Saturday, December 17, 2011

Let the Party Begin

Meet My New Cakepop Stand

Here she is, nice and big, my newest Cakepops101 Cakepop stand.  She will be debuting today at my Granddaughter Ella's 8th birthday party in the park.  Let me tell you a little bit about her. She measures 12x12 and can hold up to 36 Cakepops, or a combination of Cakepops and Cupcakes. You are able to add ribbon around the base, and the best part, any 12x12 scrapbook paper ready for any celebration with endless decorating possibilities,  for those of you in the scrapbook world know what I mean. The papers alone can make you crazy happy! I still am going to add a personal birthday tag, along with more pink ribbon, because as a girl you can never have to much pink! Check out the little clear purses I got from one of my favorite stores ever, ABC decorating in phoenix and the cute little crowns. Non edible, however I did dip them in some chocolate to give them some color. I also filled the little purses with cookies that spell out Ella's name. That's a post I will share later.  Let me know what you think and be sure to check back for some more pictures of her going live at the birthday party!

All wrapped up.....Bring on the PARTY!

Friday, December 16, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments and joining in on our Cakepops101 Cakepop stand giveaway.  The winner is Lee Ann Brooker. Congratulations Lee Ann please email us your address so we can mail you your Cakepop stand, and just in time for Christmas!  For those of you who didn't win, there is still time to order one. Email us at Perfect Christmas gift.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Giveaway Ever!

My new little Cakepops stands are so much fun to display your sweet Cakepops on! They will hold up to 12 Cakepops. You can add ribbon to bring some color to your stand. Save the center hole to add a taller stick with a cute tag. Lots of possibilities. Enter by leaving a comment. Random drawing Friday, so be sure to check back.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella and a Cakepops101 Giveaway!

In celebration of my granddaughters 8th birthday and hitting 2500 facebook followers today , Cakepops101 will be giving away one of my little Cakepops101 Cakepop stands.  Enter by leaving me a comment here telling me what Cakepop stand you would like to win. 
Additional 4 ways to enter:
Sign up to follow my blog, leave a comment on my Cakepops101 facebook, post this to your blog or facebook wall and leave a comment letting me know.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Shabby Chic Mini Cakepop Stands

Here's my newest creations. Rudolf and Frosty, debuting on my new little Cakepop stands. Perfect for a small arrangements   They holds up to 12 cakepops and perfect for any sweet celebration. Half inch ribbon, allows you to bring some color to your arrangements and gives you the option to change it with each new Cakepop creation.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas comes early for Cakepops101!

How lucky am I? Just received this beautiful 3 tiered Cakepop stand, with my logo engraved! Holds up to 148 Cakepops. This was made for me by my sister-in laws father Ray. He is so talented. and over the years has created some beautiful custom pieces. I'm so lucky to be the proud owner of his latest creation.  I can't wait load it up with some of my sweet Cakepops.  So many possibilities with the 3 tiers.  Each level can be removed to display fewer Cakepops. Best feature is it all comes apart to make it easy to travel with and store away. I absolutely LOVE IT!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Cakepops101 Class

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Cakepops101 Class

It's that time again. I will be hosting a fun Spooky Halloween themed Cakepops101 class on Tuesday 10/25/2011. Class fee is $30 and includes all supplies, plus you will take home a dozen decorated and arranged cakepops.  Just a little spooky and a whole lot of sweet Fun. Great girls night out, so grab a friend, sister, coworker, neighbor and join in.  Space is limited so sign up now by emailing me at

Monday, September 26, 2011


Well almost. I was going to sell the new chalkboard but decided I may have the perfect place for it. Yep in my little craft room.  Just need to get crafty now that I have a few days off, but first have a bunch of cleaning, dusting and organizing before I can make anything in here. Then I imagine that I will be worn out after I'm done.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Magnetic Chalkboard

Don't ever throw away a frame or even an old mirror.  This was a mirror to an old dresser that wasn't getting used, and you know I can't turn down turning anything into a chalkboard, and magnetic too!  Thanks to my hubby for doing all the labor prep work, sand, prime and paint.  Then we got a piece of sheet metal cut to size. Primed the sheet metal then rolled on some good ole chalkboard paint. I may still distress it a bit to give it more of a shabby chic look and it will hang in the basement family room. Everyone loves them for doodling on and even writing a few love notes here and there.  I'm Thinking about selling a few of these on Craigs list so stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cakepop Fans

There's a new kid in town.  She's called Babycakes Cakepop maker.  If you love eating cakepops, but you don't want all the work of baking a cake, adding icing and rolling Cakepops, here's a new quick way, and they are just as sweet.  Well maybe not quite as sweet as you don't have to add the traditional icing.  You use any box cake mix.  I found that brownie box mix is the best.  With this cute little BabyCakes Cakepop maker, you can have 36 Cakeballs in less than 15 minutes.  Then all that left to do is the dipping.  Nice and easy..... Also whipped up some Red Lobster Cheddar cheese garlic balls, with this fun little baker. So many possibilities.

                               Some marshmallos. nuts and chocolate = Rocky road cakeballs

And then to change it up a bit.....Garlic cheddar cheese balls.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cakepop Littlest fan

My niece's Elizabeth attended one of my Cakepops101 Classes them summer.  She decided to put her new Cakepop talent to work for her son's Ashton's first birthday.  Ashton is now my littlest fan. These pictures of him eating one of her Cakepops are so cute, from beginning to end. I love each one of his expressions.  I think my favorite one is the black and white one with the color Cupcake pop. Adorable.

my favorite one.....
 These just about say it all....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Found a yummy 4th of July recipe on Half Baked the Cake blog.  Although I didn't have the tall shot glasses I did have some small desert cups for my Stars and Stripes Cheese cake desert. Simple and sweet, that's what I needed. First time working with Puff pastry so I wasn't quite sure how my stars would turn out, but not bad.  Topped them off with some chocolate dipped strawberries.  Just put on a pot of fresh coffee and we are good to go.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

First draft of Cakepops101 business card

Since I have been getting so many requests for a business card, I thought I better get busy designing something. Just wanted simple, with of course Cakepops101 on it, with contact information.  Let me know what you think so far.  Thanks for your feedback...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cakepops101 Summer Blog Giveaway!


So excited that Cakepops101 continues to grow it's facebook fans, now over 1000 following  going strong. Therefore to celebrate, I'm going to do a summer giveaway.  To be entered you must become a follower of my blog. Just leave a comment and your name will be entered into a drawing for a dozen Cakepops of your choice.  Random drawing on friday 6/17, so be sure to send your friends over also, the more the merrier!  Also leave a comment on facebook at Cakepops101 and be entered a second time....Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Another project crossed off the list---TWO Projects

We have been in Illinois at our little farm house going on our 4th week.  Each summer trip out we set a few goals of what we want to complete while there.  Two projects that topped our to do list, were facelift for the little laundry/mud room and add an island to our already beautiful country kitchen. Proud to say we have finished BOTH, with two days to spare.... One day left for general clean up around the property and one day for packing up the truck. Didn't buy anything....surprise so we should be taking back exactly what we brought.
I really enjoy making something look the best possible, so the laundry room was in need... It had orange viynl, bright orange, and a bright gold door leading out to the garage. The entire room 9x12 got primed and then painted, new floor and baseboards, new fan, and new electrical. Quite the under taking for such a small room. So happy with the outcome. So thankful to have a husband who jumps right in and helps with it all, and he can do it all beautifully.  This first picture is one half of a cabinet that hung on the wall.. yes my father hung it many many years ago, how do I know this. Well it had a total of 12, yes that was TWELVE lag bolts, I think a 300lb person could of hung from it with no problem.  It had to came down. Will build new shelving next trip out.

This is a picture of the VERY dated floor. Just got tired of looking at the color ORANGE, so yet it had to go also... new wood floor to replace. Pergo wears so well I love it.
                                                  No more bright yellow door, nice and cream.

 We will be building a little wall around the AC Unit so you don't have to stare at all the PVC coming out of it.....sorry dad I know you had a plan here.

My best remodeling partner EVER! I love that he dives right in to help me and we don't kill each other doing it. I'm very lucky!

I purchased this simple little hutch a few years back at Hobby Lobby. I'm going to paint it black, but that will have to be next trip I think.

The kitchen gets a new island.  When we had the kitchen remodeled a couple years ago, we ended up with two 36 base drawers that weren't quite square, so Menards just let us keep them, that was a BIG score, as they were $375 each.  I knew that I eventually wanted to make an island with the. Well it happened finally this trip.  Charlie, bolted the two of them together, heck remember we had 12 extra lag bolts we could use from my dads wall cabinet. Then I ordered a new counter top, (won't be in till after we leave) .  Then we had some left over beadboard, and since the cabinets had beadboard doors, this would be perfet to trim out the ends of our new island.  They were primed, then two coats of paint, and trimed out and new drawer pulls. Love it to pieces! Now there is a 38x50 working surface.  I now my dad has to be smiling down on this one. He loved to cook and I know he would be proud of what Charlie and I have done to improve what we can.. We have put our heart and souls into it. I'm blessed to be married to a man who understands what this really means to me.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Little Bit of Cakepop FUN

Having some fun with my BFF, Brenna, way past midnight.... She bought the cutest little canvas bag at Sam's Club to transport her little sweeties around.The new 38x50 kitchen island sure comes in handy when making Cakepops.