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?

Nancy said...

Bakerella, YOU are the reason I keep going back to Michaels for MORE sprinkles. ;-)

June 20, 2010 09:34 PM
Allie Izzie said...

I saw the movie today! I loved it…Your cake pops are amazing. I can’t wait to see you versions of Woody and Buzz or Jessie…Come on. you know you can do it! Keep them coming.

June 20, 2010 09:50 PM
Judy Workman said...

Dear Bakerella,

Would you like to be my next door neighbor and BFF? I got two kidneys, you can have one. (I have A+ blood.) Oh wait, we have no cool baking supply stores here, so we’d have to mail order everything. Darn. That might be a dealbreaker.

June 20, 2010 09:58 PM
katie o. said...

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again…woman, you have mad skills! thanks for giving us the creative bug every week. i so look forward to your creations!

June 20, 2010 10:41 PM
Sharon said...

Second post.

Nancy #201 : LOL, ditto.

Saw the movie today with my kids – these pops are now on my “to try” list.

June 20, 2010 10:55 PM
Ally said...

I saw it Friday in 3-D! It was fantastic! :D I cried, lol.

June 20, 2010 11:01 PM
Liz said...

SO STINKIN’ CUTE. I thought Hamm was great, but when I scrolled down to Senor Tater Head I just about lost it. You’re so creative!

June 20, 2010 11:16 PM
Jolene ( said...

Those are so great!!! What did you use for the arms? They look like Popeye cigarettes, but bent!!?

How do you get the features to stick on?

June 21, 2010 12:29 AM
Veena said...

ME!ME!ME! i am definitely going!

June 21, 2010 01:21 AM
Chandra said...

These are far to cute! I’ll have to try make them!

June 21, 2010 01:47 AM
Alicia said...

Bakerella, these are amazing!! I watched the movie last week, it was really funny! Something for the kids and the kid in all of us =)

June 21, 2010 03:11 AM
Stephane said...

I think “WOW!” pretty much covers it! ; )

June 21, 2010 03:51 AM
Kelly said...

I. LOVE. THESE!!!!!!!

June 21, 2010 05:56 AM
Lori said...

You never cease to amaze me!!!! These are incredible!

June 21, 2010 08:11 AM
Lina said...

you are killing me bakerella!!!

I’ll die of cuteness overdoses

June 21, 2010 08:33 AM
Steffi said...

Are there butterscotch candy melts? My little guy would love these but he is severely allergic to peanut butter. His second birthday is coming up here in another month and I was thinking about doing a multitude of pops instead of one big cake. I’ll let you know how they turn out :-)

June 21, 2010 08:38 AM
Jessica said...

WOW!!!! Bakerella…you are incredible! Be SO proud of yourself!

June 21, 2010 08:44 AM
Vanessa Felix said...

Where have I been this whole time????? My 6 year old found your website and mentioned we should try this out!
I looked at it and said OF COURSE! in no time. These are absolutely fabulous.
Master mind.. please help me list what the mustache, ears and eyes are… I am foreign so it is really hard to recognize all the candy. I really appreciate your help on this. I plan to prepare them next weekend at our toy story Party.
I can’t wait to see a Buzz and woody if you are on the works…
All I can say is that I AM A FAN!

June 21, 2010 09:01 AM
Amy said...

Seriously, you never cease to amaze me! I make these a lot, so I know how much work they are, and all I can say is YOU ROCK!

June 21, 2010 09:44 AM
Shevon said...

Unbelievable! Your talent never ceases to amaze me and everyone else!!! You are truly gifted.

June 21, 2010 10:19 AM
Rachel K said...

Love the pops! too cute! we were also excited about the movie, and I shared my thoughts on it here:

June 21, 2010 10:40 AM
Kate said...

You are OFF THE CHARTS awesome!!

June 21, 2010 10:41 AM
Rena said...

Mr. Potato Head is ridiculously cute. help!

June 21, 2010 11:08 AM
Carolina said...

Hola Bakerella!! Wow you are a genious, seriously this is great!! Mr. Potato is a masterpiece! Increíbles!!!!!!!!

I need your book!!!!!! I’m thinking Amazon…they deliver in Mexico right???


June 21, 2010 11:49 AM
Summer said...

Oh my goodness! I can’t take it! These are adorable!!!!

June 21, 2010 12:07 PM
Cassandra said...

These are so adorable! They look perfect!

I really want to see the new Toy Story but I don’t know if I’m going to get a chance to see it in theaters.

June 21, 2010 12:33 PM
Seanna Lea said...

I really want to see TS3, but I have abso-smurfa-lutely no time. It is all I can do to make dinner most nights.

June 21, 2010 01:32 PM
Christine said...

ahaha! mr. potato head cracks me up! their expressions are classic!

June 21, 2010 01:40 PM
Ann said...

Saw the movie yesterday, LOVED it and LOVE the cake pops! :)

June 21, 2010 02:31 PM
Andrea said...

I don’t know what to say, you have outdone yourself again!!

June 21, 2010 03:26 PM
Georgia Pellegrini said...

Good lord! How long does it take you to make one batch of these? You must be the most calm and patient person… they’re perfect.

June 21, 2010 04:05 PM
Sandy said...

Oh my Gosh – these are unbelievable! My 3yr old walked in while I was admiring them and he was so excited! He said he wants Mr.Pig (that’s what he calls Hamm) with Buzz tags! Too bad he’s getting a Batman party!

June 21, 2010 04:10 PM
Tracey said...

Unbelievable! I’m glad that Disney noticed your talent!!!! :)

June 21, 2010 05:03 PM
Veronica said...

Aaaah! jaw dropping-ly amazing!!!! Not that I’m surprised! everything on your website is crazy awesome!!!!!!

June 21, 2010 05:19 PM
A Cupcake for Moose said...

Adorable! Those Mr. Potato Heads are classic! I’m beyond impressed!

June 21, 2010 05:39 PM
Susan E said...

OMG! Mr. Potato Head is my all time favorite. These are awesome!!!

June 21, 2010 07:23 PM
Danielle said...

Those are way too cute!!

Saw the movie! Loved it.

What did you think of it?

June 21, 2010 07:54 PM
Grace said...

These are so cute….you rock Bakerella :)

June 21, 2010 08:00 PM
Christine Trebendis said...

Once again…you have outdone yourself…Love them!

June 21, 2010 08:45 PM
Liz said...

Love Mr. Potato head! That’s so cute!!

June 22, 2010 12:15 AM
Mary said...

Totally adorable! I’m going to see the movie tonight and am decked out in my 3-eyed alien necklace and earrings.

Now all I need are some cake pops to munch on during the show…

June 22, 2010 09:23 AM
Nikki said...

I know I’ve said this before…but I LOVE these!! My son is the hugest TS3 fan, and I have these bookmarked for his 3rd birthday party…although he is looking over my shoulder right now, demanding that we make them TODAY!!

June 22, 2010 12:30 PM
Andrea said...

These cakepops are just as delightful as the movie.

June 22, 2010 12:37 PM
Marcie L said...

Saw it Saturday and loved the movie! Your cake pops are so amazing!!

June 22, 2010 12:58 PM
sara said...

these are so amazing. captures the characters perfectly. i saw the movie the day it came out and i loved it.
i just can’t even believe the creativity of these cake pops. its just unbelievable!! keep em coming, i love your site :)

June 22, 2010 02:41 PM
Julianne said...

WOW! I just happened upon your website for the first time this morning. Most of my day has been consumed with drooling over my monitor and planning more tiny treats to create and occupy myself with. I already make cake balls, but never thought to make them into shapes or put them on sticks, I’m amazed. You are amazing, and this is definitely my new favorite site!

June 22, 2010 02:45 PM
Randi said...

I just made these and they came out amazing, I didnt have black covered sunflower seeds, so I used 2 bat sprinkles and they look perfect! Thanks for the Idea, too cute!!!

June 22, 2010 04:12 PM
Eris said...

sooooo cuteeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m going to watch the movie this weekend with my family =D

June 22, 2010 05:25 PM
10x desserts said...

Too cute! They made me smile :-)

June 22, 2010 06:27 PM
Nancy Hood said...

too cute! gave you a shout out as my grandsons went to see the movie this week and loved it!

June 22, 2010 11:55 PM
Heather Fisher said...

Brilliant, simply brilliant. Oh, I look up and see that someone has left the brilliant comment.

Ok, genious, simply genious!

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

I love these!!

I am going to attempt the sesame street cake pops for my son’s first birthday party……any suggestions on how to display them?

Also – when making the cake pops do you normally serve this only for dessert or do cupcakes/cake too? It will be a large party with many adults and kids…..

Thanks for any suggestions!!! You are SO creative!!

June 23, 2010 09:51 AM
Laura P. said...

These are insane! BRILLIANT BAKERELLA!

June 23, 2010 12:50 PM
Foodie in Berlin said...

OMG! Unbelievable! I have never seen anything like this! Really and truly amazing that you made those. I have obviously only just discovered your web site. Looking for the subscribe button now….

June 24, 2010 04:34 AM
bianca said...

just when i thought you couldn’t do anything cuter, you come out with these! they are absolutely fan-bloody-tastic!
such a creative little gem you are :)

June 25, 2010 07:56 AM
Kirsty said...

Bakerella you are amazing. My son is obsessed with Mr Potato Head. He’s not even 2 so he just calls toy story ‘tato’

I would love to try some of your cake pops eventhough I think it looks awfully hard. I’m in Aus so we don’t have much candy supplies. Do you know any good websites that sell lots of the bits and pieces you use??

June 26, 2010 01:24 AM
MissCraftyFingers said...

OMG! these are precious! i love Toy Story! I love how expressive your Mr Potato Heads are! LOL and Hamm Evil Dr Pork Chops! Too cute to eat! They are awesome! just made my day :):)

June 26, 2010 08:15 AM
lisa said...

I cried at the end of the movie, and these are super cute!

June 27, 2010 01:28 PM
Kerry said...

Wow! You are the queen!!
i tried making flower cake balls tonight.. came back to accuse you of sorcery, since your shapes and execution are so, so, so far above and beyond what I ended up with! Realize i need to follow your instructions more closely- and practice! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and for setting the bar so high- it makes me try harder! You are the best!

June 28, 2010 12:23 AM
Brandi said...

So we want to see Buzz and Woody now!!

June 29, 2010 04:31 PM
Anonymous said...

wow these are awsome! I want to make them!!!

June 30, 2010 03:25 AM
lena said...

simply outstanding, what a talent you have these little guys are amazing!

June 30, 2010 08:21 AM
Jasmine said...

you are amazing!!! I had enough trouble just doing plain ones, seriously my jaw dropped when i saw these! fantastic!

July 2, 2010 01:48 AM
Shaune said...

Brilliant. Those cake pops look beautiful. Great work.

July 2, 2010 12:48 PM
Shelley @ Green Eggs & Hamlet said...

Bakerella, if you are a “slacker” then I am just plain bad at life. Slacking is not in your baking vocab, my dear. You’re of the “above and beyond” and “extraordinary” categories!

Hamm is my FAVORITE Toy Story character so these are probably my favorite cake pops of all time. Thanks for sharing!

July 2, 2010 02:54 PM
Melissa said...

aww, how cute are they?
I especially LOVE the Mr Potato Head ones :)

July 2, 2010 03:33 PM
FireMom said...

I’m never going to be able to make these, but I just had to say that they’re amazing!

July 3, 2010 01:07 PM
Amber Joy said...

OMG!! These are too freaking cute!! I love them!! You are too talented!

July 4, 2010 02:41 PM
Nani said...

Hi, your cake pops are amazing!!!
I really want to try to make it. How long can i store them? Thanks for sharing.

July 4, 2010 06:32 PM
Becky Motley said...

Strawberry Ice Pops…Yum!

July 5, 2010 02:35 PM
Carlee Johnson said...

I just love your website and each week I look forward to seeing what you have posted. You have been a great inspiration for me in my cake decorating. The Ice Pops look wonderful and I am sure that my great granddaughters would love them going to try them the next time I know they will be over.

July 5, 2010 06:17 PM
Carlee Johnson said...

Love the Ice pops, would love the book. Love you and all you present you have been a great inspiration for my decorations.

July 5, 2010 06:20 PM
Barbara said...

I love ice cream, ices anything frozen. I’m just starting to make sorbets for the summer and am experimenting with pineapples, coconuts, strawberries and chocolate. love your site because you have such great ideas

July 6, 2010 11:14 AM
Shayna said...

So cute! Love the Mr. Potatoehead pops — Was not planning to see the movie, but now may have to!

July 6, 2010 01:16 PM
Yasmin said...

I did these for my twins 3rd birthday party, but they did not come out at all looking like yours!! How do you make the candy dry on the ball so smooth??? Mine is clumpy and not smooth at all. :-/ I melted it very ell and also put vegetable oil to make it easier to work with but it didnt work….

July 9, 2010 11:04 PM
cookinette said...

Fantastic !!!!!
Bravo !

July 12, 2010 10:04 AM
william said...

I loved the movie and i love the Mr. Potato heads

July 14, 2010 08:17 AM
Ann said...

so ridiculously CUUUUUTTEE! Love it and I just want to have those!

July 17, 2010 04:52 AM
Janelle said...

LOVE IT ALL!! u RoCk!!!!

July 30, 2010 05:55 PM
Sarah said...

just wondering, when making cake balls, I know that you mix in room temperature frosting. have you ever tried it with melted frosting? it seems like it would be easier, but i know you are the expert, so does melted frosting make it easier to mix???

August 4, 2010 04:53 PM
Jeanne Derr said...

These are awesome! My son had a Toy Story birthday party last month – wish I would have found these sooner and I would have really “wowed” the guests! I made cupcakes of the little alien men, which turned out cute, but not nearly as impressive as these! Your site is amazing and so inspiring! Thank you!

August 7, 2010 10:42 PM
Grethel said...

me encantaron!! como le puedo hacer para contactarte?

August 13, 2010 10:57 AM
damary madrigal said...

hi just wanted to know if u made the Toy Story candy if yes how much they are to Cute would like to order if u do if not Great job Damary Madrigal

August 16, 2010 02:44 AM
Jennifer said...

I just made these for my son’s 6 Birthday Party! LOVE THEM!

August 19, 2010 11:08 PM
Andy said...

These are just too good for words. Thank you soo much for sharing your ideas with everyone and I love that you even show us how to do it. I know some adults as well as kids that will just love this!

August 22, 2010 08:27 AM
Anonymous said...

you’ve outdone yourself! unbelievably realistic.

August 31, 2010 08:46 AM
Cláudia Ramalho said...

Fantastic! I’ve never seen such creativity. I wish I could find those easily confetti here in Brazil.
Thanks for sharing.

September 11, 2010 01:49 PM
Geri said...

Does anyone know where I can get the color stick sprinkles?
Can’t find them anywhere in Northern VA or on the internet…..

September 17, 2010 03:26 PM
elena-strwberrygirl said...

oh I really cannot believe that mr.potato head has become a sweetie!!!!I want it!it’s so wonderful

September 20, 2010 12:43 PM
Roberta said...

Have you made a buzz, woody or the alien in cake pops? My son wants a toy story themed party for his birthday and it would be wonderful to do these for him.

September 23, 2010 02:18 PM
junita said...

I also feature this in my blog, at kinderplays.blogspot. com, I like it so much please tell me if this is wrong, I will definitely bring them down. but a lot of mom will thank you if you allow me to show:))

October 2, 2010 08:55 PM
Patty said...

What are the candies used for his mustache?

October 7, 2010 02:32 PM
Alli said...

I just made these this weekend for my 4 year old daughters Toy Story party! They were a HUGE hit! You INSPIRE! Thank YOU!

October 14, 2010 01:40 PM
Debra Rincon Lopez said...

These little Cake Pop’s are beyond cute, I love every one of them. I bet you make alot of money off of these little creations. Your so ingenious! I love it, thanks for sharing these with us all.

October 22, 2010 11:57 PM
Connie said...

You crack me UP LOL!!!
These are so cute!!!!

November 21, 2010 06:56 PM
Maria Pirl said...

How adorable!!!

November 30, 2010 09:09 AM
Joann said...

I love this idea. I m having a Toy Story theme for my son’s first birthday and I am so going to make these as favors for my guests!!! thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

November 30, 2010 08:25 PM
Loa said...

Any type of train molds/design. My son LOVES Thomas and just trains in general. Where did you get the “3″ for the stick? First time on this site-do you sell and ship your creations?

December 8, 2010 10:38 AM
Erika said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I made these for my daughter’s 3rd birthday and they were a big hit! it was my first venture making cake pops and now I’m hooked. I then made christmas themed ones for my husband’s students. I’m already planning for valentine’s day! You are awesome and extremely talented.

December 12, 2010 02:13 AM
Melanie said...

You are adorable!

January 7, 2011 10:55 PM
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