Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cute for a Cure!

I’ve made a lot of Cupcake Pops. Bunches. But these are the first ones that could make a difference.


I started out making some with brown bottoms.


Then I threw in some white ones.


And lastly, a little purple.

Cupcake Pops

Then, I sprinkled them with a little bit of red and a lot of love.

Cupcake Pops

Voila… An army of cuteness. They’re getting ready for battle.

Cupcake Pops

Here they are getting dressed for the occasion.

Fight Cancer

And, it’s an important one.

Cupcake Pops to Fight Cancer

Each year, American Cancer Society Relay for Life events take place in communities all over the country. It allows people to participate in the fight against cancer and brings communities together to do so. Basically teams are formed and raise money in fun ways to fight cancer. Then, on the day of the Relay, you and your team take turns walking around a designated track for 24 hours. (I’ve done it. It’s fun.) People raise money for their team in lots of ways. Car washes, raffles, yard sales, and of course bake sales. Ding. ding. ding… that’s where these little guys come in to play.

Bake Sale

Now, I know I’m not changing the world here with a few dozen Cupcake Pops, but every little bit helps, right!

And, who knows. Maybe they’ll make you want to click on this link, join a Relay for Life Team in your area and join the fight.

Cupcake Pops to fight cancer

Terri said...

I”m making pops for our church bake sale! I am sure the will be a hit if I make them correctly

April 15, 2009 05:13 AM
Ashleigh said...

We do relay for life in honor of my mom. We were just trying to plan what to sell at our booth… maybe we can follow your lead. Thanks for the inspiration.

April 15, 2009 05:18 AM
m.e (Cathie) said...

They’re great, good work!

April 15, 2009 05:18 AM
Shawnee said...

Those are adorable, as usual. What a terrific cause, too.

April 15, 2009 05:26 AM
Girl Japan said...

Hi there darling.. I think this is so generous of you, I just heard a friend of mine who has been battling for a long time now has to have skeletal surgery… this post hit very close and I think you are doing something fantastic.

April 15, 2009 05:28 AM
the one and only ;). said...

How wonderful :). I am so glad to hear that you are an advocate for this cause!

April 15, 2009 05:30 AM
Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am a cancer survivor (5 years), so this is dear to my heart. Love the relay for life pops!!! Have a wonderful day. Love & blessings from NC!

April 15, 2009 05:32 AM
Jessica said...

These are great, Bakerella! Our Relay even is this weekend — and there’s a link on my blog about it! Thanks for recognizing such a great organization!

April 15, 2009 05:44 AM
Kristin said...

Long time reader…first time commenter. :)

I have to tell you that I actually work for the American Cancer Society at the National Cancer Information Center – we are the 24/7 call center of the American Cancer Society. I think you’ll be tickled to know that several of my co-workers follow your blog just like I do, and some of them have even been brave enough to try the cake pops. And one of the girls even made cake pops for a RFL fundraiser here at our center!!! And they were a HIT!!!

Thanks so much for highlighting RFL on your blog. It’s supporters like you who make it possible for ACS to be available 24/7 to those touched by cancer.

You ROCK!!

April 15, 2009 05:58 AM
Ivana said...


April 15, 2009 06:03 AM
:) said...

Yay, what a nice way to support Relay for Life! :)

April 15, 2009 06:04 AM
LaDue & Crew said...

You are more than just a creator and designer of cakes pops extraordinaire- You are a gift to all of us, reminding us that even the smallest of things can make a difference, in our hope to conquer this awful disease.

April 15, 2009 06:08 AM
carolina said...

They are adorable! :)

April 15, 2009 06:18 AM
Valentine's Gift said...

Very good idea! Cupcakes on stick for a cause. Keep it up Bakerella!

April 15, 2009 06:26 AM
jacquisbakingsomething said...

Gorgeous!!! you are talented for a great cause!

U go gal!!!

April 15, 2009 06:39 AM
Carita said...

These are great! It makes me wanna join the cause, except I live in Finland, so it would be a looong way to walk.. Anyway, I think your blog is absolutely fantastic! TOSI KIVA as we say in Finland ;) Thank god we have a store here in Helsinki that sells “american products” so that I can try and make these pops! Have a great spting! is my own blog, nothing compared to yours, and in finnish, but it’s a start ;)

April 15, 2009 06:44 AM
morgana said...

Wow!!!! Great and cute army. Hope they win the battle somehow. YES!!! And thank you for your contribution and for making us think about this battle.

I wish cake pops were more well known here (Spain), but I think this will take some time.

Hope you don't mind it I comment this here, but I wanted to share the last "crazy cake ball research" with you: Cake rolls!!! It is my first try but it turned out really fun.

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Hope you like it and, again, thank you. I couldn't make these without you. (k)

April 15, 2009 07:10 AM
Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

those look soooo good
darn my diet :P

April 15, 2009 07:13 AM
shelley said...

As both a long time Relayer and a long time Bakerella blog lurker, you made my night!

Celebrate, remember, fight back!

April 15, 2009 07:30 AM
Reel Monkey said...

I think these are brilliant! Especially what they stand for.

April 15, 2009 08:14 AM
Tammigirl said...

Oh my gosh! I took these to our Easter gathering with extras for everyone to take home. I was called by a family member yesterday about doing these as a fundraiser for relay for life and said yes. Where did you get the little paper tags? Did someone give them to you or did you make them somehow? I would love to know.

April 15, 2009 10:32 AM
SimplySweeter said...

Fabulous! I am making similiar “cupcakes for the cure” for Ovarian Cancer later this month. It’s fun to be able to contribute this way, don’t you think??

April 15, 2009 10:51 AM
shelby said...

I did Relay for Life a couple years ago and it was amazing. What a lovely contribution =)

April 15, 2009 11:13 AM
WishTrish said...

Oh, wow! You are such an inspiration! Thanks!

April 15, 2009 11:13 AM
jackson4 said...

I am totally making thee for our Relay for Life event MAy 15-16 in The Heights Houston. Team Julie’s Army of Ants walks for my sister. THANKS for the idea.

April 15, 2009 11:27 AM
Karen said...

I’m another longtime Relayer and lurker on your blog. This was SO COOL to see! THANKS for your support of the American Cancer Society!! (P.S. You might want to check out the homepage of a bit later today!)

April 15, 2009 11:43 AM
cakes_are_fun said...

AWESOME! I have made Pink and White ones for Breast Cancer but never thought about a tag for the stick! That little thought gives me SOOOOOOOOOOOO many more ideas! Thanks again Bakerella! LOVE YA!

April 15, 2009 11:48 AM
Ashley said...

Thanks Bakerella! I have done Relay for life many years, but this year I am co-captain with my sister. She has brought me to your site and now I’m addicted. We have struggled a little bit this year with the economy and raising funds for Relay. I am so excited to get with my sister and make these cake pops to help raise a few more funds for the cause! Thanks for sharing!

April 15, 2009 11:55 AM
VeggieGirl said...

Such cute pops for a wonderful cause!!

April 15, 2009 11:56 AM
Anonymous said...

I am planning to make Pink cake pops for my annual participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure. It’s my hope that someday I’ll be participating in the “Race Because We Found A Cure”.

April 15, 2009 11:58 AM
Andy, Ariella and Morgan Saucier said...

I love your blog and all your ideas…. Which is why I was wondering. My daughter is turning one and I am trying to plan a Goldfish theme party. I though that your pops would be a great favor. But I am just not creative enough to figure out how to make them look like fish! Any help would be great!
Ariella Saucier

April 15, 2009 12:06 PM
Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

Those are so great looking! How long does it take for you to make them?

April 15, 2009 12:22 PM
StuffCooksWant said...

Great idea and great cause! Good for you!!

April 15, 2009 12:27 PM
Anonymous said...

Nevermind Relay for Life only being in communities… it’s WORLDWIDE! I live in South Africa and follow your blog religiously. We participated in our city’s Relay for Life and I believe they were held all over sunny South Africa. What fun and what a great cause – one that’s close to my heart. Just so you know – you have outdone yourself with those Sheep pops, they’ll keep you coming baaaaa ck for more! : )

April 15, 2009 12:34 PM
Bridget said...

Yay Bakerella!!!

April 15, 2009 12:35 PM
Anonymous said...

how did you make the purple?

April 15, 2009 12:46 PM
Knitnut,Karen said...

I’ve got to try to make some of those cake pops. They look like fun!

April 15, 2009 12:57 PM
Marielle said...

What a noble cause. My mom just had a blessedly brief battle with cancer herself.

April 15, 2009 01:09 PM
Chad W said...

Bakerella, those pops are SO cute! Did you make the “Fight Cancer” pop signs yourself, or did you get them somewhere?

April 15, 2009 01:14 PM
Anonymous said...

love the cake pops! I acutally made Relay For Life purple and white little cuppies (just with out the sticks) months ago for my Relay For Life committee, the Relay at the University of Oklahoma.

April 15, 2009 01:19 PM
Kari said...

My dad passed away December 24, 2008 from Throat Cancer. Cancer is very evil! I live Crosby, TX, outside of Houston, but I am going to the RFL in San Antonio to walk with my best friend for 20 years in rememberance of her mom (she died last year from Ovarian Cancer) and my dad. Thank you for doing your part in fighting cancer. Every little bit helps…just think of the progress we could make in cancer reshearch if EVERYONE would do a little.

April 15, 2009 01:20 PM
Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!!!!! I am a mom of 2 boys, wife and also a cancer survivor and most of all our local Relay For Life chair for this year’s event Friday April 17 in East Texas! Wouldn’t we be honored to have some of YOUR pops there to sale…do they mail? I will have to tackle after relay for my next year’s event. Will have to find out where you got the “relay info” to put on them as they turned out way too cute! Together we can make a difference…it’s never too late to think relay! Thanks for making me smile. Terri from Texas

April 15, 2009 01:40 PM
jaredsmom07 said...

So cute! What will you come up with next :)

April 15, 2009 02:05 PM
Anonymous said...

Love them and what a great cause! I am a Relay-er in Canada!

April 15, 2009 02:10 PM
Blissful Babe said...

You never cease to amaze me!
As a Relayer myself, I can’t think of a more fun way to help the cause! My kiddo is my cause. He was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 7. He has since won the battle, PTL! But we still walk for him twice a year (2 different relays), every year. :)

April 15, 2009 02:34 PM
emily said...

My uncle passed away from pancreatic cancer yesterday. I will be joining a relay!

April 15, 2009 02:35 PM
Anonymous said...

bakerella, i love your cake balls and cake pops! i made some with my daughter for easter and everyone devoured them! what do you place the cupcake pop sticks in to keep them upright? is it styrofoam? where do i buy some? thanks! keep your creativity flowing!

April 15, 2009 02:47 PM
Jen said...

Love them!

We will be doing a walk in May for Brain Cancer. What a great idea for our fundraiser.

link to

April 15, 2009 02:57 PM
Jaden Paige said...

Those came out fabulous, and they are even better because of the cause! You rock, bakerella! :)

April 15, 2009 03:08 PM
Marymary said...

Precioso! como siempre

April 15, 2009 03:11 PM
Needs Help said...

Those cupcake pops are amazing!! And for such a great cause, good for you!!

April 15, 2009 03:31 PM
Eliana said...

If more people like you go up and put their creative juices to work we could change to world. these are wonderful.

April 15, 2009 03:38 PM
cindy said...

Those are adorable! And I think any bit of something is good for the fight against cancer. So many in my family have been affected. I was glad to support a team that is walking. Thanks for bringing it to the attention of more people.


April 15, 2009 03:44 PM
wolfsilveroak said...

That is utterly awesome.}:P

April 15, 2009 03:50 PM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

what a great idea and they look fantastic as always. It’s a great cause too.

April 15, 2009 03:50 PM
twinmommy2 said...

I absolutely love your idea to do this for the Am. Cancer Society because my mom is fighting breast cancer right now – brings a tear to my eye knowing you put your talent to work!! I had so much fun making cake pops as well for Easter, but I am a little embarrassed to say mine are nothing compared to others and of course yours!! You are amazing and I have told so many people of your wonderful talent!! Check out my version on my cooking blog! Thank you so much for your “Heavenly” little treat that I have become addicted to – take care and have a great day!

April 15, 2009 03:51 PM
Andrea said...

A friend and I would love to make some pops for a friends baby shower. Would you mind throwing out a few ideas for what would work? I’m bad at the design part!

April 15, 2009 03:56 PM
Baking Monster said...

I did this at my high school this year,it’s not just for a great cause but its sooo much fun!I love the pops!

April 15, 2009 04:11 PM
Crystal said...

You have such a cute little army there! I hope they that help to win some battles and in the long run, the war!

April 15, 2009 04:29 PM
Robynn's Ravings said...

As friend to a DEAR friend battling breast cancer, I thank you for ALL your efforts and those are especially DARLING!! Love them. :)

If you would like to find out why you should never eat crow, drop on over to my place today. :)

April 15, 2009 04:38 PM
Mary said...

they are so wonderful and cute!

April 15, 2009 04:41 PM
Lisa-Marie said...

My five year old daughter is a cancer survivor and it is people like you who bring hope to the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sirri (my daughter) is going to be doing a lemonade stand this summer to help raise money for our Relay team and I think we just might have to sell the cake pops as well!!!!

April 15, 2009 04:55 PM
Jenny H said...

These are gorgeous and so simple!

April 15, 2009 04:59 PM
Jen S. said...

These are awesome! My 6 year old daughter is currently fighting cancer and we’re trying to raise funds for a bike ride my husband is doing in her name as well as Relay for Life. Did you make the tags yourself?


April 15, 2009 05:02 PM
Becky said...

Very very cute! Inspired by your cake balls we are doing over 600 for my sister in law’s wedding!!! It’s going to take forever!!

April 15, 2009 05:04 PM
Glynis said...

Is this where I can ask “how to” questions?
~ Is there a special pan for making this shape, or do you just make them with your hands?
~ How do you keep them from sticking to a pan? (I recently tried to make Brownie pops with a silicone pan and they wouldn’t come out, even though I sprayed with Pam!)
~ Is there anything we need to do to make sure the sticks stay in the pop?

I love these and want to surprise some Relay friends with a batch. Thanks so much for the beautiful idea and inspiration!!

April 15, 2009 05:11 PM
Taya said...

This post DID inspire me and I’m putting together a team in my community right now!

April 15, 2009 05:20 PM
Rachel said...

Those are so cute!

What do you dip htem in? Is it a powdered sugar based glaze? Then, what do you use as frosting?

I would love to make these as a favor for my son’s birthday party. You can email me at


April 15, 2009 05:22 PM
Kalena's Sweets said...

They are absolutely cute! How much do you sells these for (if you don’t mind me asking)?

April 15, 2009 05:31 PM
Kelli said...

I have only made your pops once and I think they were too big and too moist. So I must try again. these are really cute love the colors

April 15, 2009 05:49 PM
Angie said...

Thanks for this idea! My boss is a 1yr cancer survivor and will be participating this weekend in our local RFL. We will be making some for her to take and sell there! YOU ARE AWESOME!

April 15, 2009 06:01 PM
Tracy said...

This is perfect! I have a Relay for Life team. Normally we bake purple sugar cookies and sell them to raise money. This year – I’m making purple cupcake pops! THANK YOU!!! Our Team is Tracy’s Cakes and our race is May 15th from 7pm to 7am – Relay for Life SE Denton County. Thanks again for a wonderful blog and great ideas.

April 15, 2009 06:28 PM
Tiffani said...

Very cute!!! Love the idea!

April 15, 2009 06:38 PM
lyzzie said...

Ilove so much,the cause is an great
idea for contribution, the inspiration for the women in the world and the universe.

Salutes from Monclova,Coahuila.Mexico

April 15, 2009 06:52 PM
Sara Abdel Azim said...

absolutely amazing! *applause*

April 15, 2009 07:26 PM
Laufa said...

I am and thanks for the support, even if it is with mini cupcakes.

April 15, 2009 07:28 PM
Brandon and Erica said...

Oh my gosh! You are so awesome! My husband and I are the Event Chairs for the Provo/Orem UT Relay for Life this year. I am a cancer survivor of just over a year…and we are just getting involved with Relay for Life.

You are so awesome to do this…it is better than any local advertising we could do because everyone loves Bakerella!

April 15, 2009 07:45 PM
Gia said...

We have the number one fundraising, non-corporate team for our relay. I love those and may have to make them to sell at our booth!! Thanks for the idea!

April 15, 2009 08:15 PM
Snooky doodle said...

these are adorable :)

April 15, 2009 09:03 PM
Seanna Lea said...

Can I buy relay for life cakepops from you? Double cost for shipping? They look wonderfully tasty and my baking time has shuffled off the mortal coil for the moment.

April 15, 2009 09:22 PM
Lori said...

Tasty recipes and now Relay for Life support?! Bakerella, you are THE BEST! I lost my 2 year old daughter to cancer in 2007 and have done Relay ever since. I really feel like I’m making a difference and helping us get one step closer to a cure. Thanks for spreading the word!

April 15, 2009 09:31 PM
Jes said...

We are in the middle of raising money for our Relay for Life team right now. I love these pops! I am going to have to make these to sell at our Date Night and day of the event sales. What a great idea

April 15, 2009 09:38 PM
Anastasia said...

aw that’s so sweet…
my mom has cancer and she would really appreciate this!

so cute!

April 15, 2009 10:11 PM
Lauren said...

Oh you are so cute! That is a wonderful idea! No one will be able to resist :)

April 15, 2009 10:26 PM
Alya said...

A GREAT cause thats for sure. And like you said, every little bit helps :)

I’ve got a great giveaway at my blog. Check it out!

April 15, 2009 10:28 PM
Annette said...

What beautiful cupcake pops. I am excited to try them. The pictures and layout of your blog are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

April 15, 2009 10:36 PM
Kate said...

this brought a lump to my throat. Thank you so much.

April 15, 2009 10:40 PM
Lacey said...

Thank you so much for featuring Relay For Life and raising money for a cure! I was diagnosed with cancer last year at 28 and started relaying…it is an awesome experience and a very worthy cause!

April 15, 2009 10:59 PM
Kristi V said...

These are so cute! I am our Relay Event chair this year in my community – our Relay is about a week away. I am also on a team and we are doing a birthday theme in our booth. I will definitely be trying these and hopefully they work out so we can sell them next week! Thanks for supporting Relay!

April 15, 2009 11:09 PM
Spruce Hill said...

Thank you! I am a member of a team, with my support group. All of us are young breast cancer survivors. I tried to make cake pops for our bake sale last week but I messed them all up and ended up making cake bites.They were yummy!I did a post about it.

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April 15, 2009 11:26 PM
Amy said...

I LOVE THESE!!! I want to know where to get the little “fight cancer” logos’ I can make my own I guess as well…our church congregation is doing a charity carwash and a bake sale sounds awesome as well for a fellow member who is on her second round of battling cancer and was just told she had 3-6 months to live and perhaps a bit longer if this last round of chemo helps. What a great idea and what a precious cause to be a part of! YOU ROCK!

April 15, 2009 11:33 PM
Scott, Amanda, Jessica and Andrew said...

I’m doing the Relay this weekend and I’m going to make a batch of these to take with me. Better yet…I’ll make some to take to school and get donations for them! Thank you for your inspiration!

April 15, 2009 11:57 PM
Gina said...

I made them for Easter and they were a big hit!! Thanks

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April 16, 2009 12:58 AM
Mermaid Sweets said...

So nice looking, and what a great project. I am baking for a bakesale and that might be just what I need to try one of your pops, finally!

April 16, 2009 01:13 AM
Yvonne said...

How did you make the Relay for Life tags for the sticks? I have a Relay for Life event in May and would love to do these.

April 16, 2009 01:40 AM
Anonymous said...

how do you get the chocolate to go on each crack of the cupcake? mine just becomes one big blob. round on the bottom and round on top. PLEASE TELL ME!!!

April 16, 2009 02:03 AM
Farmer Gal said...

Your creativity continues to astound me! It’s so awesome that you are able to use it for a good cause.

April 16, 2009 02:09 AM
Lesa said...

This is a wonderful idea. How much are the cake pops? I would love to do this for my Train To End Stroke fundraiser. We are training for a half-marathon and each member raises money for the association.

April 16, 2009 02:10 AM
My Heart Strings said...

I am wanting to make some dalmation & yorkie cake pops. Any ideas? Thanks!

April 16, 2009 02:20 AM
Tracey said...

YAY!! Love these – I’m relaying this weekend in fact! My Uncle died from Lung Cancer – it will be 2 years ago on April 21. He is deeply missed. Unfortunately the list goes on of who I relay for. Thank YOU for making a difference! (Oh, and add me to the list of cake pop makers for Easter – here are mine – though NO WHERE are cute as yours… (scroll down, they’re at the bottom of the post) : link to

April 16, 2009 02:25 AM
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