Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cake Pop Takeover

That's right...a cake pop takeover here on the blog. I know as of late they have been taking over my kitchen. I have been making different styles, different flavors and even a different shape. I always have people ask me for the recipe for these guys, so here goes.

Step one- make your favorite cake. It can be from scratch or from a box, doesn't matter, just bake it off and let it cool.

Step two- crumble the cake in a big mixing bowl and then mix with your favorite frosting or icing. Once again can be homemade or can be out of a can (I've done both and they both taste great).

Step three- shape into balls, insert lollipop sticks, let set in refrigerator (or if you are in a hurry the freezer) and then dip into melted chocolate.

Step four- enjoy!

See, they are pretty easy and if you would like a more detail recipe, go to Bakerella.com. That's were I first saw cake pops. You will be amazed what she does with cake pops. She even has a book coming out this fall (have to pre-order mine today) She's great at giving step by step instructions with great pictures.

Below, I have pictures of the cake pops (well some of the cake pops) I have made over the past year. It's fun coming up with different ways to make a simple cake on a stick so yummy. Enjoy (I know I have)!

These are cupcake cake pops. Who knew this would be the start of it all.

Cake Pops for Taya and Tyla's birthday.

Sometimes (I will admit) I get a little overwhelmed with all the cake pops orders, so here's a little cake pop humor. ;)

Cake pops for my oldest's last day of preschool. The teachers were very happy to find out my middle child would be attending next year.(quote "yeah, cake pops next year too")

Cake pops for a house warming gift. I love the way the ones with the sugar pearls look, but you have to like you cake pops crunch to eat them.

I like how the dark and white play out here. I think it's a nice visual.

Cake pops I quickly made up last night. These are some of my experiments with flavor. The two on the ends have a lemon crunch sprinkle on them (a fun new goodie I got from Pampered Chef) and the middle one is a Almond Joy cake pop (almond cake with coconut in the center).

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tease Revealed

Remember this picture from last week?

Well, I'm here to show you the rest of it. As some of you guess, I was making something with a John Deere Theme. I know a tractor, which my nephew would love, was guess, but it was actually a John Deere Gator. Jodi, one of the Moms from my playgroup, asked if I could make a cake with a boy riding the gator for her son Alex's 4th birthday. She sent me a picture of Alex on his and armed with that and what I know about John Deere gators (which I must say is very little right now, I came up with the following cake.

Here is fondant Alex riding the fondant gator. The cake was covered in vanilla buttercream and I used buttercream to pipe the grass.

I covered the cake board with fondant and then added the fondant fence as a border. At the last minute, I added some fondant lady bugs, to add a little splash of color, but didn't get a new picture.

Along with the cake, I made some cupcakes for the party guest to enjoy. Happy Birthday Alex.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


This will be a short post, but I wanted to make sure to have one today, being Tuesday and all. I have a cake coming this weekend that at first scared me. I think I have mentioned before how I get a picture of what I believe the cake should look like. There are times then that the actual cake doesn't match the image in my head, and then I'm not happy. Well this cake , or to be more precise, cake topper just wasn't popping into the old noggin on how to make it. Then finally it came to me (big sigh of relief). Since I wanted to make sure to do all I could for it, I started making the topper last weekend. And I'm thankful to report that it's done and now I have to make the cake and cupcakes to go with it. So stay tuned, next week you will get to see everything put together. In the meantime, here's a little sneak peak of what I've been working on.