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Monday, November 21, 2011

Bauble Pops Recipe and Crazy for Cake Pops Review and Giveaway

Photo: Present Pops

If you're in to the cake pop craze, you are going to love today's review and giveaway!  It's for the brand new book Crazy for Cake Pops!  And I've also got a super fun Christmas recipe for Bauble Pops! 

Cake pops are the hottest trend in baking and it’s easy to see why. With creative shapes and delightful flavors, they’re as fun to make as they are to eat. Crazy for Cake Pops teaches you the secrets for creating these mouthwatering mini treats like a professional baker. Packed with over 75 color photos, Crazy for Cake Pops leaves nothing to chance as it guides you step by step through each part of the process including baking, crumbling, shaping, frosting, and decorating.

My Thoughts: This is an awesome book!  There are so many fun ideas! It features cake pops for any and all occasions for the entire year: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween!

There's also a bunch of ideas for birthdays, baby showers, and other parties.

It's also the perfect book regardless of your skill level. The book explains all the different equipment and ingredients you'll need to create these fabulous creations.  Then it includes recipes for the different cake and frosting flavors featured in the book,  followed by step by step tutorials or each design.

And you'll be so inspired by all the fun colored photos, you'll want to get started right away creating your own cake pop creations!

Recipe for Bauble Pops: 

Baubles are beautiful party decorations for any time of year. Make them sparkle with a little edible luster spray.

 Makes 20 pops

20 medium cake balls, chilled
¼ (14-ounce) bag each green, blue, pink and yellow candy melts
40 grams (2½ tablespoons) white fondant, kneaded
1 can edible silver luster spray

4 disposable piping bags

Make tops of baubles in advance: Split the fondant into 20 pieces and roll into balls with your hands. Flatten the balls slightly and make a hole through the middle of each one using the end of a lollipop stick. Leave to harden for a few hours. 

Once hardened, spray with the silver luster spray. Leave to set overnight. 

Melt each color of candy separately. Working with 5 cake balls per color, dip the end of each lollipop stick ¾ inch deep into the candy and insert a stick into each cake ball. Leave to set. 

Dip each cake ball fully into the candy, shake off any excess and, while the candy is still wet, slide a bauble top down over the stick. Make sure the bauble top sticks firmly to the candy on the ball. Place on a sheet of parchment paper with the stick facing up. 

Working with 1 color of candy at a time, pour each color into a separate piping bag. Cut a small piece off the tip of each bag and pipe designs onto the cake pops. 

 Once the candy has set, spray the cake pops lightly with the silver luster spray.

Photo: Snowman Pops

Buy it! Check out Ulysses Press to find out how to order the book online.

Win it! One Simply Sweet Home reader will win a copy of Crazy for Cake Pops.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway will be open through Dec 5.

I'm linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

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