Tuesday, December 11

sugar and spice and everything nice

I had so much fun making cake pops for a gender reveal party for some close friends of ours. They opened a box of balloons to find out they are having a girl! I was in on the secret ahead of time and put my best effort into decorating these yummy treats.

The inside is white cake with cream cheese frosting and peppermint extract. I wasn't sure about the combination of the cream cheese and mint flavors, but I remembered seeing a cream cheese mint recipe on Pinterest, so I went for it. With a dash of red food coloring, the pink color fit the peppermint flavor and the girly element. The coating is Wilton chocolate candy melt, and the writing is the vanilla variety. I used a plastic baggie with a trimmed corner to write with the candy onto wax paper and placed it on top of the freshly dipped pops. Yum!

Sunday, December 2

let the holiday baking begin

Ok, so these treats didn't actually involve any baking, but aren't they cute? I can assure you they are delicious. I love the salty sweet mix, especially with a bit of crushed candy cane as garnish.