Thursday, January 6, 2011

Apparently I'm never going to be Bakerella

Thursday, January 6, 2011
I've been reading Bakerella's Blog for a while now. Last year she posted Sesame Street Cake Pops and I sent a link of the post to my sister-in-law Karin. (Karin went to school to become a pastry chef.) Karin suggested that we make some cake pops while I was out here. We went through the site and decided to make the Sesame Street Characters.


It was a mess... a big mess.
We laughed, we laughed more and eventually I laughed so much I cried.
no joke.

This post is mostly photos with just bits of comments to fill you in on what was going on.


Step 1 - Sunday Night









The pops then went into the freezer.

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Step 2 - Wednesday Night

We started with Elmo


Checking Bakerella's Blog on Karin's Ipad



Elmo came out pretty well


Karin starting on Cookie Monster while I used up leftover chocolate.

It started to go downhill when brad made a 3 eyed cookie monster.

Then he made this interpretation of Oscar while I tried to make an Oscar in the bottom right.

Karin's Elmo

Karin's Oscar

Then we had a stick without a cake pop.

And I tried to save the cake pop

...and it got messy

and the laughter got out of control

which turned into laughing so hard I cried.


Brad's Philly Phanatic Cake Pop

Our random characters

In the end we just started covering pops with chocolate.

We had fun...

...but I'm gonna stick to quilting.



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© Photos taken by Brad Herman, Karin Herman & Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

33 comments:

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

ha ha ha!! Thanks for the funny post Julie!! I have to say, i tried this myself about a year ago, not w/ sesame street, i think it was minature cupcakes on sticks or something, but it was also nowhere near what Bakerella did - that woman has some cakey talent that I don't possess!! You had fun though and you STILL got to eat cake right?!! he he

Julie said...

Thanks for the laugh! I want to try but I know they will never look like what I want them to or even close to what Bakerella does. She is amazing! At least you had a good time!

Emily said...

Liam - age 3 - thinks they are awesome! He recognized all of them.

Mishka said...

Julie,
Your cake pops are adorable. My sister got a Cake Pops book from our mom for Christmas. Her and my nieces are sure to have lots of fun making them.
Michele

AllieKatMom said...

LMAO!!! This is a great post! I especially love the one with the missing pop....wonder where that went? Hmmmm

Karin said...

oh my gosh! I started some of her cake pops - got as far as the balls of cake/icing and stuck them in the freezer - I *was* going to finish them for Christmas, but never got around to it - kept thinking it was going to be a bigger ordeal than I wanted to deal with! Maybe I was right, LOL!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing, lovey! I really needed a giggle! <3

Vicki W said...

Too funny! That's way too much trouble for cake for me. It's a major accomplishment if a cake has frosting around here!

RyanSarahN said...

So funny - I had the bright idea to make the Elmo ones for my daughter's 2nd birthday a couple of months ago - we had some similar scenes, and they turned out no where near what the pics looked like. It was supposed to be a project for me and my mom, but I wound up pulling my husband and brother into it as well because it took so long. I figured it was a success just because the kids could recognize what it was supposed to be. But if I ever do cake pops again, they will be simple, chocolate covered ones for adults - nothing ambitious. Thanks for the funny pics!

Becky said...

i've always admired her cake pops, that's quite an ambitious project you took on! Looks like it was fun and that's all that matters. Hope they were yummie!

angela said...

Fun! I know, I've bookmarked several of her cake pops. But any time I think to start them, I realize that there's no way mine would look as nice - I go with a plain old cake! At least you had a great time :)

Sandy said...

This post is side splitting,especially knowing all the players,would love to have seen a video of this creative adventure! Thanks for making me laugh!

Jane St. Pierre said...

Not only did you get to enjoy cake, but more importantly, the process with family, laughing and joking. So glad you had a great time. Thinking of you and your family, my good wishes to all of you for 2011!

Barbara said...

great photos - i laughed at you guys laughing -

man, I hope you ate some of that chocolate as consolation

although I think that Dali would have loved your finished creations !

GREAT post

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Bakerella is amazing! My niece tried to make some reindeer pops for Christmas and it turned out to be a disaster! HOWEVER the children all ate them anyway ;-) I'm with you, I'll stick with quilting.

Erika said...

I often tell my husband when he is doing things with the kids - it is about the process not the outcome. Your process created a wonderful funny shared experience that builds memories. And the outcome didn't look too bad either - love the three eyed cookie monster. Thanks for sharing a real experience, there are too many bloggers with perfect lives ;)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Haha looks like fun but I'd be so crap at it! I can bake but I can't be bothered to make it look too pretty.

Kristen said...

You crack me up! I am glad you had so much fun. I bet they still tasted great! I have to make a 'Tangled' this weekend and you reminded me to remain lighthearted about!

Patty said...

Looks like you had a blast! Love it time spent with family members turn out that funny! Oh yea I think your pos came out pretty darn cute! :^)

Angela Yosten said...

I think I find this hillarious because I would totally be in the same situation... not much of a baker. :) It looked like you guys had way too much fun!!!

lisa said...

I tried to do those...sorta...for my youngests first birthday. My failign step was trying to find those candies to melt in small town montana. so I gave up there and made cupcakes. With Elmo "cake decoration" candies that I could find at the grocerystore

I still want to try them...but thanks for preparing me to not have them perfect!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Hey man, at least it was edible. Making something edible and laughing your butts off at the same time is all that matters in the end. :)

mascanlon said...

MY daughter and I had the same experience last year, so much fun, so much laughter and my granddaughter thought they were the best thing going...oh we made lady bugs! Glad you had fun, the stories are what you'll tell time and time again, glad you have the photos to giggle over!

Sinta Renee said...

Cute! and it looks like you had fun making them... so then I would say they were perfect!

Tiffany said...

Bakerella makes it look easy, doesn't she????

Amanda Murphy said...

LOVE your cake pops - they are adorable!
Amanda

harleywife57 said...

oh ; lots of work , ladies ! looked like you had a blast so it was worth it ! I think they turned out cute ! did they taste good ?

OrangeRoom said...

These are great, I love it! I've tried to make the cake pops myself and failed miserably, these are 500x better than mine!!

Jansie said...

hahaha...this is hilarious! You guys did a great job. I love the Three-Eyed Cookie Monster. I lost it when I saw that. ;)

KarrieLyne said...

*snickers* Ya done good kid! And the most important part is the together part and the fun part and you aced that no prob. :)

Nancy Sue said...

Oh my word! What a laugh riot! Those pictures are priceless!!I can only imagine! I know how my family gets when we get punchy and giddy. There is noiseless laughing, tears, and gasping of air! I too have found Bakerella's blog and admired her miniature morsels of art from afar. I've been intrigued to bake the miniature pops as I'm celiac and if you make a glutenfree cake, you better eat the whole thing or freeze it the same day as it gets funkilicious (not a good thing). Your post has taken the mystery out of it. Now I can trudge forward and not be afraid to get my feet wet, or fingers gooed up with frosting!! Awesome post!

John said...

you are hilarious. i couldn't help but think that some of them looked like psycho zombie muppets!

Josurin said...

Those are so cute! What a fun idea.