A few months ago, on an unusually stormy and humid afternoon in June, I had a cake order due for a pool party themed birthday party. Samantha was turning ten and she was having a big party to celebrate. Unfortunately, the weather kept the sun at bay but who needs the sun when you have a cake pop cake like this?
Instead of using plain white sugar as the backdrop for the cake pops, I wanted something vibrant and hopefully edible. I was wondering around the grocery store and wandered into the bulk department, looking for inspiration and saw these: Sixlets candies! These were perfect!
I purchased a shallow metal pink tray, lined it with a piece of Styrofoam, and covered it with two layers of tissue paper. Because I knew it would be difficult to get the completed cake pops through the tissue paper, I thought ahead. I used a lollipop stick sharped with a pencil sharpener to poke holes through the paper and the Styrofoam. Then, before placing the cake pops, I put my boyfriend's daughter to work creating a single layer of candies in concentric circles in the bottom of the tray, separated by color. She was a big help!
While she was busy, I got to work making the cake balls. For something a little different and to keep with the bright and colorful beachy theme, I went with a "tie dye" two color pop and used two colors of cake.
I used the "Solly" the sun from Hoobynoo World as my inspiration. Don't you just love him? I just couldn't help but smile every time I looked at his little face! I made him from fondant and placed him on top of five flattened cake pops I placed close together to make a platform.
As you can see, the birthday girl just loved her sunshine cake pop cake. It was a big hit and the sunniest rainy birthday ever.