I’m not much of a cook or baker. Although I decided to bake sweets for this event. Starbucks gave me the idea - cake pops. Their new line of sweets. They are so cute which made me want to make them for Easter. I think cake pops are going to be the next big sensation like the cupcakes! I did a little more digging and discovered “Bakerella” on the internet! After checking her out, I ran out and bought myself her book. Love it. I never really baked before - let’s just say I never baked this much before in such a short time.
To prepare myself for Easter - I baked twice before my big bake. Brought my first batch to work to shared with my fellow colleagues and then another batch for my daughter’s daycare. Made both variation – cake balls and cake pops. I used yellow cake from a box for my cake pops and dipped them in different color chocolate to make bunnies, chicks and Easter eggs. As for the balls, I made them look like bite size chocolates with red velvet cake inside. They were a hit. Everyone loved bite size cakes and seriously who can resist cake on a stick?! They are also fantastic for little munchkins and their little hands. I did alter the recipe by using less than recommended frosting to just 1/3.
As for gift bags – I made it simple. Order “Max and Ruby” story and coloring books from Amazon, also added a box of small crayons, voila. HOWEVER, my little gift bags did not turn out how I envisioned because my LOVELY husband accidently threw my Amazon package into the trash. My only save was the 4 books that were shipped separately! The night before the get-together I ran to B&N and target and couldn’t find any! "Max and Ruby" are hard to find. I had to improvise and picked up other books as replacement. Arghhhh... It was a disappointment on my part but the kiddies didn't know any difference. Lesson learned, don’t trust your hubby when it comes to cleaning and picking up!
Happy Easter Everyone.