Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July Baking: Cake Pops

Happy 4th of July!

My mom has a party every year for the 4th of July. She invites everyone over for dessert and then we all walk to the fireworks together. Usually it's very casual - no decorations, maybe make some brownies or cookies. But this year, for some reason (I blame the blogs and all of the fabulous inspiration out there in blogland), I went a little overboard with the decorations, desserts, etc... and I have lots to share, so stay tuned for more 4th of July goodness.
First up...Red, White, and Blue CakePops!

To make the cake a little more festive and fun, I put some blue food coloring in the white cake batter and also in the vanilla frosting. It was a patriotic surprise to bite into a blue cakepop!

Then I arranged the pops in a metal bin I found in the dollar section at Target. I added a little bit of foil in the bottom for extra packing, then put in a block of styrofoam to stick the cake pops into.

The perfect centerpiece for the dessert table...  

...And the perfect little dessert!

P.S. Linking up with Muffin Mondays and Think Pink Sundays


Anonymous said...

So cute! Thanks Allison - and I love the picture of Miss Maddy at the end!

Kathryn said...

These are so fun! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin Monday! Hope so see you again soon!

Coni said...

I believe Miss Maddie had 2 of those wonderful treats!