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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ready To POP

One of the ladies at our church is having a baby in June, and so we wanted to throw her a baby shower.  I love planning events, so even though I'd never even been to a baby shower- let alone hosted one, I decided this was something I wanted to do.
We went with the theme "Ready to POP".  This left for a lot of creativity when it came to the food.  We had cake pops, pop corn cake, pink pop and poppable cucumber sandwiches.

A sweet friend of mine gave me the chocolate melter from babycakes.  While it did a good job keeping the chocolate warm, I had to actually melt the chocolate in the microwave.  But I very much appreciated it.

I bought marked down Easter sprinkles from Aldi- perfect baby shower colors

Pink vanilla flavored Candy Wafers from  Hobby Lobby.


Baby colors sprinkles
I used strawberry Pilsberry cake mix.  If you would like to see my post on making cake pops, please visit cake-obsession-continues-cake-pops.html.

THEN, through pinterest I found this recipe for pop corn cake.  It's made just like a rice crispy bar.  I also found these new dark chocolate raspberry (pink) M&Ms, pretzels and Market Pantry microwave pop corn.

First, you pop 2 bags of pop corn,  then you add 2 cups of M&Ms and  1 1/2 cup broken pretzels.

Then I melted one (10.5 oz) bag of mini marshmallows with 1 cup of butter.

It said to wait a minute or two, so it wouldn't melt the chocolate, which I did, but it still melted. :(  So maybe wait a little more.  Then poor over dry ingredients, stir together, and press into bunts pan.

Let sit for an hour, take out and... VOILA!!!


And these are the yummy strawberry cake pops.

How cute is that!? :)