Monday, March 21, 2011

Flower cake pops & Brunch

I feel as though I have fully embarked on my cake pop adventure now! This is the 5th time I've made them (for the other times see herehere and here) and I am just loving it. While this design is not in the Cake Pop Cookbook, I was having a brunch party at my house and wanted something springy without being Eastery (totally not a word but let's go with it) so I did some Googling and found this idea. Thankfully, since it is almost Easter, pastel candy corn was available. I used the candy corn for the pedals and a chewy sweet tart for the middle. The pop part was straightforward since I was just using white candy melts. I think they are cute and fun and they were a nice addition to the brunch....which I will talk about after the slew of cake pop pictures!

I never have events at my house with just friends any more. It seems that having kids puts a crimp in your partying, but I got some of my girls together on Saturday for a little brunch. We had mimosas and I made stuffed french toast, which was to die for. I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen site and the only thing I did differently was I used Challa bread instead of French bread. You see, here in NE, french bread is a baguette. I have yet to find loaves in a bakery that aren't Italian bread. I also wanted to make frittatas which, for a girl who doesn't eat eggs, is rather gutsy. I have a couple of friends with dietary restrictions and I wanted them to be able to enjoy too so I decided to make individual frittatas in a muffin tin! I prepared sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, peppers, and zucchini along with bacon, ham and cheese. I numbered a piece of paper that corresponded to the muffin tin spaces and had people write their names next to a number. They put in the tin whatever ingredients they wanted and then I poured the raw scrambled egg into each tin and baked them at 375 degrees for ~17 minutes. Apparently they were delicious, or so everyone said. Next time I will spray the muffin tin with cooking spray before I add the ingredients but luckily the tin was non-stick so they came out OK.
It was fun to have people over and talk and enjoy the nice day. Of course I took 3 whole pictures since I was in a rush to get the food out when everyone was arriving. I swear I might form a procrastinators support group...eventually. It was a nice day with my girls and it makes me look forward to spring (and continuing my cake pop obsession) even more!

17 comments:

  1. I'm loving the pops! They are gorgeous!

    I also love the wreath on your mantle!

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  2. Oh my! Those pops look great. I bet they were so good.

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  3. Sounds like a delicious time! I am so jealous!

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  4. Can I be your friend who gets invited over for cake pops and Fritattas? Please?? So glad it went well.

    Those cake pops are just SO awesome!

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  5. I know, I wanna be at that brunch too!! And I want to see more pictures of your house. Why didn't I realize you had a red living room??

    The cake pops are crazy cute!

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  6. Beautiful cake pops again. And I so wish I lived close and could have invited myself over for brunch :)

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  7. LOVING the cake pops! So beautiful. I'm doing brunch this Saturday... it's one of my most favorite "meals". :) I also like your idea about letting each person fill their own tin with filling. Such a good idea!

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  8. It sounds like you had an awesome brunch!
    I love the cake pops. Great job!

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  9. LOVE THESE!! Make sure I get an invite as well. Would love to join you ladies for some cake pop goodness.

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  10. so pretty! zora saw the picture and said "cupcakes...my eat thems?" sounds like a good time and the food sounds yummy.

    sooooo, is that a Christmas wreath over your mantle? if so, don't be embarrassed. i still have snowflake lights on the bush out front.

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