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.

MsB said...


My sister-inlaw and I have had a standard Christmas joke where we send something Lamb/sheep related for Christmas. I want to make these for her but can’t figure out how to ship them. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance

December 12, 2009 11:33 AM
Mania said...

Okay Bakerella, I want to cry I feel like I have gone to heaven. You are so cute with your animated comments. I love them, and I love you (okay don’t be scared). I am just so happy. This website makes me so happy. I want to make some for everyone I know now. I can’t handle the excitement and I can’t wait to give the hello kitty a try. Will keep you posted on how it all goes. THANK YOU!!!

December 17, 2009 01:25 PM
Abby (who cannot bake) said...

Oh my! You’re a genius! A creative, candy smart, baking genius! I don’t know how on earth you come up with these, but I’m so glad you do. I am awful at baking unless it comes from a box (well, cute baking) but your stuff…I’m inspired, lol. I gotta try some of this. :)

January 24, 2010 02:34 PM
karen9 :D said...

i love the idea of the bunny cakepops and im making them right now at this exact moment, but instead, im making them rabbits with big pointy teeth, like the one from monty python… thank you for the great ideas!

January 29, 2010 02:12 PM
doorot said...

I wish you would sheeeeeep some over to Belgium ;-)

Thanks to you I just found what I would be baking for my daughter’s b-day!

Don’t stop!

March 14, 2010 06:15 AM
Anonymous said...


March 15, 2010 10:44 PM
nana said...

Wow! you are amazing and thanks for sharing your ideas with your cake pops!

April 1, 2010 01:11 AM
Maggie said...

those lambs are sooooooooooooo cute! I don’t have the nerve try this though : /

April 23, 2010 09:33 PM
Moomie said...

These look DIVINE! I wonder where in South Africa I can find the ingredients. Any website that one can order from?

May 20, 2010 09:21 AM
soosi said...

soo cute !!
i can eat them 4 ever :D

May 23, 2010 12:57 PM
JiaWei said...

Really cute! and realistic. I can’t believe how easy it is when you break it down like that. The photos are really well thought out as well…pro!

August 31, 2010 08:48 AM
Tyler said...

OMG THESE ARE SO CUTE, now that I appreciate things that girls do, maybe I’ll get laid more often!

September 14, 2010 05:55 AM
Jo said...

THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! I love the adorable little sheep. Where did you get all these cool ideas?!?!?!

September 16, 2010 11:32 AM
Dharna Patel said...

the little sheep are so adorable! my sister and I have an inside joke about sheep, so i know she’ll love these!

September 23, 2010 02:58 PM
Timothy Alan said...

OMG, I can’t stop makeing them ether! I want to make pumpkin theemed ones!

October 8, 2010 04:40 PM
Larkin .s. said...

Oh my god! those are sooo cute!!! i might have to make some (ahem LOTS) for my bento boxes!!

October 17, 2010 12:47 PM
Jo said...

I am a big fan of Bakerella! Right now I’m baking some brownie pops. Cake pops with brownies instead of cake. Thanks so much for the adorable ideas!

November 6, 2010 10:48 AM
Sassysugarandspice said...

I made the sheep and some Pigies and they turned out beautifully!! They were a hit! Thanks Bakarella!

December 12, 2010 06:53 PM

i am having a problem with the chocolate to melt and be thin how you have it on the video when you show how to do the cake pops i am trying to do this for this coming weekend for my grandson’s first birthday party and it is of seasame street and i can’t get the chocolate to melt thin HELP!!!!

January 16, 2011 02:58 AM
Mcs gal said...

You ROCK!!! I’m totally gonna try to meet you at your next book signing. TOO CUTE!!!!

January 19, 2011 09:01 PM
Diem said...

I can’t wait to try these out. It’s Year of the Rabbit and I’m going to bring them to our family potluck to celebrate Vietnamese New Year. Bunny red velvet cake pops. Thanks for the inspiration.

January 26, 2011 12:41 PM
Mandy said...

Hi! these are so cute! :)
i tried making them for my friend’s baby shower, but for some reason the cake was too dry so it would break easily and not stay in a good ball shape or the cake balls would fall off of the stick and into the chocolate (even after I dipped the stick into the chocolate and then halfway through the cake) & turn out horrible :(
any advice? I would really love some. Thank you so much!

February 15, 2011 11:13 PM
Stephanie said...

Hi! I Absolutely LOVE YOUR CAKE POPS! How Do U Make Them SOOOO Perfect??

although, I found that the Candy Melts were still to thick and when i heated it up more, it kind of curdled…

What do u suggest?

March 13, 2011 01:58 AM
laura from finland said...

hey! your pastry is really beautiful! I’ve been wanting one hour on your website, I can not get away from it all :) You are really clever! I hope my writing is not a lot of mistakes, In any case a good summer :)

June 7, 2011 03:11 AM
Krisalyn said...

Geez, that’s unebleivable. Kudos and such.

June 27, 2011 03:59 AM
Eileen said...

I am thinking about making these adorable sheeps for my nieces birthday. However, she does not like licorice. Is there a subsitute that you can recommend that will have the same effect? Thank you

July 18, 2011 09:36 PM
Sarah said...

Are you coming to Australia? I have been making cakes for a while – started with my own wedding cake and now I have a little girl whom I love doing creative things for. I have just found out about cake pops – and I am going to have so much fun doing them! I would love to come and see you if you ever venture down under. Thankyou for the creative inspiration!

August 11, 2011 03:14 AM
Dodi said...

Hi there I love your work so much and seems easy and I bought your book and has so great tips and ideas but all the Cake pops shape that you have here <<< this is not important ;)

The important thing is I have so much trouble in these things

1- I dont have candy melts so I use white, dark and milk chocolate but its make a heavy coat, how can I make it like a candy melts or i substitute with What? Coz I am living outside the States.

2- The sticks always falling when I dip them in the Chocolate so my question is do I dip the stick in chocolate and freeze them or let them cool in room temperature

3- What is the perfect size for the cake pops?? I have a measuring spoon so is pop size tablespoon or teaspoon or a small ice scooper??

4- When I did the sheep the I dont have the peral so I used the sprinkles but it looks not nice so I substitute with What?

Please answer my questions coz I really need your help

Here is the pictures

August 17, 2011 09:17 PM
Kerri said...

The Bunny Butts rock…you are a truly talented person! thank you for the huge smile they put on my face. Kerri

August 19, 2011 04:01 AM
Thalia said...

Hi, ive decided to bake cake pops for charity and I would just like to know how much I would sell them for? As am collecting money for teenage cancer care for school could you give me some advice pleaser. And I love your sheep cake pops there so cute:-)x

October 9, 2011 10:24 AM
SareBear said...

AHH, I love this website!! every two seconds I am gasping at what I find, these are ADORABLE. I want to make those little sheep so badly along with everything else here from the little hamburger cupcakes to just about all the cake pops i have seen so far! Thankyou so much for all these adorable cooking creations, I have been so inspired and am glad that I have school holidays to attempt some of these!!

December 11, 2011 03:51 AM
Bushpop said...

I would like to know how to save cake pop and how long we can use them.

February 10, 2012 09:20 AM
Man-D said...

These are so awesome! So cute I really can’t stand it so I had to leave a message. Your pops and creations are a-mazing! I’m so happy to have found your site!

February 22, 2012 10:34 PM
parkerrmmc said...

Absolutely love the sheep! What size sugar beads did you use (mm) and how many did it take per cake pop? Do you know the best place to purchase the sugar beads in bulk?


February 24, 2012 08:25 AM
Emily said...

I LOVE the sheep! they`re my favorite animals

March 2, 2012 07:33 PM
grace said...

The more the merrier! :)

March 19, 2012 10:44 PM
Little Baker said...

Oh my gosh! I love these cake pops! I am in Looooove with sheep. If you want a good sheep cupcake recipe, go to and search “lamb cupcakes”! I bet you’ll enjoy them!

April 3, 2012 08:18 PM
AB said...

You are so talented! I envy you so much. Long ago I bought a cake pops pan and have never used it, preferrering to roll my own. Would you happen to know if you can use the recipe with frosting in the cake crumbs in one of these pans, just in case I want some uniform balls. The recipe that comes with the pans doesn’t use frosting. Thanks if you can help. AB

April 6, 2012 02:32 PM
angela said...

soooo cute i love them

April 22, 2012 01:12 AM
Emma Brooke P said...

The sheep are too cute. Love em’.

April 23, 2012 05:27 PM
amelia williams said...

hia my names amelia and im 11 nearly 12 haha ! xx
Ilove the idea of these .. but i would really like you to do some cow cake pops ;D xxx

May 18, 2012 10:22 AM
Wita said...
I tried to made them :D not so successful, but still cute!

May 27, 2012 02:01 AM
edwin said...

i like your cake pops

March 16, 2013 10:48 PM
Jocasta said...

Hey Bakerella, You are incredible! I’m feeling ambitious this Easter and am going to attempt the sheep, the chicks, your new jordan almond bunnies, AND the eggs. Considering I’ve make cake balls once and cake pops never… well…. you get the idea.

Anyway, I wonder if you have any other suggestions for the sheep heads and feet. I’m trying to know my audience and they are not licorice fans. I was thinking rolos, but that seems like it is too big. Anyway… any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

March 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Cheryl said...

Adorable! I’ll have to remember these for next Easter.

July 16, 2013 10:58 AM
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September 23, 2013 09:35 PM
San Antonio Lawyer said...

They are too cute to eat. I’d love to make them.

October 10, 2013 08:54 AM
Kristin said...

I was wondering what your thoughts on freezing the finished cake pops is?? I would love to make the sheep pops for my shower but I need to make then a head of time.

October 29, 2013 03:53 PM
sweetsakes said...

hi there! I love your work. if only i had half your patience and teenytiny hands (presumably) : ). I hope you don’t mind my posting a link to your post and one of the sheep cake pop pictures on my blog. I did attribute the pic to you and your site. i really really hope it would be ok : )

February 6, 2014 09:52 PM
Bec said...

that is cute! but instead of using sugar pearls, i would pipe, because i hate sugar pearls.

April 1, 2014 04:05 PM
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