Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day Cake Pops

Today a teenage friend of mine, and fellow blogger, is providing us with a Valentine's themed recipe, something special to celebrate your love for your family. Although I've known Grace Johnson's dad since before I was married (waaay back in the early 80s), I didn't get to meet Grace until about 2005. That is because Grace's mom and dad were missionaries in the Philippines and my husband and I were missionaries in South America.

Grace was born in the Philippines and lived there until she was 8. One of the risks of missionary life is sickness and part of the Johnson family got sick enough that they believed it was wise to move back to the states.

The Johnsons have lived in California since then and her parents work fulltime in the local church I grew up in. Two years ago Grace got to go with her Dad on a visit back to the land of her birth. Now she's a 9th grader in the Johnson Home School. To learn more about Grace go to her blog or my interview with her.

Start thinking Valentines with Grace's yummy
 Valentine's Day Cake Pops!

What you'll need:
  • 1 Betty Crocker cake mix (and the ingredients called for on the box)
  • 1 container of vanilla frosting (or your favorite flavor!)
  • 1 Package of red candy melts (This is typically found at a craft store such as Michael's)
  • Sprinkles! (Red,White, Pink, etc.)
  • lollipop sticks
  • foam block for drying and displaying cake pops.
To read the directions, go to Grace's blog! And then take a look around at the other recipes that she has tested and posted.

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Coming Up in This Blog: Be sure to be back to read these topics coming up!
February 5 -- The Pre-Dinner Meltdown: a post to pass along to the man in your life!
February 8 -- Chocolate Turtle Cake -- flavors of chocolate, caramel, and nuts baked together!


  1. How very creative! Who doesn't want a cake pop?

  2. Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this there!

  3. Thank you for linking up and hope to see you next week. I now have a button for my blog hop. You can find it on the right hand side of my blog. So excited that you joined me!

  4. Thanks for linking up your cake pop! They look yummy. Hope your having a great week. Theresa @

  5. Happy Friday.
    I'm your newest follower from the hop.
    I also have a hop going on right now would be great if you stop by and link up your blog.
    Have a nice day.



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