Wednesday, November 7, 2012

EP Eagles

Red and Black Eden Prairie Soccer Ball Cake Pops

I made these cake pops for a girl's birthday party.  The soccer balls were challenging but I was happy with how they turned out.  To make the soccer balls I cut pentagons out of a black Wilton sugar sheet and then stuck them to the cake balls using melted chocolate.  Let's GO EAGLES! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

On Fire

 I recently made these fire ball cake pops for a "We Survived the Fire Party".  My client's home started on fire last year after it got struck by lightning, so they threw a party to celebrate surviving the fire.

These were so much fun to make! 
The pops were made using red velvet cake so they had a fiery, red, colored center.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Back to School

It's that time of year again...back to school! 

A "cake" made out of school supplies makes a perfect gift for your favorite student or teacher.
For another variation, check out the video on how to make a Pencil Cake on

 For this project you will need the following supplies:
1 Circular Container
2 Rubber bands
Erasers (yellow)
Paper Clips or Colored Rubber bands

Start by punching 3 holes in the bottom of a container.  Place one pencil in each hole.  These will be the candles on the cake.  Wrap two rubber bands around the container.

Place pens or pencils underneath the two rubber bands to cover the entire circumference of the container.

On the top of the cake scatter colored paper clips or rubber bands for the frosting.  Place yellow erasers on top of the pencils (candles) in the middle of the cake to create flames. 
This cake will get anyone excited to go back to school!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Roulette Anyone?

I created cake pops and a cake pop display for a company casino themed boat
cruise on Lake Minnetonka.  I created this roulette wheel in the company colors. 
Like an actual roulette table, the wheel spun and lit up.

I made three flavors of cake pops; chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

 To make the roulette table numbers, I used melted chocolate to write a number on a
candy melt which I then stuck to the top of the cake pops on the outermost circle.

The cake pops in the middle circle were covered with
sanding sugar to add a little sparkle to the display.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

If you like Pina Coladas....

Try out these super cute Pina Colada cake pops.  They are simple to create and are perfect for a summer soiree.  Make cake pops as you normally would, but flatten the top side.  Dip the cake pop in brown chocolate for the coconut shell.  Use a toothpick while the chocolate is still warm to add some texture.  Once the brown chocolate is dry, dip the top of the cake pop in some white chocolate and add sprinkles if desired.  While the chocolate is still warm stick the top of a straw and a mini drink umbrella into the cake pop.  For the full Pina Colada effect, make your cake pops using coconut cake and pineapple frosting!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Life's a Beach

This summer has been unseasonably hot!  What better way to cool off than a beach inspired party.

I used a variety of beach gear to decorate the dessert table;
including towels, pool floaties, a cooler, pails, and shovels.

I found these giant shovels at Target, perfect for serving fruit.

Snow Cone Cupcakes. 
Visit Bakerella's blog for instructions.

Pink Lemonade Cookies 
 I made cookie sandwiches by putting buttercream frosting between
two cookies and dipping the edges in sanding sugar. 

Ice Cream Cones. 
Who doesn't love an ice cream cone on a hot, sunny day!

Ice cold drinks to beat the heat!


Crab Cake Pops
I used Swedish Fish for the claws and found the eyes
in the cake supply section at Michaels.

 Treat your guests to "beach ball" goodie bags. 
Fill them with summer goodies; squirt guns, water balloons, leis, and candy.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Best Friend's Wedding

My best friend married the love of her life earlier this month and I had the honor of not only being in her wedding, but making approximately 250 cake pops for the reception.  It was definitely the largest baking task that I have taken on, but went suprisingly well.  Luckily, I had my mom to help with the cake pop making.  Love you mom!  We made three different flavors of cake pops; Chocolate, Vanilla, and Carrot Cake.  The groom's uncle made the amazing, tiered stand to display the cake pops. 

 Wedding Cake and Cake Pops

 Close Up

 Top Tier Cake

Two of my lovely friends enjoying their cake pops!

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Rugh!  Your wedding day was amazing.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Derby Inspired Bachelorette Dessert Table

My best friend is getting married soon and we threw her a Kentucky Derby themed bachelorette
party this past Saturday.  We all wore fascinator hats from Grace Hats and I created this
Derby themed dessert table using the wedding colors.

 I love using Rock Candy in dessert tables.  I love anything that
sparkles and the rock candy instantly adds glam.

 To display the Rock Candy, I lined a plain white platter with black sixlets.  To spice up
plain serving platters try lining the bottom with candy, ribbon, cardstock, etc.

 Although the official drink of the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep I opted
for champagne as the specialty drink, as it is the bride's favorite.

I also created these Derby hat mini-cakes for the table.  To re-create these, bake a 9x13" cake. 
Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out circular pieces of cake.  Frost and decorate with
ribbon, feathers, gems, and flower to make the mini-cakes look like Derby hats.

 Close up of a Derby hat inspired mini-cake.

Treat bags filled with multi-colored sixlets.

 Kentucky Derby inspired bachelorette desert table.

Congrats to the winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby - #19 "I'll Have Another".
What an apt name for a Derby Bachelorette party!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hoppy Easter!

Oreo Trifle!  I found this recipe on Pinterest:
1 bag Oreos - crushed
8oz cream cheese - softened
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 cups milk
2 sm boxes instant vanilla pudding
1/2 tsp vanilla
12 oz Cool Whip - thawed
Cream together cream cheese, butter, powered sugar & vanilla. In separate bowl mix milk and pudding. Chill until set. Fold in Cool Whip after pudding has set. Add cream cheese mixture. Layer with Oreos. Chill until ready to serve!

I made the chicks using blue gumballs, yellow chocolate chips for the beaks, and a black food marker for the eyes.  The nest is made out of crushed golden grahams.  The bunnies are made out of white gumballs, white sprinkles for the tail, and strawberry heart marshmallows for the feet!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Growing UP

Another year has come and gone.  Here is a Disney Pixar UP themed birthday dessert table that I created.

Grape Soda
Guests can drink a soda and make an Ellie badge with the bottle cap.

 Spirit of Adventure Bars
Fruit Loop bars which I made using the same recipe you would for Rice Krispie bars.

 Kevin's Chocolate Bars

 Dug's Gumballs

 Russell's Wilderness Explorer S'mores Mix
To make mix Golden Grahams Cereal with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Carl's Jello Cloud Cups
Blue Jello with Cool Whip clouds.

UP Cake
Cake decorated with clouds and "balloon" cake pops.

For the Guests: Adventure books and passports.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Whoo, whoo

I recently made these owl cake pops for my friend Heather's baby shower.  I really like how they turned out.  Super cute and they matched the baby shower decor.  I used candy from a candy necklace for the eyes, chocolate covered sunflower seeds for the wings, miniature colored chocolate chips for the beaks, and sprinkles for the feet.  For full instructions on how to create these cake pops check out Cake Pops by Bakerella.

Congrats Heather!  You will make a great mother!