My Take Tuesday: Cakeberries

First I need to go a little Fan Girl over the Edible Crafts section of CraftGossip.com. The editor Meaghan posts some of the most awesome food projects ever. I must have similar taste to her because I love all the projects she features. She is also the author of a cookie book, Cookie Sensations, which I think is so awesome. Meaghan featured these Chocolate dipped "cakeberries" from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe and I knew I must make them.

Essentially they are cake-pops formed into strawberries and dipped to look like a strawberry. I have never made a cake-pop before, so why not start out with a bang. Go big or go home, that's my motto!

I deviated from the original a little bit:
  • I used Strawberry cake and icing. The red velvet looks more like a strawberry but I liked the idea of keeping strawberry flavor.
  • I used airheads for the strawberry tops. I only had two green airheads for 25 cake pops, so some of them were lacking in that department. I need to bite the bullet and get some fondant skills!
  • I couldn't find my food coloring so I tried to tint the toothpicks with gel writing frosting. Kind of a fail, it was sorta tinted green but the gel stuff never really hardens.
  • One box of cake mix made 25 strawberries. Some of my strawberries were really big, so I could say 30-32 is probably an appropriate number to count on.
Here are mine looking all delicious on the tray.

I found these cute treat boxes at the Dollar store back in January so I put his teacher's treats in them. I love the little window. My only regret is only buying two. The rest of my boxes didn't have a fun little window. I took the cardstock my son stamped and made them a backing for his teacher valentines. All his hard work didn't have to go to waste!

I took them to 6 different people. I snagged one from my Mom when I delivered hers. They were pretty tasty. I think I am hooked on cake-pops now!


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31 comments:

  1. Oh Lord, those are adorable!!!! :)

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  2. I will tell you as a recipient of these gorgeous treats, they taste even better than they look! DELICIOUS!!! Thanks Ashley!!

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  3. Oh and Ashley, if you make them again keep the airhead topping! That was the perfect bit of sour to the sweet. I loved it! I personally hate the taste of fondant unless it's flavored just right so I think it would have made them too rich. The airhead was perfect! (I was wondering what it was, I thought fruit roll up at first but it seemed thicker!) Loved it!

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  4. Jacqui just said everything I wanted to say. They were insanely delicious!!!!! Thanks Ashley!! And please feel free to give me more whenever you want!

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  5. Oh my, that's fantastic! I also joined Lil LUna's link party (right next to you). I had no idea those weren't real strawberries until I looked at your post! Very creative!
    Jen
    Scissors & SPatulas

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  6. mmm! These look fabulous! They're so pretty and almost to nice to eat...but not quite! YUM!

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  7. Fantastic work! I was just notified about this post and so happy you decided to try my cakeberries, they came out great! Check out more of our edible craft tutorials at: http://blog.dollhousebakeshoppe.com/p/sweet-creations-index.html

    PS Don't forget to enter your photo for a chance to WIN special discounts & prizes, and be featured as a Dollhouse Bake Shoppe: DOLL STAR™ OF THE MONTH!
    To enter, email the following information to: dollstar@dollhousebakeshoppe.com

    1. Photo(s) of your creation
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  8. Oh these are so sweet!! In more ways than one :) I hope you'll come and link up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2011/02/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay_15.html

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  9. Those are SO cute! Those would be awesome to bring to a party, you would get so many ooohs and ahhhs! Thanks for joining Idea Sharin' Wednesday!

    Jill
    womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/
    http://twitter.com/itsakeeperblog
    http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

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  11. I love it! They look so realistic and delicious. I bet they were well received and gobbled up in no time.

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  12. These are so cool looking! I love it!

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  13. Genius!!! You need to e-mail this to Bakerella herself.

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  14. These look delectable!!! Please check out the party I host every Friday... we would love to have your projects linked up! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-make-your-blog.html

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  15. What....YUMMMMMM! these look to good to make for anyone else...I'd have the whole lot eaten in 5 min!

    Would love you to share at my food fight!

    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2011/02/food-fight-friday-dukka-dunk.html

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  16. Love these!!! I am so saving these for Strawberry Shortcake party! Thanks for sharing! I love cake pops, once you start you can't stop!

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  17. how creative and wonderful v-day gift. found you on hodgepodge friday. Come visit and follow back if you get a chance.

    http://stayingclosetohome.blogspot.com

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  18. Those are so much fun and yummy looking! Thanks for sharing and linking up! :)

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  19. those look so fancy and delish!

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  20. They look so sweet and tasty. What a wonderful idea to give as gifts. Love this, thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a great gift idea! -- Hollie

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  22. I am a Huge fan of cake pops and look for any reason to make them. I LOVE the look of these and how you presented them. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. They look fantastic! Not sure what air heads are though!
    Found you on Sumo's SS, now following! :)

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  24. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  25. Those look sooo delish! WOW you did an amazing job with them! I just want to keep staring at the pictures! haha :)

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  26. Yum! I bet those would be a hit in my house! How fun!
    Thanks for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  27. WOW I love it, how darling and clever! I love strawberries and this is really a fun take on them. I'll be featuring you tomorrow on A Crafty Soiree, thanks for linking up!

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  28. ok seriously, you rock! I am in love with this!!! Right now it's strawberry season, and the Strawberry Festival starts in 9 days. I am SO going to make these!!! Thank you

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  29. They are beautiful, and what a clever idea! Love them. I featured you today on my snack round up :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/02/bite-sized-treat-round-up.html

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