Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monster's Inc.

My friend Keri asked me if I could do pops for her little boy's birthday party.

We contemplated a few options and she finally suggested Monster's Inc! So here is Mike and Sully!

Halloween Pops!

I am getting in the mood for HALLOWEEN!!!!

No Halloween is complete without a Mummy, a Wicked Witch and a happy Vampire!

You've got the creepy eyeball, a couple of pumpkins, a cracked skull...and a cute lil' ghost too!

The gang's all here, except for my little spider friend...he'll be along soon!

You've Heard of Army Wives...

But have you heard of Army Pops???

My client has Army Wives Bunco night at her place and of course wanted to know if I could make something to go with the theme. So I thought to myself, well, I could just make black and gold pops since those are the army colors, but where the fun in that, let alone the challenge in that? So...Camouflage pops were born! I dipped each pop in chocolate candy melt, and then drizzled light green, dark green and light brown candy melt on top, then tapped the stick and twirled upside down to make them run together a little bit!
I think they do our troops proud!
To all the troops out there, Thank you for your service and God Bless You.

Come On Get Happy!

Along with the Husker pops I made for my mom, I also made these adorable little smiley faces!

My mom LOVES happy faces, so when I suprised her with these, she was super excited!
I love my mom :)

Are You Ready For Some Football???

My mom, dad and sister visted this past weekend from Tennessee and my mom has been bugging me to make some of my yummy pops for her to take back with her...
So in the spirit of the game we had this past weekend, I decided to make Husker pops to send back with her!

Gotta represent right? lol.
These were made out of yellow cake/chocolate frosting cake balls, dipped in red candy melt and using a toothpic, i drew on the state of Nebraska and the words!

I'll bet they LOVED these in Tennessee...lol.

How cute are these little footballs??? I had to add these onto this post even though I actually made these for a baby shower a few weeks ago!

Rubber Ducky, You're the One!

Baby Shower time yet again!

This time the mommy asked for Rubber Duckies and Footballs. (I'll post those later.)

I used an M&M for the beak and white sprinkles and my edible pen for the eyes.These pictures don't do the lil guy justice!

Mini Cupcakes!

I was bored today, and thought I'd try out some mini cupcakes!
This is what they look like fresh out of the oven! A few of them have globs of frosting on them b/c I was playing around with some topping ideas.

I ended up making a chocolate glaze and piping chocolate buttercream on top!

I brought these over to my Nana's house for her, my Aunt Betty and my Aunt Vicky.They loved them as much as I did!

I was also contracted shortly after I posted these, to make 100 mini cupcakes for an engagement party! I wish my camera would have been cooperating because those little fiesta cupcakes were sweet!

A New Adventure!

How do you like these cute little pops?
I was recently contacted to make 4 dozen of these lil guys for a member of the marketing team at Immanuel Senior Living.

She wanted to use them as marketing tools! I also have another big order of the same pops (8 DOZEN! WOW!) from the head of marketing to use at their National Seminar! I'm so excited to get my name out there more! Keep your fingers crossed that this all works out!


Here it is! The Moon! Or at least a cake pop version of a crescent moon...

I used these little moons and stars to make a cute little baby shower basket for a client. They were a hit!
It's a girl!

Look for more of these little basket ideas coming soon...I'm planning on doing things like these in December for the holidays ;)

Bridal Pops!

A friend of mine recently ordered cake pops for her friend's bridal shower. She wanted them to be in the Bride's wedding colors which are Purple with black accents.

I wanted an even mix of mostly covered pops and lightly sprinkled pops. Turned out pretty good I think!
I've been wanting a chance to use flower pots to arrange the pops for easier display, and This was the perfect opportunity! Hopefully they'll think so too!

As a nice little gift for the bride, as I like to include some sort of "thank-you gift" with my orders, I added a bride and groom pop in each flower pot arrangement!
Congratulations to the happy couple! Marriage is sweet. :)


I've been asked to do a baby shower coming up in September and the mother would like stars and moon pops.
I pondered and pondered over how the heck to do a star until I found a small star shaped cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby! It worked perfect and the star even retained it's shape! I know it is supposed to be in yellow, but I was using orange and didn't really feel like getting out yellow to dip it in. You get the idea though!
Coming soon....
The Moon...


A little while ago, I had someone ask me if I could make Nemo from Finding Nemo. I told them I would definetly try doing it just to see, but I just couldn't find the time.

So tonight, I found the time! Isn't he cute? I used one of my left over cake balls in the freezer, then dipped it in orange.

Using an orange Starburst, I molded the top fin, side fins and tail and used more orange candy melt to attach.

I then used a white candy writer and drew the lines on, and then used my edible black pen to trace the black lines on and around the fins, and for his adorable smile :)
I used white large dot sprinkles for his eyes and my edible pen for the black part.
I think he turned out pretty good actually!

WTD w/leftover Banana cake batter???

You make a mini Banana Cake!

I made a mini 2 layer banana cake with Nutella spread in the middle and my homemade cream cheese frosting on the outside and chopped walnuts on the top of the little cake!
Almost looks as good as store bought!

Here's what the inside looks like!

Banana Cupcakes

These are a yummy little treat! Banana cupcakes with real cream cheese frosting and garnished with chopped walnuts! YUM!
I'm taking these to my work again tomorrow, so I only did half of them with the walnuts. My co-workers are my guinea pigs lol since the hubs and I definetly do not need to be eating all these yummy treats! Of course, I did save one each for our dessert tomorrow night ;)

Real Estate Pops

On a whim, I decided to make my co-workers some yummy treats! I had loads of leftover cake bites in my freezer that I needed to do something with, so, why not share them with people who feel like family to me?

If you didn't know, I work for a Real Estate Company here in Nebraska. Did I mention that it's the BEST Real Estate company?! Well it is!

I can't wait to see their faces tomorrow when I bring these to work! They are so cool!
I made these for my Broker to take to his manager meeting and he put the whole box on the Owner of the Company's Desk!!! The next day, I received a very nice card from the Owner thanking me for my creativity and unique treats and said that he, his kids, and his staff loved them! How EXCITING!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes!

My boss at work has been going through a rough time here lately, and I have been feeling bad for her. So, I decided I wanted to cheer her up! One of her favorite cakes is Pineapple Upside-down cake, but I knew she wouldn't want the whole cake, plus, the hubby and I wanted some for at home as well, so I made Pineapple Upside-down Cupcakes! They turned out AMAZING!

I used a pineapple cake mix from Pillsbury and trimmed down the pineapple rings so that they would fit the cupcake tins. I melted a stick of butter and mixed that with a cup of brown sugar and spooned some of that mix into the bottoms of each muffin tin, then topped with pineapple ring, and a cherry, then poured the cake mix on top! MMM... YUM!

Like I said, AMAZING :)


Just a reminder: If you order cake pops or pie pops, I need your order to be finalized at least a week before your event. This gives me time to collect any supplies I might need and to work on your order so that I am not rushing the day before and day of to finish. Thanks so much!Also, if you decide to cancel your order, I need at least 2 weeks notice so that if I need to book another order I can. Thanks!

Wedding Pops

With alot of engagement parties and Bridal showers coming up, I thought I'd try these cute bride and groom pops! I stumbled across them in a google search for wedding favors, and got really excited to try them. I love how the little groom came out! The bride one I think needs a little work. But overall, I think they are cute.

Teddy Bears!

How cute are these little Teddy Bears?! I just love to play around with new ideas of cake pops!I was sitting at my computer tonight, thinking about other ideas I could do for kid's parties or even baby showers yet again, and a teddy bear popped out of my head!
So, using left over cake balls I had in my freezer, I created this lil' cutie! I used tootsie rolls for his ears and part of his face. I attached a red mini chocolate chip for his nose, and then used big white sprinkles and my edible pen for his eyes!

I think he turned out pretty cute!

Lately I've been getting alot of Baby Shower orders! I think those are the most fun b/c there are so many ways to be creative with baby favors! I've done a bigger version of a chicky/ducky and tonight I decided to try a smaller version. I almost think these are cuter!

I also got to thinking about other things that involve babies and baby showers. Everyone always does cakes with rattles or pacifiers on them, so I thought that baby booties would be so cute!
And I was right! These are my favorites by far!

Pie Pops!

So, my favorite blogger is at it again! Bakerella has posted a new treat called Pie Pops! I was sooo excited when I saw her post b/c I was thinking earlier in the week about making mini pies for my grandpa. He's a diabetic who loves cherry pies and refuses to eat the sugar-free ones. These are perfect!!!

OOOOooo! They are out of the oven and smelling sooo yummy!

One thing I will say though, next batch I won't be putting as many cherries in each one! When they baked, the filling came bursting out from the seams that didn't get pressed down enough!

But, all in all, they were still very delicious! Next to come are pecan pie pops and pumpkin pie pops! oooo I can't wait!

Baby Shower Birdies

I've got a few more events coming up in the next few months that people have requested cake pops for. One of them is a baby shower. I made up this cute little prototype for the prospective mommy as an idea and she loved them. But, since the baby is a boy, we have decided to make them yellow birdies.
I started out with 2 cake balls and stuck them together with the stick. Dipped them in the candy melt, and then attached an orange mini chocolate chip for a beak. I then at the time, used chocolate candy melt and a toothpick to dot the eyes on, but in the future, I will use my edible pen.

How can you resist that cute little face????

Puppy Pops!

I had so much fun doing these for a 2 year old's birthday party this last weekend! I credit the idea from Bakerella's website (http://www.bakerella.com) and though I improvised mine a bit, I think they turned out just as cute as hers did!

She used chocolate candy melt to form her ears for her puppies, but I found that using flattened out tootsie rolls were just as good and they didn't break as easily. I also used tootsie rolls for the puppies noses instead of using a 1/2 of an M&M. I used my edible pen to draw on their mouths and eyes. And since I was dealing with 2 year olds, I decided to try using gummy lifesavers instead of the regular hard ones and they worked perfectly!

These were a hit among the kiddos AND the adults! I used hershey chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting and went with the White puppy design.

Bump! Set! Spike!

Volleyball pops!Another co-worker's daughter is very big into volleyball and wanted to know if I could make volleyballs. Sounded easy enough and I think they turned out pretty good!
They are made out of white cake with cream cheese frosting and dipped in white candy melt. I used a black edible pen to draw on the volleyball linds and they turned out sooo cute! The co-worker's daughter was thrilled.It's the reactions of my clients that keep me doing what I do. The look of excitement on their faces when they open that cake box and see all the cake pops inside, makes me feel like I'm doing what I was meant to do.

Birthday "Beer" Pops

After I had posted some pictures of my cake pops on my facebook account, I had a few people start to request orders of cake pops. The first one I received was for a co-worker's husband. His birthday was coming up and she wanted to know if I could do beer bottles. I'd never tried, but I thought, I'll give it a shot!
They didn't come out exactly how I wanted them to. They look more old-fashioned to me and not quite like a beer bottle...but hey, for a first try, I'll take it.
I used chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting, formed the bottle shapes before they went into the freezer for a bit. then I dipped them in chocolate candy melt and topped each one with a Bottle Cap candy. The label was a little more difficult for me. At first, I thought I could paint one on in melting candies, but that did not work at all. So I did the only thing I could at the time, I called my mother for advice. She suggested the fruit roll ups, and they worked pretty good! The co-worker and her husband absolutely loved them!

Picnic Pops

A week or so after I made the 4th of July pops, my hubby and I were invited to a picnic with some friends, so I thought, "Hey, I enjoyed making those other pops, and everyone seemed to like them, I think I'll make some more for the picnic!"
Since it was going to be warm out, I wanted something that was going to be sweet, but also refreshing, so instead of using chocolate cake mix like I did with the 4th of July pops, I used a Strawberry cake mixed with cream cheese frosting. They were a huge hit and yummy too!


These little guys are what got me started on my new little adventure!
My hubby and I were invited to a 4th of July family gathering and I thought these little guys would be the perfect little treat, one that the kiddos would enjoy! Well, not only did the kids enjoy them, but most of the adults did too!

I had so much fun making these that I can't wait to make some more!


Hi there, welcome to my new site! After alot of thinking, I have decided to change from "Bite into Happiness" (as it was such a mouthfull), to "Sweet Bites." So, new name, new website! All the same pictures will be posted from the old website, but eventually the old site will be deleted.
If you like what you see and would like to place an order or talk about prices, please feel free to email me at college_brat107@hotmail.com
Just put: cake pops, in the subject line in case your email accidently goes into my junk filter. Thanks so much and ENJOY! :)