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Teapot Birthday Cake

I wanted to make a special cake for my Mom’s Birthday and I thought how much my Mom enjoys having tea parties with her granddaughters.  This teapot cake turned out so cute and was super easy to make in a pinch using the Wilton Classic Wonder Mold.

Teapot Birthday Cake

I baked one Devil’s Food cake box mix in the Classic Wonder Mold.  While the cake was baking, I found a bone white teapot in my cabinet.  The teapot lid was the perfect size to top the cake.  For this cake I chose simple white, but if you have a patterned teapot, you could be inspired to decorate the cake based on the color or pattern of your teapot.

I studied the teapot and sketched out the shape for the spout and handle on paper.   Then cut it out and traced it onto yellow card stock twice.  (Two times because I wanted to place toothpicks in between the sheets and then stick them into the side of the cake to hold it in place)

I melted some yellow chocolate melting wafers in a squeeze bottle and outlined a bunch of five petal flowers on wax paper.  Once the chocolate sets and has cooled, they are very easy to handle to place on a cake.

Once the cake had cooled, I frosted it with my homemade icing and added a little more icing at the top to hold the ceramic lid in place.  The cardstock spout and handle were placed and the candy decorations were added to complete the teapot.

Time for tea!  Happy Birthday Mom!

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Bunny Cake Pops – Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  I wanted to make something special for the arrival of my niece and her first Easter.  I thought pink bunny cake pops would be perfect and even though she won’t be able to eat them, her Mommy really likes cake pops!

This is only my second time making cake pops and they sure take patience.  I am still totally intrigued with the concept, so I will keep practicing until I can master this art form.

The last time I made cake pops, I thought they looked super cute, but I honestly thought they were too sweet.  I KNOW!  Too sweet, is there such a thing?  I think I know exactly what made them too sweet for my liking.  The cake balls were made by mixing icing with crumbled cake.  This time I invested in a cake pop maker which bakes batter into balls.  Now, there is no need for icing to bind the cake together.

To decorate, I was inspired by Bakerella’s Cake Pop book.  I used white mint flavored melting chocolate to coat the chocolate cake balls.   Once the chocolate set and cooled, I decorated using confetti sprinkles for the eyes and nose.  Using a toothpick, apply a small dab of melted chocolate to the back of the sprinkle and hold in place.  Once they cool, I used Betty Crocker Easy Writers to color the eyes and paint the bunny mouth.  For the bunny ears, use pastel candy corns.  Cut the pointed tip of the candy corn off, apply a dab of melted chocolate and place on the head holding it in place for a few seconds until the chocolate sets.

Once they were decorated, I placed them in clear mini treat bag and tied them with pastel ribbons.  Oh…but I had to do a taste test and tried one…or two.  I thought they tasted much better than my first trial of cake pops.  A sweet treat, but not too sweet!  I really enjoyed the combination of the chocolate cake ball and white mint chocolate, they tasted just like a peppermint patty.  I really love my cake pop maker!

I took them to the hospital in a little pink Easter Basket to meet my niece!