Monday, July 15, 2013

Soda Shop Cake Pops!

Why not start the day with Soda Shop Cake Pops?   I made these for the 50's themed birthday party - however, they would be the perfect summertime treat for ANY party!
Not exactly sure how I was going to make them into a cake pop, I came up with an idea...and it worked.  I will admit, a lot of the time I have an idea, it does NOT work! 
 
Since I didn't show you how to make the cookies, I feel I owe it to you to show you how to make the soda shop cake pops.  Besides the fact that you take the time to read my blog - and I love you for that! 
 
So let's get started - Soda Shop Cake Pops!
I baked the white cake in the Wilton brownie mold pan.
After the cakes are baked, remove them from the pan and cool.
Melt pink candy melts or melt white candy melts and add pink candy food coloring.
Dip the stick in the melted pink chocolate and then into the cake pop.
Dip the entire cake pop in the pink candy melts. Right before it sets, sprinkle with pink sanding sugar.
 
Okay, now for the part that worked!
I wasn't quite sure how to make the base for the "soda glass" and this is what I came up with.  I poured a little candy melts into my plastic paint pallet.  Stuck them in the freezer for a bit and low and behold, they popped right out.  I couldn't believe my eyes - did you hear me??? They popped right out!  Sorry, I was just very happy. Then I got out the sticks I would be using and measured what size needed to be cut through the candy base.  Luckily I had this handy dandy little round plunger cutter that was just the right size.
 
Carefully, I twisted the cutter through the candy melt base.  Pulled it out and there you have it!  Ready to add to the bottom of the cake pops.  I drizzled a little melted pink chocolate to the bottom of the cake pop and slid the base up the stick.  Held it to the base until it was stuck like glue!
On to the decorating part.  I needed straws.  Tiny straws.  I had purchased colored lollipop sticks that had the perfect color pink.  I pulled out a couple of sticks and cut them into thirds.
Then pipe on white buttercream frosting in little swirls onto the top of the cake pop - to look like whipped cream.  As soon as you finish the entire top - add white sprinkles and a red sixlet for the cherry on top.
There...you did it!
Just in case you baked lots of pops, which I did, I came up with another way to incorporate them into the 50's theme.  Poodle Skirt Cake Pops!
I do believe they fall into the cake pop category because there is a stick involved. 
So what do you think?
Want to make some?  I know you do!
Let's get started...
Use the same Wilton brownie pan and bake the pops.  I placed each cake pop on a doily.
After the cake pops are baked and cooled, add a little dab of frosting to coat the pop.
Roll and cut turquoise fondant in a circle.
Roll black fondant 1/4 inch thick and use the end of a large decorating top to cut in a circle.
Using the same small round plunger cutter I used for the Soda Shop Cake Pops, cut a circle out of the middle.  Making room for the cake pop stick.
Gently lay the turquoise fondant over the center of the cake pop.
Smooth down to form a skirt.
Add the micro mini poodle (I found this mold years ago on etsy).  It was a little time consuming to get the poodle out of the mold, but I did it!  Just brush a little water to the back of the poodle and stick to the skirt.
Add the leash by piping white icing with a #1 decorating tip.
Add a little more icing to the top and place the black circle fondant for the belt.
Time to add the cake pop stick and a gingham ribbon for d├ęcor.
 
Take a closer look~
But not too close!
These little skirts had a ways to travel, so I needed to figure out a way to keep them safe and sound.  And it WORKED!  I knew there was a reason I am an organized hoarder of all things useless.  I wash save the take out containers - and because I'm always creating, not cooking, we have a lot of containers.  So they made the perfect travel container.
First, I cut the lid off the container.  Then I placed two cake pops in the container and laid the lid on the top of the sticks to mark.  I poked two holes through the top with my letter opener and lined up the cake pops and slid the top on.  (The ribbon needed to slide down and can be moved up after they are removed from the container!) 
Another reason not to cook!
I can't wait to show you what's next!  Let's just say...
 
 Rock-N-Roll is Here To Stay!
 


45 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these are perfect. Must go share :)

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  2. Great use of the tiny round plunger tool. I'll have to keep that trick in mind for the future. Both of your pops are wonderful. The poodle skirt is my favorite. So 50's!

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    1. Thanks Beth - that little plunger cutter has come in quite handy for lots of things!! :)

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  3. So I thought the soda shop cake pops were the ultimate...until I saw the poodle skirt cake pops! AMAZING!!! LOVE EM!!!

    Annette

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  4. Oh my gosh, Kim! Those soda pop cake pops are so awesome and creative!!! I absolutely love them...great job!!!

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  5. These are the CUTEST CAKE POPS. EVER.

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  6. ok so now i wanna put on a poodle skirt and have a soda shop drink! but all in cake pop form of course. these are nothing but awesome Kim :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa - nothing but pops - right?

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  7. I agree CUTEST CAKE POPS I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! from,twobeautifulgirls

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  8. Those skirts are totally killing me!! I think they may be one of my favorite creations of yours, Kim! So adorable :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer - I was happy too with the result!

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  9. Fantastic. Found you through the Sugar and Slice Link party. Happy Baking!

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  10. These are super cute! Found you on Strut Your Stuff!!!

    Would love for you to share with our readers also at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party, I know they'd enjoy these:
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/07/super-sunday-party-6/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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    1. Oh, I'll be sure to share at your link party! Thanks!

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  11. Perfect!! These are perfect for any kinds hop like me hopping on over to get some! LOL

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  12. I have the same cake pan and was wondering what to do with it. These are so cute Kim!

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    1. Thanks Hani - I really didn't know what I was going to do with it when I bought it, but I've used that pan over and over!

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  13. Those are both just completely amazing! They both are so fantastic, you are such a wonderful artist!

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  14. Oh my gosh!!! Both pops are perfect :) I have looked at that same silicone mold for years and resisted temptation ... until last week! Now, I am so happy that I bought it!

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    1. Yea - so happy you now have the mold and like these ideas!

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  15. OMGosh you're amazing! those look so awesome! Now I need to find a party to make them for!

    Stopping by from Sugar & Slice Sunday :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment! :)

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  16. These are FABULOUS. Truly love those poodle skirts - so creative. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do! I'd love to feature these if you had a link or button back to the party somewhere on your blog:)

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    1. Hi Cheryl - happy to hear you love the poodle skirts! I do have a link back to the party here:
      http://www.thepartiologist.com/search/label/Linky%20Parties

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    2. I just noticed that the original link was not working, so I just updated it!

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  17. Your cake pops are adorable! Pinning these! Also following you on Bloglovin'. Found you on the Ducks 'N A Row party!

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    1. Thanks so much! So happy you found me! :)

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  18. I love eating cake pops but not making them - mine never turn out as beautiful as yours! My favourites are the blue skirt ones - the detail on those is insane! I'd be thrilled if you'd come over to Pink Recipe Box and link this up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-1/

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    1. Thanks Nicky - I'll head over right now!! :)

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  19. Kim, those are just amazing!!! I'm not sure which ones I like best....the glasses or the skirts!!!!! Love, love, love!

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  20. Oh my goodness...you are unbelievable! Wow, amazing!!

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  21. Great use of the brownie mold! I'm not a brownie fan but I'd totally use it for cake pops. Great tutorial too.

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    1. Not a fan of brownies? Oh my, I could not imagine! This would be perfect for you! :)

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