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.

jenny

  • 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.

Candies

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

Ouch

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

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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!