Im a Stay at Home Mom to three beautiful girls. I enjoy baking, especially cake pops, and making naturally homemade products for my family and others. I am learning new reasons to keep my family on whole foods, staying away from processed foods and also not vaccinating.
It's been a few months since I've made these cake pops but I have just been so busy with so much that I didn't have a chance to come on here and blog about it. My niece turned 2 on April 26 and she was having an Elmo themed birthday party. I thought, this would be my perfect chance to attempt the Elmo cake pops inspired by Bakerella. They were pretty time consuming and because I'm already busy as it is with three young ones and taking care of the house and husband as well, I waited last minute to make these. Ha! Boy was it stressful. I had fun making them! However, I hated the stopping in between to do this and that for everyone else. The day before I made the cake balls using my Bella Cake Pop maker. I don't like adding in the frosting and rolling it by hand if I just need them to be a circle shape. Mainly because I like the cake taste rather than the ones mixed with frosting that become too sweet. So after making the cake balls I stored them in the fridge for an hour or so and then dipped the sticks in candy melts and dipped them in the balls, not more than halfway through. Stored them in the fridge until the next day. I know you don't have to wait until the next day, but I do just because it had issues before with the cake ball falling off the sticks and this way I was more successful.
The materials needed shown here
were obviously the cake pop maker,
red candy melts,chocolate candy
melts for cut in half for the mouth,
candy eyeballs, chocolate cake mix,
and although they're not shown,
I had the orange sixlets
for the nose
Here it goes.....
Next I dipped the cake pops in the red candy melts & placed on the styrofoam to dry.
After dipping all in one coat of red candy melts, I dipped again
and began to add the eyes, nose and mouth. I had to hold the cake
pop to let the face sit, otherwise they'd slide right off and it'd be a big mess.
I then took a toothpick and drizzled the candy melts over the head and
dabbed here and there. He really started to look like Elmo! It scared me haha.
I was so excited, I continued on until they were all finished! :)
I was loving the way they were turning out. Although
at times I was getting frustrated with having to hold
the cake pop so it dries fully because the nose was feeling
too heavy to stay put and sliding down. So I continued
doing this until I finished all the candy eyes. The extra cake
pops I just dipped in blue candy melt I had on hand
to blend in with the Elmo & Cookie Monster cake
my sister was having at the party. :)
A few of them patiently waiting
in the fridge to chill
My masterpiece!!! Loved them!! ..
and so did everyone else :)
Sitting pretty next to the Elmo &
Cookie Monster cake my niece had
If you haven't seen the movie Despicable Me, you are definitely missing out. My kids love it, but I think my husband loves it even more. It is such a funny movie, can't wait for part 2 to come out Summer 2013. My 2 year old's birthday was coming up, April 6. She has been watching Despicable Me on demand basically everyday. Even started repeating what they say on her own, such a goofball. So when I saw the different kinds of treats from Pinterest (of course, my favorite site). My husband printed out a few images off of google of some of the characters from there for her cake. As for me, I had a different idea. I wanted to make the minions cupcakes. I knew for sure the kids would love them. As for all things, I need to give credit where credit is due. Despicable Me cupcakes thank you for your tutorial. The cupcakes were a big hit at my daughters party (combined with Easter dinner at my house with family). I pretty much followed the tutorial from above so no need to write out what I did since I linked it for you all to see.
Here is the outcome of my beautiful cupcakes.
It's been quite awhile since I've posted. Life has got me busy, from kids & their homework to just housework and some sort of "me" time. In between all of that, I managed to de-stress by making some cute Easter themed desserts & crafts. For Easter I made a cute wreath made out of plastic Easter Eggs. I got the idea off of Pinterest and directed to this site Easter Wreath. Although I tweaked a few things here and there but the main idea came from this blog I was linked too. My dear daughters helped a lot too! I think they were just as excited to make the Easter wreath than I was. I received many compliments from it as well, so that made my girls proud ;).
Stuff you'll need:
Ribbon for bow
Something to tie the ribbon after you've made it into a bow
Sharp tool for cutting(I couldn't use a scissor so I used a razor)
First I took the cardboard and made 2 circles (any size, doesn't matter, just matter's how big you want the wreath to be). Cut the middle section out as well. Then clue the two cardboards on top of each other.
Next my girls got all the plastic eggs together to glue on the cardboard. Here they are proud and excited to help!
After gluing all the plastic eggs on, layering them to my liking. You can make it as thick as you want, however you want to layer the eggs on. Positioning the eggs is also key. Placing the glue on the thickest part of the egg so that way it doesn't pop open, making sure that you place them straight down that way the same problem doesn't occur.
After the eggs are all placed on, Start adding in the grass in between. The website says no need to glue it on and that's true. However, there was a few areas where I just inserted some glue and just stuck the grass in and kind of shoved it in with a pencil. It worked! :)
I then had to search on youtube how to make a bow out of ribbon. I sure was never a crafty person before Pinterest. I found an excellent video on youtube, sadly I cannot remember the link to the video. I was so pleased with the way I was able to make the bow. So exciting!!! Now you can either place the bow on the top or bottom. Mine looked better at the bottom.
Here it is above my fireplace where I placed it and received tons of compliments! :) Thank you Pinterest!!!!!!
Everyone in my household was pleased with the way it brought out the room. You can definitely feel the Easter feeling in my house :)
I married my soulmate, the most amazing man in the world on May 8, 2004. With the help of the Lord, our love has grown and hopefully will continue to grow. I am a blessed mother to three beautiful girls that I simply adore. They are my everything, complete my world.