Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Baby Block Cake Pops

Baby Block Cake Pops

These Baby Block Cake Pops are just too sweet. How Sweet you ask? Sweet enough to help surprise my internet friend Jessica of How Sweet Eats with for her very yummy virtual baby shower. There’s going to be a ton of yum happening today so check out these other friends’ food posts, too and get it on the fun.

Shaping Cake Pops

To make baby blocks, follow my basic instructions for making cake pops.

Then shape them into squares before dipping. For shaping, I roll into balls first to help ensure that I get the right amount. If I start shaping as I go, I tend to get all different sizes. But by rolling first, I can count out how many I need and also re-proportion any that are a little too small or too big by pinching off or adding dough and then re-rolling. I made these slightly bigger than my normal round pops to make sure the letter shapes would fit on the flat surface, so the dough will yield fewer pops.

To make the blocks, take a cake ball and start shaping it into a rounded square by rotating and pressing with your fingers using both hands. Then pinch a bit of the dough out on all 8 corners to a form a sharper point. It will look a little wonky at first, but then take your shape and slide it on a piece of wax paper on the counter, pressing down slightly as you do. Rotate and repeat with each side. Continue shaping until all four sides are smooth with defined edges.

Candy Wafers

Since Jessica loves sparkly and neon, I decided to go bold and bright on the blocks instead of paler pastels. I think she’ll heart them.

But if you want them to be light pink for instance, just melt and mix in white candy wafers to create lighter colors. Easy!

Dipping Cake Pops

To decorate the blocks, dip in melted white candy wafers first and let dry. When dry, melt a second color to highlight the edges with.

You can decorate these as much or little as you like. You can pipe and outline just the fronts of the blocks or outline each edge. I didn’t pipe the melted wafers on though because I have a harder time controlling the coating that way. I like to just use a toothpick to draw it on instead.

Draw the coating one edge at a time and then sprinkle white sanding sugar on top before it dries. Repeat with each edge until they are outlined and sparkly. The other great thing about using toothpicks and sanding sugar is that the sugar will create a barrier and allow you to gently straighten up any lines with your toothpick and without messing up the melted coating. SO helpful!

Candy Letters

Now for the letters! Oh, baby… too cute!

Candy Mold Painting

I used the letter candy mold in my new line for these and it worked out great. But if you are good at piping, you can totally just pipe A B C letters on the blocks, too. To use a candy mold, fill cavities with melted candy wafers and tap the mold on the counter gently to settle the melted coating into the cavities. Then place the mold in the refrigerator for a few minutes to help set and dry quickly. To remove pieces, gently twist the mold or press from the back gently to help remove the letters and you’re ready to go.

Baby Block Cake Pops

:etter Pops

To attach the letters, just add a few dots of melted white candy coating to the backs and “glue” them on. I just did letters on one side.

If you create these for a friend’s shower, have a little fun with the letters and make unexpected words.

For instance, I don’t think we should stop at just A B C  for Jessica?

Candy Molds

NO… I don’t think so.

Letter Block Cake Pops

Add an O and N and now we’re getting somewhere… spelling the important things in life. Jessica would agree.

Place them in a stand to serve and display …

ABC Pops

or you can wrap them in treat bags for fun baby shower favors, too.

Now, if you don’t know Jessica yet, then you are totally missing out on some amazing food, photos and fun over on her blog.

Hop on over to visit or you can check out her brand new book for some Seriously Delish food, too.

And don’t forget to check out what else everyone made to help celebrate!

>> Here’s the links to all the other How Sweet Eats Virtual Baby Shower Posts. <<

ABC Pops

Enjoy!

Also, below are the Bakerella for Make’n Mold products I used to make these cake pops.

You can find them all in stores at A.C. Moore Crafts right now. And, if there’s not a location in your area, you can also order online from Make’n Mold.

Candy Wafers
Pop Sticks
Letter Candy Mold
Dot Treat Bags

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mindy1 said...

How cute and simple :))

November 4, 2014 06:17 AM
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Rachel Cooks said...

These are the cutest! I love them!

November 4, 2014 07:03 AM
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Pam said...

Adorable!

November 4, 2014 07:57 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

These are the cutest ever Angie! Soooo glad I got to see you the last few days in Nashville :) xo

November 4, 2014 08:26 AM
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Monica @ Mocha and Moccasins said...

I love how you made them spell “BACON”. That is clever.
I’d love to make these for a baby shower- the colours are so cute.

November 4, 2014 08:53 AM
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Tiffany said...

Your creations still surprise me. Very cute.

November 4, 2014 08:54 AM
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Jessica said...

ANGIE! THANK YOU!!!
these are perfection. so freaking cute.
xoxoxo

November 4, 2014 09:26 AM
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Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy said...

Stop it! I can’t get over how cute all your stuff is!!

November 4, 2014 12:38 PM
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haley@ Cupcakes and Sunshine said...

ADORABLE. absolutely adorable. LOVE the sweet details! :)

November 4, 2014 01:31 PM
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brandi said...

oh my goodness, these are adorable!

November 4, 2014 02:58 PM
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Peppermint Dolly said...

I definitely need that letter mould in my life!!

Rxx

http://www.peppermintdolly.wordpress.com

November 4, 2014 03:52 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

Those are super sweet. I would completely make those. So awesome!

November 4, 2014 04:24 PM
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bev @ bevcooks said...

You are just beyond talented and amazing. Thank you so much for being a part of this, Angie!

November 4, 2014 08:36 PM
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Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

I think my mouth was hanging open the whole time I was scrolling through this post. You are so stinkin’ talented, Angie!

November 4, 2014 10:35 PM
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Sarah | The Sugar Hit said...

These are magical! What more beautiful thing could a person bring to a baby shower? You might be a wizard.

November 5, 2014 01:07 AM
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tertuliadasusy said...

Que lindos!

November 5, 2014 06:26 AM
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Karen@ Sugartown Sweets said...

These are so sweet. How thrilled Jessica must have been when she saw these! The dotty treat bags are the perfect packaging. :)

November 5, 2014 07:06 AM
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Jenny @ The Peachy Pair said...

I want to have a baby just so I can have these at my shower!

November 5, 2014 08:43 AM
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Pam L. said...

Absolutely the cutest! Can you imagine these at a Baby Shower?

November 5, 2014 09:35 AM
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Alma said...

Adorable!

November 5, 2014 12:22 PM
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Andrea said...

Thank you SO MUCH for an “old style” post with all the pictures and great step-by-step instruction. LOVE LOVE LOVE these posts!

November 5, 2014 12:46 PM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh my gosh! The blocks are AH-dorable….but then to spell out BACON?!?!??! PERFECT!

November 5, 2014 06:35 PM
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Ashley said...

These are the cuuuutest ever!!! And delicious, I’m sure. Thanks so much for joining the party! :)

November 5, 2014 08:49 PM
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CakeSpy said...

I’m amazed that you wrote a post in addition to hitting up all of the honky tonks in Nashville with your new cowboy boots (KIDDING!!!). Bakerella, you impress as always with your gorgeous craft-meets-food art and creativity. Love you!!!

November 6, 2014 09:06 AM
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Chefgirl said...

That’s really smart!! And cute!!
Really mouthwatering

November 8, 2014 10:33 PM
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Cucook said...

Quick & Easy CustomCookie Cutters!
link to cucook.us

November 10, 2014 12:12 PM
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AppetiteDeluxe said...

wow amazing

November 10, 2014 01:46 PM
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Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog said...

Absolutely love these adorable little baby block cake pops!

November 10, 2014 03:26 PM
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David said...

These are so awesome! I actually made some of them, and they turned out amazing! My 8 year old niece loved them! Thanks for sharing this awesome and easy recipe!

November 10, 2014 05:03 PM
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

These are so great for a baby shower!

November 14, 2014 07:40 AM
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Manish said...

Hey,

Very nice cakes colors and pictures. i completely liked it.
Designer cakes Pune

Thanks!!

November 25, 2014 02:26 AM
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