|That guy on the left is giving the other guy the stink eye!|
Anyway when I was finished ordering I thought, I would love to do a give away and wondered if Karen would like to host one. And it was late at night, and I was tired so I sent her a quick email saying I had a blog and would she like to donate for a give away. I forgot about it, and within a day or two she emailed me back. Not only was she willing to host a give away, she visited my blog. MY BLOG!!!! And she said she would send me something that would be cake pop related so that it would go with my blog. People, she visited my blog! I know, I'm a dork.
|Another great Target find. I cannot wait till they come to Canada, they better be as good as the ones in the states.|
So what did the amazing Karen send me to give to you? Well you have to wait until the end of the post to see. But I made my treats with the same things today, so you may guess it. But if you do, don't tell, that would ruin the surprise!
So to get ready for Easter I thought I would make some cute bunny cake pops. I also wanted to make some simple cake balls, because as much as I love my co workers, the balls are much faster.
To start I had Hubby make me a box cake mix, in chocolate, because really, chocolate is the best. Hubby made it for me because I was working, and he did a good job. Just don't tell him. Then the next night I crumbled it up and mixed it with enough canned frosting to make it stick together. Not too much or you will have trouble rolling and forming it.
|It looks like dirt, but it's not. You will have to trust me.|
I got this super cute silicon pan at Target last spring when I was in Florida. Can I just say it was the trip of a lifetime, and my Mom is the best for taking me and Pork Chop, and I want to go again. Over and over again! Okay sorry, off track there. So I got this pan, and used my cake ball sized ice cream scoop to put some cake ball mixture into it, then pressed it down with my fingers. The ice cream scoop was the perfect size. I then froze them and rolled the rest into regular cake balls.
|These are the regular cake balls, but I put spring sprinkles on them, so that totally makes them spring cake balls. They also sort of look like boobs with weird nipple shields. I cannot believe I just typed that, guess it's better than saying it out loud right?|
|So cute right? What if I made marshmallows in the mold and they would be like peeps, only better!|
|I sort of feel bad, but not really. They can't feel anything.|
|Oh white candy melts, how I hate you! Why won't you melt all nice like your chocolaty brother.|
|This is after only the first dip, you can see some of the brown showing through. And that is not acceptable!|
|By now I was getting tired, so I was just going to try making something cute.|
When I was ready I took my Amereicolor food writing pens. ( this may be a hint as to something I am giving away!) And I started to draw, like a 4 year old. As you will notice I have no artistic ability so I just did a few then gave up. It had been a long night, there was a play date going on, and a certain friend may have showered my floor with sprinkles. So I did a few, took a crummy picture and called it a night.
|These are all I did, except I didn't show you the one where I tried to draw a bow on it and it looks like a really big blob of nothing.|
|I bet Pork Chop would have done a better job.|
|Okay, I know Pork Chop could have made these better.|
So to give these away I would usually pack them in little cake pop bags and tie it with ribbon, and add a cute tag or something. As it was they went in a plastic container and went to work with me the next day.
No one at work cared, they ate them and the regular balls like crazy.
My friend saying "Oh my God! I love your balls!!" She said it really loudly and in front of other people sort of, and I just laughed and told her she had to think about what she said. She blushed, and it made my day. And yes, I am so a 12 year old boy, sue me!
|That right there is an amazing prize! Edible ink pens, lollipop sticks and sprinkles.|
Karen sent me a whole set of Amerecolor food writer pens, the best ones out there! And some cake pop sticks and some super cute spring sprinkles. Do you know how hard it is going to be for me to send those sprinkles away, because I don't even have them? Well do you? Well I may cry a little at the post office, just saying.
So here are your rules and the rest, and yes I know it is a wordy bunch of rules, but from what I have read to do a contest in Canada there must be a skill testing question, and you know, I don't want to be sued over a blog contest okay. ***7+7+?*** this is the skill testing question!
There are a four ways you can enter, the first is to just leave a comment with the answer to the skill testing question, 7+7=?
For additional entries: Please leave a separate comment letting me know what you did with the answer to the skill testing question for each one.
-visit Karen's shop and tell me what you like best in the shop
-become a follower of my blog and let me know, and if you are already a follower let me know
-become a fan of my face book page and let me know, and if you already are, again just let me know
This is open to international readers, Canadian (except Quebec, sorry) and USA readers. Prize was supplied by the amazing Karen at Karen's Cookies. I am not being compensated in any way, but I love her stuff! The contest will close on March 12, 2012 at 12 noon Toronto time. As I have to approve all comments any comment that hits my mail box before noon will still be published and counted, even if I cannot publish them until after the time. The winner will be chosen on March 13, 2012, and will be listed on this blog and will have 48 hours to get in contact with me. So please leave me a way to contact you when you comment. If the winner does not contact me within the 48 hours I will choose another winner. All winners will be chosen by Random.org. Any entries that do not have the answer to the skill testing question will not qualify. So I will count all qualifying entries starting at the top and working down. The winner will be responsible for any duty that they may incur when the item is shipped to them. The value of the prize is approximately $30 US. Good luck all.
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