Ice cream cake pops

Ice cream cake pops
Ice cream cake pops

Ice cream cake pops

I must admit, I didn’t quite like these. You scoop a cake ball into a cone, then dip the top in a chocolate candy coating. Ice cream that looks perfectly like ice cream and threatens to melt but never ever does, is an interesting sight. But I think cake doesn’t quite go with an ice cream cone. My kids went however, crazy over them.

The best part of it for me, was the fact that I didn’t have to care that the coating dripped. In fact, I wanted it to drip!

Spiderman cake pops

Spiderman cake pops

Spiderman cake pops

Spidey is my younger son’s favourite hero. He has this cutest Spiderman costume which he has worn to a few costume parties. It has fake chest and ab muscles!

Spidey costume

Spidey costume

Basketball cake pops

Basketball cake pops
Basketball cake pops

Basketball cake pops

My son’s basketball game fell on the exact day of his birthday, so to celebrate it, I made some basketball pops for his mates. I wrapped them individually in a lolly bag and passed them out after the game. It was a double celebration because they won the game!

Basketball cake pops

Basketball cake pops

Iron Man cake pops

Iron Man cake pops

I fell in love with Tony Stark in both the Iron Man movies and The Avengers. A man with money, power, humour, brains, cool toys, cocky vulnerability and a never-say-die attitude? Swoooon.

Baileys cake pop

Baileys cake pops


I love my alcohol, but only the sweet type. The hard liquor tastes like medicine to me, and I won’t touch it without a good dose of Coke or the likes. Drinking dry red wine is torture. But give me my sweet apple cider, Moscato or Baileys anyday!

So this was a toast to the bottle of Bailey’s sitting in my cupboard. To make, I mixed crumbled cake, with Baileys cream cheese frosting (generous dose of that Baileys!). A waft of sweet alcohol is released as the outer shell cracks open when you bite into it.

“It’s a boy!” Baby shower cake pops

Baby shower cake pops bouquet

Baby shower cake pops bouquet

What is there not to love about babies? Those tiny feet, that incredibly smell…I’m still in a phase where I get ‘clucky’ when I see a pregnant woman.

Baby boy shower cake pops

Baby boy shower cake pops

This was such a beautiful baby shower, held in the supremely beautiful suburb of Turramurra. It was ‘bring a plate’ and I said I would bring the cake pops. Had loads of fun shopping for the ribbon and basket. Fortunately, the blue matched everything – the ribbons, the napkins, the little cupcake holders, the blue pom poms the hostess made –  to a T. But then again, you can’t really go wrong with this colour for a baby boy’s shower  – they dont call it ‘baby blue’ for nothing!

"It's a boy" cake pops bouquet

“It’s a boy” cake pops bouquet

Ninjago cake pops

Ninjago cake pops

A friend asked me to make Ninjago cake pops to go along with her son’s Ninjago birthday cake. Since I had blue and red fondant, I made Kai, Jay and Nya. Actually, I added Nya as an afterthought because I wanted to be more gender-inclusive, since they were going to be girls at the party.

Ninjago cake pops

Ninjago cake pops

After the candles were blown, the cake pops dissapeared in a flash! I remarked to hubby that the time it took them to dissapear was disproportionate to the time it took to make them. But they are made to be eaten, and infinately better to dissapear in a flash then to be left untouched. 🙂

Ninjago cake and cake pops

Ninjago cake and cake pops

The kids are funny. One boy made Kai and Nya face each other and ‘kiss’…then Number One yelled in alarm, “Hey, no, she is his sister!”

Kai Jay Nya cake pops

Kai, Jay, Nya cake pops

Butterfly cake pops

 

Butterfly cake pops

Butterfly and flower cake pops


 

These were done for a friend’s daughter’s party. The theme was…yes, you guessed it…butterflies!

My kids kept hanging around me while I was making these flower cake pops. The center of the flowers are mini M&Ms and I was sifting through them for yellows and reds. They were lobbying for the colours I discarded.

 

Sprinkles on cake pops

Sprinkle pops
Sprinkle pops

Sprinkle pops

Thanks to the cake pop making, I have a amassed a vast collection of sprinkles. So I developed a reward system involving sprinkles.

When the kids get an ice cream treat at home, if they have been good, they get their choice of sprinkles on top. If they have been very good, they get a choice of two sprinkles. If they have been very, very, good…well, I’ll cross that bridge if I come to it.