Popsicle Cake Pop Tutorial

August 27, 2014

It’s boiling hot in Nashville this week, which got us in the mood for a popsicle party!  It’s an easy party to throw, whether it’s for a birthday or just an end of summer bash.

I asked Ella at Ella Sugar Boutique to help out with an idea for the popsicle party, and she came up with an easy-to-follow diy tutorial for popsicle cake pops!  We’ll post more party inspiration ideas later this week, but I wanted to get you started with this adorable tutorial.  (Here’s how to find Ella on Facebook and Etsy.)

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To get started, you’ll need to make a basic cake pop recipe.  Make a cake from cake mix using the directions on the box.  Then, after it has cooled, crumble it in a bowl and add buttercream frosting until it is a doughy consistency.

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Ella did such an amazing job making these popsicles…they are a perfect match for our Swanky Press Popsicle Party Invitation!

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Fun Side Note:  Both Ella and I are engineers who have taken a creative turn.  We hit it off when we first met, but only later realized that we each have two very technical degrees Ella: software engineering and a masters in IT (from Harvard, no less); Me: nuclear engineering and a masters in environmental engineering.  We both took our technical backgrounds and ended up with creative careers.  I just love the tech+creative mashup, and can’t wait to work on more projects with Ella!


Creative Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

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Summer Party Ideas from Swanky Press

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Summer is one of my favorite party seasons – and it’s the time of year I need to decide on the party for my youngest child.  There are just so many fun summer themes to choose from:  tiki party, flamingos, share party, popsicles…you name it!  Here’s the roundup of the latest summer party designs from Swanky […]

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Mermaid Sign – Free Printable

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I thew a mermaid party for my youngest daughter, which you can read about in an earlier blog post, and I’ve gotten a ton of questions about the mermaid potion.  (And thousands of repins on Pinterest.)  You can read below how the game worked, how we made the potion, and most importantly, download the sign […]

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Pink Flamingo Pool Party Inspiration

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My 7 year old is busy planning her birthday party (she’s like her mom and loves all the details).  She has a few different ideas, so I’m putting together some party inspiration boards for her to choose between.  The party isn’t until late summer, so she has time to decide which theme she wants. The […]

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Free Kentucky Derby Chalkboard Sign

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The 140th Annual Kentucky Derby will be held on May 3rd, and we’ve been busy filling tons of Derby orders.  Our most popular design this year is a chalkboard style invitation, so I thought it would be fun to make a free printable to coordinate. This chalkboard style Kentucky Derby poster can be printed to […]

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Tractor Party Inspiration

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I live outside of Nashville, in a part of the county that has a lot of horses and beautiful farms.   Combine that with the fact I grew up in Nebraska, and a tractor party seems like perfect inspiration.  Be sure to follow my Tractor Inspiration Board on Pinterest - I’ll be adding fresh new ideas as […]

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Our Crazy Week

February 26, 2014

I’ve got a little glimpse behind the scenes for you this week.  The majority of our clients are moms, who are always busy and often shopping last minute for something they really meant to get ordered a few weeks ago.  We get it.  Here at Swanky Press, we are all moms, too.  So when you […]

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Gymnastics Party Inspiration

January 15, 2014

I have three kids, and at one point or another I’ve thrown each of them a gymnastics party.  Combine that with all of the gymnastics parties we’ve been invited to, and you have a very well-used party theme.  Typical gymnastics parties are either pink (for girls) or primary colors (for boys), so I decided to […]

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