Ahhh, Cake Pops...
I was given this book from a friend that said she 'thought of me' when she saw it. I was thinking, 'she must be crazy' but now I am in love! So, I am forever grateful for my dear friend Kandice who feeds my addictions.
Our amazing and awesome and super cool feel at home church TerraNova had a VBS this past summer called A Jungle Adventure! I was given the honor of helping out with the Crafts for the week and had a ton of super helpful co-leaders and helpers. At the end of the week, I really wanted to do something special for them as a thank you. Now, what better way to say Thank you than with a Cake Pop? Right?
Me, being the person that I am, that loves themes instantly thinks of MONKEYS! Now, I only had a couple of days to think of this and plan, so, I didn't have time to make my practice pops. I just dove right in. Honestly, I think everyone should start out with the basics, something simple, like a ball in a cup or just a ball on a stick. But, I was pressed for time. So, I just went for it.
Not bad for my first attempt. I think these little guys turned out pretty darn cute. Oh, Bakerella how I love you so! I put them in little bags that I got from Michael's and followed along with the books instructions/guidelines/ideas. I used a chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting. I couldn't find the mini black wafer sprinkles (it was summer - those come out in the Fall) so I had to make do with what I had. The sugar looked better than me just drawing in the eyes, and I wanted it to look different from the nose. So, that is what I came up with. :)
My second attempt at cake pops was for my son's 5th Birthday party. I made them for the grown-ups, but the kids went wild for them. My son's party was a Space Rocket Theme. (Stay tuned, I will have a party post soon.) So, I made Alien Heads!
Cute huh? No where near as perfected as Bakerella. I sure am in awe of her awesomeness. But, still cute! I used a Lemon cake mix and Lemon frosting for the Aliens.
And there you have it, just the beginning of my cake pop experimenting!
My daughter informed me that she wants a Pink Monkey themed Birthday Party, with flowers. Okay, oh, the options are endless. Stay tuned. (Her Birthday is at the end of March.)