Thursday, January 31, 2013

How to Make a Pretty Cake Pop Gift Container + A Giveaway


Sorry, no Cake Pop Tutorial today. I'm trying to get some new ideas and I'd love your help! 
So far, people have suggested the following Cake Pop tutorial ideas:
Princess / Disney Princess
Dinos
Cupcakes
Sea /Ocean / Starfish themed
Dachshund dogs
Clemson Tigers
Zoo Animals / Noah's Arc 
Roblox (I had to Google that one)
Book themed (not sure if it's a BOOK, or pops based on a book)
Edible Glitter Cake Pops 

I think I have my work cut out for me... I've got lots of planning to do...

If you have anymore suggestions, please enter my 5,000 Facebook Fan Giveaway and let me know!



In the meantime, if you are planning on making cake pops as a gift for someone, here's how I've been making my cake pop containers.

You will need:
Cake Pops
Shredded paper - Ugly and Pretty
Small Tin Buckets - found at Target
Rug Hooking Canvas - found at the craft stores and online (See link below)
Scissors


Put the ugly shredded paper into the metal bucket. My ugly shredded paper is right from my paper shredder. Yep, they are my shredded bills and documents.  
Fill up the bucket. The weight of the pops will squish it down. You can always add more/less as needed.


Next, take the Rug Hooking Canvas and cut out a square that is larger than the top of the tin. The canvas is marked and I cut out a square on the blue lines. It's about 4 x 4 inches.
Cut in from the corners, but not all the way to the center, creating triangles.
Take two opposite sides and tuck them into the tin surrounding the shredded paper. 
Tuck in the other two sides and push down approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the buckets height.


Now you can add your cake pops. 
These cake pops are on 6 inch sticks. If they were taller, I'd use a taller bucket.
Also, these buckets are small, so I generally only add 6 cake pops. You can get a dozen into the bucket, but it's a tight fit and you can't "see" each cake pop.

The canvas holes are large enough to get standard lollipop sticks through. The thicker cookie pop sticks won't work. 
The shredded paper on the inside will stabilize the cake pop so that it doesn't have to rest on the edge of the bucket.


Finally, add the PRETTY shredded paper to cover and decorate.
Just a word of caution - These bucket are TOP HEAVY! They will easily topple over. 
If you want more weight on the bottom to prevent this, you can add some marbles, sand, sugar, etc. and cover with the shredded paper and canvas.

I know a lot of people use floral foam or Styrofoam, but, for me, that costs lots of money and I hate green fuzz at the end of my sicks!


I hope this helps ya!

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