Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Spooky Sneak Peek


I'm probably jumping the gun a bit, because it's not even Labor Day yet, but I couldn't pass up a chance to give you a sneak
peek at our new Halloween collection.

We previously had the Mummy, Monster, Black Cat and Jack-O=Lantern, but have now added the Ghost and a Candy Corn.

Our new Halloween pack will be available online in October.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Half Price Sale

Because my guilt has gotten the best of me. Well, guilt is not the right word, more like neglect. Ok, not really neglect.....anyway......

On Monday, August 8th, 2011 The Cake Pop Company will be having guessed it! A half price sale!

Now what does guilt and neglect have to do with a sale? When we opened our storefront back in February, the focus of our company shifted, without me really intending it to. Our focus was on the storefront and becoming a retail presence in good ol' Springfield MO. While we still appreciate our loyal "out of town" followers, the specials that we have ran lately have all been geared to driving people into our store. Which is why I feel a little guilty and neglectful. Well then, how do we right this horrible wrong, you ask? We have a half price sale for our "out of town" customers. We would have done this sooner, but with the current heat wave we can't ship Ground, which is what the majority of our customers would like. Check out the details and rules below to see how we're going to work around this problem.

If you have questions, feel free to post them here, on Facebook or send us an email. (you can find the email address at

The Rules:
1) Sale will be for 1 day only, Monday, August 8th, 2011.
2) Limit of 2 dozen Classic Cake Pops can be ordered. No exceptions, no specialty, no characters.
3) You have until November 30th,2011 to use your dozens.
4) You need to let us know at least 1 week BEFORE you want your order shipped.
5) You MUST pay for shipping a week prior to your order shipping. Contact us via email or phone to get a shipping quote.
6) If you live in the Springfield area, you can participate, however these same rules apply.
7) Only 1 order per household.
8) ALL orders must be made online at

The Details:

1)NO shipping will be calculated on Monday. It will only allow for "Local Springfield Pick Up" (The reason is that shipping is so high right now due to the heat, so we will calculate the shipping when you decide you want your order shipped and you will pay for the shipping at that point.) You will need to contact us at least 1 week before you want your order shipped and we will give you a shipping quote at that time. Payment of shipping will have to be made before the Cake Pop order will be released.

2) The last date to have your order shipped will be Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, unless you live in the state of Missouri. If that is the case, we can ship Wednesday, November 30th 2011.

3) This is only good for the Classic Cake Pops or the Gluten Free (Vegan) Cake Pops. No exceptions will be made to substitute any other styles.

Tell your friends, because this kind of sale won't happen again for a very long time. Again, if you have any questions, please let us know, by posting it on this blog, on Facebook or by sending us an email.

Thank you for being our loyal follower, customer and friend.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Favorite Summertime Recipe

Today I am stepping away from my usual Cake Pop related blog to share one of my favorite Summertime recipes with you. My Mom used to make this and I'm so very thankful that I learned how she made this (and some other yummy recipes, like Homemade Chicken & Dumplings) before she passed away. It's pretty simple, but the result tastes like being at home in the summertime. Enjoy!

Fried Summer Squash
2 Yellow (Summer) Squash
2 Eggs - beaten
1 pks saltine crackers - crushed into tiny pieces
vegetable oil
frying pan

Find a nice size Yellow Summer Squash. I typically have to go to our Farmer's Market to find a decent sized squash. You can make this same recipe with zucchini, but there's just something about the Yellow Summer Squash that tastes so amazing.

Next, you will need to cut the squash into small slices. Be careful not to cut them to chunky or to slim. You can still use them, but it might take the chunky slices longer to cook and the slim slices might cook a little too fast.

Pour the vegetable oil into the skillet and put over a medium heat. Hot oil can be very dangerous, so please take caution not to get it too hot. Have a lid or fire extinguisher near by, just in case.

Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk. You can add a dash of milk if you like, but it's not neccessary.

Dunk the slices of squash into the egg batter. I use my fingers, but if you don't want to get too messy, you can use a fork.

Next, dunk the egg covered slices of squash into the bowl of crushed up saltine crackers. Cover both sides of the squash, making sure it has a nice coating on it.

Carefully place the covered slices of squash into the frying pan. Turn the squash when it becomes slightly golden.

Remove squash slices when both sides are a nice golden brown color. Drain excess oil off on a paper towel covered plate or you can use a microwave bacon pan, like in the photo, but you will want something under the slices.

Lightly salt, if you want to and Enjoy!