Monday, September 16, 2013

Boo. Hiss.

Boo the Dog Cake Pops

That’s right.

Boo Hiss… in the sweetest way possible.

It’s Boo. The World’s Cutest Dog.

Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

And hiss… it’s one Grumpy Cat.

Yeah, so this is what happens when cake pops and cute internet celebrity pets collide.

Adorable edible animals.

Chronicle Books

Did you know Boo and Grumpy Cat have their own books? Boo has almost 7.5 million Facebook fans, stuffed animals and calendars and Grumpy Cat even has a movie deal. Crazy.

And the three of us have a little something in common. We share the same publisher, Chronicle Books. I already had Boo’s book and when I found out Chronicle was publishing Grumpy Cat’s book, too – I was unexplainably excited – like I could stop by their offices or something and be able to cuddle that kitty. I thought a while back, it would be fun to surprise my friends at Chronicle and make these two cuties into cake pops and I finally got around to it last weekend. Hope they love them. By the way guys, if you’re reading… I totally want to be there for a Boo and Grumpy Cat playdate.

Boo Cake Pops

Boo is a little pomeranian with the cutest puppy haircut and bouncing personality.

Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

Grumpy Cat (whose real name is Tardar Sauce) on the other hand is not so perky with a permanent grumpy expression. Let’s just say that if these two hung out together, Boo would totally be Grumpy Cat’s Nermal. And if you get that reference you’ll probably enjoy this and this, too.

Now… if you have no idea who these two are or what I am talking about, just google Boo the Dog and Grumpy Cat for a little pop culture and you’ll get it. Adorable overload.

But even if you don’t know anything about them … they still make the cutest little pet pops. Here’s how I decorated them…

Crumbled Cake

Start with crumbled cake and frosting mixed together and rolled into balls.

You guys know how to do this by now, but if not… here’s a link to the full how-to instructions for basic cake pops.

Make 'n Mold

Once the balls are rolled, chilled and ready to dip, you’ll need some candy coating.

I melted chocolate and vanilla and yellow until I achieved a shade I liked that could work as the base for both pops. These candy wafers are by Make ‘n Mold and you can find them at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and A.C. Moore. Start with white as the base and add a few brown wafers in and then some yellow as you melt them. Stop when the color feels right for you. I wish I had kept a ratio of these for you, but I didn’t keep track as I was melting.

Boo Cake Pops Steps

When the coating is fluid, dip the pops in the coating in one motion – no swirling – and tap off any excess.

When dry, Reserve some of the melted light brown candy coating for later use and then add some more chocolate and yellow to the coating to make a darker shade. Dip Boo’s head in about half way and at a slight angle and let dry.

When dry, use a toothpick dipped in the reserved light brown coating and draw on Boo’s snout. Place a miniature pink confetti sprinkle in the coating while it’s still wet and then let dry. Then dot on more light brown coating to overlap the sprinkle. It will look like Boo is smiling with a tiny pink tongue sticking out.

Then use a toothpick dipped in the darker shade and dot/draw on Boo’s ears. Form the shape first and when it dries draw over the shape with more coating to make the ears look curved forward.

Finally, dot on some dark brown coating for a tiny nose. Then draw eyes with a black edible pen and dot then with a speck of white coating to finish the look.

Boo the Dog Cake Pops

Hey Boo.

Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

Now for a frowning feline. It’s grumpy time.

Grumpy Cake Cake Pops Steps

First, use some of the chocolate wafers and cut triangles out of them for ears using a sharp (non-serrated) knife.

When you dip the pops, place ears in position while the coating is still wet.

When dry, use a toothpick and etch out the shape for Grumpy Cat’s face. I drew a cake poppable likeness of Grumpy cat on paper to use as a guide.

Attach eyes (Jumbo confetti sprinkles broken in half) in position with a little melted candy coating and then use a toothpick dipped in more dark coating to draw around eyes in the shape etched on the pop. This way the confetti sprinkle eyes will look recessed a bit with the chocolate overlapping.

Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

Then draw in between with a toothpick dipped in melted white coating. Overlap the brown a tiny bit and let dry.

Dot on pink coating for a little nose and use some of the light brown coating on the ears. Finally draw on eyes and a lovable frown with a black edible ink pen and then dot the eyes with white coating.

A little tip to get sharper edges is when everything is done, use a toothpick to define lines and make sharper edges. You can remove unwanted candy coating pretty easily if you’re careful. You can also use the side of a toothpick to gently rub on the surface if you need to smooth out an area or on the edge of the ears to help make straighter edges. Fingertips can work great too.

Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

Grumpy Cat may be frowning on the outside.

Grumpy Bite

But Grumpy Cat is pretty sweet on the inside.

Boo Bite

Boo is too of course. I couldn’t resist those cute little chocolate cheeks. Could you?

Here’s Boo’s Book, Grumpy Cat’s book and mine, too if you want to check them out.

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Candi said...

Awesome work as usual.. I love Boo and Grumpy Cat and of course you too… Have a great week.

September 16, 2013 12:25 AM
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Kimi B said...

Both of them are adorable …. girl! you do some seriously cute work!!!

September 16, 2013 12:29 AM
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Debbie said...

I love Boo. but that Grumpy Cat, oh my! They are both amazing.

September 16, 2013 12:32 AM
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Dee said...

I LOVE it!! I can’t wait to mess-oops, I mean-try making these. Just today, my son was having a “boo”tiful day while my daughter was lil Miss Grumpy. These would be a perfect mood changer! You just can’t help but smile when you see these. Bakerella- you are TRULY Awe-inspiring & ridiculously TALENTED! I love getting inspired by your creativity! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Have a SWEET day!!

September 16, 2013 12:34 AM
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Cailin S said...

Both a very cute, but I must admit I’m more of a Boo fan.

September 16, 2013 12:36 AM
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IFeelCook said...

So cute!!! Your cake pops are awesome :)

September 16, 2013 12:38 AM
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Kim Munn said...

Grumpy Cat Is Me In Cat Form!

September 16, 2013 12:43 AM
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Kristin said...

HA Grumpy Cat is my guilty pleasure…I am so bad I even txt’d my friends the Grumpy Cat quotes just to cheer them up.

Amazing work as always Angie! Thank you for posting, I was getting worried about you!

September 16, 2013 12:44 AM
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Amy T said...

These are so stinkin’ cute, and you are so gifted. Always love looking at your new designs. Cake Pops are the BEST!

September 16, 2013 12:44 AM
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Cindy C said...

I am dying, these are too adorable!

September 16, 2013 12:47 AM
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Jessica Haas said...

Definitely a Boo lover! My daughter has an adorable Pom, Kermit, that looks just like Boo, so I’m kinda partial to Poms! (We joke around and call him “Kermit the dog here”!)

September 16, 2013 12:52 AM
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Diane said...

They’re both cute (you’re so creative!), but Boo, definitely. There’s already too much grumpy in the world. :-)

September 16, 2013 01:02 AM
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Broderick | Sartorial Exposure said...

These. are. amazing.

September 16, 2013 01:32 AM
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Lindsey said...

These are so adorable!

September 16, 2013 01:53 AM
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Jenn said...

These are both awesome, but I love the Grumpy Cat ones the most :)

September 16, 2013 02:09 AM
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Joyce said...

What did you use for ears on Boo?
He’s uber cute!!!

September 16, 2013 02:33 AM
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ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

Gaaah so adorable!! Love them both :)

September 16, 2013 03:20 AM
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Sarah said...

You have way too much time on your hands.

September 16, 2013 03:36 AM
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Dee said...

I LOVE it!! I can’t wait to mess-oops, I mean-try making these. Just today, my son was having a “boo”tiful day while my daughter was lil Miss Grumpy. These would be a perfect mood changer! You just can’t help but smile when you see these. Bakerella- you are TRULY Awe-inspiring & ridiculously TALENTED! I love getting inspired by your creativity! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Have a SWEET day!!

September 16, 2013 03:37 AM
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Susann said...

Oh my….these are so sweet. I would hardly dare to eat them :)

September 16, 2013 03:38 AM
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mindy1 said...

Missed seeing your stuff-these are so cute :D. Love the grumpy cat cake pop meme :P

September 16, 2013 05:28 AM
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Susan P said...

Adorable as usual……love Boo

September 16, 2013 06:12 AM
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Baahaahaha these are so cute!

September 16, 2013 06:24 AM
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Marita said...

Oh my stars! These are so adorable! They might be my favourite of your cake pops! I especially love Boo. I might even attempt to make him, Grumpy Cat looks too hard for me. Best wishes!

September 16, 2013 07:01 AM
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Javi Trulove @ T3treats said...

Awwwwwwww They look so adorable”!!! i must say that this is tto much for a guy like me.. well also a guy like me never would do such a cuties..

September 16, 2013 07:24 AM
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TheMacaronAddict said...

Oh my god these are adorable!! This is genius!

themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

September 16, 2013 07:31 AM
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connie said...

LOL, those are priceless! You really got them perfectly. I certainly never expected them~great job!!

September 16, 2013 07:51 AM
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Pamela said...

You are by far the best! Love your awesome work! You’re like the Goddess of Cake Pops aka Bakerella.

September 16, 2013 07:58 AM
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Lisa said...

You are such an artist!

September 16, 2013 07:58 AM
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Chrissy said...

Grumpy cat, defo!
I wish I had your patience and artistic skills for those details!

September 16, 2013 08:22 AM
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jenny Flake said...

Angie!! Your work never ceases to amaze me! You are a true artist girl! Miss you like crazy! xoxo

September 16, 2013 08:31 AM
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koren said...

Love boo and hiss love boo ore because he’s cuter but hiss looks like way more work! good job I wish I couldget mine to look so awesome!

September 16, 2013 08:40 AM
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Amy said...

You are amazing, sweet friend! So cute.

September 16, 2013 08:42 AM
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Lynn said...

You are unbelievably talented!!!!

September 16, 2013 09:02 AM
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Sarah @ Miss Candiquik said...

So cute ~ I am very familiar with Boo. He looks like a little teddy bear!

September 16, 2013 09:04 AM
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Valerie S said...

these are just so amazing. I adore the Grumpy Cat cakepops.

September 16, 2013 09:11 AM
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff said...

Boo is just too cute! I did not know Grumpy Cat … his name fits his face! The pops are perfectly amazing … of course!

September 16, 2013 09:49 AM
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Grace said...

LOL! This made my day!

September 16, 2013 09:51 AM
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KariAnn McLeod said...

Those are just too cute! I wish I could make Pops as great as you!

September 16, 2013 10:53 AM
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Alana said...

I love that you did the two of them together, because every time I saw Boo’s happy face, and then saw Grumpy after, it really cracked me up.

September 16, 2013 11:12 AM
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Martyna said...

oh, these are the cutest! I’m completely in love xx

Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

September 16, 2013 11:25 AM
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Vianey Campos said...

OMG! These are amazing, these look so real :-) regards!

El cupcake de @alejafeliz

September 16, 2013 11:52 AM
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Suzanne said...

Gotta love Grumpy Cat!!!

September 16, 2013 11:54 AM
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Catarina said...

Uhmm that is a hard one! I’m not sure which one is my favorite, but I love the details on the grumpy cat ;))

Blessings

catarina

September 16, 2013 12:38 PM
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Stephie said...

These are wonderful! Sooooo cute!

September 16, 2013 02:07 PM
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Soojung Song said...

Hello,

I was wondering, do you have any video tutorials for your cake pop recipes? The pictures are great, but I find tutorials more easy to follow. Thank you for your time.

Best Wishes,

Soojung Song

September 16, 2013 02:18 PM
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Stephanie @ PlainChicken said...

I am DYING over the Grumpy Cat pops! LOVE them!!

September 16, 2013 02:43 PM
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Tracey said...

You are so clever!

September 16, 2013 03:10 PM
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Christine said...

you my dear, are my hero. always amazing!

September 16, 2013 03:56 PM
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KIMBERLY said...

oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I want to eat them. They are soooooooooo cuuuuuuuute.

September 16, 2013 04:20 PM
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SandraM said...

HAHAHA! You have totally made my day! Those are awesome!! I got the grumpy cat book for my birthday and love it.

September 16, 2013 06:35 PM
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Anita B said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Awesome!!!

September 16, 2013 09:20 PM
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Stephane in Alaska said...

Oh, MY! How to choose?! Your Boo is so, so cute but your Grumpy Cat is the epitome of the real GC. If I *must* choose, I guess I’ll go with Grumpy Cat. Thank you for sharing, Bakerella!

September 16, 2013 10:08 PM
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Keisha said...

THEY ARE SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO CUTE!!!!

September 17, 2013 12:09 AM
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Mona said...

Please try LIL BUB

September 17, 2013 12:39 AM
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Elizabeth said...

Excellent. WIN.

September 17, 2013 12:48 AM
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Andrea said...

I <3 Grumpy Cat. Had never heard of Boo before, well, right now!

They're awfully cute together.

And yes, Boo would TOTALLY be G.C.'s Nermal. ;)

<3,
Andrea

September 17, 2013 01:56 AM
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o atelier Lu_Tec said...

very very amazing!!

Love it:)

by studio Lu_Tec

http://lu-tec.blogspot.pt/

September 17, 2013 06:27 AM
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Marie M.C. said...

Boo — you are adorable — and rich! I, too have a super cute nine year old male Pom. But I never thought to market him! Oy. Anyway, Boo is actually cuter and your cake pops are as usual — amazing.

September 17, 2013 04:52 PM
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Will said...

Awesome, but Grumpy Cat’s right ear has to be down, flatter, & off to the side to get that , “Seriously. You are a waste. Go die.”-look.

September 17, 2013 05:57 PM
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Alma said...

Wow! Simply amazing!

September 17, 2013 06:05 PM
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Passenger Lift said...

great post thanks for sharing with me.

September 18, 2013 08:16 AM
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MARTHA TORRES said...

tus manos son magicas gracias

September 18, 2013 07:26 PM
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Kari Callin said...

LOVE THESE! Been trying cake pops off and on, but can’t EVER seem to get the candy coating smooth. But Ill give them a go anyhow. They’ll just be lumpy grumpy cat pops! LOL

September 18, 2013 07:49 PM
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kaira @ biscuitwallah.com said...

omg love these guys so much (grumpy cat is probably my spirit animal to be honest haha)– my 9 year old brother told me the other day that he’s saving up to buy two pomeranians (lol)– maybe I’ll just have to make him these instead!

September 19, 2013 12:12 AM
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bec said...

oh, that is so cute! that is the CUTEST puppy i have ever seen!
grumpy cat is pretty funny, too

September 19, 2013 09:45 AM
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Mary-Michael said...

Seriously? Amazing! You just take the cake. I mean, cakepop. :)

September 19, 2013 02:48 PM
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Naimah said...

OMG these are great!!

September 19, 2013 03:20 PM
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Suzanne Morse said...

OMG just love the Grumpy Cat ones!!!

September 19, 2013 07:14 PM
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Lu said...

Perfect! Congratulations, Lu

September 21, 2013 08:05 AM
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MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven said...

This just reminds of how I should definitely make cake pops more often.. The grumpy cat cake pops look like so much work though!

September 21, 2013 01:22 PM
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Lantana said...

AWWW… Boo! I love Boo so much! And Grumpy cat too of course, but….BOO!

September 21, 2013 05:03 PM
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ATasteOfMadness said...

These are the cutest things I have seen all day! I have never made cake pops before, but I would love to try!

September 22, 2013 04:44 PM
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Nicole @ Vanilla and Beans said...

AWESOME!!!! They look so great. I love Boo and Grumpy Cat and your cake pops are soooooo cute! Love, love, love!

September 23, 2013 09:05 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

“Boo would totally be Grumpy Cat’s Nermal.” Haha! Love.

YOU, my dear, are so freaking creative and talented that it’s not even funny. One day I WILL make cake pops with you! ;)

September 23, 2013 10:17 AM
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charina said...

You are a genius. Unique. Adorable. Your ideas are stellar. I’m glad I found your blog.

September 24, 2013 12:13 PM
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Nads said...

Sooo adorable, I actually LOVE these :)

September 25, 2013 03:06 AM
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lyndsay // coco cake land said...

AHHHH he is so cute! love the cake pops – you genius. !!

September 27, 2013 09:56 PM
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cakes hyderabad said...

Great designs…. very cute..I like it.

September 30, 2013 02:57 AM
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Fondant said...

My most sincere congratulations, stunning the Cake Pops, I work more delicate and perfect.
Greetings from Spain.

September 30, 2013 03:42 AM
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Caddie said...

You are amazing! I will never pull that off!

October 3, 2013 01:49 AM
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Sydney said...

I love the “cake pops, not impressed”! These are so cute!!

October 3, 2013 02:55 PM
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abirdsdailylifetale said...

These are just adorable,even grumpy cat.

October 6, 2013 08:54 AM
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Allison said...

Hi there,

We are going to make ghost cake pops for a Halloween playdate — this Friday. I was just wondering about substituting Cadbury Dream (real white chocolate) bars for the melting/baking chips. Have you used white chocolate as the coating on your cake pops before? Do you know if it will work?
Thanks!!!

October 7, 2013 10:50 AM
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Nancy said...

It allways amazes me at the talent of people!! I hate to cook, but love to bake!! Just bought pop pans the other day going to give these ago for neighborhood kids.

October 8, 2013 01:07 PM
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Carolej said...

I would love to have a TANGERINE Kitchen Aide!!
Last night I flubbed up 24 funfetti cupcakes by doctoring them too much and had to remake them. The flubs did not taste bad, just did not rise up enough for what I needed them for. I googled what to do with leftover cupcakes (like anyone really ever has them!) and up popped cake pops. I am sooo glad I do not have to give them to the birds and my granddaughter and I now have another project to do. Love this website!

October 9, 2013 07:38 AM
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Toni said...

These cake pops just make me smile :) :) :)

October 9, 2013 06:24 PM
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Tami Herz said...

Sweet!Sweet!sweet!sweet!!sweet!!sweet!

October 11, 2013 01:15 PM
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Lori M. said...

This made my day! I LOVE Grumpy Cat! I have Grumpy Cat emoji from Emojidom. I didn’t know he was a real cat until now!

October 23, 2013 10:36 AM
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Virginie said...

Just love the grumpy cat pop ! So creative…

November 17, 2013 02:35 PM
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Bonnie said...

I just looked at all of the great things that you created and shared with us this past year. What great work!!! You are one creative, talented lady. I LOVE Grumpy Cat!!!! Thank you again for sharing and keep the goodies coming. Have a blessed 2014!!!!

December 30, 2013 09:28 AM
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Holly said...

Super cute cake pops! I featured the grumpy cat ones in an article on Catster.
http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/8-cute-cat-cakes-cupcakes-cake-pops-photos

January 7, 2014 07:57 PM
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Baking Friends Forever said...

These Boo and Grumpy Cat cake pops are pure art! Fabulous lookalikes of the real thing, I feel inspired to create!

January 20, 2014 03:15 PM
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Emma said...

Hi Bakerella,
I’m 11 years old and love to bake. Everyday when I get home I go to my computer and read your blog. I am inspired by you so much, you don’t even get it! I am going to start a baking blog like yours as soon as I know how……… :) anyway, it would mean the world to me if you wrote me a comment back……….

Hang in there
Emma

January 28, 2014 06:00 AM
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CHefgirl said...

Boo is just so kawaii!! :3 XD how ru able 2 eat it?!!?
wut if Grumpy cat was smiling? mayb it wouldd be that “hrmm” face in manga. XP

February 23, 2014 09:22 PM
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