Monday, March 31, 2014

Eat Your Carrots

Carrot Cake Pops

Okay, so this isn’t really a hard sell. I mean let’s face it … cake dressed up as cute baby carrots is way more fun than the real vegetable version, right?!

I think so. But, I guess I could start drawing faces on raw carrots to make me want to eat them more. Maybe. One day.

But first… let’s hop all over these carrot cake pops. A fun little Easter (or vegetable lover’s) treat!

crumbling

Okay, these would have been a little more in line with the theme if I actually made carrot cake and cream cheese frosting.

But I didn’t. No carrots in the house ; )

Instead I just baked a yellow cake, crumbled it and mixed with frosting.

Here’s basic instructions for making round cake pops. To shape them into carrots, use wax paper to aid in shaping. You can slide, rock and roll your cake balls on wax paper to shape and create a smooth surface.

dipping

And then after you’ve chilled them for a bit, you can dip them in melted orange candy wafers.

Dip and remove in one easy motion and without swirling in the melted candy. Make sure the coating is nice and fluid when you dip and then remove and tap off any excess for a smooth surface.

And before the coating sets, insert the leaves right on top.

Teardrop Candies

I had these teardrop candies and thought they would be the perfect shape, size and color for the leaves.

Green Teardrop Candies

And they were. Just insert two candies side by side and then a third candy right in front before the candy coating sets.

Carrot Cake Pop

Voila … carrots. And cute carrots at that with sweet, simpe faces.

Use an Americolor Gourmet Writing pen to draw on the eyes and mouths.

Carrot Cake Pop

But to make the eyes pop, dot on a little white coating on each eye … it really makes a difference and gives them more personality.

Confetti Sprinkles

For sweet cheeks, use pastel confetti sprinkles in pink and attach them to the pop using a toothpick dipped in coating.

Carrot Cake Pops

See… super cute. But let’s add a little more detail.

Carrot Cake Pops

You can also use a toothpick dipped in coating to draw horizontal lines on the carrots.

Now … They look good enough to eat!

Bunny Carrot Cake Pops

But this guy tried to go in disguise and hide from any hungry bunnies.

Carrot Cake Pops

He wasn’t successful. This big bunny knows better.

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Anna said...

AHHH. That carrot is SO CUTE. You blow me away every week! I would so have bitten into him after taking pics, too! xo

March 31, 2014 01:21 AM
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Alisha said...

You MAY have just changed my life: Are you dipping into a disposable plastic cup??? I HATE (HATE, HATE, HATE) cleaning up after melting chocolate/candy melts. Why have I never thought to use a disposable cup? Must be my blonde shining through…

March 31, 2014 01:26 AM
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Pammie said...

SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!

March 31, 2014 01:42 AM
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mzelle cupcake said...

Very cute :)

March 31, 2014 01:53 AM
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Beeta @ Miss Sophisticate said...

These are the most adorable cake pops ever! Love this idea – so clever and delicious!

March 31, 2014 02:26 AM
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Izzy said...

These are too cute! They have so much personality just in a carrot cake pop.

March 31, 2014 03:44 AM
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Morna Donald said...

How cute are they! Bakerella would you be able to write back to me to tell me how you exactly melt your candy coating because mine has been turning into a fondant consistency, not good for cake pops at all. Thank you x

March 31, 2014 05:27 AM
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mindy1 said...

Auugghh so cute I am smiling :D

March 31, 2014 06:42 AM
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Sue {Munchkin Munchies} said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I am giddy over the cuteness!

March 31, 2014 07:24 AM
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Marilyn said...

Okay, okay, you’ve convinced me! I will eat my carrots! LOL! Just adoreable and love your attention to detail!

March 31, 2014 08:09 AM
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alison @ Ingredients, Inc. said...

adorable Angie! Hope you’re well

March 31, 2014 08:17 AM
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Joy said...

I think I could learn to like carrots.

March 31, 2014 08:20 AM
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Abbey Sharp said...

I love this idea! I think it would work nicely with carrot cake as you described, or any cake for that matter. Thanks for sharing!

Abbey Sharp
Abbey’s Kitchen
http://www.abbeyskitchen.com
@AbbeysKitchen

March 31, 2014 08:31 AM
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jenny Flake said...

Angie, you are seriously so talented! How perfect are these for Easter!! Love em’! xo

March 31, 2014 08:52 AM
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Bec said...

That is so cute! How creative!

March 31, 2014 09:46 AM
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melva said...

Love, love, love these cute, adorable carrots!

March 31, 2014 09:59 AM
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Beth @ bethcakes said...

So, so adorable! I think I would eat more carrots if there was cake secretly inside of all of them. :)

March 31, 2014 10:06 AM
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Natasha said...

Simply adorable! I think I’ll give it a try with carrote cake and cream cheese frosting, it’s my favorite combination.

xoxo

March 31, 2014 10:17 AM
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Chris said...

So adorable!

March 31, 2014 10:27 AM
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Katie B. said...

Love! Those are so stinkin’ cute!! :)

March 31, 2014 11:31 AM
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Jenniffer from Cup a Dee Cakes said...

OMG! These baby carrots are too cute to eat! Love them!!

March 31, 2014 11:37 AM
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Lara said...

These are so cute! It looks like you use a plastic cup for the dipping part? My problem with cakepops is I can never find a bowl that will stay deep enough with the candy melts. Do you melt first and then pour into a cup? Just wondering…

March 31, 2014 12:01 PM
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Mary A said...

I needed a new cake pop for Easter, these will be awesome! Is that Jordan almonds for the ears of your bunny disguise? Thanks for always coming up with the best ideas!

March 31, 2014 01:20 PM
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Vianey Campos said...

OMG!! Those little carrots are amazing!!!

Thanks to share with us!!

Regards!

March 31, 2014 03:44 PM
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Linda Chilcott said...

Love love love them. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to making these.

March 31, 2014 04:19 PM
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Beauty Follower said...

WOw they are so cute!

March 31, 2014 05:10 PM
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Susan said...

These carrots are adorable! You are so incredible….so talented!

March 31, 2014 10:28 PM
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Bakerella said...

Alisha – I’m actually dipping into an easter egg dipping cup I had from last year. It’s smaller than the bowls I usually use. I only had a small amount of orange to work with so I used the smaller size.

Lara – No – I melt in the cup (if I’m using a small amount) or the bowl I am using. Just make sure that the bowl is small enough to dip and cover the pop so you don’t have to stir them in the coating to cover them with chocolate.

Morna Donald – I heat in the microwave at half power for 30 seconds at a time. I stir in between each interval until it is melted and smooth. It sounds like you may be overheating it.

Mary A – No I had a mold I used. It’s not available, but you can use the almonds or either pipe white coating on wax paper in the shape you need and then attach.

April 1, 2014 01:07 AM
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doro von Hand zu Hand said...

no kid will complain about eating its carrots anymore.
they’re so cute!

thanks for sharing your recipe! i set a link and hope you agree.

best wishes, doro von Hand zu Hand

April 1, 2014 03:04 AM
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Chichi said...

These are so cute. This is going to be an easter project for my little ones and me. I know my children will love making these. Thanks for sharing

April 1, 2014 05:45 AM
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Jaana said...

Angie! All of your work is just the standard in cuteness but that last carrot in disguise? Beyond adorable! :)

April 1, 2014 10:50 AM
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Morna Donald said...

Thanks so much for the tip

April 1, 2014 11:49 AM
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Nikki said...

You are BEYOND GENIUS! I love your creativity and precision…. talent galore.

April 1, 2014 01:14 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Simply adorable! Happy Easter!

April 2, 2014 12:09 AM
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Shannon said...

You are such a funny and talented lady… your imagination never ceases to amaze me…. And such clean work ALWAYS. Thanks for continuing to create.. and share! Happy (almost) Easter!

April 2, 2014 11:20 AM
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S. Harris said...

Awe! What cute little kawaii carrots!!! I love kawaii food! I’m gonna have to get on these right away. I wonder what other cute kawaii characters I could make into cake pops?!?!?

April 2, 2014 07:14 PM
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BakingTray said...

SOOOOO CUTE ^__^ too cute to eat~~!! love your creativeness with the tear drop candy for leaves ^^

April 3, 2014 12:51 AM
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Beth Eastwood said...

These are the cutest cake pops I’ve seen so fair! I made some myself last year but decorated them with every pot of sprinkles I could find in the cupboard as you can see;
http://myownbakeoff.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/cake-pops.html

April 3, 2014 05:47 AM
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Susan said...

You’ve outdone yourself Angie in cake pop cuteness. Thankyou for some a cute Easter idea!

April 3, 2014 08:53 AM
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Cecily said...

How super cute! Best way to eat carrots.

April 4, 2014 09:18 PM
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Rainbow Sweets said...

Amazing cake pops, fantastic idea

April 5, 2014 07:06 AM
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

These are just too cute!

April 5, 2014 08:35 PM
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Laura M said...

Angie, I have a question. Are the candy wafers you linked to, a different consistency/product than Wilton chocolate candy melt discs? Or will they work too? Sometimes they melt really well for me and other times it is like they overheat and get all chunky, not a smooth liquid consistency like it should have. I see that you melt them in the microwave on half power for 30 second intervals. I will try this next time. Also, I am going to try to make these this weekend with my girls help, I doubt I can find these tear drop candy for the leaves anywhere locally (Chicago) unless you have a recommendation that isn’t online to buy them. Any other suggestions of what I could use? Did you have a hard time getting these to stay? You make everything look so seemless and perfect. :) I feel like for me they would constantly fall off and I would struggle getting them to stay. Thanks! LOVE your blog!!

April 9, 2014 01:49 PM
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Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends said...

Ok these are probably one of the cutest cake pop I have ever seen. And your step by step tutorial, makes it look so simple! Definitely going to have to try to make these! We featured this cute idea in our Feature Friday last week for 20 ‘Egg’stra Special Easter Desserts. Here is the link, I hope you can visit! http://returntothetable.net/recipes/20-eggstra-special-easter-desserts/

April 14, 2014 01:18 PM
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cake pop lover said...

awesome!!!

April 21, 2014 10:03 PM
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Pranoti said...

very nice

April 22, 2014 01:05 AM
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Jimena said...

Were do you get those sweets???

Thanks you!!!

May 30, 2014 01:10 PM
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martin said...

These are so cute and such a good idea if your kids hate veggies…they wont hate them when they see those! great!

September 1, 2014 04:34 PM
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alicia keys said...

i love this but the only problem i have is that everytime im going to dip the cakepop into the hot chocolate my cakepop falls , any slutions? :)

September 14, 2014 12:25 PM
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alicia keys said...

solutions?

September 14, 2014 12:27 PM
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