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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Christine said...

These are perfection!

May 25, 2012 05:28 AM
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Meg@WeLoveChicken said...

Wow! they are sooooo cute! How long do you take to make them?

May 29, 2012 08:08 AM
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Nisha said...

At the beginning stage they were somewhat looking like AVATAR, hehe. Too, too cute! You’re very creative!

June 1, 2012 11:22 PM
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Michelle A said...

So adorable

June 4, 2012 05:53 PM
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Ella said...

OMG MADE THEM SOOOOO CUUUUTTTTEEEEE

June 15, 2012 07:55 PM
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crottinger said...

Wow! Do this in yellow and it’d totally be Tweety! I haven’t looked yet to see if you had already. :)

June 25, 2012 04:09 PM
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maleeha said...

I tried these and they worked thank you for all the work u have done

June 28, 2012 08:31 PM
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Craig Edelman said...

These are great! Imagine if they were 5X the size like others I’ve seen. MMMMMmmm……..

June 29, 2012 05:09 PM
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Hannah Fedorowicz said...

These are super cute and I only wished I could pull it off as beautiful. I have watched your video on how to make cake pops and it looks so easy until I have a go. Everything seems to go smoothly until it’s time to dip them. I have made batch after batch and still can not get that lovely smooth finish you get. I think I have come to the conclusion that it’s the chocolate as it isn’t as runny as yours. I use candy melts from wilton and it never seems to be the same texture of yours. when I melt them. What am I doing wrong? I hope you can help as a friend asked me to make some for a shower and now I’m wishing I had said no :(

July 1, 2012 08:38 AM
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rosie said...

they are so cute, just wondering does anyone have any ideas or pictures of diy cake pop stands??

July 2, 2012 03:00 PM
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rosie said...

i have another question , is there a way to keep the chocolate on a cakepop from melting inside a cakepop wrapper?? i live in palmdale ca, and it can be over 100 degrees!!

July 3, 2012 01:41 PM
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Victoria said...

Me and my mom are going to make cake pops today and I like the ones that u make

July 8, 2012 09:17 AM
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Victoria said...

Me and my mom are going to make cake pops today and I like the ones that u make

July 8, 2012 09:17 AM
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Anika Louise said...

I adore these cake pops! They would be darling for a Snow White party or a baby shower. SO creative!

July 8, 2012 08:17 PM
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jules said...

So cute love your desserts!

Just started a baking blog would love youe im put on by bakeing skills . Check my blog out just started .

July 28, 2012 12:12 PM
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Elise said...

I love these lil birds! It looks so hard at first but when you read through all the steps it seems pretty easy. I think I’m gonna try making cake pops ones now!

July 31, 2012 09:14 AM
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Sania Saady said...

Beautiful! The last paragraph brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your good health and wishing you more! xxx

August 16, 2012 06:16 AM
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Samantha said...

I am really speechles, these cake pops are amazing. I just got a cake pop maker, but it will take long before I can make something like this, wonderful!

August 18, 2012 04:01 PM
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sylvia said...

i love the way you bake but would you put some up as hello kitty

November 22, 2012 08:34 PM
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Bakerella said...

Hi Sylvia – Here you go
http://www.bakerella.com/here-kitty-kitty/

November 23, 2012 07:41 AM
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Shauna said...

I love these but if I tried to make them they would fail :(

January 23, 2013 12:35 PM
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Iraeyeh said...

I want to make these, but, y’know, I’d feel so guilty eating them.

January 25, 2013 12:07 AM
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Anonymous said...

um this is my first time on this website and i have a question um ………………………….. are there any videos on this website ?

March 14, 2013 04:32 PM
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BeBetsy said...

So adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ~~ Best Wishes, Sharon & Denise

May 15, 2013 01:54 PM
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bec said...

SO adorable. you are amazing!

June 26, 2013 10:29 PM
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jojo said...

trop beau ces oiseaux dommage que ce ne soit pas en français mais merci pour vos merveilles !

March 3, 2014 08:56 AM
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bec said...

Those are so cute and sweet!

March 26, 2014 03:46 PM
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Lydia said...

Very adorable

March 26, 2014 09:41 PM
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KATHERINE said...

BEURIFUL,FRIEND OH I LOVE very good my friend very good
your friend katherine love
YOLO.
PST.:omg

September 23, 2014 08:16 PM
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