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Monday, January 7, 2013

Sock Monkey Cake Pop Party!

My daughter recently turned 10.  Her request was a monkey party.   After looking at invitations online and in local stores most of the invitations we found were more for younger kids or infants than for a tween.  So we came up with the idea to make a "Sock Monkey" party.



Immediately I knew I had to make Sock Monkey Pops!  I have to admit I was a little stumped as to what I was going to do.  I did a quick search on the internet to get inspiration and I found this seller on Etsy "Mom's Killer Cakes" and fell in love with her Sock Monkey Pops.  I made these ones but if you don't want to make your own (instructions below) guess what?  You can order directly from her!  I made my monkeys happy with a red smile instead of the big red lips but either way I think they look super cute!

I wanted to do Sock Monkey invitations as well  I couldn't find what I was looking for and didn't have the time to make a custom order.  So I went to Michaels Craft Store and bought plain cards, some monkey stickers and printed up my own monkey invitations. 


Front of Invitation 



I found this very fun font "Janda Silly Monkey" for free from Fontspace.com


Inside of invitation:



We ordered Sock Monkeys and the red and white straws from Discount Party Supplies.com
I decorated the table with the Monkeys and then the girls got to take them home.




Another idea which I had but we did not end up doing was to make Sock Monkeys.  So in lieu of ordering Sock Monkeys a fun project might be to make them at the party.  You can get free instructions here.


These vintage inspired paper straws add a fun festiveness to these pops.  


I just love these!  They would also be great for Christmas Pops.



The hats are red Sixlet candies.

The first thing I did was to make my shapes using My Little Cupcake's Ball Shaped Cake Pop Mold.  Then I inserted the straws.


After they were all done I chilled the pops before I dipped in the next step.







I used large confetti dots for the ears.


Insert on each side of the head.


I put a small line of candy melts along the ears to give them a raised effect on the outside, so it would look more like a real ear.


Now dip entire head into your brown chocolate melts.  I didn't want to make the monkeys too dark so I added some white and yellow melts to the chocolate wafers to lighten up the color.


I used black powder food color to make the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth.  However, you can use candy melts as well.



Good luck and have fun!

11 comments :

  1. Wow what a cute party! Those cake pops are not only adorable but super creative.

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  2. This is a fantastic idea and my little girl would be very jealous if she saw the sock monkey party delights...

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  3. I'm hoping there's a possibility you see this question and reply in the next day - I have searched all over the internet for sock monkey pops and yours are BY FAR the cutest and least creepy looking! :) lol. Okay some of the ones you pay a bunch for come close but out of the homemade ones, these rock first place!

    I'm making a big batch for a sock monkey baby shower for my daughter-in-law this weekend. Sorry if these are questions for cupcake decorating dummies, but the couple of questions I had were: 1) What is large confetti? These are the best ears I've seen and I like that they're beneath the chocolate dip and not on top. They seem like they must be like smaller than the size of a dime maybe? Is it a candy or decoration item? 2) Did you just dip the tops into white candy melt? In the past when I've done things like this, the white didn't turn out as... white? Like more translucent, but yours really pops. Is there a trick? And 3) What in sam hill is powder food color? I looked around the food coloring isle at my local WalMart and came up empty. Is it a specialty item I need to go someplace special for like Michael's maybe? That really makes these, too, to me. The crisp clean features!

    I'll be SO grateful if you are able to answer these questions for me before I have to finish my shopping and get these suckers MADE, which is tomorrow! Thank you so much!

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  4. Oops, and I forgot question #4. The white oval that the mouth is on - what's that made from? So much better than the big flat candy melts everyone else uses, but is it just white candy melt "painted on"? Again, it's way whiter than mine was in the past when I tried it on other cake pops, but maybe there's a special kind or a secret? Thanks!

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  5. Awww, funky monkey fabulousness! Reblogged big time! :)

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  6. You have no idea how much Melanie is into sock monkies! These are such an awesome idea and she is going to want to make them with me.

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  7. How could one be so creative and full of initiative in organizing a party with unique theme? Yes, party became part of celebrations and enjoyment. But most of these parties are inspired with popular cartoon characters. Yet this creativity is simply outstanding. The effort is totally amazing…imagine having monkey cake pops. Thanks for sharing your techniques. The effort is well appreciated.



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