Since I'm kind of on a wild kick again, I thought you might like to see how I made my zebra cake pops. I didn't invent the cake pops, but this is how I made them - lots of them!
Zebra Cake Pops
Zebra Cake Pops
And they were Zebra Licious!
It started when I found Baby Cakes~
And really, with a name like Baby Cakes - what's not to love.
And I REALLY loved the idea that they would all be the same size!!
But let me tell you, if you plan to use one whole cake recipe for the pops, you will be baking for a long time and have more cake pops then you know what to do with. Did you notice that I did not call this a tutorial? Well, I forgot to take the baking photos, so just read the directions that come in the cake pop box and you'll be fine! Really, do you need step by step photos? It comes with a little stand that holds about 12 pops. I don't know what they thought you would do with the rest, so I came up with a solution. I used a perforated baking sheet, and these are just the beginning!
I put the baking sheet on top of a jelly roll pan. Dipped the pops in Quick Pour Icing and let them dry before piping the zebra stripes - one stripe at a time! (I did not frost with buttercream first).
After decorating each pop, I made another contraption to hold them while in the freezer.
Filled a couple of cardboard boxes with paper shred (to help hold the pops in place). Wrapped saran wrap around them and froze until needed.
Next I needed something to serve them on. And I came up with this~
Covered a piece of styrofoam with black contact paper. Took the perferated pan and marked with nails the same distance between the pops. Most people would have used a ruler - I don't know why I didn't. Here is the result~
I put a Zebra cake pop where each nail was! And they were perfectly even - YEA!
Then I added some zebra ribbon around the stand~
Stuck the styrofoam stand on a black platter with super duper double stick foam tape. Oh, I measured the size of the styrofoam to fit the platter before covering with contact paper - this time I used a ruler! It's obvious where the ribbon is, but I just figured out how to add an arrow! :) Now tell me, did any of this make sense?
If you don't want to make zebra cake pops...these were a huge hit at the party! And I took photos! :)
And they loved them so much I almost felt guilty that they weren't harder to make! Here's what you need~
After washing and drying the raspberries, poke a little chocolate chip in the center. Then poke a few in your mouth! How's that for directions??
Did You Know...
Small is the New Big!