If you haven't heard of Bakerella, get ready for a dessert-changing experience.
I've been a loyal follower of Bakerella – aka Angie Dudley – over the past few years and am always wowed at her work. She's a master of all things miniature, especially desserts. But when she started to create mini cupcakes, cake balls and characters on popsicle sticks, I nearly died and went to candy melt heaven. Think mini wedding cakes, mini snowmen, mini graduation caps, mini Muppets. If you can make it and put it on a stick, Bakerella has thought of it. Here are about 1/100th of her creations:
All Photos Courtesy of Bakerella.com
Mini Wedding Cakes Pops (an actual proposal, in fact!)
Sheep Pops for Easter!
That said, you can imagine my unbridled joy upon discovering she will soon be releasing a BOOK detailing over 40 recipes for her "pop" creations. It's entitled Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks and Recipes For More Than 40 Irresistible Treats. I cannot wait to get this book. I'm already making the cupcake pops for a friend's baby shower – it's a boy! – and hope they turn out half as cute the Queen "B"akerella herself!
If you're interested in getting her book, you can do so at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Chronicle Books. Just know you're going to need to clean out a giant cupboard somewhere in your kitchen to dedicate to your pop tools: candy melts, popsicle sticks, food colorings, frostings, edible markers, etc. It's like arts & crafts in the kitchen...what could be better?