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.


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.


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.


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.



Cake pop in. And out.

And nice and smooth.

Anyone wondering what I’m making yet?


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.


Got a guess yet?


Yep! Pipe cleaners make super cute bunny ears.


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!


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


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.


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.


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.

Spring is in the hare.

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


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!

Whitney said...

I love the ear on the Bunny, so clever!

April 2, 2012 10:40 PM
Becky said...

Ok, you’re a pro, right? These are awesome! Not Your Ordinary Recipes

April 2, 2012 10:53 PM
Robyn said...

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but it’s time for me to confess. I can’t make cake pops!!! I’m so sad and disappointed when they all start falling apart and crumbling!

Anyone have any tips or ideas on just what in the world I’m doing wrong??! Obviously, I need to get your books!

April 2, 2012 10:58 PM
Rachel L said...


April 2, 2012 11:21 PM
Grisel Borgos said...

I love your easter bunnies, they are so cute.

April 2, 2012 11:35 PM
maddy said...

very cute with the ears great job

April 2, 2012 11:42 PM
softball baker said...

Wow!! Im only 12 and I attempted t make just regular cake pops and it turned out disaterous!! Imagine if I attempted this!!!
Anways… They are super cute!

April 2, 2012 11:50 PM
Julie said...

These are so cute! Clever!

April 3, 2012 01:23 AM
Nisha said...

super, super, super, super, superrrr cuteee!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 3, 2012 01:49 AM
Anonymous said...

Bakerella you always make me SMILE :)

April 3, 2012 08:07 AM
Nina @ ambrosia said...

these bunny cake pops are so adorable, love them!!!

April 3, 2012 10:17 AM
Maryanne said...

absolutely adorable! I wish I had enough free time to make them!!

April 3, 2012 10:47 AM
Sherry said...

You truly are brilliant! I love these little bunnies! they will find their way into my 6 children’s Easter baskets this year for sure!

April 3, 2012 11:51 AM
Karen said...

I LOOOVE these!! Inspired to make some right now!

April 3, 2012 01:15 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

You are JUST amazing…every.single.time.

Totally going to order some of that Merckens!

Happy Easter, Angie! ?

April 3, 2012 02:49 PM
ang said...


April 3, 2012 06:31 PM
Lisa said...

These are so cute, your creativity always makes me smile!

April 3, 2012 06:53 PM
Lisa said...

Those are adorable!

April 3, 2012 07:26 PM
Jenessa said...

These are so cute! I love them! I saw some butterfly sprinkles, like your flowers at Michaels and thought they would be perfect for the bow tie!

April 3, 2012 08:23 PM
Jean Evans said...

I LOVE them! They are just adorable.

April 3, 2012 09:00 PM
Jolene ( said...

Those are sooooo cute!!!!

April 3, 2012 09:30 PM
Jane J said...

They are so cute!!! I’ll have to make them! Thanks for the great ideas!

April 3, 2012 10:01 PM
Dani said...

Happy Easter!!!! These are so cute!!!

April 4, 2012 12:23 AM
Emily Vince said...

Wow!! You are amazing how do you come up with all these cute ideas!! I’m in love, and I just bought your book, last one left even a lady who worked there recommended it!!
I can’t wait to get baking!!!

April 4, 2012 04:53 AM
Kelly-Jane said...

WOW! You really are the best at cake pops :) They are gorgeous.

April 4, 2012 05:07 AM
Southern Sassie Girls said...

Oh my gosh, these are so adorable, I’m just grinning and can’t stop, how cute! You just want to eat them up! HAHA! went and grabbed your cake pop recipe, thanks, was wondering about that.

Cindy Sue

April 4, 2012 08:25 AM
vebbi said...

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April 4, 2012 09:15 AM
Christa said...

I’m thinking of reprising the chicks you posted two years ago (?) this Easter!

April 4, 2012 09:52 AM
Amanda | Little Door On The Sound said...

What an AWESOME project!! I’m totally making things.

You’re photos are gorgeous too…


April 4, 2012 10:20 AM
Halyna Mandryka said...

Im seriously in love with your blog :) I visit it everyday :))

April 4, 2012 11:01 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

just love them!

April 4, 2012 12:49 PM
Rachel said...

Where do you get that white dip stuff you reccommended?

April 4, 2012 02:05 PM
Melissa S said...

For those of you who haved made the pops before, do you cut off the tops and bottoms of the cake before crumbling and mixing with frosting or do you leave the “crusts” on and mix? I’ve made a green and blue cake and the crusts are a different color. I suppose they would be a different color even with a white or yellow cake mix. Thanks!

April 4, 2012 02:17 PM
Linda said...

Does anyone know if these cake pops are ok to send to a nut free school? I would really like to make him to the class Easter party

April 4, 2012 02:37 PM
Linda K. said...

Adorable. I’m making these for Easter, but doing them as chocolate colored bunnies. :)

April 4, 2012 04:34 PM
doro K. said...

i could never eat such sweeties. very awesome!

I linked to your recipe on my blog – thanks for sharing!

doro K.

April 4, 2012 05:03 PM
Meg said...

Wow. Words can not describe how much adorable is in that small cake pop. You are a dessert makin genius Bakerella!

On a seperate note, I’ve been having troubles melting colored candy coating. It gets super thick before I have a chance to dip. Any tips? Thanks!!!

April 4, 2012 07:06 PM
Mackenzie said...

wouldn’t the pipe cleaners attach some fuzz onto the candy coating?

well i love those and i’m making those and the chicks and eggs this week! they are so cute!

April 4, 2012 08:24 PM
Sarah W said...

These are so cute! I love the ears :) Bakerella you are amazing! I love your website and I think you are awesome. I’m 13 and I love baking, but I don’t think I could ever make anything as perfect as these!

April 4, 2012 08:42 PM
Jade @ Maids said...

Awesome Freakin cute hahas! you always amaze me with your work! Great Job!

April 5, 2012 02:04 AM
Milena said...

This is beautiful!! :)

April 5, 2012 07:02 AM
Genny said...

Oh my gosh! These are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Happy Easter!

April 5, 2012 08:51 AM
Linda K. said...

Hey! was wondering how to make sure my cake balls (after frosting) don’t crumble? Also if it’s alright to remelt the chocolate if you can’t dip them that fast. Any help would be appreciated!!!

April 5, 2012 10:27 AM
Angela said...

How cute are those! Love them! You are such an inspiration when it comes to these little treats…would never think of using certain candies for wings, feet, bunny noses… : ) Just wanted to stop by and say i hi and that I follow your blog frequently.
And, I just made my first cake pops! I put a link to your site crediting your innovations in the cake pop ‘world’. Would love a link back (if thats the term…fairly new to the blog world).

Thanks and Happy Baking! – Angela

April 5, 2012 02:24 PM
Zoe said...

These are so cute! I’m about to try make cupcake pops for the first time, is it okay to use bamboo sticks instead of lollipop sticks?

April 5, 2012 03:18 PM
melva said...

Super, super cute!!!. You are amazing!!! When I saw these I just had to make them. Just used what I had on hand. Used white m&ms instead of the sugar pears and made ears out of the candy melts. They came out cute but not as cute as yours:) YOU ROCK!!!

April 5, 2012 04:59 PM
luv2ride33 said...

I am making cake pops for the 1st time for an easter party and i can’t wait!

April 5, 2012 06:25 PM
Milton Dentist said...

So nice, Happy Easter!

April 5, 2012 09:54 PM
Bethany said...

Your bunnies made me smile. They are so cute!

April 6, 2012 08:02 PM
Stacy K. said...

Today my 12 year old daughter and I made 60 cake pops for Easter. We had already planned on making the chicks and bunnies you made last year. Next year we’ll make these. :)

April 6, 2012 08:23 PM
Victoria said...

The are sooooo cuteee!!!!!!

April 8, 2012 11:24 AM
Chu On Cakes said...

i had some left over white candy melts and decided to make eggies! i kept the pops plain, and used candy cups as a basket, or grass, whichever works… then doctored up my photo on photoshop. They’re not as detailed or as fabulous as your bunny pops, but i’m pretty proud of them! here’s a picture:

Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012 11:59 AM
Lorene @ Craftcake said...

These are adorable! I made them for Easter and they were a big hit with my family. The biggest challenge was figuring out what to use for the nose, but then I came across Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch sprinkles which worked perfectly.

I posted some photos on my blog:

April 9, 2012 10:42 AM
Fatimah said...

These are SO adorable. I love your site, it inspired me to make my own blog to document all the things i cook. Thank you!

April 9, 2012 04:13 PM
AMy Yasneski said...

Love it! And your blog is always so interesting – love to read it and get great baking tips / ideas and photography info too!

April 12, 2012 07:08 AM
Mary said...

Your work is wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!
Quick question, can I freeze the cake balls and decorate them later?

April 15, 2012 07:04 PM
Kirsty said...

I am a college student and have to do a presentation about a successful blog. Bakerella was my first choice! I will definitely include pictures of the cakes pops I have made from your book! I love all your ideas!

April 17, 2012 11:36 AM
lint said...

I am very happy to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always looking for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future…

April 19, 2012 02:54 PM
lint said...

too cute, these bunnies. How creative and inspiring. This is so good!

April 19, 2012 03:04 PM
Daisy said...

too cute, have to make them next easter! <3 :)

April 21, 2012 03:22 PM
Petite Pops said...

I don’t know how you do it Bakerella, every one of your treats are to die for cute!!

April 25, 2012 11:39 AM
oliva said...

hola me podrias decir que tipo de chocolate usas , yo uso los candy meet pero me resulta demasiado espeso ¿que se le puede poner para que no este tan espeso? gracias estoy empezando en esto, un saludo

May 7, 2012 02:45 PM
Christine said...

Wooooww.. these are too cute!!

May 25, 2012 05:21 AM
Anonymous said...

so cute could yo give me the recipe please and again so cute

June 6, 2012 03:17 PM
Kate said...

This will absolutely not do. One woman should not be allowed to have such immense talent.

Sigh. :)

The usual adoring hat tip over at OCP: Easter Bunny Cake Pops


February 5, 2013 02:26 PM
cheryl said...

Super cute. Did u use mini marshmellow for cheeks and did you coat the sunflower seeds yourself and with what.? Where do you get the get pens at and the ediable eyes?

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