Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloweenie!

Sparky Cake Pops

Halloween is just a few days away, but I want to share one more cake pop creation with you guys. I made these Sparky pops for Disney’s new website Spoonful. They’re inspired by Disney’s stop-motion 3D animated film, Frankenweenie from Tim Burton that opened earlier this month. If you haven’t seen the movie, Sparky is brought back to life by his young owner Victor after a car accident resulting in monstrous consequences.



I loved the idea of making these cake pops in shades of gray since the movie was filmed in black and white. And I’m so happy with how they came out. It’s neat how these are all full color photos, but you can’t really tell since the candy coating is gray and the candies are black and white, too.

Making Sparky

A lot of times I’ll take on a character, but I don’t really know what it will end up looking like until I find the right candies to make the features. You can always use fondant to make features if you want, but using candies to help create the characters is more fun and challenging to me. It really is amazing all the creative possibilities a candy or sprinkle has.


And of course, edible ink pens come in handy too. Especially for dotting eyes and drawing all of Sparky’s stitches.

Black Sugar Pearls

Proportion is key to recreating a character in cake pops. And something as simple as a black sugar pearl may be all you need for just the right touch.

Silver Jimmies

And silver jimmies… ?

Frankenweenie Cake Pops

How about bolts – they go great with the black and white theme, too.

Sparky’s stare even looks kinda spooky.


Sparky! You are too cute… and it’s too bad I’m going to eat you.

Sparky Cake Pops

Awe, poor Sparky. Can’t catch a break. But he sure is tasty.

Here are the full instructions on Disney’s website Spoonful so you can make your own.


Have a Happy Halloweenie!

And here are more Disney Projects I’ve worked on for their website.

jengd said...

Oh you ROCKED that one! LOVE the green cake! LOL! I saw the short of this years ago and loved it- I can’t wait to see how he’s turned it into a full-length movie.

October 29, 2012 12:01 AM
Eat 2gather said...

Frighteningly AMAZING! Love the green innards! : D

October 29, 2012 12:03 AM
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

These turned out awesome, Angie! I would have never thought that these were ‘color’ photos! So impressive that you achieved this ‘black and white’ photo look with all the candies and candy coating. Now I just have to go see this cute movie!

October 29, 2012 12:04 AM
Sofie said...


October 29, 2012 12:14 AM
Kristen M said...

These look fantastic, as usual! So impressed!

October 29, 2012 12:18 AM
Linsey Beeson said...

Super cute!! They look amazingly spooky!!

October 29, 2012 12:20 AM
Kelly Sisler said...

Amazing, as always!!! Love them Angie :)

October 29, 2012 12:28 AM
bakerella said...

Thanks guys!

Heather – I know. I made sure to bite into one for a photo because it was so hard to tell.

Linsey – you’re right. I think it’s the eyes. They won’t stop staring at me.

October 29, 2012 12:29 AM
Sara said...

Mind is blown. The green cake is a great touch, too.

October 29, 2012 12:58 AM
Tracie said...

Awesome! Love that the cake is green, what a perfect touch.

October 29, 2012 01:24 AM
Marie said...

Oh wow, I love these so much!

October 29, 2012 01:31 AM
Mascake Scarlett said...

OMG! I love this!!!!!

October 29, 2012 01:52 AM
Klementine said...

Awww! So adorable. And spot-on to the cartoon too. And like everyone else, I love the bright green colour of the actual cake, that’s an awesome touch.

October 29, 2012 02:08 AM
isabella said...

You are Amazing! I love everything you do, sooo cute!

October 29, 2012 02:55 AM
Beth said...

I… am impressed! Seriously, these are great!

October 29, 2012 03:04 AM
16 said...

Haha, love that last photo.

October 29, 2012 03:14 AM
Eveline said...

Super! I love the touch of green.

October 29, 2012 03:28 AM
Rachel said...

They are so cute! Can’t wait to see the movie as well.

October 29, 2012 04:12 AM
Stacey said...

They look amazing!! the green sponge is just the perfect touch!

October 29, 2012 05:45 AM
margaret said...

Too cute!

October 29, 2012 06:25 AM
The Bearfoot Baker said...

Love these and the pictures are incredible!!!!

October 29, 2012 06:27 AM
Tatjana said...

Awsome. Great work! :-)

October 29, 2012 07:10 AM
Wendy in California said...

Angie, these are so daw-gone CUTE! Great job, both artistically and gastronomically (and I agree 100% about using candies vs fondant).

October 29, 2012 07:11 AM
Morgan said...


October 29, 2012 07:14 AM
Michele said...

Thank you for sharing! You are amazing at best. It’s always a treat to see your new posts.

October 29, 2012 08:06 AM
Abby said...

this is so great! Now I wan t to see that movie!

October 29, 2012 08:07 AM
Melissa said...

Bakerella, are you KIDDING me? I just came to your website and let out a huge shreak of AMAZEMENT when I saw these. Like – these are PERFECT. Just….. W O W lady. Amazing. I think this tops everything you’ve done so far.

October 29, 2012 08:11 AM
Christin said...

Wow they are amazing!

October 29, 2012 08:12 AM
Cé said...

OMG !! I’m a huge Time Burton fan and these popcakes are just perfection!!! you are so talented!!

October 29, 2012 08:24 AM
Withspirit said...

Absolutely perfect, Angie!!! We enjoyed the movie too!

October 29, 2012 08:34 AM
Christy said...

I love all of your cake pops…but when will you be making other recipes again??

October 29, 2012 08:37 AM
Christina said...

These are incredible! He looks like he popped (haha, no pun intended but that ended up being perfect) right out of the movie! :)

October 29, 2012 08:38 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love it, you always make them look perfect!

October 29, 2012 08:42 AM
Maria @ Redecorate Blog said...

So cute! I just love his little nose! :-)

October 29, 2012 08:52 AM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

You are truly an artist, Angie!!! Love the grey…and then that POP of green inside! Perfect!

October 29, 2012 08:52 AM
Tracy said...

Bakerella, you are an amazing and very talented woman. These are so adorable! Thanks for all of your creations!

October 29, 2012 08:55 AM
Gabriela Grijalva said...

It’s amazing. I love it.

October 29, 2012 09:06 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Stunning! Another amazing creation – he’s adorable and spooktacular at the same time. Love!

October 29, 2012 09:15 AM
Grace said...

Too cute! I love that! Too yummy too! Why are all my sentances I’m typing, FRAGMENTS?!

October 29, 2012 09:32 AM
Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

You are SOOOOOO talented!! Disney is lucky to have you! Green cake inside- perfect!

October 29, 2012 09:35 AM
Jessica said...

You are AMAZING! I would love to just sit and watch you create these masterpieces:)

October 29, 2012 09:37 AM
christine said...

wow the black and white really came out great! i esp like the shadowing around the eyes and mouth! you’re amazing bakerella!

October 29, 2012 09:44 AM
aussiemarina said...

wow…….scary awesome

October 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Michelle G. said...

You are AMAZING!!!

October 29, 2012 10:06 AM
darla said...

these cake pops are so cute!!!! love them!!!!

October 29, 2012 10:07 AM
Jbug said...

You. Are. AMAZING!!!

October 29, 2012 10:21 AM
Erica said...

My 9 yr old son just saw these and said “they really should be called Cakenweenie” :)

October 29, 2012 10:22 AM
Tracey said...


October 29, 2012 10:23 AM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Sweet Spooky Sparky! Amaze-balls! You are officially Queen Bakerella!

October 29, 2012 10:35 AM
kuchenny ba?agan said...


October 29, 2012 11:10 AM
51 said...

Super cute – and I have discovered the Spoonful website into the bargain too – thank you!!

October 29, 2012 11:17 AM
Karina said...

amazing!!! soo cute!!!

October 29, 2012 11:23 AM
Valerie said...

that looks so cool

October 29, 2012 11:37 AM
Amanda said...

The green cake was the perfect touch! You made Frankenweenie so ghoulish and cool!

October 29, 2012 11:47 AM
Kelly said...

This is PERFECT. This weekend I was making green cake to make some cupcakes inspired by your Frankenweenie cake from a while ago. But on one batch I tried to use a caterpillar pan (that really wasn’t made for cakes but I was crossing my fingers it would work), and on the next batch I somehow forgot to put cupcake liners in. So I only actually had my third batch turn out correctly, and I have a bunch of green cake in the freezer that I can’t use for cupcakes! I’ve never made cakeballs but I figured that’s what I’d have to do with it all….then lo and behold, today I open my google reader and this post pops up. Serendipitous!

October 29, 2012 12:16 PM
Britt @ Lovin' From the Oven said...

Oh my gosh, these are dead on and CREEPY. I think it has to do with the shading around the eyes…Stop staring at me like that, Sparky!

October 29, 2012 12:16 PM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

You’re the best. The best!

October 29, 2012 12:44 PM
steph said...

oh my, this is amazing how it totally looks like b&w photography. i think the bright green cake is perfect!

October 29, 2012 12:48 PM
mindy1 said...

Bahaha so creepy and cute :D

October 29, 2012 02:47 PM
Chrissy Sparks (Brush Dance) said...

Oh my gosh, loved this!! Can’t wait to see this did such a great job on these!!

October 29, 2012 03:03 PM
laura said...

they look so cool im going to make some
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October 29, 2012 03:08 PM
Deena said...

Hey, Angie… how did you get the shading around his eyes? Did you use your edible marker ink?

October 29, 2012 03:27 PM
melinda said...

Sparky cake pops!!! He is so adorable, I just LOVE these!

October 29, 2012 03:39 PM
Edie said...

I LOVE these cake pops! I totally want to go see the movie now… and pull out my cake pop supplies so I can try some myself. What fun!

October 29, 2012 04:55 PM
Caroline L. said...

You surprise me every time with these! Each time I think you’ve made the absolute most creative, amazing thing ever and then the very next week… you give me something even cooler!

October 29, 2012 04:58 PM
SandraM said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love the grey it looks so ‘black & white’. And I love the green on the inside. (brilliant in so many ways) And I love that you can create this magic that is a cake pop!

October 29, 2012 04:59 PM
Diana said...

There´s no much to say, you do awesome things everytime!!!! I admire you!!!! Hugs and keep doing this amazing this for us to enjoy :)

October 29, 2012 05:04 PM
mindy1 said...

OT, but I was at Trader Joes recently, and I saw chocolate bars with Speculoos filling :D really good :D

October 29, 2012 05:19 PM
suesue said...

These are so perfect! As adorable as all your creations!!

October 29, 2012 06:27 PM
Seanna Lea said...

These are awesome. There were so many terrific Halloween inspired movies out this summer to fall and so far I have missed all of them! But my husband insists on going to see Wreck it Ralph this weekend, so at least I’ll see one animated movie this fall.

October 29, 2012 06:35 PM
Sally said...

These are perfect for Halloween and so eye catching. Its amazing what you can do with sprinkles and icing, you have so much creativity.

October 29, 2012 07:46 PM
Kiki said...

I love them, so cute, you really knocked it outta the park with these!

October 29, 2012 08:39 PM
Marina(the lil baker) said...

Adorable! My little cousins would LOVE those! :) Your so creative bakerella! You truly inspire me! <3

October 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Marina(the lil baker) said...


October 30, 2012 12:02 AM
calita said...

i think this cake pops have so much character! it’s kinda scaryy hahaha.. i always love cake pops! :)

October 30, 2012 04:45 AM
Kate said...

You absolutely blow my mind. You are the queen, the master of cakepops. It’s like you have magical powers. The cake pop sticks must be your wands.

October 30, 2012 05:15 AM
Krystal said...

These are SUPER – home run on these! :)

October 30, 2012 08:45 AM
Nicole said...

those are adorable! I -might- have bought my dog a frankenweenie costume.

October 30, 2012 09:21 AM
buttercream bakehouse said...

Happy Halloween.

October 30, 2012 11:12 AM
Dana said...

Oh my gosh! I am a monstrous Tim Burton fan–completely an addict. I love these pops. Thanks for your creativity!

October 30, 2012 03:05 PM
Anastasha said...

This is so cute. I love the green cake inside. It makes me want to watch that movie.

October 30, 2012 08:13 PM
Erika A said...

These are BEYOND amazing! One of the best you have ever done, I think!

October 31, 2012 11:14 AM
Caro said...

Bakerella, why not some star wars cake pops??

October 31, 2012 11:26 AM
Katrina Reed said...

Genius! I can’t get over how cute these are!

October 31, 2012 03:09 PM
Clara said...

Wow, amazing.. You’re an artist :)

October 31, 2012 05:30 PM
trishthedish said...

These are dead on! Sorry for the pun…They are really cute though!!

November 1, 2012 03:50 PM
Jordan said...

I freaking love these!! Seriously, just looking at them makes me so happy. You did an amazing job, Bakerella!!

November 2, 2012 02:18 AM
Jennifer Reil said...

You truly are an artist! I love catching up with your blog each week, it just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing your talents =).

November 2, 2012 08:13 AM
winnie dolderer said...

Just adorable! Love that they are green inside..what a fun surprise!

November 2, 2012 01:14 PM
Gali said...

they are super cute! i love how they are green inside! it matches the green touches in the actual movie

November 2, 2012 09:29 PM
happycamper said...

how did you do the cool shading around the eyes? they seem so real (well as real as a cartoon can look……) they could be in the movie!

November 2, 2012 09:32 PM
Alejandra said...

Hi I’m from Spain and I just found your web. Amazing!!! Do you know if the books are translated on spanish version? I can English but not so perfect!! :) many thanks

November 3, 2012 04:09 AM
Jota said...


November 3, 2012 07:41 AM
Lisa Cornely said...

Adorable. They look amazing.

November 3, 2012 09:37 PM
Archer said...

Wow, these are amazing! How long does it normally take you to make one detailed cakepop?

November 3, 2012 10:47 PM
tokyo_foodie said...

dear bakerella,

I love your site and I just wanted to let you know that some of your images are being used by a famous weekly magazine in Tokyo, with no credit or links. I’ve already sent them an email about it, but I thought you should check:
link to

November 4, 2012 06:29 PM
greenwick said...

Awwww…such super cute/creepy pops! The green underneath is so striking, too.

I just got ahold of your new Christmas pops book. The projects are all so darling and perfect!

November 4, 2012 07:12 PM
Robert said...

what Steve responded I’m stunned that any one able to get paid $5116 in one month on the internet. did you look at this webpage

November 5, 2012 06:29 AM
Wendi said...

OMG…those are absolutely amazing and adorable!!! I am wondering what a ‘sixlet’ is and where can I find some? You don’t have it on your list of items needed on the ‘how to make’ link.

Thanks so much Angie…you are amazing as usual!!

November 7, 2012 08:18 PM
Bella said...

These are to cute! Your blog and your ideas are amazing! I love to bake and can’t wait to try these. I would love if you would link your ideas up to my SPARK party.
link to
Hope to see you there!

November 9, 2012 11:38 PM
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