12 April 2012

Winnie -The- Pooh Baby Shower Treats & Drinks





Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard, I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail. I wanted to share some FUN food and drink ideas about having a Winnie~The~Pooh Baby Shower.

Here are some ideas to try at the next Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie ~ the ~ Pooh  Party..


Winnie the Pooh Cake Pop

Winnie the Pooh Cake Pops  Provider:Bakerella.com

With this recipe, everyone's favorite tubby little cubby is no longer stuffed with fluff: He's a tasty cake pop. And since Winnie the Pooh can't go long without his "hunny," you can use extra cake to make delectable Hunny Pot Cake Pops, too. 

You'll need:
  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 16 oz can of ready-made frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Yellow candy coating
  • Red candy coating (optional for shirt collar)
  • Chocolate coated sunflower seeds in yellow, white or another light color (nose)
  • Black non-pareils (eyes)
  • Brown rainbow chip sprinkles
  • Pink confetti sprinkles (tongue)
  • Black edible ink pen (eyebrows, mouth)
  • Red edible ink pen (mouth)
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
*Note: one cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don't need that many, then cut the cake in quarters and freeze any cake sections for another day. If you're using the whole cake, you can make 24 Pooh cake pops and 24 Hunny Pot cake pops. You'll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each generic Winnie the Pooh or Hunny Pot cake pop you plan on dipping and more for any extra decorating.
Instructions: Step 31. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
2. With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won't need the rest
3. Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. You can transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
5. When they are firm, shape half of the cake balls to resemble Winnie's head. The top of the ball should be smaller than the bottom. Try to shape them so the nose protrudes in the front.
6. To practice getting the shape right, place candies in position for ears and nose and use a lollipop stick to mark the eyes to see if the shape is looking right.Step 6
7. You can use a picture of Winnie as a guide to shape the cake ball. You can also use a lollipop stick to help shape the nose.Step 7
8. Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.
9. Melt yellow candy coating in a heat-proof plastic bowl so that the coating is at three to four inches deep for easier dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.
10. Remove a couple of cake balls from the refrigerator at a time to work with.
11. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and insert into the bottom of Winnie's head. Then, grab two sunflower seed ears and dip the pointed side into the melted candy coating. Attach the ears to the top/back of the cake pop and the coating will set like glue.
12. Place in a Styrofoam block to dry.
13. After a few minutes you can carefully dip the entire cake pop with ears attached into the bowl of melted candy coating. Dip and remove in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered. Using a deep bowl is helpful here. If your coating is too thick, you can add a few drops of vegetable oil or shortening to help thin it and make it easier to work with.
14. Remove and allow any excess coating to fall off the pop and back into the bowl.Step 14
15. Before the coating sets, attach one brown rainbow chip sprinkle in position for the nose. Repeat with the remaining Winnie the Pooh Pops.Step 15
16. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
17. When dry, use a toothpick to dot a tiny amount of coating in position for the eyes and attach one black non-pareil sprinkle for each eye. It's best to attach one eye at a time so the coating doesn't dry before you can attach the sprinkle.
18. Use a black edible ink pen to draw eyebrows and a cute smile. Then finish the bottom of the mouth using a red edible ink pen.
19. For the tongues, cut a pink confetti sprinkle in half and use a toothpick to dot a small amount of coating in position and attach the tongue.Step 19
20. You can stop here or you can give Winnie a hint of his red shirt.
21. To do so, melt red candy coating and let sit for a few minutes to thicken a bit. If it is too hot it can be runny. Then carefully, twist and remove the lollipop stick. Once removed, you can hold Winnie's head and dip the bottom in two diagonal directions to form the collar of his red shirt. Immediately reinsert the lollipop stick and place back in the styrofoam block to dry.
22. You can wrap them in treat bags tied with a ribbon and/or store them on the counter or in an airtight container.


 Kanga's Pita Pouch Sandwiches with Garden Egg Salad

Kanga knows a thing or two about keeping little Roo healthy. Stuff your salad into a whole-wheat pita for a tasty twist on the classic.

Step 3
Serving suggestion: Instead of packing sandwiches in plastic bags, use waxed paper and adhesive labels to create a kangaroo pouches for your sandwiches. The paper pouch is better for the environment than plastic and helps little hands to hold their sandwiches together while they eat!
You'll need:
  • 8 hardboiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Whole wheat pitas
  • Pastry cutter or two butter knives for cutting eggs
  • Waxed paper
  • Self -adhesive labels
  • Markers
Instructions: 1. To start, peel hard boiled eggs and discard shells. (If you like, let kids roll eggs on a cutting board to break the shell, then peel).
2. Cut eggs in half and place them in a large mixing bowl. Cut eggs into bite-sized pieces using a pastry blender. If you don't have a pastry blender you can use two butter knives. This job is perfect for kids, eggs are soft and easy to cut and the pastry blender makes the job quick and easy! Step 2
3. Mix in mayonnaise, mustard and shredded carrot. Stir until well combined.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. For the pouches, cut a 12" length of waxed paper for each sandwich.
6. Next, fold the bottom of the waxed paper up to meet the top. Then fold each side of the paper into the center to create an envelope large enough to accommodate your pita.
7. Place a self-adhesive label along the overlapping seam, to hold your pouch together. You can let kids decorate their own labels. This is a great way to serve sandwiches at a party, and the labels will let guests know what's inside your pitas.
8. Slip your pita into the pocket, and stuff your sandwich. Step 8

Hunny Pot Cake Pops:

Winnie the Pooh Hunny Pot Cake Pop
That willy nilly silly ol' bear, Winnie the Pooh, knew one thing for certain: Life is better with your favorite snack. Don't forget to pair these hunny pot treats with Winnie the Pooh Cake Pops.
You'll need:
  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 16 oz can of ready-made frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Yellow candy coating
  • Purple candy coating
  • Brown rainbow chip sprinkles
  • Black edible ink pen ("Hunny")
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
*Note: one cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don't need that many, then cut the cake in quarters and freeze any cake sections for another day. If you're using the whole cake, you can make 24 Pooh cake pops and 24 Hunny Pot cake pops. You'll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each generic Winnie the Pooh or Hunny Pot cake pop you plan on dipping and more for any extra decorating.

Instructions: 1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Step 32. With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won't need the rest.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. You can transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
5. Shape the cake balls into ovals for the Hunny pots.
6. Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.
7. When you are ready to make the Hunny pots, melt the purple candy coating. Insert a lollipop stick into the oval-shaped cake ball. Dip into the candy coating so the cake ball is completely covered. Remove and let most of the excess fall off and back into the bowl. Then, place the cake pop on a wax-paper covered baking sheet. Some of the coating will rest at the base forming the edge of the pot. Repeat with remaining pots and let dry completely.Step 7
8. Once dry, you can add the "hunny". Heat yellow candy coating and use a spoon to apply it to the top of the pots. If you let it thicken for a few minutes, it will be less likely to run down the pot. You want it thick enough to drip over the edge, but not too runny that it makes a mess.
9. Let dry completely in a styrofoam block and then write HUNNY on each pot with a black edible ink pen. Reverse the direction of the first N for an extra Winnie the Pooh detail.Step 9
10. Let dry completely.
11. You can wrap in treat bags tied with a ribbon and/or store them on the counter or in an airtight container.

Fruit Shakes
Serves one adult or two kids

1 frozen banana
1 cup liquid
Additional fruit or flavoring
Optional sweetener - grapes, dates, honey or sugar

To make, break frozen banana into pieces and put in blender. Cover with liquid up to 1-cup line on blender. Add any additional fruits, flavorings or sweeteners. Blend until consistency of milk shake (usually 30 seconds). Serve immediately (banana will start to brown if you don't). Enjoy!

NOTE: Clean out blender and cups immediately after drinking, since the fruit particles tend to get stuck to the dishes.

The Ingredients
This recipe is extremely versatile. You can vary them to comply with your diet or special needs. These shakes are great alternatives for those with diabetes, food allergies and intolerance's and vegetarians. Experiment and have fun!

 Thank you for joining me today, 
Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney On Wheels


 Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Invitations ~ Pursuing the Magic
2nd Stop ~ Decorations and Gift Ideas ~ Disney Donna Kay
3rd Stop ~ Winnie The Pooh Cakes ~ Growing Up Disney
4th Stop ~ Drinks and Snacks ~ CanDoItMOM aka Mouse Fan Diane (you are Here)
5th Stop ~ Party Favors ~ Disney On Wheels
Final Stop ~ Pooh's Inspirational Thoughts ~ DISTherapy


These recipes courtesy of http://family.go.com/ and For more Info click the link..


 Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy The Party!



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14 comments:

  1. YUM!! Love the cake pops, they are so cute!! 

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  2. I love looking at these ideas but there is no way I could ever get mine to look like that.  Bus still Yumy to see.

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  3.  Thanks Mary, I know I doubt I could make them exactly but it would be fun to try..

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  4.  Thanks Donna Kay They do look yummy

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  5. That all sounds delicious!  I am definitely making the Kangaroo Pouches and the shakes!  I am an epic failure at cake pops, so I won't even attempt those, but they sure are cute!  Thanks so much for taking part in this hop for our little ones!  love you!!

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  6. I love the Kanga's Pita Pouch.  Too cute!

    ~ Christina @ Disney in Our Blood

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  7. Diane- winners all!  I just love cake pops- they are just enough to eat, and you can still look like a lady munching on them.  BUT your Kanga Pita Pouch is my absolute favorite.  I'm so hungry now!! :D

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  8. Love all those!  Those cake pops are adorable.. shaping looks difficult, though!  Perfect lunch.. egg salad is a fave these days and that smoothie sounds perfect!  Thanks for the loop!

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  9. Now I am hungry! I love all of the ideas. Those pitas sound great.

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  10. These pops are looking delicious and thanks for providing recipe too.

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  11. These are so adorable!! I'm not sure if I have the talent, but I would sure try!!

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