love on a stick.

this year for valentine’s day, the kids and i {ok….  mostly i} made cake pops to hand out to their friends & teachers.  they are absolutely delicious and adorable all wrapped up or sitting out on a tray.  if you haven’t tried one before {& this is coming from someone that could care less about eating a slice of cake}, i highly suggest putting it on your list of things to do.  mmmmmmm.

if your up for a little baking adventure, here is the recipe we used:

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INGREDIENTS:  1 box any flavor cake mix {plus the ingredients listed on the box}, 1- 16 oz tub of frosting or 3/4 cup homemade, 24 oz of almond bark/candy coating

{optional} sprinkles, lollipop sticks, cello bags, ribbon/twine


1.bake the cake mix according to the package directions.  once it’s cool, crumble the cake into a large bowl or food processor.  stir in 1/2 cup of frosting with your hands until thoroughly combined and thick like a truffle.  add more frosting if necessary.  roll mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.  cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.  {you can leave them longer if you wish}

2. melt your chocolate according to the directions on the package.  using a spoon or lollipop stick, dip the cake balls into the chocolate and coat.  allow excess chocolate to drip off.  place on a wax lined cookie sheet and add sprinkles.  allow the chocolate to harden.   {tip: chocolate absorbs oder from the fridge, so make sure they are covered if you plan on refrigerating them}.  display or package as desired!

if you are interested in making them look like lolipops, this is a great resource….  and she includes pictures!

pictures from our little adventure…

post sprinkles.

flags to put in the boy’s treats.

the trimmings & a helping hand.

all wrapped up and ready for delivery!

happy valentine’s day.

xo . rae

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  • Brandy Cramer February 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Jayden Loved this treat from Espen :)) so very cute thank you

  • rachel February 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I think i will need these cute flags for my little girl’s Summer birthday!! Do you make these for birthdays?? Rae, I love your creative ideas & love your new blog!!

    • rae February 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      thanks rachel! yes…. we will have them available in our party planning collection. still working on getting everything up and running!

  • Tessa February 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    just found your blog. a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! this is such a cute idea. i was drawing a blank in the creativity dept. this year, i will save this idea for next year for certain. do you mind sharing how you made the flags? is this something you sell? thanks so much! Tessa

  • jac reifsnyder February 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    these look soooo yummy. i made some about a month ago…they didn’t look that good. and i love the flag

    • rae February 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

      you are too cute. i’m sure they looked just as good if not better….!

  • aimee steckowski April 5, 2011 at 12:17 am

    you do EVERYTHING so well — your photography is stunning, your ideas lovely, the design is modern/artsy/fun — i am so inspired by you!

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