April 15, 2011

Relay Goodies

Before I start this post I want to remind you all that the pictures in this post were taken with my camera on my phone.  No judging!  I tried to tweak them as best as I could in Picnik, but they are still bad.

So without further adieu...

The Relay Recess is this Saturday.  We are having all kinds of fun for the kiddos, but the weather doesn't seem to want to cooperate with us.  Oh well...we are still going to do it anyway!

I made a butt load of goodies to be available for the Relay Recess.  We aren't selling them, well we are, but no set prices.  Whatever you want to pay, we will take.  Some with take advantage, but others will go above and beyond what we would be charging.  It all evens out in the wash.

So, I got to work and make some cake pops.  I am sure that you all know how to make these.  I have been making them for a few years now and really enjoy them.  They are super easy to make and they just look so cute!  Plus, they are pretty cheap to make and you get so many out of one batch.

If you haven't ever made them, this is what I do.

I bake a cake as directed on any boxed cake mix.
Let it cool completely.
Crumble it up into a giant bowl and then add one container of frosting.  Any flavor you prefer.
(I used a butter cake with chocolate frosting.)
Then I make small little balls.  I use my pampered chef melon baller, it works perfectly!
Then I freeze them.  The longer the better.
I then melt some almond bark or candy melts.  Dip a lollipop stick into the melted goo and stick into the frozen balls.
Then back into the freezer for at least an hour.
Then I dip them into more melted goo and add sprinkles or whatever I have on hand.

Out of one box of cake mix and one container of frosting I got over 60 cake balls!

But I came up with a new confection of sorts to sell as well.

"Bunny Ears"

I got inspired from Krafty Kat's Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops.

easter egg marshmallow pops text

I looked everywhere for those bunny ear marshmallows, but all I could find were the actual bunnies.  That was not what I wanted.  So I improvised.

I bought a bag of these bad boys.

Each mallow is 1 ounce!  They are honkers!

Then I cut it on the diagonal.

Don't see how it is going to look like bunny ears.  Let me help you out.  Use your imagination!

Then I took my melted almond bark, dipped my lollipop stick into the goo and stuck it into the bottom of the mallow.

Stuck them into a styrofoam wreath to dry.

Since where I cut them is very sticky I decided to take advantage of that.  I dipped it into a mixture of clear and pink sprinkles.  I think it makes them look kind of like fur.  Remember, imagination!

Then I dipped the very tip of the ears back into the melted goo and then into assorted colors of sprinkles.

I then wrapped them up in a clear bag and thought they were good to go.

Nope!  The kids said, "I don't think they look like bunny ears.  They need eyes and noses."

Yes, I agree.  You can tell what they are supposed to be now.  Fine, you brats win!

I made three dozen of these bad boys.  When I dropped them off to the coordinator of this lovely event, she thought that they were "boobies"!  Thank goodness I put the eyes and nosed on them!  Yikes!!!!

I also whipped up some Oreo truffles for the Relay Recess.

Then I wrapped them into foil and put them into cute little boxes.

And now some shots of the second half of the cake balls.

I sure hope we have people show up now!  The weather supposedly isn't going to cooperate for us.  Figures!

Well, I gotta go to bed.  It is going to be an early morning.  Wish us luck with our Relay Recess!  We are already over half way to our goal so hopefully this will bring some more of the moolah in.

I'll keep you updated.

Thanks for stopping here today.  I appreciate you all so much.  Just reading my ho-hum writing and looking at  my cross eyed pictures makes me so happy!  I just wanted to say thanks!

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  1. Oh, those are so cute! I love the little faces you put on the bags! Thanks for linking back and good luck with the sales!

  2. Those bunny ears are amazing. SO cute and, of course, all the other yummy stuff you whipped up. mm now I am hungry.

  3. Ok 1-LOVE the bunny ears! So creative! 2-I finally posted about my first painted furniture project! check it out ;)

  4. Festive and fun! Hope the sales went well!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week!


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