Sunday, June 22, 2008

Pool Party Pops

Pool Party Cupcake Pops

After celebrating the first day of summer at the beach, I thought today would be cool at the pool. Here are a few cupcake pops to mark day two of summer. Hope you enjoy them in all their cuteness.

Cupcake Pops

I used blue candy melts for the coating, candy writers for the bathing suits,
lifesaver gummies for the inner tubes and blue sugar crystals to accent the water.

Getting ready to go swimming

Almost too cute to bear.

Pool Party Pops

How to make Cupcake Pops.

Anonymous said...

yummy! I can’t wait to try these:) What flavor cake did you use? They look great!

June 22, 2008 02:03 AM
Cony & Megan said...

Super cute! I love the color…

June 22, 2008 02:12 AM
Adrienne said...

so freaking cute as always! Did you use the sprite cake for the pops on this one or a teddy graham mix or just a yellow cake mix?

June 22, 2008 02:26 AM
Italianmommy said...

I cannot wait to make these pops for my daughter’s pool party. They are the cutest and most perfect little delectables that I have ever seen. Thanks so much, and keep up the good work!

June 22, 2008 02:35 AM
Bakerella said...

anonymous – It was a regular yellow cake mix this time. (Butter flavor)

cony & megan – thanks

adrienne – see anonymous. I usually just use a mix straight up for these.

italianmommy – hope they are a hit. You may want to keep them indoors until ready to serve. Just to make sure the heat doesn’t affect their ability to stay on the sticks.

June 22, 2008 03:00 AM
Stephanie said...

Those are so cute! Shoulda known you’d come up with a way to do the swimming teddy grahams on cupcake pops! They’re adorable.

June 22, 2008 04:31 AM
Renee Graham said...

These are so cute! I have made your cupcake bites for my daughter’s school and now she wants them for her Princess Ballerina birthday party.

Can I make them in advance? How long will they keep in the freezer? And since, I’m being a pest-should I wait to dip the chocolate till the day of?

I’ve tried to google answers, but I thought I’d try going straight to the source. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration

June 22, 2008 04:58 AM
Katie said...

So cute! It would be so much fun “dressing” the bears … and I was so caught up in the cuteness I will forgive your pun… :P

June 22, 2008 08:02 AM
HoneyB said...

TOTALLY adorable! You just gave me the idea for our August EFY!! We spend a lot of time outside on that weekend AND the ladies get to use the pool!

June 22, 2008 11:11 AM
Ashley said...

How darling are these! Oh my goodness :)

I’m not sure if you know this already or not, but the store that your candy writers come from is located in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and they sell the candy writers for a lower price on their website.

link to

June 22, 2008 12:18 PM
Tanya said...

I just LOVE these and your whole site. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents!

Question..I live in a small town and can’t find the little daisy cutter to make the shape.Is there anything else you can recommend that I can use in it’s place?

June 22, 2008 12:43 PM
morgana said...

If beach bears were cute, these are even cutter… Those lifesaver gummies are a great and yummy idea!

June 22, 2008 01:00 PM
Rosanne said...

Those are so cute. I’ve made your cupcake bites a couple of times now and they get rave reviews! Thanks for sharing!

June 22, 2008 02:11 PM
landa said...

LOL, too cute!

June 22, 2008 02:16 PM
cookemila said...

a brilliant idea: bears with lifeguard in a bikini and sweet blue sea… bakerella as always, have brigth idea¬°.Happy summer.Xoxo Cooke

June 22, 2008 02:25 PM
Miss Theresa said...

Super-duper fun!

June 22, 2008 02:36 PM
Angela said...

Ok, these are too cute… we must be on the same wave link! I made beach themed cup cakes for my son’s end of the school year party, just like these… they were soooo fun!

I wanted some way to incorporate the cake pops… wish I had thought of this… and using the bears and gummies is brilliant! Did you know that Air Head candy makes a long striped sugared sour candy that is perfect for “beach blankets” to go under the umbrellas? Oh well, There is always next year!

BTW, thanks for the e-mail suggestion about coloring the candy melts… food coloring gel, worked out just fine. And the brownie beach balls were great!


June 22, 2008 04:15 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
??????? ????????? said...

Just wondering. Is there an end to your imagination? I mean, do you reach a point when you think “Ok, that’s it”?

Smallest, cutest swimmers I’ve ever seen. Keep it up, lady.

June 22, 2008 05:38 PM
Deshona said...

Oh how fun!!! Cant wait to make these. My girls are super excited.

June 22, 2008 07:55 PM
Lyn said...

Love them! Can you freeze them? How long do they last in the freezer? Fridge? Please advise us!

June 22, 2008 09:09 PM
chinamomxtwo said...

just wondering why the life saver gummies look sugared? did you roll them in sugar before using them? I have some but they are ‘plain’ gummies……thanks!
LOVE these! tho I think the cupcakes are my fave :)

June 22, 2008 10:29 PM
Bakerella said...

Stephanie – I couldn’t resist

Renee Graham – You can make the entire things in advance. They will last for several days if kept in an airtight container. If you do something like these though, the bears may start to get soft so I would stick with the regular pops with sprinkles and you should be fine.

Katie – thanks!

HoneyB – Hope they are a hit!

Ashley – yeah, a lot of places sell these. I actually get them at a cake supply retail store. But amazon is a good general place for people who don’t want to set up multiple accounts to purchase from. They sell just about everything.

Tanya – Wilton makes a crinkle cutter. You can see it in this post:

link to

morgana – Thanks! I thought you might like these.

Rosanne – glad you like them

landa – thanks!

cookemila – thank you cooke!

Miss Theresa – super-duper thanks!

Angela – glad the coloring worked out. And I guess there’s a few of us with beach bears on the mind. I just saw some others yesterday on flickr that were really cute!

??????? ????????? I’m so glad you like them.

Deshona – Good luck.

Lyn – I haven’t tried freezing them, but they last for several days in an airtight container.

chinamomxtwo – nope, they actually came that way. Pre-sugared.

June 23, 2008 02:26 AM
Kimberly said...

Wow! I recently discovered your site and I LOVE it! How cute! I have been decorating cakes for about 7 years now, but I have never done such neat things as this with cupcakes! My nickname at home is cupcake due to some recent events with the kindergarteners I teach. I actually just added that story to my blog…
Anyway, great site! Keep up the amazing creativity! :)

June 23, 2008 04:10 AM
SUGAR HIGH! said...

hi…i’m a fan of your blog. i love your creative ideas and your excellent photos. keep up the good work.

June 23, 2008 06:24 AM
devona said...

your ideas are amazing. i am new to your blog and just love to see what you’ve come up with. cant wait to see more!

June 23, 2008 12:53 PM
Stephanie said...

These are SO friggin cute!! How clever!

June 23, 2008 01:36 PM
Patricia Scarpin said...

I’m in love with the ones with bikinis!

June 23, 2008 04:15 PM
Claire said...

OMG too incredibly cute!! great idea

June 23, 2008 05:01 PM
chelle's winks said...

stopped in by chance. I love these cupcakes and recipes. I knew you were good just by looking at the pictures and as I kept reading…Martha Stewart herself…WOW…that’s a neat story. I’ve got you marked and will continue to visit for recipes and ideas….thanks, I’m impressed!!!!!

June 23, 2008 06:56 PM
Gina Geigley said...

Cute! Love the new blog look too!!

June 24, 2008 01:14 AM
Nicole said...

too cute!
i can’t wait to see what kind of pops you make next!

June 24, 2008 01:51 AM
Bakerella said...

Kimberly – Welcome cupcake!

SUGAR HIGH! – Thanks and I’ll try.

devona – More cuteness on the way (I hope).

Stephanie – thanks!

Patricia Scarpin – Itty bitty cute bikinis

Claire- thanks!

chelle’s winks – Come back anytime!

Geigley – Oh good. I’m glad. I was nervous making the switchover.

Nicole – I have some cute ones on the way.

June 24, 2008 03:49 AM
The Blonde Duck said...

These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I just stumbled across your blog and will be stopping in again. These would be perfect for a party!

June 24, 2008 10:53 AM
jackieo said...

love the beach pops and cupcakes. can’t wait to try them for my next pool party. also, love the new look for the website.

June 24, 2008 10:57 AM
Shephalli said...

Hi Bakerella,

Love the new look.


June 24, 2008 02:55 PM
Ingrid said...

I like your blog’s new look!

June 24, 2008 02:57 PM
lfamily5 said...

I love the new look…the blog looks great!

June 24, 2008 03:59 PM
Angela said...

lovely, new look to your blog!

June 24, 2008 07:17 PM
cakebrain said...

I just love the idea of using those cute graham bear cookies and candies!

June 25, 2008 03:58 AM
Robyn said...

OMG! Those are the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

June 25, 2008 07:59 AM
Amy said...

Very cute! And I love the new blog look.

June 25, 2008 04:10 PM
Bakerella said...

The Blonde Duck – hope you come back for more cute stuff

jackieo, Shephalli, Ingrid, lfamily5, Angela – glad you guys like the new look.

cakebrain – fun, huh.

Robyn – Thanks Robyn!

Amy – Thanks, and now my pics can be a little bigger too!

June 25, 2008 11:09 PM
Leslie said...

love them..just love them!!

June 26, 2008 02:16 AM
Caitycake said...

Hi Bakerella,
I love the pops, they are adorible!I made a birthday cake just like that for my 14th bithday (pool party), it was so cute, i had a lifeguard stand and palm trees. I ove how you made it into pops.
Oh, and please visit my sire again, i finally uploaded pictures of my party and my sweets artwork.
Thanks so much
P.S.-love the new format!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m taking a graphic design class next year so i’ll hopefully be able to make my blog as cool as yours. :)

June 26, 2008 04:02 AM
Tracey in WA said...

Love the new look of your blog!!! These pops are so cute! I have made these teddy’s before on a cake, so nice to see other ways to use them, thanks again for the inspiration!!!

June 26, 2008 04:14 PM
Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, these are the cutest ever!!! I wish one of my kids had a summer birthday so I could make them!! I made the regular cupcake pops for both of my kids for a year-end treat at school. My daughter picked pink chocolate, my son yellow. They were a BIG hit in both classes!! Now my daughter wants them for her next birthday treat for school (in January). I may make these pool ones for the year-end treat next year. In May it’s already pool weather in southern GA!!

Thanks for all the great recipes! I have the sprite cake baking as I “speak”!!


June 26, 2008 06:53 PM
RachelBarker said...

I’m a first time looker on the blog. O MY…You are amazing!!! I’m excited to watch, try and learn all that you do. :)

June 27, 2008 12:39 AM
Andrea said...

I love these! I hope I can get those cute little bears around here (the Netherlands)because I really want to make these!
Thanks for all the inspiration!

June 27, 2008 09:00 PM
Bakerella said...

Leslie – I’m glad you do

Caitycake – you’ll like learning graphic design.

Tracey in WA – I know. They are perfect for playing.

Michelle – I’m glad your kids love the pops. And You’ll like the sprite cake I’m pretty sure.

RachelBarker – Glad you stopped by.

Andrea – I hope you can find them, too. They’re called Teddy Grahams.

June 28, 2008 02:04 PM
Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Now I know why you were nominated for an award..Good golly, you are so amazingly talented!

July 2, 2008 02:58 PM
Bakerella said...

Nina – you’re sweet to say so.

July 3, 2008 12:36 AM
nana said...

wow! I like your color style that you took .It make your bakery look like pretty good

July 9, 2008 09:59 AM
Tartelette said...

These are just adorable! Great work as always!

July 20, 2008 04:30 AM
Lorraine said...

Where do you get the bear cookies? I am in Canada where we have Teddy Grahams but they are tiny. Need big 'uns like yours!


June 10, 2009 06:32 PM
Bakerella said...

Lorraine – They make some that are super tiny in little packets, but these are the regular size teddy grahams.

June 14, 2009 03:54 PM
Sarah J said...

I am hoping to make cake pops for a baby shower (girl). Any adorable ideas?

December 20, 2009 06:40 PM
Maggie said...

you can turn anything into pops?! truly amazing.

March 29, 2010 09:09 PM
Ruthy said...

i love how the teddy bears look like they’ve got boobs…hilarious!!

May 21, 2010 06:42 PM
Ruthy said...

thats what she said…lol just felt like saying that

May 21, 2010 06:43 PM
fan said...

I know this cutter is a tiny bit bigger but it worked well for me and I wanted to share this site since their cutters are so cheap, yet well made.

Anyone can get the wholesale discount of 40% off just buy 3 dozen cutters at one time. You can buy 36 different ones and get the discount.

I own over 300 cutters and still find ones from them I need LOL.

New to making fancy cake pops but do cookie pops all the time.

January 10, 2011 02:38 AM
p.a.g said...

i’m using these for my water party

March 14, 2011 06:05 PM
brianna said...


March 21, 2011 05:14 PM
Anonymous said...

can these be done with cheesecake

June 11, 2011 10:47 AM
Faryal said...

Is there any substitute ring-shaped gummies anyone can think of besides lifesavers? They have gelatin in them so my guests wouldn’t be able to have them. A response would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!

July 5, 2011 07:36 PM
julie mccabe said...

What did you use for the faces on the bears? Thanks!

August 3, 2011 10:51 PM
jackie said...

these would be really cute for baby showers too, with the lil teddy grahams and you could do pink as well :)

March 6, 2012 12:52 AM
Sandi said...

What did you bake them in?

May 24, 2012 05:19 PM
kiii said...

hu looks good yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy good job i need the resicpie

September 8, 2012 01:58 PM
bina said...

THem bearzz


December 9, 2013 07:54 AM
Judy said...


I adore your book! I would really LOVE to make your cake pool party cake pops for my pool exercise class! I want to color the swimsuits to match the swimsuits of my class members.

I bought all the supplies. Even got the markers thru Amazon (I live in a small town).

Then I ran into a snag. I’m a vegetarian, and the Lifesaver gummy rings have gelatin. Gelatin is an animal product. After several weeks of looking at the unopened bag, I gave up and returned it.

I am sad because I still want to make them. I found some organic peach rings at Earthfare, but they are $3 for about 8 rings. It would be too expensive to make a dozen.

Any suggestions? I have taken the buttercream and fondant Wilton courses recently. I’ll be taking the royal icing one next month

You’re very creative, so I hope you can help me find a solution. My class is looking forward to them (I couldn’t keep the secret)


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