I don't know about the rest of you cake pop makers out there, but I can't even begin to imagine how people make such intricate, detailed, perfect shapes, animals, etc. Chocolate is a fussy thing to work with. It's too liquidity, it's too thick, it's just not my preferred medium (fancy word there, huh? ;) for baking. Therefore, I haven't gone too far into the realm of cake pop options, apart from different colorings. The thing is, though, I'm getting kinda bored of the plain, old round cake pop.
Which brings me to my recent cake pop order. The theme was "Noah's Arc" (for twins...how clever!) and I was given an invitation for a color guide. I spent days thinking of what I could do to make them a bit more special without getting into making actual animal shapes I would have to add details to. As far as skills go, I just don't think I'm there yet.
I went to the craft store to pick up sticks, wrappers and ribbon the day of the project and resigned myself to playing it safe with the ball shape, matching colors as best I could. As I walked to the register past the scrapbook sticker aisles I thought, "Why not look for some animals to add to the packaging." It's such a simple, easy addition, but I LOVE the way they turned out!!
Here is a photo of the group with the invitation:
Aren't they CUTE? I may be a bit more enthusiastic than is warranted, but the amount of time and stress it saved me while, at the same time, playing up the theme makes me want to sing and dance! ;)
I definitely will only use scrapbooking stickers, rather than flat, one dimensional versions, because they're more visually interesting and polished. I'm totally going to capitalize on all of the adorable stickers out there and save myself some headaches when I can. The possibilities are endless!!