Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer's Poppin' with fresh ideas!

Watermelon Pops by Natalie's Cake Pops
in Littleton, Colorado

Nothin' says summer like juicy watermelon and lemonade!!  A friend sent us this picture of Watermelon Cake Pops, done by Natalie's Cake Pops in Littleton, Colorado!  Not our idea, but we wish it was!!  There are so many clever, creative people out there!  Speaking of summer, Natalie and I are both staying busy, enjoying watching our little girls learn to swim, taking advantage of the beautiful San Diego weather, and coming up with some new Cake Pop flavors and seasonal ideas! Also, keep an eye out for our new website http://www.cakesthatgopop.com!  It should be live, and up and running very soon! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pops in Peru

Last month my husband and I visited Peru and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. During the four day excursion I went through highs and lows. The highs were obvious, being up high in the Andes taking in all its beauty.  The lows were the lack of western toilets and my unfulfilled cravings for comfort food. I was bound and determined to find pops somewhere Peru.  Low and behold I found them on our last day in Lima. We went into the Starbucks and the chalk board read the following... 

The pops were double the size but lacked flavor and had a very different texture.  I was happy to get back home to my daughter and a delicious Cake That Goes Pop


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Cake Pop Process...

Q&A: "What is a Cake Pop?" 
This is a question we've been answering a lot lately!  Many of our friends have had these yummy little treats, but few people know what goes into the process that make them so tasty!  Here's how we do it! 

     1. First, we start out with our delicious homemade cakes, made from scratch with the best quality ingredients. Yep, flour, sugar, eggs, and all that good stuff! No mixes allowed here!

     2.  Next, we gently crumble the cake into a fine texture.   (You can use your hands or a food processor for this part!)

3.  Then we mix the cake with homemade creamy frosting. 

4.  Then, the mixture is rolled into balls.  (We like to use a cookie scoop for uniformity.)

5.  We gently roll the balls to keep a nice texture.

6. Next, a lollipop stick is inserted into the ball of cake, and dipped in Guittard Chocolate.

7. Finally, the Cake Pops are decorated. We use various chocolate coating, sprinkles, sugars, and other decorations to make our Cake Pops look perfect!

8.  Voila....Cakes That Go Pop!

Thanks for supporting our new growing business, AND a big thanks to www.photographybymerrilee.com for capturing the process.

Cheers ~
Natalie & Nicole

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Elmo Loves You!!!

Recently we created little Elmos for precious Willa! While taking tips from Bakerella, (there's no end to what that gal can do), we enjoyed being inspired by such an imaginative, playful theme!!! Elmo was filled with our yummy Chocolate Truffle pop, while the other two Pops were Red Velveteen & Lemon Kiss! To our delight, they were a huge hit, especially with the "under 2" crowd!! Happy Birthday sweet Willa!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!!!
With Spring comes new blossoms on the trees, new baby animals, and the beautiful weather that let's us know that summer is on it's way!  In honor of this beautiful season, we made sweet pastel sprinkled eggs and Spring chicks!  We hope this Easter Season brings all our friends, family, and loved ones happiness and joy! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Like mother, like daughter...

This is Bella.  She is my love...well one of my loves!  Of course there's my husband, my dog, my morning coffee, and Cake Pops!!  She is quickly learning the art of baking and loving what you bake!  She is such a sweet girl, and she's always wanting to help Mommy make pops!  One glimpse of them and she's joyfully exclaiming "Pops Mommy, I want Pops!"  Maybe I've created a monster?  Nonetheless, she evidently has her mothers (and her grandmothers) sweet tooth!  I try to limit her sugar, like any mother would, but it's getting harder with all these fabulous treats around!  Maybe I'll experiment with some Zucchini or Banana bread pops?  Hmmm, could be good!! 
~Cheers, Nicole

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby Crazy!

Whew! Last week was nuts. We had our first "real" event and made three dozen pops for a baby boy shower. Nicole and I spent the majority of our days in the kitchen, rolling, melting and drizzling away. The women hosting the shower wanted to use baby blue and although I'm not a big fan of pastels, I must say the color looked great. Even better when we added the pops to the pots with bright green moss. 

THEN, along with friends we hosted a "sip and see" for our friend Rian who just had baby girl Sutton Wren. The egg pops in nests and details came together fabulously. It was such a great way to get everyone together and celebrate! I especially LOVE the bright color scheme we came up with. Check it out! ~Natalie

Nicole and Natalie of "Cakes that go Pop"