Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What was I thinking? Cake art?

Excellent Book for the Beginner and Advanced baker!
People who love to create items, often find themselves attracted to creative projects outside of their main interests.  This one caught my eye, while walking through a Target store.
Sewing and Embroidery Opportunity?
In my mind, I immediately saw the potential of creating fun table settings and coordinating napkins to compliment the wonderful Cake Pops found inside the pages of this book. It had all the elements that I love, cake, chocolate, owls  and cupcakes!

The part I didn't factor in was how much time, planning and work these adorable cuties would take.  I will share that the people who arrived at our home raved about how pretty the cake pops were and how great they tasted. Never did make those embroidered matching napkins for the party but somehow I think the desserts would have overshadowed any other craft project that night!

First, you have to bake the cake the night before and cool it over night.  This was the easy part.

In the morning, it was time to crumble the cake up and add frosting to the crumbs. Great how to's throughout the pages of this book with wonderful clear photos.

The quick overview but definitely not the full details you need for success as only the author can tell you best: Take the cake mixture and roll it into balls, freeze and dip into candy melts, sprinkles and place the sticks into position, quickly!  You better be organized. For me, this is a two person job!  The book has many good tips to prevent failure and definitely worth the purchase. Read the HOW TO steps PRIOR to baking!

If you really plan ahead, you could stitch up some great party linens to showcase any of the cake pops in the book.  The photos, colors and layouts throughout the book are inspirational for just about anyone who enjoys making their own items.  


patjano said...

Looks like they turned out Great!

Sewconsult said...

As a follower of Bakerella's blog, I bought my daughters and nieces the book last year (2010). I don't know if any of them have actually made cake pops, but they really enjoyed the book and all the pictures. Bakerella is a talented lady.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN