Posts tagged ‘cake pops’

July 27, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Monday was Jonathan’s dad’s birthday and somehow I got stuck making the cake.  I’m definitely not complaining, but Jonathan asked me to “help” and then I ended up doing the whole thing.  Silly boy.

Here’s the finished product: a yellow cake with butter cream frosting.  I’m not much of a cake person but this was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!  I’m not exactly the Cake Boss, but I thought it turned out pretty cute :)

Speaking of cakes, look what I found at Kohl’s today.  All of the Babycakes products!  Remember when I discovered this wonderful invention in my Pinterest post?  Well, here it is in the flesh!  They look so cool…I want them all.

July 18, 2011

Another Rummage Sale and Oreo Pops

Usually, I’m one to sleep in until 10:30 but today I woke up at 8 to go to my elementary school’s annual enormous rummage sale.  Seriously, it was HUGE.

Vanishing Acts {Jodi Picoult}, Eat, Pray, Love {Elizabeth Gilbert}, and The Pact {Jodi Picoult}.  All in great condition and only 50 cents each!

Jonathan found some action figures for his enormous collection {I’ll save that for another post} and I also found a cute little game called In a Pickle.  I always see it when I go to Target but never wanted to spend the money on it.  Well, this one is barely used and only cost me $3!

After the rummage sale I really wanted to do some kind of indoor activity since it was so hot outside today.  I found a fantastic recipe for Oreo cake pops on Pinterest {thanks to a little delightful} so we went to the store and bought Oreos, cream cheese, and almond bark.

All I had to do was crush up 2 rows of the Oreo cookies and mix them with a small package of cream cheese.  They are seriously delicious but super rich.  After the balls were formed, I put the lollipop sticks in them {as instructed} and let them chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.  Then, we melted the almond bark and covered the pops with it using a spoon.

My cake pops turned out so ugly…I was sad.  But then I ate one and felt a little better.

Here’s the picture from a little delightful’s blog.  Seriously, how did she get hers to look so perfect?  If anyone can help me out, I’ll repay you in Oreos ;)

What I’ll do different next time:

  • Buy shorter lollipop sticks
  • Make the balls a little bit bigger
  • Put the lollipop sticks in the balls with candy coating on the end of the stick, that way the pop won’t fall off the stick when I’m trying to frost it

Any other suggestions?  If you’ve mastered the perfect cake pop, please tell me your secret!

July 17, 2011

How Pinteresting

I got a Pinterest account the other day and I am officially obsessed!  Here are some of my favorite Pinterest finds so far:

A cakepop maker?!  Shut the front door.  You can buy this genius invention here.

My future home will have a luxurious window seat just like this.  Perfect for reading or an extra guest bed! (Unfortunately, the link to this picture is broken)

This turquoise bathroom is fantastic.

Aren’t these bookmarks gorgeous?

July 14, 2011

The Cake Pop Adventure

Okay, so I stumbled across this (and this) cake pop tutorial and decided that I had to try them out.  My first attempt didn’t turn out as disastrous as I thought it would!  I had originally planned on making “Golden Snitch” cake pops in honor of tonight’s double-feature of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, buuutt it turns out I’m not quite talented enough to get all fancy with my cake pop decorating just yet.

Here are the puppies after 2 hours of sitting in the fridge.

Mistake #1: I made them way too big.  When it was time to frost them, they kept sliding off the sticks because they were too heavy.  Mistake #2: When I dipped the stick in the candy coating and put the stick in the cake balls, I didn’t wait long enough for the candy to harden before frosting the entire cake ball.  That’s another reason why they slid off the sticks.

This was the very first cake pop that I frosted.  It turned out great!  The second one was eaten because it wasn’t as pretty :) (see how I dyed the candy coating yellow for the ‘snitch’?)

After I ran out of yellow coating I just did the rest of them plain white and added these cute rainbow sprinkles that I found in the cupboard.

My shopping list:

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 can of Pillsbury cream cheese frosting
  • 2 packages (16 oz each) of Meijer brand European Style candy coating
  • 1 bag of craft sticks (because Meijer didn’t have candy sticks)

I’ll definitely be making these again soon.  Next time I think I’ll try strawberry cake mix with cream cheese frosting…yum!