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.

Emily said...

Your problem is now my problem! So cute! Do you have any cake pop ideas for graduation??

April 2, 2009 06:58 PM
kelli said...

Very cute! Clever! Creative! All of the above! Come for dinner – I’ll cook if you bring some cute pops! :)

April 2, 2009 06:58 PM
Bridget said...

You do have a problem…but I am so happy that you do! :)

I love your last instruction for the bunny pops! I do want to bite them!

April 2, 2009 07:00 PM
Crystal said...

Wow Bakerella. I’m really impressed with how creative you are. These pops are just too cute, my kids keep looking at your site and I think its time to buy some sticks if you know what I mean.

April 2, 2009 07:00 PM
jaredsmom07 said...

I just found your website and I LOVE it. But I just have to ask one question. WHO gets to eat all of the yummy treats you make?!?! Surely, they don’t go to waste…


April 2, 2009 07:08 PM
agoodbuild said...

holy crap those are cute!

April 2, 2009 07:14 PM
sabrinad said...

I thought it would never get better than the little chicks they would be my favorite of all time but no the sheep are my favorite. Thanks for all your posts!

April 2, 2009 07:23 PM
Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

you make the coolest stuff I have ever seen! love it! where I can I buy some?!?!?!?

April 2, 2009 07:24 PM
Brandi said...

This latest batch is the cutest by far. I L-O-V-E the cute sheep faces and bunny bottoms! I think you are an artist; keep it up!

April 2, 2009 07:28 PM
Emtifah said...

The sheep would have been perfect to make for my book club back in January. We read the book 3 Bag Full. It was a sheep mystery.

April 2, 2009 07:46 PM
Linda said...

My goodness. You have been so busy. I have just checked your recent posts. I love the little lambs. Adorable.

April 2, 2009 07:56 PM
Julia said...

So cute!
I love sheep!

April 2, 2009 08:00 PM
Jeanne said...

These are so adorable! The cuteness factor increased tremendously with the sheep.

April 2, 2009 08:16 PM
craftedbylindy said...

Oh my word! These are ridiculously cute! I love, love, love the sheep!

April 2, 2009 08:22 PM
BMartinez72 said...

I’m a little sick right now of all cake balls or cake pops, whatever you want to call them. You got any other ideas for their innards? maybe not something mushy mush mushy???

April 2, 2009 08:29 PM
Carrie Me! said...

Oh I’m glad you kept going because… LOVE those sheep babies!!! They are so cute.

April 2, 2009 08:31 PM
Katie said...

I just have to tell you….I LOVE your blog. Found you after the PW adventures… Now I’m hooked. Those sheep are adorable…you are such a creative genius! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

April 2, 2009 08:36 PM
Screamin' Mama said...

Oh my!! Those sheep pops are absolutely adorable!! You are the best!!

April 2, 2009 08:40 PM
tj said...

…You & Cake Pops? Too dadgum CUTE! :oD

…Love these and love the photos too!


April 2, 2009 09:00 PM
Chelle said...

i can’t stand it…too friggin cute!!!you’re right, i want to bite the bunny butts…however, i want to hold a lamb pop and stare at it’s utter cuteness forever..and ever…so no eating that one…just so, so adorable!
and you are too…stick obsession! love that! i have some obsessions myself, so fun to hear yours so i feel more normal!

April 2, 2009 09:05 PM
Sherry said...

You are AWESOME!! I think that I will make the chicks for my daughters Easter Birthday!! She will love them. Might also try some bunnies (what is Easter without bunnies?!?!).
Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

April 2, 2009 09:23 PM
Shauntel said...

My son just had farm week in preschool. The sheep and chicks would have been so fun to take as a treat! Next year I guess!

How do you display them? I made the cupcakes and they are just stuck in a boring styrafoam block. I’d like something cute so I can put it out for a birthday party.

April 2, 2009 09:33 PM
Lauren said...

Ok, I cannot get enough of those sheep! They’re so cute! You are adorable and I love your site!

April 2, 2009 09:33 PM
Shauntel said...

BTW, if you ever have the desire to make something totally boy, I would love to see a tractor or maybe Lightning McQueen!

April 2, 2009 09:35 PM
crystal said...

Seriously? You. Are. BRILLIANT. :)

April 2, 2009 09:37 PM
Tiffany said...

Oh my these are insanely adorable! I’ve got to make some!

April 2, 2009 09:54 PM
Sheila said...

Martha Stewart eat your heart out! These sheep are THE cutest things EVER!!!

April 2, 2009 09:55 PM
Cassie said...

I mean, seriously. Just when I think there is no possible way you can come up with something cuter, you go and do it. Love ALL of the sweet Easter pops.

April 2, 2009 10:02 PM
Diana E. said...

Bakerella I’m obssesed with your cake pops. theres not a day i dont open your blog to see if theres something new. please post more easter cake pops. im inlove with them. you are so creative and original!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the sheep ones! i actually screamed when i saw them!!

April 2, 2009 10:12 PM
forever folding laundry said...

Ugh, the cuteness factor is KILLING ME!!!

April 2, 2009 10:37 PM
Anonymous said...

I cannot stand the cuteness!

I am a real clutz at making cutey items think these pops.

I must give it a go though!

Maybe I will get one of my crafty friends to help.

April 2, 2009 10:50 PM
Anonymous said...

I just found your blog/bakerella from a blog reader on Alexis Stewart’s. It is so GREAT. I love you baking and photo’s. What a great site. :)

April 2, 2009 11:03 PM
Tessa said...

Those sheep are ADORABLE!! I just can’t get over the cuteness!

April 2, 2009 11:18 PM
Mandy From Canada said...

I love the sheep the best out of all, you could make easter pops until next easter for all I care I just please keep making!!!

April 2, 2009 11:29 PM
andrea said...

My family and friends are mad at me for introducing them to this site…. it’s too addictive! I hope you come out with a book soon – I want my very own hard copy! Thanks so much for sharing your genius

April 2, 2009 11:56 PM
cep said...

The sheep rock. I just showed these to my husband, who put the sheep and the chicks in the category of “impossibly adorable!” I wish I had your baking energy–and skill!

April 3, 2009 12:00 AM
The Calvins said...

OMG! The sheep are adorable!

You, my dearie, are an artist!

April 3, 2009 12:20 AM
Pixeltrash said...

These are too cute. I wonder if you could use pink cotton candy for the bunny tails? I bet that would be cute too! Or even cotton candy on the sheep so that they aren’t so crunchy?

Love all of your stick creature!
I have some of those pearls and most of those ingredients. I should try these.

April 3, 2009 12:23 AM
Liz Butler said...

I just got all the ingredients to make the Lamb Pops, the Bunny Pops, the Egg Pops and the Chick Pops. Well, all except the the cake mix and frosting. I do have a question for you: When you use strawberry cake mix, do you mix it with strawberry frosting, vanilla cake mix with vanilla frosting, chocolate cake mix with chocolate frosting, and so forth?
BTW: I found the bunny corn today at Fresh Market and got so excited I almost did a little victory dance right there in the store.
Thanks for all your awesome ideas.

April 3, 2009 12:26 AM
The Gomes Family said...

You are fantastic!

April 3, 2009 01:15 AM
Amber said...

Way too cute!! I really do want to bite them. I am going to try these one day soon – when I find the time. Thanks for such creative ideas!

April 3, 2009 01:31 AM
Holly Hart said...

So I am new to your blog and I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH!!! I keep coming back to just look at those amazing Easter Pops! I so love them! Thank you for sharing!!

April 3, 2009 01:37 AM
madison house designs said...

I love your pops, they’re freakin’ adorable!

April 3, 2009 01:43 AM
Ahya' said...

i just about died of the cuteness of these lil creatures!!! i’m in new zealand and these guys are just as cute as the ones we have here! =)

great job!!! as always =)

April 3, 2009 01:51 AM
Anonymous said...

you are so tapped in to your creative-ness it’s really scary! I have never in my life seen something so awesome

April 3, 2009 01:57 AM
Linda said...

I have to scream everytime I enter your site. OMG, why you have to make so cute cakepops. I want to see polar bear cakepops =)

April 3, 2009 02:04 AM
Mona Monster said...

the sheep are just too adorable for words. you have really outdone yourself! i think they might me my most fav cake pops ever (well, after the hello kitty ones… those will always be my fav!

April 3, 2009 02:09 AM
alisaz said...

I think it sums it up when even my manly man of a husband squealed “how cute” when the sheep showed up on y screen.. Good Lord, I love Bakerella

April 3, 2009 02:09 AM
niki said...

all of your creations are amazing! where do you go to get all your supplies. (as in the special things you cant find in a walmart. like the pearls? haha)

April 3, 2009 02:25 AM
Kristin said...

Oh keep ‘em coming! I love all your cute designs! I’m waiting for some ladybugs!! Or frogs! {hint! hint!} haha :)

April 3, 2009 02:31 AM
Anonymous said...

So adorable. I hope you’re already drafting your cookbook. Because what you do is just as good, if not better, than a lot of specialty decorating books I’ve looked at. Okay, purchased. Anyhow- write a book- sell it at Williams Sonoma and reap all your much-deserved cake pop rewards!

April 3, 2009 02:34 AM
Snowflowers Mum said...

these are sick! and in a good way!

I’m from New Zealand(but live in MN) and the sheep…well they are just perfect.

If I had an ounce of motivation I’d consider making them…

until then, I just keep coming to your blog

it’s porn for sugar addicts.

April 3, 2009 02:44 AM
Pieceful Bits said...

Shall we call them lambpops (like lambchop)? Thought it sounded cute. Hope no one else has thought of it..didnt want to read the mega messages that you receive.

April 3, 2009 02:59 AM
Kay said...

You are so talented and creative. How do you get these ideas?

Thank you for sharing them with us.

April 3, 2009 03:01 AM
Journeying Five said...

so much want to eat one

April 3, 2009 03:19 AM
Hundewanderer said...

Wow. A-dor-a-ble. Very cute, very creative, I hope these creations make you very rich.

April 3, 2009 03:32 AM
Anonymous said...

I made the regular cupcake pops today but it didnt come out like urs : ( mine just came out as a round blob instead of the cute indentations you get from your flower cutter. I used the second recommended cutter but it looked horrible. I got the melted chocolate from Michaels but they Just dont look like cupcakes! it barely even stands up….how do you make yours so flat on the bottom. I tried to flatten it on the cutting board but no luck…they are wobbly as can be. Everyone still ate it and said they were delish but I wish they were as cute as yours. I wonder what I’m doing wrong…

April 3, 2009 04:01 AM
Raich said...

you have got to be kidding me! everytime i say ” these are the cutest things EVER” but of course they cant be because you show up on my blogroll to tell me you made something that “is the cutest thing ever that time” anyways, i have never made your cake pops and never will because they will be not cute and i will cry…

April 3, 2009 04:53 AM
Livvy said...

i think my heart stopped for about two seconds when i saw those sheep pops. they are the CUTEST thing i have seen in a long time.

i <3 you, bakerella!

April 3, 2009 05:12 AM
Pony Girl said...

Those seriously have to be the most charming things every! Do you have to use a magnifying glass to apply all of those LITTLE details?! ;) And does anyone dare ever eat them? They are like art! I see a gallery opening in the near future!

April 3, 2009 05:14 AM
Girl Japan said...

You are truly talented in the kitchen, you approach is very creative and innovative- I think you could do anything you set your mind to!

Happy Easter

April 3, 2009 06:40 AM
Hanne said...

Wow. All these beautiful things you make! I just love yor blog. I hope it’s ok that I show some of your pictures in my Norwegian blog, and also incourage my guests to visit you?
Happy Easter!

April 3, 2009 07:36 AM
Elsa said...


April 3, 2009 08:22 AM
ashieBee said...

too cuteeeeeeeeeee to eat!!!! :))

April 3, 2009 10:49 AM
StylinGirl said...

Just curious- where do these after you’ve made them? Can they possibly be eaten? I hate chewing the head of a peep- these would be terrible to munch. They are just SO cute!

April 3, 2009 11:41 AM
Travis and Beckey said...

I just about DIED when I saw those little lambs! SO cute! I would eat crunchy cake for something as cute as those!!!

April 3, 2009 12:42 PM
Nicole ( said...

Oh my goodness, these are all SO CUTE!

April 3, 2009 01:10 PM
Kim said...

ok, i am won over. i officially have to try to make these pops. i am a sheep lover and your little sheep are just so darling! thank you!

April 3, 2009 01:24 PM
Katie said...

I *love* the sheep. They are my favorite! So so so cute!

April 3, 2009 01:33 PM
crazy girl said...

Hi, my name is Michelle and I’m in Brazil, I just loved what you did with those cake pops, but I have a problem, I’m trying to reproduce here the same recipe, but I don’t have the ready-made can of icing/frosting. What would you recomend me to use instead? Something that I could bake or make instead of buying ready? Could you share a recipe of this frosting? Thank you so much. I’m looking foward to your answer.

April 3, 2009 01:56 PM
kim3timemom said...

Over the top adorable!! You have overdone it this time…these are to die for!! :)!!! Thanks for sharing such cuteness with us!

April 3, 2009 02:22 PM
Carol (Schleicher) Good said...

Love, love, love the Easter pops! Making the chicks this afternoon with my boys. I have the cake all baked and ready to mush up.

April 3, 2009 02:26 PM
Carol (Schleicher) Good said...

Love, love, love the Easter pops! I am making the chicks (without sticks) this afternoon with my boys. Cake is all baked and ready to be mushed up.

April 3, 2009 02:29 PM
Piccolina Designs said...

Oh my, so cute. Don’t ever stop. I love what you come up with. Thank you so much for sharing. Also, your photographs are great. I would love to hear sometime how you set up your cake pop photo shoots.

April 3, 2009 02:36 PM
ODD imagination said...

OMGosh! The Cuteness Factor is killing me! Cuteness on a stick what more could one ask for? I want you to make some One Eyed Monsters now! Yeah, I probably could do it myself but living vicariously through your blog is way more fun since I’m not big on the whole “cooking” thing. :o)

April 3, 2009 02:41 PM
Bianca said...

I just cried out “Ooooohhhhh” by seeing the first picture. Those are so freaking cute!!! My BF and I are planning on making the bunny’s, eggs and chicks but I know that if he sees these he’ll love them too! You’re very creative!

April 3, 2009 02:50 PM
Jennifer Gilmore said...

Adorable! I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it. Have you ever made cake pops for a baby shower? I would love to see how adorable you would make them. :)

April 3, 2009 02:58 PM
Betty-Ann said...

You’re INCREDIBLE!!! My cake (perhaps multiples?) is going in the oven today. I just got back from buying more candy…our Canadian stores don’t carry all the neat things your’s do, so I may have to get creative!
Will your cakepops last until next weekend?!?!?!
Happy Easter!

April 3, 2009 03:34 PM
Tamara said...

I love your cake pops! My daughter’s first birthday is coming up and her theme is going to be bears. I was wondering if you could make bears your next project? I have a few ideas of my own but would prefer it if an expert took over!

April 3, 2009 03:57 PM
Anonymous said...

Question anyone know how far ahead you can make these pops thinking of making them next wed for easter will they go bad if i do that?

April 3, 2009 04:37 PM
Dawn said...

Amazing! I absolutely love the sheep. I would love to see a photo of your pantry, with all the little bottles and jars and baggies of various sprinkles and candies. Your “collection” must be enormous! And delicious! ;)

Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

April 3, 2009 05:23 PM
Anonymous said...

I made your cupcake pops for my daughter’s bridal shower. They were great and so delicious. I only had one problem, the sticks went right through the cupcake pops when they were standing in the styrofoam. What could I have done to fix this?

April 3, 2009 05:33 PM
Vanessa Contessa said...

If you little lamb cupcake pops are wrong, then I don’t want to be right!

April 3, 2009 06:22 PM
Anonymous said...

I love looking at your site! My sister and I tried making the egg cake pops. They tasted great but ended up sliding off the lollipop sticks either while we were dipping them or afterwards. Any tips?

April 3, 2009 06:27 PM
Bekah said...

i was just pointed to your site today by a friend and i’m in LOVE! i cannot wait to try my hand at those delicious sheep!

April 3, 2009 06:48 PM
Stephanie @ Figments said...

I can see why you’re addicted to making them – at the very least they are just too adorable. I’d have to have them all around my house just to look at. Love them! And going to try to make some this weekend. Thanks!!

April 3, 2009 06:49 PM
Amy said...

Will you never quit? I don’t know how you come up with all of these marvelous pops. They are too cute!

April 3, 2009 08:07 PM
MaKayla said...

How do you eat ALLLLLL those pops you make EVERYDAY?!?…really how????

April 3, 2009 08:43 PM
Shephalli said...

How adorable!! maybe you should start selling these??

April 3, 2009 09:21 PM
Stef said...

I don’t always comment, but just wanted to “pop” in and say that you never cease to amaze me.

April 3, 2009 09:31 PM
Anonymous said...


April 3, 2009 10:05 PM
Dawn said...

please keep buying those sticks so that you’ll keep making these! they are so cute!!! and I bet that they are quite tasty too.

April 3, 2009 10:07 PM
Huke, Lollie, and Gracie! said...

I am going to make the eggs and add them to my chocolate class on Thurs. I am going to give you all the credit and refer to your blog.
I also want to make them for family and friends who live far away. Have you ever mailed your cake pops before? I really want to. I think they would be okay.
I love this blog!

April 3, 2009 10:18 PM
Erin said...

LOVE the sheep…they are my favorite due to all that detail!

April 3, 2009 10:27 PM
Sue Sparks said...

Addicted or obsessed? I love it! Perhaps we should start a “Cake Pops Anonymous” group:) You’re off the charts with your creativity!

April 3, 2009 10:37 PM
Anonymous said...

those sheep are super cute!! oh my!!
i like the whole body bunnies too(better than the face bunnies)! maybe use the ears and eyes from the face bunnies they would be better (since u said u dint do much with them)!

April 3, 2009 10:40 PM
April said...

Those sheep are THE cutiest thing I have ever seen! I literally gasped out loud when I saw them!

April 3, 2009 11:02 PM
Spruce Hill said...

We are macake pops this week for my daughter’s birthday and Easter. I love the sheep! so cute. I can’t seem to find the pastel bunny ears that look like candy corn. We will have to improvise!

April 3, 2009 11:51 PM
Bakerella said...

Wowzers! You guys like these sheep a whole lot more than I thought you would. Thanks for leaving such awesome comments. It really makes me smile to read them all. I guess I'll have to keep making these pops, huh. Don't worry. I won't stop anytime soon. I have too many ideas.

Also, those pearls are really hard on the teeth. Someone mentioned using coconut and that's probably a great alternative. I just don't like coconut. Yuck! Pleck!

Jill – I show you guys how to make em.

Ian – hint, well taken.

Lisa Smiley – not sure.

LaDue & Crew – it's in the dipping. Make sure you tap the excess coating off.

Buckeroomama – I eat them and give them away.

morgana – let me know if you need something.

Elsja – I have happy friends.

CupKate – Hey, that was almost my headline for the post.

JeanneS – I wish I had help.

Yvette Adams – Thanks … and me, family, friends. Whoever is closest at the time.

Sweet.Hearts – Your balls should be chilled and firm when you dip in the chocolate and your chocolate should be pretty thin.
And, yes, dip the stick in chocolate before inserting. You can refrigerate again if you want.

jouj – I'm not sure what you mean.

Ricki – I didn't do them one at at time – I sprinkled them on.

Thompson 3 – ha – funny

SimplySweeter – Yeahm those sugar pearls are way too hard.

Marie – Will you make me one. I don't have a drill.

Cheryl B. – I could, but I'm popped out.

Julie – Don't be shy. Say hi anytime. Hope you didn't get in trouble at work.

McTasty s- yep!

Mindilina — thanks sheep

kelli – thanks for the invite

April 3, 2009 11:52 PM
C2 said...

I bow before your creativity! If you could come up with something wedding themed, that would be awesome, too. I’m cooking for a bridal shower next month. :o)

April 4, 2009 12:11 AM
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