Friday, April 15, 2011

Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops!

Okay, so Monkey is completely obsessed with Mr. Potato Head (and Toy Story really)! In my search for birthday party stuff, I came across these Mr. Potato Head cake pops. I'm not a baker, I literally NEVER bake, but I decided to give it a shot! And I am very proud of how these turned out. I was pretty nervous, but it really was not all that hard.

I used a box cake mix.

Then mixed it with frosting and formed little balls. I let these sit in the fridge over night, then formed them into more "pear" shapes and dipped them in chocolate.

I think the hardest part was quickly inserting the ears, arms, nose and hat before the chocolate started hardening.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birthday Party!

Just wanted to share a little on my plans for the boys' big birthday bash! It's all planned for the 17th. We wanted to do a party in the week between W's birthday (4/16) and O's (5/1), but that day ended up being Easter, so we decide on the 17th. We are doing the party at a bounce-house/open gym play type place. It's going to be really neat (plus no worrying about clean up before/after the party at home)!!!
We are doing a Toy Story theme- since W is obsessed! I did a test run for the cupcakes- I'd like to make them a little greener for the party, and will be adding sour straws for the little antennas on the alien's heads, and some green candy for ears.
I am also going to try and make these Mr. Potato Head cake pops--- I've got just about everything I need and am going to do a test batch Thursday. Wish me luck! I've never done anything like this- actually haven't baked cupcakes in years either! But, the cupcakes (from a box) were pretty easy, I'm not sure about these...
And I'm going to try and make a slinky dog banner similar to this-
And I got these awesome treat bags from Etsy-So, everything is really coming together! I'm so excited!

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