Cake Pop Recipes: UNICORN SPRINKLES!

Our unicorn cake pops are one of our most popular items!

Once we dip our classic birthday cake pops in white chocolate we simply sprinkle some “unicorn mix” on top while the chocolate is drying. We also do this to chocolate dipped OREOS, strawberries and pretzels!

This unicorm sprinkle mix is also great on top of birthday cakes
and freshly frosted cupcakes!

The mix contains gold and pink pearls, shimmery nonpereils, a touch of gold glitter, and gold quins.

Unicorn-Sprinkle-Mix

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Free Disney Frozen Printable for Cake Pops

Happy New Year!

My goodness have we been busy at the shop! I haven’t even had the time to write a blog post (last one was six months ago, gulp!).

With that said, here’s a great one to kick off the new year. It’s a printable for cake pops with three of the popular characters from Disney’s Frozen … Elsa, Olaf, and Anna!

Here’s a photo to give you an idea of how you can use them on cake pops. Simply print out the jpeg below on card stock or other sturdy paper, cut out the characters, and tape them to the sticks…so cute!

Frozen Cake Pops

Frozen Printables for Cake Pops

Frozen Printables for Cake Pops

Disclaimer: This item is not for sale and is for personal use only. The Disney Frozen images were found using a google image search.

 

Have fun and send us your pics!

~Anne

http://www.raleighcakepops.com
919-964-9161

RECIPE: Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispie Treats (they’re deadly!)

 

CINNAMON BUN RICE KRISPIE TREATS!

CinnamonBunTreats

After opening our new cake pop shop in Creedmoor, North Carolina, we’ve been busy creating new desserts for our customers and I just know this one will be a winner.

This recipe makes 9 good-size treat squares and can easily be doubled for a 1/4 sheet pan.

PREP: 9″x9″ Pan lined with Parchment Paper or Greased Plastic Wrap.

INGREDIENTS:
Treats:
1/4 cup softened butter (1/2 stick)
2 tsp molasses
2 tsp cinnamon
10 oz. marshmallows (we used 3/4 bag of large marshmallows)
5 cups Rice Krispies

Frosting:
1/4 cup softened butter (1/2 stick)
4oz. cream cheese (1/2 package)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners sugar

DIRECTIONS:
In a large pot or saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat until smooth.  Remove from heat and add cinnamon and molasses. Once combined, fold in rice cereal. With a buttered/greased spatula or buttered hands/gloves (preferred method) , pour mixture into prepared pan and form to pan. Allow to cool/set for 30 minutes.

Prepare frosting.

With an electric mixer, whip butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla. Slowly, on low speed, incorporate confectioners sugar until smooth (you may not need all of the sugar).

Cut treats into 3-inch squares. Separate squares and frost (so the frosting drips down the sides a bit).

TIP: Warm frosting in microwave for 15 seconds and pour over individual treats. Smooth with a spatula.

Enjoy!

Anne

 

Sugar Coated Cake Pops

Happy Friday!

We’ve got a weekend deal in the online shop today. 25% Off Sugar Coated Cake Pops…
Cake Pop Deal

For those of you that make cake pops, these easy cake pops make a big impression. Look at how colorful they are! They can be any color of the rainbow and beyond…black, gold, silver. Great for ombre themed parties too!

Simply dip your cake pop in any color chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate. While the cake pop is still wet (but not dripping) light pour clear sanding sugar all over the wet chocolate.

TIP: The sugar will weigh down the chocolate and may cause it to slide off the pop. You can avoid this by making sure your chocolate temp is correct–around 85 degrees F–and by tapping off as much chocolate as you can before adding the sugar.

Sugar Coated Cake Pops

Cake Pop Tags (Free Printables)

Happy Tuesday! Let’s talk tags.

One of the most popular accessories for cake pops has got to be customized tags.

Tags are little love notes that can be added to the sticks or tied on with ribbon. They’re usually around 2-inches or so and can turn a simple cake pop into the perfect favor. Here are a few we’ve done…

Cake Pop Tags

I’d love to share with you how I make tags and offer a few freebies as well. If you’d like us to create a printable just for you, we offer them on our web-site for $5- per file. Click here.

OK, so the most important elements are color/theme, message, names, and the event date.

Step 1: I find a font that fits the theme. If I don’t have a font in my library already I’ll search www.fontsquirrel.com or similar free font site. Some of my fav’s lately are Alex Brush and Museo. When in doubt, stick with Adobe Caslon Pro!

Step 2: If I need a graphic, I head on over to a (paid) site called shutterstock.com. This site has wonderful graphics for everything from wedding images to baby shower pictures. There are also quite  a few sites out there that offer free clip art, try openclipart.org

Step 3: I create the tags and set up the sheets using Adobe Illustrator (or Photoshop).
You can use Word too. Here’s a Word template for 2-inch tags: 2-inch-Template-Cake-Pop-Tags

Tip! When working with fonts try to keep it to one or two max. Keep it simple. Don’t go nuts with strokes and drop shadows (aka “word art”). The text is small and those design elements will make the message difficult to read.

Step 4: I print the sheets out on glossy cardstock on an HP Photosmart Premium Inkjet Printer.

Step 5: I use a professional Rotatrim cutter for smooth, crisp cuts.

Step 6: I then carefully (test one first!) hole punch the tags with a heavy duty hole punch. We cut a lot of tags so while a hand-held punch will certainly get the job done, this saves our hands from aching!

And…that’s it!

Tags

If my method seems a bit complicated, here are some simple shortcuts:

PAPER: opt for readily available cardstock sheets from Walmart or any office supply store (Staples, Office Max, etc.)
HOLE PUNCH: use any hand-held hole punch
CUTTER: I do not recommend scissors. Try (carefully!!) cutting single sheets on a self-healing cutting mat using an x-acto knife and 18-inch metal ruler as a guide.

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Now for some FREEBIES!
Here are two fun tag sheets you can print and use… Here’s the PDF to print –> Tags

If you’d like to order customized printable sheets for your event or business, they are now available on our web-site.
CLICK HERE

BaseballTag Owl-TagsEnjoy!

~Anne