Foodie Friday: Cake Pops and Bakerella
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For this Foodie Friday, we’re talking all things Cake Pops!
Cake Pops are a full blown trend, present in cupcake shops and even on the menu of Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world. If you’re wondering what led to this delicious overnight sensation… read on!
You can’t talk about Cake Pops without mentioning Bakerella.com, and the incredible creator Angie Dudley. Angie took some time to answer a few questions we had about how she turned an activity she loved into a trend. She was kind enough to also share her cherished moments along the way and her all-time favorite cake pop designs!
Angie is as sweet as a cake pop – and we thank her for taking the time to chat with us!
How it began
“I started making cake pops in the beginning of 2008 and they quickly became popular around the internet. By the middle of that year I was on the Martha Stewart show to demonstrate how to make them. I just continued to create new designs to feature on the blog,” Angie told us.
She continues, “Before 2008 I had never seen a cake pop. Now, just about every cupcake shop I go in to also makes them. But I think what has made them so popular is how easy they are to create and how you can take all the basic concepts and use your creativity to come up with your own designs at home. The possibilities are endless”.
Angie’s favorite cake pop designs
Angie says her creative inspiration comes from “a desire to put a smile on someone’s face”. Her favorite cake pop designs include robots, spring chicks, owls, clowns and cupcake pops. She shares, “Cake pops just have a way of putting smiles on peoples’ faces. The people that make them the first time realize what they are able to create and the people that see them for the first time are blown away”.
Her new book
Angie recently published her book called “Cake Pops”, which features recipes and decorating tips for more than 40 cake pops. When we asked her, what’s the most rewarding moment in the process of making her new book, she responded, “The most rewarding moment has absolutely been every time I met someone on the Book Tour. Knowing someone enjoyed the book and hearing their stories… It’s something I will always cherish”.
Cake Pops made by Craftster members
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Thanks to Craftster members RunJanisRun, SlyBetty and kmb007 for sharing their sweet treats with us. You can check out more cake pops on Craftster, and, join KittyKill in the kitchen to learn how to make your own cake pops! Make sure to share your creations with us on our cooking board.