Friday, March 1, 2013

February Projects

February started great with one of the most watched sport events of the year, the Super Bowl. I couldn't help but make special treats for the occasion: football cake pops!!! These were a hit. Our friends love them.
And of course, the most important day in February is Valentine's Day, perfect timing for treats with a touch of red...the micro heart sprinkles look great on these:
I love how you can find candy corn for all the different seasons nowadays. These valentine's candy corns are perfect for flower cake pops. 
a closer look: 
I've been waiting to make teddy bear cake pops since saw them on Bakerella's blog last year and I was so excited I got a chance to make them this year. It was so much fun to put all the pieces together! One of my favorite's projects so far. They are adorable!!!!!!!
 Simple cute heart cake pops for my sweetheart, my dear husband:
I took a little break this month from cake popping and adventure in cupcake baking (Cupcake Wars is one of my favorite shows). I found this great Martha Stewart recipe for carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (from her book  Martha Stewart Cupcakes) and went with the rose piping technique. Yum yum.
 ... and last but not least, I decided to experiment with cheesecake. These were delicious! Chocolate and cheesecake, what a great combination. Can't wait to make more of these...

More to come in March! Happy baking!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Cake Pops!

This Holiday Season was really exciting. I decided to make my favorite cake pops from the Bakerella Cake Pop Holiday Book. It was a tough decision. I seem to like all of them but only had time to make a few.

I decided to start with a simple one (so I thought). The silver jingle bells. I had a hard time finding silver edible spray. All craft stores were out of stock but I was lucky to find them at Wal-Mart. And here are the results:

Next in line were the jolly holly cake pops. I used the holly sprinkle mix from the Wilton Pops Christmas decorating kit. They came out really cute.

One design I couldn't really miss this Holiday season was the Polar bear cake pops. These are the most adorable cake pops I have made so far. They look so much like the Coke polar bears : )

The cuteness competition continues with the cutest snowmen ever. These took a long time to decorate but totally worth it. Don't you think?

 Christmas gift for our vet: cute dog and cat cake pops with reindeer antler hats. Since I couldn't find gingerbread boy sprinkles to use for the antlers, I decided to pipe the antlers with chocolate melts.

And for Christmas Eve dinner, what's better than Santa and his elves? It was a great addition to the dessert table.


 Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bakerella Book Signing

I was really excited when Bakerella (Angie Dudley) announced her new book Cake Pops Holidays and I couldn't wait for the book release this past October. But when I read on her blog that she was going to be in town on November 7th for her book signing, I was ecstatic.

The only thing I kept wishing for is not to be away for work that day. Nonetheless, I was scheduled to travel that week but luckily I was back in town just an hour before the event. Yay! I didn't miss it!!!!

The event was great. Bakerella spoke about how it all started, where the name her blog came from, cake pop tips, techniques, and of course her new book and all the amazing designs in it. She is really an inspiration for all the cake poppers out there including myself.

Here are some of the pictures from the book signing:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

One Last Halloween Batch

I have to say that I've had so much fun making Halloween cake pops this season so when my little sister asked me to make cake pops to bring to her office for Halloween day, I didn't even hesitate and said yes!

I saw the opportunity to try one more design I had not made yet...eyeballs I had seen at Bakerella's blog...These were absolutely so much fun to make. Oh my, they look so freaky!!!

Let's look at a close up. They are so perfect for Halloween.


 And of course I had to make more jack-o-lanterns and cute ghosts.

Now they are ready to be a great treat decoration for Halloween!!!

These ended up being such a cute-scary cake pop bunch. I can't wait to start working on Holiday's cake pops. First stop will be Thanksgiving. I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Cake Pops!!!

Halloween is around the corner and I couldn't wait to start working on different designs for the occasion. I got inspired by Bakerella's recent post with the cute 'Sweet Ghost' and I couldn't resist to give it try.

Got chocolate and pumpkin spice cake balls ready and the fun started...

and here are the results...

Jack-o-lanterns, mommies, and the cute ghosts (which happens to be my favorite). I used this cute Halloween cake pop stand that I found at Target; perfect for the occasion.

The fun didn't stop here. I just don't seem to be able to stop making cake pops...

Skulls and coffins.


In the meantime Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Now getting ready for the next stop... Thanksgiving...

Happy baking!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall is here!

What I love the most about the fall? The fall colors!!! Perfect time to experiment with new cake pop colors in preparation for Halloween...I'm in love with the Wilton Halloween Mix and of course orange candy melts. 

Cake balls ready to be decorated (vanilla/lemon flavor)...

...and these are the results. I used the black sugar, black/orange nonpareils and the hallow pumpkin mix. Such a cute bunch.

 Now I really feel inspired and ready to work on more Halloween designs. Happy baking!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Simply Saying Thanks!

A couple of weeks ago, our 20 year old cat Simon got sick and stop eating all together. We took him to our vet and she was very special with us through this rough time. Simon started eating on his own a few days later and now he's back to normal again. Sometimes words alone cannot express gratitude so I decided to say thanks in a different way. Paw print cake pops!!!

I got all my supplies ready. Baked a chocolate cake, crumbled the cake, mixed it with cream cheese frosting and rolled the ball shaped cake bites. Yum yum.

Here are the cake balls ready to be dipped in melted white candy...

Here are the decorations ready, sprinkles and sanding sugar...

And here are the's a sweet bunch

I decided to add a paw print using melted blue candy.. these cake pops are simple and cute.

Here is the final result. All wrapped up and ready to be delivered.

Thanks again to our vet for taking good care of our pets.