I was making cake pops one day and thought, donut cake pops!!! I put some cake directly into the pan and it got stuck (surprise, surprise!!). Foil worked perfectly, it molds to the curves and is strong enough for me to be able to pull out!
Press the cake into the mold and lift it out by the pieces of foil that are sticking out. Peel the foil off of the donut-shaped cake. (IT WORKED!!!) Instructions to make the cake here.
The pops that sat out of the freezer for more than 5 minutes ended up falling apart while being dipped in chocolate, so I would advise keeping them in the freezer until it's their turn to be dipped.
And the moral of the story is that ideas are meant to be explored. No matter how many times it doesn't turn out the way I imagined, I never gave up! And the result was even better than I expected! One day, I'd love to have a Cake Pop book published.... Dare to dream BIG and don't give up!
xoxo cody cakes