When I saw the rainbow sour candy in the store, I just knew I had to use it somehow for St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold. I’d seen it done already online, but I couldn’t figure out what that person used for the ‘gold’. So, headed to Michael’s to see what they had. I bought some yellow sugar sprinkles, and some yellow sugar pearls, but wasn’t confident that they would pull off the look I had in my head. And then I saw it, in the checkout lane, there it was… GOLD!!!! Gold Mine Nugget Bubble Gum to be exact. I was so giddy, I couldn’t stop telling the cashier how happy I was.
I decided to try each different option to see which one really came out best. Of course, the gold nuggets looked the best:
So I did the rest of the pops with the gold nuggets. I’ll be taking them to work tomorrow to enter them in a sweets contest. Here’s hoping I win something.
I thought for a while what kind of cake balls or cake pops I would make for St. Patrick’s Day. I wanted something more than just cake balls colored green, or topped with green/white sprinkles or four leaf clovers. Everyone seemed to be doing that. While browsing the internet, looking for some inspiration, I found a cute little drawing of a leprechaun. THAT’S what I wanted to do! Trying to figure out how to pull this off, I used Bakerella’s Snowman Cake Pop creation as the basis for my Leprechauns.
I only made these 5 leprechauns as they were a real chore to make. The hats were SO heavy, it was hard to get them to “glue” to the top of the heads. Attaching the cotton candy beards to the heads was a sticky situation at best.
After about an hour, the beards pretty much disintigrated and/or fell off! I should have seen that coming, but I sure did have a good giggle about it. I wonder what else I could have used for the beards instead that would not fall apart or disappear? Do you have any suggestions? Leave me a comment if you’ve got any suggestions on how I could improve the leprechauns for next time.