Happy Monday!

I honestly hate Mondays. I always have to work because it’s truck day and I usually end the day in a lot of pain. So…Monday’s suck big harry monkey balls.

But, this past week I got to do a few things that made life a little nicer!

First, I made some sugar cookies. Everyone loved the taste…but who really wants just a sugar cookie?

IMG_2476I shaped a few of them like bows because I have a minnie mouse cake to make this week. I am going to be covering it in chocolate to make it pink. It’s probably going to cause problems.

I tried to make some royal icing, but I couldn’t get that stuff to thin out where I needed it. I was so frustrated!

The same day I had to update my calendars. Yep, I was a few days behind. But I went from boring…

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To OMG colorful!!!

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Hello April! I love decorating each month and every week. I might show you a weekly picture next week.

I have a friend that has being doing cakes and cake pops for 6 years. Sadly, her business is going out of business. Or, closing up shop for a few years. Because she didn’t want to have to find a place for all of her stuff, she decided to reach out to me and sell me what she had. Let me tell you, that was the best grab bag I have ever bought!

Because of all the stuff I got, I ran out of room to put everything. So while I was at work one day my mom went out and bought me a new cabinet. ^_^ My mom loves me. lol

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Sorry the picture is a little blurry. It took me a few hours to get everything in there, just because I wanted to have some kind of organization going on. Which I do…but there are so many sprinkles I don’t know what to do. It makes me want to make a ton of cake pops just to use all the sprinkles.

But, my favorite part, some of the sprinkles are color coded and before I put them all in there I had this wonderful rainbow thing going on.

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I can’t even tell you how happy my little nerd heart was when I started out. Of course, it’s jam packed with sprinkles now, but I had that one moment of rainbow bliss.

That is all I have for you today. I have to go get ready for a 9 hour shift at work. Which, I am sure doesn’t sound like a lot to most people, but in retail that is a long time!

Toodles

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Monday Madness: What’s to come!?

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Going to start cake decorating classes soon!

I had such a blast this weekend.  I went out to eat and to the movies with some friends and my brother as a birthday celebration.  Then Sunday I went to church, a craft store and out to eat with my mom…and the usual grocery shopping.  I have so much going on, it’s crazy! If I stay on top of things I don’t know when I am going to have time to have fun.  Although, most of what I am doing is fun!  Everything but the part where I go to work.

Since I am kind of lazy…here is what I have to say today in pictures!  Actually, it’s acting all funny and the pictures won’t go in like I want them too with the text!  It’s rather annoying and I am too tired to deal with it right now.  Enjoy your Monday folks!

This is what my brother got me for my birthday.  I will use it to display the jewelry I make!

This is what my brother got me for my birthday. I will use it to display the jewelry I make!

KEYS!! For my obsession.  I have no idea what I am doing with them yet!

KEYS!! For my obsession. I have no idea what I am doing with them yet!

Oreo molds for awesomeness.  I thought I would try my hand at it.

Oreo molds for awesomeness. I thought I would try my hand at it.

I am going to try using these for cake pops.  Hopefully they work like I want them to.

I am going to try using these for cake pops. Hopefully they work like I want them to.

Come on! When are sprinkles not fun!?

Come on! When are sprinkles not fun!?

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!