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Busy Cake Poppin…

December 11, 2016

This weekend my son’s school had a Craft Holiday Shop for students to buy small affordable gifts for Christmas. I decided to participate and get a table to sell some goodies. I ended up making both chocolate and vanilla cake pops that were covered in white chocolate and dark chocolate.  I also sold some hand painted ornaments that I made for next to nothing.

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The reindeer cake pops above were so simple to make. The pops were dipped in dark chocolate a left to dry. The eyes of the reindeer were Wilton white flat sprinkles with drawn on pupils with an edible pen. The noses were red fondant rolled into an oval shape and glued on with melted chocolate. After drying, I put the pops in bags and tied the bag with tan pipe cleaners.

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These cake pops are the party pops! I made these same cake pops for both of my kid’s birthday parties. Kids really gravitate to the sprinkles. I used paper straws from the craft store as the stick but I had to cut off two inches from the original straw because they were a bit long. For the pop stand, I wrapped two boxes in Christmas paper and stacked them for a cheap and easy set up.

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The snowman pops were made of vanilla cake and covered in white chocolate. I used vanilla cake on these because chocolate cake tends to make the pops very dark. After the dipped pops were dry, I piped on chocolate eyes, mouth and a orange chocolate carrot nose.

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These are my hand painted ornaments that sold pretty well. I really should have made more Cubs ornaments…we are in Chicago Cubs territory! Other ornaments that sold well were the semi personalized ones, like “BEST DAD EVER and BEST SISTER EVER.”  Now I know for next year what themes to focus on.  These ornaments were wood slices from a branch in my father-in law’s backyard. We cut 50 slices, sanded them and drilled a hole in each for the ribbon hanger. I painted and glittered each ornament with love…just like I do with cakes!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cake Pops

December 16, 2012

reindeer cakepop

My little family got to go to a great Christmas party last night with some good friends and I decided to bring these guys! The reindeer cake pops were so cute when they were all finished and they weren’t that tough to make. I like making my cake pops sitting downward because they are easier to transport and they don’t have to have a styrofoam stand.

reindeer cake pop supplies for face

These are the ingredients I used to make the faces of the reindeers. First, I broke the pretzels in half for the antlers but I broke so many trying to get the perfect pair…snack for later. I found round jimmies in my stash and weeded out the white ones. I used my black edible pen to make the pupil of the reindeer eye and then used a small oval of red Satin Ice fondant for the noses.

I assembled the cake pops as normal but when they were freshly dipped, I immediately stuck the pretzel antlers in the side of the wet pop. I let these guys dry for a few minutes and prepared  melted chocolate in a small piping bag. I glued the eyeballs and noses on the pops with the chocolate and they were done!!

group of reindeer cakepops

The pops are easy and fast to make when you have everything prepared before hand. To do this, get all of your eyes, noses and antlers set out and ready to be placed on the reindeer. I hope this helps you if you want to make Rudolph Cake pops!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!