Monday, April 2, 2012

Almost Easter

Easter is next weekend and I am way behind on making spring sweets. I’m hoping to post something again before Sunday, but in the meantime I hope you like these pretty pops.

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Pink, yellow and white. They would be perfect just like this or with just a few white sprinkles dressing them up a bit.

But, I didn’t leave them this way.

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Nope. These cake balls turned into something cute.

It’s hard to stop at simple sometimes. But I need to do that more often, because they can look amazing in just a color or two.

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I dipped a third of the cake pops in white.

Actually Mercken’s Super White. Nice and fluid. Nothing added.

It’s easy to work with and melts like a dream.

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See.

Cake pop in. And out.

And nice and smooth.

Anyone wondering what I’m making yet?

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Well, I used these fluffy chenille stems (or pipe cleaners as I still like to call them) if it helps any.

And if it doesn’t, the next picture that shows how I twisted them should.

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Got a guess yet?

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Yep! Pipe cleaners make super cute bunny ears.

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I wish I could say I was really smart and thought of this first, but I saw an idea last Christmas when Lisa’s reindeer cake pops crossed my path. They served double duty acting as antlers and also the ties to secure her treat bags. Take a look at her pops and say hi. They are super clever.

Then, this weekend I thought her antler idea could also translate into Easter bunny ears. Making ears this way is a great alternative to gluing them to the pop – especially if you will be giving them away in treat bags. Because the ears can get knocked off if you’re not careful when you wrap and transport them.

But you can also just make them this way at home. Because. They. Are. Key-ute!

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I tried two sizes but went with the fuller version since bunnies are full of fluff.

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They worked out great.

To make cake pops, you can refer to the basic instructions here and let the dipped pops dry on a wax paper-covered baking sheet instead of standing them up in a styrofoam block.

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To decorate the cake pops I used soft edible sugar pearls (found at Cake Art) to start. These are a little pricey but in small quantities they are worth it.

For the bunny nose I used pink coated sunflower seeds. The tongues are pink confetti sprinkles. And the bow ties and flowers are Daisy sprinkles.

And of course candy eyes for eyes. : )

All of the pieces are attached to the pop with just a little bit of melted candy coating for glue.
Use more coating to dot they eyes with a toothpick, connect the bowties or decorate the flowers on the pops below.

You can also use a pink edible ink pen to make rosy cheeks and a black edible ink pen to draw on whiskers.

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Viola! Bunny.

And feel free to improvise. Swap the sugar pearls for white M&M’s or jelly beans. You could even just pipe them or the noses on with melted candy coating. Change the Daisy sprinkles to heart sprinkles or any other shape that you like. And you can always just draw on eyes if you can’t get your hands on any candy ones.

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Spring is in the hare.

Here are some in pink and yellow, too. I think I like the white ones best though.

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And here they are using the pipe cleaner bunny ears to twist, tie and secure the treat bags.

Seriously cute and sure to bring smiles to anyone you make them for.

Happy Cake Popping!

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Estebes said...

Omg!!!!!! These are so cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so in love with them! I really don’t know how you do it but all you sweets and treats are yummy and pleasant to the eye only bakerella can do such a thing ! Love your site and I keep a close eye on it here from south Africa !!!!!!!!!!! Luv u

April 2, 2012 02:13 AM
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Jodie B said...

Yay for Bakerella and for Easter! Lots of treats all round :)

April 2, 2012 02:18 AM
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Melissa @ Best Frends For Frosting said...

Glad you hopped to it! ;) These are so creative- Especiapipe how you used pipe cleaners for the ears. Loved your friend’s reindeer pops from Christmas too. PS. Thanks for recommending Sugar Art. Can’t wait to order te soft sugar pearls.

April 2, 2012 02:23 AM
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vivian said...

You come up with everything…
Oh hail, Bakerella the Cake Pop Queen! (:

April 2, 2012 02:24 AM
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lori lucas said...

Simple is best for some of your followers perhaps (like me), but for you…Do not keep it simple! Continue to absolutely blow our socks off. Again. And again. Just like you did today!

April 2, 2012 02:32 AM
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Ali said...

OMG too cute! Make me want to cake-pop it up right now (can’t – in middle of a move).

April 2, 2012 02:38 AM
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Amanda Wedel said...

love them…. too cute :)

April 2, 2012 02:41 AM
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RoMay said...

Super cute! You keep outdoing yourself in creating cuteness!

April 2, 2012 02:46 AM
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Chris Taylor said...

Wow! You are a genius, I just love these little Easter bunnies. A perfect Easter gift. You are so lucky in the USA, you have such a large variety of cake decorations on the market.
I love reading your blog here in the UK.
Happy Easter Bakerella.

April 2, 2012 02:48 AM
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Catrina said...

Love this idea! Any pointers on using the white chocolate? I use both the white and super white merCkins super white and I can’t seem to get it to melt as fluid as milk chocolate, it seems to set very lumpy. I know the tempering is at a lower temp than milk chocolate, but nothing I seem to do prevents that molten lava clumpy look. Any advice would be much appreciated.

April 2, 2012 02:53 AM
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Patricia Trujillo said...

“Thanks” for the inspiration, and for sharing your work. You are amazingly creative artist! I have one question. What size sugar pearls did you use? These are absolutely adorable!

April 2, 2012 03:04 AM
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Patricia Trujillo said...

I looked back at the list of items, and I see they are 8mm. “Thank you” again. : )

April 2, 2012 03:06 AM
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Alice said...

Wow hoppin, poppin, gorgeous little bunny! Amazing…sooo cute!

April 2, 2012 03:07 AM
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Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Love them! Too cute! Their eyes are adorable!!

April 2, 2012 03:11 AM
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Corinne said...

I literally just exclaimed at how cute they were– you seriously amaze me EVERY TIME! & I especially love these little guys as I have a bunny of my own (he has long down ears though). So well done!
–Corinne

April 2, 2012 03:11 AM
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Kristen said...

Adorable!

April 2, 2012 03:12 AM
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Eveline van Heijst said...

So cute.
Eveline.

April 2, 2012 03:14 AM
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Sheri L said...

These are too stinkin’ CUTE!!!!! Too CUTE to eat! :)

April 2, 2012 03:14 AM
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Stepahnie Young said...

OMG! So cute! You are so clever! :-)

April 2, 2012 03:23 AM
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Marialuisa said...

Wow, everytime I see one of your posts I think the next one will never have the same effect, but I must tell , you improve yourself every post and I´m sure next ones will be better.
Love the buns, they are wonderful!!!
Love from the north of Spain

April 2, 2012 04:02 AM
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Rachael said...

I love this idea as my little boy doesn’t really like chocolate. I’m going to attempt a simple version. Rx

http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

April 2, 2012 04:06 AM
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morgana said...

I don’t understand why they don’t crack themselves from pure and absolute cuteness. They are the most cute pops I’ve ever seen. And you’ve made lots of hiper cute things these years. But these… Are awesome.

No entiendo como no revientan de puro monísimos que son. Son los más monos que he visto nunca. Y eso que en estos años has hecho cosas preciosas, pero estos son una auténtica maravilla.

April 2, 2012 04:07 AM
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Vicki Bensinger said...

Angie just when I think you couldn’t possibly come up with another amazing creation you outdo yourself again. OMG these are so adorable. I love the cute little bunnies! You do realize no one is going to want to eat them. They’re just too precious. I can’t wait to try them.

April 2, 2012 04:43 AM
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aussiemarina said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable !!!!!!!!

another great pop !

April 2, 2012 05:01 AM
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Domonique said...

So adorable and intuitive! Waaaay better than a boring chocolate Easter egg! Your posts’s are always explained right down to the last decoration and I love it!

Hope you’re well!

http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/
x

April 2, 2012 05:21 AM
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Olivia Boston-Smith said...

Is it actually possible to fall in love with a cake pop?! I think I just did… Swoon ?

April 2, 2012 05:31 AM
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cleareIlpomodorosso said...

you are a genius!!! http://ilpomodorosso.blogspot.it/

April 2, 2012 05:40 AM
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Carmigu said...

These are adorable! How far In advance do you think you cOuld make these and they still taste fresh?
Thanks!

April 2, 2012 06:00 AM
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Betty Bake said...

so very cute and brilliant white
with fluffy ears… what more could you ask for :)

Hugs
Betty Bake
ps happy Easter :)

April 2, 2012 06:10 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Omg, these are without a shadow of doubt, the cutest Easter treats I have ever seen! Brilliant, Angie!

April 2, 2012 06:19 AM
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

OMG, adorable!

April 2, 2012 06:44 AM
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Debbi said...

Love the cake pops! Love the pun…Spring is in the hare!!!

April 2, 2012 06:48 AM
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Sally said...

These are a must make!!!!

April 2, 2012 06:55 AM
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Blog is the New Black said...

SO cute!

April 2, 2012 07:01 AM
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tania@mykitchenstories said...

So perfect and so beautiful. You are so clever!

April 2, 2012 07:04 AM
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Tracey said...

Happy Easter to you Bakerella! Those Easter bunny pops are absolutely THE cutest & most creative Easter treat by a long shot. Think I may have to try them for my Aussie Easter celebrations. Greetings from Sydney :)

April 2, 2012 07:11 AM
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Serene said...

These are so stinkin cute! You are so awesome Angie!
Question: Are the candy eyes Wilton candy eyes or did you make them yourself? I saw the Wilton eyes at the store but they looked kinda large. Thanks!

April 2, 2012 07:27 AM
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Katrina said...

These are too cute! Love these!!

April 2, 2012 07:28 AM
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Gesine said...

Hey

They look so amazing.

I’m from Germany (that’s the reason why my english is so bad) and your blog was the first blog I’ve ever followed and I love your blog so.

Happy Easter!

April 2, 2012 07:45 AM
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a3stars said...

Very cute, Miss Bakerella! Gotta love some bunnies for Easter. Somehow your Easter ideas always end up being some of your most adorable stuff. :)

April 2, 2012 07:58 AM
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Connie said...

Seriously cute, indeed! I love your little blog email messages….I always know something amazing is in my mail. Thanks for brightening my day!

April 2, 2012 07:58 AM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I was so excited to scroll down and see your latest treat! These will so much fun to try! I’ve made the other bunny pops, sooo cute! But these are simply adorable..and easier for me with not having to do the candy ear part! Thanks for another amazing Cake Pop Miss Angie! :o)

April 2, 2012 07:59 AM
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blanca said...

Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!!will have to.give it a try!!!!!!!!!!!!awesomr job like always!!!!

April 2, 2012 08:09 AM
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Baker Bettie said...

Oh gosh. These are just too darn cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Love the pipe cleaner ears!

April 2, 2012 08:09 AM
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blanca said...

Omg!!!!!!!! Love them!!!! Will have to gove it a try!!!!! Awesome work like always

April 2, 2012 08:11 AM
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Theresa said...

These are super adorable!!! I love them!!

April 2, 2012 08:14 AM
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Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

Naaaw, way too cute!

April 2, 2012 08:20 AM
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Mckenzie said...

SO CUTE!!!!

April 2, 2012 08:22 AM
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Ilene Murakami said...

Too cute to be eaten but knowing how yummy cake balls taste, I’d eat it! :)

April 2, 2012 08:27 AM
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Amanda said...

The Easter bunnies are so cute! You come up with some really creative ideas!

April 2, 2012 08:38 AM
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Heather @ Bake, Run, Live said...

Oh those are so adorable!

April 2, 2012 08:44 AM
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Katie said...

These are great! What size are the eyes?

April 2, 2012 08:50 AM
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Anonymous said...

I can only say awwwwww.

April 2, 2012 08:59 AM
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Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

Darling little buggers!

April 2, 2012 09:22 AM
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Wenderly said...

So precious Angie!!

HOPPY Easter to you, love!

April 2, 2012 09:22 AM
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Aimee said...

they turned out BEAUTIFUL…

April 2, 2012 09:24 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

These are just perfect Angie! Love your work :)

April 2, 2012 09:24 AM
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Villy @ For the love of Feeding said...

Ohhhh, so cute!! It would probably take me a week to make 10 of these… :P

April 2, 2012 09:26 AM
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Michele said...

These are so adorable! I like the version where you used the pipe cleaners to secure the bag because the pipe cleaners are not edible….and this adds an adorable packaging/presentation to it. Great work as usual!

April 2, 2012 09:26 AM
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Grace Vaught said...

Too cute.
Too tasty!
And you are TOO talented!

April 2, 2012 09:28 AM
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Nadia said...

These are super cute! Now I need to go make more cake pops!

April 2, 2012 09:33 AM
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Vanessa said...

They look perfect, like everything you do!

April 2, 2012 09:38 AM
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carol said...

You never cease to amaze me or inspire so many. Thanks for sharing your talents. I hope God blesses you three fold for as many times as you bless others. I pray you are doing great and hope to meet you someday!!?

April 2, 2012 09:39 AM
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Shelley said...

Oh my goodness! These are so cute!!! You are so talented!

April 2, 2012 09:54 AM
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marla said...

“Like” are you kidding??!! LOVE is more like it. These bunnies are awesome :) hop. hop.

April 2, 2012 10:26 AM
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Shannon said...

Gosh they are CUTE! And here i was just going to do up some pastel egg shaped cake pops for Easter! I’m off to find me some pipe cleaners – thanks for always supplying us with inspiration!! ( i am totally going to ROCK my kids school with these) ;] lol.

April 2, 2012 10:28 AM
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Vicki Bensinger said...

There must be something wrong with my phone because I posted twice and it hasn’t come up.

Anyway these are so adorable. You’ve outdone yourself again with these darling little rabbits. They’re so cute no one is going to want to eat them and ruin this precious little bite.

What did you end up using for the cheeks on the bunny? I can’t tell if they’re marshmellows or something else?

Love these and look forward to trying them and sharing with the neighborhood kids.

April 2, 2012 10:30 AM
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Rosie said...

These are super cute! What size are the candy eyes??

April 2, 2012 10:43 AM
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April 2, 2012 10:57 AM
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beatriz said...

These are so CUTE, I’ll try to make then this week
XOXO

April 2, 2012 11:07 AM
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Dani said...

i’ve been following your blog for several years now, and i was just struck again by how much i sincerely love your posts. such a bright moment in my day, and your beautiful pictures and simple layout make me want to read this blog forever!

April 2, 2012 11:19 AM
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RIMA said...

These are so so adorable! Thank you for sharing your amazingly creative ideas!

April 2, 2012 11:33 AM
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Healerarina said...

Very cute!! My 4yr old daughter thought the yellow ones that were wrapped up were wearing wedding dresses, also cute. Then she asked me to make some for her.

April 2, 2012 11:33 AM
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Elizabeth said...

These are beyond adorable! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. :)

April 2, 2012 12:32 PM
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M Williams said...

Wow! Such a fabulously cute idea. Thanks for sharing it!

April 2, 2012 12:45 PM
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Maeve said...

Too cute!!!

April 2, 2012 12:54 PM
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Peggy E said...

Those are darling! You are so talented! Where do you get candy eyes at?

April 2, 2012 01:23 PM
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Angela said...

oh my goodness these are so stinkin cute!!! Love, them you always have the cutest ideas!! You go girl…always love visiting!! puts a smile on my face!! Happy Easter!!

April 2, 2012 01:47 PM
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Krissy's Creations said...

These are the most adorable Easter treat I have seen! In LOVE!

April 2, 2012 01:52 PM
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Emily said...

Those don’t even look edible! They look like some kind of cutie toy I’d put in the kids’ baskets! Love them!

April 2, 2012 02:18 PM
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

Adorable! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity

April 2, 2012 02:22 PM
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Betty-Ann said...

Yep, you said it…SUPER cute! Doing the stick this way has been my favorite thing lately…quicker and easier!
Also, instead of icing I’ve been adding smooth peanut butter to my plain (golden/yellow) cake crumbs…divine with milk chocolate coating and a few crushed peanuts.

April 2, 2012 02:45 PM
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Cassie said...

These are super cute!! Everyone has been wanting to make cake pops and I think you just gave me the best idea! Love your work!

April 2, 2012 03:04 PM
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Donielle said...

I’m so bummed! I just tried to make some cake pops, and they turned out HORRIBLE! I don’t know what I did wrong :\

Even when I first rolled them out, they didn’t even roll into balls… & as soon as they were shaped, I put them on the pan and they flattened out :( Then they wouldn’t stay on the stick, even after I let them set in the freezer.

April 2, 2012 03:05 PM
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Anonymous said...

they are very cute..

April 2, 2012 03:11 PM
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Azalia said...

they are so cute.. i know what ill be making for easter :))

April 2, 2012 03:12 PM
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Melissa said...

These are precious! You are so talented.

April 2, 2012 03:19 PM
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Natalie said...

those pipe cleaners look SO fluffy! love it!

April 2, 2012 03:41 PM
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LucyExpress said...

My cooking teacher tried to make chocolate cakepops as a request from her students for her last class. Hers were horrible, to be honest. Yours are perfect!

April 2, 2012 03:52 PM
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Marieke said...

They look so cute! Love them!

April 2, 2012 04:04 PM
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raquel said...

So cute, adorable!!!

April 2, 2012 04:51 PM
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Sarah said...

so stinkin’ cute – so much personality those little faces have!!!
You are so talented – you must work hard to create cake pops that haven’t been done before!
I think I have a couple ideas of cake pops that haven’t been done (crossing fingers) – but I better get going on them because they are everywhere and have been done in a million different ways!
Love the idea of adding the (non edible) accessory though!
Happy Easter…can’t wait for your next post :)

April 2, 2012 05:06 PM
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Natasha McEachron said...

O-M-G, the bunnies are ADORABLE! I have a friend who would absolutely love this.

April 2, 2012 06:19 PM
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Tina said...

OMG so Cute! You are so creative. I love your blog!

April 2, 2012 06:47 PM
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Karola said...

Oh my, these are so cute and very inspiring. Great job! :)

April 2, 2012 08:08 PM
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vanillasugarblog said...

you are so very clever
i love how white and perfect they are.

April 2, 2012 08:55 PM
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Melissa said...

Adorable!

April 2, 2012 09:22 PM
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Lora said...

Absolutely ADORable! Cutest I have ever seen.

April 2, 2012 09:25 PM
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winnie dolderer said...

They are tooooo cute for words..had me smiling from ear to ear…

April 2, 2012 10:14 PM
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mindy1 said...

OMG those are adorable-they make me smile :D

April 2, 2012 10:35 PM
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