It’s Finally Here!

I am horrible at blogging.  I get it going for a while, then come back randomly for updates.  I have all these great ideas that I want to blog about, but by time I get around to doing it I just don’t want to write them anymore.

I just read two books (actually three, but one was a re-read) and I would love to do reviews on them because they were both really good books.  Hopefully I can get around to that.  I also went to the movies this weekend and saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and I want to do a review on that too (spoiler: It was awesome!).  Since it is a new season (yes!!) all these wonderful shows are starting back up, or premiering.  I honestly want to set aside a day to review All those shows, my expectations on them, my thoughts on what will happen, and my overall opinion on this/that weeks episodes.  Simply because I love talking about the shows that I watch.  I am going to keep a notebook by my side so I can take notes for each show.

But none of that is really important.  What is important is that today is the last day of September.  You know what that means?  My favorite month of the year!! I seriously love October!  I love everything about it.  I love the smells, the cool weather, Halloween, the awesome shows and movies.  There is nothing bad about October!

This year I want to finally carve a pumpkin because I have never done that before.  I want to make pumpkin pie.  I want to finally get around to making my aprons.  I want to make a costume, or at least parts of it.  I want to do all kinds of stuff in the spirit of Halloween.  Seriously, they should change October to Halloween, because the whole month of October is all about Halloween.

Any other ideas of awesome crafts or baking things I can do for Halloween?  I want to do it all!

So, keep an eye out for things.  I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but things are about to get fun around here!

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Cake Pops: Baby Faces

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Made for St. Patrick’s day.

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Random Cake pops to test out Peanut Butter candy coating

I have been making cake pops for a while now.  I started off just reading stuff on the internet about them.  I don’t even know what made me want to do them.  I read about them and the next day I was at the craft store getting all I needed for them.  I then took a few classes and learned new techniques and nifty tips.  I love making cake pops.  They are so much fun, though, I haven’t learned how to just do a few at a time.  I usually do a whole cake worth of cake pops.  This is just because I love making them so much! I have been doing simple ones up until now.  Most of them just round with fun sprinkles on them.

I ventured out a little bit for Christmas and made these really awesome teddy bear cake pops.  I can’t find a picture of them though.  I just recently made 50 for a silver anniversary for a guy I work with. After I posted a picture of them, another friend contacted me for some cake pops.  She needed some for a baby shower.  At first I was thinking simple.  I was just going to do cake pops with fun baby colors, but I wanted something more.  I racked my brain for a while, then I came across a book for cake pops.  I had a book once before, but everything was made with fondant and that stuff is not fun to play with and it doesn’t taste very good.  So I kind of trashed the book.

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Awesome book!

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My inspiration

One day while I was at Target with my mom I came across this awesome book for making cake pops.  There are so many awesome ideas in this book!!  I found the baby cake pops in here.  I loved the way they looked, they were so adorable.  So I sent the picture to a friend to see how she liked them.  She loved them, so I got busy finding the supplies to make them.

The bows are made with melted candy, and I could not replicate them.  I tried so hard and couldn’t make a bow with the melted candy.  Also, the faces are drawn on with a pen…I have edible pens, but they were not made for melted candies!  So, it didn’t work out.  I had to take the concept of these cake pops and make them my own.  I still did the candy necklace candies for the pacifier, but I added a little more to it.  I was so excited how well they turned out!

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How adorable are they?!  I used sprinkle hearts and sugar pearl sprinkles for the bow.  Some of the melted candy, and pink sprinkles for the head band.  I used black pearl sprinkles for the eyes.  I also used the melted candy for the nose.  I put a little of the melted candy inside the candy necklace candies and dipped it in the same pink sprinkles I used for the bands.  I used strawberry cake and cream cheese frosting for the cake balls.  I think they turned out adorably, and I hope to make them again soon.  I think next time I make them they will be even better.

I got word from my friend that everyone at the baby shower loved them. I wish I had gotten better pictures of them.

If you want to know how to make cake pops, just keep coming back.  I will share with you some of the tips and tricks that I have learned since I started making them.  They are so much fun and so easy to make.

If you have tried these or plan to, please share! I would love to see how others made them different!