Tiny Prints Announcements and USC Cake Pops

I’m very excited, thrilled, elated, to begin a collaboration with Tiny Prints today!


When Tiny Prints contacted me to write guest posts on their Tiny Prints blog featuring my entertaining ideas and treats, I couldn’t believe it!  Since graduation season is upon us (and for my son too), we paired their USC graduation announcements with my USC Cake Pops.  They just seemed to be a match made in heaven by Tommy Trojan himself.

USC cake pops

We have more guest posts planned for summer entertaining that I can’t wait to share!

Tiny Prints first came to my attention when I received a baby shower invitation and was inspired to create  baby elephant cookie party favors from the design on their invitation for my great-nephew’s pending arrival .

I’d love it if you would visit the TP blog and say hello.  There are many other variations available of graduation announcements, collegiate and generic, which reminds me I’ve got to start planning son2’s graduation bash.  It just sneaks up all of the sudden.  These four years have flown by, I can’t believe it.  I started this blog when he was a senior in high school!

On the home front, I’ve finally recovered from all the entertaining festivities in April and I’m back in the kitchen making some special cookie favors for an intimate engagement party in Newport  Beach for this weekend, fraternity cookies for the parents’ weekend winery tour and for the summer Tiny Prints posts.   I’ll be sharing it all with you as soon as the last ribbon is tied.

To all the wonderful mothers, enjoy your special day this weekend.  We rock!



DIY Collegiate Cake Pops Tutorials Baking & Decorating

4th of July Cake Pops

This has been quite a busy collegiate cake pop month.  I’ve just finished another order for USC Cake Pops and while I was decorating for the Spirit of Troy, my mind wandered to the 4th of July with patriotic fervor.  I made these cake pops very simple – fondant stars sprinkled with Disco Dust and luster dust brushed over the dipped pop.  I cannot get enough of using paper straws for the sticks.  I love, love, love this look! I… [Read More]

Collegiate (USC) Cake Pops … Traveler Rides Again!

Yesterday I was too pooped to (cake) pop because… … last Wednesday, I received an email asking if I could make 80 USC cake pops for a surprise 50th wedding anniversary this past weekend.  The couple met while both attending USC where he was a Beta, and she, a Theta.  Being a hopeless romantic and an alum myself, I said, “Fight On!”, which in USC-speak meant, “Yes”! I experimented with different cake batter recipes before totally delving in.  I wanted… [Read More]

USC Collegiate Cake Pops

  I love tailgate parties and cake pops are a perfect treat to bring along. I guess it’s pretty obvious where my allegiance lies.   There are so many recipes and instructions for cake pops on other blogs and websites and of course there is the Queen of all Cake Pops, Angie at Bakerella so I’ll just show you what I came up with for my decorations.   I made my pops a little larger so I could have a… [Read More]