A couple weeks ago I was one of the lucky winners of a Sweet Treats Goodie Bag Giveaway at Something Swanky sponsored by Boba Jewels and Gifts.
Less than a week after that, I had that feeling you get when you think something special is coming in the mail today...
Sure enough it was Something Special!
These were all the goodies inside! A Sweet Treats Mini Recipe Notebook, 2 Greeting Cards, a baker's dozen of Sweet Treat tags and pop sticks, Cupcake picks with coordinating gift card, and twine. Let me tell you I was excited to get all of these goodies in the mail! It's nice to get something fun in the mail!
I decided to start by making cake pops, something I haven't done it quite a few months. In case you are unfamiliar with making cake pops, visit my Basic Cake Pop Tutorial.
I really liked the simple blue (school colors) cake pops I had made on that tutorial and at that time my youngest daughter wanted pink...so here comes the pink ones finally! I tried to make these cake pops as large as I could, so the pink cake pops are bigger than the blue ones.
Cake Pops are a really good use for Cake Gone Bad! The cake I used inside the cake pop was a cake that didn't rise correctly, but otherwise tasted fine. I had made it probably 3 months back and wrapped in foil and then put in a freezer bag and into the freezer. I unwrapped the cake while still frozen and it was very easy to cut the sides off the white cake while frozen. Then I let it continue to thaw. After the cake had thawed I crumbled it and mixed in leftover Appletini Icing instead of canned frosting. (The cake pops tasted better and had a better consistency using homemade frosting vs. canned frosting!)I then continued making the cake pops as in my Basic Cake Pop Tutorial. Another difference was that I spooned the melting candy over the pop instead of dipping it directly, this worked better than my previous method too.
My older daughter tied the twine into a bow onto the pop tag and put them onto the cake pops. A perfect final touch! The tags are available for purchase at Boba Jewels and Gifts Etsy Shop. Check them out, very cute stuff as you can see!
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