tristar Cake Pop Maker is a very easy-to-use device that can prepare cake pops in a very short time. This device is of high quality and looks stable. The cake pops are nice round balls that taste good. The device is easy to clean. All in one a very good device, which prepares cake pops fast and without a lot of effort.


  • Easy to use
  • Accessories: Cakepop sticks, fork and instructions incl. recipes
  • Stable and non-slip


  • At the beginning prone to smoke

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Simple operation and optimum results in the shortest possible time, but initially prone to smoke. Good price-performance ratio.

The device

The Cake-Pop-Maker von Tristar comes in a classic design, which is very similar to a waffle iron. The silver case looks very stable at first sight. With the integrated pop cake baking pan, you can bake 12 cake pops per pass. In addition, this cake pop maker has a non-stick coating and there are two indicator lights (red/green) on the lid. The lid is easy to close thanks to a safety catch and does not slip due to the anti-slip feet.

Included in delivery:

  • Device
  • Operating instructions (incl. recipes)
  • Fork to take out the cake pops
  • 50 cake pop sticks


The operation of this device is very simple. Before using the device for the first time you should clean it with a damp cloth. It is recommended to grease the baking tray before inserting the plug into the socket. If you insert the plug into the socket, the appliance will automatically start to warm up. This takes about 3 minutes, then the recommended baking temperature is reached and the green light goes out. Since the housing, especially the lid, can heat up to 60 degrees during the warm-up period (even up to 140 degrees at the edge), the lid should only be opened/closed with the aid of a pot holder.

Cake pop maker
Freshly baked cakepops from Tristar Cake Pop Maker

This test was carried out using a recipe from the operating manual with the following ingredients:

  • 190 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 120 g butter
  • 225 g sugar
  • 1 small bag vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 225 ml of milk

The finished dough can then be poured into the moulds using a spoon or piping bag. The preparation time varies according to the recipe. But the average time for making cake pops is about 3-4 minutes. During the baking time, you can use toothpicks or cake pop sticks to check whether the cake pops are ready. There was no excess at the edge.

The result is convincing with really round cake pops.

The cake pops from this device are well baked and also convince by their shape, because the cake pops really look like round balls and taste good.

Afterwards, you can decorate the cakepops. The instructions also include other tips&tricks, as well as recipes for decorating the cakepops.


The appliance or baking tray is not dishwasher-safe and must therefore be cleaned with a damp cloth.

We have evaluated about 300 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that around 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were often positively noted:

  • Easy cleaning
  • Easy handling
  • Quick results

The following points were often negatively noted:

  • The handle becomes so hot that it can no longer be touched
  • Lower side heats more than the upper side
  • Result not round
Manufacturer Tristar
EAN 7569000749812
Scope of delivery Device, operating instructions, lollipop sticks, fork
Quality impression Good
Differences in thermal energy During baking (60 degrees on the lid, 140 degrees on the edge)
Additional warranty 24 months
Height 9 cm
Width 20 cm
Depth 25.5 cm
Weight 2512 g
Cooling time Approx. 30 min.
Duration Approx. 4-6 min.
Power 670 W
Heating time Approx. 3 min.
Readiness indicator Yes (green/red lamp)
Temperature levels No
Dishwasher safe No
Incl. sticks Yes (ca. 50 pieces)
Incl. recipe recommendations Yes (classic muffins, chocolate muffins, lemon muffins)
Control lamps Available (green/red)
Non-slip feet Yes
Heat insulating handle Yes
Packaging Good
Manual language EN, NL, FR, GER, ES, PT, PL, IT, SV
Quality of instructions Excellent
Overall impression

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Can the iron be removed from the appliance?
No, it is solid.
How long does a baking process take?
A baking cycle lasts between 4-6 minutes.
How big are the finished cake pops?
The cake pops have a diameter of approx. 3.5 cm.


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