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

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.

Angry Birds Game Cake Pops

Photos by Tina Phan

Finally, Rovio Angry Birds inspired cake pops from kathyphantastic and Objects of Confection.

These aren't our first iPhone inspired creations, but they are our first iPhone/iPad game-based cake pops.

This blue angry bird looks tired, sad, AND just a little angry.

Unfortunately, some of these cracked. I think if the redhead wanted to look like one of the characters, he could become the pig. I'd need to start calling him the red mustache.

How would Words With Friends look as cake pops? I'm thinking inferior ("inferior" is ≥ 11 points).

What's your favorite phone game? Snake? Brick Breaker? Do you want to see it as a cake pop?

Obviously, I take after the blue Angry Bird.

Lady Gaga Cake Pop

A few weeks ago, I gave you cake pop rock-stars (KISS cake pops).

Today, I bring you a cake pop pop-star: Lady Gaga cake pop with lightning bolt from the Just Dance video.

This cake pop-star garnered a brief mention in the Austin Post.

Should I make a series of Lady Gaga-inspired cake pops? What do you think?

Cake pop design by kathyphantastic
Cake by Objects of Confection
Photo by Tina Phan

Box Full of Kitties

Photos by Tina Phan

Objects of Confection and I packed this box full of cake pops for an excited Hello Kitty lover in Round Rock.

What flavor is inside those cute little Hello Kitty cake pop heads, might you ask? Objects of Confection's chocolate cake balls. Mmmm...cute covered chocolate.

Oh, you haven't gotten enough of the Hello Kitty cake pops? There's more:

Sharon Loves This' Bachelorette Party
Austin Bakes for Japan - Sanrio Cake Pops
Austin Bakes for Japan Movie

Gene Simmons & Friends - KISS Cake Pops

 

These KISS cake pops Rock and Roll All Night and party every day.

They also partied hard in this phantastic cake pop article by Michelle Savage-Pena in the Austin Post.

See the resemblance?

We've got the Starchild and the Demon

The Space Man & The Cat Man

Don't worry, Gene Simmons cake pops aren't nearly as chauvinistic as the real thing.

*Digital shout out to Scott Thomas (@Scott_Leighton) for passing along cake pop recommendations.

**A baker's dozen digital shout outs to Objects of Confection for making the delicious chocolate cake ball cores.