Monday, January 30, 2012

Rubber Ducky Cake Pops

On Sunday we went to a cousin's son's 100th day celebration and I decided to make some cake pops using a different butter cake recipe.  I went with the classic rubber ducky design and mixed in some blue sugar crystal cake pops.  I had meant to add some sugar pearls (as bubbles) to the rubber ducky cake pops, but I ran out of time so I had to be content with what I had.  Thankfully, everyone thought the cake pops were cute and delicious, and someone even said that the rubber ducks look like baby Brandon!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Not-So-Pink Baby Shower

For my good friend's baby shower, earthy and not-so-pink were the color scheme.  The center pieces for the baby shower were glass bowls filled with a mossy bottom, and inside them were Bambi and fawn figurines and red mushrooms with white polka-dots.  The favors were almost mini-versions of the centerpieces with Bambi favor tags, so I really wanted to keep with the style.  However, I didn't want the treats to look too washed out so I went with a combination of the baby's bedspread and the shower's decorations.

In addition to creating red mushrooms with white polka-dots, I made beige cake balls and dotted them to represent Bambi cake pops.  Because I always picture Bambi poking his head into flowers and smelling them, I created multi-layered flowers in yellow and white with candy pearl centers.  The pink cake pops were actually dipped in beige candy melt first and then capped with pale pink so the overall effect wouldn't be too pink.

When I finished, I displayed the treats in a woodsy basket I had saved from a wedding.

Here is a close-up of the stitching details on the butterfly wings.  These butterfly and leaf designs were from the baby's bedspread, and the white dots were sprinkles that I placed on the leaves and the wings one at a time with food tweezers.  :)

One final picture:

Welcome to this world, baby Serena!!!