10 Things I Learned About Cake Pops

So…. Belle wanted cake pops for her latest birthday gathering and being the cake making person I am I attempted them for the 2nd time.  For the record, I’m not a fan of making cake pops!  Here is what I learned:

  1. Whoa… time consuming!!!
  2. It is messy getting the batter into the decorating bag to squeeze the appropriate amount into the spot in the cake pop baker.
  3. It’s rather boring cooking 50+ cake pops at 12 at a time.
  4. Bake, cool, chill, repeat….. over and over and over.
  5. If the pops aren’t chilled properly and the covering melted just so the pops fall off the sticks or stay on crooked.
  6. What a nightmare to decorate 50+ pops.  After the first 12 I handed the rest to the girls and said go for it!
  7. I would rather bake, decorate and assemble a 3 tier wedding cake (like I did last month) then do cake pops again!
  8. Did I mention they are boring, time consuming and messy?
  9. Too much work for 1 little bite!
  10. It’s easier to snack on cake pops as you are making them then a wedding cake!

I’m hoping little miss Alex won’t want cake pops for her birthday in August!

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Our sweet Belle is 10!

WAY back on May 22nd our sweet Belle turned 10 years old!  Our tradition is to take the birthday girl to dinner for her birthday but this year she wanted to wait until the following morning so that the 3 of us could go to breakfast together.  We were out the door by 7:30 and were in our seats at Sunrise Sunset by 8am.

Her birthday party was supposed to be the day after her birthday on the 23rd.  However, 2 of our kids got sick with high fevers so we postponed until the following Saturday.  However, 3 of us ended up with strep throat and we had to cancel again.  Not entirely sure everyone would be healthy we didn’t set a definite date for the party.  However, we ended up having a small party for her yesterday, June 6th.  Many of the usual people that join us for these celebrations were not able to make it.  However, 3 sweet girls from church were able to join us and all the kids had much fun playing.  Then we ate and of course had cake!  Belle decorated her own cake and cake pops….  I see a business in our future!

Stay tuned for another post about what I learned about making caking pops!

Happy 10th Birthday to our sweet Belle!

Mommy and Belle at breakfast May 2015

Mommy and Belle at breakfast May 2015

Daddy and Belle at breakfast May 2015

Daddy and Belle at breakfast May 2015

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Cakes

These are just pictures of cakes I’ve done over the last several years.  I’ve done more but will add them once I find the pictures.

Belle's 9 year birthday cake.

Belle’s 9 year birthday cake.

Belle's  9 year birthday cake.

Belle’s 9 year birthday cake.

Gymnastics cake

Gymnastics cake

Gymnastics cake for family friend.

Gymnastics cake for family friend.

Natasha's 10 year cake.

Natasha’s 10 year cake.

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

Natasha's 9 year cake.

Natasha’s 9 year cake.

Natasha's 9 year cake.

Natasha’s 9 year cake.

Alex First

Alex's First Birthday Cake

Alex’s First Birthday Cake

Fishing Halloween Harley 2 Harley

Fondant bows

Fondant bows

Practicing Roses

Practicing Roses

Mickey Mouse Cake for Alex

Mickey Mouse Cake for Alex

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Shower Cake

My first cake

My first cake

My First Tiered cake

My First Tiered cake

 

Jonathan’s Birthday

Yes, once again I’m a little late posting pictures of Jonathan’s birthday dinner.  It was a small gathering but I think he had fun!  It’s hard to believe this young man is 4 years old already!  He brings so much energy and laughter to our home!  We love you Jonathan!

Love those cheeks!

Love those cheeks!

Jonathan with his great grandpa!

Jonathan with his great grandpa!

He loves his cowboy hat!

He loves his cowboy hat!

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Katherine enjoying Jonathan's birthday.

Katherine enjoying Jonathan’s birthday.

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Jonathan wanted a Spiderman cake!

Jonathan wanted a Spiderman cake!