Thursday, January 10, 2013

Christmas Cake Pops

I have learned to love a challenge. I know that sounds strange! But when it comes to baking/decorating it's actually fun to try and figure out how to make something I've never done before. Now, I have made cake pops before but never in front of an audience. I'm LDS (just in case you didn't know) My visiting teachers came over to share the monthly message with me. One of them is in charge of a monthly relief society meeting where we get together as women and do service projects, have a speaker or learn how to do something new. She asked me if I would be willing to make cake pops and teach the sisters how to do that. I said yes but I was nervous. I had only taught a decorating class for kids the oldest was 13. So teaching adults was a little intimidating to say the least. The good thing was is that I love all the women in my ward relief society, so I knew that I would be among friends. I just wanted to do a good job. Whenever I get a request like this one, I go to the craft store for inspiration. I found all sorts of fun Christmas stuff I wish I could have bought it all! But, I do have a budget so I only bought a few things. It was really fun playing around with how I was going to decorate them. Here is what I came up with:
These ones have holly leaves, candy canes and white sugar sprinkles. The sticks are actually straws, they are the sturdy paper kind. I found them at a party store. They have so many colors, I think I will use them instead of the plain white sticks. I think they make them much more cute!

I decided to make some of them more fancy with the white chocolate swirl. I really like the mini candy canes
Teaching how to do these went well. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I had a great time! and I think the sisters who came did too. And again I didn't get a picture of them on the pretty platter that they were on. I need to get better at remembering that. All in all I was really grateful for that opportunity to share my talent with people that I love!

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