Monday, January 4, 2010

Snowman Cake Pops

I made these snowmen pops last year and just never got around to posting them. I think they are pretty darn cute. The black confetti sprinkles are perfect for two eyes made out of coal. The noses are orange sunflower seeds. The mouths are drawn on with a black edible ink pen.

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The hats are made from regular and mini size Oreos.

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Cookies make them even more awesome don’t you think.

Want to make some? Follow the basic instructions for cake pops and use the following to decorate:

White candy melts
Black confetti sprinkles
Orange sunflower seeds
Black edible ink pen
Regular Oreos
Miniature Oreos
Toothpicks
Styrofoam block

  • Prepare the hats first. Separate Oreos and remove the creme center. The miniature Oreos can get a lot of crumbs stuck to the side of the creme center, so take a toothpick and scrape the surface off for a white edge.
  • Use some of the melted coating to attach the miniature Oreo to the regular size Oreo half and set aside.
  • Dip the cake pops and while the coating is still wet, attach the sunflower seed nose and the Oreo hat and let dry.
  • Then attach the confetti sprinkle eyes by dotting on a small amount of coating with a toothpick and attach the sprinkles.
  • Draw the mouths with the edible ink pen and let dry standing in a styrofoam block.

And voila … Snowman Cake Pops … or Snowhead Cake Pops … nevermind.

Now these are pretty cute like I said before… they remind me of what a snowman would look if I tried to build one in the yard. Not that we ever really get that much snow here. They are more like ice men than snowmen in the south. But this weekend I was thinking about them and I decided they were a just little too generic.

So I decided to try something a little more iconic.

Prepare yourself. These really are cute.

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Stop it. I can hardly believe they are real and I made them.

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The hats were made by tinting white candy coating with black candy color to get a dark gray. Then the coating was poured into these candy molds.

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Now, if you want a more floppy hat look like the ones in the back of this photo, then try dipping Reese’s in the gray candy color.

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Unwrap them first… but you knew that. And make sure the coating has cooled off or else it will melt the candies before you can attach them to the hat base.

Want to make some of these? These are more involved, but you can do it. I know you can because a lot of you have been sending me some fantastic pics of snowmen. With licorice scarves and Rolo hats. Keep em coming. Follow the basic instructions for cake pops and use the following to decorate:

White candy melts
White confetti sprinkles
Red mini M&M’s
Black edible ink pen
Red edible ink pen
Black candy color
Pink jumbo confetti sprinkles (You can find jumbo flower sprinkles and you can skip drawing the petals. I just didn’t have any on hand.
Blue confetti sprinkles
Toothpicks
Orange gumdrops
Japanese somen noodles (you can also use pasta, it’s just a little thicker.)
Disc candy mold
Cordial cup candy mold
Reese’s (optional)

  • Prepare the hats first. Melt candy coating and add candy coloring until the desired shade of gray is achieved.
  • Pour coating in the molds and place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.
  • When completely dry, remove and attach the top of the hat to the base by using some melted candy coating.
  • Then attach a pink jumbo sprinkle to the hat using a small amount of candy coating. Next attach a smaller blue confetti sprinkle on top of the pink one. If you can find jumbo flower sprinkles, you can skip drawing the petals on.
  • With a black edible ink pen draw on the hat details if you like. But be prepared to suck up the ink in your edible in pens.
  • Now dip the cake pops in white candy coating. Before the coating sets, attach the hats to the snowman head.
  • Use a new block of styrofoam… one that hasn’t been used for cake pops before. Because you will want these to stand straight up due to the weight of the hat. If you use old styrofoam, the integrity of the holes may be compromised and they might fall over.
  • When they are completely dry, attach the nose and eyes using more melted candy coating.
  • Draw on the mouths and the eye details with the black edible ink pen.
  • Then cut some orange gumdrops into smaller shapes.
  • Use a toothpick to drill a small hole in the cake pop mouth.
  • Break noodles down into one inch pieces and insert one end into the gumdrop shape and the other into the mouth for pipes. By the way these will be extremely delicate, so space them out in the styrofoam.
  • Note: you can also drill holes into a wood block to guarantee straight holes.

Oh yeah…

Happy New Year!!!

You know I had to kick it off with cake pops, so hope you like em.

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Heather said...

Oh my goodness, the Frosty cake pops are absolutely adorable! Too cute!

January 4, 2010 12:28 AM
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Emily said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Those are too cute! I thought the reindeer were amazing, but these are unbelievable! Wow!

January 4, 2010 12:28 AM
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Nicole said...

THESE
ARE
AMAZING!!! and now I MUST try them!!!!! lol

January 4, 2010 12:29 AM
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Tina said...

omgoodness! the Frosty ones are spot on!

January 4, 2010 12:33 AM
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Kaitlin said...

Adorable!!

January 4, 2010 12:34 AM
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Gina said...

Cutest thing ever! Bakerella you are a genius!

January 4, 2010 12:37 AM
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Taija said...

So darn cute!! You are a wonder!

January 4, 2010 12:37 AM
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Ashley Jones from Dallas said...

My jaw just dropped when I saw those. Wow!

January 4, 2010 12:38 AM
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Deb said...

Sooo cute! You’ve really outdone your self this time.

January 4, 2010 12:38 AM
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Aaron Greenwood said...

Seriously you just overdid it. I thought the mini PW cookbooks were insane but this frosty look alike is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing. LOVE IT!

I think you and I were meant to be the best of friends…

January 4, 2010 12:39 AM
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esther said...

love love love.

January 4, 2010 12:39 AM
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Valerie! said...

I cannot believe how cute these are! As always, I’m impressed with (and envious of) your talent!

January 4, 2010 12:40 AM
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Kate said...

Seriously, Bakerella? SERIOUSLY??

These are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

January 4, 2010 12:43 AM
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Circle F said...

my first time to comment here although I regularly check out your site. You are SO talented. My daughter in law has made cake balls for Christmas the last two years and checks out your site for inspiration. Thanks for all the creative and cute ideas!

January 4, 2010 12:44 AM
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Laurie H said...

ACK!!! Just when I think you can’t get any cuter….. you are!

January 4, 2010 12:46 AM
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Wendy said...

Sweet! With all the snow we have in New York and my absolute love of snowmen, your timing is impecable!

January 4, 2010 12:46 AM
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Karen said...

My son is going to absolutely love the Frosty Pops! Of course, the idea of trying to make them kinda terrifies me but he’ll at least love seeing the pictures :)

January 4, 2010 12:55 AM
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Andrea R. said...

So ridiculously cute! I might just have to make these!

January 4, 2010 01:00 AM
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Jennie Larsen said...

LOVE THE SNOWMAN pops… w/ the cute mini oreo’s … to cute! HELP? WHERE is the recipe to make just your original round cake pops.. I have searched, but still no luck! LOVE UR SITE!

January 4, 2010 01:01 AM
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Kathy C. said...

AWESOME, just AWESOME!!!

Happy New Year and THANK YOU for all your baking goodness! ;-)

January 4, 2010 01:01 AM
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Amy said...

I loved the first snowman pops, and I nearly passed out when I saw the second! SO AWESOME!

January 4, 2010 01:03 AM
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Emily said...

Adorable!!

January 4, 2010 01:05 AM
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Anthonette said...

Is there anything you can’t make? Your talent is amazing!

January 4, 2010 01:13 AM
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Lauren said...

LOVE these!! I thought the first ones were sooo cute but I kept scrolling and it gets even better. This is my first time commenting but I have been reading your posts for awhile. Your ideas are simply amazing!

January 4, 2010 01:14 AM
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bakerella said...

Thanks guys!

Jennie Larsen – it’s hyperlinked in the post

“basic cake pop instructions” above.

January 4, 2010 01:16 AM
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Nichole VanBruggen said...

SO CUTE! The frosty pops are perfect! They look just like him!

January 4, 2010 01:17 AM
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Lana said...

How cute!!

January 4, 2010 01:20 AM
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Amy said...

OMG! Too freaking cute!

January 4, 2010 01:29 AM
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Annette said...

I love these! They are so cute! I tried making the oreo truffles a few days before christmas and I had a hard time getting them to be completely covered, and they lost their shape while i was dipping them…. they tasted great though. How do you get your to cover so nicely?

January 4, 2010 01:31 AM
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Connie said...

Oh my, those are adorable.

January 4, 2010 01:37 AM
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Jamie said...

Those are so cute! You are so creative, I love seeing what you come up with!

January 4, 2010 01:40 AM
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Liz said...

I love the Frosty details – the hat and pipe are SO cute.

January 4, 2010 01:41 AM
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Paula said...

Fantásticos!!!! felicidades eres la maestra ;)

Saludos desde España. Paula

January 4, 2010 01:47 AM
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Alzira said...

I have to say Bakerella, that it sometimes annoys me how amazing your creations look. I bake cakes as a 2nd job and you really inspire me to make my creations look as awe inspiring as yours do.

January 4, 2010 01:49 AM
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Audrey said...

Both ways result in super cute pops! Been checking every so often tonight for your post…always look forward to it!!

January 4, 2010 01:50 AM
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ButterYum said...

I’m in awe of your creativity! I think the first ones look like the snowman in the Pixar Short film (the one stuck in the snow globe)…. and the second reminds me of the snowman from the Classic Christmas movie – Frosty.

:)
ButterYum

January 4, 2010 01:51 AM
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Very C_U_T_E!
Frosty is my favorite movie, I love when he says
“Happy Birthday”
All your creations are amazing :)

January 4, 2010 01:53 AM
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Choyu Brandon said...

Ughhh!!! Another cute creation I MUST MAKE! =) They are so awesome! I love both creations, the 2nd ones seem more refined! KEY-UTENESS

January 4, 2010 01:57 AM
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christy a said...

The frosty pops are the cutest things ever! Adorable!!

January 4, 2010 01:57 AM
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Aurora said...

DAMN!!! You are so CREATIVE and TALENTED!!!!! These “Frosty’s” are so Darned Cute!!

Where did your creativity come from? just curious. I think I got mine from my Maternal Grandmother.

January 4, 2010 01:58 AM
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Alyssa said...

AHHH! LOVE THEM!!! i don’t know how you do it but you are my HERO! :D

January 4, 2010 02:00 AM
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Heather said...

No way! These frosty fellas are BEYOND adorable. You should put together a coffee table style book of your cake pops. I know I would look at it over and over and over.

You are awesome, Bakerella! I always tell my family that I would invite you and PW to my birthday party. If I was having one. :)

January 4, 2010 02:22 AM
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Cindy said...

Yes 110% love them!!! I just love snowmen. I am going to have to make them. Thank you so much for your posts. I just love your site and look forward to it every week.

January 4, 2010 02:24 AM
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colleen said...

ugh too cute!

January 4, 2010 02:26 AM
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Tamara said...

Wow! You are a serious genius at this cake pop thing!!!

January 4, 2010 02:36 AM
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Jennifer said...

So very cute! Thanks for always inspiring us! I may never make these but it is fun to know it is possible. :)

January 4, 2010 02:47 AM
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Jennifer said...

So, so cute!!

January 4, 2010 02:54 AM
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Angela said...

Bakerella,

I LOVE your photography and backdrops! Your cake pops are great, too! Would love to know what camera, setting and any photo tricks (props, time of day, backdrop) you use to take your pics! They are just amazing!

January 4, 2010 03:08 AM
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Jenny said...

oooh, i wish you had posted these earlier. these are so adorable!!! i’ll have to file this away for next year.
thanks so much for sharing all of your creations.

January 4, 2010 03:17 AM
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Tracie Smith said...

I thought the Sesame Street cake pops were the best thing I’d ever seen, until today…wow! I love these, they’re soooo Frosty!!! Good Job.

January 4, 2010 03:17 AM
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morgana said...

Amazing. They are just PERFECT. I love them. A genius, as always.

I also made mine last year but posted them some days ago. It is hard to believe but this season is almost over and my first cake balls (bizcobolas) are still something to do. I must solve it!!!

Have a perfect 2010, Bakerella.
Cheers from Spain.

January 4, 2010 03:18 AM
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Mel' said...

Wow, these frosty cake pops are too cute!!

Happy New Year Angie!

January 4, 2010 03:22 AM
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erica said...

The sticks…thattake it from cake balls to cake ‘pops’ where do I find those? I’m about to make them for the first time!

January 4, 2010 03:26 AM
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lovey said...

The last year’s version are adorable and could double as little snowmen flaminco dancers with those little hats, but this year’s version is perfection.

January 4, 2010 03:47 AM
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Paola said...

Oh my… they’re great!!! Cutest Frosties ever seen

January 4, 2010 04:59 AM
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Addy said...

I don’t know how you do it, but *every damn time* I think you cannot possibly reinvent these things, you come up with another idea that makes me squeal out loud at my monitor.

January 4, 2010 05:20 AM
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Smita said...

Awesome!!
Sorry I am out of words now…! Love the little snowmen.,..

January 4, 2010 05:32 AM
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K said...

can’t wait to try these out and surprise the kids and their friends! :)

January 4, 2010 05:59 AM
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georgina said...

You are just awesome..These are adorable…

January 4, 2010 06:02 AM
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Lois said...

Too cute! I don’t know how you come up with this stuff!

January 4, 2010 06:05 AM
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Jennlm said...

You, my dear, have out done yourself! These are amazing!

January 4, 2010 06:21 AM
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Annette said...

You are an amazing, talented soul that brings happiness to the world with your creations ;)

January 4, 2010 06:34 AM
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said...

So adorable!

January 4, 2010 06:35 AM
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Vicki said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!!! So creative!!

January 4, 2010 06:38 AM
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Sarah C. said...

LOVE THESE!!!!
Snowmen are my favorite!!

January 4, 2010 06:51 AM
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Missy Craig said...

OMG girl! Sooo cute! My daughter and I were making the reindeer pops at Christmas and she said “Mom you should make snowmen.” I am so glad you did, I will have to show these to her! I love your blog!

January 4, 2010 07:24 AM
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Christy Slack said...

I’m at the airport, I missed my flight, I’m grouchy. These Snowmen Pops made my laugh and got me out of my funk! They are awesome! Thanks for putting a smile on my face! Now if I only had a snowman pop right now…..

January 4, 2010 07:39 AM
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Kathy said...

Frosty is the cutest cake pop I’ve ever seen!

January 4, 2010 07:54 AM
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BethieofVA said...

Lord have mercy, you made my heart go pitter patter.

January 4, 2010 08:04 AM
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4alifetimeoflovingyou said...

I LOVE THEM!! I made cake pops for our Christmas party this year…I have yet to post them!!
I LOVE FOLLOWING your blog!! Keep it up!!

January 4, 2010 08:24 AM
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peachkins said...

amazing cake pops…as always..I love them!

January 4, 2010 08:26 AM
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Karyn said...

OMG! You have outdone yourself!!! These are absolutely amazing! I am a huge Frosty fan (something to do with being named Karyn and having a snowman obsession ever since I was a kid) and these just made my day!

Thanks for sharing!

January 4, 2010 08:29 AM
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faerie said...

Thank you for giving me the first thing to smile about probably all new year. Those are just too cute, and what I needed to start this day.

January 4, 2010 08:33 AM
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Cathryn said...

How well do these survive being mailed? These would be cute in goody boxes for distant relatives.

January 4, 2010 08:38 AM
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melanie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your attention to detail and the fact that you are an over the top perfectionist!!! Awesome!!

January 4, 2010 08:40 AM
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RhodeyGirl said...

So adorable!

January 4, 2010 08:46 AM
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Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

My goodness! These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

I’m totally making these next Christmas with my daughter :)

January 4, 2010 08:51 AM
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E @ Oh!Apostrophe said...

love them!! I was sad I didn’t have time to make Christmas cake pops this year, but I think snowmen are perfect for January! Thanks! :)

January 4, 2010 08:52 AM
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Shannon said...

Ok these are the cutest things ever!!! but i do have a question for you, I follow your blog and absoutley LOVE it….but over the hoilday i tried to make your cake pops and I was doing so good until i got to the point of covering the ball????? i was using melting candies and for some reason it look like one of those squezzy balls with the spikes on it, it wasnt pretty at all. I tried melting the candies some more to see if the hotter it got it would be dippable but nope that didnt work either……can you please please please tell me the trick to covering the balls so at ease???? thanks so much Shannon

January 4, 2010 08:57 AM
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Michele said...

Holy cow….How gosh darn cute are these?! I cannot wait to make ‘em. Thank you for making my Monday morning so much better! You rock :-)

January 4, 2010 09:10 AM
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Chrish said...

You are the “Queen of Cute”!

January 4, 2010 09:20 AM
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Susan said...

you have done it again! i hope you continue to outdo yourself forever and ever. these are fantastic!

January 4, 2010 09:35 AM
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Brandi said...

You are amazing and these are so cute!! I have to try these one day!

January 4, 2010 09:40 AM
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Nettie said...

So creative.

January 4, 2010 09:40 AM
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Katrina said...

These are my favorite ones yet! I love all things snowmen and collect them. I actually like the Oreo ones better than Frosty! SO cute!
Happy Winter!

January 4, 2010 09:41 AM
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Azul said...

The Frosty pops are amazing. I can’t believe it- they look exactly like the cartoon version.

January 4, 2010 09:54 AM
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Dawn said...

TOO CUTE! I have to ask…who would want to eat something so cute. I would want to save it forever…but I guess that’s why you take such great photos of all your creations. Who go to eat them?

January 4, 2010 09:58 AM
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Mónica B. said...

Tus creaciones son muy lindas. Eres una gran artesana.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo para tí también!
Saludos desde Chile.

January 4, 2010 09:58 AM
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Jennifer said...

Amazing! Those Frosty pops are spot on!

January 4, 2010 10:00 AM
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Jennifer said...

Those are gorgeous, so perfect!

January 4, 2010 10:10 AM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

You are KIDDING me! Amazing!

January 4, 2010 10:16 AM
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beth aka confusedhomemaker said...

I shouldn’t have looked at these before noon, because now I’m wondering how much effort it would take to make them just so I can admire their cuteness in person & EAT THEM.

January 4, 2010 10:20 AM
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em-jay said...

Adorable! I wish I was more talented with edible art.

January 4, 2010 10:26 AM
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Gina said...

Oh. My. Gosh. So cute! The Frosty ones look just like the cartoon!!!!!! And the snowman ones are adorable, too! Love, love, love them!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

January 4, 2010 10:29 AM
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Michelle said...

*clap* *clap* *clap*
these are just beyond awesome. you’ve completely outdone yourself this time!

January 4, 2010 10:38 AM
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Onna said...

OH.MY.WORD!
These are unbelieveable! Seriously these could win an award. Heck, anything you make coudl win an award!

You’ve really outdone yourself. PERFECT! LOVE THEM!!!!

January 4, 2010 11:04 AM
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Jen said...

You are completely amazing!!! These (all of them) are absolutely adorable!!!

*applause*

January 4, 2010 11:07 AM
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amy said...

love these sooo adorable.

January 4, 2010 11:09 AM
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Loren said...

Oh, Bakerella… Why do you do this to me?
I am renovating my kitchen, so I have not been able to use it for MONTHS! Every time I see one of your gorgeous posts, it is torture not being able to get in there and give it a try!

You are so talented! Sooooooo talented!!!

Happy New Year :)

January 4, 2010 11:10 AM
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CC said...

Yay! Frosty cake pops! It’s way too cold today to venture out for supplies, so I’ll have to settle for looking at them here. Actually, I’m not sure I could bring myself to eat them anyway. Too cute, as always!

I love this site. :)

January 4, 2010 11:38 AM
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