Bakerella, I am not.

Thursday November 26, 2009
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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.

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Update:  here’s the pic of the completed pops.  I wrapped a block of stryofoam and stuck them in.

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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:

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I used milk duds for the head, heart sprinkles for the waddle, and Trader Joe’s chocolate covered sunflower seeds for the beaks.

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So that went well.  But when it came time to dip the balls in chocolate and assemble, everything sorta fell apart.

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I did get a couple of cute ones to turn out.  But overall, it was a huge exercise in frustration.

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Even some of the ones that did turn out later cracked under the pressure of all the goodies they had to hold up.

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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.

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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.

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The testers in my kitchen gave them two thumbs up.

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5 Responses to Bakerella, I am not.

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    Well, you have waaaay more patience than me! I think I would have given up long before you did. But you did have some cute turkeys! My kids and I love making the chocolate-covered pretzels for Christmas gifts–I think we eat half of them before we give them away. 😉 Happy Thanksgiving!

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    kyla says:

    Oh WOW! You’re a much braver soul than I am . . . lol. I’m with Amy; I’d have given up long before you did. Way to hang in there! I think your turkeys are adorable and I really liked your cake on stick. SOME DAY maybe I’ll work up the courage to try something this adventurous. 😉 AWESOME job!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    (*P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It’s greatly appreciated.)

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    Joy says:

    I’ve attempted the cupcake ones…and failed MISERABLY. It didn’t look anything like the picture but it sure tasted good though!

    Kudos on the effort. (I don’t think that yours turned out badly at all. *shrug*)

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    Suzi says:

    I think the best part out of trying to make all these things is eating the ones that don’t turn out. They all looked yummy!

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    Heather U says:

    You may not be Bakerella but those are some pretty adorable looking cupcake pops and turkey candies (even if they didn’t survive the night). Kudos on the whole thinking on your feet and making chocolate/pretzel treats instead – yum!

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