All of us here at WhoopieCookie were born in the 80s and it feels like everyone is turning 30 this year (yikes! 30!). Over the weekend I went to yet another 30th birthday party. In honor of the decade of her birth, Gaby’s theme was appropriately 80s!
I put together some cake pops for the party. How do cake pops go 80s? Pop Rocks!
I used Funfetti cake and Rainbow Chip frosting for the cake balls. I tried to dye the candy coating a lime green, but that was a little bit of a disaster. In the end I had to add so much additional almond bark to get it smooth again, that the color was super diluted anyways. Oh well! Once coated, I sprinkled Watermelon Pop Rocks on top.
I wrapped them with clear plastic and some neon moshi tape. I think the combination of the pop rocks with the neon colors like totally screams 80s.
As far as the flavor goes, the pop rocks were like a party in your mouth, I would definately recommend this combo and would make them again…oh wait! I did make them again like 2 days later! Like for sure!
Happy Birthday Gaby!
I’ve been to Twentynine Palms more times than I can count. I remember the first time I experienced this off-beat town. You drive into town and before you know it, you’ve driven out of town. It’s a small place that is home to a big Marine base. It also has hidden jem restaurants, quaint shops, antique stores and small art galleries. My favorite part are the murals painted along side many of the buildings… these are a few… ENJOY!
A Welcome Home
The Desert Trail
Marines in Combat
A Flash Flood
A desert landscape
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!!
Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day Weekend! We are spending ours in the desert. We thought about making a trip to Joshua Tree, but we couldn’t get the kids away from the pool! I went into town with my in-laws and we drove past some Joshua Trees… does that count?
Since being here, we have been for a walk, been in the pool, had a BBQ, saw a jack rabbit, saw some lizards…it’s been an eventful day!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Back to the grind for me on Monday!
With two young boys, we go through apple juice like its water. So we started buying it 96 oz. at a time. Yes, 96 oz.
Santa Cruz Organic Apple Juice 96 oz.
Of course, we recycle (and up cycle wherever possible). So once the kids had gone through an entire bottle, the giant jug would sit on the counter until one of us brought it outside to be sorted for recycling. Staring at the empty jug, I really began to notice its shape and how it was reminiscent of a vintage Clorox bottle or maybe a classic gallon milk bottle or maybe a carafe intended for moonshine!
So, since I’ve been painting just everything else in the recycling bin, I thought why not this too.
I went to Wal-Mart and purchased a can of Rust-Oleum Hammered Finish Paint in Brown.
The hammered finish helps to give it some more weight and texture so that it is almost unrecognizable as a glass jar.
I’m happy to re-use anything I can and that is especially true when I can transform it into something beautiful and unexpected. What do you think? Is there anything that maybe you could give a second life to by taking a second glance at its potential?
Lately, I’ve seen bunting just about everywhere: as party decorations, on blankets, on cakes…
Its adorable and festive.
I used this tutorial via Design Mom to create bunting to add a little something special to a couple of gifts.
We repotted this Sunflower sprout to brighten a neighbor’s day. The bunting personalizes it and does double duty as a card.
I used bunting again for a birthday bouquet of Dulce de Leche Cake Pops.
Next time I make a cake I am definitely going to add some bunting. For me at least, its way easier than trying to write a message out of piped frosting!