I've seen cake pops around as I do my research for design ideas and inspiration, but I had not yet found a reason to make them...until this Christmas. My family had decided to have a "Kabob Kristmas" and make only food on sticks for our Christmas Eve gathering. A requirement for the 'kabob' theme meant that the skewer or stick had to have at least 3 items on it. I thought cake pops would be the perfect kabob item, but needed to find a way to get 3 pieces. Then it hit me - of course, a snowman. After a ton of research I found very few, and very poor examples of 3 sectioned snowman cake pops. If you know me, you know this was my challenge and nothing was going to stop me. They were surprisingly easy...and so stinking cute when I was done.
They are made with white cake and vanilla frosting, then dipped into white chocolate. I piped on the eyes, nose and strap of the ear muffs. The scarf is a fruit roll up and the ear covers are M&Ms. I'm so glad I accepted this challenge and conquered it!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A friend from work asked if I could make a cake for her daughter's 8th birthday. For her party they were going ice skating. I had originally planned on putting an ice skate on the top, but changed my mind and went with just a cool, geometric winter theme.