I love a good party. For me, "good" is defined as fun folks and fun food. If I can be a small part of even one of those, then my work here is done.
One way I tried to bring fun food to a dear friend's wedding shower yesterday was by trying to copy the sassy stylings of one Bakerella. If you want to see how everything you've ever baked is simply less than, then run, don't walk to her website. You will leave feeling inspired and overwhelmed with only one glance.
My first attempt was fondant-decorated cupcakes.
Pre-tinted fondant is my friend. Plus, my new alphabet set made the graffiti possible.
Then came the leap of faith. Bakerella's phenomenal cake pops.
Here are the suspects. Notice all the things I didn't make from scratch. Like the plastic bags.
First, I baked the cake. For you novices, this picture is technically not "baking."
Then, I crumbled the cake into a bowl and added cream cheese frosting. Mmm. Cheese.
Then I rolled out 50 cake balls. That has be the worst name for these marvels. But it's descriptive.
After a 3-hour nap in the fridge, I poked them with a stick. But I'm pretty sure they liked it.
After a dip, a sprinkle and a wrap - these party favors were born. Welcome to my world.
You too can birth some cakey goodness on a stick. Remember, I have no skills, so there's hope for everyone.
See Bakerella for kindly assistance.