Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Cake Pops

I embarked upon a journey…of the cake pop kind.

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It was a journey fraught with mishaps and words that are somewhat naughty.

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But first birthdays are so special.

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So I took one for the team.

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I was under the mistaken impression that holding my breath and pressing my lips together would cause the cake ball to stay on the lollipop stick and persuade the candy coating to sheet off in perfect smoothness.

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I was wrong. So wrong. I don’t think, in my life, I’ve ever had so much trial and error in one day.

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But right about the time I was beginning to curse Bakerella, this started to happen:

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Then this developed:

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Then this occurred:

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Then this transpired:

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Then this took place:

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And I became a happy cake pop maker indeed, arriving safely to my cake pop destination.

I’m embarking on a different journey tomorrow. Of the stupid-computer-you’re-lucky-I-don’t-sledgehammer-you kind. It’s actually a journey to Best Buy. I tell you, that Geek Squad sees me coming and they say “the usual Mrs. Bee?” and I say “yes please, boys” while handing over my infected computer and my Visa. So, if I’m not commenting on your blogs, please know that I miss you terribly and I’m not being neglectful. I’m just computerless for a while.

29 comments:

Stacey said...

Fantastic cake pops! You're one of THOSE moms are you? The kind that make me look bad...

Dandy said...

You totally are one of THOSE moms. those are awesome!!

Meghan said...

Are you kidding me? What fantastic little gems these are. :)

You will be missed while you are computerless.

Caryn said...

I made 4th of July cake pops and I found it to be profoundly therapeutic!

Christina said...

I have read so many posts about these infamous cake balls. I'm so glad yours turned out. I don't think I have the psychological strength to carry out the task...I would give up long before any normal person would, and then commence to eating all the crumbled up cake mixed with frosting. It would be a sad, fat day in my house. There would only be one giant cake ball, and it would have my cake-stained face attached at the neck.
They are too cute, and worth it in the end, I'm sure!

Sarsa said...

The cake pops turned out so cute! I don't have the heart to actually take a bite out of one.

Dana said...

Your cake pops are adorable and I would love to taste one right now! Hope your computer has a speedy recovery, I will miss you! :)

Catherine Anne said...

Love them!

Cherie said...

you never cease to amaxze me, elle. what did you major in college, mommery (mine)?

Debbie said...

My word those are gorgeous. And I feel your computer pain my friend. It is terrible when the little suckers aren't working correctly.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You totally have put me to shame. I did nothing like this when my children turned one. What a great job. Looks so beautiful and professional. I can hear the ooh's and aah's all the way up here! Enjoy!

CottageGirl said...

I have tried my hand at cakepops. Yikes! MIne never came out even REMOTELY close to yours! Yours look like Bakerella's!

Nice job!

Computer problems are such a pain ... We had a boatload this past summer.

We'll miss you!

golonghorns said...

Bowing down reverently and worshipping your cake pops and super Mom powers! I want to make cake pops someday....

Rural Revival said...

Okay, I've never heard of cake pops before but they are so cute! Are they really that frustrating? I'd love to try them but I should know if I should clear the house before things get ugly!
Be well..you and your computer!
~Andrea~

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! Those are so cute! And well worth all the trouble you had executing them! They will be the hit of the party, absolutely!

Wish I was as ambitious as you are...we have an 8th birthday coming up this weekend. Maybe I'll take a look...just a look, mind you.

Sorry for the 'puter troubles...I certainly know how that goes.

Anncoo said...

This is cute and so impressive!

susanigan's said...

Aweseome cake pops!! Wish I could get mine to look that good.

curegirl0421 said...

Those are awesome, I want one! Good luck with your computer...

Kris said...

Possibly the cutest food I've ever seen! :o)

AJ said...

Go on with your cake pops! I am impressed! Darling little suckers!

Just remember... computers don't speak English, they speak binary code (this is all I learned in comp. science in college), so cursing at them won't work unless you speak binary... I think it looks like this: 01100110001
note: Don't let young computers read this.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! These are the cutest things EVER!!!! I want to make some of those!!!
Hugs,
Amy

Cyndi said...

Wow! Those are adorable.

Yelena R. said...

Wow! You are a cake pop master! These are the cutest :)

Have a great weekend and good luck with you computer problems :)

heather said...

i saw your comment on reduce footprint (re:blog action day)and here i am now on your site. i just love those cake pops! my daughter and i will be making those soon.

be sure to visit www.earthpromise.com as i write the blogs.

have a fabulous weekend,
heather

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

They are gorgeous! You did an amazing job on the cake pops. :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Amazing Cake Pops! You encourage me.. although I really doubt mine would turn out as nice as yours. Bakerella would be proud of you, and so am I! Good luck with your computer woes, and hope to see you back soon! -Tammy

Alice said...

These are fabulous! Seriously, they're gorgeous! xxx

Buckeroomama said...

Oh my!!! I've never gotten up the courage to try Bakerella's cake pops. Yours are awesome! :)

Ingrid said...

Wow, those turned out fantastic!
I know what you mean about making them though mine still didn't turn out as nicely as yours.
~ingrid