Movember

We hope everyone is having a successful Movember! To celebrate your awesome staches, we would like to share a few of ours with you.

We were able to be a part of this adorable Little Man 1st birthday party!

Sweet little man Luke’s mom went all out with the decorations. We just absolutely love the drinks station filled with root “beer” and le”man”ade. We hope he had a great party! The mustache party hats were so cute that we’ll probably make some of our own just to wear around the bakery.

Back in August when Nintendo came to Austin for their WiiU launched, they had ordered some cakepops, cookies, and of course, some chocolate mustaches. We had a blast making these for their 3 day launch event. We hope everyone pranced around and jumped up and down looking like Mario and Luigi with these staches.

The chocolate mustaches were so much fun that we couldn’t just stop with Mario’s mustache. We had a few others we were playing with as well.

Here are a few friends of Sweet Pop with their mustaches.

If you could have a mustache, which style of stache would you want?

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Super Sweet Pop!

We love superheroes around here! We have invisible capes that we wear when we’re in the kitchen popping away just in case you were ever curious. This post is in honor of our favorite superheroes. My real life super hero, my mom, found this piggy bank and got it for me. Isn’t it cute? I have a collection of Target piggy banks and this one is my favorite one yet. Guess what’s on the cape?

You guessed it! “SP”! Super Sweet Pop! How awesome is that?

Here is a mini collection of some of the superhero themed parties we’ve done. Hold on to your capes!

*edit: The picture doesn’t show it but this cake had a big yellow cape on the back. I’m sure this cake flew off their plates at this party.

Isn’t this little one super cute? He was so excited about his cake and cakepops that he wanted to bite into right away. His sweet mom stopped him before he did so we could take this picture. Cakepop SAVED!

Since today is opening day of the Dark Knight, we will have a few pictures of our Batman cakepops soon so check back!

Be SUPER and save the world today!

~KPG

Free Cakepop Giveaway!!

Hi Sweeties! Have you always wanted to try a cake pop from Sweet Pop? Here’s your chance for FREE!

We’re doing a FREE CAKEPOP giveaway redeemable at the Peached Tortilla. Go to MunchOnMe.com to claim your free cakepop and then go to the Peached Tortilla to get it with your redemption code! Sounds pretty awesome, huh? It’s because it is.

Step one: Claim your dish here: http://munchonme.com/dish/262

Step two: Find this truck (thepeachedtortilla.com) Looks like this

Step three: Eat this!

Simple as One, Two, Sweet!

Promo ends Sunday, Oct 16. Get yours now!

Post on here if you claimed one so we can do more promos in the future!

Scandalous sweets (warning mature content!)

(This post isn’t intended to offend anyone. It’s more for a lighthearted laugh so we apologize if we offend you in any way)

I have way too much fun decorating cookies. I think I have just as much fun eating them too. Here are some cookies that I made for a bachelorette party. The ladies who attended the party had a boudoir photoshoot so they wanted something to go along with the theme. What else to go along with the theme than corset cookies?

The bachelorette had red cowboy boots so there had to be some boots too! Aren’t these cute?

Here are some in pink.

A couple months ago I got a phone call from this gentleman asking for a “boob cake”.  My friends can be comedic at times so I thought it could possibly be one of them but I continued the conversation with this gentleman. It was truly a new client that was really wondering if it was something I do. To tell you the truth, I never really thought that I would do these types of sweets. It never really crossed my mind whether or not I would or wouldn’t but they’re only sweets right? People get a good laugh from them and enjoy the cake. I thought, why not?

This cake turned out better than I had expected! All of “Billy’s” coworkers got a kick out of the cake. I hope he had a great birthday!

Not less than a week after the first cake, I got an order for these birthday cupcakes! How funny.

It always makes me smile when people have fun with sweets!

All of these orders received lots of smiles and laughs. Everyone had (too much) fun with them as well as enjoyed eating them and to tell you the truth, that’s what really matters and what really makes me happy.

Sweets the new sports fuel

Ok maybe sweets aren’t the BEST energy snacks but they’re a pretty good motivation to play hard! If you know me, I’ve been playing flag football since I was in high school which is rare for a girl. I have a love for football almost as big as my love for sweets themselves, that’s HUGE by the way. I play on a couple different adult teams around town to keep me active throughout the year. My coed team was struggling one game this season and I felt the team morale was a little low. To give them a pick-me-up I told them I would bring out some cupcakes to the next game and that everyone had to earn their share. That game we all played really well and we WON! I think that was one of the most fun games we played all season. Everyone earned their cupcakes that game.

We were so happy for our W and our cupcakes of course. Sweets make everything better, at least I think so.

For the playoffs this season, everyone deserved a good dose of Sweet Pops for playing so well. Since the team name is “Touchdown My Pants” I made these cake pops.

The ones that I made shaped into footballs didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to so I ended up just putting football laces on the regular ones.

Thanks for the thumbs up Jimmy!

While we were enjoying our sweets, one of our team mascots wanted a bite too. She is too cute and I bet she really wishes her tongue was longer so she could reach that cakepop. Sorry Prada, no chocolate for you! I’ll try to bring you out some carob doggie pops next time.

I also play on a women’s team in the city league. I can’t tell you how cool these ladies are. On and off the field they are pretty stellar. Women who love football MUST love sweets too, right? Right.

This is our mascot. Isn’t she cute? She approves too.

With the end of the football season I had to find something else to keep in shape until the next season. I decided it was time that I became a triathlete. How hard could that be? I like swimming. I like biking. I like running. Oh man was I in for a treat! For the first couple of weeks my body hated me. My motto is: As long as you exercise, you can eat what you want.  That translates into I can eat as much sweets as I want as long as I’m able to work it off and throw in some healthy stuff too. Well, I can tell you that it makes it a lot harder when training for a triathlon so with all of the training, I have to stay away from eating too many cupcakes. For being a baker, it’s been really hard to say the least. I’ve traded my sweets for energy gels, which are pretty tasty!

The triathlon is coming up in a couple of weeks…eeek! I will be running in the Danskin Triathlon! My motivation for the training is that I get to eat nice big chocolate cake when I’m done. YAYYY! Wish me luck because I sure will need it.

What kind of sweets get you motivated to get out and exercise?

Crawfish for a Cause

What’s better than spending the afternoon eating crawfish? Eating crawfish for a good cause! Every year on the east side of town there is a crawfish boil called the Eastside Boil that my friends, the Mr., and I attend. It all started off as a few neighbors wanting to have a boil and it has grown into a big multi-yard party. Every year they have sponsors for the party to raise money for their charity of choice. This year their charity was the Eastside Community Connection, a UT student-run nonprofit that offers food pantry services and adult education programs to lower-income residents of East Austin. The ESB had a clothing drive, tshirt sales, and of course crawfish galore. The party is open to everyone and entry is by donation. Those who couldn’t make it to the party this year were able to donate to the ECC online.

This was their 10th year throwing the party and the tshirt said “We’ve been coming to the same party for 10 years and in no way is that depressing” Aren’t the little crawfish adorable? I wish I had abs like that.

When the ESB does crawfish, they’re serious about it. They bought 1000lbs of crawfish for the party along with potatoes, corn, artichokes, mushrooms, etc. You just read that right. ONE THOUSAND pounds of crawfish! They don’t joke around.

Since it was their 10th year, they decided to go all out with the bells and whistles. When I say whistles, I really mean an ice sculpture to chill your beverages. How “cool” is that? They also had a “10” pinata as well as a Miss Crawfish contest. I forgot to mention that they also had double digit kegs too! They really know how to throw a party for charity.

We can’t call it a day unless we convert a few people to Sweet Pop. Here’s Dat our new self appointed flavor creator. After he tried the red velvet cakepop he came up with so many flavor combinations that we are so excited to try in the future! We’ll keep you posted as we try his unique flavor choices.

Hope the Mr. and the KPG will see you at next year’s boil!

Bake sale!

photo by Nathan Russell Photography

One afternoon I got this facebook link from a friend of mine, Linda. It said “you should do this” and it all began from there. I read up on the Austin Bakes website about what was going on. The Austin community was going to participate in a nationwide bake sale to raise money for relief in Japan.  As soon as I read that, I said “where do I sign up?” 23 cities in the US participated and held a bakesale in their cities on April 2.  Read more here!

I love most of those things too. Agreed that everyone needs a lil sugar sometimes…maybe all the time.

Well on April 2 AustinBakes was able to secure 5 locations around the city and over 100 volunteers to help out. How cool is that? Bakeries, bakers, volunteers, even pets came together to make this possible. Most of the locations were open from 10-2 with the exception of one that was open until 5pm. At the end of the day, we were proud to say that we were able to raise over $11,500! now that’s AWESOME!!

photo by Nathan Russell Photography

We donated to AmeriCares who currently is overseas taking care of our friends hit by the tragedies. If you would like to donate to them, click here.

We were stationed downtown Austin at the Wolf Gang Bakery.

Here was our table before it became overflowing with sweets. Can you imagine that we had double the amount of sweets to be sold than in this picture?  Gemma and Shelley did a wonderful job setting up the tables.

Austin Bakes had a little contest going between all of the locations so we were tweeting how much we had raised. We definitely could not have pulled off this event without the help of social media. Thanks for everyone who followed the event and followed Austin Bakes.

There were so many good looking treats that I can’t possibly post all of the pictures but here’s a picture of my favorite! These cookies were so adorable and expressed exactly what everyone at the event felt. We wanted to show our love in the only way we knew how and that was through our baked goods made with love. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true, at least for me. I put my heart into everything that’s Sweet Pop and I hope that someone gets a smile from them even if it’s just a picture we post.

Here are some of our sweets that we made, Japanese inspired of course:

photo by Red Fly Photography

You can’t have Japan without Domo-kun cupcakes!

My friend Sherbear was giving me her best Domo-kun face. I loved it! Thanks for supporting 😀

photo by Red Fly Photography

We had two kinds of cakepops at the sale. These were inspired by the Japan flag. The rising sun cakepops were our Devil’s Food and the rising “heart” cakepop was Velvety Red with love.

We didn’t forget about Hello Kitty. She had to make an appearance at the sale and she was a HIT.

Green Tea Cupcakes

We also made some green tea cupcakes. These were amazing! Not only did the cherry blossoms turn out really cute but the green tea was just perfect. I liked this flavor so much that I decided to add this flavor to my regular menu 🙂

KPG got to meet so many sweet people at the event. Please feel free to check out their blogs and follow them on Twitter! Sorry if I left someone out but this was TEAM DOWNTOWN!

Jane-  http://atasteofkoko.com/

Julie Boolie- http://www.julieeboolietran.blogspot.com/

Shelley- http://franishnonspeaker.com/

Kathryn- http://austingastronomist.com/

Sarah- http://thesmartkitchenblog.com/

Gemma- http://curiousconfections.com/

Nina- http://www.dailysalt.org/

We’re in the NEWS!

So sorry that I haven’t posted about the Austin Bakes bakesale yet. Let me tell you that it was a wonderful event to be at. I met so many awesome people within the baking and Austin community that just wanted to make a difference and we were all doing it together. It was really sweet!

To hold you over until I can get all of my pictures together for it, I’ll leave you with the two news specials on us. You can see our really cute Japan flag cakepops as well as a short interview with the KPG. I have to admit that my wording during the interview COULD have been better but I was on a slight sugar high all day.

KVUE

http://www.kvue.com/v/?i=119118309

KUT

Torrie Hardcastle from KUT was so nice! She took great pictures as well.

Festivals Galore!

These last couple of weeks have been filled with fun fun festivities. We were lucky enough to be at the Kite Festival with our favorite taco truck, the Peached Tortilla! It was a beautiful day out for kite flying no doubt as well as eating tacos.

Despite the copious amounts of people at the festival and the many people who wanted tacos, TPT was able to keep the lines moving with barely any wait times. This made everyone full and happy, which you should be when you’re out flying kites all day.

Here are a couple of Sweet Pop’s fans enjoying their Velvety Red Cakepops.  They were super sweet and promised me they would return to get more which I definitely think they will.

KPG met so many awesome people/pets at the festival.  This little one was one of my favorites. He has a mohawk! I know it’s hard to tell but he’s shaved on the sides. WAY too cute not to post.

Amongst the kite flying crowd was my #1 fan. She was so excited that day to fly her kite, but only after eating a cakepop of course. The look in her eyes when the kites were up just made me feel like I was 3 again and being amazed that my dad was able to get our homemade kites to stay in the air. It was like magic and I know in her eyes she felt the same magical feeling.

My camera didn’t really do the festival justice but here was just a small section of the sky filled with kites ranging from Buzz Lightyear to an octopus to kites flying smaller kites! It was absolutely a sight to see. I hope to see you there next year with your kite in hand!

Another smaller event here in Austin that happens yearly was a festival called SXSW.  If you didn’t know, I’m saying that with a bit of sarcasm because for the week, the streets were filled with people from all over the country and even the world! They were there to see films, take workshops, listen to music, and to take the city in. I was lucky enough to be able to attend a couple events during the festival.

Thank you Blue October for entertaining me and the Mr. while we stuffed our faces with corn dogs, fries, and great tasting aquas frescas!

TPT (The Peached Tortilla) catered one of Rachel Ray’s Parties at the Big Red Sun. Tacos were flying off the truck and here Rachel is sneaking in a picture with the owner of the truck, Eric.

Thank you to Rachel Ray for throwing a fun party filled with a lot of music and great people! I hope she liked KPG’s box of Chocolate and Velvety Red Cakepops. I know her husband John had a taste of them after a long day of playing at SXSW.

In the madness of it all the KPG also made some basketball cakepops to celebrate the Madness that is in March. Cross your fingers that my bracket wins in the pool this year!

We’re HERE and ready for your reading pleasure!

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce myself as what my friends call me the KPG (CakePopGirl – Cake spelled with a K because it’s the cool thing to do). Here you’ll find different things I’m up to, experimental desserts, desserts we make for our clients, etc. We’ll also give away things from time to time so watch out for that.

First of all I would like to let you know that you can always find us at one of these awesome locations below.

The Peached Tortilla truck is one of our favorite places to get tacos and it should be yours too! Visit them at http://www.thepeachedtortilla.com to see where their truck is at so you can track them down.

You might find them by spotting my #1 fan.  You’ll always see her with a big smile on her face when she has a cakepop in hand. This one is the Bananas Foster cakepop. She loves it.

As you can see you”ll probably always see them with a line because people just flock to them for their Banh Mi Sliders and their awesome fries!

Just look for our sign on the side of the truck!

You can also find us around the campus area at a little bike called the Good Bike. The guys are really cool and they sell coffee out of a bike! How cool is that? Check them out at http://www.goodbikecoffee.com for their hours.

If I were you, I would stop by and grab a cup of their Cuban Coffee with one of our cake pops. The Birthday cake pop goes well with almost all of their coffees.

 

KPG Out!