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Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Cake Pops

Usually, when I spend Christmas with my bf and his family, its tradition to always make and eat a whole bunch of tamales :P On the news tonight, I heard that more than 50,000 tamales were being sold during the holiday season. O_o
This Christmas, I'm spending it with my family and family friends :) And they celebrate it differently.
I notice a lot of people baking. O_o
I don't know very many Christmas cookie recipes O_o But I was inspired by Bakerella's reindeer, snowman, and Christmas tree cake pops so I thought it would be a good idea to make some to share. :P
If you like to bake, you should check her site out. :) I think she's pretty good!
Her Christmas cake pops: (Click here).

I used:

1. Cake mix
Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Golden Vanilla, 18.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Triple Chocolate Fudge, 18.4-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

2. Candy Melt
Wilton White Candy MeltsWilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts 12 Oz.1LB. Merckens Dark Green Coatings


3. Assorted Sprinkles
Wilton Animals and Stars 6 Mix Sprinkle Assortment


4. Chocolate Coated Sunflower seeds (orange ones for snowman carrot nose)
 Rainbow Colored Chocolate Coated Sunflower Crunchies 2 lbs.

5. Black Colored Decorating Icing (for details like the pupils of the reindeer)
Wilton Black Icing Tube

6. Lollipop Sticks
Wilton 6 Inch Lollipop Sticks



7. m&m's (red color for reindeer noses):
 

How I made them:

I followed Bakerella's tutorial on how to prepare :)
So I baked the cake, made it into crumbs, then added enough icing to make the cake crumbs easier to shape.

Snowman:

Vanilla Cake rolled into ball-shapes (two sizes; one for the head and the other for the body)
Place two on a lollipop stick.
Ready to be dunked into the White Colored Candy Melt!
I placed my candy melt bowl in a bowl of hot water because it was cold and the candy melt was turning solid too fast.
All covered in yummyness! :P
Stick it in a piece of Styrofoam or cardboard to let it dry. :)
I used a chocolate coated sunflower seed for his nose and chocolate candy melt for his eyes and mouth.
Hi! (We were planning to add more decorations but we got tired. :P)
Christmas Trees:
Vanilla flavored cake shaped in upside-down cones. :)
MmmmMMmmmm... Green candy melt.
Decorate with sprinkles! :P These were the last things we made. :P Can you tell? ahha :P looks a bit sloppy. :P


Reindeer:

Reindeer are made out of chocolate cake... -___-; I am fully aware that this picture does not look too aesthetically pleasing. :P But I promise you the outcome will be much much cuter! :3
Stick one of these ugly things onto the lollipop stick as well. :P
Dunk it in Chocolate Candy Melt... hm.. still looks ugly... >< Even my mom was having doubts about the outcome. :P
Mom helped me make some 'antlers' :P
Cutting pretzels in half looked pretty hard but I thought mom did a great job. :P
Aww... its starting to look cute now. :P I was so happy my sister helped me make these reindeer. :P She's so good! The nose is a red m&m, by the way.
LOOK OUT!!! HE'S POSESSED!!!
Aww... that's better. :) But why is he crossed-eyed?????
Because a snowflake fell on his nose!!! :P
Oh... this one has one on his forehead! O_O
BEHOLD!!!! An army of silly reindeer!!! :P
All packaged, ready to be delivered! :)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!! :)
I hope you have a great one! :3

27 comments:

courtney and brigitte said...

this is just amazing and so creative..

YOU KNOW I MADE A STUFFED REINDEER IN THE 2ND GRADE?!

that is all..

melanie said...

They are so cute! I'm going to do some of those next year!!

Kisses, Melanie

http://beautymeetskawaii.blogspot.com

Silkybow said...

OMGGGG LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!! I wished I saw these earlier so I could make them today... It's ok I shall make them soon ;]
They all look so cute <3

ARES said...

Too cute!!

Glad you gott my mail!

Merry Christmas!

Kasia said...

OMG I love these! You're talented!

<3
www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

Hello Naka said...

I love the prezels and reindeer combo :3 and i wish i there to help u eat them all ^^

TralalaHana said...

This is absolutely amazing! i´ve never herd about this!! :O You are so handy :) i hope you´ve had amazing Christmas :)

HeroCakePops said...

These came out super cute! Merry Christmas!

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

Wow! I'm super impressed.
Loved the step by step.
AMAZING!
XXX

MKL said...

OMG, wow! This is so awesome, I need to share it with my friends. Even if it's past Christmas, people could still do these for New Year's eve, right? You're so creative, Kay!

Happy new year!!! May you blog more in 2011, hehe..

LilyChen said...

Wow, I didn't know it's not so hard to make such cute candies!! You're so creative!! Good job!

Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

OMG! You are torturing me. Those look so delicious! You are such a creative person. I loved reading this post. :-)

Taj Acosta said...

I love all of these!! The snowman are soo cute! The trees really look like trees too ;) and wow that's a lot of tamales! I guess I ate some though lol! xo

Mae said...

So cute! :D And very creative about the using pretzels as reindeer antlers. :)

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ said...

OMG they look soooo cute and delicious~~~♥♥♥♥ You're a creative person, Kay!!! o(^w^)o


PS. Sure, I can wait~~~ (^_~)

[Anna] said...

I really want to try making cake pop! They look so fun!
Although i'm not sure what candy melt is haha.

x

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ said...

Hi Kay~~! (*___*) Happy New Year to you too~~♥♥ Wish your 2011 be filled with all good things!♥♥♥♥

kawaii crafter said...

Wow, all your cake pops look great. This is one of those things I still have on my to-do list.

Pop Champagne said...

aww love the little christmas cake, you decorated them very well! hope you had a great NYE!

Cindii said...

I love it! You've inspired me to bake now. :D

April said...

This is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! OMG!!! I LOVE IT!

Nic Nic said...

i think you are super talented and creative!! :O

konayukiss said...

omg haha!! i love it<3

Z♥ey said...

Awww...how cute! I just came across your blog from another. Glad I came across it.

Toni Tralala said...

This is way too cute! How creative are you!? :)

KAY. said...

ooo thats really cute ;D
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Amy said...

So darn cute! This is going in my recipe book for sure! It makes sure a cute gift and perfect for a cake decoration!