Cake Ball Display

Decorating By mombabytiger Updated 16 Sep 2010 , 11:41am by deMuralist

mombabytiger Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:20pm
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I am doing a breakfast buffet next month and although I've never made cake pops, I'd like to include them just because they look cool. (I hope).

If anyone else has served these, how do you do it? I know they need to be stuck in something, but what? Styrofoam seems kinda cheesy, but I guess it could be dressed up in some way?

What say you, fine minds?

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FlourPots Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:36pm
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They sell the coolest little stands now: http://www.cakepopstand.com/default.php

Click on "products" to see the colored ones.

jewels710 Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:59pm
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Is there going to be a theme to the breakfast that you could do instead of what I am going to suggest below? (Same idea, different theme).

If not, how about this...make your cake balls to look like eggs...all white with a yellow fondant "yolk" on top, then go ahead and go the styrofaom route make it a half dome, attach it to a larger cake board and cover it in white fondant that extends out farther than the stryofaom onto the cake board and make the edges wavy and not a perfect cut circle to look like a sunnny side up egg...add the yellow fondant yolk and you have an "egg" foam base to stick your egg cake pops in.

Another thought, can you make your cake pops out of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing? They would go along perfectly with breakfast.

leily Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by FlourPots

They sell the coolest little stands now: http://www.cakepopstand.com/default.php

Click on "products" to see the colored ones.




This looks like a stand to hold suckers, they've just used the name Cake pop on it now icon_smile.gif May want to look for other sucker stands though. There are some that are like a moon shape, others that would hold the sucker out at a 45 degree angle.

Are you or anyone in your house good with power tools? You could take a 2"x2" or 4"x4" peice of wood and drill holes in it at a 45 degree angle to hold the sticks of the pops.

FlourPots Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 1:18pm
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So they can't hold cake pops??

kristanashley Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 4:45pm
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Wilton makes a couple of stands that are cute

kristanashley Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 4:47pm
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http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/lollipop-stand-how-to
I found this too - It's styrofoam - but cute!

leily Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by FlourPots

So they can't hold cake pops??




That's not what i mean at all. Just that someone took an existing item and put a new name on it. It's happened over the years with many of things. I just thought it was funny.

FlourPots Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 5:18pm
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Aha...I see what you mean now icon_redface.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 5:25pm
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If you can't find anything, or don't want to buy anything, you can place them upside down in a simple white tray. Most food stylists do it that way. If not, maybe you can also find ideas here.

http://www.thecakeblog.com/
http://blog.amyatlas.com/2010/09/guest-dessert-feature-5/
http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/

Sometimes they just use styrofoam that's been nicely decorated with ribbons, other times just a nice white tray.

johnson6ofus Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 1:27am
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I'm with drilling holes in 2x4. ($2 for 8 feet). Can cut it up and make several smaller pieces, can cut at an agle and make wedges... anything. And resuable (not like foam).

A 2by 4 at 96 inches and two rows of holes holds 192 icon_eek.gif pops


LOVE the eggs pops idea thumbs_up.gif cute...

mombabytiger Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 11:26am
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Thanks everyone! Some great ideas here. I knew I could count on you!

deMuralist Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 11:41am
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I have put them on tiers of dummys to look like cake and on tree shaped styro for christmas (I used toothpicks, but lollipop sticks would work too)

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