Monday, March 30, 2009


As some of you know, I am quite the follower of the Pioneer Woman. She has great photography tips, yummy recipes, and is just fun for me to read. A few weeks ago she hosted another blogger at her house to give lessons on making cakepops. Seeing that I had to come up with a way to keep the kids entertained this weekend so Keith could do manly work around the house. He put up frames on all our window and they look so good!! I decided to try to make some cakepops with the kids.

First you bake a cake.
Nothing fancy, I just used a boxcake.

While the cake is cooling, go out to the garage and take pictures of your husband working.

We owe a big Thank You to our friend Doug for loaning us his tools!! This saw has laser lights and everything to make the cuts perfect.
Once the cake is cool, crumble it up in a bowl and add frosting. Mix together and then form into small balls. Chill in the freezer. And if you really want to try to make these then you can find way better instructions and way, way better examples at bakerella's website listed above.
Also, I had a defective tub of pillsbury frosting so I had to use a tub of the whipped kind of frosting. I think a regular tub of frosting probably has a better consistency for getting the balls to stay formed.

Once the balls are chilled. You use a little cookie cutter to shape the bottoms of the cupcakes...if that's the shape you want to make. I made some as cupcakes and left some as balls to use for the birds. If you do the cupcake shapes. Dip the bottoms into some melted chocolate and then put upside down on a cookie sheet, stick a lollipop stick in the bottom and let the chocolate harden.

It only takes a few minutes and then you can get ready to decorate!

I used some white and blue melting candy to coat the tops of the cupcakes and then the kids added the sprinkles and candy to the tops.
I saved some plain ones for me to try to really decorate once the kids were in bed. I wanted to be able to relax and let them have fun without getting uptight about how they turned out. I didn't need to worry because even our messiest ones turned out cute!

Then I took another picture of the windows just to show some before and after.

Sam helped Keith with the windows in the playroom. Way too late at night, I tried to make a Hello Kitty cake pop. Cute, but doesn't compare to Bakerella's.
And then some bluebirds. They look a little bloated but I still think they turned out pretty darn cute!
The next morning I put them all in the wood thing on my dining room table as a center piece. I think they are so cute. These will for sure be the treat of choice for all future holidays and kids birthday parties. The kids loved making them and really loved eating them!!

**You have to look at the comment I received on this post. It is from Bakerella herself, the inventor of cakepops, the one who was invited on Martha Stewart to talk about her cakepops! She likes my bluebirds! :-)


Bakerella said...

I love the blue birds.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Bakerella herself took notice, how fun! I tried making them with brownies today, because I love brownies and although tasty they were very rich. But cute and fun to do! :)