Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Patriotic Cake Pops Pail


Here's my post for the week for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.

Last weekend I bought Bakerella's Cake Pops book and had my first attempt at making them. They were actually quite easy to make and so delicious! My brother and sister-in-law invited us over for a Memorial Day Barbecue, so I thought it would be fun to bring these along in some cute packaging.


I recently came across the printable vinyl that came with my Imagine, and I thought it would be perfect for this project. I went to Michael's and bought a blue pail and a 4" styrofoam ball. Then I got to work on my Imagine. I selected 6 stars from A Child's Year, sized at 1.5" and filled with patterns from the Bucaneer Imagine cartridge. After printing and cutting, I kept them on my mat, and selected "Load Last" on my Imagine screen. This moved the 6 stars over from where they were last printed. I then clicked "Apply All" and changed the size to 1", and then print and cut. This is a much quicker method than going and clicking on each star individually. Finally, I repeated the process to make 2" stars and put all of the stars on my pail.


I put a little bit of bubble wrap underneath the styrofoam ball to raise it up a bit. My styrofoam ball already has holes in it in this picture because I put all of the cake pops in it, and then I decided to add the red strips of paper. It was too hard to do this with the cake pops in, so I took them out, added the paper (run through my paper crimper, cut into strips, and then curled around my finger), and put them all back in.


I bought the sprinkles at my grocery store. Unfortunately they didn't have any patriotic ones. Of course, I saw some cute ones at Michael's the next day. Isn't that always how it works? If I make these again for the 4th of July, I'll definitely be buying those!


Recipe:

Homemade Cake Pops on Wilton's Lollipop Sticks
Ashland Citrus Garden Pail
4" Styrofoam Ball
Bubble Wrap
Cricut Imagine Printable Vinyl

11 comments:

Glora said...

Katie this is so cute and they look SO yummy too! Great idea. Hugs- Glora

Kate said...

Katie that looks so YUMMY!. The Pail looks great too. I'm sure that was a hit.

Hugs
Kate

Karen said...

Katie what a great idea my daughter makes awesome cake balls I will have to tell about you inspired display!

Judy said...

Katie these look so good. I've heard that wilton is doing a class on these this summer...
Have a great day.
Judy

lovemypaper said...

Look yummy and they are so easy to make love your ideal!

chillin with Quillin said...

yummy, what a neat idea!!!
Paula

Meesh said...

Katie, the Cake Pops turned out perfect! LOVE the patriotic pail! :o)

Michelle

Scrapendipity said...

What a fun idea! Love this Katie! the pail is so bright and colorful and the pops look delish. ;)

Hugs
Shar

Vicky said...

super cute project, your pail looks very patriotic

Diane M. said...

Those turned out great!

Kim H said...

Katie,
These are just PERFECT and YUMMY looking! I am sure they are going to LOVE this whole idea! I am sure they are YUMMY too! Okay the vinyl has sparked my interest... I am going to have to give this a try! Katie you ALWAYS amaze me!