Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy!

These next few months are going to be CRAZY busy!  Functions, birthdays, weddings.  This business is really taking off and I am beyond excited.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Owl Cake Pops

120 little owls were incredibly time consuming, but turned out absolutely adorable!  Here is a basic step by step breakdown of how to make them.

You will need the following:
Cake rolled into cylinder shapes (see picture)
Chocolate melting discs
Candy necklaces
Candy coated sunflower seeds
Brown mini m&m's
Chocolate chips
Confetti for the feet

Each owl consists of 2 eyes, 2 feet, 2 wings, 2 ears and 1 nose.  The eyes are candy necklaces, the feet are confetti I found at Mr. Bulky's in Akron, Ohio, the wings are mini brown m&m's, the ears are chocolate chips and the nose is candy coated sunflower seeds.

Sorry the pic is sideways.  I could not get it to rotate.

Chocolate Cake (see previous post for recipe)
Yes, I am totally aware I have mad cutting skills!
This is perfectly even right?!
Icing (see previous post for recipe)
1 quarter of your cake will make approximately 12 cake pops.
I add 2 scoops of icing


This is what your cake should look like.  Roll a ball
to see if they stick together.  If they fall apart, they need
more icing.
Tablespoon usually gives me the perfect size round cake ball 

Roll the cake into a cylinder shape
Dip stick into melted chocolate.  Remember, do not
get your chocolate too hot.  This will cause your
cake pop to crack!

Dip chocolate chips in melted chocolate and stick on top
for ears.  It dries in seconds.

Dip cake into chocolate.  Tap off excess.  Place m & m wings.
The cake pop may dry too fast before you can add
everything so you may want to have a tooth pick handy!
Dip the tooth pick in chocolate and dab where eyes will be.
Repeat process for nose and feet.

Congratulations!  You just made an owl cake pop.
Now wasn't that easy :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sweet 16 Cake Pops

Happy 16th Birthday Miranda !!!!  Hope you enjoy your cake pops.

Sweet 16

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stow Parade, 7 4 12

I had mentioned back in early July that my daughter and I were going to hand out Yumtastic cake pops at the Stow parade.  Well, we did and everyone who got a cake pop had such a funny reaction.  It was almost like....hey this isn't a tootsie roll - woo hoo!   Here are some pictures from the days events which also include my awesome husband and son who ran in the Stow Firecracker 5K that morning.

My handy Thirty-One bag kept the cake pops nice and cool
on a very hot 94 degree day!
How I did not eat one of these is beyond me :)
150 cake pops ready to be eaten
Red, White & Blue Sprinkles
So proud of my boys.
Finished product! 
Ready to hand out