Boo Hiss… in the sweetest way possible.
It’s Boo. The World’s Cutest Dog.
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.
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 is a little pomeranian with the cutest puppy haircut and bouncing personality.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Now for a frowning feline. It’s grumpy time.
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.
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 may be frowning on the outside.
But Grumpy Cat is pretty sweet on the inside.
Boo is too of course. I couldn’t resist those cute little chocolate cheeks. Could you?