I can't believe the weekend is almost over! It's time to go to bed - but I'm dragging it since when I wake up, I have to go right back to work. This weekend was flying by. It was the most amazing weather here in Atlanta. After Brian being gone for the week, I was so looking forward for him being back home. I hate being alone during the night. ...and to make it worse there were some thunderstorms going on this week. I hate it, I'm such a pussy. I'm good and fearless until its getting dark. I hear all kinds of weird noises around the house, even if there is nothing going on, my brain just goes wild.
Saturday we drove to the Callaway Gardens which is about 80 miles away. Driving in my little convertible with the roof down was almost like vacation. We walked for hours in the nature, visited a butterfly exhibit where the most amazing looking butterflies were flying around and watched a bird prey show. They had a hawk, an owl, a buzzard, and a falcon, all of them were flying really close over everyones heads. Very cool and we really enjoyed it.
My project for this weekend was to get an idea on how to make cake pop pompoms. A colleague of mine asked me to make her some for her niece and her cheerleading team. I haven't done a lot of them, so I decided I would need some practice before I give them to her and even get paid! Yay, my first cake pops job!!:) A couple months ago I made little chickens, which you can check out here.
After baking the white cake, crumble it up and mix it with a can of frosting, I rolled balls and put them in the freezer overnight. I have learned that the lolipop stick will stick in the dough if it's frozen, and works much better than having it just chilled.
The colors of the pompoms are white and blue and I tried different versions to see what's working best.
I bought blue sparkels, coconut flakes, white and blue candy melts.
blue sparkels coconut flakes and blue sparkels
and here the full collection, nicely wrapped..
and because its just a test run, I of course had to try one already, or two... :) THEY ARE YUMMY and really moist!