Thursday, February 25, 2010

Torture. It's a mom's job.

Oh Mommmmm! This is torture.
I want caaaaaaake. 

Do you see that furrowed brow? The look of angst and desperation on that poor boy's face?

Reaching. Reaching... and...
(is she gonna stop me?)

HA! I got it.
Koko and Cheeks had a tea party today. A little celebration. Dressed up fancy, a few friends, ice cream sandwiches, pink lemonade, watermelon and cake pops. Because regular cupcakes just wouldn't do, Mrs. Bananas thought. Because she's bananas and doesn't have enough to do in her days. I think it was worth it, though.
Theres's those dog gone little fingers again. Won't stop reaching for "caaaaaa."
Yes mom, boys can have pink with sprinkles. Tastes just fine.
Oooo. Frilly party hats!

Swirls, anyone?


  1. i love the cake pops. how do you get yours to look so good after they are dipped?? my look so messy even though they still taste divine.

  2. Do tell!! Stella has been begging for a tea party and these would totally fit the bill!! Great job by the way! I love the pictures :)

  3. Hillary - Here's Bakerella's link to Cake Pops.

    Just a warning - they are VERY sweet! One will probably be enough, and two will send you flying (I can attest to that, lol).

    Kristen - no idea. Just made sure the baking chips were good and melted and still pretty warm. I was getting down to the nitty gritty on these so I actually used my fingers to smooth out spots that didn't get coated in the swirling, though I wouldn't attribute any smoothness to that. Sprinkles. Sprinkles are the key to hiding bumps. ANd I did sort of rotate them against the inside edge of the mug, in an effort to kind of scrape off extra coating so it wasn't so thick.

    One thing I did figure out was that I needed to use more frosting when I mixed it in the cake crumbs. MckMama only used about a cup, I thought. I had about a cup or so of homemade buttercream, and I had a hard time getting my balls to stay on the stick. haha. Read that to your husband. giggle giggle.

  4. HA HA! That's hilarious Kelly! (The balls on the stick comment.) Good job on the cake balls. Somehow when I made mine I had no trouble eating more than one (or two) at a time. Hmmm....

  5. OH MY GOODNESS KELLY. I AM GOING TO GO HOME AND TRY AND MAKE THESE NOW! These are going to SOOOO be my new favorite dessert(: I think when I come up there next we should make these! Because, well we're just awesome like that. Maybe if you guys still have the lion costume, I can wear that on my head while we make them :D haha. Love you!