Here is what I have been up to lately: CAKE POPS!!
These were actually for my partner, who was returning from a week long business trip – I wanted to make something special for him, and I knew he had a sweet tooth.
It occurred to me while I was making them that this would also be a GREAT Father’s day gift as well. It could be a fun thing for Mom’s to do with kids to make the cake pops, then Mom could get in there with her Stampin Up gear and make the labels.
These are a great manly / masculine gift period – I found the trick is to make sure you use ‘manly’ colors – like the brown sprinkles and neutral colored tags etc.
I pretty much used half of my craft room for this – but you could really use ONE stamp set and they would still look great!
Here is the list of Stampin Up tools I used:
- Postage Due
- Chalk Talk
- ** I’m missing a few – I will have to check the exact name – stay tuned **
- Crumb Cake
- Night of Navy
- Real Red
- Postage stamp
- Petite curly label
- 1/2″ circle
- Chalk talk framelits
- XL oval
- Small & large tag punch (retired)
The cello bags came from the dollar store along with the curly ribbon. The candy melts & lolly sticks we got at Michaels. I made the cake pop stand out of a styrofoam block (also from Michaels) and I wrapped it in kraft paper (meant for sending parcels) and put a ribbon around it to cover up the tape a little bit 😉
**HELPFUL HINTS & TRICKS FOR THIS CAKE POP PROJECT**
- The recipe on the Duncan Hines website states to use half the icing tub – I actually only used a QUARTER of the tub. Using half would probably make your cake pops a little too moist and they may fall off the stick while you are trying to coat them. Try adding a tablespoon at a time until the mix is moist enough to make a into ball.
- To melt the (Wilton) candy / chocolate: use the DEFROST button on your microwave if you do not have a double boiler.
Both of these tips are crucial to the success of your cake pops! I tried to make cake pops before and it was a disaster.
I am happy to share any info you would like that I may have missed here – simply leave me a comment!
Until next time stampers!