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

Queen B. said...

I love your blog ! How on earth do you find time to cook dinner ?
If you need easy, gourmet recipes, I started a blog because I was tired of emailing the recipes to family and friends !!!!!
Try the BBQ Pork Sandwiches (crock pot!) You can bake all day…and have your dinner cooking at the same time !!
I’m going to make your cupcake pops this week ! I’ll post them soon !

October 15, 2008 03:43 PM
Bakerella said...

pea & pear – I'm glad you stumbled in, too!

Queen B. – I don't. I only eat sweets. JJ.

October 16, 2008 03:44 AM
Anonymous said...

I love your blog.I Must confess I’m hooked. I would love to know how to get the bottoms round. To made the puppy pops I had to shave off the excess from the bottoms, but it still wasn’t rounded. Any advice? You are truly inspiring! Keep up the ideas….

October 16, 2008 06:17 PM
Bakerella said...

Try holding the pop in your left hand and tapping your left wrist with your right hand. The gentle tapping will cause the excess to fall off and help create a smooth finish.

Also, twirl it as you go, so one side doesn’t get heavier than the other.

October 19, 2008 08:07 PM
Amy said...

I did make the puppy pops, and I like to use Ghirardelli white chocolate for the coating because I am unable to get your brand of candy melts here. The food writers definitely did not work. I didn't think to order the brand that you had. After making many pathetic-looking dogs, I stopped using the pens altogether and made puppies with only eyes and noses made out of the mini m&m halves. No mouth. They were still plenty cute. I was surprised that the ears weren't near as hard as I'd expected.

October 22, 2008 04:04 AM
Amy said...

To clarify–by “the ears weren’t hard,” I’m referring to difficulty, not to actual hardness. The freezer made them plenty hard so they easily popped off the spoon. I didn’t even need to use a sharpie to make an outline.

October 22, 2008 04:07 AM
Bakerella said...

Amy – I’m so glad you were able to get things to work out. And I’m sure they are just as cute. Kudos for trying them.

October 23, 2008 12:12 AM
Faye fly said...

wow !! wat a cute thing ^^ it;s a art !! i love ur blog very much !

October 25, 2008 04:54 AM
Bakerella said...

thanks a bunch!

October 27, 2008 02:52 AM
claire said...

I made these puppy pops for my son’s puppy themed birthday party – they are So cute and were a big hit! I smashed tootsie rolls and shaped them in to ears – They looked cute, and I think they were a little more durable than the chocolate ones. (Only draw-back was that they could be only one color – worked fine for 3 year olds though!:))

October 5, 2009 01:03 AM
Erin said...

Love them! I’ve been a cake decorator for 10 years now, and I never even thought of putting cake on a stick. Love it! I’ve got a tip though that would make these dogs easier to make. Tootsie rolls softened in the micro work great for puppy ears. I’ve done it on cupcakes before. You could probably get two ears out of one tootsie roll.
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. You seem like you would be fun to hang out with too :) I agree that you should get a show on the Food Network :)

December 9, 2009 09:43 PM
ellabella said...

OMG!!! Those are soooo cute! You HAVE to make cat ones too! ( :

February 21, 2010 05:47 PM
michelle Bergeson said...

I might try and make these for Dr Seuss Read Across America…

Go, Dog Go Book?

any other suggestions for 22 kids (1st Graders) for Dr Seuss?

February 28, 2010 11:04 AM
Emily said...

I am making these for my little boys 2nd birthday party. I am wondering how far in advance can you make them??? I need them next Sat. but have time to work on them now…..hmmmm……….wondering………

March 14, 2010 02:51 PM
Maggie said...

So cute. I think I’ll make these for my dogs birthday. Yes I said my dogs birthday. I won’t them to him of course but I always find any occasion to bake and I will decorate them to look like my dog!

April 5, 2010 02:16 PM
Angie said...

These are AWESOME!! We made them for my daughter’s 11th birthday, & she absolutely loved them!!! Thank you!!

July 13, 2010 12:33 AM
Jo said...

C-U-T-E!!!!!! I am addicted to your cake pops and dogs, so this is a perfect combination!

September 16, 2010 11:37 AM
Anonymous said...

those are soooooooo cute i might have to try those out sometime. :)

October 17, 2010 05:10 PM
roserocks21 said...

you are so talented my mom could never make anything that good

October 17, 2010 05:12 PM
Anonymous said...

what the hell those are hidious i hate you

October 17, 2010 05:13 PM
Jocelyn said...

How do you attach the collar? I made pops once and had trouble keeping them from sliding down the stick. Any suggestions?

January 27, 2011 03:41 PM
dalys said...

I love this pop dogs idea, I will definetly try them for my girl Star Week at the prek, I know the kids will love them.
tks for sharing.

April 22, 2011 02:28 PM
sophie sussman said...

you should make penis pops

March 12, 2012 12:11 PM
Aaliyah said...

Hah!Really cool but i hate PeanutButter but I would love love love love the color on mine help?

August 31, 2012 03:56 PM
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