Cakes and Cupcakes and Cakepops, Oh My!

This past week has been a week of fun. I have been playing around with cake pops again. It seems any time I have a day off work I am in the kitchen playing with cake pops. I have found love for them…or rather a rediscovered love for it. Around Christmas time I was having issues with the cake pops when dipping them in the melted chocolate. I actually found out that it was the chocolate that I was using. It was over a year old, still good, but it didn’t melt as well. I was using a ton of paramount crystals (used to thin out chocolate) and it was refusing to be the consistency that I needed.

About a week ago, my cousin put in an order for her daughters first birthday. She wants Minnie mouse cake pops and a mini mouse smash cake.

Now, if you don’t know, a smash cake is the small cake that a child gets on their first birthday. It’s the one that they smash their hands and face into. I have had so many people ask me what a smash cake was. I thought everyone knew.

Minnie Mouse cake

This is just a rough test of the Minnie Mouse cake. I am going to be covering it in buttercream icing instead of frosting. I will also add a pink bow that I will make out of royal icing. It will dry hard and make a perfect topper for the cake. Also, how else would you know that it was Minnie Mouse.

Minnie mouse cake pops

This is just another rough test of the Minnie Mouse cake pops. They are so adorable! I love how perfect they came out…well, perfect as in they will be perfect when I do the final run. I googled a few ways to do the Minnie mouse and found this option. In the process of making them I was worried that it wouldn’t turn out good, but once all the pieces came together it was awesome.

I had a few cake balls left after I figured out Minnie Mouse and decided to play a little more. I have seen the other cake pop people doing a lot of bride and groom cake pops so I wanted to try it. Mind you, at this point I only had black and pink chocolate so I was working with what I had.

groom cake pop

The groom actually reminded me a lot of Doctor Who. I guess the pink and the big red bow helps. But I did it! I made a groom just like all the other big wig cake pop makers. I feel like I am moving up in the world.

I showed my mom and she asked “What about the bride?” So I went back to the drawing board to see if I could do the bride as well.

Bride cake pops

Another rough test and I get a general idea of how I would do bride cake pops. It’s amazing! I seriously love them so much. I really feel like I am going some where with my business and I am perfecting my craft.

I still had some cake balls left and a few of them I had dipped to make grooms out of. It was late and I was tired. I also had to be at work at 8:30 the next morning so I had to get to bed. So…I was putting up the cake pops and I noticed something. If you turn the tuxedo cake pop upside down, they look like granny’s with buns. So I made faces for them.

Granny cake pops

How adorable are they? I want to work with the concept a little more to make a polished looking granny, but I like what I got from play time.

That was all I made this past week, but I feel like it was a productive week at least.



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