oh my poor peeps who are freezing to death!
especially in march when SPRING is supposed to be here in only one more week from now!
i made you something to hopefully cheer up those winter blues you may be having.
they're actually just regular ole cake pops but it's the straw that's the star here.
let's see how they grew from a tiny seed idea to an actual tree.
hopefully you made cake pops before,
as this is the hurry-up-short-cut version of cake pop making.
there are a billion and one videos out there on cake pop making though, just google it.
those mini cupcakes are from walmart. you can use the entire cupcake, frosting and all, if you want moister cake pops or if you don't, just scrape off a part of it before smashing it.
just remember the moister the pop, the more chill time you'll need to firm them up before dipping.
i scraped off about a teaspoon or so off the top before i made mine and froze them for about 10 minutes to firm up.
so while they are chillin', get this:
set those flowers aside and grab the stars of the show:
as you can see, i got my straws at tj maxx for
only $4.99 for 50 of them.
too bad tj maxx is a place where you gotta get the goods or they'll disappear on you the next time you visit.
i was however, able to locate these straws for you
sorry they're not as cheap as mine though!
ok let's move on.
i cut them a little shorter than the stick itself so the tree could fit in the cake pop stand.
ok set the winter trees aside for a sec to allow the trees to bloom.
not sure how?
the next step will show you.
once the cake pops are dry, use some more candy melt to attach the straw to the tree.
the spring tree has now blossomed.
what have we here?
you have now just created a spring tree forest :)
what's that i see on the weather forecast?
the temp is dropping?!?!?!
is that snow?!?!
no no no, only warm sunny skies for you!
ok that's more like it.
it's march after all and i see some bunnies ahead...