Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cute Chicks

It's Easter weekend, the days have been sunny and warmer, spring is in the air....and look what has sprouted up in my house....what in the world could they be??

They are called cake pops. I first saw them on a really cool baking blog called Bakerella. She makes really cool cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops! It turns out that she isn't a baker by profession, but a graphic designer. I thought that was cool. I won't go through all the details of making the cake pops, the recipe is over on her website if you want to make your own.

For Easter one of the designs she came up with was for Spring Chicks. Hers are much cuter than mine, but since it was my first attempt I'm pretty happy with these! Hello Chick.

Basically you bake a cake, let it cool, crumble it up and mix it with a can of frosting. Then you roll the mixture into little balls, put a stick into it and then dip it in candy melts...a candy coating. Then you decorate them. Here's the basic cake ball.

Here is why you should have breakfast before you start decorating. Yuuuuummm. :-)

This is the undecorated cake ball.

You then use a little melted candy coating to attach the beak...I used orange rainbow chip sprinkles.

Then you attach the wings...these were actually little Winnie the Pooh sprinkles.

And then the feet....Tigger sprinkles from the Winnie the Pooh set.

And then you draw on the eyes...and no, it wasn't a sharpie....it was an edible ink marker. And wah lah...a spring chick. This one is named Wendy.

And then you repeat over and over again...because they don't reproduce on their own you know.

And you repeat some more until you can hardly see straight. But it's worth it, because they are so cute.

This one is named Henry....and all his friends.

When they are all done and dried I put them in little bags, and poked them into Styrofoam in Chinese food containers, added some grass, some flowers and some ribbon...and called it a day.

They'll be Easter gifts for our family.

That is if I can keep this guy out of them...he has a sweet tooth like both of his grandpa's....and he doesn't worry about them being too cute to eat.

Because sweets are meant to be eaten...that's what I say anyway. Have a Happy Easter!