Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hay There!

Scarecrow Cake Pops by Bakerella

I just had to get these in before Christmas sets in. It’s still Fall after all. And I thought these Scarecrow Cake Pops would be a fun Thanksgiving alternate to my Turkey Pops.

Candy mold

First up. Scarecrows need hats. You know, to hold their hay hair in place. Rolos can work. Reese’s peanut butter cups, too. But I didn’t have any in the house so I made my own with a handy silicone candy mold. Fill the cavities with chocolate and tap the mold on the counter to make solid pieces.

Candy Cups

Or, just coat the sides. You can fill the cups and then turn them upside down and tap out the excess or you can brush the chocolate on the sides of the molds. I like this hollow version better because the shape rests on top of the cake pop nicely cupping the curve of the pop so it looks more natural. The solid version sticks up higher.

Dipping pops

Dip your cake pops in tan-tinted coating. I used white wafers with a little brown and orange too. But only because I had the orange out to use later.

Note: Here’s the full cake pop how-to here if you haven’t made any yet.

Cake Pops

Right after you dip the pop, rest the hat on top. Press gently to secure and then let dry.

Shredded Wheat

Ahhh. Now for the hair. The hay. The shredded wheat. Yes, we’re talking cereal. Perfect for tiny scarecrows to look their best.

Scarecrow Pops

To attach the hay, apply some melted coating to the pop and sprinkle or press into position in a messy, haphazard way. Do the sides first and then the bangs and let dry. Try to get the top of the bangs to attach flat against the pop. They can stick out all they want in front though.

Then use a toothpick dipped in chocolate coating or a squeeze bottle filled with coating and draw a brim over the bangs. You can try to make it straight or make it floppy looking. Floppy is easier since the bangs aren’t super smooth.

Scarecrow Pops

For the faces, draw on the noses with orange melted coating and a toothpick. Attach black confetti sprinkles for eyes and draw on stitched smiles with a black Americolor Gourmet Writing Pen.

Attach a couple of jumbo leaf sprinkles and then your scarecrows are ready to scare … absolutely no one. They’re just too cute.

sprinkles

You can also take them up a notch if you want. And I want. Because these scarecrows need to look a little more stuffed. Add a lifesaver collar and attach more “hay” with some melted coating.

And then there’s black coated sunflower seeds.

You know where I’m going with these …

Scarecrow Cake Pops

That’s right … little black crows with dotted candy coating beaks and eyes.

Scarecrow Cake Pops

Yep. Definitely not being taken seriously at all here. I guess they’re just too sweet to scare.

Hope you guys enjoy them!

Hugs and happy Fall y’all!

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Lydia said...

These are fall-tastic!

November 19, 2013 12:37 AM
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Pammie said...

Awesome!!!! :D

November 19, 2013 12:37 AM
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Christie Ryan said...

You are simply AMAZING! I LOVE these! Beautiful work! I always love seeing what you come up with next, keeps getting better and better! Have a great week!

November 19, 2013 12:42 AM
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Monica said...

so, so cute! can’t wait for the christmas ones :)

November 19, 2013 12:53 AM
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Heather H. said...

Love the crows!

November 19, 2013 01:02 AM
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Kerry said...

Love the shredded wheat…I had seen hair done with coconut but so many people don’t like coconut – what, are they nuts?

November 19, 2013 01:04 AM
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Dawn :-) said...

Very cute! :-)

November 19, 2013 01:21 AM
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mzelle cupcake said...

So cute :-D

November 19, 2013 01:25 AM
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Kirsten said...

These are awesome! You come up with amazing ideas. Can’t wait to try these :)
P.S the shredded wheat is genius

November 19, 2013 01:54 AM
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Louise said...

Adorable!!!

November 19, 2013 01:57 AM
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Shelly S. said...

Absolutely LOVE these. Can’t wait to make them with my kids!

November 19, 2013 02:09 AM
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Chef_Mimi said...

Love these!! The crows are my fav!! So creative!!

November 19, 2013 03:07 AM
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Jellie said...

They are absolutely wonderful! The crows are so cute!

November 19, 2013 03:10 AM
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Jayne said...

You are very resourceful. I’m always amazed how you use regular stuff that noone thinks off and make a cakepop out of that. Cereal for hair? Genius!

November 19, 2013 03:27 AM
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ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

Just adorable!! :)

November 19, 2013 03:57 AM
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mindy1 said...

So cute-love the little crows :D

November 19, 2013 04:49 AM
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nicole cal said...

I love these. Doing them next week for thanksgiving! Thank you for all your imagination!

November 19, 2013 05:14 AM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

These made me smile at 5:43 a.m.! Still loving all your crazy cute creations! Happy fall to you too. :)

November 19, 2013 05:44 AM
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Mikaela said...

OMG….Love it….so cute!! Love ur site!

November 19, 2013 06:12 AM
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Emily said...

Those are so cute! If I had any artistic abilities I would give it a try. Maybe that will be one of my New Years resolutions?!

November 19, 2013 06:24 AM
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Nancy M. said...

How adorable! Oh, the details! You are so meticulous with these. The crows really take them over the top! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for all the inspiration!

November 19, 2013 06:54 AM
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Suzie said...

Your level of detail and creativity is amazing!! These are so cute, can’t wait to give these a try.

November 19, 2013 07:05 AM
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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Gah!! These are sooooo cute!!

November 19, 2013 07:06 AM
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Katie said...

Angie, once again you have outdone yourself! The shredded wheat was pure genius. They looked adorable when completed. Over the top with the lifesaver collar. Then you blew it out of the park with the crows. I am dying of cuteness over here. You have a gift. Your eye for detail is unparalleled. I think that’s what always amazes me about your work. They were special just as they were with no collar. Then you kicked it up a notch with the rest. I love these. Fantastic job!

November 19, 2013 07:13 AM
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spooky said...

These are absolutely darling. You are so creative!

November 19, 2013 07:13 AM
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Monica Shaw said...

Scarecrows were on my to do list for the weekend but yours blew my ideas way out of the water!

November 19, 2013 07:14 AM
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Lisa said...

Completely amazingly adorable!!!!!

November 19, 2013 07:34 AM
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Mrs. Joy said...

I LOVE!!! I always look to you for inspiration and you never let me down! And your photography is perfect! Thank you for your amazing tutorials.

November 19, 2013 07:59 AM
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Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate said...

How insanely intricate are these with their little hats and everything? Wowzers!

November 19, 2013 08:16 AM
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Melanie said...

Adorable!!!!

November 19, 2013 08:44 AM
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Winnie said...

Wish you could have heard my reaction to these (yes the squeal was me!)

November 19, 2013 08:44 AM
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Allison @ thebakingyear said...

adorable!!!

November 19, 2013 08:45 AM
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Heather C said...

Oh my goodness those are so cute! I can’t believe the adorableness your mind can think up. It’s amazing! What a talent you have!

November 19, 2013 09:02 AM
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The slow pace said...

You are a genius!! How do you come up with those ideas? WOW!
xx,
E.
http://www.theslowpace.com

November 19, 2013 09:15 AM
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Elizabeth said...

Goodness- you keep on getting more and more and more crazy creative!! These are precious!!

November 19, 2013 09:28 AM
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Sandy said...

WOW is all I can say! They are sooo cute…maybe I will attempt them next year!! Sheredded Wheat…LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to see what you’re doing for Christmas.

November 19, 2013 09:42 AM
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Maria said...

Keep them coming! You continue to inspire me with your creations!!

November 19, 2013 10:01 AM
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Donna said...

Those are awesome and so much cuter than a “turkey!”

November 19, 2013 10:04 AM
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Katie said...

These are just the most perfect things ever. Good grief. You’ve outdone yourself!

November 19, 2013 10:04 AM
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff said...

Cuteness overload!!! I love the little details … especially the crows! Guess this scarecrow is not doing his job … he’s so cute … he attracts the crows :)

November 19, 2013 10:38 AM
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connie said...

So adorable! LOVE the crows! :)

November 19, 2013 10:42 AM
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Becky P. said...

These are just the cutest!! I love all the little details you add.

November 19, 2013 10:55 AM
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Rose Bakes... said...

Amazing as always!

November 19, 2013 11:02 AM
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alyson said...

Wow, I think these are my favorite ever – the details! The little crows are too cute!

November 19, 2013 11:27 AM
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Grace said...

Adorable. One more question about the Merckens candy coating. Is it thinner than most candy coatings, or do you have to add oil?

November 19, 2013 11:59 AM
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Coco in the Kitchen said...

Those goofy li’l crows are TOO cute!!

November 19, 2013 12:16 PM
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Janine | sugarkissed.net said...

The shredded wheat hair is brilliant! And I’m in love with the crows!

November 19, 2013 12:33 PM
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Kim L said...

These are perfect, such a fun idea for the Thanksgiving table.
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2013 12:38 PM
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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons said...

I am in love with these…so adorable!

November 19, 2013 01:40 PM
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Brenda said...

The only word I could said WOW how BEAUTIFUL .

November 19, 2013 02:08 PM
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Golda said...

Those are awesome!! LOVE every detail!!!

November 19, 2013 02:27 PM
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet said...

These are super cute!!

November 19, 2013 02:34 PM
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Chris W. said...

These are way too cute and you are wayyyyyy too clever Angie! But now anticipation kicks in and my mind wanders down another path. What about the rest of the Wizard of Oz bunch? I don’t remember you doing those yet?! I’d sure love to see the tin man, the lion, and Dorothy, oh my!! :)

November 19, 2013 02:46 PM
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Nancy said...

Very ‘fall’ festive!

November 19, 2013 03:38 PM
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Cathy said...

wow! you got insanely creative with these! im so impressed!

November 19, 2013 03:43 PM
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Pamela said...

Your creativity and talent! Wow! An incredible artist!

November 19, 2013 03:50 PM
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Sosheil said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E-!-!-!-!

November 19, 2013 04:13 PM
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LaKisha Smith (K. Joy's Cakepops) said...

Oh my goodness!!! These are absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! I have got to make them. Thanks again for always sharing your creations with us. :0)

November 19, 2013 05:26 PM
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Tina said...

Your cake pops are an absolute work of art! I do not have near enough patience to do such intricate work, but I love, love, love them!

November 19, 2013 05:30 PM
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tina verrelli said...

The birdies are the best!! So adorable!

November 19, 2013 07:56 PM
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Audrey Nichols said...

They are so cute! Love the little hat and birdies!

November 19, 2013 08:49 PM
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Swann said...

You are so talented! I don’t know if I’d have the patience to do this in so much detail!

November 20, 2013 12:17 AM
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Cristina said...

You did it again! These are amazing!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE I have to try them ASAP!!!

November 20, 2013 02:01 AM
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Kelsey said...

Amazing!! Adorable little guys!!

November 20, 2013 07:39 AM
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Beth @ bethcakes said...

These are just so precious! I think the little birds are my favorite. I don’t know how you do all this, but there is just no end to your creativity. :)

November 20, 2013 10:59 AM
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Naimah said...

Sooooo cute!!! I can’t wait to try to make these

November 20, 2013 11:01 AM
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charlize said...

love these!!!!!!!! i am so gonna make them for thanksgiving!!!!!

November 20, 2013 04:26 PM
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Alma said...

Love ‘em! They are so freakin cute!!!

November 20, 2013 05:00 PM
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youngmi said...

how?? just how do you keep coming up with these amazing ideas?! you consistently blow me away with your talent and creativity ^_^ thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!

November 20, 2013 07:29 PM
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Lou Lott said...

soooooo cute…. love them.

November 20, 2013 07:46 PM
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Trish said...

I love them! So very creative and cute.
Happy Fall Everyone!

November 21, 2013 01:36 AM
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Lorie said...

So stinkin’ cute! I wish I had the patience to make them :)

November 21, 2013 10:40 AM
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loren said...

wow ,omg .these are so creative.i would have never thought of shredded wheat as the hay.clever!they look amazing

November 21, 2013 11:49 AM
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Cathy said...

Everything you do is adorable, but these are absolutely incredible. So creative, and beautifully done!

November 21, 2013 01:31 PM
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Kelly said...

SO incredibly cute!

November 21, 2013 02:00 PM
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sweetsugarbelle said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO in love with these! And inspired. Those birdies will some day make an appearance on a cookie, I think!

November 22, 2013 12:54 AM
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yetaland said...

inviting !

November 22, 2013 11:24 AM
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Shari @ Simply Shari's Gluten Free said...

These are so adorable!

November 22, 2013 05:07 PM
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Katie B. said...

I love love these and I can’t help but say ‘hay!’ when I see them. :)

November 22, 2013 07:25 PM
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Marie said...

So adorable!!!

November 22, 2013 08:00 PM
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Karen said...

I can’t believe how great all of your work is. You have mad talent!

November 22, 2013 08:01 PM
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Juliana said...

These are so cute! I love the hair, I had no idea what it was made of when I saw the first picture. Using wheat is so clever! :)

November 22, 2013 10:25 PM
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Isabel said...

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!!!!
Love your work and enjoy your blog THANK YOU :)

November 23, 2013 07:24 AM
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Janet said...

These are adorable!

November 23, 2013 05:21 PM
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Lantana said...

I’m sure someone already said this, but I think it would be super cute to see some wizard of oz themed pops. And Alice in wonderland as well;-) ??????????

November 24, 2013 02:29 PM
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Lantana said...

The question marks were hearts when I typed them….… oops :-P

November 24, 2013 02:31 PM
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kylene said...

seriously, these are just cute!!!

my 3 yo and 4yo girls were standing with me when i looked at these and loved them! fantastic work!

November 25, 2013 03:23 PM
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Nila @ The Tough Cookie said...

Hi Angie,

Just wanted to say ‘hi’! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now, ever since I first found out about the existence of macarons! Made the baby blue ones you’ve featured on your site once, but without the lollipop sticks!

I just love these scare crows! I once tried to make your cake pop bears, but they came out looking a little goofy! Will definitely try them again though. Perhaps when I have a little more time on my hands so I can really work on the details and make them look perfect ;)

xoxo

November 26, 2013 12:13 PM
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Lori from Port Perry said...

This is simply edible art! Amazing….love, love, love them. I can just seeing you making them…getting into the zone where time stands still. Creativity exemplified! Bravo!

November 27, 2013 08:07 AM
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linn said...

So cool! You’re just amazing!

love from Sweden

November 27, 2013 02:19 PM
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Niteowl Nancy said...

The cuteness just makes me giggle! And those little black crows on the hat: adorable. What an incredibly creative and talented mind you have. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013 09:38 PM
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Tara said...

These are amazing! You blog inspired me to buy all the kit for my mum for her birthday and I’m looking forward to going home for Christmas and trying some of your designs out with her :)

November 29, 2013 03:19 AM
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steph said...

oh, those adorable little crows just take the cake!

November 29, 2013 07:26 PM
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Shelly Easton said...

I love these, you are so amazing!

December 2, 2013 10:10 AM
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Lisa said...

Your detail on these is INSANE! I don’t think I can keep my hand steady enough for that! Or have the patience!

December 4, 2013 11:40 AM
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Seanna Lea said...

These are wonderful. I love all of your detail work!

December 18, 2013 03:55 PM
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Caroline said...

These are toooo cute!
i’m sure you’re tired of hearing this, but you are amazingly creative and extremely talented. Thank you for sharing!

December 27, 2013 01:48 PM
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Tavette said...

Absolutely adorable. Such detail – which is what makes it oh so special. Thanks for the tip re making the hats hollow. I’m thinking of trying these using flesh colored chocolate on Oreos rather than making the cake balls. It’s now March, but I’m saving this idea for sure til Halloween & Thanksgiving. Too cute.

Tavette – S. Florida

March 13, 2014 03:35 AM
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chefgirl said...

So detailed…and kinda cute!!!

October 9, 2014 09:59 PM
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Maeve Billing said...

Wow!! Those are great!! Love them so much!! Beautiful!

October 19, 2014 05:45 PM
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