But I do LOVE her site and her creativity. And her gift for making adorably scrumptious treats. I was inspired by her gorgeous cake pops to make some for my daughter’s birthday party, as favors. After all, wouldn’t you be proud to send home something so deliciously cute?
Alas, mine weren’t quite up the caliber of her treats. Not surprising, since I am a rookie and she’s been doing these things for a while. It was a bit of an exercise in frustration, at times. But I do have to say, even tho my end result is vastly inferior to hers, I felt tremendous pride at my final outcome.
Update: here’s the pic of the completed pops. I wrapped a block of stryofoam and stuck them in.
In fact, I was so happy with how the pops turned out, I decided it would be fun to make her turkey pops for my son’s preschool Thanksgiving party. Aren’t hers adorable?
Alas, these were the near death of me. I had no trouble making their cute little turkey heads:
I used milk duds for the head, heart sprinkles for the waddle, and Trader Joe’s chocolate covered sunflower seeds for the beaks.
So that went well. But when it came time to dip the balls in chocolate and assemble, everything sorta fell apart.
I did get a couple of cute ones to turn out. But overall, it was a huge exercise in frustration.
Even some of the ones that did turn out later cracked under the pressure of all the goodies they had to hold up.
So, I gave up on my project and went to bed Monday night wondering what treat I’d be bringing in Tuesday morning. Luckily inspiration struck overnight. I decided to use what I had on hand, and even though they wouldn’t be over the top cute, they would be simple and tasty. I quickly dipped and made chocolate covered pretzel treats.
No where near as cute or clever as the ones Pioneer Woman did, but easy breezy and they were a big hit at the party. In fact, they were such a hit, I made more for afternoon snack time.
The testers in my kitchen gave them two thumbs up.