Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cake Pops

If you haven't yet checked out cake pops from Bakerella, you're really missing out! Essentially, you just mash up a cake, mix in some icing, form it into balls (or whatever shape you want), put it on sticks, and cover it with melted almond bark. They're super adorable, and I made some out of our leftover birthday cake! I left the candy coating white (melted it in the microwave) and just put some sprinkles on before it set.

I didn't have any lollipop sticks to put them on, so I just used some crazy straws we had in our junk drawer in the kitchen. I thought they were cute!

However, I thought these were as equally cute, and they would be way less labor intensive to make than cake pops (if you didn't have a bunch of leftover birthday cake).

They're just marshmallows, see? But still really adorable in cupcake papers on my cupcake stand. How can anything not be cute when it's on a cupcake stand?

I think these would be adorable for my daughter to serve her teddy bears at a tea party. Just melt the candy coating in the microwave, add a few drops of food coloring, dip and sprinkle!

My diet didn't let me eat these either. I don't know why I had a sudden urge to make irresistible desserts that I can't eat!!! At least I had the strength to say "NO!" (all accept for one bit of course ;-)


michelle said...

oh my stars. This is one of those things that makes you say, "now why didn't I think of that?!"

Holly Noelle said...

Very cute. Reminds me of this cake: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentines-day-gift-box-of.html

Xazmin said...

Such cute stuff! I have made cake-balls before, but never heard of making them into cake pops!

WAY CUTE! Love the marshmallows too!

Brenda said...

I keep seeing those Cake Pops on everyone's blog, but I haven't tried to make them yet.

I love the marshmallow idea! I may have to borrow it for our Spring Tea Party!

Thanks for all of your great comments. I was excited to see the Family Fun Science party last month too! I always find the best ideas at Family Fun!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Super cute and super yummy, I'm sure!

Love the marshmallow idea. I actually might just use this for my daughter's tea party birthday. So far that's 2 ideas I'm using from you...maybe I should just have you plan my party for me? :)

Linda C said...

I see these in my future when the grands get older:)

The marshmallows are so clever!

Linda C

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love those pink tops! I wish I had your willpower. If I made these there wouldn't be any left for the kids. =)