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Pink Strawberry Cake Pops

I had the pleasure of creating these adorable strawberry shaped cake pops for a little girl’s 1st birthday party!

The pops are made of red velvet cake mixed with cream cheese frosting and dipped in vanilla candy coating.

Wanna know how to make them?  It’s simple!  Just takes time.

I simply shaped the cake mixture into pyramid shapes, let them chill, then dipped them in the candy coating and attached the sugar pearls while the coating was still wet {you have to work super fast… food safe tweezers come in handy!}

Lastly, color your gum paste to the desired green color and roll out about 1/16 inch thickness.  Cut out the leaves with a small sized fondant cutter (or cookie cutter), roll out a little ball for the stem and attach with a drop of water.  Let gum paste harden slightly then attach to the pops with a dab of melted candy melt.  Brush with sparkly edible glitter!

I am always so pleased and so happy when my customers love their pops.  It takes a lot of precious time and love to make these! 

here is a picture my customer sent to me… love the labels she made for her daughter’s birthday party!

Linking up at these Fabulous Parties:

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Disney Sugar Decorations!

   Ahh I am so sorry I’ve been MIA with my blog lately… during Columbus weekend we went to Amelia Island for my brother-in-law’s (Gorgeous!wedding and I just haven’t gotten my groove back!

   However, no worries… I have been playing with sugar still… A LOT of sugar!

   This Saturday is the Disney Halloween contest  eeeek!  My theme is “Mickey’s Halloween Nightmare.”  Here are a bunch of my decorations I’ve made over the past week and half!  (We haven’t been able to eat at our dining room table for about a few weeks now oops).

Here’s Mickey… my first time ever “sculpting” with gum paste.  I painted his colors on by mixing my gel colors with vodka.
Minnie the Witch with her brood of pumpkins.

Boooo!  Mickey ghosts!

Royal icing spiders, bones, hands, and eyes.

Marshmallow fondant coffin with royal icing spookiness.

Last but not least, possessed Pluto with crazy eyes and vampire fangs!

It's a Keeper

The Fondant Cake

My first ever fondant cake!
I love it.

Simple.  Elegant.

 It’s a 12 inch chocolate cake and 8 inch gluten free
butter cake… covered in homemade marshmallow
fondant and buttercream frosting…

Simple buttercream dot borders easily
complete the classy look.

My cakes will never be complete without 
homemade sugar flowers… love making them!
Anyone want me to make them a cake!?!

Gluten-Free Wednesdays


It's a Keeper

Gum Paste & Fondant Class! Part 2

   Here are some of the flowers we made in class Tuesday night!

(not sure I’ve ever seen one that looks like 
this… ok, Wilton!)

Fantasy Flower
(don’t mind the two tone… I was running out of gumpaste!)

   And now… I’m working on two cakes… one for my final gumpaste class, which will be pretty with lots of flowers… and a Disney Halloween cake!  I entered the Wilton Hobby Lobby cake challenge October 22.  So I’ve started making some Halloween decorations.



    So much fun!!

Gum Paste & Fondant Class! Part 1

   So far I’ve gone to two gum paste and fondant Wilton classes.  It was kind of hard to get the hang of it for the first class… it’s so different to work with compared to buttercream!     However, after tonight, I can officially say I love working with gum paste and fondant!  The other girl in my class and I could’ve stayed in Hobby Lobby all night making flowers.  They’re so simple to do once you get the hang of it.  Check out my lovely creations below  🙂
The first class we made the bases for our flowers: roses,
carnations, and mums.
My first carnation I made in class tonight!
My two carnations and their bases (the funny looking “hats”
in the bottom of pic).
Calyx of carnation. 
My first rose in class!
Sweet and simply calla lillies.
Oh, and here’s my ugly bow I made the first class.  I kind of miscounted
the number of loops so it didn’t come out quite right.  Oops!