Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It's hockey time! Here in MN the weather is freezing which means the outdoor rinks are frozen and ready for skating. Just in time for this hockey cake pop display! We made the stand using hockey sticks, circular wood bases, and a hockey puck to top it off.
These pops were for an Eden Prairie Eagles event, but would look great in any team color!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I created this dessert table for a baseball themed bachelorette party. We started the night with food, drinks, and fun. Followed by a night at a Minnesota Twins baseball game
This isn't quite dessert, but a baseball themed party can't be complete without hot dogs.
My all time favorite baseball treat, Malt Cups.
I love how these baseball player cake pops turned out! I used a half of a chocolate wafer for the baseball hat and a pink Sixlet to look like bubble gum.
More fan favorites; licorice,
peanut butter filled pretzels,
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
FORE! I made these golf cake pops for a 30th surprise birthday party. I rolled the cake balls and then put them in a chocolate golf ball mold. I then attached each cake pop to a golf tee using melted chocolate. Any golf enthusiast would love these!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
These cake pops were for a beautiful, rustic wedding which was held at a vineyard & barn.
The cake pops were decorated in the bride's favorite color, yellow. They went great with the antique blue mason jars and yellow and white flowers.
Here is the gorgeous bride enjoying a treat!
We love you Mia!
Monday, September 16, 2013
These cake pops were for a beautiful summer wedding. The wedding reception was held on a boat cruise on Lake Minnetonka. It was such a beautiful night!
The wedding colors were lime green and coral, a great combo.
Key Lime was a new cake pop flavor that I made. They were very refreshing and summery!
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Animal lovers will love these cat and dog cake pops!
Isn't this little kitten adorable?
For the cats I used triangle sprinkles for ears and a miniature M&M for the nose. I then used a paint brush and melted chocolate to draw eyes and whiskers onto the cake pop.
For the dogs ears I cut a Wilton candy melt in half, and used one half for each of the ears. Again, I used a miniature M&M for the nose and painted on the eyes with melted chocolate. For the dog collar I stuck a lifesaver onto the cake pop immediately after I dipped it in chocolate
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Summer is here! And what's better on a hot summer day than a juicy watermelon?
Watermelon cake pops!
For these cake pops I made vanilla cake that I tinted pink. I then added miniature chocolate chips for watermelon seeds so that when you bite into the cake pops they look like an actual watermelon. I dipped the cake pops in a dark green chocolate and then used a paint brush to paint light green stripes for a more realistic watermelon look.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Need a teacher gift for the end of they year!
How about Apple Cake Pops?
These pops were very simple to make. I dipped the pops in red colored chocolate and then used a chocolate covered sunflower seed for the stem and a diamond shaped green sprinkle for the leaf.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I recently made these black and light pink cake pops for a Paris themed wedding shower. The couple became engaged while in Paris so it was very fitting!
I used large light pink sprinkles on the black cake pops for a simple but elegant look.
To make the black specks on the pink cake pops I sprinkled black disco dust. I also adhered a chocolate Eiffel Tower to each cake pop. To make any type of design out of chocolate, melt the chocolate and place in a squeeze bottle or piping bag. Draw a design with the melted chocolate on wax paper. Once the chocolate has hardened you can remove the design and use to decorate cake pops, cakes, cookies, etc.
This Eiffel Tower was used as a centerpiece for the cake pops.
I used melted chocolate to add a little extra detail.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Since winter seems to be never ending this year in Minnesota, here
are some winter wonderland cake pops to cheer you up.
I rolled these cake pops in sugar crystals and sprinkled with snowflake
sprinkles. They have a glittery effect like freshly fallen snow.
I also made these pops with miniature snowboards for a teenage boy's birthday.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason.
In support of the Go Red movement, my mom and I created this snack table to honor all of the beautiful women in our lives. We chose foods that are heart healthy - fresh fruits, fresh veggies, nuts, low fat dips and of course dark chocolate and red wine.
Who knew beets would taste this good when mixed with garlic and chick peas to make this yummy hummus? The color is so much fun and with the heart shaped tomatoes it makes a healthy snack that will have your guests wanting more.
Red peppers have a sweeter taste than their green cousins and are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and fiber. Paired with a low fat ranch dip they make a healthy and tasty snack.
Fresh fruit is always a great option. Here are some juicy cherries and raspberries.
The jury isn't out on the health benefits of chocolate yet but there are studies that indicate that it might be a heart healthy choice. We decided to add just a bit of dark chocolate to these yummy raspberries. They look and taste delicious and we think they are good for your heart and soul.
Delish! Strawberries and pomegranate completed our red fruit choices.
Just a small handful of almonds (about 23 almonds = 1 oz.) may help you maintain a healthy cholesterol level. We followed a tip from the Almond Board of California and used shot glasses for one serving.
As we previously mentioned there are studies that indicate dark chocolate might have heart healthy benefits. We included some chocolate snacks, including this chocolate chex mix.
Another chocolate option was chocolate hearts and M&Ms.
The table wouldn't be complete without a dessert! Although cake is not a heart healthy option, it is ok to enjoy dessert in moderation.
We also had a variety of drinks - grape juice with sparkling water, red wine and for a fun alternative, chocolate wine. Red and purple grape juice along with non-alcoholic red wine may have some of the same heart healthy benefits as red wine might have. As always, if you choose red wine enjoy it in moderation.