Monday, November 19, 2012

Cookie decorating

I love baking and doing crafty things. As a working woman I have not found a lot of time lately to do so, plus I didn't want to be stuck eating them all. Well, you know, it wouldn't be so bad... I've gotten into doing cake pops, that is the first serious thing that I have specialized in the baking/decorating department. There is a cake/cookie/cakepop store that is in my neighborhood that just recently opened up. We decided to take a cookie decorating course. I have not had much experience with cookie decorating in the past.

The ladies from the store are awesome. They are the ones that held the class. Gave some really good tips on making icing and cookies!

One tip about making cookies is to keep eggs and butter at room temperature. The tip about the royal icing is that you have to mix it for 8 minutes on the lowest setting, keeps air bubbles from getting in! And after mixing you can pop all the air bubbles that come to the surface.


It was a neat class, showed us a few different techniques like you may see on the mitten. Whether you wait for the icing to dry before putting new icing on or if you put it on while still wet. The difference you can see between the tree and the polar bear. The white on the tree was done while still wet. The ornaments were done when dry. The polar bear's scarf was done while dry.

Anyways, I'm not going to go into full detail of how I made any. But if anyone is interested feel free to comment. I am open to trying new things and helping give tips to people who want to try things out.

Cake pops are on my list of things to make in the next few weeks!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Almost time for Valentines Day! A little early to be baking for it, but I couldn't wait to try out these cake pops. 

Made them with red velvet cake!! Turned out pretty well. :)

I first used the edible black markers to write the sayings.

But then realized the real ones have red text, so I used the red candy coating and wrote on the sayings with them.

I've been planning on testing out the bride and groom cake pops too!

If I make these for people I'll have to prefect the dress, its a tad globby.... 

I tried to make it look nicer with sprinkles. Turned out nice.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Blog!

I discovered cake pops back in October 2010, I really wanted to try make Bakerella's cute pumpkin cake pops. I never did end up making them (Although I plan to). I started looking through her website and found some really cute pumpkin pies that I wanted to make.

 I went out and bought her Cake pop book and have been hooked ever since. The first ones I made were last Easter.

I made them for our family Easter dinner celebration. Lets just say everyone loved them, and I was totally hooked with the idea of making cake pops. Although I didn't get a chance to make them again till this past Christmas.

 I decided to try out making a groom cake pop, but didn't have the right colours, so here is my make-shift groom.

This next one probably won't make sense to anyone. But, I love them all the same. My sister in law is studying microbiology. She has always gotten what are called 'Giant Microbes', they are pretty much stuffed animal versions of specific bacteria, viruses and some parasites. So the cake pop on the left is called 'Campylobacter jejuni' which she is going to be doing a big study on soon, and the one on the right is called 'Helicobacter Pylori' which commonly causes ulcers. To any normal person this might be a bit weird, but she LOVED these, and I loved making them. (I'm a bit of a nerd too)

Anyways, that's it for now. I have made cake pops with two friends now but don't have the pictures of them, some were the Christmas ones and we just tried to make valentines ones. We tried to use red velvet cake for them and they didn't quite turn out as planned. Turns out there was a lot of oil in them and it caused them to crack. I plan to try them again soon, I'll let you know how they turn out!!