Monday, July 30, 2012

Using Stickers In A Pinch (Or Using Them Just Because You Can!)

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 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!!


  1. These are super cute!! And such a good idea!! I'm with you, how do they make the cake balls so detailed?? I can barely get mine to just be round!!

    I'd love to invite you to come share your idea at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays! This week is all about desserts so this would be perfect!!

    Have a great Monday!

    1. I know, Jaime! I'm stickers all the way for now. :) Thanks for the invite to your party....I will definitely hook up with it. Thanks for stopping by Life Is Sweets. :)

  2. Adorable! And so creative! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  3. so super cute these would be perfect for baby shower or bday party

    come see what I shared at

  4. These are awesome!! What a great idea to use stickers. Easy peasy!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

  5. Super cute idea! I have a ton of stickers and this is the perfect way to use them. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next :)

  6. Fantastic idea!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at

    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  7. Super cute stickers! Who could have ignore these super cute stickers and so yummy cake pops. Many thanks for sharing this one Debbie! XOXO