Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

To all those mums out there - to humans and fur babies - Happy Mothers Day!  I hope you all had a fantastic relaxing day.
For a wee while now I have wanted to try making "cake pops" they seem to be the next thing in America after the cupcake and I see them popping up in quite a few blogs.  Apparently they also sell them at Starbucks!
So Here are the ones that I made today:

and here are a few more:
and one i packaged up for my MIL as part of her present:

So what are "cake pops"  Basically you bake a chocolate cake and then crumble it all up and add some frosting (mine was a cream cheese icing basically) then mold the "pops" into what ever shape you want and stick a lollipop stick into them - they will look like this:
Then you put them in the freezer while you melt the chocolate and them dip them and decorate!  I tried to make a cupcake - third in on the top picture - they looked quite cute in real life.  And the verdict on the taste?
Actually really yummy - they are very sweet and you could really only eat two (if you are like me and really like sweet things).
But if you google "cake pops" and click on images you will see the amazing creations that some people can make - stunning and very creative AND VERY TIME CONSUMING!

And on the card making front here is one that I did a wee while ago I looks so much more stunning in real life as I used Diamond Dust - or twinklets on Tilda's dress and around the edges of the paper and in the light it just shimmers - looks quite stunning.

and the inside
I am also going to enter this into the Southern Girls Challenge for this fortnight which is "all things girly"

And before I forget and if anyone is still reading LOL - congrats to Mandy B for winning the giveaway prize that i had forgotten to draw - Mandy send me an e-mail with your address and I will get your box off in the mail/courier to you and I will even pop in one of the "cake pops" for you to try!

Have a great week everyone!  Thanks for popping on by!


Today for Tomorrow said...

Hope you had a good day. The card is gorgeous well the 'cake pops' amazing - looking fwd to trying them at scrapping some time lol.

mandyb said...

hahaha i love the look of these cake pops....seen them popping up now and then.... some do it with cookie dough...and cook as balls....mmmm might have to have a play!!!

thanks for the goodies too....hopefully with this blog comment should be my email!!

Askartelin itte said...

Kaunis kortti ja herkullisen näköisiä tikkaria :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Rachel, these look wonderful. what a cool idea.

sue said...

Your card is stunning! Gorgeous colours! And those cake pops look soooo yummy!! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls :)

Mariska said...

First thank you for your lovely comment on my blog... so sorry I made you buy an image ;). These cake pops look absolutely delicious and I'love the gorgeous cards you have on here, my favorite is the last sympathy card you've entered, that is just gorgeous and still so fitting, love it!


Anonymous said...

Oh the cupcake ones are so cute - I have seen the tips for those but umm look way too hard rolfol we will go for slightly misshapen dodgy ones for some time yet
Tamar x