We had a party for a few kids on Saturday for Halloween so I made some cupcakes and my first ever cake pops! See Bakerella's blog for how to make cake pops in hundreds of clever designs. She seems to have been a sensation in the US but I only heard of her here in the UK recently. I pre-ordered her book from Amazon and I think I was probably one of the first people over here to get a copy. What a great little book full of brilliant ideas. These cake pops are great for all sorts of parties, party bags, favours and gifts.
They are fairly easy to make but quite time consuming and a bit of a faff. I made the pumpkin ones, obviously, and although they are nowhere near the perfect images in Bakerella's book, I was still very pleased with the outcome.
Here are some photos of how to make them but I won't put a step by step method as you can get all that information from Bakerella's site.
I also made three batches of cupcakes - ones with orange icing and black bats, ones with black icing and white cobwebs and ones like mummies. I got the idea for the mummies from yoymax12 on youtube.
I have a new-found love of Halloween. Having children really brings the fun back for a lot of things. Already thinking of what I'm going to make for next Halloween. These cat cookies from Lick The Bowl Good have definitely made the list! Can't wait!