|Can you guess who finally figured out how to edit pictures?|
So this post is over a week past when I wanted to share it, but the photo hosting site for Google was telling me that I had no more room. Well thanks to a wonderful blogger, Dorthy at Crazy for Crust, I have been downsizing my pictures so that I can have some room again. I have done about 400, I have about 1000 more to go. Sigh. But it will be worth it to save me some money and I also figured out how to edit pictures so in reality it was a win win. Anyway back to my regular post.
So you all know how much I love cake balls, and pops right? I mean I did name this place after it. But did you know how much I hate making them? Okay not hate, and not really them. I hate working with white or coloured candy melts. So it's not really about the ball as much as it is about the coating.
|This is what you could win, it looks way more impressive in real life, I promise!|
Does that make sense? Well never mind, I sort of don't understand it either. Anyway. I was checking out one of my favorite sites a few weeks back. My Little Cupcake; they are some of the first cake pop molds that I tried. I first got the cupcake shape and loved it, it reminds me of when I was little and would play with Play doh. I would share that love with Pork Chop, but I hate the smell of the stuff now and hate how it gets all dry and flaky all over the place. The only flaky stuff allowed in my house is pastry and cake crumbs.
|This is how many I got out of one 9x13 cake, give or take a few that I may have eaten while making them.|
So I noticed that the shop had a new little mold out. And it was for a snow man. Now I was almost not going to get it, but seriously it was not very costly and they are awesome to me. They shipped it to me without the box, to save me some shipping costs. That is the only thing about living in Canada, shipping costs for us are crazy! Anyway, I mentioned that I wanted one for me and I was going to buy another for you guys. But then they were all, "nope we will send you one to give away" I don't know, I mean really this is the nicest company. They gave me molds to give away before. And I am not a big blog by any means, just an itty bitty one, but they don't care they are super nice.
|That single one in the middle, well his head fell off, and it may have been due to me not chilling them long enough. I just wanted to be able to say "that snow man must have lost his mind!" and.....never mind.|
So last week I got these molds and got all set to make some super cute snow men for you all. Well really they were for Pork Chops hockey team, but you get the idea.
Now firstly, I knew this would be crap because snow men are supposed to be white, and we all know how I feel about white candy melts. I thought I had it figured out, you know now that I know how to turn the power on my microwave down. But no, I still ended up with gloopy candy melts. And I think I had about 40 snow men, but gave up trying after 20.
|I have noting witty to say, just pretend I made some really funny comment about using Halloween sprinkles for Christmas, then laugh and move on.|
On the website they use mini Reese cups for hats, but because I have to do nut free, I opted for gum drops. Or as they were called at the bulk store, spice drops. I don't know, they were cute, but not really hat like. Whatever, it worked.
|See you can hardly tell its a pumpkin,|
|This looks sort of weird, but it's okay not all snow men have eyes in the wild.|
I used some Halloween pumpkin sprinkles to put the noses on, as I was way too lazy to dig through my sprinkle stash. And I glued the hats on with some more melted candy melts. Then I just drew on the eyes, mouths and buttons. That was it. I was so fed up with the stupid candy melts. So I sat there looking at them and I said to Pork Chop "do you still want to give them to your team?" And he patted my arm and said "it's okay Mommy, THEY will think they look okay" And he patted my arm again and walked back to play with his toys.
|Is it me or does he look sort of drunk, like he was having a party then just stuck a huge gum drop on his head?|
Yeah, I got told by an 8 year old. So I bit the head off of one of the not decorated snow men, felt a little bit better and wrapped them up.
Then I tried to make brownies and those sort of worked, but what ever.
|I kind of wish now that I had made some with little yellow patches on the bottom, remember, never eat the yellow snow!|
So after all that here you go:
*Super Spectacular Give Away*
I know, I am dramatic. The winner will receive one snow man cake pop mold. Supplied by the awesome My Little Cupcake
You can earn a few entries.
1) Become a follower or my blog and let me know in the comments, or if you already follow me, you are already awesome, so just let me know. I will think new followers are awesome too, just so you know.
2)Visit My Little Cake Pop and let me know in the comments here what other mold you need to make your cake pop life complete.
3) Share my give away on your face book or blog or whatever, just leave me a comment letting me know how you shared.
4)And the easiest, just leave me a comment telling me how much you hate working with white candy melts, and if you actually love it, leave me a tip of some sort. I am close to hurting someone over these things people!!!!
The contest will close on Wednesday December 5 at noon (Toronto time) as I want to try and get this to the winner before the holiday. I will use random.org to pick out the winner, and if you live in Canada I will have you answer a skill testing question. This is open to Canada, the US and International readers too. Please leave me an email or some way to reach you, but I will announce the winner on Wednesday December 5 in the evening some time, and the winner will have 48 hours to get back to me or else I have to choose another winner.