Sunday, December 11, 2011

2011 Christmas Cake Pops

Every year, I make goodies to send to my husband's office.  This year, I sent out 7 boxes to his office and other people he works with.  I think I made 5 cakes with of pops.  I also sent peppermint bark, but that's not picture-worthy.

I made Red Velvet Santa Hat pops.  I used a mini marshmallow for the top.  The Christmas Pudding balls were also red velvet.

The trees were yellow cake.

I used chocolate for the blue, with blue sanding sugar.
I also made white with white sanding sugar, but didn't get pics of them.  It was 1:30 am when I was finishing them and all I wanted to do was go to sleep, not take pictures.

The peppermint topped balls were also white cake.  They were our favorite.

This is what can happen if you aren't paying attention.  I think these were hard to do right because I added too much frosting.  The recipe says to use 3/4 of a can, but I never even use 1/2 a can.  I usually use about 2 rounded serving spoons full.
(yes, it was tasty.)

Here they are all boxed up and ready to pack.  I am getting good at packing them to ship.  I pack each pop surrounded by tissue paper and bubble wrap, then place them in a bakery box.  I put a couple of layers of large bubble wrap on the bottom of the shipping box, then some tissue paper or shredded craft paper.  Next the box of cake pops, then bubble wrap around and over it all.  Tape it up good, label and ship.

This time, the boxes I got to ship in were HUGE and ended up being so expensive.  Oh well, everyone loved them.

If you're reading this and don't know how to make Cake Pops, here is my tutorial on them:
Cake Pop Tutorial

Hope you enjoyed my pictures!

Linked to A Well-Seasoned Life, Sweet Indulgences Sunday

1 comment:

  1. I love to bring treats to the office - everyone is so excited to have a snack. I'm sure your husband's co-workers loved these. You did a great job. I love your Santa hats. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.