Saturday, January 5, 2013

Interplanetary



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Here's the weekend challenge.  As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust.  Here's a diagram.

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Give us 33 words from it.  Interpret the prompt however you wish--literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between. 

Here goes...


Interplanetary

Interplanetary Cake Pops

Once
you're through
the crunchy,
colorful sprinkles
embedded
in the
shiny royal icing--
and
through
the soft,
fluffy
strawberry-flavored
cake--
you will taste
a Mama's Love
in the 
core
of these 
cake pops.


Cake Pops Decorating Station


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At one of our holiday gatherings, we had a cake pop decorating station for the kids.  Because everything is better with sprinkles.  But since the waffle-like mold that made these cake balls failed to make them perfectly round, and some had a ring around the cake balls, they really looked like planets after they were frosted with colorful royal icing.  While the kiddos enjoyed the decorating, Mama's proudest about the fact that they liked to eat the pre-decorated plain cake pops rather than the artificially colored, sugary ones.  But this activity made for some fun times and a few nice photos!




40 comments:

  1. I'm mad about cake pops because if that outer crunch then creamy middle (I really love a chocolate one). And everything is better with sprinkles! So fun!

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    1. Thanks, Gina! Chocolate and sprinkles rule!

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  2. awww, man . . . now I want cake, too! :)

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    1. Come on by for some Saturn and Jupiter cake (pops), Barbara!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I'm glad you stopped by!

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  4. Yummy-like "a Mama's love"-so sweet!:-)

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    1. Thanks, Atreyee! It's amazing how sugary things just *look* yummy, isn't it?

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  5. These do look delicious. My girls have been begging me to get a cake pop maker. I was contemplating getting the baking sheets one instead of the machine!

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    1. Susi, this was my first try. One method from a book tells us to bake cake, crumble cake, and mix in frosting to roll in to balls with hands, then coat with frosting. That seemed too sweet, so I tried this machine (was a gift). It was fun, but the cake is yummy just by itself. Does make for a fun project, though!

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  6. I really like this take on the prompt! well done.

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    1. Thanks, Bo! It didn't know what to do with this prompt until I saw my own picture from Instagram! (Hehe).

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  7. What a great idea - on the prompt and the cake pops. I've noted it for future fun. My niece would love this. I like the structure of the poem - and Mama's love.

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! The decorating was fun--you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you desire! I'm sure your niece would love it! :)

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  8. Everyone loves a Mama's love.......and cake!

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    1. Thanks, Tom! I think the kiddos loved them both! :)

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  9. Nice interpretation of the prompt! The cake pop decorating sounds like a blast. It also made me cringe, 'cause it makes me think of 2 years ago when a neighbor had a cookie decorating party for the neighborhood kids (they were new to the area and it was a great way to have their son 'meet' everyone.) Well, my kids were the only ones with frosting smeared all over their shirts. Not just little swipes, either...TONS of it. It was so embarrassing!

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    1. Haha, Janna! But I bet your kids had SO MUCH FUN! I used very thin royal icing, so it was more drippy than smeary. I've done cookie decorating stations, too, and I think this is definitely less complicated. And thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Scriptor! And for stopping by! :)

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  11. Cake pops... mama love at its best.

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    1. Mama love finally boarded the cake pop train--better late than never? Thanks, Tara! :)

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  12. Dude, seriously...now I want cake ;__; Love this so much!

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    1. The prompt inevitably took me to sweets and food. What does that say about me? :) Thanks, Draug!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It definitely was fun--for the kiddos! :)

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  14. This was a really clever take on this prompt. The picture is really delicious looking. :) Great writing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mel! The kiddos get all the credit in the decorating department. It was fun writing to this prompt. :)

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  15. What a clever and delicious prompt response!

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    *munch munch*

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    1. Thanks, lovethebadguy! I hope you enjoyed them! ;)

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  16. I love that photo! And the great take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks so much, Renee! It's been really wonderful to see what different takes on the prompts there are! Now, back to reading the entries...

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  17. Oh, fantastic! What a great story to along with your response the prompt! Sandra, I always love how your life colors your posts. You are such a pleasure to read.

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  18. What a nice compliment, Christine! I think I going to sleep tonight smiling because of your words. Thank you, and right back atcha!

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  19. Sandra, this is a great take on the prompt! Love the bit "you will taste a Mama's Love" - fantastic! A more serious issue your post raises for me is that I have never had a cake pop... I don't know how that happened, but I guess I had better rectify it!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! Congratulations on the win this week! I do hope you will have some cake pops soon--just so you can say you've had it. They are good in small quantities, IMO. :)

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  20. Well, here is just one more thing I apparently have been missing out on! (and what is it about the earth's structure that inspired so much FOOD!?!)

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    1. Yes, Kymm, that's where my brain went eventually with this prompt! It's all about the gooey center, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. OH, what a lovely activity. Of course, Sprinkles make everything tasty and pretty - for a child, that is. And your response to the prompt is just perfect. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Imelda, for your lovely comment. And no, I'm not fond of cleaning up the sprinkles, either! .

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