Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday: Fourth of July

Today I'm going to show you how to make an American flag cake pop stand for your 4th of July celebration!


I think cake pops are a perfect dessert to serve at a party for several reasons. They're easy to serve (people can just help themselves), they're small so they don't pack on the pounds (adults won't be afraid to eat them), you can have a variety of flavors, and they're DELICIOUS (cake, icing and chocolate...what more could you ask for?)!!!
To make this stand you need to start off with an unfinished piece of wood. I found mine at Hobby Lobby yesterday. This week unfinished craft wood is 40% off. This piece was $2.99, 40% off...you do the math. ;)


I started off by painting it white.


Then I used masking tape to tape off a square for the blue.



Remove the tape and you have a somewhat flawless straight edge. You'll likely have to get a wet paper towel an wipe away any smears.



Then I use a yellow marker to mark where I wanted the stripes.
Taped off my stripes and painted the red (no need to do while stripes b/c you've already painted the wood white)...
Then I marked with a pen where I wanted the holes for the cake pops...

I found a drill bit that was the same width/size as the lolipop sticks and put my drill to work.



I'd like to take the time to thank my trusty ol' drill for assisting me with this project. Thats a lot of holes to drill and there was no complaint from my drill. ;)


Thank you drill, I can always count on you!
Once you've drilled your holes and made your cake pops its time to stick them in place to create one very cool cake pop display!


Just in case you're wondering how to do the star pops I made a little visual....

(hopefully this picture doesn't ruin it for you! The red velvet cake pop mixture seriously looks like a hamburger patty!) lol

I know some of you don't believe me, but it really isn't a hamburger patty ok.!?


Use a mini star cookie cutter to press into your cake pop mixture. Easy as that. Dip a lolipop stick in some candy melt and insert into the bottom of the star.


You have a star cake pop.




































Have a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing how to make the star! I asked out loud how you did that, then scrolled down and BAM! tutorial! Awesome. Your cake pops look so perfect!

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  2. Oh I am gonna HAVE to try this because I am planning on making cake pops for the 1st time this weekend! Yay!

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