Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cupcake Pops

I Made more Cupcake Pops!!

I had to run a workshop about cupcakes for first graders at my son's school the other day. I didn't have much time; about twenty minutes-so I thought of Bakerella's ( cupcake pops! It was alot of prep work; but the kids had a ball. These were some samples for them to take home but they each got to dip their own and make two pops ("one for now; one for later" the teacher told them!) I did the prepping for this project the night before by making all of the cake balls. The day of the event, I attached the sticks to the pops and when I got to the elementary school, I put them right in the cafeteria freezer. Next, I heated my Wilton chocolate melting pot and made a cupcake pop station complete with sprinkles, melted chocolate pot, a big tray of cupcake pops on a stick and of course, a big square of stryofoam to dry the ones being saved for later! The kids got to also make a little tag for their pop and pick out a cute ribbon to tie on their bagged up pop! That day, I think I was the hit of the first grade--hey, even though it was only for a brief time-I enjoyed having alot of fans--I think the cupcake pops, melted chocolate and sprinkles had a LOT to do with my popularity that day (thanks Bakerella once again!)

More cake pops!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Edible Flower Cupcakes!

Well, after making the mini edible flowers, I had a bunch left over and had a picnic to go to on Sunday, so I thought this would be the perfect time to use up the rest of them! Believe it or not, the kids at the party started eating them all up before the adults even had a chance! I had made a few dozen mini chocolates for the kiddies with sprinkles and blue icing. Believe it or not, all the mini cupcakes went and most of the larger ones, which you can see below! I think I made a few young fans yesterday! One of the little girls wants them for her upcoming birthday--so now I'll be making 100 MINI CUPCAKES WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS--what have I got myself into??