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. 

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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!

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I experimented with red and blue luster dust.  The striped pop top reminds me of cotton candy, which, uh-oh, gives me another idea to try next time.

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I used aspic cutters, which I’ve never used on aspic, to make the tiny fondant star shapes.  They “glue” on the pop using piping gel or melted candy coating.

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I can’t wait until the 4th of July and our annual party and celebration!

Here’s a link to our party last year.

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And speaking of celebrations… this month is jammed packed for me…

College Boy 2 comes home tonight for the summer, Grad School Son 1 flies in Thursday to celebrate Father’s Day and my birthday (I’m sharing the day) topped off with dinner at The Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, which is my birthday gift request to have all of us together in this beautiful setting.

On Saturday,  we’re kicking off summer with our first outdoor movie night of the season.  Here’s a link to last summer’s movie night.

I’m also making more cookies for a corporate event, taking an intensive Photoshop class and photography location lighting class and plan on attending a couple Angel games.  Translation:  a little less time on the computer and out living life and enjoying family and friends more. 

As they say, when all is said and done, will you say “I wish I had spent more time at the office the computer?”

It’s summer!  Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re looking for the Best BBQ Burger for Father’s Day, it’s HERE!

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  1. I am obsessed with paper straws now, too – yours are amazing.

  2. I hear ya on the living life! I started break this week…poolside and some crafty things I have wanted to tackle including Lilly-fying my classroom rocking chair! I head to the beach very soon for over a month…unplugged! Yaaaaaay! Have a wonderful birthday with your men and a marvelous summer sweet lady!!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten…aka…Madame Spoiled

  3. Thank, Heather. They make everything a little more festive, don’t you think?

    Dear Mrs. K – The PO must have lost my invite to join you at the beach for a month!!! Oh, you lucky gal but with teaching, no one deserves it more! I love your chair being Lilly-fied! What a hoot!

    Thank you for the birthday greetings. I have to say, this number is a tad more painful. It is so middle-aged. lol! But it’s far better than the alternative. 🙂

    Have a wonderful vacay! xoxo

  4. Happy Birthday a little early. Never hurts to start the celebration when the idea happens!

  5. oh my gosh. you are so good. they are beautiful. happy happy summer sweet friend. xo

  6. woah, those cake pops looks sooooooo pretty! good job. i hope you have such a great weekend. 😀

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  7. Enjoy your birthday! What a great treat

    Love the cake pops!

  8. Wow they are gorgeous!Sounds perfect a little more living and less computer! I will wish you a happy happy birthday since you will be enjoying your boys and having too much fun! xo

  9. Thank you, Bronco Mom and Sheri! xoxo

    Hi Carrie and Leigh. The cake pops couln’t be easier. Thank you for the nice compliment. xoxo

    Kathy, do you feel that way too? The weather is so beautiful to sit inside and look at a screen. Does K’s cupcake store sell cake pops? xo xo

  10. Works of art! Love those. Montage is great. We usually go to Surf and Sand, or during the day Hotel Laguna for muscles. Love Laguna!

  11. Dear Mrs. -funny you should mention Surf and Sand because we went there last year for my birthday! Unfortunately, we would not go back again but the location of being on the sand can’t be beat. Definitely on my radar for cocktails to watch the sunset. I love the coast from Laguna up to Newport and drive it as often as I can. Thanks for the nice cookie comment. :). xoxo

  12. ❤ Wish I lived nearby….
    xo Cathy

  13. Me too, Cathy. Me too! xoxo

  14. The straws are sheer genius!!

  15. Hey Marilyn! How are you?? I find that my blog reading fell by the way side after I quit blogging. It looks like you’re doing great! Just wanted to drop by and say hello! Hope you’re having a great summer. We’re sweltering at 104 degrees today. :-). xoxo
    P.S. Your cookies, cake pops, etc. are must magnificent!

  16. Hello miss P101! Oh how I have missed my friend! I think go you so often and wonder how you are doing with your sweet grand baby girl. I hope you are happy and enjoying being a grandmother. Please keep in to touch. xoxo

  17. I am so envious of your baking skills! You are so talented and these cake pops look amazing! I love the idea of using paper straws as the sticks.