Well, this post is about 6 months overdue…I made teenage mutant ninja turtle themed fudge for my nephew’s first birthday back in February. My original ideas was to make a pizza themed cake or cake pop. But I needed something that I could make for 100 people, and something I could make in advance since I was traveling for work prior to the party. So I settled on fudge and it turned out great!
I made white chocolate fudge, and colored it with green and yellow food coloring. I bought assorted red, orange, purple, and blue sugar and sprinkles and sprinkled it on the fudge while it was still wet. After cutting fudge into 2″ squares, I secured a sugar TMNT face on each square with royal icing. Lastly, I placed them in baggies and tied the top with a coordinating color ribbon.
These were super fun to make, and low stress. They are also very versatile. You can change the theme easily by using different sugar toppers and changing the color scheme.
I haven’t been hired for a baking job in a while. But to my surprise, I was contacted a few weeks ago by a friend of my sister-in-law. She wanted me to make cake pops for her daughter’s first birthday. The catch? She wanted start shaped ones to look like a fairy wand. I had never made shaped cake pops before, but I was up to the challenge. I even practiced making some tulip shaped cake pops, which I brought to work for Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
I’ve made cake pop displays before that look like wedding cakes, but this time I tried using heart-shaped cake dummies, since this was a little girl’s birthday party. The top-down view is so cute!
I found this adorable trim at M&J trimming in the city, and I thought it was just perfect.
I used sanding sugar to make the pops sparkly. Each pop was bagged individually and tied with pink and purple ribbon.
I was really happy with how these came out. And now I’m totally inspired…
I need to find other shapes I can make!