Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Ranch Part 3: "Can I get a picture with you?" and Cake POPS!

FYI: Pioneer Woman won the Best Webblog Award at the "Bloggies" this week!!!

the time had come to start making cake pops!! we were having such a blast and the excitement in the room was sky high!! we had just enough time to get pictures with Ree and Angie (aka Pioneer Woman and Bakerella...blog world superwomen!) 

me and Ree! :) could my smile be any bigger??! :)

me and Bakerella (Angie)!!...don't you love her hair!?! i wish my hair would do that!

me, Angie, and my momma!

me and Marlboro Man! (ps i know his really real name...but i'm not telling!!)

me, MM, and my momma!

...and now for the cake ball extravaganza!!

PW started us off by introducing Bakerella and we began by dividing up all of the yummy cakes they had made for us the day before... (btw do you see that awesome camera! total camera envy! i used my mom's Nikon for all of these pics..i'm still waiting for the right camera to come along so we can fall in love and make lots of pretty pictures together). 

p.s. you can visit Pioneer Woman or Bakerella's blogs to get the exact instructions for making cake pops!

i've got my tray...let's make some cake balls!

"rubbing" the cake to separate it...this is red velvet, but you can use any kind of cake...Bakerella suggests using boxed cake (she uses Duncan Hines)

oh my! crazy smile!! 

next you mix the icing into the cake...we used cream cheese icing (not whipped!)

mixing the icing and the cake together

once the cake and icing are mixed you have to roll them into little balls...it sounds much easier than it actually is (and it's REALLY messy!!)...most of mine ended up lumpy and square...i don't know exactly what i was doing wrong, but what you want ideally is small, uniform round balls

these are not ideal...

but i did my best!  now they're ready to go in the fridge so we can decorate 'em!


One of my favorite pictures of the day. Ree was such a great hostess...she was making us all yummy yummy coffee while we were going crazy decorating cake pops!! isn't she pretty!!


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post and share with us !! You did look like you were having an absolute ball--cake balls and all. You have a beautiful smile and photgraph beautifully.

    I have bookmarked your site----your little one is TOO cute for words.


  2. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading about the Cake pop party at PW's!

  3. I am insanely jealous of your visit with P-Dub. She is one of my idols!

    I can't even remember how I found your blog...a friend of a friend of a friend. Your little Noah is precious! Happy Easter!