Thursday, April 2, 2009

I have a problem.

Sheep Cake Pops

I can’t stop making these pops.

Every time I finish making a batch, I tell myself that’s it. No more. I’m done. And, then the next thing I know, I’m buying more lollipop sticks. You know, just in case. The funny thing is, I have several bags of lollipop sticks. I buy them every time I see them. And in different sizes. I don’t do this with the other supplies, just the sticks. It’s weird. I can’t explain it. I guess I’m afraid there will be a stick shortage or something.

But, don’t worry, these are the last of the Easter Cake Pops. Promise. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

To decorate the sheep, I used some…
Sugar Pearls
Itty Bitty Heart Sprinkles

Mini Heart Sprinkles

Teeniny tiny. But HUGE cuteness factor.

Sheep Cake Pops

Sugar pearls for the body and tiny hearts for the noses. The ears are brown rainbow chip sprinkles and the eyes are melted candy coating dotted on with a toothpick.

Licorice Bridge Mix

I also used this candy mix (called Licorice Bridge Mix) that I found at the Fresh Market. The buttons were for the head and the pastels, cut in half, were for the legs.

Sheep Cake Pops

All in all… super cute. And also, super crunchy. I had never eaten sugar pearls before and thought they were too high on the crunch to cake ratio for me. But, if you like crunchy cake, you’re set.

Now, if you don’t like crunchy cake, then you might want to try these instead.

Bunny Cake Pops

So, I lied. These are the last of the Easter Cake Pops.

Little bunny bodies. I about ran out of steam on these. I think you can tell by the effort I put into their faces. But, that’s okay, because their bottoms are so cute.

Bunny Bottoms

Little bunny bottoms! Can you stand it? You want to bite them, don’t you?

Want to make some? Read the basic cake pop instructions first and then use the decorating tips below for the bunnies and sheep.

Sheep Cake Pops

White Candy Melts
Sugar pearls
Licorice Bridge Mix (buttons for heads and pastels cut in half for legs)
Tiny Heart Sprinkles (noses)
Rainbow Chip Sprinkles (ears)
Paper Lollipop Sticks
Styrofoam Block

  • Shape the cake mixture into an oval shape. Chill until firm.
  • Dip a lollipop stick in a little of the white chocolate and insert into the body almost halfway.
  • Then dip the sheep body in a bowl of melted white candy coating. Make sure the bowl is deep enough to dip and remove easily.
  • Tap off any excess coating.
  • When you make these, it’s best if the candy coating has set out for a few minutes after being heated. Because when you remove the pop from the coating, you will want to go ahead and attach the head, then the feet and then sprinkle on the sugar pearls. It’s really a timing thing. If it’s too hot, the adornments will slide off and if it has cooled too long, the chocolate will set before you can finish attaching everything. But not to worry, if that happens, then reheat the coating and use it as a glue to attach things.

Note: sprinkle the sugar pearls over a big bowl because these little guys are hard to catch. I’m still finding them in odd places.

Bunny Cake Pops

White Candy Melts
Tic Tac CHILL mints (ears)
Tiny heart sprinkles (noses)
Mini marshmallows (tails)
Pink and blue edible ink pens
Styrofoam Block

  • Shape the cake mixture into an oval shape. Chill until firm.
  • Dip a lollipop stick in a little of the white chocolate and insert into the body almost halfway.
  • Then dip the bunny body in a bowl of melted white candy coating. Make sure the bowl is deep enough to dip and remove easily.
  • Tap off any excess coating.
  • Insert the tic tac CHILLS in place for the ears. Don’t push too far in or they might crack later. Let dry.
  • For the tails, use a knife and make criss-crossing indentions on a mini marshmallow. Don’t cut through, just enough to give a cottontail effect. Attach the tails with melted candy coating and let dry.
  • Use a toothpick to place a dot of candy coating for the nose and attach a tiny heart sprinkle.
  • Draw on the faces.
  • Bite their bottoms.

Note: The tic tacs worked for the size, but feel free to try something else with a less minty surprise.

Happy Easter Cake Pops

And now, I’m outta here. I need to go buy more sticks. You know, just in case.

Jill said...

You are SO STINKING CREATIVE!!! So do you sell these things or just have this site to show us all your cute tricks???

April 2, 2009 04:46 AM
Meg said...

Oh my gosh. I want a dozen of these, right now!! I LOVE SHEEP!! I’m OBSESSED WITH SHEEP!!

But there’s two things standing in my way…

1. I lack patience to piece all of those pearls.

2. I’m on a diet.

Thanks for the great eye candy!

April 2, 2009 04:46 AM
Nancy said...

lol, too funny with your stick obsession :) All of the pops are super cute.

April 2, 2009 04:48 AM
Amber said...

soooo cute! i love these! great job!

April 2, 2009 04:48 AM
Chris said...

Very high on the cuteness scale!

April 2, 2009 04:48 AM
Pattie said...

Too cute I love the pops and all of the cute little ideas u come up with them :)

April 2, 2009 04:51 AM
Jessica said...

Adorable. The best yet! Thanks for sharing! I really need to make some pops of some kind SOON! My mouth waters every time I read your page! :)

April 2, 2009 04:53 AM
Leah said...

wow these sheep are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!! I’m thinking I might be able to handle the chicks and bunnies…but the sheep look a little beyond me.I just wish I could stay in town for more than 2 days to try them!! Last time I was home I bought cake mix, icing, chocolate to melt and that’s it…I still need to shop:) Thanks for sharing!!

April 2, 2009 04:54 AM
southern daze said...

Those sheep just may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

April 2, 2009 04:55 AM
justJENN said...

These are the best yet. Awesome.

April 2, 2009 04:55 AM
Ian said...

Don’t stop! These are great; the chicks and sheep make me want to take a few days off work to make them for the neighborhood (ha! if only).

These ideas alone would be worth the price of a cookbook (hint, hint). Thanks Bakerella!

April 2, 2009 04:55 AM
Kathy said...

Oh those little chicks….super cute…now if I could only wave my magic wand!!! HA ha..keep up the good work, I just love them.

April 2, 2009 04:56 AM
tvmom said...

i love the sheep, so cute!

April 2, 2009 04:56 AM
Corynn said...

So cute! I like the last picture.

April 2, 2009 05:01 AM
Jenny said...

OK, without a tiny doubt these are the most adorable things I have ever seen. Maybe you could polyurethane them or something. They are definitely too cute to eat.

April 2, 2009 05:02 AM
Elyse said...

WOW! I think the sheep pops are my favorite so far. They are so darn cute. Wow, I wouldn’t call this a problem so much as I would an incredible amount of creativity.

April 2, 2009 05:05 AM
Dorci Harris said...

Oh my gosh, those sheep are absolutely precious.

April 2, 2009 05:12 AM
Lyndsay said...

Oh my gosh! Those are both adorable!!! You are so creative with what you come up with to decorate these things! AMAZING!!

April 2, 2009 05:12 AM
Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I wouldn’t stop making them if I could make them half as cute as yours! I wish you would sell them!

April 2, 2009 05:15 AM
Anonymous said...

Those sheep are the cutest thing ever!!!


April 2, 2009 05:24 AM
Lisa Smiley said...

You are the pop queen! When is your book coming out!? You get them so wonderfully perfect!

April 2, 2009 05:27 AM
janel said...

You are so funny, Bakerella. And so creative. I love this website! We made my daughter a lamb cake when she was turning 3 and was totally obsessed with lambs. Somehow I think these cake pops would be much tastier than hundreds of marshmallows stuck to pound cake. And so much cuter!

April 2, 2009 05:37 AM
LaDue & Crew said...

I wanna bite the little fuzzy butt, lol!! I need your help, Bakerella- Why can I make ornate, creative cakes, but I can’t conquer a cake pop for the life of me?!! I need a vacation with the pro!

April 2, 2009 05:40 AM
Amy said...

Those sheep are my favorite pops you’ve done so far. SO CUTE!!!

April 2, 2009 05:44 AM
Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

WOW, so cute! I love it! What talent you have! you’re awesome!
Thanks for sharing!

April 2, 2009 05:44 AM
Heasleye said...

Oh my. Those sheep have about done me in. I love sheep to begin with, but sheep cake pops? It’s almost more than I can resist! Thanks for sharing your Easter collection!

April 2, 2009 05:48 AM
Mags said...

too cute…. just.too.cute

April 2, 2009 05:48 AM
Mermaid Sweets said...

So when are you gonna do hands on classes? Huh Huh? I know the pioneer woman got some … I don’t have pony to offer though. Hum. I guess I should at least try on my own first – maybe this weekend.

April 2, 2009 05:49 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
m?d?lina said...

BEYOND cute. :)

April 2, 2009 05:52 AM
Nicki said...

So cute! Those sheep look so fluffy and cuddly – way too cute to eat! Love love love your blog!

April 2, 2009 05:55 AM
Dione said...

There’s nothing I could say that hasn’t already been said! Please don’t stop making these. It’s okay if you lie! We’ll forgive you!

April 2, 2009 05:55 AM
kleineklein said...

Oh, these are so ridiculously cute! I want to make them all!

April 2, 2009 06:26 AM
Buckeroomama said...

These are SO ADORABLE!

I’m curious –what do you do with your cake pops? Do you sell them, give them away or (gasp!) eat them all yourself? :)

April 2, 2009 06:27 AM
Sally Forth said...

I’m now addicted to your blog! Thanks. You are so good at this and you make it easy for me to find great stuff to do with the kids when we have some free time, so, a true thank you.

April 2, 2009 06:45 AM
Vanessa Tuau said...

Very beautiful – very inspiring:) I love them all?

April 2, 2009 06:48 AM
Iron Chef Shellie said...

tooooo cute!

You are well known for your pops! Don’t stop!!

April 2, 2009 07:06 AM
morgana said...

I’m just dying of envy because of all those sticks, shaped sweets and colored sugar I CANNOT FIND in my town. Crying but enjoying a lot your blog and your creations. Those sheeps… ARE LOVELY, so cute.

THANK YOU for your imagination, for your creativity, and for sharing everything with us.

April 2, 2009 07:08 AM
Elsja said...

I LOVE THESE! Seriously though… how do you have the patience to make all of these. I’m going to try my first pops this weekend (minus the sticks) so hopefully they turn out.

I’m curious… what do you do with all of these once they are created? I bet you have some very happy friends!

April 2, 2009 07:14 AM
Pink Martini said...

Really amazing, as usual. How do you get these wonderful ideas??

April 2, 2009 07:17 AM
CupKate said...

HOLY SHEEP-these are soo cute! Not BAAAAAAAD, Bakerella!

April 2, 2009 07:17 AM
JeanneS said...

OMG I love these! I feel you made them just for me since in my previous comment(for the bunnies) I asked for Easter Lamb pops, but I’m sure they were already in the plan!
It must be so time consuming to put on all those sugar pearls. Do you have help?

April 2, 2009 07:20 AM
Anonymous said...

love your are so creative.I want to try making some. now I have to decide which one.keep them coming.

April 2, 2009 07:22 AM
Anna said...

Oh my god…I’m in love with these cute little sheep!

April 2, 2009 07:35 AM
Heather said...

OMG!!!!!!!! Don’t stop if more cuteness like this pops into your head. These are ADORABLE! And I didn’t think there could be anything that would top the chicks. I was sooo wrong!

April 2, 2009 08:06 AM
Helen said...

oh goodness they are all so CUTE!

April 2, 2009 08:23 AM
Clumbsy Cookie said...

Ahahahah! Don’t stop! I also have a problem! I can’t stop looking at them…

April 2, 2009 08:24 AM
Jaime said...

You are funny! It has been entertaining to read your Easter pops posts these last few days. I just showed the sheep to my roommate, and apparently she now wants to make some pops for her family Easter celebration. :-) These things are addicting! Keep up the clever work!

April 2, 2009 08:36 AM
elizabeth said...

“Hello, My name is Bakerella and I am addicted to baking THEE MOST ADORABLE stick creations!”

The cuteness of these is too much – I love your ideas! There are certainly worse obsessions. ;-)

Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. ONE day I will attempt these!

April 2, 2009 08:45 AM
Jennspiration said... those are the cutest things EVER!

April 2, 2009 09:03 AM
Yvette Adams said...

I always love your posts. I always adore your pops but I love your text too. You crack me up. :)

I’ve been wondering… you seem to make lots of pops – who gets to eat them?

April 2, 2009 09:23 AM
Anonymous said...

Usually just pop :) over and don’t comment but really the lamb bum got me…you did GREAT on these!!!
Robin Rane
All Things Heart and Home

April 2, 2009 09:32 AM
tamilyn said...

those sheep are freaking adorable! I want a life size one to put in my bedroom. Course, the kids would be coming in and pulling off pieces!

April 2, 2009 09:51 AM
emma said...

I was racking my brain thinking of what you would come up with for easter and how you would manage bunny ears. You have really outdone yourself with these ones. Im so in love with the sheep, and the bunnies with the cotton tails!

April 2, 2009 09:52 AM
Jenn said...

Too stinkin’ cute!

April 2, 2009 10:01 AM
suzyinblue said...

oh, the white bunnies are my favourite! i’ve been lusting after the stuff you make for some quite time now…i think i might just try making the bunnies for easter!

one question tho, i always wonder this: what do you do with all these cake pops? cake pop party or do you manage to gobble them yourself?:)

April 2, 2009 10:01 AM
Jennifer said...

Too cute. I’m a knitter – so I particularly love the little sheep. : )

April 2, 2009 10:06 AM
I Should Be Cleaning Up said...

Wow, you’re unstoppable! You must have the patience of a saint to do all those cute faces! I think I would change my sheep design to a cloud design sooner than later, because I have patience of a 3 year old. As always, THOSE ARE SO CUTE!

April 2, 2009 10:15 AM
gingermiller531 said...

Those sheep pops are to die for! I hope you keep this up. Any of your pops would make amazing party/wedding favors! :)

April 2, 2009 10:22 AM
Robin said...

Don’t stop! Don’t ever stop! Just when I think i’ve seen the cutest thing ever – I get an new update and my jaw drops again! They just get cuter every time. Thank you for sharing.

April 2, 2009 10:24 AM
Jaime said...

How cute! The sheep are also perfect for a baby shower!

April 2, 2009 10:30 AM
~Mary said...

I’m afraid I could never make anything look so nice….but I just might HAVE to try these….if you promise they aren’t hard to make?!?!

and I’m in Scotland…they are rubbish for baking supplies….

April 2, 2009 10:32 AM
Sweet.Hearts said...

Hello bakerella!

Great Cake Pops!.

I tried making the pops the other day and found out that i have a teeny weeny bit of prob :(
My cake pops keep falling off the stick when i dip it in choc. Do i dip the stick in choc first and then insert into the round balls and leave it in the fridge for another 30 mins?

April 2, 2009 10:33 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh my GOD, these are soooo cute… Please don’t stop making these cute cake pops.. I sooooooo want to try making them, but the problem is that most of the ingredients are not available where I live. No candy melts, no candy color (to use on white chocolate), no shaped sprinkles etc..
Do you sell these? If you do, may I ask for how much?
Thank you.

April 2, 2009 10:34 AM
Dawn said...

OMG~How do you come up with these ideas?! So wonderful!!

April 2, 2009 10:35 AM
aandara said...

Love your pops. ill try to make them this weekend,thanks for sharing your ideas

April 2, 2009 10:42 AM
suesueb said...

oh my goodness! i don’t know if i love the lambs more or the chicks!!

April 2, 2009 10:51 AM
Sweet Kitchen said...

The sheep are the cutest things ever!

April 2, 2009 10:53 AM
Wendy said...

They are so cute!!!!

April 2, 2009 10:54 AM
Jouj said...

Oh my GOD, these are soooo cute… Please don’t stop making these cute cake pops.. I sooooooo want to try making them, but the problem is that most of the ingredients are not available where I live. No candy melts, no candy color (to use on white chocolate), no shaped sprinkles etc..
Do you sell these? If you do, may I ask for how much?
Thank you.

April 2, 2009 10:56 AM
jouj said...

How do you get to have the Bakerella logo next to your name?

April 2, 2009 10:58 AM
Sue said...

I wish I had an ounce of your creativity!

April 2, 2009 11:18 AM
Eliana said...

If I was so god at making these I probably couldn’t stop making them either. Keep on popping!

April 2, 2009 11:20 AM
Fairly Odd Mother said...

I think I just woke up the whole house with my screech of “CUTE!!!!!!”

The “problem” with these though is that I could never, ever eat such adorable perfection. I’d have that standing in a glass for months until it started to get moldy and all the white beads started to fall off and then I’d feel really guilty I didn’t eat it when I had a chance.

April 2, 2009 11:21 AM
Leanne Stamatellos said...

I’ve commented before and you are just so incredibly talented – there is no one that would want you sto stop your creations – I could see 10 000 easter creations and I’m sure you could think of that many – I did try to make some pops a long time ago without success but I see your recipe is evolving with more helpful hints – I really should try these again!

April 2, 2009 11:25 AM
One Sweet World said...

The sheep are my new favorite!

April 2, 2009 11:28 AM
Tiffany Nash said...

Too stinking cute! I have a problem too – I can’t stop reading your blog. Every time I sit down to do something I end up here! Oh well, there are worse problems to have. Hoppy Easter!

April 2, 2009 11:30 AM
thereddeer said...

Love the sheep – you always impress!

April 2, 2009 11:41 AM
kim said...

AWWWWWW LOVE the sheep! if march wasnt already over id “make” you do lions. wait, im a long time reader have you done (april) flowers?

ah and you are ‘normal’! with your sticks. so something i would do if i were you. and it explains my supply of non cute/edible things

April 2, 2009 11:41 AM
The Italian Dish said...

These are the cutest ever! You are so creative, you amaze me!!!!

April 2, 2009 11:42 AM
Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

Those sheep are the cutest things I have ever seen. ADORABLE!!!!

April 2, 2009 11:49 AM
osirisandloki said...

Hi there. I was wondering…do you have any suggestions for making these ‘pop’s for kids with allergies? my little girl just LOVED the pics of your easter pops but is allergic to gluten and dairy. pls help!!
my blog is
Tara :)
I love your blog!!!

April 2, 2009 11:58 AM
Amy said...

Get out of here… you rock girl.. You make as many pops as you want.. I love to see pics of them!


April 2, 2009 12:07 PM
Pam said...

GAH! You kill me! And you make me want to bake which I only do at Christmas! These are so so cute!

April 2, 2009 12:09 PM
Rachel said...

These little sheep would cover up all my “unsmoothiness.” Very very cute!

April 2, 2009 12:11 PM
VeggieGirl said...


April 2, 2009 12:15 PM
Katrina said...

Key-ute-est-es-sus ever!

April 2, 2009 12:16 PM
Ricki said...

Too much fabulousness! I can’t even BEGIN to imagine how long it took to place those white candy pearls, one at a time, on those sheep bodies!

Stunning, as always!

April 2, 2009 12:20 PM
Amy said...

You may have a problem, but it’s a good problem to have!!!!! They are truly adorable!

April 2, 2009 12:27 PM
AmberW said...

I think the sheep are somehow, amazingly your cutest yet. And that’s saying a lot!

April 2, 2009 12:33 PM
Anonymous said...

Those sheep are the cutest things I have ever seen!!! You are incredibly talented. Come help me make some… :(
Renee Green
Calera, AL

April 2, 2009 12:37 PM
Anonymous said...

link to feature of Bakerella today.

You’re doing a great job!

April 2, 2009 12:38 PM
Kelly said...

Hello, my name is Kelly and I’m a Bakerella addict.

Freakin’ adorable…stop it!!!

Here’s my homage to you:
link to

April 2, 2009 12:41 PM
Jen said...

They opened a brand spankin’ new Fresh Market here in Augusta right down from where they closed the old one. You could come shop and drop some cake pops by my house. ;-) Just don’t come next week. The Masters is here and right across from the store.

April 2, 2009 12:46 PM
Thompson 3 said...

Oh nooooooooooooooo I thought it couldn’t get any cuter than the chicks, but these are the best!!!!! Wow……… We’ll start sending you sticks if you promise to keep making these adorable things and showing us.

April 2, 2009 12:46 PM
rockstar said...

I made the chick pops last night. They really are yummy! I had some problems with them being misshapen and with the candy coating running down the stick (and on to the counter…and on to the floor…) but my mom was going NUTS over how cute they were. It was a trial run for Easter; I’ll probably make the chicks and the eggs for Easter.


April 2, 2009 12:48 PM
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