In Appreciation

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teacher appreciation cake pops

To say Thanks to the teachers at my kids school this year, the parents put together a little end of the year “Appreciation” pot luck for them. And since I do not cook, I only had one option. Cake pops!

Ever since I tasted Terri‘s cake pops, I’ve been a little obsessed, to say the least, with all things cake pops. I even have a Bakerella book that I’ve studied within an inch of it’s life, although it hasn’t helped my technique.

Anyway, to match the color scheme of the luncheon (using leftover crepe paper streamers from our last school event), I purchased supplies in yellow, orange and red. Two sand buckets from the .50 cent bin at Michaels and some green floral foam bricks were the base of my cake pop centerpiece. Just trim the bricks to fit using a regular kitchen knife, leave them a little bit big for the bucket and really push them in so they are nice and snug. Use rice to fill up the rest of the bucket and to cover up the foam.

I followed the directions in the cookbook from Bakerella, and used 3 different length lollipop sticks to vary the height in my centerpiece.

I also made the cake pops with out sticks in them (technically cakeballs) and put them on square paper plates. Add a little print/cut/party magic, and these super cute little flags and signs hit my “thank you” message home.

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