Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cake Pops For Sale, Part Two

When I made my Valentine's Day cake pops, I sent a few of them in a box just like the one in the picture below to my family.  I had several reasons why I did this.  First, my dad mentions pretty regularly that if I have extra time that he would be willing to eat anything I bake and mail to him.  And let's face it.  I don't have a job so I have LOTS of extra time.  Second, I have had a few people asking about buying cake pops but because most of the people asking are across the country, I need to figure out a way to mail cake pops quickly and safely, with minimal damage to the pops. 

Well, the pops I mailed to my family arrived quickly and only a few had a couple cracks in them, so I would say the experiment was a success!  Plus, my family loved the pops.  My dad took one to his work to share with a coworker and she ended up asking if I could make more and mail her some.  Two ladies ended up wanting to 'order' cake pops from me.  I mailed each of them 12 cake pops in small flat rate boxes, which cost about $5 to send. 

They wanted the same cake pops I made for my family, which was easy to duplicate since I had already made them once.  Overall, the whole things turned out to be a success.  So, if you want a few cake pops I might be willing to make some and mail them to you--for a small fee.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Football Cake Pops

It only seemed appropriate that I make cake pops for the Super Bowl. 

Pretty much the only reason I watch the Super Bowl is for the commercials and the food.  Don't judge.  A lot of other people have the same exact reason. 

It only seemed appropriate to have cake pops in the shape of footballs for the Super Bowl.  I hand shaped each one, dipped them in chocolate, and added a few sprinkles for the laces (I have no idea if that's even the right term...). 

They definately look like footballs, but didn't turn out as great as I had hoped.  Oh well, they were still delicious.  Because I made these little suckers on Thursday, only one or two of them even lasted until Super Bowl Sunday!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Rice Krispie Teats

There is nothing particularly 'Valentines-y' about rice krispie treats.  But I was at the grocery store and saw those boxes of pre-made rice krispie treats and really, really wanted some.  Instead, I grabbed a box of rice krispies and a bag of pink, strawberry flavored, heart shaped marshmallows and put them in my buggy...err, I mean, grocery cart.  I can't believe I've converted to calling them buggies... Anyway, I went home an made my pink rice krispie treats later that night.  And they were delicious. 

Rice Krispie Treats

3 tablespoons butter
1 10 ounce package marshmallows
6 cups rice krispie cereal

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows for intervals of 1 minute, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.
Add rice krispie cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray. Cool and devour.

Amy's Notes:
I always use microwave directions when making rice krispie treats--it is much easier and faster!  I used strawberry flavored marshmallows and so the rice krispies were festive and pink for Valentine's day.  And the strawberry flavored marshmallows were good for something different!  I also usually use more marshmallows than the recipe calls for--just about one cup or so more so they are a little easier to mix together.

Pink rice kirspie treats, though it's hard to tell they are pink in these pictures!

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