Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cake Pops

So I spend too much time on pinterest and saw all the lovely cake pops by bakerella (the very creator of the adorable pops). I thought I would give them a try at our annual cookie making day at my lovely mother-in-law's house with my lovely grandma and sister-in-law. I fell in love with the adorable reindeer with pretzel ears and the snowman with oreo cookie hat. I am still in love with bakerella's version, not so impressed with what I made. They did taste amazing. I followed the basic recipe from foodcomma's Emma.  I am sure that practice makes perfect with these little guys but I found that I couldn't make them stay on the sticks (that's why mine are upside down). Mine are red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and cocoa candy melts for the coating.
Cake Pops=1 Amanda =0
Technically Cake Pops=2 Amanda =0 because I never even tried a snowman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

girlie turquoise and pink party

For my daughter's 6th birthday she wanted hello kitty everything. I love hello kitty but hate commercialized parties. I can't stop myself from wanting to take creative liberties with everything. I used hello kitty stickers and stuck to filling the favors with hello kitty pencils and toys, and stuck to a color theme. I used zebra print and polka dots in the same turquoise and bright pink throughout. It was so colorful and fun. Joey loved it.