It’s October 1st and that means it is Breast Cancer awareness month!! A mammogram can save your life and should be started at age 40 (or sooner if family history.)
We all know someone who has been affected by this disease why not celebrate that person with a pop bouquet covered in pink ribbons showing your love and support. With each Breast Cancer pop arrangement I will include a free card made by me as shown below.
Having personally gone through a biopsy I know what it is like to wait for the results, being so scared it literally consumes your life. I was given an all clear and for that I am grateful, however, I know so many that were not that fortunate and my heart goes out to them deeply.
Take a minute to give a pop bouquet to your friend, family member or maybe just an acquaintance of yours to let them know you are thinking of them. Its a small gesture that will go a long way.
Yes, I did make this cake and boy did the kids (and grown ups) love it! I must say it was pretty funny. The cake was chocolate and allergy friendly as it did not contain any dairy, eggs, or nuts. I do use coconut milk and a coconut spread in the frosting which does give it a nice light coconut’y flavor. So as long as you can have coconuts you can enjoy this!
Here is my recipe:
1/2 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of coconut spread ( I use Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread)
2-3 Tbsp Coconut milk or Coconut creamer
1 tsp vanilla
approx 4 cups of powdered sugar
Beat the shortening and the coconut spread together mixing, then add your vanilla and half of the coconut milk/creamer. Add half of the powdered sugar and mix. Continually adding more powder sugar alternating with the coconut milk/creamer until you reach your desired consistency. You may use more or less of the milk/creamer and/or the powdered sugar.
I do find that due to the coconut milk this frosting does like to be kept cold and you should not make it too loose otherwise it will “droop” off of your cake. Been there done that!
Join us October 4th at the South Riding WineStyles for a “sweet” event to benefit Icing Smiles (http://icingsmiles.org/). This amazing organization truly “Bakes a Difference” by providing beautiful birthday cakes, free of charge, to families with children battling serious diseases, some right here in our neighborhood.
Stop by on October 4th & enjoy WineStyles’ fabulous selection of wine and beer. They are generously donating 15% of proceeds from sales during the event to Icing Smiles.
There will also be an AMAZING silent dessert auction featuring items donated by your favorite local bakers (TASTY CAKE POP) – 100% of the proceeds are donated to Icing Smiles!
We’ll see you there!
Are you hosting a end of summer bash this year? Cake pops are a fun and delicious treat to serve (be sure to add a few extra to tuck away for yourself!) You may also be hosting a “back to school” celebration which we have you covered there too! Check out this cute off to Kindergarten cake for a special little boy.
Tasty Cake Pop hopes everyone had a wonderful summer filled with lots of memories and we look forward to being your holiday treat destination. Even though it is still quite warm we some of us live it is time to start thinking about FALL FLAVORS!! TASTY CAKE POPS will be cooking up some wonderful new creations so be sure to keep in touch with us here and on Facebook.
Have a TASTY day everyone
Memorial Day is all about the red, white and blue to show your appreciation. Order your specialized arrangement today for pick up next week. Tins may vary with availability. Personalize your pops how YOU like them and bring them to your family bbq. The kids and the adults will LOVE them! I promise they are as tasty as they are cute.
Order today our calendar for next week is almost full.
Tasty Tuesday everyone!
Mother’s Day is tomorrow are you ready for it? Here are some cute goodie baskets that we have been preparing for our customers. They are awesome not just for Mother’s Day but also Memorial Day, Fathers Day, 4th of July, Graduations and more. Contact me and let’s make a basket for your next event.
Have a TASTY weekend everyone and be sure to check us out on FACEBOOK
It’s Friday eat CAKE POPS!
Today we have strawberry, lemon and coconut cake baking up. We have a few, about 5, spots left for Mother’s Day orders so don’t wait and contact us today!
I wanted to share a beautiful birthday basket I did for a lovely girl Amber who turned 19 last weekend. This basket is our most popular choice for Mother’s Day done in pastels. It contains: 19 cake pops, 5 dipped pretzels and 4 dipped jumbo marshmallows. We also do dipped rice krispie treats for those of you who LOVE them!
Here is another that I just did for a Joey who is turned 15 yesterday
Stay tuned for more coming over the weekend.
Have a TASTY day everyone!
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We were busy yesterday in the Tasty Kitchens creating some new delicious flavors for your enjoyment.
We did three new flavors:
Mounds Bar: Coconut cake mixed with a light coconut frosting dipped in dark (or milk if you prefer) chocolate with coconut sprinkled on top
Lemon Raspberry: Moist lemon cake mixed with a vanilla frosting with a dab of raspberry jam in the center that has been dipped in a white raspberry fudge chocolate. OH MY this smells so good!
Black Forest: Our favorite chocolate cake with a hint of cherry mixed with chocolate frosting, a cherry in the center and dipped in milk or dark chocolate.
Take a peek at these below and call today to reserve your Mothers Day Arrangements, Graduation and more!
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Sprinkles are like edible glitter to me, they make everything so cute and sparkly. So naturally when I walk past them at any store I can’t help but stop, stare and usually add several to my cart. Don’t they just make you smile? While at Home Goods the other day I picked up a few bottles of them in wonderful pastel or what I like to say Spring-y colors! Sugar on Top is the brand and I just adore the lovely glass bottles that they put them in. I’m also a published paper crafter so when the jars are empty guess what I use them for? YES, GLITTER!!! and/or sequins which is another obsession of mine. In fact if you like paper crafts check out my group on Facebook called Papercrafters Cafe, it is for crafting whether it be cakes, knitting, paper crafting (primarily) or beading we would love to have you there.
Give us a shout to order your Easter basket goodies before it is too late. Bunnys and Chicks will make big and little kids smile this holiday.