Monday, November 30, 2009

How to make Cake Pops!

Today was a fun fun day filled with classes, another Brand new arrival of Christmas products and CAKE POPS!!!! Eeeeeeek I know Cake POPS!!!!!!
Before I jump into that,
I have to share with you some photos from our Christmas Mini Cakes Wkshop.

The class worked with fruit cake and fondant. The students created such
adorable christmas mini cakes, it got me even more excited about my cake pops.

I couldn't wait for our new Christmas shipment to arrive today because I needed some lollipop sticks which were sold out a week ago.
As soon as I gathered all of my supplies I needed, I got right into making my Christmas Cake Pops.

First I mixed our vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting. Here's a tip, more icing doesn't mean that it will stick better. You want to put just enough frosting so that the cake can stick together. If you put too much icing, it will not stick to the lolli sticks as well. And will cause MAJOR problems down the road.
After mixing, make cake balls about 1" diameter.
Then put in fridge for about 5-10 minutes to set.

While cake balls are in the fridge, melt your melts and open up you bag of lolli sticks

Melt the melts for 1 minute to start on high and then 30 second intervals stirring in between every session until silky smooth.

Take out cake balls, dip lolli sticks in chocolate and then into the cake balls.
Looking good already:)

Dip the cake ball into the melts and twirl,
using a tspoon or spatula to glaze the chocolate around the entire ball.

Yaaaaaaah, that's what I"m Twalkin about!

Tap your lolli lightly on the edge of the bowl to drip off excess choco.

Luvin White Choco too:P
Check out the smooth finish. Now, my favourite part.

I couldn't wait to get my hands into the Christmas Sprinkles.
I had to move pretty quickly at this point b/c I could see the Choco was hardening on my pop.

Oops a few casualties:(

After a quick choco drizzle and a quick gboy and Christmas sprinkle bedazzle,
our cake pops came to life. TAH DAH!!!!

LUV!!!! the choco drizzle design. All I did was take my spatula and swing it right and left and let the chocolate do its thang. Its easy and so much fun. And then, I added some G-Boy action....
Betchya DYEing for a closer look.
What a Beauty:)
At this point I couldn't wait to take the plunge and bite into my cake pop.
I went straight for the dark choco pop as Dark choco is my fave.
And plus, I wanted to save the 3 g-boy ones for my dinner buddies:)

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Yummo overload!!!
I"m over the moon, can't talk in sentences..... Gibberish.

Oh Me Word,
It was absolute purfs in a pop. Its a Muuuust try.

Annnd sooooooo Easy to make:)
Wanna make these pops, here's what I used:
Vanilla Cake- I used our Vanilla cake, but Cake outta box mix is perfectly fine.
Cream Cheese frosting -I made my own, but ready made is just as good
*Wilton Dark Choco Candy Melts
*Wilton White Choco Candy Melts
*Wilton Lollipop sticks
*Christmas Non-Peril Sprinkles
*Christmas Jumbo G-boy Sprinkles
teaspoon/spatula to stir melts
Bowls to melt melts (Follow instructions on bag on how to melt properly)
Styrofoam block to hold your lolli's after coating

Cream Cheese Recipe

1 Bar (8oz) Cream Cheese
½ Stick Butter
½ Cup Shortening
1 tsp. Vanilla
Dash of salt
1 ½ - 2 Lbs. Powdered Sugar

Cream together the cream cheese, butter & shortening. Add in the vanilla & salt. Cream. Mix in the powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you want.

*available in store now.
Enjoy and have a Poppin Monday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Star Spangle Cakes & Cupcakes!

Check out our latest Cupcake + Sparkle = Pizzaz series. If you haven't gotten into the holiday mood yet, this should get you off to a good start.

We got a great request to do a cola cake for a boss's birthday. What made this cake so memorable was that the person organizing the cake brought a classic coke bottle for the cake design. I assumed they wanted an exact replica hand sculpted, but NO, they literally wanted the entire cola bottle on top of the cake. Why, so that the birthday boss could grab it and drink his favourite drink while eating his cake. Luved that idea! And with a bit of Star Spangle Sparkle in the background, the cake was Fantastic!

If Mr. Cola bday boy wasn't thirsty after his slice of cake. He would be after gobbling down 10 dozen of these mini cola swirl cupcakes that went along with his cake. Hmmm nothing like cola to chase down scrumptious cupcakes.

For Chloe's Hollywood theme birthday, we added a splash of pink and black star spangle to give her Hollywood cupcake tower the final Vavoooom! Topper cake was accompanied by 30 lil diva cupcakes.

For a heart throb theme wedding cupcake tower, we added fluttering silver heart spangles. The tower was accompanied by 7 dozen matching heart themed cupcakes.
For the ultimate glitterama birthday, we splashed sparkly star spangles all over this 2 tier pinklicious cake. I really mean it when I say Sparkly.

Can I get a witness!!!! I know, Crazy Bananaz LUVin it right:) Yup, edible sparkly glitter. Who ever invented it is my best friend:)

Have a sparkly mid-week.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Deelited Cake News!

I was asked a while ago by The List to share my personal fave things.
It was featured on last issue of The List.
Some of you may have already seen this and probably not surprised by my answers as you have probably seen me using my Badgers Lip Balm. My fave beauty essential.
Wearing my Floral Birkenstock, which I LUV and took forever to find a pair my size:)
The luv of my life, pink Kitchen Aid which some of you students may have seen sitting so pretty in our classroom.
And when in need of some fresh air and R&R,hiking on Lantau island.
Speaking of Lantau Island, we also got a feature in Inside DB magazine.
"Since 2004 and celebrating its 5th anniversary, this September. Since its first Wilton cake decorating class in DB in 2003, Complete Deelite has blossomed into an all-round party business, providing a full catering service, balloons and , most importantly, the cake."
And last but not least, we got our first ever feature in Wedding Message magazine.
For all you brides to be or friends of brides and grooms to be out there, this magazine is packed full of wedding info.

I had a great time during the interview and was over joyed when they chose to feature over 10 of our most popular cake and cupcake wedding designs.

Thank you The List, Inside DB and Wedding Message for making what we do at deelite such a Deelite:)
Here is a bouquet of flowers for you:)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fabulous two's cake!!!!

Sometimes things are so much better in pairs.
Here we have a ballerina BFF cake we did for this cute duo's birthday

Here's another Baby BFF cake. Not to worry, I'm not only showing pink cakes today:)
TAH DAh!!!!!
Twos aren't always so terrible and can be TERRRRRRRRRIFIC!!!
Here's a Carebear themed cake we made for Tinkerbelle's brand new family of Dogs. Yup you heard right. Tinkerbelle is a gorgeous dog who we've been doing cakes for since she was 1 years old. And now, Tinkerbelle has her very own 3 pups.
We made a Carebear rainbow themed cake to celebrate their very first birthday!!!!
Have a Rainbowlicious Day!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas in Deelite!!!!

Yes, its that time of the year again and we are BANANAZ!!!! over the MOON that Christmas is here. For those of you who were here today, you probably didn't see much of the new goodies as they were all packed up still. We were swimming through boxes today. But we finally finished unpacking everything at the end of the day. YIPPPPEEEEEE.
Here are some shots.
The ever so popular Christmas cookie cutters, Gingerbread house and Candy kits.
Fabulous sprinkles in gboy, tree shape
My ultimate favourite, the brand new Christmas icing decorations. Aren't they so adorable:)
and of course we have Christmas goodies to match. Christmas cookies,
And our brand new cupcake design, Cheery Snowman.
And we can't forget our friend Mr. Santa.
We Luv, capital L-U-V Christmas!!!!