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.