What a great Memorial Weekend! We drove out to the herb farm, bought a bunch of herbs, veggies and peppers to add to our starter plants we had growing from seed at home. We finished all the planting on Friday, so that gave us the rest of the weekend to play tennis (we both still suck), go on runs (week 4 of my running program on deck), make and eat a bunch of food, and tune up our video gaming skills. I’m not supremely talented in the video game department, but I enjoy playing. My favorite is still Dr. Mario and now that our friend, Eric, showed us some tricks in Mario Party 8 on Thursday night, I’m eager to unlock some other levels.
One of the cool things I made lately would have to be Bakerella’s Cupcake Pops. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to make them, no matter how tedious a job. I ran out to JoAnn’s to buy the tools: lollipop sticks, bags, flower cookie cutter, and sprinkles. Then I ran to Cub to buy cake mix, frosting, white almond bark and regular chocolate bark. I forgot the M&M’s, but my sister picked some up for me. Then I got to work.
Here are the cupcake pops formed and dipped into the chocolate:
Ryan made me a special box to hold all of them upright so I didn’t have to spend money on Styrofoam.
And here’s the bite shot…yummy strawberry cake inside.
I made these for Ryan’s mom’s 50th birthday and the kids LOVED them. My niece, Ashlyn, wanted to skip dinner and kept saying, “Cake, cake!”
Big thanks to Bakerella for the awesome idea!