Monday, September 8, 2008

Puppy Pops

Puppy Pops

Check out these cute little canine cake pops that are sure to make your kids beg for more.

Here’s what you’ll need to decorate:
Cake pops
Chocolate candy melts
White candy melts
Peanut butter candy melts
Candy writers (dark brown, white)
Edible ink pen
Plastic spoons
Squeeze Bottle
Mini M&M’s
Life Savers candies

Puppy Pop Decorating

Cake Pops (process described here)

  • They can be dipped in chocolate, white or peanut butter candy coating for variations.
  • These were made with chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting.

Make the ears

  • Draw an elongated tear drop shape on the back of a plastic spoon with a Sharpie.
  • Turn the spoon over.
  • Trace the shape with a candy writer or either use a squeeze bottle filled with melted candy coating.
  • Fill the inside of the ear shape with candy coating.
  • Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
  • Remove and pop the ears off the spoon and store in a safe place until ready to use. These can even be made the night before.

Now for the noses

  • Cut mini size m&m’s in half or
  • Use a candy writer to draw your nose on wax paper and allow to dry until ready to use. These can also be made the night before.


  • Use squeeze bottle or candy writer to “glue” the pieces on the pop.
  • Place a drop of melted candy coating on the back of pre-made nose and place on pop.
  • Draw the eyes and mouth using the edible ink pen.
  • Use glue method to attach the ears and candies for the collars. Hold each for a few seconds until set.
  • Allow the Puppy Pops to dry and serve. Be careful with them, though. Their ears will be fragile.

Puppy Pops

Lisa said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Those are just adorable. What a great idea. I’m curious as to what the occasion was for these :) How on earth do you get them so perfectly round? They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

September 8, 2008 02:55 AM
Mandy said...

The puppies are so cute! Another ingeniuos creation. I could stare at them for a long time..

September 8, 2008 03:07 AM
Anna said...

you are so awesome and creative. these are great!!

September 8, 2008 03:13 AM
Bridget said...

OH!!! These are so, so, so adorable! Wow! You need a book!

September 8, 2008 03:20 AM
Anonymous said...

I adore these! Such a fun & clever project. You are awesome!

Your instructions are explained so clearly. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous ideas!

September 8, 2008 03:22 AM
gingela5 said...

Oh my gosh! Those are so cute!

September 8, 2008 03:26 AM
Heather said...

i am IN LOVE with these. i think i will make them for my doggie’s birthday in march!

September 8, 2008 03:31 AM
justJENN said...

Awesome dawgs!

September 8, 2008 03:34 AM
Mrs. D said...

These are adorable…you are such an inspiration!

September 8, 2008 03:53 AM
Lisa magicsprinkles said...

You are so totally my hero.

September 8, 2008 04:05 AM
springhill chef said...

i am always so amazed every time i visit your blog…so talented.
where do you get your inspiration? if this is just your hobby, you should reconsider :) you rock girl!!!

September 8, 2008 04:19 AM
CC said...

These are soooo cute! You are so creative and imaginative.

September 8, 2008 04:46 AM
Shannon said...

Oh my gosh they’re adorable! I love the little Lifesaver collars.

September 8, 2008 05:21 AM
lise said...

Awesome! I really have to bake more often. It shouldn’t be to hard to make cats either, after your model. Thank you for being creative!

September 8, 2008 05:50 AM
tanya said...

These are so adorable! What a cute idea.

September 8, 2008 06:25 AM
me said...

these are too cute! thanks for sharing the recipe too. my kids will have a ball with these.

September 8, 2008 07:38 AM
Robyn said...

And you are doing a book…right??? Come on all your works are too darling! thanks for sharing come by and say hello when you get a chance!

September 8, 2008 07:58 AM
Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wow! Wow that all I have to say!

September 8, 2008 08:26 AM
HoneyB said...

So adorable!

September 8, 2008 08:53 AM
Iron Chef Shellie said...

omg toooooo cute!!

September 8, 2008 09:13 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, these are just too cute! You are so talented.

September 8, 2008 10:33 AM
Cynde said...

These are so darling. They don’t look like they’re edible. Just Too Cute!

September 8, 2008 11:01 AM

WOW, you are always a creative person… this is so cute!!!…love it.


September 8, 2008 12:15 PM
heidi said...

you are simple amazing!

September 8, 2008 12:23 PM
Jamieanne said...

These are by far my favorite pops! It’s already been said, but you are so talented and creative, and thank you for sharing all of your creations with us!

September 8, 2008 12:40 PM
Lori Haynes said...

Those are the cutest things I have ever seen! If I can find a day or 2 that I have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do, I will surely try them!!!

September 8, 2008 12:58 PM
Mia said...

Those ARE cute.. but geeze, after all that work I wouldn’t let anyone even TOUCH one, let alone eat it *grin*

September 8, 2008 01:27 PM
Shephalli said...

These are so cute!! and Congratulations on the Cupcake Challange win.

September 8, 2008 01:35 PM
The Roper's said...

You are amazing! I look forward to your blog posts! You do such fun stuff!

September 8, 2008 01:35 PM
Jodie said...

these are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Great job!

September 8, 2008 02:54 PM
Marsha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I too want to know how you get them so round – I’ve made the cake pops, with much success, but the bottoms are a little flat – still pretty though!


September 8, 2008 03:13 PM
Angela said...

That is great – I guess technically you could use the same technique with cats, just make the ears different!

I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Halloween!


September 8, 2008 03:17 PM
ThatGirl said...

I love how you lay out the instructions as if we’re all capable of recreating them. So cute!

I bought one of the camera lenses you recommended, it should be here on the 10th!

September 8, 2008 03:53 PM
Atticelf said...

My kids would be in heaven if I made these. Thanks for sharing; you are truly an artist!

September 8, 2008 03:57 PM
cakes_are_fun said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! Do you ever sleep?

September 8, 2008 05:13 PM
Dana said...

LUV them.

September 8, 2008 05:28 PM
Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, my goodness – my sister is gonna love these! She has two dogs… :)

September 8, 2008 05:29 PM
Katrina said...

You amaze me with this “cake pop” talent of yours! What will you come up with next? CUTE little doggies!

September 8, 2008 05:32 PM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Too Cute! You are always coming up with new creations…love them!

September 8, 2008 05:42 PM
sharyl said...

i am at a loss for words… i just wanna hug all your puppy pops when i saw them. great job!

September 8, 2008 06:01 PM
mommy2twindaughters said...

I could die from the cuteness! I love when you post the cake pops in different themes. For Halloween I was thinking of trying them for the first time and try and shape them like pumpkins…I will see how they turn out. You are so creative and love checking out your new projects!

September 8, 2008 06:30 PM
M Crew said...

What are you going to come up with next!?! You are a genius and I only wish I was as talented. ;)

September 8, 2008 06:33 PM
The Cookie Girl said...

Girl you really got it going on with these Pups! LOL
I love them. another great creation.

September 8, 2008 07:03 PM
Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Those are darling! I love them!

September 8, 2008 07:27 PM
Anna said...

Those are almost too cute to eat!!! I will have to make these the next time me and my dog-loving friends get together for an outing to a dog park :)

September 8, 2008 08:18 PM
Anonymous said...

You’re got my creative juices flowing – thanks! I’ve got a ton of ideas for making cake pops now – like baby pops for baby showers (Wilton makes little mini candy pacifiers you could stick in them), bride and groom ones, cat, pig, sheep, cow…you name it, I’ve started to think about it!

September 9, 2008 12:12 AM
Cheryl said...

STOP IT! Don’t you know you’re killing us with the cute! Seriously, when are you going to do a book?

September 9, 2008 12:18 AM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Oh my gosh!! You are brilliant! You are truly one of the most creative people I’ve ever “met” (even though we’ve not actually met, I feel like I know you!)!!! These puppies are so darn cute! You absolutely must write a book … I know so many people (including me!) who would buy it! Fantastic!! :)

September 9, 2008 02:17 AM
holly said...

Shut UP! I love these!!!!!!!!! OMG, I can’t wait to make them!!! You are WAY too creative!

September 9, 2008 02:52 AM
SarahHub said...

Super, super cute!

You are so good! You may just knock Martha off her throne one day…

September 9, 2008 03:17 AM
Bakerella said...

Hey everyone – I’m so glad you liked these. Hope you’re not getting tired of them, because I have more ideas in store.

Lisa – no occasion… just playing.

springhill chef – it’s a hobby right now.

lise – cats will be cute, too!

Marsha – patience.

Angela – just wait… they’ll be cute!

ThatGirl – you’ll love that lens.

cakes_are_fun – less and less.

sharyl – that’s cute.

mommy2twindaughters – don’t do that – you’ll miss out on the Halloween ones.

M Crew – wait and see.

And maybe I should start working on a book. I just need another me.

September 9, 2008 04:03 AM
Jenn said...

Just when I thought your cake pops couldn’t get any cuter…

These are sooo cute!!

September 9, 2008 04:04 AM
kira said...

these are 2 cute! love the flappy ears!

September 9, 2008 05:32 AM
Tara said...

soooooo, so cute!! :)

September 9, 2008 02:53 PM
Patty said...

Bow-WOW! Not only for kids, I know many adults who will bark with excitement for these!

September 9, 2008 03:02 PM
morethanamom2four said...

Those are the cutest!

September 9, 2008 05:09 PM
Sarah S. said...

Very very cute! Unfortunately I just threw a puppy birthday party on the 5th for my step daughter. These would have been perfect for it. :D I may still have to try it ‘just because’ sometime.

September 9, 2008 08:00 PM
Jess said...

I love it! Great techniques…like others, I started thinking of all the other animals you could make using this as the model.

September 9, 2008 08:23 PM
Dawn said...

I don’t know what else to say about these that hasn’t already been said! They are AMAZING, right down to the photo. I love how the lollipop stick wraps around the “O” in the graphic. Is that done in Photoshop?

September 9, 2008 08:53 PM
Ana and Savannah (Warrior Princess!) said...

You are genius! I am always amazed by the beautiful creations that you come up with!

September 9, 2008 10:22 PM
Bakerella said...

Jenn – just wait… I have more in store.

kira – thanks

Tara – glad you like!

Patty – Ruff! Ruff!

morethanamom2four – thanks

Sarah S. – they would have been perfect!

Jess – fun, huh!

Dawn – Photoshop… you guessed it.

Ana and Savannah (Warrior Princess!) – thanks my friend!

September 10, 2008 12:57 AM
Anonymous said...’ve done it yet again. My little guys are obsessed with puppies lately..I so cant wait to make these for them. You need your own show on the FOOD NETWORK!!!! Some of us should ban together and write the serioulsy should have your own show. I would even love a youtube webcast once a week*fingers crossed*

September 10, 2008 01:57 AM
Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness…you are my hero!
Can you please please pretty please do us all a big favor and post your Halloween ideas early on, so us losers have time to ape your greatness by the time Halloween rolls around? Pleeeeeeeeease!

September 10, 2008 04:06 AM
Erin said...

I just want you to know that not only did I order gourmet writting pens, I have been searching far and wide for the old Mr. Sprinkles!!I’ve just started blogging and you are so inspirational! Thanks for all the cute ideas!

September 10, 2008 05:20 AM
Michelle Baker said...

You have outdone yourself this time! How DO you get the chocolate to look so smooth? I used the kroger bark when I did mine and had a horrible time getting it to look so good!

…and are cats next? :)

September 10, 2008 02:57 PM
Natalie... said...

You are amazing!! I wish I could pull things off half as good as this!! The dogs are so cute and I must agree they are perfectly round!

September 10, 2008 03:47 PM
Anonymous said...

I wonder, would tootsie rolls be too heavy for the ears? I wonder if that would be easier no?

September 10, 2008 06:36 PM
Nancy said...

Okay so the dogs are just too darn cute!! Love them! A friend and I attempted just the regular ones for the first time the other day! You can check them out here:
link to
Thanks for the inspiration!

September 10, 2008 08:17 PM
Bassie said...

How long in advance can you make cake pops?

September 10, 2008 09:17 PM
Skeeto said...

You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’d love to see your house!!!
Continued inspired ideas!!

September 10, 2008 09:31 PM
thrilled by the thought said...

Too cute!

September 10, 2008 11:28 PM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – thanks for the vote of confidence.

Anonymous – okay, I’ll try!

Erin – you’ll love the pens. I’ve only used the black ones, but they work great.

Michelle Baker – Basically, I just tap the excess off. Tapping it also helps it smooth out.

Natalie – thanks

Anonymous – maybe if you cut them in half lengthwise.

Nancy – will do.

Bassie – A few days is fine.

Skeeto – Thanks!

thrilled by the thought – thanks!

Jaime – glad you like them

September 11, 2008 01:25 AM
Sue Sparks said...

These are the cutest ever! SO creative! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing! Also, I may have to go camera shopping:)

September 11, 2008 04:29 AM
Sue Sparks said...

P.S. I may have to make black puppy pops since I have a black lab:)

September 11, 2008 04:32 AM
Adrienne said...

I just made some “dino eggs” cake pops, but am now second guessing that puppies might be killer for the 4 year olds birthday on Saturday! Love it.

September 11, 2008 05:20 AM
lizzy-loo said...

oh my goodness! so cute, thanks for sharing

September 11, 2008 05:43 AM
Amanda said...

OMG! You are really amazing, I am always in awe when I come here, adorable!!!!

September 11, 2008 01:46 PM
Amy said...

How perfect! My daughter wants to have a doggie birthday party next month (she will be 4). These will be perfect! Any idea how Funfetti cake tastes with the cream cheese frosting?

September 11, 2008 08:09 PM
Bakerella said...

Sue Sparks – no problem. Godd luck with the pops.

Blogger Adrienne – they’d be impressive for sure.

lizzy-loo – you’re welcome

Amanda – thanks!

Amy – I’ll take a guess and say great!

My order of preference is
1 Red Velvet
2 Chocolate
3 Vanilla

September 12, 2008 12:35 AM
Durrant said...

Okay I have to say I have been somewhat obsessed with your blog since I first saw it! I have made the cupcake pops a few times and they have been a huge hit! You are so talented and creative. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

September 12, 2008 12:37 AM
Lauriebelle said...

Awwwww…These are so darn cute!

September 12, 2008 04:20 AM
til mitt drømmehjørne said...

Hey there!
Looking at you on Marthas show. I hope you have started to sell your coockies as Martha told you to do, thay are amazing!
Best wishes to you from Henriette form Norway!

September 12, 2008 03:09 PM
Lisa said...

These are just adorable. I just made my first cupcake bites. Not as pretty as yours but fun to make to pass the hurricane away.

September 14, 2008 03:30 PM
Edra "Jayne" said...

Too cute!

September 14, 2008 04:52 PM
jenny said...

aaaahhhhhhh! i just had to scream because these were so cute!!!! i love dogs so i am loving these!

any ideas for cake pops, cakes or cupcakes with a star wars theme? my son’s bday is coming up in early november and i need ideas.

September 15, 2008 12:43 AM
Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Those are just too dog-gone cute! Thanks fro the step-by-step!

September 15, 2008 01:13 AM
aterwilliger said...

Have you ever made brownie pops? Sounds like a rich and delicious twist! I love all your stuff! Keep it up.

September 15, 2008 10:10 PM
Bakerella said...

Durrant – My pleasure.

Lauriebelle- glad you like ’em

til mitt drømmehjørne – thanks Henriette from Norway!

Lisa – they’ll definitely keep you preoccupied.

Edra “Jayne” – thanks!

jenny – star wars – how about yoda cakes or storm troopers. You could have a lot of fun with those.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog – you’re welcome.

aterwilliger – defintiely. It’s on my list.

September 15, 2008 11:29 PM
charlavail said...

Those are too cute. I was really inspired by your recipe for these “pops” so I made these for a four year olds birthday party:
link to


September 16, 2008 01:22 AM
Bakerella said...

Charlavail – Awesome job. I’m sure they were thrilled!!!

And I’m jealous of that fridge. I don’t have any extra space in mine.

September 17, 2008 12:47 AM
charlavail said...

Thank you! I also made a wall-e cake and it was kind of funny because they all reached for the eve-pops and ignored the cake haha. Yes, it took quite a bit of rearranging to make them fit.

Thanks for the inspiration!

September 17, 2008 03:15 AM
morgana said...

cute cute cute cute & cute… Lovely cake pops. I was on holydays last week and this has been a beautiful wellcome surprise for me. ;-) You're awesome.

September 17, 2008 09:14 AM
Stacy said...

These are so great. I am new to the blog (and love it) but wonder how you serve these or keep them upright?? And does it have to be cream cheese frosting or will other frosting work??

September 19, 2008 09:24 PM
Bakerella said...

charlavail – that’s funny.

morgana – welcome back, I missed ya.

Stacy – you can stick them into a styrofoam block. And you can use any flavor cake and frosting combo you like.

September 20, 2008 02:32 AM
Gis said...

sweetie, this is so great, i love it :D :D i am not a cooker but i enjoy so muc looking at the creative sweets you come up with in your blog :D thanks for sharing your creativity :D

September 21, 2008 02:45 AM
Bakerella said...

gis – glad you like everything. Thanks for taking time to say so.

September 23, 2008 12:40 AM
LolliCakes said...

Once again…so CUTE!!! I also wanted to say that I bought some different food markers from a nationwide craft store and returned them after they didn’t work on the chocolate…I have ordered the brand you recommended and look forward to making jack-o-lantern pops…what can I say, you got the idea rolling of what else to do with your pops!

September 25, 2008 04:09 AM
Bakerella said...

Yeah, I think you’ll like the americolor ones. At least the black ones anyway. Those are the ones I know work for sure.

September 25, 2008 04:24 AM
Queen Bee said...

You are amazing! I am really new to the whole world of blogging. You have inspired me to bake again and to start a blog!! I made your cupcake pops for work and my babyshower themed pops are on my blog.
Keep the great ideas coming.

September 26, 2008 12:55 AM
pea & pear said...

oh!!!! I just think you are absolutely brilliant!!!!! I am having so much fun searching around your blog.. so glad to have stumbled in your direction :)

October 13, 2008 10:56 AM
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