Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the Kitchen

Last weekend my sister and I had our cousin over for a cakepop baking and decorating party. Moriah had just gotten one of those little cakepop makers for Christmas, and she was eager to test it out. So we baked up a batch of strawberry cakepops, got the chocolate all melted, and then we started to decorate. It was a mess, but it was incredible (and tasty!) fun! I can't wait to do it again...maybe next time with a devil's food cake mix and a dark chocolate shell. Mmmm! The party also offered the perfect opportunity for me to practice my indoor's something I've wanted to work on for a long time, and it used to be so frustrating! But now I'm getting a bit more used to the technique, and happy to be able to take in-focus pictures without a flash. Still nowhere near perfect, but better. These pictures were taken mostly during the clean-up time, once everyone but my sister and I were out of the kitchen. We had the music cranked up, and in between scrubbing chocolate from the tables, I snapped about a hundred photos.

One of the "oops" cakepops

The other half of the clean-up crew!

Have any of you tried making cakepops before?

Photo 1 - 2012-12-22


  1. Yes, younger sister is OBSESSED with them! We just the machine a couple days ago-let me just say if she keeps this up I'm going to be like 3X the size I am...
    She made these really good ones the other day-biscuit dough wrapped around a bit of sausage-yum!
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  2. I've never made a cake pop! Always wanted to. I'll be sure to use those awesome heart sprinkles too. :)

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  4. They look so good! I've been wanting to make cake pops recently, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've looked at your other posts, too, and I love your style! Looking forward to reading more.

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  5. Hey, new follower from the totally awesome blog hop. These look so good! Can't wait to check out your blog some more. :)


  6. These look delicious, and your photographs are lovely. I'm just learning about indoor photography too and am finding it really difficult, so impressed with these xo

  7. You have such a pretty blog design :) So happy.

    Stephanie (visiting from the Totally Awesome Blog Hop)

  8. Hello from the blog hop! Such a cute idea! I think this is perfect, just in time for valentines day!

  9. Those cake pops look freaking amazing! And dangerous to any diet, haha! New follower from the blog hop!

  10. mmm, those look so good! thanks so much for stopping by the hop :) xx!

  11. Those look SOOO yummy!! And it sounds like you had a lot of fun. Cousins and siblings are great for getting to do things like this with.

    ACK! Empty houses are the worse! They make so many more noises then when people are in them. House sitting isn't high on my list of things I like to do. It is better if there is a dog there, sometimes.

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    I should give up my pocket knife for a frying pan...likely safer.

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    I have the same concern about Joan. There doesn't seem to be anything romantic between them yet, but I have a feeling the writers are leading up to it...though it all depends where they are going with their new twist...

    The scarf is horrible. I think it was meant to be a BBC copy...but it failed miserably.

    Aye, it cannot compare to BBC's Sherlock in my opinion. Bennedict Cumberbach and Martin Freeman ARE Sherlock and Watson.

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