"Where the Wild Things Are" Cake Pops

The first day of April is one of those I don't look forward to - April Fool's Day. Despite being full of (mostly good-natured) mischief myself, I still don't like a day dedicated to tricks. As frequent readers know by now, I much prefer treats to tricks.

On this day of deception, The University of Texas' School of Information hosted the Austin Edible Book Festival. It sounded like an April Fool's, but it was no joke.

Having attended a few years back, I was happy to see there would be another one. I was even happier to know that working on campus, I'd probably be able to attend, and maybe even enter.

Colin Walsh suggested Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. There's a reason I keep that guy around - he's brilliant!

I used Objects of Confection's signature red velvet cake balls to make Max, Moishe, Tzippy and Bernard.

Spike Jonze, eat your heart out.

The talented Aimee Wenske took these great pictures.

Fun WTWTA connection: Her boyfriend Josh was very popular Max for Halloween a few years back.

There were a few great entries and some rather strange ones. Next year, I might aim for something punnier.

The treats provided at the Festival also gave me the perfect excuse to eat Amy's Ice Cream for lunch. Mint Chip for the win.

An Important Day in Texas Longhorn Football

Longhorn Cake Pop
Longhorns and Football Cake Pops

Happy New Year blog readers. Can you believe it's 2010? Crazy stuff.

I made these cake pops to cheer on the Texas Longhorns in the BCS National Championship today.

Burnt Orange Cake Pops

I'll be watching tonight's game at the Alamo Drafthouse with fellow University of Texas alums and other Texas fans who weren't lucky enough to make it to Pasadena. Haha the Drafthouse site calls the Mack Brown the director of this "film.".I plan on getting there early so I don't have to sit in the front row. Movies are one of the only events in which front row tickets are terrible. Where will you be watching?

Stay tuned for a longer post on cake pops this weekend. Hook 'em.