Cake Pop {Round 2}

Over the weekend I made Cake Pops yet again! I think they looked and tasted better than the ones I had at my engagement party. Want to know the ingredients? White cake and whipped cream cheese frosting. Yes, I said whipped! It was the most amazing frosting I have ever eaten.

As for the coating I did a few different things. Instead of getting the chocolate that was suggested to dip the pops in, I just dipped them in the frosting, which I think was WAY better. For the chocolate ones, I melted cream and chocolate together and dipped the pops in that. The pink one in the center is using the chocolate that Bakerella suggests. The clear winner at the end of the night was the white pop.

Oh and those little mini pink things are attempt number two at french macaroons. They tasted good, but they look nothing like french macaroons, I know.

Next time I am going to make red velvet cake pops!

And for more yummy-ness on a stick, check out all these other desserts on a stick!

{Treats} Desserts on a Stick

Remember the cake pops I made for my engagement party? Well, I made those myself! Turns out there is a whole slue of "pops" I didn't even know about! I was obviously quite excited for all the possibilities and all the new recipes I could try! Which ones should I try next? Since everything is better in mini sizes, these little treats are perfect for bridal showers, engagement parties, or just a Saturday night :)

{Source: Bakerella}

I happen to be a pie person, so I am super excited to make these pie pops. I think mini-macaroons would look just darling on sticks :) Definitely on my "to bake" list. Maybe I will expand out to all these items for my bridal shower, make it a continuation of the cake pops I did at the engagement party.

{Source: Bakerella}

Have you ever made any of these or tried them?? What flavors are the best and what did you make them for??

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Engagement Party Details - Treats

I loved the treat table! I went into this a bit already on the "Cakes Pops" post, so check it out if you want to find out how to make those cute cake balls or pops! I got the big diamonds, the napkins and the mason jars from Michaels. The orange and yellow vases were from Crate and Barrel. I am OBSESSED with them. Overall the treat table was a major hit! The little "Cake Pop" tags were made by Print Your Party as well!

I can't seem to find a full picture but we did has a banner from Tucker Reece which said "TREATS" to match the others!

I absolutely loved the details I added to the party! I do wish I had more pictures of the entire space but my brother took the camera for a long time. (If you want to see a ton of pictures of our fence and the flower garden, he took ample photos of that! haha) I'll gather more together and show them too! It was the best engagement party ever, definitely everything I could have asked for.

Want to see more of my engagement party? Check out the engagement party tags, and other engagement party details. Oh and check out these other engagement party or bridal shower desserts on a stick.

Dessert Table and Cake Pops

Suppies: The little white platters are from Crate and Barrel along with the amazing yellow vases which were $9.95 each. I got 4 big diamonds for decoration and the "i do" napkins from Michaels. I also picked up some mason jars from Michaels to put flowers in. The flowers were from Trader Joe's and were only $1.50 per bundle! The tags on the cake pops were made by Print Your Party. They added an amazing personalized touch!

The treat table was my favorite part! The cake balls and cake pops (all those little pink and white things on sticks) were an absolute hit! And well I am glad because I spent about 8 hours slaving away at those!

The idea was to make cake pops that look like the ones above. The mini cakes didn't turn out like that, but the balls didn't look too bad.

Bakerella provided some great instructions for how to make these and what supplies to use. After spending about $40 on the special chocolate, cookie cutters and pop sticks ( plus I had to pay a lot in shipping!) I went to Michael's and found all the same supplies there! So my one tip is to check your local craft store to save shipping costs.

(This is only about a quarter of all that I made) The recipe is really simple, it is just the actual sculpting, dipping, and drying that takes a long time. You basically mix a cake and a lot of frosting together to make the substance that holds it in a ball shape. The chocolate ones had too much frosting and the vanilla ones didn't have nearly enough- so error to the side of more frosting as it balls easier and stays moister! Oh and if you can help it, I don't suggest making them the day before unless you can store them upside-down overnight. Right before the party I had about 5 or 6 fall off the stick.

But in the end, all of them were eaten! :)