Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 6: Christmas Cake Pops - Stockings

Christmas Stocking Cake Pops!

The great thing about these is that you can decorate
them any way you want.
To color the socks, first I dipped the whole thing in red candy melt. After letting it dry completely, I dipped the toe in green, and then pipped it onto the heel.
Finally, I dipped the top of the cake pop in white and textured it with a toothpick.

I chose to fill my stockings with Teddy Grahams, candy canes, chocolate crunch sprinkles, flower sprinkles, and Sixlets candies. But really, the sky is the limit and you can let your imagination run wild here!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
But these cake pops were made with some added flair!

Get even more instruction on these in my book
Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 5: Christmas Cake Pops - Snowmen

Winter is right around the corner!

We can't wait for the first real snow fall of the year up in the Pacific Northwest. My kids love to build snowmen, but no snow is required to assemble these cute little cake pops.

Candy coated sunflower seeds are extremely versatile
and make perfect noses.
Wilton crunch sprinkles work well for the eyes. But I got a little crafty when I combined gummy sour cherries and Haribo sour spaghetti for the earmuffs.
Dab on chocolate dots for the mouth, add a little flair
for the scarf and you're good to go!

Catch them if you can!

Get even more instruction on these in my book
Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!
This was probably the last real snowman we built a few years ago. We're hoping for another big snowfall this year!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 4: Christmas Cake Pops -
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

It's a Major Award!
This leg lamp cake pop is inspired from the classic movie,
A Christmas Story.

I found great dolls to use at the Dollar Store with hollowed out legs. The stick fit inside perfectly. I drew on the fishnet stocking, the pop itself is a fairly basic shape, and I added black Jimmies for the edge of the lamp shade.
Put it all together and the lamp is "ready to blaze forth in unparalleled glory"!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 3: Christmas Cake Pops -
Tangled Christmas Lights

The long holiday weekend is a great time to get the Christmas lights up on the house.
But if you're tackling that project today, hopefully you're not starting out with a tangled mess like this!

I've got to give credit to Clark W. Griswold for the inspiration for these pops!

Get even more instruction on these in my book

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 2: Christmas Cake Pops - Wreaths

Today we're getting the Christmas decorations out.
 And the first thing that goes up at our house is the Christmas wreath!

These particular wreath cake pops are just as tasty 
as they are cute to look at.
I used licorice rope for the bow and a white chocolate chip for the center. I textured the green candy melt with a toothpick and decorated it with holiday sprinkles.
Voilá!

As soon as all the decorations are up today, I know exactly how we are going to celebrate!

Get even more instruction on these in my book
Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 1: Christmas Cake Pops - Oreo Peppermint Balls

We're back! Who's ready for Christmas?!?!
As promised, today is the first of 21 straight days of
Christmas Cake Pops!

These pops are actually my favorite recipe.
Oreo Cookies smashed up and mixed with cream cheese.
Dipped in vanilla candy melt and coated with crushed
candy cane/peppermint.
Not exactly cake, but oh, so delicious.

We hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and are already gearing up for Christmas. If you're not out shopping for those early holiday deals, give these pops a try.
You'll thank me later!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!
If you're celebrating this year, we hope you have a wonderful time with family, friends, and loved ones.

If you're stuck for dinner ideas we've got you covered with
Thanksgiving Cake Pops!

Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, and of course,
the Turkey, complete with Stuffing.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cornucopia Cake Pops

Keeping in the Thanksgiving spirit, next on the menu are
Cornucopia Cake Pops!

The cornucopia is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, overflowing with produce (or in this case - candy) and is the perfect treat to include in your Thanksgiving holiday.

Check out the Thanksgiving Tutorial section at the top of this page to find out how to make these festive pops!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Turkey Cake Pops

Goodbye, Halloween. Hello, Thanksgiving!
Time to get in the spirit with these Turkey Cake Pops!

We love gathering around the table at our house and enjoying all of the classic Thanksgiving dishes.
I'm partial to stuffing and good mashed potatoes.
And it looks like these Turkeys will become a new family tradition when dessert rolls around!

Find out how to make these adorable Turkey Cake Pops in the Thanksgiving Tutorial section at the top of this page.

Surprise your family and friends at this year's gathering!