Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

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Wizard of Oz Cake Pops by RoseBakes.com

Last night (very, very late last night) I finished up these Wizard of Oz Cake Pops.  When I posted them on Facebook, someone asked about pinning them, so I thought I’d throw together a quick post.

Let me start by saying, I’ve never seen the Wizard of Oz. (GASP!!!)  I know, I know…. HOW did that happen?  Well, I’m not really sure except to say that growing up, we weren’t really big movie watchers.

We watched TV – my Mama loves football and my Daddy is a news junkie – and there were TV shows we didn’t miss, but we didn’t watch many movies – especially old ones.  There’s a long list of other movies I’ve never seen that sometimes amazes people (and truly astounds my husband) … Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life… I could go on for days.

Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

Anywho… when I asked to do Wizard of Oz Cake Pops, I had to rely on Pinterest for inspiration and these are the 5 designs I came up with!  I really wish I had taken a photo of all of them… I made 20 of each design.. 100 in total!

They were all vanilla cake and I used Wilton Candy Melts for all of the dipping!  You can see How to Make Cake Pops here and I have a post up for dealing with the super thick candy melts and How to Thin Candy Melts for Dipping.

Ruby Red Dorothy Wizard of Oz Cake Pops
First up… the Dorothy Cake Pops.  These were inspired by the Ruby Red Shoes and her blue & white dress.  I dipped them in red candy melts, then sprinkled on red sparkling sugar, then used a dot of melted chocolate to glue on the tiny blue bows that I found on Etsy.

Yellow Brick Road Cake Pops Wizard of Oz

The Yellow Brick Road cake pops were easy-peasy… dipped in yellow Candy Melts, then sprinkled with Yellow Sparkling Sugar.

Tin Man Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

The Tin Man Cake pops were maybe my favorites?!  Or the Dorothy ones??  Not sure.  Either way – I dipped these in white candy melts, then sprayed them with Wilton Silver Color Mist, then blued on the Jumbo Red Hearts with a dot of chocolate.

Emerald City Wizard of Oz Cake Pops

For the Emerald City cake pops, I used yellow candy melts then added a some green candy coloring (I didn’t like the shade of green from the straight green candy melts… I wanted more “emerald” color) and then I used green sparkling sugar!  Note: you must use candy coloring – not regular gel coloring!!!

Witches Hat Cake Pops

And last… the Wicked Witch Hat Cake Pops.  I used these Nabisco Chocolate Wafers for the brim – dipped them in the black candy melts then let that dry.  Then I dipped the cone shaped cake pop in black candy melts and set it down on the wafer.

And that’s it… my interpretation of the Wizard of Oz Cake Pops (having never seen the movie ;) )!

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How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses on Cake: Thanksgiving Cake

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How to Make Two Colored Swirled Roses on Cake by RoseBakes.com

I posted this cake last Thanksgiving (within a day of making it) and as I was going through my cakes from last Fall, I realized I had snapped some pics of how I did the frosting to make it swirled with two colors.

HEY – if you don’t mind, would you PIN THIS?  Click here or hop down to the bottom image of this post!

Sometimes I worry that my tutorials are out-dated and everybody already knows what I’m about to share (like this one!), but usually, at least a few people end up benefiting from it, so I’m pressing forward anyway.. here’s How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses on Cake.

Before I get into that, let me show you a couple of other cakes where I’ve done this. They’re actually very similar, but I’m showing both anyway ;)

Teal & Purple Swirled Buttercream Roses Cake

This was done with teal and lavender and cream cheese frosting.  Read more about it here.

Purple and Teal Swirled Buttercream Roses Cake

This one had more purple than teal (at the customer’s request) and it was vanilla buttercream.  You can read more about it here.

Now, on to the Thanksgiving Cake.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 01

Start by mixing up two colors of frosting.  Before you ask, I can’t tell you how much of each to do (I always get that question), but I can tell you that the roses take more frosting than “normal” for whatever size cake you’re doing, so err on the side of caution and make a little more than you think you’ll need!

For this cake, I was asked to do a Thanksgiving sheet cake but not given any other requests.  I knew I wanted to do something with the Fall colors, so I had this idea to mix up the orange and brown for roses!

Oh, and it was a 9×13 white almond sour cream cake with vanilla almond frosting.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 02

Now, you’re going to need three frosting bags.  I prefer disposable for many of my jobs, and that’s what I used here:  (3) 12″ disposable piping bags.   Fill two of them with your frosting colors of choice. I prefer to not overfill – the’re hard to work with – and I like to tie them with a clip (these are my absolute favorites!!) or bag tie on the end.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 04

After they’re full and tied, snip off the ends (but not too much!!)

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 03

In the 3rd bag, put a Wilton 1M frosting tip.  I like to leave the bag as long as I can but still have the fill tip opening exposed.

How to Make Swirled Roses Cake 05

Now – here’s the tricky part.  Hold the bags of icing together, lining up the ends so that they go in the same, and sort of squish them flat and put them inside the 3rd bag.  It takes a little practice to get this right, but once you’ve figured it out, it gets easier!

Now, just pip on your roses – starting in the center and going out and around.  Amanda from I am Baker has the original video tutorial on piping the roses here.

Brown and Orange Buttercream Roses

I went all the way around the bottom of the cake with the first row of roses (making them the same height as the sheet cake), then I did the top row around the outer edge of the top of the cake…

Thanksgiving Cake Brown Orange Roses

Then I piped a border inside the roses to give the rectangle in the middle a nice edge to frame the words.  The words which I did not attempt to pipe… because I told ya – I can NOT do that!

Happy Thanksgiving on Cake

Instead, I used both my Funky Alphabet cutters and Block Tappit Cutters to do the wording and I piped a simple pumpkin off to the side.  See how I use Tappit Cutters here.

And that’s it!!  Do you have any questions about this cake or how to do the two-colored swirly roses?  Leave me a comment!!

Here are a few of the tools I used to make this cake:

How to Make Two-Colored Swirled Roses Cake

New Orleans Saints Birthday Cake

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Saints Cake

Do ya’ll remember me posting this New Orleans Saints Birthday Cake in the You CAN Freeze Fondant Cakes post?   Well I recently had a reader email me and ask if I could share some more details about this cake, so Deasha, here ya go!

This was an 8″ round vanilla cake filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream then covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.   The gold fondant was covered with Americolor Gold gel color and the black was Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant.

Saints Birthday Cake

I started by cutting out a large circle of black fondant for the top.  Then I added the stripes; I used my FMM Ribbon Cutter to cut two different widths, then laid the gold over the black and attached it with sugar glue.   I used my silicone pearl mold to do the black bead border.

I hand cut the jersey with an Xacto knife from black fondant, then used a fine point paint brush and Edible Gold Paint to add the number and letters to the jersey.  The football was cut with a Wilton football cookie cutter and I added the white details with my extruder.

I used a fleur de lis cookie cutter for the black fleur de lis, then laid it on white fondant and used an Xacto to cut out a background for it.  The letters were cut using my Fox Run Alphabet cutters.

And I think that’s it… all the details of my New Orleans Saints Birthday Cake.

Do you have any questions?  Leave me a comment!

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Here are a few of the tools I used:

If you’re looking for other ideas for New Orleans Saints Cakes… check out these previous posts of mine:

New Orleans Saints 18 Wheeler Truck Cake

New Orleans Saints 18 Wheeler Cake

New Orleans Saints Fleur De Lis Cupcake Display

New Orleans Saints Mini Cupcake Display

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