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Greetings Earthlings

It is busy around here with Robot building of all kinds. Today we made our signature chocolate fudge cake pops that we turned into these cute little robots. This was SO much fun making these for a VERY special little boy (our nephew) Alex’s 4th birthday. Here’s a peek at them below:

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We also made these Robot goodies for the kids snack  robot3

and these boxes for a Thank You gift Robot4

This is SO MUCH FUN   Let us plan your next kids party today.

Did I mention we also hired Sprockit? YUP we did he is a real live robot oh boy the kids are going to have a wild time thanks to the Washington Talent Agency

Tasty Tuesday everyone

 

Happy Day Cake

The temps are dropping again so what’s a girl to do? Bake a Happy Day Cake! What is a happy day cake you ask, well its chock full of wonderful blueberries. I had a large bag of these lil gems tucked away in the freezer from the end of summer and today they turned into happy day cake. I got this recipe years ago, like 20+, from a friend and when my grandmother would visit she would always request this; or when I went to visit her!  So today i”m going to share the recipe with you folks and if you bake one up be sure to comment and/or email us some pictures of yours.

Happy Day Cake Recipe

4.5 cups flour    **       3 cups of sugar   **    2 teaspoons salt  **  5 teaspoons baking powder  **  1 cup of oil such as vegetable  **  2 cups of milk  **  2 teaspoons of vanilla ( I only use pure vanilla extract)  **  2 cups of blueberries or more if you want a lot. I freeze my blueberries first and then I gently fold them into the batter so my whole cake does not turn blue.  ** 4 eggs

Pre-heat your oven to 350

I use a kitchen aid mixer and I put all the dry ingredients into the bowl first, using the flat paddle attachment I turn it on low and mix up all the dry items to evenly distribute them. Then with the mixer still on low I add the wet ingredients one by one until thoroughly mixed.

I use a spray such as Bakers Joy for my pans but you can certainly use butter and flour if you like. I also like to line my pan with parchment paper .Grease a 9 x 13″ pan and pour your batter into the pan. I like to tap the pan on the counter a few times to get the cake settled and it also helps with air bubbles. Place in your pre-heated oven and cook until your toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. This should take at least 90 minutes but please start checking yours after it has been in the oven for one hour. My cake took close to 2 hours. WOW you say? yup, its a long time but slow and steady wins the race and the payoff is AWESOME. Cooking times also vary depending on the pan used ex: shiny metals or dark metal pans. Dark metal pans tend to cook faster and more often than not require a bit lower cooking temp so I try and avoid those.

Side note: you could also use Lemon extract and make this as a delicious lemon-y blueberry cake now THAT is also DELICIOUS!!

Let your cake cool (hopefully you can keep everyone out of it long enough to cool it!) and serve

This is what the batter will look like after you have folded in your frozen blueberries

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Below is what your yummy cake will look like inside when its done. My blueberries were quite large and wanted to sink to the bottom as you can see.

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Please enjoy and have a TASTY Thursday everyone!!

 

 

Preparing for snow…..

Is it snowing where you are yet? What provisions do you take when your area is calling for a large amount of snow? Here in the DC area we just are not equipped to handle a lot of snow/ice so I had to chuckle a bit when yesterday Virginia declared a State of emergency already………..the snow is expected somewhere around 8-10pm TONIGHT! Now having lived in Maine for a long time we no how to handle snow and unless they are calling for at least a foot (probably more) nothing is declared a state of emergency LOL school are closed that’s about it! Luckily enough the grocery store was not too busy when I went this morning but as I was leaving around 10:30 it was getting to be.

 

Here is a photo of the dessert table at the Circus Birthday Party. Let Tasty Cake Pop plan your child’s next party.  We did everything for this event right down to the custom made Circus dress shown here: 20140205_151604_resized

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Here is the cutest Ferris wheel cupcake holder we found

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This lucky 6 year old also had a PETTING ZOO! WOW that was fun! Keep checking back for more photos.

Tasty Wednesday everyone and stay safe especially those in the South that are not used to this!

Circus Cake

Well the Circus Party was AWESOME! Thanks to all involved and all that attended it was ALOT of work and ALOT of fun! The petting zoo was Mary’s Go Round and you can find her here:

http://marysgoroundponyrides.com/  they are SO nice and the animals are so cute and you can tell how much they are loved by there parents. Thanks Mary and Joe!! So you want to see this gorgeous Circus cake Tasty Cake Pop made? Ok here it is. I’m still uploading pictures so keep checking back for more photos all week long.

clowncake1This was VERY time consuming but so much fun to make. All edible except the pinwheels I added which I could have done from fondant but did not want to take a chance of someone trying to play with them or them cracking and breaking. OK more photos later and all week long.

 

Tasty Monday everyone!

Clowns and Cotton Candy what fun!

So its FRIDAY are you excited for the weekend? Any big plans? I’ve been “Clowing” around here today in the Tasty Cake Pop kitchen.  Take a look at my Clown to go on the Circus cake for Sunday. I think he’s rather cute.

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I also ordered in these for my niece to wear for her party, they just arrived today are the CUTE or what? They are a bit big but she will LOVE. I plan to give them to her tomorrow with her Birthday card. We already had her family birthday but a few gifts here/there is all part of the fun. Shhhhhh nobody sees HAHA

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Time to take the chocolate fudge cupcakes out of the oven can you SMELL them MMMMM yummy! Going to top with frosting, some clown heads and some sprinkles. I bought one of those Ferris wheel cupcake displays in metal and its going to be SO darn CUTE!

Happy Friday all have a TASTY weekend!

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