Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Wreath

It's getting close to spring so it's time to switch out the winter wreath for a fun, festive spring wreath! I made this one the same way as my Valentine wreath.

You can purchase this wreath from me here at or Follow the simple steps below.

Here is what you need

Rick Rack Ribbon
Crayon or Marker
Straight Pens

Trace and cut circles

I use about 150-175 circles

Fold circle in half

Fold in half again

Pin to Styrofoam

I set them out to make it even as I go

Add rick rack ribbon first and start to pin circles

Pin Ribbon in to hang on door

Add a bow, Hang and Enjoy!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Delicious Cake Pops!

My family can't resist these yummy cake pops! I make them, display them and wait for them to disappear one by one! I made a batch this week for our new neighbors that moved in next door. It was a sweet, yummy welcome to your new home gift! Everyone always ask how I keep them from running down the stick, so here is how I do it.

Here is what you need

These are real cake pops. I don't mix the icing in the cake and use chocolate.

This is the trick!

 Use any cake recipe that you like. Here is the trick, if you don't want them to run down your stick, don't add as much water to your batter. When the direction say to mix in 1 cup of water, only had 1/3 cup water. The batter has to be like dough.

Use a cake pop/donut maker.

Bake in a cake pop/donut maker, bake 5-6 minutes.  Spay with cooking spray each time so they don't stick.

Let cool on a rack.

Don't ice until completely cool, about 20 minutes.

Use any icing that you like.

I tried new icing flavors from Duncan Hines called Frosting Creations. I split the can into 3 parts and made original, cotton candy and cherry vanilla. They have many new flavors to choose from and actually were very good and easy to use!

Display and Enjoy!

Sick a stick into the cake ball, be sure not to poke it all the way through. Here, I used beverage stirs because I like the colors, they were the colors of spring.  Most groceries stores don't sell sucker sticks so be creative, next I might use pixie sticks.

I also made these for my sons first birthday party but with homemade butter cream icing and they were delicious!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lollipop Cookies

Kids love cookies and suckers, so why not make cookies on a stick!
My son and I made these fun lollipop cookies for a yummy snack!

Here's what you will need

Divide dough into 5 equal parts and add color

Roll each color into smaller balls about the size of a grape

Combine one color of each small ball and roll together

Roll between fingers to get a long skinny line  about 10"

Coil dough up, use your finger as a guide to coil

Insert sticks and bake for 7 mins. Let cool on rack. Add ribbon to sticks

Decorate and Display


Eat em up! Yum!

Caught you sneaking one off the table!! But mom, they are so good!