Sunday, February 20, 2011

A not-so-paper craft

This weekend we had my youngest daughter's first birthday party (*tear* where did my baby go?!) and I decided to try my hand at the ever-so-popular cake pops.  They're relatively easy to make and decorate, depending on what character you're going with.  Plus, they are the perfect amount of sweet without the guilt of just eating a massive amount of sugar and calories.  I may or may not have had 2.  Yummy! 

I was able to find a super cute Elmo cake pop recipe on Bakerella and went for it.  Honestly, it wasn't bad at all.  I had anticipated it to be a lot more work.  Take a looksy...

The hardest part was giving Elmo 'fur' which didn't really work so I opted to leave most of them smooth. 

I also wasn't crazy about his mouth.  The recipe in which I took this idea said to use 1/2 of a candy melt but it seemed way too big, don't ya think?

I made a few with just sprinkles too; they were just as delish!
All in all, I think they turned out pretty well for my very first time making them.  At first none of my party guests (other than the kids of course) wanted to try them.  BUT, once they did, everyone raved about how great they were.  So much so, there were only a few leftover!

Suffice it to say, I am not Bakerella...but I enjoyed making and decorating them and everyone else loved eating them=success in my book :)

5 comments:

Mariam said...

these look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Oh those are adorable, but really I have never heard of cake pops. Guess I need to do a bit of research...
Thanks for such a nice comment on my layout and I agree I think its a good idea to use what you used.

Chereazy said...

So cute! I tried to make cake pops last week for the first time too! Mine are not as cute as you, and I didn't put them on sticks... Love it!

jessica said...

These are WAY cool! It seems to be the post about of the week (I know you posted this awhile ago. Everywhere I turn I see cake pops and I had never heard of them before :( I don't go to starbucks where I heard they sell them.
These came out SUPER cute! Thanks so much for sharing!! I am going to try these for Easter treats for my boys classes.

Carol's Creations said...

OMG! I am so excited about these. My daughter is turning 2 in November and I think I am going to attempt these...she's having an Elmo party and these would be the talk of the party. Thank you so much for sharing these and I really think yours turned out fabulous and I can't wait to try it out for myself!!!