Sunday, January 2, 2011

Everything's coming up roses!

With every New Year comes the obligatory resolutions. I have a few on the roster for 2011, one of which is to focus on the positive and run with it! Sometimes, amidst the rush and bustle of my day-to-day, I lose sight of all the incredible blessings that surround me. So this is a big goal...stay positive...stay focused.

I've found such joy in making Cake Pops. Making these little, edible, pieces of joy on a stick has given me the outlet I needed for some true creativity. It's so rewarding to create something that other people enjoy! I feel truly honored that my treats are considered cute enough to be included in important celebrations in my customers' lives! I love it when people tell me, "These are almost too cute to eat!"

Almost....everyone manages to get over the cuteness and get down to the eating...which is what it's all about in the end ;)

This week I was looking toward the next big holiday on the calendar....Valentine's Day! I'm working on some special items that I think Cupid himself would swoon over. First on the list, Rose Cake Pops! I don't know about you all....but although I can appreciate receiving flowers on special occasions, wouldn't it be even better to receive EDIBLE flowers!??!? Well here they are! UPDATE: I was going to save this as a surprise week's post will feature a ROSE CAKE POP TUTORIAL! So stay tuned ;)

I also tried out a new cupcake and frosting recipe for the Cupcake of the Month Club. I took a break from the CCMC in December, but I think the January cupcakes will be worth the wait! I made Hot Cocoa Cupcakes topped with Marshmallow Frosting. And case you're wondering...they are as good as they look! The frosting-to-cupcake ratio may be a little off...but I've always been a more-is-more kind of girl myself.

Finally, here's a sweet order I worked on this week for a very generous Mom-to-be. She contacted me a few weeks ago wanting treats to give out to visitors when her little-one arrived. Isn't that too cute?!?! I was barely coherent in the days following the arrival of both of my kiddos....maybe if I had handed out sweets our visitors wouldn't have noticed ;) Congrats Nelson Family!!!

Thank you all for the amazing support in 2010! I hope I can continue to win you all over in 2011!



  1. omg...those rose cake pops are freaking amazing!...

  2. These are so pretty!! Thanks for sharing! I linked up cake pops today too :) Love your site!

  3. Oh man!! Those roses are PRETTY!!! Can't wait for the tute! :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party!

  4. Those rose cake pops are really pretty and so perfect for Valentines Day. This bears investigating.

  5. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy,

  6. So, so beautiful! I just checked out your tute too!! Awesome! :) Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope you'll stop by again today! :) I'll be posting features soon...

  7. These are wonderful! Do you mind if I ask if modelling chocolate is the same thing as candy clay as the Wilton site recipe has a much higher ratio of candy melts to syrup for their candy clay? Much obliged x