Cake Pops

Owl Cake Pops

New Owl Cake Pops live in the shop. $3.00 per piece.

Cake Pops

Easy Cake Bunting Tutorial

How sweet is this?! Thought I’d share another cute KC Bakes tutorial!

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Long before I started making cake pops, I was making cakes. With practice, I became pretty good at various aspects of cake design, but one skill I could never really master was lettering. My hands weren’t that steady using food decorator pens, and cutting letters out of fondant was such a tedious task.

Enter a popular, fast-growing trend in baking, cake bunting! I wish I knew about it in my cake days! Bunting is a cute & inexpensive way to personalize your desserts, giving them a really professional look… and it’s so easy to make!


Supplies Needed (total cost = under $10 at AC Moore)

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paper straws (or bamboo skewers, dowels, etc.)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Glue stick

Bunting Supplies

Most bunting is done in a pennant style, or with triangle-shaped flags. However, in order to attach the flags to your baker’s twine, you need to cut out a diamond shape so…

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Cake Pops

Quick tip! (melting white chocolate)

Quick tip! (melting white chocolate)


The Art of Cake Pops – Review & Giveaway!

Another great giveaway over at KC Bakes. If you’re a popper, this book is amazing!

The Art of Cake Pops – Review & Giveaway!.


Happy Easter!


Cake Pop Stands, Reviews, Supplies

Cake Pop Stand Review (Boss Cake Pop Towers)

Happy Saturday! I’m excited to introduce you to this new tiered cake pop stand made by Boss Cupcake Stands!


Here are the stats:

  • Made in the USA
  • Constructed of white, high density plastic (virtually indestructible)
  • Four tiers – 6”, 10”, 14” and 18”
    -6-inch has 16 holes
    -10-inch has 36 holes
    -14-inch has 64 holes
    -18-inch has 96 holes
  • Holds a total of 212 cake pops using small 4-inch lollipop sticks (or click here to pre-order through us for stands that use the 6 x 7/32″ cookie sticks. 4-6 week lead time. Same price!)
  • Tiers are held together with sturdy aluminum rods
  • Total stand height 21″ (24″ using the 6-inch cookie sticks)
  • Available with round or square tiers

There are four feet that raise the base up off of the table about an inch. The feet can be used on either of the two largest levels. Without the feet, all levels lay flat so they can even be used alone.

OK, now for some cool stuff…

You don’t have to use every level–it’s literally like owning 4 (or more) cake pop stands!

How many times have you had a client ask for a stand for 100 but you only have one that holds 200 or vice versa?

You see, each level is a separate board and you construct it with the aluminum rods. So fully constructed, you’ve got a stand for 212 cake pops. Need a smaller one? Remove the bottom level and now you have a stand for 116. Even smaller? Remove the top level for a stand that holds an even 100! I could go on and on.

AND….the levels (not the largest level) can be flipped to hide the holes so it’s perfect for cake pops AND cupcakes!

This stand is just so versatile!

OK, I’m done.

Want one?

The price of the stand is $199.99 plus shipping (ships flat, roughly $20 in the US).

The stands that hold the small 4-inch sticks are a stock item and usually ship within 24 hours. You can buy them directly from Boss Cupcake Stands:

Here’s their site: Boss Cupcake Stands

Don’t forget to follow Boss on…

Tiered Cake Pop Stand


If I missed anything and you have a question please feel free to contact me or post below.

Thanks for reading!


Giveaways, Reviews

The Babycakes Donut Maker… GIVEAWAY!


The winner is “Brynne Ruble” !


Every time we go to Kohl’s my boys ask me to buy the Babycakes Donut Maker.

(They used to ask for the cake pop maker but after looking at them with an “are you serious, what do I do all day?” look, they stopped.)

Today we bought it!

After our SWEET (and epic) purchase we continued to shop a bit. We grabbed dinner at Macaroni Grill (they totally revamped! …for another post), then raced (well not really) home to rip open the donut maker box! I quickly thumbed through the enclosed recipe book to find a recipe I could make with ingredients I had on hand (hint: grab some buttermilk!).

We went with the Applesauce Donuts recipe (sans maple glaze).

OK, let’s go!


12 year old son plugged in the “donut maker” and then went back to his iPod (that’s help right?). 4 year old son helped with the ingredients and poured in waaaay too much cinnamon (thank goodness we all love cinnamon).

TIP: Instructions state; pour two tablespoons of batter into each donut well. I found that it was so much easier to use a piping bag to get the batter into the donut wells. 

Simply fill the wells, close the lid, and wait about 3 or 4 minutes for the donuts to bake. There’s actually a light on the top of the unit to tell you when the donuts are “ready”.

The unit is similar to a George Foreman Grill or Waffle Maker–yet a BREEZE to clean (simply wipe with a damp rag/cloth).

Once the donuts are baked, open the lid (careful–the unit is very hot!) and remove the mini donuts with the handy fork that comes in the box. Place each donut on the (supplied) wire rack to cool.

I think my favorite part, aside from family time, was the darling silver shaker that came in the box. You can fill it with anything–we chose cinnamon sugar. We also had a bowl of powdered sugar to drop and coat the hot mini donuts.

Final thoughts…

SIMPLE. FUN. HEALTHY-ier than fried pastries. GREAT FOR KIDS.

It’s a keeper!

Good luck!


Cake Pops

St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops

UPDATE 2/13/13

Just saw these adorable little St. Pat’s hats at Michael’s. Check out their St. Patrick’s Day section! ~Anne

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We wanted to share a couple of our St. Pat’s cake pops with you. Can you tell we’ve been spending WAAAY too much time on instagram (follow us @raleighcakepops)?

The one on the left is a little red-headed leprechaun with a cute little sparkle top hat we found at a local craft store. The pop on the right is a picture of our mint cake pops dipped in white chocolate….sooo yummy.

A wee little Irish proverb for you…

Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.

Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!