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Aren't these beautiful! The sky is the limit with what you could do with them and I just love them! Flowers my husband would appreciate! LOL. These and other adorable recipes can be found in the book 175 Best Babycakes Recipes by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss. You can check out my review here and get your copy here. If you don't have a babycakes maker, don't fret. You can still make these adorable little things! Just bake the cake, mix in one container of icing, roll into balls, freeze, then decorate! :D
Makes 1 centerpiece
Create this show-stopping tiered arrangement of cake pop
roses for a sophisticated garden fête, a tea party for a special grandmother or
anytime you want to set the stage for a stylish occasion.
white candy melts
20 to 24Princess
Cake Pops 20 to 24
or squeeze bottle, fittedwith a fine tip
craft glue, suitable for glass
candlesticks (about 4 inches/10 cm tall)
bowl or salad plate
bowl or cup
block (at least 3 inches/7.5 cm cubed)
12 feetgreen ribbon
(1⁄8 to 1⁄4 inch/3 to360 cm 5 mm wide)
1.Melt 1⁄4 cup
(60 mL) pink candy melts (see page 18) and use to attach sticks to 6 cake
pops (see page 27). Freeze cake pops for at least 15 minutes to set.
Reserve the remaining candy melts. Repeat with white candy melts, attaching
sticks to 6 cake pops (8 to 12 cake pops will not have sticks).
2.Add 1 cup
(250 mL) pink candy melts to those left in the cup and melt until smooth. Coat
the cake pops secured with pink candy melts. Set in a cake pop stand to dry.
Using the fork tool, dip half of the cake pops without sticks and place them on
a wire rack set over a sheet of foil or waxed paper to dry.
3.Add 1 cup
(250 mL) white candy melts to those left in the cup and melt until smooth. Coat
the cake pops secured with white candy melts and immediately sprinkle with
sugar pearls. Set in the stand to dry. Using the fork took, dip the remaining
cake pops without sticks and place them on the rack to dry.
candy melts, adding more as needed. Use the pastry bag to pipe a swirl in
a tight circle on top of each pink cake pop (with and without sticks) to
resemble a rose bud. Set cake pops with sticks in the stand to dry. Set cake
pops without sticks on the rack to dry.
glue to glue one candlestick to the bottom of the dinner plate to form a large
pedestal. Glue the other candlestick to the bottom of the soup bowl to form a
smaller pedestal. Let both dry.
small pedestal on top of the large pedestal. Place the sugar bowl on top of the
small pedestal. If necessary for stability, glue everything together.
Decoratively arrange tulle over the bottom two pedestal layers.
dimensions of the sugar bowl and trim the Styrofoam to fit snugly and be about
1 inch (2.5 cm) shorter than the bowl. Place Styrofoam in the bowl.
into twelve 7-inch (17.5 cm) lengths (there will be ribbon left over). Tie a
bow around each cake pop stick. Slide bows up to just below cake pops. Push the
cake pop sticks into the Styrofoam, arranging the roses at different heights.
Fill in around cake pops with small pieces of tulle, hiding the Styrofoam.
cake pops without sticks in the tulle on the middle and bottom layers. Cut the
remaining ribbon into 8-inch (20 cm) lengths and tie small bows with long
tails. Arrange the bows next to the cake pops so that the ribbon flows off the
plates. Drape pearl strings around the cake pops on the bottom two layers.
It looks especially dramatic to place just one cake pop
without a stick on one side of the middle layer, positioned beside a bow with
especially long tails.
Inexpensive glass candlesticks and individual pieces of
china can often be found at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales. Even
mismatched pieces can combine for an attractive look.
You can substitute tiered glass cake pedestals in graduated
sizes for the china and candlesticks.
To complement this centerpiece, fill matching teacups with
additional cake pops on sticks, decorated to match the large arrangement, and
set the teacups around the room. Make enough cake pops so that each guest can
eat one at the party and take one home as a favor.
Capture the days of wine and roses. For a beautiful evening,
begin with a Romantic Roses centerpiece, then serve a bottle of Champagne,
Prosecco or your favorite wine in your best wineglasses. Pure romance.
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