Friday, June 18, 2010

Hamm and Potatoes


Eeek! Eeeeek! Oink! Oink!

It’s Hamm… everyone’s favorite talking plastic piggy bank. Well, his head at least. I couldn’t resist trying these cake pops out in honor of Toy Story 3, which opens today… Yep. Today and I can’t wait to see it. Bring on the toys!


Hamm is fairly easy to make in cake pop form and only needs a few decorative add-ons to achieve his distinctive look. Plus, pigs are just plain cute, so I felt I had to try him.

Want to see my Woody and Buzz versions?


Okay, so I took the easy road here with tiny paper poster tags to carry out the theme. No cowboys or space rangers.
Me. Slacker. That’s my name.


But seriously… I was too excited to try this next cake pop I’m about to show you. And I think he may be one of my favorites to date.

I’ve been wanting to try him for a while and I couldn’t be happier with how he turned out. I even surprised myself.

So I guess you know what’s coming based on the title of this post.

You know…

Hamm’s spud bud from the movie …


I can hardly stand it. Look at the one on the right’s expression. He kills me.


Chocolate cake balls plus


Peanut butter candy melts plus


… all this stuff = PLAY. TIME.

It’s okay to play you know. I won’t tell.

We should all play a little more. Don’t ya think?


“Woohoo! I do.”




“Seriously guys, control yourself. – You know you’re all cake pops.”

“And, you know what that means.”


“Uh yeah, I’m starting to figure that out.” – Wise guy!


“Later, spuds… I’m outta here as fast as my candy feet can carry me. Who’s with me?”


Don’t worry… they didn’t get too far.


After a while… all that was left was just a paper memory.

Want to play with toys and cake? Jump on over to Disney’s to get instructions for all the fun. And thanks, Disney for the chance to have a go at these.


Hamm it up! Plus, you can also download the poster tags!


And, just curious… who’s going to see the movie this weekend? Anyone? Everyone?

Amanda said...

Yep, you have completely outdone yourself this time! :)

June 18, 2010 11:21 PM
Wendy in California said...

Luv your Pop Story!! These lil’ cuties are inspirational to all us pop-a-holics out here. AbFAB job, Bakerella……To infinity and beyond!

Maybe you could sponsor a “bragging rights” contest for your readers to create some of the other characters? That would be a fun challenge!

June 19, 2010 12:02 AM
Esther said...

Wow!! these are soo amazing. I love the details. It must take a lot of patience to keep on doing that. The piggy eyes are so cute; the pigs look like they are pleading for something.

June 19, 2010 12:22 AM
Wei-Wei said...

MR POTATO HEAD! He looks awesome and I love his nose :D Hamm is soooo cute XD You’re amazing!


June 19, 2010 12:33 AM
Shannon said...

You ROCK! How about How to Train a Dragon? Doing a birthday next month for my son! — hint — hint — :) We went to see Toy Story 3 today; it was so cute and funny!

June 19, 2010 12:35 AM
Rose said...

OMG – Mr. Potato Head is so damn perfect that I don’t even know what to say. What incredible talent you have!

June 19, 2010 12:35 AM
Kellie H said...

I’m simply amazed everytime I get a new email updating me on something you have done. Love these and can’t wait to try them.

June 19, 2010 12:36 AM
Karen said...

OMGoodness! These Mr Potato Heads are adorable! They’re right up there at the top of my favorites list! TOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!

June 19, 2010 12:41 AM
Karen said...

Also…would LOVE to see Curious George. My first grandchild is turning one in August and we are having an “Our Little Monkey’s Turning One” party for her. She IS a little monkey climbing everywhere!!

June 19, 2010 12:44 AM
Sara said...

I saw Toy Story 3 this afternoon! It was WONDERFUL! I must admit, I cried at the ending :)

June 19, 2010 12:57 AM
Kristin Morris said...

These are to die for!!! My son, who is 4 and in love with this movie, was completely upset because I haven’t made these for him yet. ahahaha! I just saw them! :)

So precious- Kristin, GA

June 19, 2010 01:06 AM
Susan said...

I LOVE these! You are so talented!

June 19, 2010 01:19 AM
Diana said...


June 19, 2010 01:53 AM
Ellen said...

I watched it today! It was a great movie, and I sure wouldn’t mind watching it again! But don’t let the title fool you, it gets unexpectedly intense in some scenes, and just downright creepy in others. But everything’s always lightened up with humor. I would definitely recommend it to everyone!

June 19, 2010 02:27 AM
Lisa said...

you. are. amazing.

that’s all.

June 19, 2010 02:54 AM
Melissa said...

These are so adorable! I just discovered your website, and I can’t wait to see all the other goodies waiting beyond all this amazingness. I took my friend’s daughter to see Toy Story 3 – so cuuute! Go see it!

June 19, 2010 03:00 AM
Chrish said...

Adorable, amazing and creative as heck!

June 19, 2010 03:53 AM
morgana said...

I love them!!!!! I’m a Mr. Potato fan and these are just great !

June 19, 2010 04:01 AM
Helen said...

Those Mr.Potato Heads are just *insane* :D I have a friend who is a huge Mr.PH fan, so I may have to try these for her!

Unfortunately, Toy Story 3 isn’t out here in England for quite a while – it’s been pushed back because of the World Cup ¬_¬

June 19, 2010 04:41 AM
Sue said...

Girl you really crack me up! Love your sense of humour and ADVENTURE and you never cease to amaze me how talented and creative you are.

One of these days I’m gonna have to try these Cake Pops – only hoping we have everything I need over here in Aus!

Keep ‘em coming – We love it

June 19, 2010 04:51 AM
Audrey said...

I’m ridiculously behind-the-times and just came upon your blog last week (tragic I know!) I am now suffering from MANIC inspiration and am completely, 100% addicted to your site….this would explain me getting up at 4am to come check out what’s new.
I am going to try my first batch of cake pops this weekend and can’t wait to get started (clearly!)
These Mr. Potato Head Pops put me right over the edge….they’re BEYOND adorable!!!

June 19, 2010 05:09 AM
Katrina said...

Oh my goodness, these are just the cutest! I love Mr. Potato Head! Can’t wait to see the new movie.

June 19, 2010 05:16 AM
Sinful Southern Sweets said...

That’s just too cute!!

June 19, 2010 06:16 AM
Amy said...

Oh my goodness…simply Amazing!! I can’t wait to see this movie…love, love, love Toy Story!

June 19, 2010 06:31 AM
linda said...

mr potato head…recalls my childhood…& your pops really do capture mr p …thanks for the trip down memory lane!…sweet!!

June 19, 2010 06:34 AM
Cupcake Julie said...

Yippee!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! You have taken your undeniable gift to a whole new level, and then graciously shared it with the world! You inspire all of us not only to bake, but to put smiles on the faces of those we love with your creations. Thank you chick-a-dee! My cheeks are already hurting from smiling over these, I can’t imagine folks reaction today… after a post like this! I am always amazed and always so proud of you, someone is going to have to peel the smile of my face by tonight! Oh what fun!!! xoxo

June 19, 2010 06:43 AM
Jackie said...

Another fantastic creation bakerella =) must try!

June 19, 2010 06:53 AM
Malu macias said...

Hi!! So cute, your creatuvity is unbelieved… congratulations

June 19, 2010 06:57 AM
Marsha said...

I have two only children. I took my son to see Toy Story many years ago on a Thanksgiving weekend. Now he’s almost 25. Today, my daughter, Frannie, was invited to go with her bff. She just turned 9. She’s going to have a ball!


June 19, 2010 07:06 AM
Lisa said...

Adorable!!! You did it again:) You are amazing!!!

June 19, 2010 07:08 AM
Shelly Reeve said...

You are just SOOOOO talented!

June 19, 2010 07:10 AM
Deborah said...

So fun! My nephew would love these!

June 19, 2010 07:12 AM
Calli Makes Do said...

I am continually awed by your talent. Having made cake balls once, I am even more amazed.

We saw Toy Story 3 last night and it was truly wonderful… I even got choked up. Which I hate to admit to.

June 19, 2010 07:27 AM
Bek said...

Hamm is cute and all, but I am in LOVE with the Mr. Potato Head ones. Seriously.

But those two are my favorite from the movies

June 19, 2010 07:36 AM
Cari K. said...

You totally outdid yourself this time! I LOVE Mr. potato head!

June 19, 2010 08:14 AM
Beverly said...

ROFL Those are great!

June 19, 2010 08:39 AM
Shanda said...

Woman! You are amazing! Love, love, LOVE ‘em! Plan on taking the hubby to see the movie on Sunday for Father’s Day. We are true kids at heart. lol
Can’t hardly wait to see what you’ve got planned coming up.

June 19, 2010 08:47 AM
Michele Thompson said...

Unbelievable!! So creative!!! What will you think of next??

June 19, 2010 08:54 AM
Rita-Greer.SC said...

These are precious! And I’ll be going to the theater to see it this weekend, too!

June 19, 2010 08:57 AM
Gina S said...

I can’t believe how creative you are. These are just amazing!!

June 19, 2010 09:01 AM
Paula said...

Talk about your pig ‘n a poke and potato sticks! LOL Just so darn cute!

June 19, 2010 09:03 AM
Jen said...

Oh these are too cute! Love love love the potatoes and the commentary even more. You’re so incredibly creative, I’m green with envy!

June 19, 2010 09:12 AM
Melissa said...

Just Adorable! I really love Mr. Potato Head. Not going to see the movie, but I’m sure that some of my students will be going!

June 19, 2010 09:22 AM
Stoich91 said...

Who’s going to see Toy Story 3? Anyone? Everyone?

Everyone! :) What a sweet way to kick off the premier. Also, by the looks of those cake pops, I would never call you slacker. Only someone very dedicated and with the patience of a saint could pull those perfect little pops off! :) HA! Thanks for sharing!

June 19, 2010 09:23 AM
darlingbeatrice said...

That Mr. Potato Head could not be more perfect! Your are so talented!

June 19, 2010 09:24 AM
susan@pocacosas said...

seriously, mr.potato head is the cutest! my boys are dying to see this & we are going next week!

June 19, 2010 09:50 AM
lequan@luvtoeat said...

These are the cutest and coolest things I’ve seen (besides my kiddies of course teehee)! Two of my friends and I are getting together to make some of your cakepops later on today. They’ve done some before but it’s going to be my first time, so excited! I’ll most likely be putting a post up and linking back to your website. It’s only common courtesy right? :-)
Thank you for your wonderful blog. You rock! Have a lovely weekend.

June 19, 2010 10:06 AM
myrna said...

Bakerella you always blow me away! Can’t wait to go to the drive in tonight and see Toy Story 3 with my family=)

June 19, 2010 10:12 AM
yellow said...

Definitely Mr. Potato Head pops are my favorite Bakerella creation above all….(And that’s hard to say)
SImply I’m like WOOOOOOOW

June 19, 2010 10:38 AM
janene said...

Those are great! We saw the moving last night. Those stupid pixar people made me cry. But we absolutely LOVED the movie!

June 19, 2010 10:46 AM
yvette said...

All I can say is WOW!

June 19, 2010 10:53 AM
Pam said...

AMAZING!!! Who would have thought a cake pop could carry off some attitude like Mr. Potato Head. And Hamm, I could gobble him up!

June 19, 2010 11:11 AM
Leena said...

Absolutely fabulous! You are amazing!

June 19, 2010 12:01 PM
De'Anna said...

Cutest darn thing I have ever seen, today…My grandson is on his way so will turn into the second cutest thing I ever seen..Joking aside Bakerella your awesome these are great!

June 19, 2010 12:03 PM
Maranda said...

These are so cute! You continue to amaze me every time you post!

June 19, 2010 12:19 PM
Cassidy said...

i’m in awe of everything you do

June 19, 2010 12:22 PM
Amy Earle said...

I usually don’t comment, I just log on and love what you do. I borrow ideas here and there. But this post stopped me in my tracks! I just had to tell you how much I admire you and all that you do! What a talented woman you are. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

June 19, 2010 12:23 PM
Lindsay Satterthwaite said...

Your cake pops are inspirational!! The potatoes are hysterical.

And, I saw the movie last night and it was the best yet. Not a single kid in the audience and we all loved it!

June 19, 2010 12:25 PM
Susan said...

How do you make such cute poster tags like these and your cowboy cookies? Do you use a special program? Inquiring minds want to know. :) Very cute pops Bakerella!

June 19, 2010 12:26 PM
kristina said...

Oh my gosh!! These are awesome!

June 19, 2010 12:38 PM
Melanie said...

I can’t wait to see the movie and these were the perfect treat to see right before I do!! Thanks for sharing <3

June 19, 2010 12:39 PM
Tanya said...

OMG!!! These are soo cute. We are going to go watch Toy Story 3 today and mind you it is me and my husband and 3 kids, which in reality getting older, 15,14,12. Gonna be a blast!!!!

June 19, 2010 12:41 PM
Kara said...

I can’t go but I sooooo want to! Mr. Potato Head is adorable! So is Hamm!

June 19, 2010 12:46 PM
Karyn @ Pixel Perfect Boutique said...

Oh wow!!! These are to infinity and beyond amazing!!! My kids are going to flip! You are just too talented!

We have all been looking forward to this movie for months! Toy Story is so popular in our house that we wore out our Toy Story & Toy Story 2 DVDs and had to buy new copies! We are going to see the movie sometime this week and we cannot wait!!!

June 19, 2010 01:05 PM
Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Oh my, you have COMPLETELY outdone yourself with these!

June 19, 2010 01:14 PM
Mandy said...

INSANE!!! They are wonderful….my son wants a toy story party for his birthday, not till January, may have to try this out for him :)
THANKS!! I love getting a notice in my e mail that you have posted another entry on your blog :)

June 19, 2010 01:22 PM
Tabitha said...

These look adorable! I live in Sicily, so I went to the Taormina Film Fest and saw the world premiere- it was excellent!

June 19, 2010 01:25 PM
Judy said...

Girl these are just too adorable!!!!

June 19, 2010 01:36 PM
Stacy @ DesignSomethingBetter said...

You are one TALENTED gal. Hamm is the CUTEST! I love all of your projects, so keep them coming.

I have been looking forward to TS3 since the day I heard it was in the works! We’re going on Sunday! Whooohooo!

June 19, 2010 01:54 PM
Callie said...

I saw it yesterday and thought it was GREAT! Lots of laughs and some tears in the end!

June 19, 2010 01:58 PM
Karin said...

Oh, my gosh! Those are amazing! They look too cute to eat. Well, almost. :)

June 19, 2010 02:24 PM
Angela (Diary of a Deaf Girl) said...

Love, love, LOVE the pig! Oh how adorable!! In case I haven’t said it enough, you are SO incredibly creative!

June 19, 2010 03:03 PM
Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. said...

Wow! I am blown away by your creativity once again! The Mr. Potato Head has got to be on of the most elaborate cake pops yet, every detail is just perfect!

June 19, 2010 05:02 PM
Stephanie said...

You are amazing! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity. Fantastic!

June 19, 2010 05:23 PM
amber said...

OMG!!!!! I’m SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! You did such a great job…Now I’m going to have to try and make I love them love them!!! You really have such a great talent.. and I already pre-ordered your book.

June 19, 2010 06:09 PM
Robyn W said...

We’re going to see it next week – my son is 2 1/2 & it’s going to be his first movie theater experience. I am SOOOO excited. The grandmas are even taking off work so we can make it a family affair. He sits through movies at home & I think he’ll be good at the theater since he’s already familiar with all of the characters. I can’t wait to see his little face!

June 19, 2010 07:51 PM
Maria said...

Okay, the Mr. Potato Heads are amazing! They look exactly like the real thing. You rock!

June 19, 2010 08:22 PM
Sharon said...

bakerella, you are killing me with your creativity !

June 19, 2010 08:41 PM
oregonjudy said...

Every time I think you can’t make any cuter pops than you’ve already made, you prove me wrong. These are so stinkin cute. I want you to come to my house and bake with me.

June 19, 2010 09:42 PM
Not Your Mama's Martha said...

My husband works at Pixar and made Toy Story 3 and absolutely LOVED your cake pop tribute to his film. Did you like the movie?!?!?

We think it’s the best one thus far! ;)

Awesome cake pops, as always! We are huge fans!

June 20, 2010 01:16 AM
Stephanie said...

these are awesome! i love them and totally am going to watch the movie this weekend!

June 20, 2010 01:29 AM
Linz said...

My reaction to these were pretty much like my reaction to the Sesame Street pops. I am in awe!

June 20, 2010 01:39 AM
wendy m said...

Bakerella – you are awesome. Hamm is way cute and Mr. Potato Head is well done, all his parts too! We will see the movie, just not opening weekend. Too crowded. Schools out, I imagine EVERYONE will be there, so we’ll wait another day.

June 20, 2010 04:40 AM
Lori Michaud said...

Oh.My.Gosh! You are fabulous! Can’t wait ’til the book is out!

June 20, 2010 06:54 AM
Tanya McNae said...

wow they are so amazing , i hope i will be able to find your book here in nz

June 20, 2010 06:56 AM
Simone said...

aaaaaaahhh, i *LOVE* the pigs/hamm!!! sweetest cakepop ever!!! i’m so happy that i just bought colors for coloring chocolate… plus, my “blogsister” loves pink… that’s gonna be a “PIG” thiing! ;)

June 20, 2010 11:29 AM
Rockerjewlz said...

Wow, Hamm is good but Mr. Potato Head is awesome. You really captured his personality! There is going to be an Elvis Mr. Potato Head. His estate approved it last week.

Somehow, that just sounds wrong.

June 20, 2010 12:37 PM
Cathy said...

These are amazing! I really want to try making some cake pops but I don’t understand how you make the cake balls. Did I miss that somewhere in one of your past posts…?

June 20, 2010 01:18 PM
Cathy said...

Actually, I just found it; crumble the cake and mix with 3/4 of a container of frosting. When I imagine doing that, I see myself ending up with a mess – not the Dunkin Donuts munchkin looking cake balls that you end up with. Is that really all I have to do?!

June 20, 2010 01:21 PM
Annie said...

Saw it last night. My 6 y.o. is a bit tender hearted and cried at the end. I won’t spoil it for the other people leaving comments but I got a little misty, too (shhhhh!)

June 20, 2010 01:23 PM
Laura said...

Wow, these are great! I love mister potato head. Guess we’ll have to wait for toy story is in cinema here in the Netherlands.

June 20, 2010 02:47 PM
Tina said...

These are so cute! My cousins would love these!

June 20, 2010 03:31 PM
Milisa said...

Just when I thought your cake pops couldn’t be any cuter, Mr Potato Head. Can’t wait to see Toys Story 3!

June 20, 2010 04:25 PM
Shelly said...

Oh my word the Mr Potato Head is way to cute. And when I got to the one with the bite taken out. I couldn’t help but laugh

June 20, 2010 04:52 PM
Mackenzie said...

It’s such a good movie! I wish I had made these to take with us to the movies. They’re fantastic!

June 20, 2010 05:04 PM
Maggie said...

I like the tutorials on the site!!

June 20, 2010 06:53 PM
Jenny Swenson said...

So stinking cute!! We’re having a Toy Story birthday party for my little boy and were thinking of making those as an activity. All the kids decorating their own Potatoe Head. Just wondering… Where did you get the chocolate covered sunflower seeds? Can you buy them or do you need to make them?

June 20, 2010 07:52 PM
Jennifer Erickson said...

You slay me! Your wit and great sense of humor rival only your talent when it comes to your amazing creations!!! All the best, Jenn @ rookno17

June 20, 2010 08:46 PM
Holly Moser said...

These are adorable! I am a ridiculously huge Disney fan, (even my wedding ring looks like Mickey Mouse). Can you make any others, like Beauty and the Beast? Maybe Chip and Mrs. Potts. That’s my fav movie : ) Keep the cuteness coming.

June 20, 2010 09:18 PM
Amy said...

Oh man! I wish I could get all those things here in lil New Zealand so I can make them too. They are awesome! I’m very exciting about the movie (but since I live in NZ I have to wait a wee while yet….)

June 20, 2010 09:23 PM
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