Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hawks Pops are in the House!!!

It's Super Bowl XLVIII
and we're rooting for the Seahawks of course!

I had fun making these "Blitz" cake pops in honor of the Seahawk mascot and the big game tomorrow!
I had a hard time visualizing how this pop should go because I wasn't really sure what to do with the beak, but I think he turned out okay.  I ended up placing a chocolate chip on the pop to shape the beak before dipping.

My kids are huge fans and they sure didn't mind as they were
enjoying these before tomorrow's festivities.
Go Hawks!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Cake Pops - in Woman's World!

I was so excited when Woman’s World Magazine asked if they could feature my
Thanksgiving Feast Cake Pops in their upcoming issue!

Check out the full spread in their Dec. 2
nd issue (on newsstands today!).
It is in their “Borrowed from the Blogs!” section on pages 32-33.

They did an awesome job with the write up and included the complete details on
how to create each of these unique pops. I think it turned out great!

 


I first introduced my Thanksgiving feast cake pops on November 23, 2011!http://www.365cakepops.com/2011/11/happy-thanksgiving.html
Find the complete instructions in this issue of Woman’s World and discover even more
Thanksgiving cake pops in my book - 
Pop.O.LiciousCake Pops!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Purrr-fectly Cute Halloween Cake Pops

I just had to get back in the kitchen today to make these cute little guys!
Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and nothing gets me more excited about it than a brand new cake pop!

I know I've been MIA for a while... I recently moved with my family, so that has taken up a lot of our time. And I haven't really been able to play around in the kitchen. But I've been thinking about this particular cake pop for a while, so today I finally made it!

Here's a quick description on how it was done, 
and I included a pic at the bottom to help you out a little bit...

- I took one regular cake ball and divided it into two separate balls.
- The head is about 1/3 the size of the pumpkin.
- I dipped the stick in candy coating to use as the glue, and stuck it in the bottom of the pumpkin.
- I put a little bit of melted candy coating on top of the pumpkin and placed the head.
- After it dried completely, I dipped whole thing in orange candy coating. 
- As it dried, I placed a heart sprinkle upside down on top for the ear. 
- After it dried, I dipped the top portion in black candy coating to create the head. 
- As it was drying, I placed a full orange candy melt on the side of the cat's head for the pumpkin lid.
- As that dried, I used a little bit of melted orange candy coating and placed a green sprinkle on top. (You can use anything you want for this; green candy coated sunflower seed, etc.)
- The paws are piped on black candy melt. 
- A fun combination of sprinkles made up the cat's face.
- And on the back I used melted candy coating to place about an inch of black licorice
pinwheel to create the tail.

What purrr-fectly cute cake pops!


What a purrr-fect match!
 My son was so excited to dig in. Definitely love at first sight!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love Bird Cake Pops - Part 2

As I mentioned in my Valentine Love Bird - Part 1 post,  I had a second bird design to share... well here it is! Just in time for Valentine's Day!

For these, I was inspired by Bubble and Sweet's amazingly cute bird cake pops. I really liked her design and I wanted to add my own personal touches.
 
I shaped the body by hand and dipped in pink candy melt. As they dried I attached the candy eyes, sprinkles for the beaks, and heart sprinkles for the tail. The biggest difference in these pops is that I attached the wings after I dipped them. To get the color contrast, I used red candy melts cut in half, and attached them as the pops dried.

Add a little red bow and these are ready to deliver to your sweetheart!
When he asks how you came up with such an adorable idea,
you can say you were just winging it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine Love Bug Cake Pops

Just a couple more days until Valentine's Day, so I present to you
my take on the Valentine Love Bug cake pop!

I took a regular sized ball and broke it into two separate pieces. I stacked the larger ball on top and shaped the bottom piece for the body. I drew inspiration from KC Bakes’ adorable love bug pops for this process.

These love bugs are triple dipped!
To get the desired color scheme, once the cake balls were secure on the stick I dipped them in candy melt three different times. First, I dipped the whole thing in black candy melt until completely covered and let dry. Second, I dipped just the head in pink, and then let that dry. And finally, I dipped the top of the head back in black.

Most of the accessories are some version of a heart sprinkle. Except the wings are red candy melt, and I used a round cookie cutter to shape them.

There are so many great versions of love bug cake pops out there, I couldn’t resist showing mine too… hope that doesn’t bug you!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Love Bird Cake Pops - Part 1

Here is the first of two different Love Bird Cake Pop designs
I have to share this year!

Just like with the
Love Puppies and the Boxed Hearts, I shaped these by flattening my cake/frosting mixture between two pieces of wax paper and then cutting with Wilton’s mini heart cutter. I love this method of shaping pops when using cutters because it’s so quick and simple,
and doesn’t leave much of a mess.

For the features on the birds, I used mini heart sprinkles for the wings, mini chocolate chips for the nose, and candy eyes.

Complete ‘how-to’ directions for these pops can also be found in
my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops. It’s not too late to pick up a copy for the one you love as a great Valentine’s gift!

My second Love Bird design is coming soon, so stay tuned…


Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine Owl Cake Pops

These Valentine Owl Cake Pops just want you to know that they care!

Inspired by Bakerella’s Owl Cake Pops, these adorable little treats are ready for the holiday! I just added cut pieces of candy melts for the wings to look like they’re holding onto the candy conversation hearts.

I’ve got a few more Valentine pops on the way,
so stay tuned…

Whooo will you be cuddling up with this Valentine’s Day?!