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
Toothpicks

  • 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
Toothpicks

  • 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.

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April Laz said...

Simply Amazing! I get so excited when I see your new blog posts! Thank you for sharing every detail of your wonderful creations! Your ideas + my execution = squeals galore at many occasions :) Thanks again!

p.s
I always give you all the credit ;)

April 2, 2009 12:49 PM
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Susie said...

Oh my gosh if these are the cutest things ever!!

April 2, 2009 12:52 PM
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Megan said...

Okay, you are officially the cutest baker in the country.

April 2, 2009 12:59 PM
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Krystyn said...

Those are freaking adorable! And you said the magic word for me, licorice! I love the stuff.

April 2, 2009 01:00 PM
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Sweet Tooth said...

Oh please, do NOT stop! You might see it as a problem but I see it as a constant flow of inspiration! In my book this is better than therapy ;-) .

Thanks so much for giving in,

Alexandra

April 2, 2009 01:00 PM
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Jaden Paige said...

You are so awesome! I love these…. and am sorta sad there won’t be more easter cake pops! What are you gonna do next, mother’s day ones? Memorial Day? Flag Day??! Any excuse to see some more cuteness, and I am SO there! ;)

April 2, 2009 01:01 PM
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Jill said...

So cute!!!

April 2, 2009 01:07 PM
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Marija said...

These are the cutest pops you made ever! :))

April 2, 2009 01:11 PM
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Betsy said...

It’s okay, don’t stop. WE LOVE THEM. Perhaps since there aren’t any holidays until July, and you are so awesome with the sheep…you could do barnyard animal pops or jungle animal pops. That would be awesome and kids wold love them.

April 2, 2009 01:13 PM
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shelby said...

OMG!!!!

Those sheep are perfection and the little bunnies look so soft, like little clouds of yum! haha

April 2, 2009 01:15 PM
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everydayMOM said...

What do you DO with all of those cake pops? Very, very cute!

April 2, 2009 01:19 PM
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Laura P. said...

OMG these are sooo cute! Please don’t stop making them, I love them! Oh, and if you need someone to help you eat them, just holler. ; )

April 2, 2009 01:21 PM
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withoutadornment said...

I don’t think it’s a problem, you’re just creative and gifted!

Those are incredibly cute! Looking forward to the next batch!

April 2, 2009 01:24 PM
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Jena said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

April 2, 2009 01:25 PM
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TnFullQuiver said...

I have a request. Please make some graduation cake pops. My oldest son is graduating from high school and we are having a large party. I am purchasing a bakery cake, but I wanted to make some cake pops for decorations and little people to enjoy. Do you have any ideas??? Thanks in advance!!!
grace and peace,
julie

April 2, 2009 01:26 PM
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Michele said...

Wow! Those are adorable! I wish I was as creative as you! Who eats them all?

April 2, 2009 01:29 PM
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WishTrish said...

Just when I thought you couldn’t outdo the doing of the ducklings, you go and prove me wrong by shaping shy little sheep. Love them! Most adorable thing you’ve done so far!

April 2, 2009 01:29 PM
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Kathy said...

Too Cute!!!! My daugther and I are going to make some of these!
Luv it!!!!

April 2, 2009 01:36 PM
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Gina said...

omgosh…first the chickies. Then the eggs. And now these adorable sheepies?! Too, too cute!!!!! Love them!!!

April 2, 2009 01:38 PM
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Maggie said...

oh my. these are TOO cute. wow.

April 2, 2009 01:39 PM
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SimplySweeter said...

Great Job!!! So creative and fun! You’re right about the sugar pearls though. For those of us with crowns on our teeth, they’re deadly. I think we’ll have to leave the “crunchy” sheep to the kids!

Beautiful job!!

http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

April 2, 2009 01:42 PM
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Cheryl said...

STOP THE MADNESS!!! Those sheep!!!

I mean they’re so stinking cute, how could you even eat them??!!!

April 2, 2009 01:43 PM
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Sue said...

those are sooooooo adorable! I love them….can you sell them so I can buy some?!?!? very very creative

April 2, 2009 01:43 PM
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Marie said...

I wanted to give you a little tip that I have used for my cake pops, and I wish I had a picture too. Instead of using a styrofoam block each time, and/or over-using it and needing another, and another…I had my husband drill hundreds of little holes into a board, and I stick my cake pops into that. Its reuseable, EVERY time, and barely takes up any space in my kitchen, I love it!

April 2, 2009 01:49 PM
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StuffCooksWant said...

Whoa…the sheep are the cutest!!! You have the most creative mind…I’d never look at some round white candies and think “hmmm, that looks like sheep wool”. Awesome!

April 2, 2009 01:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

I also want to know if you sell them…. i would love to try them!!! they are soo cute!

April 2, 2009 01:58 PM
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Blissful Babe said...

So very high on the cuteness scale, as well as the WOW factor!

So awesome and creative!

I would totally buy a cookbook, as well. ;)

Maybe I should start buying sticks. You know, just in case.

Thanks so much for sharing all of your creativity!! I love it!

April 2, 2009 01:58 PM
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KaraDeanne said...

I’ve never been a big sheep fan. I don’t hate them, but I could really take ‘em or leave ‘em. HOWEVER, those super-cute pops made me fall in love with the little guys! I think those are my favorite of all that you have made so far. WOW! Cute, cute, cute!

April 2, 2009 02:02 PM
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Melinda said...

these are absolutely adorable.

I was wondering if you sell the things you make, or if this is just a show and tell kinda of hobby :)

April 2, 2009 02:02 PM
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Wendy said...

Oh. My. Gosh. We are going to have to make some of these!! My daughter is 8 and I know she would go CRAZY for this! Today's task: find some of these ingredients (little hearts & edible pens & the like) so we can try it!

April 2, 2009 02:10 PM
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Brandi said...

These are my favorite of all of the Easter pops, I do believe. SOOOO cute!!! :)

April 2, 2009 02:13 PM
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chocolatechic said...

You slay me with the cuteness of it all.

April 2, 2009 02:15 PM
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Becca said...

These are adorable! I absolutely love them! I have never attempted to make your cake pops, but I think I need to!

April 2, 2009 02:17 PM
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Baker's Cakes said...

I say this every time, then you go and out-do yourself like this! Those sheep are the most adorable cakepops yet!!!!

April 2, 2009 02:17 PM
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Brown Eyed Girl said...

Adorable!! I wish I had your creativity! I guess I will live vicariously through your blog ;)

April 2, 2009 02:17 PM
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Tricia said...

Just when you think it can’t get any stinkin’ cuter…..here come the “Sheep Pops!” I love, love, love them!!!

April 2, 2009 02:19 PM
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dawnie said...

oh my goodness. simply adorable!!! i’m loving the sheep and the little chick the most.

April 2, 2009 02:20 PM
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scottiedog said...

all of the easter pops are beautiful!!!
I have just spent most of the day trying to find English versions of the candy that you use but with no luck at all – it was hard enough to find the lolly sticks. I really wanted to make rabbits.
The UK is rubbish for sweets and decorating bits :o(
Bakerella – keep on popping!!!!

April 2, 2009 02:21 PM
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Baking Monster said...

I think the sheep and chicks are my favorite but I can’t decide I just know that your amazing.

April 2, 2009 02:23 PM
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MommaKiss said...

Holy Crap. You are amazing. For real. Never ENDING!!! I love it! (p.s. the word ver today is “unbra” – i promise not to Un Bra today!)

April 2, 2009 02:25 PM
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7 D's said...

I was yesterday at my local JoAnns I saw the pop…Ohhh I am in so much trouble!
Thanks for making your problem, my problem! My favorite off all is chicks and sheeps!

April 2, 2009 02:26 PM
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Jessica :) said...

Wow. I’m jealous . . . I’ve tried my hand at making cake pops and while they are delicious and ridiculously addicting (I love cake) I just can’t seem to make pretty ones. I think I just get tired . . . and I run out of money fast. Bleh.
But, of all the easter cake pops, I love the chicks and these sheep! So cute! {excuse me while I just dream of making adorable things on my own someday . . . }

April 2, 2009 02:28 PM
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Candes said...

Good night girl! I can’t believe your talent. My mouth dropped when the pics loaded. LOL

Adorable sheep, I love them!! I don’t think I have the patience to do even ONE of those.

So when are you going to start selling them for those of us who can’t sit still long enough???

April 2, 2009 02:31 PM
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Happy Hollister's said...

This are amazing, you are amazing! Thanks for always thinking of new things.

April 2, 2009 02:41 PM
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demingglobal said...

Stop the cuteness madness – I can’t take it anymore!!!!!!! And why, oh why, do my cake pops look like the wicked step-sister to your adorable ones?????

April 2, 2009 02:42 PM
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Lisa S. Luckey said...

Those are so cute! I’m definitely going to make these this week! I just found a recipe for white cake that’s wheat free and this will definitely disquise the cake and no one will know!

Thank you so much for doing these things. I just love this website.

April 2, 2009 02:43 PM
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Cheryl B. said...

Come on girl, Easter is still over a week awy, I bet you will come up with another “Easter pop” by then . . . ;-p Once on a roll, creativity keeps going . . .

April 2, 2009 02:43 PM
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DK said...

Oh, my goodness! Every time I looked in this past week I saw terrific cuteness, but I think the sheep are it for me. Too cute! I’m not a fan of eating sugar pearls myself (too hard on my teeth I think) but those little sheep are CUTE.

April 2, 2009 02:57 PM
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Traci said...

This is my first post, but I just had to tell you that I LOVE the cake pops. I’m a cake decorator, but have not tried the pops yet. I just love all of the ideas that you have and share with us. Thanks to you adorable Hello Kitty cake pops my daughter and I decided to do a Hello Kitty birthday party. I too am curious what you do with all of the cake pops. I admit I didn’t read through all 142 comments to see if you answered the question in there. I’m hoping that you are just stopping with the “Easter” pops and that you will have more pops at a later date with more wonderful ideas. May Day is coming up… can you do a May basket? LOL. Thanks for sharing all of your creativity. I love it.

April 2, 2009 03:04 PM
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Anonymous said...

ATTN: NEVER GIVE UP ON “YOUR PROBLEM” lol.. These are beyond creative!!
Keep your problems coming!
I Love them!
Kelly

April 2, 2009 03:12 PM
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jaana said...

The sheep are absolutely the cutest things you’ve ever made. Ever. I can’t stop looking at them!

April 2, 2009 03:14 PM
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Julie said...

Oh. My. God. I’ve been following you since I found your blog on PW’s blog… I’m always too shy to comment! BUT OMG!! Little sheep!! In cake form!! I squeed *out loud* when I saw them. (My boss gave me a funny look too…)

I’m a knitter (to explain the sheep infatuation.) I might have to try these… I might make an insane mess in the process, but omg. So. Freaking. Cute. Thank you!!!

April 2, 2009 03:16 PM
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McTasty said...

These are very very cute. I find these to be my favorite of the pops, love em!

April 2, 2009 03:24 PM
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hellocupcake said...

I know, I have the same problem with Sprinkles. I have about a million differnt kinds. These are so freaking cute. Your the best!

I can't wait until next weekend so I can make all of these!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't find Sanding sugar, Do you think that these would work on the easter egg cake pops? http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=81C7F976-475A-BAC0-540241137569D579&killnav=1

LOVE YOU BAKERELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 2, 2009 03:26 PM
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Heather said...

I love these!!!

April 2, 2009 03:30 PM
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Mindilina said...

The sheep! Oh my goodness! SO adorable! I mean, I thought the chicks were cute too, but the sheep! My first comment to your site, and it’s because of those sheep. You are amazing.

April 2, 2009 03:39 PM
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Stampmouse said...

well whatever you do don’t stop I LOVE them all.

April 2, 2009 03:43 PM
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Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

oh my goodness – I do hope you’re selling these because they look so professional and amazing! Too pretty to eat! :)

April 2, 2009 03:49 PM
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Lara said...

These are fantastic! And the only problem you have is your creative genius overflow-ith.

So far I’ve only chronicled the making of your cupcake bites on my site but I have got to try some cake pops soon!

April 2, 2009 03:49 PM
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Maria said...

THOSE SHEEP ARE SO FREAKIN’ CUTE!

April 2, 2009 03:50 PM
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Anonymous said...

you really really really make me smile!

April 2, 2009 03:53 PM
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Jen said...

Those Sheep!! OMG, the most precious cupcake pops ever!! I wish I like licorice so I could make them. Adorable!!

April 2, 2009 03:59 PM
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dishinanddishes said...

You have a problem! But your problem is our joy! These are too cute! If you don’t have one already, open a shop and start a business! Love them!

April 2, 2009 04:05 PM
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Doodles said...

you never cease to amaze me……..pure talent!!!

April 2, 2009 04:08 PM
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Mandy Kay said...

okay, you are just TOO DARNED CUTE! i canNOT get over how cute these little sheep are, i’m DYING at my desk right now!!!

thank you for inspiring the rest of us!

April 2, 2009 04:09 PM
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Natalie said...

The sheep pops are adorable. You are seriously an artist.

April 2, 2009 04:18 PM
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Meg said...

I love the Easter pop series…I can’t wait for Halloween to see what you come up with (that s my favorite holiday to I always have it on the brain) Anyway these sheep pops are so cute, and would be a perfect treat to bring to a knitting night!

April 2, 2009 04:32 PM
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Anjela said...

SHEEP!!! SO CUTE!!!!

What Meg said in the second comment — love the sheep pops, am obsessed with sheep, but I can’t have sugar right now.

OTOH, this is one reason I love your blog so much. I can look at all the cake/candy/pops I want, and yours are so clever and cute and photographed so nicely! Thanks for sharing!

April 2, 2009 04:33 PM
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Dawnisha said...

All of these are soooo adorable!!

April 2, 2009 04:37 PM
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Derick and Becky said...

I LOVE all of these! Keep going on them if you want! I am the same way with candy making and baking supplies, I see them, I have to buy them! It is a disease I think, an expensive one!

April 2, 2009 04:39 PM
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Connie said...

Simply stunning! I just can’t get over how absolutely adorable your blog is.

I blogged about your blog – it goes live on 4/3 at 8am. I hope you like it.

Thanks!
Connie
twitter ID princesstimetoy

Miscellaneous Finds 4u

April 2, 2009 04:41 PM
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Donna said...

Those sheep are just to cute and I love the bunnies! I wish I had just one ounce of your talent!

April 2, 2009 04:43 PM
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Jenn said...

These sheep are so cute! These pops just get better and better! Love them and your blog.

April 2, 2009 04:48 PM
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Southern Momma said...

Oh my goodness! I am so in love with you and your cake pops! I am planning my first attempt ever at cake pops today. Since I’m on a diet, I’m guessing DH’s coworkers are going to enjoy your cuteness tomorrow.

Keep creating!
SouthernMomma

April 2, 2009 04:49 PM
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Dani said...

The sheep are DEFINITELY my favorite!

April 2, 2009 04:55 PM
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Wee said...

I seriously can’t tell you how cute these pops are! I lovee the bunnies! Too cute!

April 2, 2009 05:08 PM
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Lindzie said...

Wow these are so cute! I was thinking “that was really n ice of her to show us how to makes these” but I would rather just pay you and then you make them! :)

April 2, 2009 05:17 PM
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Wolf said...

Ok, yeah, you’ve lost it.}:P

it’s time for an intervention. LOL

Hand over your sticks!

April 2, 2009 05:18 PM
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Kathleen said...

Ok—I do LOVE them all, but those sheep are AMAZING!!!! I can’t get over them! You MUST sell these and become a bazillionaire—seriously—I’d pay someone to make these —thanks for the great ideas, and for sharing them with all of us!

April 2, 2009 05:18 PM
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The Spaids said...

Wow. Those are amazing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the compilation picture. I think I am going to try my hand at these for Easter. Thank you so much!

April 2, 2009 05:23 PM
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Karen said...

Those little furry lambs are so precious I don’t think I could bring myself to eat one!

April 2, 2009 05:26 PM
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Sara said...

I’m in love with the sheep! And so are my children. They will now be begging me to make these for them.

April 2, 2009 05:40 PM
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Anonymous said...

Wow – these are stunning. Very very cute – would like to try my own hamfisted attempt at these for a local charity egg hunt but I have a question – what’s the best way to display these? I know they look great standing rather than lying down, but how?

Thanks!

April 2, 2009 05:47 PM
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Jenn said...

Those sheep are too cute for words. You’ve made lots of cute stuff before, but those sheep really… take the cake!

April 2, 2009 05:47 PM
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Heathie said...

Now I have a problem, too. I HAVE to make those little sheep (the problem is that I’d probably have to eat some). My dad and step mom are shepherds and would just Love those! I thought the chicks were cute as could be, but you keep improving the cuteness factor each time! :)

April 2, 2009 05:49 PM
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Amanda Daybyday said...

You? Are awesome.

That’s about all I have to say.

April 2, 2009 05:59 PM
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Vamp said...

I am so glad you have this problem LOL
& that you are sharing it. These are just adorable!

April 2, 2009 06:02 PM
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Micah Weir said...

I’vre never been addicted to a blog before, but ever since my sister sent me your link a few days ago, I have been smitten! I am going to make cake pops for a family get-together this coming Sunday! They will all “ooooh” and “aaaaaah” but it will all be credited to you! The chicks are my favorite, but it was a close race!

April 2, 2009 06:05 PM
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mazz5712 said...

Please don’t stop. They are all so darn cute!!!!

I can’t wait to try them.

April 2, 2009 06:06 PM
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Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! Just when I think you couldn’t possibly do anything cuter, I see these sheep and the bunny bottom. I love these!

April 2, 2009 06:06 PM
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Kris's Kupcakes said...

I LOVE them…too cute!! Your site is awesome…there are SO many things I want to try!! I just started blogging…once I try some of your recipes I will post them!! :)

April 2, 2009 06:15 PM
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cmcilwain said...

OMG!!!!! I thought the chicks were my favorites but when I saw those sheep. They are too cute!!!! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas.

April 2, 2009 06:15 PM
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It's A Wonderful said...

Please stop! You’re tiring me out!
I LOVE THEM!

April 2, 2009 06:16 PM
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Anonymous said...

OMG I have a friend we call Shawn the Sheep. His birthday is the 18th of April and I am so going to make him some of these wonderful pops! I’m new to your blog but I just love it! Keep creating these wonderful works of art!
Lori

April 2, 2009 06:28 PM
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Chefanie said...

K so I was thinking of another way to make the sheep without the sugar pearls because I know they’re a bit on the pricey side and aren’t always available easily … how about shredded coconut? I’ll have to try it out and see how it works. Thanks Bakerella!

April 2, 2009 06:30 PM
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Tiffany said...

all hail the easter pops!! Oh I am so obsessed with these cute little guys!!! I don’t mind if you keep them coming! Because I am just as obsessed!

April 2, 2009 06:36 PM
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Kari said...

Too stinkin’ cute!!!

April 2, 2009 06:36 PM
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Michelle said...

Those are awesome!! How long do they take you to make? putting those pearls on those sheep must have taken you forever! they came out great.

April 2, 2009 06:39 PM
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Andrekabu said...

You make me nervous when you say things like “last time” and “I’m done”. You can’t stop making cupcakes on sticks. You just can’t! They’re too amazing. You must at the very least make a very thick volume cookbook dedicated entirely to the cuteness. I made some cupcake pops when you posted your first pops, and people thought I was a genius. I directed them to your website and they now appreciate where the true genius lies.

DON’T STOP!

April 2, 2009 06:42 PM
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Adam Winter Family said...

Way cute. I love all of them. I think you are amazing with your ideas. I don’t think I could come up with some of the stuff you do. Good thing I found your website. Now I just need to try to make them.

April 2, 2009 06:44 PM
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