Monday, May 14, 2012

Bluebird Cake Pops

Bluebird Cake Pops

Chirp! Chirp!

I had wanted to make these bluebird cake pops around Easter, but I decided on these bunny cake pops instead. I sketched out my birdie ideas and tucked the paper away for later. When I came across the sketch the other day, I decided I had to make them this weekend to share with my mom. They’re pretty cute for Mother’s Day – plus, I didn’t want to wait until next spring for a reason to see how they would turn out.

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To shape the heads, mold cake balls so they are bigger at the top than the bottom and have a slight indentation on the front side. If you were to look at them in profile, it might look like a big, round bean shape. Hmmm or a big round kidney shape. : )

And if you need the basic cake pop instructions to get started, check them out here.

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I made these little birdies blue, but they’d be cute in pink or yellow, too. How fun would they be for a baby shower. And of course they’d work for Spring and Easter time, too. Plus, all yellow would be great for Tweetie Birds.

Or make them any time. Cute is always in season.

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I wanted the bluebirds to have big eyes. So I had to improvise a little bit… with these Marshmallow Bits.

I usually use white confetti sprinkles for eyes because the size and shapes work so well. They come in mini, regular and jumbo sizes. But the mini and regular size was too small and the jumbo was too big.

So I went into my sprinkle stash for a solution.

Blue Bird Cake Pops

If you flatten marshmallow bits, (smaller than mini marshmallows) they are the perfect size for big eyes. Just use a flat surface to press the bits onto wax paper. Attach them to the cake pop with melted candy coating and you can add details to make them look less like visitors from outer space.

Blue Bird Cake Pops

Big pupils and eyelashes go a long way don’t you think? Yes, much better.

You can draw them on with a black edible ink pen. I like using Americolor pens. Then you can dot the eyes with melted white candy coating to finish them off.

Blue Bird Cake Pops

But eyes weren’t enough. I wanted them to have flower bonnets for spring.

Blue Bird Cake Pops

Sometimes I like using a toothpick to apply melted coating instead of a squeeze bottle. It can be easier to control where the coating goes since you are working on a small round surface. Easier for me anyway. Draw on the bonnet and straps on either side of the head with the toothpick. And after applying the melted coating, just add some small sprinkles on top to represent flowers while the coating is still wet.

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I used these powder blue nonpareils for tiny flowers, green daisy sprinkles for a large accent flower and yellow rainbow chip sprinkles for the beaks.

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Then you just need some ribbon to finish the bonnets off…

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… with a pretty little bow.

Blue Bird Cake Pops

Hope you find a reason to make these. They’ll bring big, bright smiles.

I’m so glad I didn’t wait to try them, because I love them. My mom did too. But you know – I think she would have loved anything I made. Last year I was on dialysis and this year because of her, I’m not. We were both just happy and grateful to enjoy Mother’s Day together… without me feeling sick. Can you believe it’s been almost a year since the transplant? Mom … you deserve Mother’s Day every day and so much more. I love you.

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Bonnie said...

So very cute.

May 14, 2012 02:45 AM
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Tata said...

so cute!!!!!!

May 14, 2012 02:46 AM
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vashti said...

They are way too cute to eat! I’d feel like a bluebird murderer.

May 14, 2012 02:47 AM
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Misty said...

love them!

May 14, 2012 02:50 AM
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Stine Mo said...

Aaaw, they’re adorable!

Stine Mo

May 14, 2012 02:52 AM
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vivian said...

These pops just made me squeal! They’re amazing, Bakerella! :D

May 14, 2012 02:58 AM
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Aylin said...

Everytime so perfect…

May 14, 2012 03:00 AM
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Delfina said...

These are too cute! Love these!!

May 14, 2012 03:03 AM
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Anne Marie Freitas said...

I love them! So precious!!!!!!

May 14, 2012 03:03 AM
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Leann said...

They look like a Disney cartoon

May 14, 2012 03:07 AM
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ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

Too cute!! Love it :)

May 14, 2012 03:14 AM
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D-Rache said...

Oh they are really cute!!

May 14, 2012 03:16 AM
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cecily ruvalcaba said...

oh so cute!

May 14, 2012 03:21 AM
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tania@mykitchenstories said...

OMG, how very cute

May 14, 2012 03:42 AM
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Baking Monster said...

as always amazingly cute, clever and just adorably yummy! it would be very hard eating one of these, i would feel sad for the baby bluebird! :)

May 14, 2012 03:46 AM
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Kelly-Jane said...

They are so cute!

May 14, 2012 03:59 AM
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Tanya said...

Sooooo cute !! Nearly a year wow ! so glad you and your mum are doing well

May 14, 2012 04:16 AM
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Melissa said...

Awww, those are so sweet :)

May 14, 2012 04:52 AM
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Melissa said...

Awww, those are so sweet :)

http://www.bakingmakesthingsbetter.com

May 14, 2012 04:53 AM
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Cynde said...

The cutest Blue Birds ever! They do look like a southern Blue Tweetie with the Bonnets on…giggle giggle. Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mom, coming up on your one year Anniversary! I am so glad you are both doing good. It must be amazing coming from so sick to feeling good and well again. Congratulations!! Keep on Baking Girl…….

May 14, 2012 05:47 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

I love, love, loovve them! So cute and clever as usual!
A year already! I’m so glad you both are doing well! Hi to your Mom from this Canuck. xo

May 14, 2012 06:06 AM
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Francesca Lobban said...

Wow… these are adorable!

May 14, 2012 06:13 AM
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Eveline van Heijst said...

Time flies, I’m glad you’re doing well.
I really like the bluebirds.
Eveline.

May 14, 2012 06:47 AM
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Sharon Dodds said...

I really love the eyelashes! Please tell me what kind of writer you use because I have never had any luck with writing on the chocolate. I have tried several markers and they just are not very vibrant at all!
Thanks,

May 14, 2012 07:10 AM
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Irene said...

OMG I love these!! I’m going to have to try them thank you so much for sharing you are amazing!!

May 14, 2012 07:11 AM
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Tanya Schroeder said...

I truly marvel at your work. The detail in each pop!! How long does it take you to do one? These are adorable!

May 14, 2012 07:39 AM
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

You always rock my world. Awesome new cake pop!

May 14, 2012 07:52 AM
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Kristin morris said...

These are too chirping cute!! Great job angie.

May 14, 2012 08:10 AM
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Shirley@bells-bakery said...

I love these! Your details always inspire me.

May 14, 2012 08:32 AM
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Beki Cook's Cakes said...

These are absolutely adorable!
I love the marshmallow idea for the eyes!!!

May 14, 2012 08:41 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

Angie….I think I just passed out for a minute. These are just TOO precious! They should be pictured in the dictionary under “cute.” Love these….can you tell?!?!? ;)

May 14, 2012 08:45 AM
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Lauren said...

I’m trying to think of a few reasons to make these right now….so cute!

May 14, 2012 08:47 AM
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Alexis said...

Aw! They’re so adorable. My mom looked at them, then looked at me and asked if I could make her those as a belated Mother’s Day treat. :)

May 14, 2012 08:51 AM
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Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

so cute! And yay for mom!

May 14, 2012 08:52 AM
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Brenda said...

Those baby Bluebirds are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in a cake pop. That same face would be adorable on a cupcake covered with blue fondant. My favorite bird is the Bluebird, so these are extra special to me. You’re amazing.

May 14, 2012 08:59 AM
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Grace Vaught said...

Awww….so cute! Can’t believe I got the 31st OR 32nd comment!

Keep baking Bakerella!

If you will now excuse me, I need to go to an Indians baseball game!
:)

May 14, 2012 09:02 AM
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Gina said...

These are adorable. I get most of my cake pop ideas from you (and give you the credit of course) but these are soooo cute. Will try them. Thanks for the new ideas

May 14, 2012 09:02 AM
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Grace @ The Cake Rebel said...

Sorry, I HAVE to post ONE more time! Guess what? I’m following TPW (The Pioneer Woman) now! I recorded her TV show too!

She’s awesome! So are you! You should get your own TV show!

Grace

May 14, 2012 09:04 AM
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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Angie, these are the most adorable cake pops I think you have ever made! I probably say that about each and every one of them, but oh my word, these take the cake!!!

Hope you had a great weekend!

May 14, 2012 09:30 AM
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Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

These are just so adorable! You come up with the greatest ideas! :0)

May 14, 2012 09:38 AM
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Connie said...

Ironically, my hubby tore down an old grape arbor in our yard this weekend, unknowingly knocking down a nest of two baby birds. We found them the next morning and momma hadn’t been back and we ended up taking them to a wildlife sanctuary in Ann Arbor. They are expected to be fine and we may be able to release them back in our yard in about a month. Your pops are just in time. :) We are amazed some wildlife didn’t get to these chicks but happy they have as best an outcome as they can. Love the pops! I will make them when re get to release our peeps…..as celebration!! :)

May 14, 2012 09:51 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

Angie!!! These are the cutest little bluebird pops. Your work always amazes me :)

May 14, 2012 09:52 AM
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Made With Pink said...

Too cute!! I love them! Just when I thought cake pops couldn’t get any cuter!

May 14, 2012 09:56 AM
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heather said...

So adorable! And what a special bond you and your mom have. Love that.

Belated happy mother’s day to you both! xo

May 14, 2012 10:05 AM
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Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, these are the cutest cake pops ever!!!

May 14, 2012 10:25 AM
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London Cooking Classes said...

They look like blue tweety birds! So cute. This is going to be perfect for a child’s party.

May 14, 2012 10:28 AM
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Sarah said...

So super cute – I love their big, girly eyes. It must be difficult to come up with ideas that no one has made yet!? Then again, maybe not because the ideas for cake pops are endless.

May 14, 2012 10:29 AM
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Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

Delightful!

May 14, 2012 10:43 AM
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Tara said...

freaking adorable!

May 14, 2012 10:48 AM
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Love To Make said...

Omg, they are absolutely adorable!!

May 14, 2012 10:53 AM
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beatriz said...

they look super cute, i’ll try them ASAP, thank you for this beautiful idea XOXO

May 14, 2012 10:56 AM
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Vy @ vypassetti cake pops said...

Smashing marshmallow bits to make eyes – GENIUS!

All that money wasted on trying to find specific sized sprinkles when all along I had free eyes in my cupboard :/

May 14, 2012 11:01 AM
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nikki said...

sweet tweet ! has an old school charm to it… wonder if you could make using blueberry muffins? whistle while you work ;) smart chick, bakerella!

May 14, 2012 11:17 AM
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miss popins said...

cute little tweet.

May 14, 2012 11:23 AM
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izzybeezbaking said...

Adorable!

May 14, 2012 11:33 AM
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Kristen said...

Oh my gosh – these are so darn cute!

May 14, 2012 11:43 AM
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a3stars said...

I can’t get over how darn cute these are! They have such w great vintage/retro look! LOVE THEM!

May 14, 2012 12:02 PM
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Stephanie said...

The bonnets were an extra cute touch!

May 14, 2012 12:09 PM
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Sandy said...

omg, these little birds look so cute! ? ?

May 14, 2012 12:14 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Sweet Pops~Sweet Post~Sweet Mom! Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom..I can’t believe it’s been a year already either..Sweet Year! :o)

May 14, 2012 12:26 PM
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Jamie said...

I am SO making these for my daughters birthday some yesr soon, she is Lucia Blue, my little bluebird!

May 14, 2012 01:56 PM
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mikky said...

These little birdies are just too cute! I especially
love the bow you picked. Really cute. Your Mom
must be proud.
:)
mikky
http://www.todaloos.com

May 14, 2012 02:55 PM
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Mrs Hudson: bake-street.com said...

So cute!!!!! I love everything you do!!
:D

May 14, 2012 03:28 PM
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Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said...

Seriously amazing! You are so talented!

May 14, 2012 03:34 PM
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LucyExpress said...

Your ideas are so sweet!

May 14, 2012 03:54 PM
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unknown said...

adorable!

May 14, 2012 04:17 PM
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Deborah said...

These are the cutest little retro looking birdies and I’m sure they are yummie too! SO Sweet! Deborah

May 14, 2012 05:44 PM
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Melanie S said...

So very adorable. I made your bunnies and chicks for Easter. Bought supplies today to try tigers for teacher appreciation lunch at my daughters school. Now to come up with a reason for bluebirds?? Oh well, who really needs a reason for cake pops!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

May 14, 2012 06:29 PM
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Georganne (LilaLoa) said...

Umm…. these are THE MOST ADORABLE little things in the history of EVER!! I may have stopped breathing a little when I saw those eyes!!! I am SO GLAD that you didn’t wait to make these. I LOVE THEM!!

May 14, 2012 06:44 PM
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Libby M said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing your talents. I’m glad that you and your Mother could enjoy these without you being sick. You need to get a Cake Pop Challenge Show going on the Food Network or get your own show. That would be a treat for everyone!

May 14, 2012 08:38 PM
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Joy said...

These are beyond adorable. Just… absolutely crazy cute. Thanks for brightening up my Monday!

May 14, 2012 08:56 PM
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Nina @ ambrosia said...

I love these, they’re beyond adorable!!!!

May 15, 2012 02:03 AM
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Kylene said...

oh. my. Lord! those are adorable! (yes, i actually said that out loud!)

May 15, 2012 10:34 AM
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Molly Galler said...

I love these! Would be great for a baby shower!

May 15, 2012 11:53 AM
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Amy said...

Precious as always!

May 15, 2012 12:12 PM
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Fatima said...

You’ve outdone thyself!

May 15, 2012 01:40 PM
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marla said...

You beautiful ladies have so much to be grateful for!! I am so happy for you both. These little bluebird pops are the perfect way to celebrate health, love and happiness! xo

May 15, 2012 03:16 PM
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Kathy @ opposite of grey said...

Those are ridiculously cute!!! Perfect for spring! It would be really cute to do little nest with mini bird eggs in them as a pop to go with these!

May 15, 2012 03:18 PM
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Angie @ Big Bear's Wife said...

Angie! Those are adorable!

May 15, 2012 03:21 PM
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Mona said...

The cutest blue bird ever!

May 15, 2012 08:21 PM
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snow said...

how sweet are those little birdies?! what a special mother’s day it must have been!

May 15, 2012 08:30 PM
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Snarky said...

THESE LOOK SOOOOO AMAZING! I am in love with the detail in the bonnet!

May 15, 2012 09:06 PM
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martha torres said...

son bellismos, gracias por compartir

May 16, 2012 09:25 AM
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Lori said...

They remind me of the Lefton Bluebirds – your cake pops are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

May 16, 2012 02:39 PM
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Bayley said...

as always, these pops are beyond adorable. you are my inspiration :)

May 16, 2012 03:53 PM
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amy said...

ADORABLE!!!

May 16, 2012 05:08 PM
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Liz said...

Utterly incredible! Such talent!

May 16, 2012 07:17 PM
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Tina said...

These are the cute!

May 17, 2012 09:56 AM
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Seanna Lea said...

These are cute and heartwarming, but not nearly as heartwarming as your love for your mom.

May 17, 2012 04:10 PM
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Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said...

Very tweet! Just gave your fabulous book to a crafty friend – she and her daughter are already making plans.

May 17, 2012 08:18 PM
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Lisa said...

AW, these are so so cute. Adorable. Love them.

May 17, 2012 09:30 PM
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Popsticake said...

They are sooo….cute, bet it will look pretty in pink and yellow, so adorable.

May 18, 2012 03:25 PM
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Sandi said...

I LOVE the bonnets! What a great idea. Just had a bad haircut. Going to do the bonnet thing now that you’ve shown me the light.

May 19, 2012 02:45 AM
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TamaraL said...

They are adorable!! So glad you could do something ‘sweet’ for your mom…she sure deserves it! She is one special lady!!!

May 19, 2012 07:58 PM
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DM said...

They are cuter than a little bunny rabbit!

May 20, 2012 08:03 AM
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mindy1 said...

OMG awww how cute :D

May 20, 2012 05:34 PM
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Lauri said...

Wow, those are just about the cutest things I have seen in a long time. So fun! I don’t think I could accomplish the same thing, but it is so enjoyable to watch you come up with your great ideas!

May 21, 2012 12:31 AM
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Angel said...

How big are your cake pops usually? I mean in length. Can you maybe post a picture of it beside a candy melt or something? I feel like I make mine too big…

May 21, 2012 01:26 PM
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Laura said...

These are so pretty!!

May 23, 2012 01:13 AM
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IcedJems.com said...

Can’t believe I’ve only just seen these, they are awesome! Love Jem from IcedJems.com x

May 24, 2012 02:49 PM
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