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?!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Puppy Love Cake Pops


Puppies tend to get left out when you think about Valentine's Day,
but not this year!

Inspired by the two wonderful pups in my house, these "Puppy Love" cake pops are guaranteed to make you smile.

I shaped these the same way I made my Heart Shaped Box pops last year.
 
I flattened the cake/frosting mixture between two pieces of wax paper until about 1" thick. Then, I used the single heart cookie cutter in this set of mini Wilton cutters to create the shape of the pop.
 
After chilling, I placed the heart upside down on the stick so that it pointed up. I dipped them in pink candy melt, and placed Swedish Fish for the ears as they dried. I used confetti sprinkles for the tongue and cheeks, and a heart sprinkle for the nose. And finally, I used a black AmeriColor pen to draw on the eyes and freckles.

Finish it off with a cute little bow, and your puppy pops are all set.
These puppy love pops are made with no bark, all bite, and lots of love!