Tuesday, March 22, 2011

pop! goes hello kitty

i managed to snag myself a sweet gig making 3 dozen cake pops for a baby shower, and i was excited to try my hand at doing them with a homemade cake vs. one from a box (or even from mushing up cupcakes from dots).  using recipes from hershey, i baked up the deepest, darkest, chocolatiest chocolate cake i've ever made.



it only took about half of this mixture to put together all 36 cake pops.  i debated between freezing the rest and making them to bring to book club - and i'm sure you can guess which won out.


i find that dipping the cake balls on sticks is much easier - you can dunk it once into the melted candy, do a little tap, tap, tap to let the extra goo fall off, and voila - pretty cake pops!


the shower was zebra-themed, and i was asked to use a hot pink drizzle on the white-coated pops and then individually bag them and tie with a color-coordinated ribbon.  i think they turned out pretty cute, don't you?



this month's book club selection was that controversial "tiger mom" book, with our potluck gathering asian-themed.  i already knew i was going to bring some food from the homeland (more on that later), and so i decided i'd asian-ize my cake pops to match.  can you guess where i was headed with this (using a tutorial from my cake pops idol, bakerella)?


a quick dunk in white candy and a few accents, and now it's unmistakable:


i busted out my edible black marker to finish 'em off.


but i only had so much patience for all that assembly.  so i melted some orange candy, dipped the rest of the balls in it, and tinted the rest of it with some black gel coloring.  get it?  get it?  TIGER MOM??


i was pretty proud of my handiwork. 






and i'm happy to report that they actually taste really good, too!  i can't wait till i have another chance to make a batch of them.

10 comments:

  1. oh em gee, the Hello Kitty ones are sooooo cute!

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  2. the HK cake pops are adorable! I can't wait to try them Friday. I actually had a dream about them last night ;)

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  3. holy crap!! those hk one's are friggin' adorable..i must show them to my niece she LOVES hk.

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  4. you are the cutest EVER. can we bake together soon? pulease!?!?

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  5. so cute!! makes me wish WE had a meeting this week!! :)

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  6. AH!! so cute!! we should've requested three dozen hello kitty ones!! ;)
    Thanks for being so awesome throughout the whole process and schleping the pops all the way from your house to my friend. She gave rave reviews and the guests loved it!

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  7. The cake pops were a hit. They went perfectly with the decor of the rest of the party. I heard they were delicious... they were all gone before I could save myself one!

    It was such a pleasure working with you. So easy breezy! I have to think of a party to host just so I can order those Hello Kitty cake pops!

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  8. The hello kitty ones are just too cute! I'm very impressed missy!

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