Monday, August 13, 2012

cake pops + baby shower

So, after reaching out to some of you on facebook..I took the daring plunge into cake pop world. I've heard they could be time consuming and difficult to make so I was expecting the worse...

After a few stressful encounters, they made it to Becca's Baby shower safe and sound. I used this recipe and highly recommend it for any other pop cake virgins out there. 
All was smooth sailing until we got to the icing. I thought the icing I bought would harden but it did not (note: gel icing does not harden). I needed the icing to harden because I was putting little plastic bags over them as they were part of the favors for the shower. JD and I tried to weasel the bag over the pop without smearing the icing but no luck. I forgot to mention that I had to drive from MD to PA with these pops.
What to do at 11pm? First, freak out and then listen to your husband who recommends wiping off all the icing and then buying new icing when in PA. So, that's what we did and surprisingly enough, the icing came off pretty easily.

So the next day I placed them (ever so carefully) into Ziploc bags and packed them into a cooler (I had class from 9-4 then had to drive to PA and these pops get a bit wonky when out of the refrigerator).

In the end, my mom found icing that hardened and I was able to place the bag over the pop...all in all a success not to mention delicious too.
Here are a few picture's from Becca's shower. We can't wait to meet our new nephew in September. 

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about thegel icing! I would have done the exact samething :) They still turnedout great!