Tesco gift guide has a cake pop maker for £10, I'm tempted as even if I only use it a few times it can't be bad at that price can it? Although I love them normally as well - cake and buttercream is a winner for me (particularly coated in pink chocolate and glitter - yummy!)
I like the ones with buttercream and mashed up cake. The cake is fresh - you just bake it, let it cool, whizz in the blender, and mix with the buttercream. Surely a "cakepop maker" is just making a little ball of cake - which isn't quite the same as the original idea of cakepops... another gadget to go in the back of the cupboard with the smoothie maker?