It was another busy weekend for us. Two of my friends and I got together and made some cake pops, we attended a party for my friend’s twins who turned 100 days old (which I’ll most likely blog about in another post), and Sunday was a day of lawn work. Yes, we did lawn work on father’s day..haha. We’re pushing our father’s day celebration till later this week to avoid the crowded restaurants, and since my brother and sister in-law are out of town we wanted to wait till they get back to celebrate with my dad.
So today it’s going to be all about the cake pops. Is this not a cute cake stand and cake scooper?
I hope that’s what it’s called, a cake scooper. It’s not mine, it belongs to my friend Nancy (AKA cake pop girl). Anyways, I’m a novice baker, actually baking scares the bajeevies out of me. So when my friend Anju invited me to make cake pops with her and Nancy, I was a bit quite intimidated. I contemplated it for a while because I didn’t want to slow them down, but then she sent me this link. How could I say no to that?
Instead of making the superdad cake pops, we decided to make these:
I hope you can tell that the little brown guys are supposed to be…”hoot hoots,” yup, owls.
(You can click on any of the smaller pictures to enlarge them.)
To make the “S” logo and blue superman cake pops we used white candy melts that we tinted red and blue with candy colors – which were oil based colours cause you can’t mix water with these candy melts. The candy melts come in red, yellow, and blue but we didn’t have any so we just improvised and coloured our white candy melts.
We printed the logo onto paper and then placed parchment paper on top and traced the logo.
At this point we ran into a small problem. Notice that you can’t see the logo underneath the parchment paper anymore. That’s because we had to turn over the printed logos sheet and retrace them. We needed to trace the logo backwards so that when we pasted it onto the blue ball, the smooth side would be facing the right way. Great catch Anju! Aside from that small error, everything else went pretty smoothly from then on. Oh wait, actually there’s another small incident which you’ll see later.
A toothpick was used to fill in any gaps.
This is the back side so we didn’t have to care about making them look nice.
The logos peeled off really easily.
Next, we had to figure out what shape the owls were supposed to be so Anju made a little template.
Here’s the cake mix we used to make the superman balls (minds outta the gutter people, G-rated remember? ;-))
Then we used chocolate butterschotch chips for the ears and put the sticks on. In the picture above, Anju is actually dipping the sticks into melted chocolate before sticking them into the owl to make sure they won’t fall off.
Next, the blue colour had to be mixed to get ready for the superman cake pops.
Once we got all the sticks in, they were ready to be dipped. Sorry, I forgot to get pictures of the dipping as all three of us were too busy working.
Then we had another mishap and I had to take one for the team.
When Nancy dipped the first superman cake pop into the blue colour mix, it was still a little lumpy. She didn’t want to put it back into the mixture but she didn’t know where to put the cake pop either as it was starting to drip so she said turned to me and said, “LeeQs! Eat this!” Of course without even thinking, I stuck the whole thing in my mouth…..not very smart. (My hubby is shaking his head right about now as he’s reading this.) Good thing the mixture wasn’t scalding hot, but I think I got a blast of sugar through me that will probably be able to last me a week without craving for anything sweet. Shows you how mature I can be :-D.
But I wasn’t done having fun yet. That’s when Potowl was born. He’s a cross between Mr. Potato Head and an owl cake pop, hence the name Potowl :-).
He got made fun of a lot, but I won’t name any Nancy’s ;-). Don’t worry Potowl, you’ll always be my favorite.
The owls were done but we couldn’t bag them yet as they needed to be put into the freezer for a while to allow for drying.
All in all, I think the cake pops turned out pretty well. Thank you Nancy
and Anju for the invite.
I had a great time ladies, and I hope you both did as well. If you’re into baking, I highly recommend checking out Bakerella’s blog. She has some of the cutest and coolest ideas. If you ever read this Ms. Bakerella, thank you for the inspiration and great ideas. Until next time friends and family.