Monday, August 20, 2012

Baby Faces

Baby Cake Pops

I made Baby Face Cake Pops for someone special today.

Her name is Jenny and she’s about to have a baby boy. Her third. She’s also giving birth to her first cookbook this year, and I’m very excited for her and the whole family.

You may already know Jenny. She is the light and love behind Picky Palate and she’s a cherished friend of mine.


  • We first met at a blogger event in Minnesota a few years ago and we hit it off right away.
  • Then on a trip I took to LA, I asked her at the last minute to stop everything and go eat cupcakes with me. She did and we had a blast.
  • A few months later we met up at a Blogher Party that Pioneer Woman was hosting in San Francisco.
  • And then we were roomies this past October in Orlando for Food Blog Forum.

I love how blogging brings people together and I’m happy to call Jenny my friend.

And even happier to be a part of this virtual shower for her with some other friends today.

Baby Cake Pops

Baby Faces.

I’ve made them before (they’re in the book), but I’ve been wanting to play around with different faces to make them better and I think these guys came out pretty cute.

These have smaller noses. Bigger smiles. Confetti sprinkle cheeks and simpler eyes. And now I wish I could update them in the book.

Candy Coatings

Here are some basic cake pop instructions.

For these baby heads, I mixed white candy coating with a little butterscotch and peach colored candy coating. Add them in small amounts until you get a shade you like. You can also just use peach or brown with white. Whatever works for you.

Baby Boy Cake Pop

The faces are easy to decorate.

  • Draw on mouths with a brown edible ink pen.
  • Dot on a small amount of tinted coating for the nose with a toothpick.
  • Dot on coating for the cheeks and attach a pink confetti sprinkle.
  • Draw eyes with a black edible ink pen.
  • Draw a curly hair with a brown edible ink pen or use some of the melted butterscotch coating to draw on the pop with a toothpick.
  • Dot on coating for the pacifier and attach a candy necklace piece.
  • Then squish a marshmallow bit into the opening of the pacifier. Totally not necessary, but I thought it made them cuter.


Candy necklace pieces, confetti sprinkles and marshmallow bits. These help make the baby faces look as cute as can be.

But I thought they needed a little something more.

So I dressed them up a little.

Baby Boy Cake Pops

Baby bibs. Eeeeek! I may never be able to make baby cake pops without bibs again. So cute. And so customizable!

These are basically cake pop tags, but with one hole punched, placed right under the pop and curled a bit to hang down.

……And for girls, check out how Pop Star Veronika made bonnets. So clever.

Then I made some more bibs … just for Jenny this time.

Paper Punch

If you know Jenny, you know her little one is destined to be a cookie lover. How could he not be with all the yummy cookie creations she comes up with over at Picky Palate.

Baby Boy Cake Pops for Jenny

Hey Jenny! Hope you like these little guys.

Baby Cake Pops

These are more generic bibs I made in blue. And I made some pink ones for you guys, too.

Here’s a pdf you can download if you’d like to use them.

And here’s a pdf of just the cookie bibs if you’d like those.

Cake Pop Tags

Just use a 1.5 inch paper punch to cut them out and then use a small hole punch at the top and you can slip them right on the sticks.

Happy Shower


P.S. – Jenny, I’m sorry, but I bit your baby.


For more fun and yummy shower wishes for Jenny, visit these blogs and see what some of her other friends are cooking up today to surprise her.

Add a Pinch Blue Velvet Cake

Averie Cooks Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars

Bake at 350 Cute as a Button Cupcakes

Bakers Royale Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles

Bev Cooks Horseradish Deviled Eggs

Brown Eyed BakeShrimp Nacho Bites

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Homemade Animal Crackers

Cookies and Cups Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

Family Fresh Cooking Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca

Food For My Family Ginger Plum Preserves

Heather’s Dish Perfect Pancake Bites

i am baker Special Cake for a “Picky Palate”

Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies

Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Panini Happy Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies

Recipe BoyChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos

Recipe Girl Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors

The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies

TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Two Peas and Their Pod Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake

Whats Gaby Cooking Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

Thanks Marla & Amanda for putting this all together!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, these cute little guys are too adorable Angie!! I love the baby bibs! Love the pictures of you and Jenny, ya’ll are too cute!!

August 20, 2012 03:07 AM
Ilan (IronWhisk Blog) said...

Aw this is so nice :)
Cute baby faces.. but not cute enough not to eat them.

August 20, 2012 03:08 AM
Mackenzie said...

So happy for Jenny! And the pops are cute too! :-)

August 20, 2012 03:10 AM
D-Rache said...

They are so cute :) One day I made pink baby-muffins with silver peals and pink and lila sprinkles for my friends baby shower. They were great but we had so much cake, that I had to bring a lot back home…

August 20, 2012 03:11 AM
Kezia said...

What a cool idea!

August 20, 2012 03:55 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

The cutest cake pops ive ever seen! :D

August 20, 2012 04:52 AM
Seanna Lea said...

Poor little baby head. I think you should put the second half of his head out of his misery!

August 20, 2012 05:35 AM
gina said...

I love them. They are so cute. For your tags you made, what is the name of machine you used and where did you get it?

August 20, 2012 05:55 AM
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking said...

These are adorable! I’m so excited for our friend and can’t wait to see her new little one soon. He’s certainly going to have a sweet tooth!

August 20, 2012 05:58 AM
Cynthia said...

I love those! I made baby cake pops to tell my family I was pregnant and they still talk about how much they loved them. My baby boy is turning 1 on 10th september…

August 20, 2012 06:08 AM
popeyetalk said...

Oh my goodness… OH MY GOODNESS… how supercute is that? This is definetly the sweetest thing I´ve ever seen! You are so incredible talented! After that I made a presentation of your new cake pop christmasbook on my blog, I had a lot of enthusiastic feedback from our German-Comunity here in Berlin… it`s very very possible, that for the future I´m not remaining the only new fan of your irresistable projects ;o)
Love & Hug from Jutty&Poppy

August 20, 2012 06:12 AM
Jen @ Savory Simple said...

These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

August 20, 2012 07:22 AM
shelly (cookies and cups) said...

These are adorable and the I heart cookies bib is the BEST!

August 20, 2012 07:26 AM
TidyMom said...

oh Angie this are just ADORABLE!!!!……..and I’m sorry Jenny I bit your baby……..made me almost spit coffee all over my screen this morning! haha!!

August 20, 2012 07:32 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

that is just the cutest pop ever, the bibs. they are just too much!

August 20, 2012 07:54 AM
limor said...

hello, i wanted to ask, where can i get the paper punch?
thank you

August 20, 2012 08:07 AM
Candy said...

I love these cute baby pops and their bibs! Could you also make available the “I love cookies” tag for us at home to print out?

August 20, 2012 08:09 AM
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

These are the cutest cake pops ever, Angie! Love those bibs and their sweet faces.

August 20, 2012 08:10 AM
Jenny Flake said...

Angie!!! You are so sweet, these pops could not get cuter and the one with the bite at the end, totally cracking up! Thanks for your sweet words friend! Miss you!! xoxo

August 20, 2012 08:21 AM
JulieD said...

These are so adorable, Angie!! I love them!! And the I <3 Cookies bib is just so perfect for Jenny's little one. :D

August 20, 2012 08:51 AM
Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

These turned out so adorable! Oh my gosh! I love that you are having a virtual shower for her — so much fun! :-)

August 20, 2012 08:51 AM
Jill said...

Thanks for a great Monday morning smile, Angie!! I hope all is well with you! Much love!

August 20, 2012 08:53 AM
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife said...

How cute are those! You have a lot of patience for all those details, but it’s so worth it!

August 20, 2012 08:54 AM
bakerella said...

Seanna Lea – i did. : )

Gina – the program I use is Adobe Illustrator. I design the graphics and then print them out on card stock paper. You can also use Word for simple text. Just size it to fit inside whatever paper punch size you are using.

Cynthia – Happy birthday to your little one.

popeyetalk – Thanks!

Shelly – me too!

Tidymom – glad to give you a giggle.

limor – I found it at Hobby Lobby. Check craft stores or online.

Candy – I wondered if anyone would want those. I’ll make a sheet of them and update them here on the post soon.

Jenny – My pleasure. Miss you too. Hugs!

August 20, 2012 08:57 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Super, super cute, Angie!! I love these little guys! xo

August 20, 2012 09:01 AM
MikeVFMK said...

What a wonderful thing! And absolutely beautiful little pops. You definitely do cake pops like no other. And the talent. Too much.

August 20, 2012 09:03 AM
katie said...

seriously!?!? These are the cutest cake pops ever!!!

August 20, 2012 09:09 AM
Cali @ said...

Why are these so cute? I mean they are over the top cute. I wish I knew someone who was having a baby!..They will be archived for a later date.

August 20, 2012 09:24 AM
Fly said...

The funniest thing is? My brothers wife gave birth to a babygirl yesterday. That is so amazing. Perhaps I will make them when they get home as a welcome gift.

August 20, 2012 09:28 AM
Maria said...

These are too cute for words! Love them!

August 20, 2012 09:44 AM
Lauren said...

Bahahaha! “Sorry, I bit your baby!” LOVE IT, Angie!

August 20, 2012 09:45 AM
Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden said...

Really nice idea but I would be sorry to it because they are so cute :)

August 20, 2012 09:51 AM
Cookbook Queen said...

These are stinking adorable. Those bibs make them extra special!!!

August 20, 2012 09:52 AM
Annamaria said...

The pops look adorable. It’s too bad they get eaten. Lots of attention to detail.

August 20, 2012 09:53 AM
Stephanie said...

These are too much! And the bibs work so well on so many levels! Great baby shower!

August 20, 2012 09:53 AM
marla said...

You are AMAZING!! These are the cutest cake pops and your graphics astound me. How cute are those bibs??!! Girl, you think of everything. Such a sweet and thoughtful way to honor miss Jenny today :) So glad you could join in the fun :) XO

August 20, 2012 09:56 AM
Kristen said...

Adorable! The bibs are a nice touch

August 20, 2012 10:07 AM
Bev @ Bev Cooks said...

Ummm, I’m DYING. These are freaking adorable. I’ll take 60 trillion.

August 20, 2012 10:21 AM
melva said...

These are super cute and adorable. Love the bibs!

August 20, 2012 10:31 AM
Missy said...

Very cute, I hope these baby faces inspire my baby to come today. A girl can dream right?

August 20, 2012 10:32 AM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Haha…I am cracking up over that last line! ;)

I’d love to see you & Jenny together! Two of the cutest blond bakers ever!!!

Love these sweet babies, Angie!

August 20, 2012 10:37 AM
caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy said...

oh my gosh those are just adorable! i love the little curl of hair — so. cute!

August 20, 2012 10:40 AM
Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

Cutest pops ever! What a special treat for sweet Jenny!

August 20, 2012 10:54 AM
Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies said...

SO adorable! You have a gift, girl!

August 20, 2012 11:05 AM
Tasha @thatssoyummy said...

These absolutely warmed my heart, sooooo adorable!!!!!

August 20, 2012 11:56 AM
Cindy C said...

I love the idea of a virtual baby shower! The cake pops are so cute! Congrats Jenny!

August 20, 2012 12:34 PM
sheri4l said...

Very cute…how does a virtual shower work? Do you send her the food? Oh my then she would have so much food……do you play the shower games via the internet… tell how it works…I think it would be fun to do for someone far away

August 20, 2012 12:42 PM
naomi said...

OMG-These are so incredibly cute! I love the pacifer detail. You are so creative and talented – wow.

August 20, 2012 01:02 PM
Caroline_GoodCupcakesGood said...

You are the coolest…EVER!
Absolutly love your cake pops!
A big hug from Norway!

August 20, 2012 01:49 PM
The BearFoot Baker said...

SO CUTE!!!!!

August 20, 2012 01:52 PM
Muddy Kinzer said...

Love the baby faces and the blog roll shower…great idea! I can’t wait to explore!

August 20, 2012 02:42 PM
Janine ( said...

These are crazy adorable! And such perfect timing… I just found out my little sis is having a baby!

August 20, 2012 02:55 PM
Kathy - Panini Happy said...

“The light and love behind Picky Palate” – that’s a wonderful (and incredibly appropriate) way to describe Jenny!

August 20, 2012 03:09 PM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Oh my goodness, these are sooooo cute!! Awesome job!

August 20, 2012 03:15 PM
Ulli said...

oh wow, now I really want a baby…or just a baby face cake pop ;-)

August 20, 2012 03:41 PM
Irene said...

Cute enough to eat!!!! I can’t get the pdf to download it never finishes loading. Would love to have it!!

August 20, 2012 04:18 PM
Bob said...

Wow these are so cute! I’ll tell my wife to make some of these. :)

August 20, 2012 04:55 PM
Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker said...

These are so adorable! I think it’s really nice that so many bloggers are a part of this “virtual” baby shower. I’ve seen a bunch of blog posts for this baby shower and it’s so awesome that so many people have become friends through blogging and blogging events. I hope to be a part of something like that someday. :)

August 20, 2012 05:00 PM
Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Ive loved participating in the shower and seeing what everyone has made! I wish we could all have been doing it live and in real life because everyone’s goodies look soooo good and these are just so adorable!

August 20, 2012 05:15 PM
marisa said...

these are amazing! you are so inspirational and i love your site and books and everything you do!

August 20, 2012 06:19 PM
Patty said...

Super duper cute!! You’re work is amazing!
Looking forward to the download of the “I ? cookies”

August 20, 2012 06:27 PM
Beth said...

I LOVED those candy necklaces as a kid!

And the pops are just TOO CUTE!!!

August 20, 2012 07:37 PM
Sarah said...

How awesome! I’ve followed both your blogs for years now, it’s exciting to feel like a part of the shower as a reader. Congrats on the baby Jenny, best of luck to you!

August 20, 2012 09:18 PM
mindy1 said...

OMG how cute :D love them. The last pic hehehe

August 20, 2012 10:20 PM
Jess @ Bakericious said...

woa these are so cute!

August 20, 2012 10:28 PM
teresa said...

These are absolutely adorable!
How cute that you used a candy necklace for decorations.
I know Jenny must be wishing this was a “in real life” baby shower!
Too cute!
You are amazing…and totally adorable!

August 20, 2012 11:17 PM
Renea Keitch said...

How do you get the shell of the cakepop so smooth?

August 21, 2012 03:21 AM
Anina @ Aninas Recipes said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I am getting all broody with you guys and your special gifts for Jenny! Too cute!!

August 21, 2012 08:03 AM
Lisa said...

I visited most of the shower posts already & these are by far my favorites! So, SO adorable. I love them.

August 21, 2012 10:22 AM
aussiemarina said...

super duper cute

August 21, 2012 08:04 PM
Grace said...

Omg. Those are too cute! I almost died of adorableness! (:

August 21, 2012 10:47 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

So happy for Jenny! I know she must have really loved these! Too sweet!! :o)

August 22, 2012 12:19 AM
gina said...

Thank you so much for your response. I have the adobe but never thought to use it for that lol. How sad is that. Cool. Thank you again for all your work. I love everyday to come here n look to see what u have made n think of ways to do the same thing or somewhat different. I did do the cupcakes n ppl love it. Thank you so much showing your tricks n tips.

August 22, 2012 02:11 AM
Lisa said...

OMG, how cute are they. My friend is having a baby boy. I would love to be able to make them for her but I can’t even make plain cake pops, nevermind. LOL :)

August 23, 2012 11:09 PM
Candy said...

Hi Bakerella!
Are you still going to post those adorable “I love cookies” tag(bibs)? I sure would love to have them-your work is so cute!

August 24, 2012 08:56 AM
Taylor said...

You really need to make your own brand!!

August 26, 2012 04:14 PM
bakerella said...

Hey guys – just updated this post with the cookie bibs pdf if you’d like it.

August 27, 2012 11:43 PM
Brenda Liz said...

Where did you get your stamp cutter is so cute.

August 28, 2012 12:10 AM
Brenda Liz said...

Hi, Angie. I have a ? Where did you get your stamp cutter is so cute.

August 28, 2012 12:11 AM
mary said...

How long can you store rolled balls in refrigerator before dipping in chocolate? Sometimes I like to roll the balls ahead of time and dip at a later time.

August 28, 2012 09:32 AM
Brenda Liz said...

How cute is your stamp cutter . Where did u find it?

August 28, 2012 10:33 AM
mel tardy said...

i must ask (what has probably been asked repeatedlyl) how you always get your cakepops coatin so smooth? I’ve tried to tweak it so many different ways and it’s always, always NOT SMOOTH……
please assist?

August 28, 2012 02:40 PM
Brenda Liz said...

They r so beautiful. Adorable. What kind of stamp cutter use is so cute.

August 28, 2012 09:02 PM
jessica?? said...

love them….. :D good job

August 29, 2012 11:23 PM
joniser said...

Can I have the recipe for the frosting that you made for the cake pops? And how much in terms of grams did you use to mix with the cake crumbs.

August 30, 2012 11:50 AM
Linda said...

How did you get them to be so smooth and perfectly round. When I tried making them, I would tap off excess chocolate but never came out that smooth and perfect like yours.

September 2, 2012 09:23 AM
Linda said...

Some of my baby heads chocolate cracked. Do you have any idea why?

September 2, 2012 09:26 AM
Myraida said...

I try to make the eye and mouth with the Wilton ink and don’t work which one you use or it’s a little trick?

September 24, 2012 10:53 AM
Pam, in NCq said...

I tried these last night. This morning they’re all in the trash!!! I do not understand firstly, how you manage to get your balls SO round, or your coating so smooth!!! I even actually ordered the Merkens chips! And they *are* just a bit easier to work with, but then my coating started cracking!! Aurghgh!!! My Wilton pens don’t write so well on coating and that’s my fault… as is the fact that I had confetti circles that ended up being too big!! And since I couldn’t draw eyes, I used some candy ones I had lying around. In the end, my ‘baby’ pops looked like wrinkled old men. So sad….

October 11, 2012 10:30 AM
Portia said...

I will love to try and have recipe.

October 30, 2012 08:58 AM
tom said...

do you have a pdf for the “Picky eater” bibs?

November 2, 2012 12:41 PM
Heide M. said...

The baby faces are so cute! Very clever idea.

January 11, 2013 08:31 PM
Chris said...

Totally amazing site. Thank you for all that you do. You are the most awesome person that I know online. You are touching so many lives by doing what you do. Please keep it up. My family (hubby and 2 kids) loved your site. We are drooling every single time. I have your book and I’d rather read that instead of my Pharm book ;) I am throwing my friend’s wife a baby shower and I am thinking of making these to give away as favors. I really liked the picky eater. Is there a way you can post the pdf? Thank you so much.

January 19, 2013 12:37 PM
Sue said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

January 20, 2013 08:01 PM
Lauren said...

These are adorable! I made some for a shower this weekend. I want to wrap them in cute little bags as the favors but wondering if that will mess them up/melt them? Right now they are hardening up in my fridge. The shower is Sunday. Please let me know what would be best as far as wrapping them goes. Thanks!

January 24, 2013 02:22 PM
Liz said...

These are sooo cute, that I am attempting to make them for a friends baby shower!!! I’ve gone and bought all the exact ingredients you mentioned, however the edible ink pen is just not drawing on the chocolate??? Help!!!!!! What’s going wrong???!!! Please let me know!

January 26, 2013 01:05 AM
Muskaan said...

Did you use jumbo sprinkles or normal size???

January 27, 2013 02:05 PM
Kate said...

Way, way, way, WAY too cute. I am not ashamed to admit I melted a little inside. :)

I hope you don’t mind, but I had to blog about it: link to

Keep up the great work, bakerella!

January 30, 2013 01:08 PM
Leandra said...

I made these for my niece’s baby shower, I added a bow to the right with 3 curs drawn in and a pink bonnet. They came out fantastic, the only problem I had was with the bib, it kept coming down unless I gued it in place with the candy coating, although that didn’t always work either. How did you get the bib’s to stay up?

February 22, 2013 05:39 PM
bec said...

those are perfect for a baby shower! so cute :)

July 19, 2013 10:38 AM
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