I MADE IT!
i made a whole year!
what am i talking about?
well guys, today is my
let's celebrate ok?
happy blogiversary to hp!
happy blogiversary to hp!
happy blogiversary to hoopla palooza,
happy blogiversary to meeeeee!!!
man that sounds narcissistic to me! :>P
what's a celebration without cake?
let's have some cake in the form of cake pops then,
and we'll add a candle to celebrate the first year.
what's that you just saw?
why it's a candle cake pop.
in a styrofoam cake cakepop stand!
aaaaand, it's reusable :)
(uh the stand, not the cake pop)
you can give this to your special someone on any celebration and they'll love you forever. or you can make one or 2 or 3 of your own and stick your cake pops in it for an awesome party dessert decoration.
so c'mon, celebrate with me!
let's do this.
make some cake pops.
here's a wonderful tute if you've never made them before.
i made some candle cake pops.
you can too, with these instructions:
use funfetti cake mix & vanilla frosting for your cakepops and shape them into raindrop looking thingies. poke some cookie sticks dipped in orange candy melt in each pop and refrigerate. (use cookie sticks cuz they are wider and sturdier than lollipop sticks)
when the cake pops are set, dip them in orange candy melt, and while they are still wet, take melted yellow candy melts and use a small rubber spatula to make random streaks here and there to resemble flames.
now add Target's awesome big polka dotted easter straws thru the cookie stick leaving about an inch on the bottom of the stick exposed. you'll have to cut the straw in order not to cover the entire stick. it's very important to leave the cookie stick end alone as that is what you will be sticking in your cake (speaking of sticking, stick with me so this part makes more sense...)
in the end, you should get this:
candles are done!
put them aside in the fridge.
now it's time to make the cake.
get 2 styrofoam 1 x 3/16" by 5 x 7/8" circles at hobby lobby and glue them together.
paint only the sides pink. or actually any color you want your cake to be.
(yellow for a lemon cake? brown for chocolate? white stucco to resemble white frosting? now that would be awesome!)
after the paint dries, find a cake stand to fit the cake.
also, grab some sprinkles.
now cut a piece of pink cardstock a little larger than the size of the styrofoam cake by tracing the cake on the cardstock and cutting around the shape (it doesn't have to be perfect). then glue it to the bottom of the cake.
when it dries, start hot gluing the sprinkles for the cake border.
when your border is done, cut another circle a little smaller than the top of your cake. i used a saucer that i found in my cupboard and traced it. i used the sprinkle paper i had in a cardstock pad i found at michael's. or use any cardstock of your choice from your local craft store.
once you have it cut, mark 8 equal triangle portions on the back of it and punch a hole in the middle of each triangle as shown below (i just eyeballed the middle). also punch a hole (i used this punch) in the center. i bent the paper in half slightly to get my measurements for the triangles-the paper is thick so there really weren't any crease folds to worry about showing. when the holes are punched, carefully stick a cookie stick thru each hole to widen it.
now glue it to the top of your cake. i used some magazines to hold it down while it dried.
once dried, take your cookie stick and punch thru the existing holes just deep enough to hold a cake pop, about 1 inch or so.
you can hardly see where the holes are! beauty!
now let's decorate the sides.
take more of your sprinkles and push it on the sides of the cake in any random order deep enough to stay. i didn't need any glue as the styrofoam held the sprinkles with no problem.
the cake's done! let's add the candles now :)
carefully push the candle cake pops down until it's flushed with the top of the cake. this is why you don't want to cover the end of the stick with the straw as i mentioned in the beginning.
and lookie! the colors of the sprinkles match the polka dots on the straws :)
add more candles if you wish,
as there are enough spots for 8.
i made a cake pop total of lucky 7 cuz i feel lucky to have this blog and YOU
for coming along this wild crazy and fun ride with me!
when i first started blogging, i had absolutely no clue what blogging was going to do to me. i just knew i was making a lot of crazy things in the past and since reading all the awesomeness on the web i thought it'd be fun to share some of my creative craziness too.
and for some odd reason, seems like the more i share and create, the more ideas flow in my head-it's like a crazy mental wonderful disease i have!
so what if i've lost sleep! so what if i am constantly in the craft stores? so what if my fridge is busting out the seams from all the sugar stuff i made.
ya only live once and i am making the best of what i have which is why i believe it's divine intervention that gives me all the ideas i share with you.
so hopefully in the coming years, i will keep adding candles to my blog cake. even if it means sticking them on the sides or on top of each other.
soooo, to top this ultra long post off,
we need gifts for this celebration don'tcha think?
so i went shopping...
lookie what i got:
a cool cupcake book with wavy edges and yummo recipes!
and then i got another book.
another awesome book with a squishy cover and recipes that ya gotta try!
so what do ya do when you make the cupcakes with homemade marshmallows?
you use these:
and what do ya do while you are getting frosting all over your face eating your cupcake with the homemade marshmallows?
you use these:
and what do ya do when you had your share of cupcakes with homemade marshmallows and no more napkins to use? you give some away to your best buddy and pal!
and you wrap them up in these:
(yeah yeah, i know it's a valentine box but these tags and bags will work anyway.)
so now let's take a look at my shopping spree, shall we?
you wanna win all this?
i want you to win too! but ya gotta enter!
WE HAVE A WINNER!
I'LL ANNOUNCE IT ON FRIDAY'S POST 3/29/13!
that way i can go shopping again and give away more stuff in the near future :)
whew! what a super duper loooong post!
but you are all super duper and i cannot thank you enough for supporting me and my hoopla palooza!!!!
here's to many more years together.
oh and btw,
i finally put my pic up so you can see the crazy behind the mad scientist costume. i wouldn't want you to think you were entering a contest run by a crazy person in a wild white wig. let alone get a package in the mail from some lunatic. what would people think?