I don't know why I do this to myself.
I used to think I was a crafty kind of girl ~ and I don't mean a weasel ~ I mean, I thought I could make stuff.
But then I go and try to make something cutesy for the house...cause I've been inspired by all the amazin stuff Viv & Jen Jen & Shawn & ok....everyone....can make.
And once again, I fail...miserably. I don't know why I even think I can do it. I mean, look at my latest mess.....
Anyone else been inspired by this woman???
Bakerella....ah how I love your cake pops!!! I think they are precious and adorable and I always promised myself I would try to make them......
And then I received the Cake Pops book from a dear friend. I spent weeks reading the "how tos" and built up courage to make them myself.
So I finally did it. $50 in supplies and 3 stores later, here we go!!
Bake the cake, cool it, then tear it apart.
got it. easy.
3/4 a can of frosting.
don't forget to clip the Box Tops for your favorite school!
mix it together - not very yummy looking.
and then roll them into balls - but make sure you have atleast 48- panic a little while you are doing it that you might not have 48, so pinch a few balls down to size - there you go -
messy hands and 48 cake balls
now one of the pains for me was finding styrofoam that could hold 48 cake pops.
I had to go to 3 stores to get enough that was thick enough to hold them
And even 3 rows was too much for one block - argh!
So after chilling (not freezing) the cake balls, the actually dipping was easy.
But why do they look all misshapen? Bakerellas are all perfectly round.....
I took 30 minutes to make each tiny bow for the heads of these girls....
4 1/2 hours later and here is my finished product.
not so pretty.
especially when they should have looked like this:
What went wrong?
1. It took too long - It was exhausting!!
2. my edible markers would not write on the frosting well.
3. It took too long- I had laundry to fold that day!!
4. I managed to "overload" one side of the styrofoam block too much and the whole thing tipped over when they had just been dipped.
4. It took too long - I have a baby!!!
5. The noses were all pointy, not perfect dots like "she" can make.
6. It took too stinkin' long.
So, how did I fix the 47 other cake balls to make them ready for the shower the next day?
I melted down some white wafers, added blue tint, turn the pops upside down and drizzled away!!
At this point, I am pretty sure the crafting Gods are against me. I'm done - don't come waving your adorable homemade Easter eggs at me any more (you know who I'm talking to!!).
I will buy it from now on.