Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Girl Adorkable Cake Pops Contest!

I have a new love, a new show. It's New Girl on Fox!  I first saw a commercial for New Girl in May of last year while at a friend's house.  When I got home I searched for the commercial online so I could watch it again.  Hilarious!  I quickly friended the show on facebook and twitter and waited for it to air.  When it finally came time for the premier I was super excited and it did not disappoint!  New Girl is about Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel), who discovered her live-in boyfriend canoodling with another woman.  She needed a place to live, pronto, and found Winston (Lamorne Morris), Nick (Jake M. Johnson), and Schmidt (Max Greenfield).  The show follows Jess as she jumps back into singlehood and her adventures with the three handsome bachelors.  The thing I love the most about this show is how silly and dorky Jess' character is...I can relate!  Another thing, her wardrobe is just as cute as she is.   When I saw that Duncan Hines was doing a New Girl "Adorkable" cake pops contest I was in, and I knew what my inspiration was going to be...Jess' clothes!  Talk about right up my alley - I love New Girl and I love baking.  This contest was made for me!  :)

So here we go!  First, here's how I made the pops...

Recipe:
1 box Duncan Hines Cake Mix any flavor (and ingredients indicated on the box for baking)
1 can of Duncan Hines Frosting any flavor
Chocolate Candy Melts
Lollipop Sticks
Sprinkles or anything you'd like to use for decoration

First, bake your cake as directed on the box.   Cool it completely and have a large bowl, spatula, and the icing ready.

Then scoop the cake out of the pan and start to crumble it over the bowl with your hands. Crumble it until you get fine crumbs.  I do this in small amounts to make sure that I crumble every little bit.

Next scoop all of your icing out of the container and add to the cake crumbs.


Stir stir stir until the crumbs and icing are totally combined.  It should look like a dough.

Next, use your hands to shape the cake dough into any shape your little heart desires.  TIP:  If this gets too sticky, lightly dampen your hands with a little water.  Place your cake shapes on a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes or until the shapes are firm.

Melt your chocolate candy melts in the microwave 30 seconds at a time until they are smooth.  Stir between each 30 seconds.  I use sturdy plastic cups to eliminate cleanup, but make sure you don't get them too hot or they will melt!    TIP:  if your chocolate is too thick, add a tiny drizzle of vegetable oil and stir.  This should thin it out a bit.


Dip your stick into the chocolate about 1/4 inch.

Then insert the stick half way into your cake shape.  I used a round ball here.

Tilt the ball around in the chocolate until it is completely covered.

Flip vertically and allow the chocolate to set.  You can pop the stick down into a piece of styrofoam to let it firm up.  Add sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet to make em pretty!

And without further adieu, here are my entries into the cake pop contest!  Check out the videos to see them in action.  :)

First, Jess' dress that she wore in the pilot episode.  Super cute!!  The design on the dress was made by melting white chocolate in a plastic zip bag, snipping a tiny bit off of the bottom corner and squeezing the chocolate out onto the pop.


Next is Jess' starfish, um, lingerie?  The bra and undies were make by painting some wet chocolate over the dried pop and quickly shaking some blue and purple sprinkles over the wet chocolate.  The black starfish and straps are made with fondant.


This is inspired by the turkey costume that Jess wore in the Thanksgiving episode.  One of my favorites!  Mr. Turkey has candy corn making up his colorful plumage and beak, and a black fondant hat.



And finally, I just couldn't let the guys go unrepresented.  Here we have Schmidt's sexy Santa costume from the Christmas Episode.  This is made by first dipping the pop into the flesh color, then dipping the shorts in the red color and painting on the red and white trim after that.  The buttons and belt are black fondant with a gold belt buckle painted on with luster dust.


And here's the whole gang all together.  Adorkable!!!
Show photos and videos via 20th Century Fox Television

18 comments:

  1. Super cute stuff, Stacey! Love all the detail!

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  2. Please tell me these are preserved in an airtight heirloom container. No one should eat a work of art.

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    1. Hah, I can just imagine the mold cultures that I could grow! On second thought, eating them was a better idea. ;)

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    1. Not sure yet. They haven't released the winners. Any day now!

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  4. Love cake pops, but I've never gotten so fancy! I'm here from the Linky followers blog hop, hope you'll follow me back:)

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  5. New follower from LF Party Hop. I would love for you to stop by my page at http://grandmasamazingjourney.blogspot.com and follow as well.

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  6. These are too cute! I am trying to learn to bake...lol For some reason me and baking do not get along yet, but practice makes perfect, right?!? I am now following via LF from the hop...hope you get a chance to stop by My Road to Savings!

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  7. Wow...you are so creative! I love that show :) I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hello - I am your newest LF Follower from TheStuffofSuccess. Please follow back - thanks and have a terrific evening.

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  9. I LOVE this!! Love that show and your cake pops are awesome!!

    Found you through the blog hop. Can't wait to read more!!

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  10. Your blog is super fun! Found you on the blog hop and am now following you on Linky :-) I have a huge link party going on with 20 other co-hosts if you want to join.

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