Cake Pops at Cupcakes and Cocktails Bake A Wish Event

I am designing two dozen Austin, Texas themed cake pops for Austin Food Bloggers Alliance's Cupcakes and Cocktails event benefiting Bake A Wish. Bake A Wish is a non-profit providing birthday cakes for children in need. Tickets for Wednesday's event are available online for $35.

My fancy cake pops will in the silent auction and will be made with chocolate cake balls from Objects of Confection. There may be a few other flavors here and there.  Be there and bid high. ;)

Jessica Forkner from Objects of Confection will be participating in the Cupcakes and Cocktails Challenge in which she will be baking up cocktail-inspired cupcakes and facing off against some of Austin's most talented bakers including Sugar Mama's Bakeshop and Amity Bakery (she distributes my fave almond croissants to La Boite). Man is this going to be tasty.

Cupcakes and Cocktails
Wednesday, July 27, 2012
6:00 - 9:00pm
AT&T Conference Center, Tejas Room

Find out more on the Cupcakes and Cocktails Facebook event

Students of the World Professional Cake Pops

photo by Tina Phan

My friend Danielle is one of the busiest people I know. She's into fashion, fitness, e-commerce, advertising, and social media. She's just a general go-getter. Now she's got to get going to Jacmel, Haiti to film a documentary about Jean Baptiste Dessaix Music School.

Danielle and her Students of The World Professional team are a mix of filmmaking, producing, fundraising, and photography professionals.

photo by Steve Moakley

 

photo by Steve Moakley

I designed some Students of the World logo cake pops for their SOW Pro on the Patio fundraising event held on Launch787's patio.

photo by Steve Moakley

Look closely and you can see a donor chomping on a SOW Pro cake pop full of Objects of Confection's signature red velvet. He looks pretty content. I wasn't able to attend the event, but I heard the pops went fast.

Lucky guy.

photo by Tina Phan

Find out more about the trip and the team on the SOW Pro website, their Facebook page, and blog.

Donate to Danielle or her entire team on their Rally page.

I'm so proud of you, Danielle! You are amazing.

Mother's Day Love and Mom Cake Pops

photos by Tina Phan

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Hope you're being extra kind to your mamas today. They did give birth to you, after all.

Earlier this week, kathyphantastic and Objects of Confection were invited to be part of the Tribeza magazine Mother's Day Shop Hop Event by Eliza Page Jewelry and Accessories! A few stores in Austin's 2nd Street District stayed open late for shoppers to pamper their mamas with spa treatments, makeovers, and of course, yummy treats.


Honored to be part of the event, I whipped up some "Mom" and "Love" lettered cake pops in girly pink and red for shoppers to munch on. Objects of Confection served several platters of cake balls in their signature red velvet, lemon, and Italian creme.

Lil Phan and I didn't get our mom treats this year. She's over cake pops and was never really into them to begin with. (I know!) Mommy Phan emailed us just before midnight, telling me and lil Phan that she'd already opened her gift and loved it. Opening Mother's Day presents before Mother's Day...isn't that cheating?

What'd you get your mom? Was it something sweet that rhymes with bake mops?

Bride and Groom Cake Ball Wedding Cake Topper

photos by Aimee Wenske

kathyphantastic and Objects of Confection were recently commissioned for a cake ball wedding cake topper (and subsequent wedding cake - the ceramic wedding cake is just for show)


The cake ball bride and groom turned out so cute, we've decided to add them to our wedding dessert offerings.

We'll customize the wedding dress and suit or tux to match the bride and groom. Pearls, rhinestones, fascinators, bow ties, boutonnières, we'll make it happen.

And if the sweet couple would like to be joined by a pet or three, we'll do that, too. We could even add a zoo.

Here's the newly-hitched husband and wife with their little cake ball pug.

We're happy to work with brides-to-be and grooms-to-be.

We'd love to make some more groom toppers.

cake toppers and styling by kathyphantastic
cake balls by Objects of Confection
photos by Aimee Wenske

Sweet Relief Bake Sale for Bastrop

In an effort to raise money to help Central Texas Fire victims, the ladies of the Community Renaissance Bakery Collective joined whisks to bake for the Central Texas chapter of the American Red Cross. Sweet Relief Bake Sale was part of the city-wide Austin Bakes for Bastrop event the following weekend.


Sweet Relief Bake Sale included baked goods from Objects of Confection, Sugar Tooth Bakery, Sugar Pop Sweet Shop, and a small contribution from kathyphantastic (in collaboration with Objects of Confection). It was quite the spread.

We sold cake balls and Central Texas cake pops by the handfuls.

I wrapped chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

The cookie sandwiches themselves were a handful.

Of course, there were cupcakes a-plenty of the regular and vegan sort.

We sold platters of mini peanut butter pies for Mikey (and Bastrop). More about A Pie for Mikey at Eatocracy.

Cupcake-eating baby Molly stopped by to visit. I may have created a mini cupcake eating monster.

Before

After

We were so glad to help Bastrop by doing what we love. Community Renaissance Bakery helped raise $1,335.95(!) out of the total $12,500, coming in at fourth place among all the bake sale sites. Thank you, Austin.

photos by Tina Phan

Kidney Donor Cake Pops

In December of 2010, a close friend of mine was ready to give his mother the ultimate gift, that of life, with one of his kidneys. in honor of Alex' love and sacrifice I created these kidney cake pops. These pops were honoring the incredible bravery, courage, and dedication of person who I made (mostly good-natured) fun of on a daily basis and diamond sweaters for once.

Unfortunately, on the day of the scheduled surgery, doctors declared Alex's kidney was no longer a match. His mom's medication had complicated the situation, and her body would no longer accept his kidney.

I've been saving this post for over a yearwaiting, hoping things would turn out and Alex's mom would find a match. Now, after reading Bakerella's post about her year and receiving a kidney transplant (and the inspiring comments afterward), I decided to finally release mine.

Alex's mom is still on dialysis and is currently on a waiting list, hoping for a match. If he could have, Alex would have saved the day, sometimes, these things are beyond our control. I continue to keep his mom in my thoughts.

photos by Tina Phan

Valentine's Day Cake Pop Featured on Cupcakes Take The Cake

This just in from my friend Michelle from Foodie is the New Forty: kathyphantastic Love cake pop was featured on Cupcakes Take The Cake! Umm...I've kinda been obsessed with that blog for years. Big news in the world of kathyphantastic.

The kathyphantastic love cake pop was one among 10 Valentine's Day cake pops by food bloggers. One of my goals for the year was to get featured on Cupcakes Take The Cake. Maybe I can try to be featured twice?

via cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com photo by Michelle Cheng

I sent Michelle a Valentine's and Chinese New Year cake pop package the other year when I made my first batch of Love pops. This was a year when Lunar New Year and Valentine's fell within a week of each other. Being a food blogger, Michelle ate and blogged about it. I'm not sure in which order. I think ate then blogged.

Here's the post on Foodie is the New Forty and my original post on Valentine's cake pops and the kathyphantastic/Objects of Confection Valentine's cake pop class.

Thanks so much for featuring us! I'm so psyched.

Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Cake Pops

Wow. Thanksgiving has already passed, and I haven't even finished eating all of my (post-)Halloween (clearance sale) candy. I also hadn't posted these Halloween Cake Pops. I'm feeling quite Charlie Brown today.

In the midst of these Christmas and holiday craft show posts, I thought I should throw in a cake pop post. A belated Halloween pop post still counts especially if those cake pops are made with Objects of Confection's cake balls.

Here they are: Frankenstein pops.

Technically, this is a Monster cake pop and not a Dr. Frankenstein cake pop, but you get the idea. Bride of Frankenstein still plays herself in cake pop land.

Which do you like better? Big eyes or little eyes? Making those unibrows were definitely my favorite part.

This is the first time a cake pop cracking has worked in my favor. Maybe I should specialize in horror cake pops? Maybe not.

Dia de los Muertos Skull Cake Pops

photo by Tina Phan

With Halloween being only two weeks away, kathyphantastic and Objects of Confection have been baking up (and decorating) some spooky cake pops and cake balls.

First, we brought you Halloween Hello Kitty inspired cake pops and now we have Mexican sugar skull inspired cake pops for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Look for these Día de Los Muertos skull cake pops (and fall pumpkin pops) at the Austin Chocolate Festival today and tomorrow October 15-16 at Objects of Confection's booth.

 

Halloween Hello Kitty Cake Pops at Austin Chocolate Festival

photo by Tina Phan

Hello there, friends!

It's been a long time since I've updated. Things have been less than Phantastic at times, and extremely hectic all the time.

I'm back, and I've brought you treats—Halloween Hello Kitty inspired cake pops to be exact.

Objects of Confection and kathyphantastic have teamed up for some cute chocolate creations at Austin Chocolate Festival this weekend, October 15-16. Look for them at Objects of Confection's booth.

What flavor is Hello Kitty? Chocolate, of course.