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Sunday, December 18, 2011

'Tis the Season

Jolly old St. Nicholas

For Santa cake pops!  We were so excited to get an order for Santas and Snowmen.  We already had the snowmen down pat (though Kat is itching to try a variation on the Charlie theme... pics to come!), so we devoted ourselves to the Santa pops.  What to do for the fur on his hat?  We considered mini marshmallows, tufted up candy melts, and snow sugar crystals.  We decided on non-pariels.  I like the way they turned out, don't you?

So Cal Santa!

Next was the decision on his facial features.  We bought some candy eyes, but they didn't seem to be right for his "look" (pardon the pun).  So we experimented with a couple of different painted-on versions instead. First was the sunglasses.  He looks very Hollywood, ha ha.  We wanted him to look more grandfatherly, though, so we tried something else.  The result is the photo at the top of this post.

Evolution of a Santa pop.... but not in the right order.

Here is a shot with all three Santa versions.  The guy on the far right was our first attempt.... kinda scary looking with those beady eyes, no?  

All packed up and ready to go!

So here is our client's finished order!  All the Charlies have red ribbon scarves, which you can't see very well 'cause of the red tissue paper in the box.  

Now we're going to make a whole bunch more Santa and Snowman pops as Christmas gifts for our family and friends.  :)

Happy Sunday,