Our sweet counselor at school had a precious baby girl last week. Just before she had her we gave Baby C and CCG a “Sprinkle” at school. She already has a beautiful little girl and just needed a few things for the new princess.
In lieu of a sheet cake or cup cakes, we decided to make a cake ball tower – the cake pops on top almost look like a bouquet!
In the center of the cake pop bouquet is a candy melt C. The flowers on the cake balls and pops are all made from candy melts.
Thinking it would look like an elegant petitfour, the cake balls were nestled in mini baking cups.
I really adored the way the flowers came out. They were fragile, but not so delicate that they were hard to work with. I “piped” them onto foil using a baggie with the corner snipped and the left over melted candy. A quick swirl in really warm water every now and then kept it just the right consistency to flow but not spread.
The flowers were attached with more warm candy melt. The pops took a little more work to stick than the balls. 🙂
We weren’t sure if Big-Sis-to-Be was going to be there or not, so we wrapped up a pop just for her. These would make adorable (albeit labor intensive) favors at a baby or wedding shower.
The set up at school… The tower was generally disassembled to transport to school. The balls rode nestled in a shirt box and the bouquet was left in tact, gently wrapped in plastic wrap and nestled in a box with air filled baggies around it. It arrived with jsut a few broken petals.
I can’t wait to meet Baby Calissa!