1 Betty Crocker cake mix (and ingredients called for on the box)
1 container vanilla frosting (or your favorite flavor) candy melts (white, black, red, yellow, green, blue) lollipop sticks white chocolate chips or white jumbo sprinkles (for eyes) black decorating gel or black edible ink pen (for black in eyes) black licorice foam block for drying and displaying cake pops
Directions: 1) Bake cake according to package directions. Let cool. 2) Once cake is cooled, crumble cake into a fine mixture using your hands. 3) Pour crumbled cake into a large bowl and mix in 3/4 of a container of vanilla frosting. 4) Mix with a spoon or your hands until thoroughly combined. Roll into desired shape bird. 5) Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip lollipop sticks in melted candy melts just slightly and push inside the cake ball. This helps secure the stick in the cake ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden. 6) Dip and coat hardened cake balls in candy melts and tap stick against the side of the bowl to shake off the excess. Push lollipop stick into the foam block to dry. 7) Once dry, decorate each bird. I cut yellow candy melts into triangles for the beaks of the birds. I cut orange candy melts for the orange eyebrows or you could use orange sprinkles. Cut the tip off the white chocolate chips so that they are flat and use for the eyes. Cut the black licorice for the wings and feathers of the birds. 8) For the pigs I used some melted green candy melts and made circles for the nose and ears on some parchment paper and let them harden in the fridge. Use the same technique for the top feather of the red bird and blue bird. 9) Use additional melted candy melts as glue to attach beak, eyebrows, eyes, and feathers. *You can use candy ink colors to tint white candy melts to the colors you need. 10) Let dry and enjoy!
You'll need one small box of jello for each color you want... so in this case, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. And one large tub of cool whip.
Prepare purple (or whatever color you want on the bottom) jello as directed, using the "quick chill" method, meaning add some ice. Pour jello into glasses, (or a 9'x13' baking dish sprayed lightly with cooking spray), reserving about 1/3 of the liquid jello. Put glasses, or dish in the refrigerator and chill for 15-30 minutes, or until slightly set. Mix about 1/3 cup of cool whip into the remaining purple jello. Pour the jello/cool whip mixture on top of the slightly set purple jello already in the glasses (or dish).
Repeat process for each color.
I've seen recipes that use sour cream, or yogurt in place of the cool whip, so feel free to do that if it saves you a trip to the store =)
Once set, top with some additional cool whip and sprinkles if desired.
Some of you probably already know that our "Red Cup Club"~ Bev, Marla and Teri love to do service projects...... and we want to make you our next one!!
Teri and Marla are the decorators and I'm a cheerleader~ We have gotten so into doing "re-do's" in other words...... If you have a room you want redone....we're your girls. We take the stuff you already have and redo the room you request. We're called......... "MAKE ROOM FOR...BEVMART" (bev, marla and Teri)
So, here are the rules: Leave us a comment and a brief reason why you need your room redone
We'll put all your names in a hat and draw the winner. We'll have our drawing Friday, June 10th and we'll announce the winner here on my blog!~
So, come on, leave a comment~you know you want to! This is going to be FUN!!
Here's a few pictures of Marla's guest room we just finished~