Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For Your Eyes Only

I want to start this post by warning that the picture below is not really for young eyes. It's not that it's super bad or nasty, but if you don't like your children seeing cakes that look like parts of the human body, then you would want to look at the picture when they aren't in the room. That being said, lately I have been making some special cake pops. I have had friends and friends of friends who have had surgery on their chest for medical purposes. So to celebrate their surgery, I made some boob cake pops. Basically I make a double cake pop and leave it au natural. Also below is a picture of a cookie with a fancy bra to celebrate the shopping ahead for one of my friends. The cookie is gingerbread with a fondant and royal icing bra.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Last Tuesday my husband texted me to let me know he needed a dessert for work on Thursday. They we having a special lunch that day where they could wear Hawaiian shirts and shorts in honor of the party. Since cake pops are relatively easy to make and I had the supplies on hand to whip them up, that is what I went with. But I didn't make the standard chocolate cake pops this time, this time I had more fun with them. Having the island theme already established, I chose to make, what I like to call, some Pina Colada Cake Pops, and here is how I did it.

I started with a pineapple cake mix. Yep, I was short on time and need something easy, so a boxed cake mix came to my rescue. When I went to make the cake pop mix, instead of using frosting as a binder, I used rum. I knew these pops were for adults only, so I figured why not. Now, I didn't measure the amount I put in, but I will say it wasn't a whole lot and no one would ever get drunk off these cake pops. It was just enough rum to help hold the cake together. Next I dipped the pops in some white chocolate and sprinkled them generously with some coconut. Here is the end result...
(purse and Aloha bracelet not included.)