Wednesday, May 27, 2015

nyc skyline cake pops

hi guys!
oh it's good to be back.

i've been away for a short bit if you haven't noticed, 
and it was due to life being crazy busy.

being away from blogging is actually quite freeing but 
i still had the itch to share, but no time to do so.

one of the things i can share with you though is something i made for a friend of mine.

check it out:
it's a cake pop display :)
because a lot of what draws people to a product is how it is presented.

so i thought of a city right away when my friend said she loved new york and this is how i came up with it.
the styrofoam block came from michael's 
and was 18 x 12 inches.
i cut it in half for this project.

i had a scrapbook paper pad from jo ann's that had the cloud paper in it.
i tried to line the 2 sheets to match as much as possible-
not perfect but i didn't care...
when i glued it, it actually stayed up-
 i was SO excited!

i was totally winging everything-i'm not good with planning out crafts-i get too impatient and can't wait to see the end result.
luckily this one worked :)
then came the next step.
i needed to make the cake pops, which i just used mini vanilla funfetti cupcakes that i bought from from walmart and smooshed 1 cupcake for each pop.

then i went to drawing on them with food markers, something i was into and forgot to take pics for you.
one of my black markers was running out but it made a great gray color-perfect for the skyscrapers.

so i made 5 of them, 6 taxi cabs, and one apple.
i carefully pushed a hole thru the gray cardstock into the styrofoam with a plain lollipop stick then pushed all the way thru with the actual cake pop.

Ooo! what do you want to see first?
a broadway show? the empire state building?
statue of liberty? times square?

dang! i ain't gettin' anywhere!?!


hello? anyone?
taxi?!!?!?!?!
shoot.
either that or take the subway.
i think i'll just eat a taxi cake pop and think about it some more...






22 comments:

  1. How fun and beautiful food art. It's gorgeous!

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    1. oh my goodness! thank you SOOO much carpet cleaners Kensington!!!! :>D!

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    1. climb in Beth! i bet you could make an edible taxi filled with people in like, an hour or 2 flat. heehee ;)

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  3. Presentation is EVERYTHING! Love how you made this, such a great display of your fab cake pops!

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    1. when one gets a compliment from the QUEEN OF ALL THINGS PARTY PRESENTABLE (aka YOU), one (aka me) must jump for joy and do a continuous happy dance. :>D!

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  4. Just adorable! Everything came together perfectly! But poor New York when guests gobble up all the cake pops - it'll be a ghost town!

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    1. all the more reason to make more J! LOL ;)

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  5. So cool, love this! I love NYC and this reminds me of the excitement and busy place that it is. I can't wait to visit again. Pinned this :)

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    1. yay thank you so much Bernadyn! my sis lives in NYC and when i visit i feel like i need to stay 4 more weeks to see everything! LOL :)

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  6. This is so inventive!! Wow. PINNED. Linda Crafts a la Mode

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    1. jeepers thank you Linda! i SO appreciate the pin too! :>D!

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  7. It's time for Alicia Keys :-D
    "In New York
    Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
    There's nothing you can't do
    Now you're in New York......."

    xx
    Mila

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    1. ...New York...New York!!!!!
      heehee now you got that song stuck in my head. thanks Mila and Alicia!!!! LOL :>D!!!

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  8. One of my many favorite things on my 1st visit to NYC was that iconic taxi ride!! I <3 NY and I REALLY <3 your awesome cake pops/display. I couldn't figure out how you decorated the taxi cabs..how cool is this. I love the cartoonish (is that a word yet?) look you gave them. :)

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    1. i think my brain thinks in cartoons Karen! LOL and absolutely cartoonish is a word! i love me some food markers (when they decide to work for me that is-HA) and cab rideas are always so interesting aren't they? thanks a million again! :>D

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  9. Wow that is so fancy, the taxi's are so awesome.

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    1. thank you Linda! i never thought i could make a fancy New York yet alone fancy taxi's?! LOL ;)

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  10. I'm way late on this one! Been gone again, house/critter sitting! But better late than never when it comes to the creativity of my BBFF! This is fabulous! There IS no end to your ingenuity! Bravo, girlfriend! Dona

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    1. yay you're back!!!! life is craaaaazzzzeeee busy for me right now! i have so much to do and so little time my head feels like nyc traffic jam! LOL thanks again my BBFF! :>D

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  11. Another cute creation!! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday! I hope you'll stop by for this week's party!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  12. thank you SO much T'onna! i linked up to your party again! yay! :)

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