One little Peanut I know turned 4 this week. Four. For real and she asked for a ladybug birthday cake. This auntie was so sad to be celebrating it from so far away and not making her cake this year. But my sweet little Peanut is heading this way in a couple of weeks and so sister came over for a cake pop fest and I practiced my ladybugs.
Sister made these ultra cute watermelon pops.
I've found that my favorite cake pops to make are the molded ones. They make take a little longer if you have a limited number of molds, but they require less precision, and looks so smooth and glassy when you all is finished.
Take these little cupcakes. You just use the little candy cup molds they sell at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, paint the candy melts into the mold, let harden in the fridge for about five minutes, and then press some cake pop mix into it. You round up the tops and then just dip the entire top half in another color candy melt. There's no shaping and little room for error. I like when something has minimal room for error.
And turns out lady bugs are just as easy. I used a round mold, and ended up with an entire ladybug family because of the different sizes.
On another front, I believe after a few months, this makes it official. Bubbye CO...
It was easy peasy. Just fourteen hours at the DMV and a bazillion dollars later, and I get to call myself a local now. Just so you are prepared if you plan on moving out this way, the DMV is hard core out here. I spent about 18 minutes ensuring that there was absolutely, positively no tilt in my head for my license photo. A state full of quite possibly the WORST drivers I have EVER seen (and I lived in NY!) and the NV Department of Motor Vehicles is standing firm in their crackdown on head tilts in photos. Welcome to Las Vegas.