Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You're a Mean One..

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus, and as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana, with a greasy black peel!
You're a monster, Mr.Grinch!
Your heart's an empty hold. Your brain is full of spiders.
You've got garlic in you soul, Mr. Grinch!
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-&-a 1/2 ft. pole!
You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch!
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch!
Given the choice between the two of you, I'd take the seasick crocodile!
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch!
You're a nasty, wasty skunk!
Your hear tis full of unwashed socks.
your sould is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch!
The 3 words that best describe you are as follows and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk!"
You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch!
You're the king of sinful sots!
Your heart's a dead tomato, splotched with moldy, purple spots, Mr. Grinch!
Your sould is an apalling dump-heap, overflowing with the most disgraceful
assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,
Mangled-up in tangled-up knots!
You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch!
With a nauseous super naus!
You're a crooked jerky jockey, and you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Grinch!
You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!
Here he is in all of his glory!

Soon, he will be joined by Cindy Lou Who and his dog Max! Stay tuned!

Meet the Santas!!

I am in the Christmas Spirit!!
Christmas is literally my favorite holiday ever! It's not just because of presents, but also the food, the fun, the good cheer, the movies, the snowman building, the lights, the decorating, and the list could go on and on...!
But who is the main character you think of when it comes to Christmas?
That's right: SANTA!!!!!!!!!
I made a santa last year and he was absolutely adorable! This year, I needed to re-create him, and I thought to myself, he's missing something...uh yeah! His better half-Mrs. Claus!!
So, here they are! Meet the SANTAS!
Not really sure why my Santa looks so down, could be because all you naughty children out there haven't sent in your christmas cake pop orders yet! LOL, just saying... :D
But I think Mrs. Claus might have something to do with Santa's attitude! She's taking center stage this year!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas is coming!!!

Christmas is coming and I thought I would give you all just a sneak peek at some of the cake pops you can expect to see this year! I won't be showcasing them all right now, but just a few...

The Christmas tree is back of course, this year though it has actual light bulb sprinkles AND candy canes! Plus the star on top is made out of candy melt. I can never seem to find the actual big star sprinkles, so I make my own! New so far this year is the stocking! The fluffy part is covered with sugar crystals! YUM!
Also re-appearing this year, Our Frosty and his buddy!
I will be following up with more pictures as time gets closer, but it's never too early to start putting in your orders!
Stay tuned for reindeer, santa hats and some brand new ones!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Baby Einstein

Not having kiddos of my own, I had really no idea what Baby Einstein really was, or what it's characters even looked like. So, when I was asked to make a baby einstein caterpillar cake, I had to do some research. I came up with this little guy! Well, actually, he's not so little...he was HUGE! But, I have to pat myself on the back...I have never admitted this, but I suck at covering a cake with fondant. Suck. So this cake was exciting because it is my first cake that I have actually successfully covered not just one cake, but 5 cakes in fondant with out the fondant breaking or cracking on me! And I even covered the cupcake feet as well!! He turned out awesome and I hope that the kiddos and momma enjoyed him!

Thanksgiving continued...

As usual, every year I rack my brain trying to come up with something different that I can do to out-do myself from the previous year. I've experimented with differnt turkeys this year, and I've done pilgrims and indians and so forth...but these ones are special. One of my cake popping friends, Maria with The Cake Pop Lady-check out her site if you have never heard of her-came out with a cornucopia cake pop! So, of course, I just HAD to try it myself and here are my results!

I made the "fruit" out of tootsie rolls and starbursts, using a chocolate sprinkle for the stems.
And I wanted mine to have the true basket look to it, so I drizzled the chocolate over and around the "mouth" of the cornucopia! These would be great at any place setting for your holiday dinner!

Friday, November 5, 2010

John Deere....

I was asked last month if I had ever done anything like a John Deere tractor. My answer was no, but I'm sure I can come up with something. I racked my brain for weeks...how do I make something that is so large, into something that is gone in 2 bites? So I hit the drawing board.
I always draw out my designs before hand to see if it's even possible. I then break down that drawing into what possible candies I could us to achieve the look I'm going for.
I thought for sure this was going to be one of those times that my creation would look better on paper then on the stick.
I was wrong.
It looked BETTER!!!!

I don't normally pat myself on the back for a job well done, but I gotta say, these turned out AWESOME! Even I wouldn't want to eat this! They took so long to make, but in the end, I think they are definetly worth it! I still can't believe how they turned out!

Football pops

Well, these aren't my favorite team, but when I get a request, I have to follow through. ;)
I was asked to make up an OU football arrangement for a customer's husband who happens to be a huge fan.
I wanted to do something other than just plain balls with OU and footballs, so...

I came up with some awesome looking football players!! These took some time to work on with all the different layers, but I would say that the detail in their faces and on their helmets was worth it!
I also came up with some jersies!

They may look pretty simple, but they even have numbers on the back! I hope he enjoys them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Orders

Hello Sweet Readers!
Thanksgiving is coming!!
Now is the time to put in any Thanksgiving orders!!
I am accepting orders up until the 17th of November and no orders will be filled after the 21st of November.
I leave town for my annual trip to Tennessee to see my family, on the 23rd and will be gone until the 28th! Orders will resume on the 30th!
Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!
Love always,

It's a time to be thankful....

....for Thanksgiving Turkey pops!!!

It's November and what better way to start out the month, but by creating turkey pops?!?
I started out making the original turkey I made last year...but I got to looking at him and decided I needed something a bit different...

And so here is Pilgrim Turkey! I love how he came out!

And, you've seen Turkey on the stick...well how about OFF the stick?? These little guys would be perfect for place settings or party favors! I think I like his head better than the first pop too!

And of course, here is just a refresher...The scarecrow pops I created at the beginning of October...they are still perfect for Thanksgiving and November! Other pops I have yet to post are: Candy Corns, pilgrim hats, acorns, pumpkins and fall leaves!

Monday, November 1, 2010

These pops are a Hoot!

Literally a Hoot! I have been wanting to make these ever since I first saw Bakerella do them! That and I absolutely LOVE owls! As a matter of fact, my hubby's name in French is Owl! lol.
So you could imagine how excited I was when a previous customer of mine asked me to do these for her daughter's birthday!

I can't tell which one I think is cuter!!
I honestly didn't even want to deliver these! I just wanted to keep them all for myself lol. But of course I couldn't, so now I wait until someone else wants me to make them!

The end of Halloween!!!

Ok, so I know I said in the last post that those would probably be the last of the Halloween pops, however, I have just a few more that I couldn't resist posting!
Here are two halloween buckets for 2 different orders!
The frankenstein bucket had chocolate chip cake pops with only Frankies and Scarecrows.

The pumpkin bucket had CHEESECAKE pops in it with a variety of Halloween characters!
On this side, there are pumpkins, mummies, candy corns, ghosts and a scarecrow and witch.

On the other side, more of the above, with a frankie and his bride!
Who knew that cheesecake would be so easy to work with??

And lastly, we have a Halloween box that squeaks and groans when opened full of more fun characters including a one-eyed, one-horn, flying purple people-eater!
I love Halloween because of all the fun colors and characters, but I gotta say, I'm glad it's over lol. I'm ready for the next Holiday! Be watching for some Thanksgiving treats coming out and some Christmas ones as well!