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What could be more perfect for a baby shower?? They are so simple to make, believe me. I made a dozen of them in an hour. The key is to own every your decorations ready to go.

This was my first time making elephants and to tell ya the truth, they kinda intimidated me. However, I was chatting with my friend Jennie from The Cake Pop Store and she had the cutest little elephants every dressed up for Christmas! If you love cake pops, you need to follow Jennie on IG @the_CakePop_Shop to see her making some enjoyment cake pops.

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How to Make Elephant Cake Pops

You're going to love creating these at home. Study How to make Elephant Cake Pops for a baby shower or birthday celebration.

Instructions

These were for a baby boy’s shower, so I baked my cake then divided the batter into two 8″ circular pans.

I colored one pan blue using the Wilton Color Correct system – 5 drops blue and one drop black. They turned out perfectly. I love this color!

  • Mini Heart Sprinkles
  • Complete every of the elephants and then clean up your area.
  • Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out the dough. I got 12 cake balls from 1/4 of a cake. Don’t make them too large. 1 tablespoon is the perfect size.
  • 4 parts White candy melts and 1 part black candy melts to make a pale grey color
  • Get a black edible marker, draw on the eyes and you’re done!
  • Melt the white and black candy melts and slowly stir together.

    You’ll desire a light grey color, it will dry darker in my experience. Remove the cake balls from the fridge and collect up your lollipop sticks.

  • Lollipop sticks
  • You’ll desire two blue candy wafers for each pop – those are the ears. You’ll also desire to cut a wafer to make the trunk. I used used a large piping tip to cut a crescent shapes into the wafer. I got two trunks per wafer. Then we will use the mini dehydrated marshmallows for the feet and give each little elephant a little heart for their trunks.

    Set every them aside and ready to go. It’s a excellent thought to own needle nose tweezers to assist position the candy.

  • Blue Candy Wafers
  • Mini dehydrated marshmallows for the feet
  • Dip a stick into the melted candy and insert it into the cake ball. Attach the mini marshmallow to the bottom to make the legs using the candy as the glue. It may assist to use tweezers (I use a needle nose one love this) to handle the little candies.
  • Smoosh and roll the dough smooth and put them into the fridge to chill out while you prepare the relax of the accessories.
  • Mix the cake and frosting together in a stand up mixer or in a food processor.

    Let the machine do every the work and work it into a play-doh like consistency.

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    Check out my YouTube video on making the dough.

  • Then dip the candy crescent in the grey candy and shove it into the cake ball to make a trunk. It’ll glance a little strange, but it every. If you crack your cake ball, just smooth some melted candy over the crack and leave it to harden.
  • Once every the balls are sticked and prepped, dip the cake pop into the grey candy and cover it completely. Tap off the excess off the back of the elephant’s behind. Let a little bit dangle off a for a count of three and then stand it up.

    That's how I made a little tail on the elephant. Quickly press the blue wafers to make the ears and add the little heart to the tip of the trunk. Stand up the cake pop to dry.

  • Cake and frosting – I used 1/4 of a baked 9×13 cake and added 1 – 2 tablespoons of canned frosting to it.
  • Edible Marker — Black

Ingredients

  1. Lollipop sticks
  2. 4 parts White candy melts and 1 part black candy melts to make a pale grey color
  3. Cake and frosting – I used 1/4 of a baked 9×13 cake and added 1 – 2 tablespoons of canned frosting to it.
  4. Mini Heart Sprinkles
  5. Blue Candy Wafers
  6. Mini dehydrated marshmallows for the feet
  7. Edible Marker — Black

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Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 200Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0gNutrition information isn’t always accurate. This post was first shared with Juggling Act Mama.

If there’s no cake, is it really a birthday party? Our answer is a firm «no.» While, of course, there’s no incorrect way to celebrate your loved ones, a frosted confection is always a favorite way to do so. Put your usual cake recipe aside and let these new, simple birthday cake ideas lead the way. From classic sheet cakes to elaborately decorated and towering confections, there are so numerous delightful directions to take when designing your dessert. Even better: You don’t own to be an advanced baker to tug off these best birthday cake ideas.

Another thing we love about these recipes?

They’re incredibly versatile.

Diy cake pop holder ideas

If the guest of honor errs on the traditional side of dessert preferences, bookmark the chocolate and vanilla confections ahead. Do they favor ice cream too? We’ve also included the easiest ice cream cake recipe that’s also totally decadent. This is your chance to forego a store-bought dessert in favor of one of the following homemade cake recipes. Why? We ponder you’ll discover that the birthday boy or girl will really appreciate the thoughtful gesture of a birthday cake being made with love—just for them.

RAINBOW UNICORN TIE DYE S’MORES, EVERYONE!

Who. Is. Excited? *THIS GIRL!* I wish you every could own been in the studio while we were shooting these. Poor Jeff, surrounded by three girls squealing over how enjoyment, colorful and AMAZING these are. We knew we had to go large or go home for the upcoming National S’mores Day (August 10th!) so we went large. And we went home. And now, we shall every vow to eat more colorful s’mores. Here’s how…

3 packages unflavored gelatin (1/4 ounce packets)
1 1/4 cup water, divided
2 cups sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Powdered sugar
Gel food coloring (electric pink, electric blue, electric purple, turquoise green, yellow)
8×8″ Pan

1.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, put the powdered unflavored gelatin with 3/4 cup freezing water. Let sit.
2. In a little sized pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup and remaining 1/2 cup of water. Heat over medium and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lift heat to high and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.
3. Using a fine mesh sieve, completely cover the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with a solid layer of powdered sugar.

Own five bowls and five spoons ready before whipping the marshmallow.
4. Turn stand mixer to low and carefully pour the boiling sugar mixture into the gelatin. Turn the speed up to high and whip for 5 to 7 minutes. Add vanilla and stir till combined. (If making plain white marshmallows, continue to whip for a entire of 15 minutes. In order to make and swirl the diverse colors, you need the marshmallow mixture to be a little softer, so only whip for 5 to 7 minutes.)
5. Once you own whipped the mixture, quickly divide the marshmallow into the 5 bowls and color each one with the diverse gel food colorings. Work quickly as the mixture will set fast.
6. You are going to pour the marshmallow into the pan in 2 layers.

For the first layer, in a clockwise direction, put half of the purple in one corner, then half of the pink next to it, followed by half of the yellow, half of the green and ending with half of the blue which should also join back to the purple.
7. Using a stick of any helpful (a chopstick works perfectly!), start to swirl the colors into each other, careful not to completely stir the colors together. This is the enjoyment part! Every batch will be different.
8. Repeat the process on top of your first layer but start the purple in a diverse spot than before.

This just helps to ensure that every marshmallow will own a little bit of every color. Gently swirl the colors only in the new top layer.
9. With the fine mesh sieve, cover generously with powdered sugar and flatten the surface with your hands. Let sit uncovered overnight to set.
10. Run a knife along the edges. Remove the marshmallows from the pan and cut into squares.

Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree | Creative Direction + Styling by Kelly Mindell

In case you’re wondering, the marshmallows taste a lot love Peeps!

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Sugary, colorful marshmallow goodness.

To study how to make bright natural food dyes, click here! And for more sweets + treats, click here.

psst… We just wrapped a REALLY enjoyment (and also colorful!) project with Natasha of Violet Tinder and she did her own take on colorful s’mores!! I just had to share them so we could every own one large technicolor marshmallow PAR-TAY!

Dessert bars are a wildly favorite choice for couples that desire an alternative to the traditional wedding-cake stand—and we understand why.

Aside from the open bar, the dessert table will most likely finish up being the most frequented spot of the night. Plus, it's open to guests of every ages. So what better way to treat every of your guests than with a stylish table full of post-dinner treats? From rustic homemade tarts to elegant French macarons, these desserts not only satisfy guests' sugar cravings, but they also add personality to the overall wedding.

As a nod to their heritage, one couple created a Mexican Pan Dulce Bar, where guests were free to take home assorted native pastries and cookies.

Another bride incorporated her ethnic heritage with a Persian tea station—displaying a vibrant array of traditional sweets, fruit, and Iranian teas. One crafty couple used a vintage suitcase as their cake stand and a large distressed windowpane as a backdrop for their dessert table. If you desire something a bit more statement-making, attempt blowing up oversized gold foil letter balloons for an eye-catching backdrop to your sweets table.

If you still desire to serve a traditional wedding cake, serve it correct alongside the assortment other desserts. Or, instead of a full dessert station, go for a coffee and tea bar with cute touches love a printed banner and hanging burlap.

From inventive pie stations to candlelit donut bars, discover out you how could finish the night on a sweet note by checking out our roundup of inspiring dessert table ideas.

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Ingredients

  1. Lollipop sticks
  2. 4 parts White candy melts and 1 part black candy melts to make a pale grey color
  3. Cake and frosting – I used 1/4 of a baked 9×13 cake and added 1 – 2 tablespoons of canned frosting to it.
  4. Mini Heart Sprinkles
  5. Blue Candy Wafers
  6. Mini dehydrated marshmallows for the feet
  7. Edible Marker — Black

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 200Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0gNutrition information isn’t always accurate. This post was first shared with Juggling Act Mama.

If there’s no cake, is it really a birthday party? Our answer is a firm «no.» While, of course, there’s no incorrect way to celebrate your loved ones, a frosted confection is always a favorite way to do so. Put your usual cake recipe aside and let these new, simple birthday cake ideas lead the way.

Diy cake pop holder ideas

From classic sheet cakes to elaborately decorated and towering confections, there are so numerous delightful directions to take when designing your dessert. Even better: You don’t own to be an advanced baker to tug off these best birthday cake ideas.

Another thing we love about these recipes? They’re incredibly versatile. If the guest of honor errs on the traditional side of dessert preferences, bookmark the chocolate and vanilla confections ahead. Do they favor ice cream too? We’ve also included the easiest ice cream cake recipe that’s also totally decadent. This is your chance to forego a store-bought dessert in favor of one of the following homemade cake recipes.

Why? We ponder you’ll discover that the birthday boy or girl will really appreciate the thoughtful gesture of a birthday cake being made with love—just for them.

RAINBOW UNICORN TIE DYE S’MORES, EVERYONE! Who. Is. Excited? *THIS GIRL!* I wish you every could own been in the studio while we were shooting these. Poor Jeff, surrounded by three girls squealing over how enjoyment, colorful and AMAZING these are. We knew we had to go large or go home for the upcoming National S’mores Day (August 10th!) so we went large.

And we went home. And now, we shall every vow to eat more colorful s’mores. Here’s how…

3 packages unflavored gelatin (1/4 ounce packets)
1 1/4 cup water, divided
2 cups sugar
1 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Powdered sugar
Gel food coloring (electric pink, electric blue, electric purple, turquoise green, yellow)
8×8″ Pan

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, put the powdered unflavored gelatin with 3/4 cup freezing water. Let sit.
2. In a little sized pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup and remaining 1/2 cup of water. Heat over medium and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lift heat to high and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.
3.

Using a fine mesh sieve, completely cover the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with a solid layer of powdered sugar. Own five bowls and five spoons ready before whipping the marshmallow.
4. Turn stand mixer to low and carefully pour the boiling sugar mixture into the gelatin. Turn the speed up to high and whip for 5 to 7 minutes. Add vanilla and stir till combined. (If making plain white marshmallows, continue to whip for a entire of 15 minutes. In order to make and swirl the diverse colors, you need the marshmallow mixture to be a little softer, so only whip for 5 to 7 minutes.)
5. Once you own whipped the mixture, quickly divide the marshmallow into the 5 bowls and color each one with the diverse gel food colorings.

Work quickly as the mixture will set fast.
6. You are going to pour the marshmallow into the pan in 2 layers. For the first layer, in a clockwise direction, put half of the purple in one corner, then half of the pink next to it, followed by half of the yellow, half of the green and ending with half of the blue which should also join back to the purple.
7. Using a stick of any helpful (a chopstick works perfectly!), start to swirl the colors into each other, careful not to completely stir the colors together. This is the enjoyment part! Every batch will be different.
8. Repeat the process on top of your first layer but start the purple in a diverse spot than before.

This just helps to ensure that every marshmallow will own a little bit of every color. Gently swirl the colors only in the new top layer.
9. With the fine mesh sieve, cover generously with powdered sugar and flatten the surface with your hands. Let sit uncovered overnight to set.
10. Run a knife along the edges. Remove the marshmallows from the pan and cut into squares.

Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree | Creative Direction + Styling by Kelly Mindell

In case you’re wondering, the marshmallows taste a lot love Peeps!

Sugary, colorful marshmallow goodness.

To study how to make bright natural food dyes, click here! And for more sweets + treats, click here.

psst… We just wrapped a REALLY enjoyment (and also colorful!) project with Natasha of Violet Tinder and she did her own take on colorful s’mores!! I just had to share them so we could every own one large technicolor marshmallow PAR-TAY!

Dessert bars are a wildly favorite choice for couples that desire an alternative to the traditional wedding-cake stand—and we understand why. Aside from the open bar, the dessert table will most likely finish up being the most frequented spot of the night. Plus, it's open to guests of every ages.

So what better way to treat every of your guests than with a stylish table full of post-dinner treats? From rustic homemade tarts to elegant French macarons, these desserts not only satisfy guests' sugar cravings, but they also add personality to the overall wedding.

As a nod to their heritage, one couple created a Mexican Pan Dulce Bar, where guests were free to take home assorted native pastries and cookies. Another bride incorporated her ethnic heritage with a Persian tea station—displaying a vibrant array of traditional sweets, fruit, and Iranian teas.

One crafty couple used a vintage suitcase as their cake stand and a large distressed windowpane as a backdrop for their dessert table. If you desire something a bit more statement-making, attempt blowing up oversized gold foil letter balloons for an eye-catching backdrop to your sweets table.

If you still desire to serve a traditional wedding cake, serve it correct alongside the assortment other desserts. Or, instead of a full dessert station, go for a coffee and tea bar with cute touches love a printed banner and hanging burlap.

From inventive pie stations to candlelit donut bars, discover out you how could finish the night on a sweet note by checking out our roundup of inspiring dessert table ideas.

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Stir Pies and Cake

Pecan and berry pies are brightened up with a semi-naked two-tiered cake.

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The Coating Process

Grab your Candy Melts (I purchased mine from JoAnn Fabric) and a little microwaveable dish (I used a little oatmeal bowl).

Put about 5 morsels into the bowl and melt them in the microwave. Next, grab your cake pop sticks (I purchased mine from JoAnn Fabric). Dip your stick into the melted Candy Melt and quickly stick it into a cake pop at least half way below. Repeat with remaining cake pops. Then, set pops on a cookie tray. Freeze for about 15 minutes (they wouldn’t fit in my freezer so I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes– worked fine). Put your Candy Melts into a microwaveable mug (I filled mine to the top). Next, melt the Candy Melts as directed on the package. Dip the cake pop into the mug, evenly coating it. Let the coating drip off.

Put the pop on cookie sheet. Finally, if using sprinkles, add immediately before coating sets. Repeat for remaining pops.

Make the Cake Balls

Prepare a boxed cake stir as directed on the box. Let the cake cool completely. Wash your hands. Next, crumble the cake into fine crumbs with your hands in a large bowl. Stir in about 1/3 cup of icing (I used store bought milk chocolate) with your hands. The mixture should be thick but not gooey. Gooey cake balls gross me out.

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Grab a cookie scoop (I used my 1.5 T scoop, which I LOVE). (Remember, everyone needs a cookie scoop, or 3.) Then, scoop out the mixture, packing the cake mixture into the scoop as you scoop it (I smushed the open side of the cookie scoop against the inside of the bowl). Smush the mixture in your hand to pack it tightly into a ball. Roll it into a nicely shaped ball. Roll the remaining mixture into balls (my cake stir made 18 balls).

Here’s what you’ll need to make the cake pops recipe:

cake stir + ingredients listed on the box
1/3 cup icing
Candy Melts (available at most craft stores)
6 inch lollipop sticks (available at most craft stores)
sprinkles (optional)

Cake Pop Tips

These may seem love a lot a work, but believe me, once you own it every mapped out it’s a breeze.

I spent maybe an hour on these (not including baking and cooling times).

If you desire your cake pops to be true cake pops, rather than cake balls with sticks in them, instead of putting them on a cookie sheet to dry, insert the stick into Styrofoam for the coating to set. I wanted mine to sit on the platter but still be pops, so that’s why I went the route I did.

FYI, the Candy Melt coating is really excellent.

I used chocolate cake and you barely tell there’s dark cake underneath the coating. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

Note: Candy Melts come in a wide array of colors. But if you don’t spot a color you need, you can use gel food coloring. Do not use food coloring drops.

Check out my other favorite recipes HERE!

Have you make cake balls or cake pops before?
How’d it go?

Step by step instructions on how to make cake pops! Study some tricks on how to achieve yummy and eye-catching cake pops!

  1. Dip the cake pop into the mug, evenly coating it.

  2. Dip your cake pop stick into the melted Candy Melt and quickly stick it into a cake pop at least half way below.
  3. Candy Melts
  4. Freeze for about 15 minutes.
  5. Repeat with remaining cake pops.
  6. Crumble the cake into fine crumbs with your hands in a large bowl.
  7. Set pops on a cookie tray.
  8. Prepare a boxed cake stir as directed on the box.
  9. Let the coating drip off.
  10. If using sprinkles, add immediately before coating sets.
  11. Mix in about 1/3 cup of icing with your hands.
  12. Scoop out the mixture using cookie scoop, packing the cake mixture into the scoop as you scoop it.
  13. 1cake stir + ingredients listed on the box
  14. 18 6inchlollipop sticks
  15. sprinkles
  16. Place cake pop on cookie sheet.

  17. Roll the remaining mixture into balls.
  18. Roll it into a nicely shaped ball.
  19. Melt the Candy Melts as directed on the package.
  20. Put Candy Melts into a microwaveable mug.
  21. 1/3cupicing
  22. Smush the mixture in your hand to pack it tightly into a ball.
  23. Put about 5 Candy Melt morsels into microwaveable bowl and melt them in the microwave.
  24. Repeat for remaining pops.
  • Let the coating drip off.

  • Set pops on a cookie tray.
  • Crumble the cake into fine crumbs with your hands in a large bowl.
  • Put Candy Melts into a microwaveable mug.
  • Freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • Smush the mixture in your hand to pack it tightly into a ball.
  • Melt the Candy Melts as directed on the package.
  • Roll it into a nicely shaped ball.
  • Place cake pop on cookie sheet.
  • If using sprinkles, add immediately before coating sets.
  • Scoop out the mixture using cookie scoop, packing the cake mixture into the scoop as you scoop it.
  • Roll the remaining mixture into balls.
  • Prepare a boxed cake stir as directed on the box.
  • Mix in about 1/3 cup of icing with your hands.

  • Put about 5 Candy Melt morsels into microwaveable bowl and melt them in the microwave.
  • Dip the cake pop into the mug, evenly coating it.
  • Repeat with remaining cake pops.
  • Dip your cake pop stick into the melted Candy Melt and quickly stick it into a cake pop at least half way below.
  • Repeat for remaining pops.

Filed Under: baby & kid parties, dessert, gender reveal, party, pregnancy, recipes

You’re going to love creating these at home. Study How to make Elephant Cake Pops for a baby shower or birthday celebration.

Filed Under: baby & kid parties, dessert, gender reveal, party, pregnancy, recipes

You’re going to love creating these at home.

Study How to make Elephant Cake Pops for a baby shower or birthday celebration.


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How to make the perfect cake pops for any occasion!

I own to confess, I had never made cake pops before but I was sure to make them for our gender reveal party.

I’ve made Oreo truffles multiple times, which are somewhat similar to cake pops. Somewhat. They’re essentially the cookie version of cake pops. Basically dessert cousins. I figured, how hard could it be?

I’m pleasantly surprised to report that making cake pops isn’t extremely hard at every. It’s not extremely time consuming either. Win-win.

Now, I know mine aren’t 100% true cake pops– they’re basically cake balls with sticks in them, but people can still carry them around love cake pops. I mean, who wants messy hands?

Anyway, I’ll tell you at the finish of the post how to make them into legit cake pops with the cake portion at the top and the stick coming out the bottom.


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