We had a joint birthday party for the two oldest kiddos last week with balloon themed cakes and cake pops.
The kids were loved and blessed by family and friends and we are all so thankful for time with loved ones and the gifts given and received.Last year, we (that’s the royal “we.” I’ll have to post on that family phenomenon another time) tried cake pops for the first time. It was fun and lived in my memory as easy. Everything seems easy when it’s a year away and finished. Well, I wouldn’t say they were easy this time, but they were fun, albeit tedious and somewhat difficult. But, still worth it.
The cakes above are balloon cakes, before they went under the knife and succumbed to frosting. Thankfully the birthday kids agreed that they wanted balloon cakes for their party. Simple and colorful=right up my alley!
One tip if you’re reading here to learn about how to make cake pops: don’t use almond bark as your dipping candy. I had read somewhere that if you didn’t have Candy Melts (found at Michael’s or JoAnn’s or online) you could use white almond bark and add food coloring. And you can, but the results weren’t quite as good as when I used the Candy Melts. Use Candy Melts!!!
The cake pop sticks get stuck in styrofoam to make them stand up. I covered our round styrofoam with tissue paper, for looks.
We added ribbon to the balloon cakes to make them more balloon-ish. The two balloons on the left were Seth’s and the two on the right were Eliza’s.
Cousins and cake on a stick: what could be better?
Thanks Lord, for children worth celebrating!
For more on making cake pops visit Bakerella.