Fizzy Stars

I’m squeezing this July 4th post in at the last minute!  I wasn’t planning another holiday entry this week but I ran across this article and interview with “Bake it Pretty” creator and shop owner Amanda Krueger.  I love the simplicity of this idea, not to mention the novelty and fizzy sensation you get while enjoying one of these.  What’s the magic ingredient?  Pop-Rocks of course!

Have you heard of this idea yet?  The Voltaggio brothers(of Top Chef fame and Volt restaurant) have been treating diners to chocolate fizzy lollipops as an end-of-the-meal surprise. Even Godiva had a short-lived line of “Pop” chocolates.  Sure, it’s probably a fad and some would say gimmicky, but I think it’s a lot of FUN, and kids will love it!  (Big kids like me too!)

You’ll need very few ingredients/supplies.

  • Candy melts or chocolate
  • Pop Rocks candy
  • Plastic lollipop mold
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sprinkles (optional)

I wanted to make something that went along with the July 4th holiday, and the barber shop stripe on this mold reminded me of roman candles or firecrackers.

Using a small artist’s brush, I painted on stripes with melted red candy wafers.

Pour a few Pop Rocks in each mold cavity and then fill with melted chocolate or melted candy wafers.  Once the candy has been poured into the molds, (you may hear a pop or two as you pour, but don’t fret – that is normal) stir the candy around with the end of a lolly stick and tap the candy mold on the table-top to remove any air bubbles.  Add a sucker stick and let the candy set.  Unmold and enjoy!

Note:  The wick on the firecracker is a piece of Twizzler’s grape licorice with a star sprinkle on top 

(both adhered with a little more melted candy).

And now for the Giveaway!

 I am in LOVE with the Bake it Pretty online shop.  I go there for inspiration.  I go there for gnome shaped cookie cutters and stripey soda shop straws (say that three times fast!).  I equally love the kitschy and nostalgic cupcake toppers.   I even love the name of the shop because I love to bake things pretty

I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky SprinkleBakes follower!  

Here’s how to enter:

  • Become a follower (or if you are already a follower) on my site, leave me a comment telling me one thing you’d love to have from the Bake it Pretty shop.  
  • For an additional entry, stop by my newly created Facebook page and “Like” SprinkleBakes.  Return here and leave an additional comment saying that you “Like” SprinkleBakes.
  • If you don’t have a blog, please be sure to leave your email address in your comment(s).

The contest will be open from 7/5 to 7/12.  The winner will be announced Tuesday July 13th.  Best of luck!

I baked it pretty!

This giveaway is closed!  Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

loving the happy baker round tags. would love to make better looking food!

Unknown
Unknown
11 years ago

i also like you on facebook.

Kimber
Kimber
11 years ago

I love the silicone sandwich baking pan and the cute tiny loaf pans!

Kimber
Kimber
11 years ago

I like you…on facebook :-))

jen
jen
11 years ago

I know it's not something exotic but I love all their cupcake papers…especially these:
http://www.bakeitpretty.com/item_1485/New-Black-White-Stripe-Party-Cups.htm

Emily Vasseur
Emily Vasseur
11 years ago

I just recovered from a third degree burn relating to candy making and it is time to get back on that horse, so I would definitely get some more candy molds (and be a lot more careful).

Emily Vasseur
Emily Vasseur
11 years ago

Also, I like you on Facebook!

Taya@TypeB
Taya@TypeB
11 years ago

I don't know if I could pick one thing. Maybe some sprinkles or the awesome cupcake kits or cookie cutters…

Taya@TypeB
Taya@TypeB
11 years ago

Liked you on FB. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Sandy a la Mode
Sandy a la Mode
11 years ago

oh wow, i soo want to try and make one of these, pop rocks remind me soo much of my childhood! i am a follower and i would love to have some bake it pretty baking cups! mine are all soo boring and plain!

Lisa
Lisa
11 years ago

I'm a follower and would love to have the Chocolate and Chili Sugar grinder.

Jikkes
Jikkes
11 years ago

What a GREAT give away!

I really LOVE everything on "Bake it Pretty", but most of all the "Mini-cake liners and candy cups".
They are sรณ sweet….

Ofcourse I will follow your blog and I figure out how facebook works….

I keep my fingers crossed ๐Ÿ˜‰

X
Maureen

Judith
Judith
11 years ago

I want to enter this give-away!
Its so sweet!

I love bake it pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ but most of all the Sugar Buttons Edible Toppers..!
I'm a follower..

XJudith

Stephanie
Stephanie
11 years ago

This is a perfect giveaway for bakers ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love love love to have the Large Rose Flex Mold for the cutest cakes. LindseyMtn@gmail.com

Stephanie
Stephanie
11 years ago

Now everybody knows I "Like" SprinkleBakes on Facebook. Fingers crossed. LindseyMtn@gmail.com

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Heyo, I'm a follower, and i also liked SprinkleBakes on Fb. (Becca Hemans)
I'd love love LOVE the beautiful butterfly cookie cutters, they're so cute!
What a lovely giveaway haha, Bake It Pretty is such a sweet bakery shop x

Jessica @ How Sweet
Jessica @ How Sweet
11 years ago

These are too cute!
I would love some of the cupcake wrappers – I think they are a simple way to make things fun!

amanda @ fake ginger
amanda @ fake ginger
11 years ago

I'm your newest follower! ๐Ÿ™‚

amanda @ fake ginger
amanda @ fake ginger
11 years ago

Also your newest Facebook fan! ๐Ÿ™‚

Barbara Palermo
Barbara Palermo
11 years ago

I'm your newest follower with Google Friend Connect!
ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

Barbara Palermo
Barbara Palermo
11 years ago

And I "like" SprinkleBakes on Facebook as Barbara Palermo.
ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

Lisa
Lisa
11 years ago

Hi Heather, a competition, how exciting!
I've never seen Bake it Pretty before, so many lovely things and so hard to choose a favourite! I like the bakers bags with the little window in the front, I can imagine myself using a lot of those actually. Love your rockets and stars for the 4th of July – look'in good girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

oneordinaryday
oneordinaryday
11 years ago

Oh, these are so stinkin' fun and cute! I hope I remember them for next summer!!
I follow your blog and I'm totally smitten with the striped paper straws at Bake it Pretty.

oneordinaryday
oneordinaryday
11 years ago

I like you on fb too. Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty Jensen
Patty Jensen
11 years ago

I love their Gourmet Spices playing off of the Seven Deadly Sins. Genius………. I follow your blog with My Yahoo reader. Thanks!

HomeBakeCakes
HomeBakeCakes
11 years ago

Awesome competition….Bake It Pretty has many wonderful products for cupcakes decoration. I love them…love your blog too ๐Ÿ™‚

eidolons
eidolons
11 years ago

I love the mushroom cookie cutters!

Bonnie
Bonnie
11 years ago

I'd love some of their cute paper straws and a cone of their striped baker's twine. I follow you on Google reader.

Hayden Greenawalt
Hayden Greenawalt
11 years ago

I love the vintage damask baking cups! Regular and mini! AND the mini edible daisies…..I follow you on FB and via blogpost!

Amy Kelly
Amy Kelly
11 years ago

I'm already a follower of your blog. I've been drooling over the Sweet Flower Baking Cases at Bake it Pretty for some time, but everything there is oh so lovely.

Amy Kelly
Amy Kelly
11 years ago

I am also a fan of your Facebook page. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
11 years ago

I would love any of Bake It Pretty's cupcake liners, especially the polka dot ones! Polka dots hold a special place in my heart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot
11 years ago

I am also a fan of your facebook page.

Ingrid_3Bs
Ingrid_3Bs
11 years ago

Those chocolate "pops" are VERY cool!

I love their liners, those polka dotted ones are especially cute. But I'd really like some of those edible writer pens. I have a thing for nice pens. ๐Ÿ™‚
~ingrid

Brandy
Brandy
11 years ago

I love the TeaCupCakes pan!

Holly
Holly
11 years ago

I'm in love with cupcake liners… they've got SOOO many cute ones to choose from now – and they can set the mood for any event!

Holly
Holly
11 years ago

I "liked" sprinkle Bakes!!!!

Brandy
Brandy
11 years ago

I (Facebook) "Like" SprinkleBakes!

Mishelle
Mishelle
11 years ago

I "like" Sprinkle Bakes on FB! YAY! a fast way to see what great new things you are up to! Thank You!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I would love some vintage damask cupcake papers and some cute striped straws!

Mishelle
Mishelle
11 years ago

For what would I order…I think it would be the edible button decorations or a kit for my sons cub scout troop to make something fabulous! They love to mess in the kitchen and I'd like to capture that before they think they are too cool for it!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I now officially "like" Sprinkle Bakes!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I "like" sprinkle bakes. What a cool idea!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I would LOVE to get the button molds from Bake It Pretty so I can use them for my wedding favors in October!

Amy
Amy
11 years ago

I just subscribed to your blog. This is such a great idea. I have several things from Bake it Pretty. But I love the parade cupcake holders.

Michelle
Michelle
11 years ago

I liked your Facebook page!

Amy
Amy
11 years ago

I liked your Facebook page!

Cupcake Fairy
Cupcake Fairy
11 years ago

i liked your FB page ๐Ÿ™‚

Bethie
Bethie
11 years ago

Following and I don't know what, too many pretty things!!!!!!

Michelle
Michelle
11 years ago

I'm following your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the Cotton Candy Polka Dot Party Cups at Bake It Pretty!