Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Chickens

Easter Cake Pops

Here they are. The first of the Easter Cake Pops. I’ve had lots of requests over the last few days for these, so I spent some time working out ideas for you guys. I’ll show you the others in the coming days.

But for now, it’s… Chicks, man! (Pretend I’m Joel McHale from Talk Soup when you read that. It’s much more effective.)

Here’s how they look on pink.

Easter Cake Pops

On blue…

Easter Cake Pops

On yellow… (I love spring!)

Easter Cake Pops

…and green.

Easter Cake Pops

And here, I just played around with a few different designs.

Easter Cake Pops

I’m leaning towards just the head. But the little feet are so dang cute. And if the eggshells came off looking a little better, those might be the winner. Big head? Big bottom? All body? Or no body? Whatcha think?

Anyway, if you want to make some, follow the instructions for the basic cake pops.

You’ll need the following supplies:
Cake and Frosting
Yellow Candy Melts
White Candy Melts
Paper Lollipop Sticks
Black Edible Ink Pen
Styrofoam Block
Paramount Crystals
Rainbow Candy Coated Chips
Pastel Wild Flower Sprinkles
Diamond Shape Sprinkles

Sprinkles

To decorate solid yellow chicks:

  • Once the round yellow candy covered cake pops are dry (again, basic cake pops instructions here), use a toothpick to dip into the melted candy coating. Dab a little dot of the coating where you want the beak to go. Then, just take one of the orange rainbow chips and attach it to the pop. It works like glue.
  • For the feet and wings, use the same technique to glue on the other sprinkle shapes.
  • Use the edible ink pen to draw the eyes.

Edible Ink Pen

Note: to get smoother covered pops, make sure your bowl is deep enough to submerge the entire pop. Try to dip it in one dunking motion and remove. If the chocolate is too thick, add some paramount crystals or some shortening to the melted candy coating to thin it out. Remove the pop, holding it in your left hand. tap your left wrist lightly with your right hand and rotate the lollipop stick over your bowl. The excess chocolate should fall off, smoothing out the coating at the same time. Also, make sure the coating surrounds the stick at the base to secure it.

For the Chicks in Eggshells:

  • Instead of rolling them round for the pops, shape them by hand to form the chick body.
  • Once, you’ve made the pops, dipped them, and they have dried, carefully twist and remove the stick. Be aware of the location of the hole that was left.
  • Then, hold the chick head and dip the bottoms in white candy melts. Dip the end of the same lollipop stick in some of the white candy coating and reinsert. Let dry.
  • You don’t want your white candy coating to be too hot. It can melt the yellow or it could drip down the sides and mess up your design. So, let it sit and thicken up a little for a few minutes before you start dipping the eggshells.
  • Then glue the sprinkles on and draw the eyes like above.

Easter Cake Pops

Or ditch the sticks altogether!
They’re pretty cute like this, too. Just drop them in a bowl of melted candy coating. Cover them with the chocolate without moving them around in the bowl. Then lift them from the coating with a spoon. Tap off the excess and slide the little chicks carefully off your spoon onto wax paper to set. If the coating pools at the bottom, use a toothpick to draw a separation line. Then, once it dries completely, it will be easier to break off the part you don’t want.

Easter Cake Pops

Bye, bye birdie for now, but there’s more cuteness coming soon.

Enjoy!

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VeggieGirl said...

EPITOME OF ULTRA CUTENESS!!!

March 26, 2009 01:54 AM
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girlrunningaroung said...

I swear, your pops get cuter each time! Great job!

March 26, 2009 01:56 AM
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threemoonbabies said...

CUTE!

March 26, 2009 01:57 AM
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kristy mae said...

LOVE the all body ones. They are super cute.

March 26, 2009 01:57 AM
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Kristy said...

I love them all, but my favorite are the chicks without the sticks!! CUTE!!

March 26, 2009 01:57 AM
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mommyknows said...

Oh NO! I swore after the nearly 120 cake pops I made last week. I was never making another. This cuteness can’t be ignored.

I’ll be making the ‘all body’ version.

March 26, 2009 01:57 AM
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Sarah said...

these are fantastic!!

March 26, 2009 01:58 AM
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Lucky in Love said...

Those are so cute :) I love their little feet!

March 26, 2009 01:58 AM
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Cherry Blossoms said...

These are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!

March 26, 2009 01:58 AM
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Kristin said...

These are super cute!

March 26, 2009 01:58 AM
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Rebecca said...

Adorable! I like the all body ones the best.

March 26, 2009 02:00 AM
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Jen said...

The “all body” ones are so adorable!

March 26, 2009 02:00 AM
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Fig said...

These are my favorite cake pops EVER. The second I saw the first picture, I laughed with sheer glee. They’re so round and fat! How could anyone be sad with one of those around?

March 26, 2009 02:00 AM
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Ashley said...

So freakin’ cute!

March 26, 2009 02:00 AM
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Carolina said...

OMG…….TOOO ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the big head and all body one!

March 26, 2009 02:00 AM
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stacey. said...

the teeny tiny feet & wings are just too adorable! my vote is all body. love the creativity!

March 26, 2009 02:03 AM
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Lourdes said...

these are ridiculously adorable!!!

March 26, 2009 02:04 AM
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*kim* said...

Love the all body / no body. so flippin cute all of them!

March 26, 2009 02:05 AM
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Jordan Smith said...

Super, super cute! I like the all body ones the best. The wings, beak and feet – all perfect!

March 26, 2009 02:05 AM
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Lara and Jayson said...

I definately love the “all body” ones the best! The feet are adorable!

March 26, 2009 02:06 AM
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Kelly said...

Wow! How sweet are those? Makes me feel like Easter and Spring are here and ready to party!

March 26, 2009 02:06 AM
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TimandKim said...

I like the all body. can’t resist those feet.
They are the most adorable things I’ve seen. Almost better than Hello Kitty. Cause I love some HK.
You have talent.
Also like the no stick ones.

March 26, 2009 02:06 AM
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Sally said...

the All Body ones are soo cute!

March 26, 2009 02:08 AM
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WishTrish said...

Never seen cuter. Love them! And yellows and oranges are my favorite colors, so these top my list of cutest things you’ve ever done! You are such an inspiration!

March 26, 2009 02:08 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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Julie said...

Those are so cute they almost make me pass out! I love the all body…gotta have those little feet sticking out there.

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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Shalum said...

so cuuuuute!

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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m?d?lina said...

ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.

-Madalina
duhlicious.com

March 26, 2009 02:10 AM
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Kris said...

So amazingly CUTE!! I love love love the All Body ones, makes them look all round with the tiny feet sticking out. I wouldn’t turn my nose up to any of them though if they happened to find their way into my clutches of course!

March 26, 2009 02:11 AM
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makefabcakes said...

I’m looking like the “big bottom” one.

Gotta try this one day. Too cute.

March 26, 2009 02:13 AM
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Monica H said...

So SO cute! I like the green background the best. The ones dipped in white look like they’re wearing diapers :-)

Happy Spring!

March 26, 2009 02:13 AM
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Laura said...

These are darling! You come up with the best ideas!

March 26, 2009 02:15 AM
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Robin said...

Ohhhhh, the “all body” are the absolutely CUTEST THINGS EVER!!! Of course, the rest of them are adorable too!
You never cease to amaze me!

March 26, 2009 02:15 AM
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CaraBella said...

Oh my word, these are *adorable*!! Great job :)!

March 26, 2009 02:16 AM
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demingglobal said...

love love love the feet.

March 26, 2009 02:19 AM
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Simply Sara said...

Too cute!
My vote is for the all body ones :)

March 26, 2009 02:19 AM
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Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

oh my! those are so cute!! i’m making cake balls right now for the first time (they’re in the freezer). i think i used a little too much icing cuz they were very gooey. i hope once they harden a bit they can be rounded out a little more.
i totally love the chicks with the little feet! what if you used a little of the yellow to make a tiny little swirl on the top of their heads like a little whispy hair/feather thing. does that even make sense?? it’s getting late! =)

March 26, 2009 02:21 AM
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Bea said...

So cute! I love chicks… I can’t wait to see your Easter collection :)

March 26, 2009 02:21 AM
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KrustyTheCat said...

Love them!!!

March 26, 2009 02:23 AM
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Lyndsay said...

Too cute! And just to let you know… I totally read the chicks, man in the Joel McHale voice before i saw you said to. HAHA! I guess I watch the Soup too much!

March 26, 2009 02:25 AM
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Lizzie Fish said...

ALL BODY!!! I have to be honest that just the head on a stick sort of creeps me out…like old school style and the chocolate bunnies stormed the castle…

But still…soooo cute. I heart them on blue. =)

March 26, 2009 02:26 AM
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random me said...

Either all body on sticks OR no sticks at all. So freaking adorable.

March 26, 2009 02:30 AM
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Kelly said...

Oh my! Too cute! All body is my vote and all the girls in this house agree. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

March 26, 2009 02:31 AM
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Tricia said...

Adorable! I like the all body ones.

March 26, 2009 02:31 AM
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Jessie Adams said...

I love the ALL BODY ones the best! You are so creative. :) I can’t wait to try them myself.

March 26, 2009 02:32 AM
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How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I definitely love the “all body” chicks. Those little feet are the cutest thing I’ve EVER seen sprinkles used for! You have millionaire ideas. I’m gonna attempt to make these, but I know mine will never meet the master’s!

March 26, 2009 02:33 AM
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marisa said...

I am dying from all the cuteness up in here!!!
Definetly the All Body ones.
I am going to try the cake pops this weekend I think! They wont get as cute as this though!

March 26, 2009 02:41 AM
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Soares Family said...

Totally cute! I wish I had more time before easter to do these!!

March 26, 2009 02:43 AM
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Anonymous said...

Oh I love the feet!! They must have feet! Shannon

March 26, 2009 02:44 AM
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Adrienne said...

These are SOOOOO adorable! Now I’m glad I’ve invited the whole family over for Easter!

March 26, 2009 02:45 AM
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Chic Cookies said...

So cute! I posted a link on my edible crafts column at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. (I made bunny and silly chicks with bunny ears this year for my own blog…but cookie pops. I’ll leave the cake part to the genius.)

March 26, 2009 02:46 AM
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Becca said...

All Body!!! For sure.

March 26, 2009 02:48 AM
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The Chocolate Lady said...

I want to SQUEEZE them. TOO CUTE!!

Im going to make some, but I use real chocolate (via a tempering machine)…no fako-wafers for me :)

The egg shells are cute, I wonder if they had a zig-zag edge if it would make any difference.

They are all just A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

March 26, 2009 02:48 AM
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cindy said...

these are TOO CUTE! I have never made one of these but I am pretty tempted after these little chickies!!! :)

How do you come up with these? Love them! :)

March 26, 2009 02:50 AM
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Crazy About Cakes said...

Bakerella, the “all body” chicks are my favorite. I am going to try making them. How do you come up with so many incredibly amazing ideas? You are awesome!

March 26, 2009 02:52 AM
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cindy said...

whoops… you asked which one we like. I like the ones with feet. Looks like a little roly poly, but so cute!

March 26, 2009 02:53 AM
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Laura said...

all body!

March 26, 2009 02:55 AM
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Casey and Jeannie said...

BODY ONES!!!!

March 26, 2009 02:58 AM
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Wendy in Kentucky said...

oh my, now i have to try these!!

March 26, 2009 03:03 AM
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Chefanie said...

Oh. My. Word. I am just beside myself with the cuteness of these ones. The Hello Kitty were my favorite, I love her but ugh … THESE. I love these. Thank you.

March 26, 2009 03:05 AM
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Christina said...

These are so cute it’s painful! I might have to cave and try my hand at making them. I’m thinking of trying little wedding cake ones for my little sister’s bridal shower. :)

March 26, 2009 03:06 AM
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LindaSonia said...

Adorable…but they MUST have feet!!! — too cute. LindaSonia

March 26, 2009 03:06 AM
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Controlling My Chaos said...

I like the all body chicks. They are way cute and you’re a magician. I tried making your cupcake pops once and they turned out nasty. You are soooo much better at it.

March 26, 2009 03:15 AM
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Jenny said...

these are so cute!!! i like the all body the best.

March 26, 2009 03:16 AM
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Abby said...

Feet! Feet! I vote for feet!

March 26, 2009 03:18 AM
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Katie Paterson said...

All Body! The feet are just perfect and super cute. these would be great seating in green grass in an egg carton : ) Thanks for the inspiration

March 26, 2009 03:18 AM
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Jen Worms said...

So ridiculously cute! I am sooooo making these for a family Easter get together…I’ll be the rock star! Totally making the all body ones with the adorable little feet. Fun!

March 26, 2009 03:23 AM
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vaneblu said...

this is the cutestthing ever!!! I just love chicks (baby chickens), I am going to make this!!
This are the best pop cakes ever!!

March 26, 2009 03:23 AM
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Carin said...

Oh my goodness, I usally just lurk and don’t comment but I just HAD to comment. These little guys are SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!

I did make cake pops last week and my kids and I loved them. I thought they were better on about day 2 or 3, just me I guess.

you are awesome!

March 26, 2009 03:24 AM
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Farmer Gal said...

They look so good, I just want to bite their little heads off! Is that wrong? ;)

March 26, 2009 03:25 AM
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craftedbylindy said...

My favourite is the ALL BODY but they are all ridiculously cute. You do the most amazing job. Thanks so much for sharing and speading a bit of Spring around.

March 26, 2009 03:33 AM
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Ashley said...

your awesome! and the ones with feet and hands are the best!

March 26, 2009 03:37 AM
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jonny said...

I vote all body — so cute with the feet!!

March 26, 2009 03:38 AM
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Laura Beth said...

A.DOR.A.BLE!

March 26, 2009 03:40 AM
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Sugar Duchess said...

I could just die. That is just about the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. My vote goes for “all body.”

March 26, 2009 03:40 AM
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Britiney said...

STOP IT!
JUST STOP!
I CAN’T STAND IT!

March 26, 2009 03:43 AM
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SimplySweeter said...

So cute! Nice work!!

March 26, 2009 03:44 AM
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Jerri-Lea said...

Too darn cute!! I like the little guys on the green background… I think the little round body with the feet are precious!

March 26, 2009 03:48 AM
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Kelly Isham said...

AWWWW! These are the best yet! Seriously , they keep getting better! LOL… Thanks for taking the time for us all!
Kelly

March 26, 2009 03:49 AM
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Becky Noël said...

So cute!!

Can I make a request? I’ve experimented with a few ideas, trying to come up with a cute pop for a baby shower. (Trying to make a baby pop. Wow, that sounds weird.)

Help! :)

March 26, 2009 03:54 AM
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Jenn said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!

March 26, 2009 03:55 AM
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Elizabeth said...

Those are too cute. However, I must say I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t bite one of them. Those are some of my favorite shots. lol.

March 26, 2009 03:56 AM
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Leah said...

I love these! I’ve been travelling for 2 wks straight and can’t wait to get home to try them out. I knew you would think of the cute way to make them :-) when I saw the snowman on PW I thought it would be a cute chick. The all body ones are my favorite! Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to try :-)

March 26, 2009 03:58 AM
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Dorci Harris said...

So cuuuuute! I love the all bodies.

March 26, 2009 04:01 AM
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Shaylyn said...

So cute…I like the “all body” the best, though.

March 26, 2009 04:14 AM
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Punkyseed said...

These are adorable!!! I love the all body ones.

March 26, 2009 04:16 AM
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This Girl loves to Talk said...

all body all the way !!

March 26, 2009 04:24 AM
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alwaysarac said...

The ‘all body’ are absolutely adorable! Those are definitely my favorite.

They just might be too cute to eat thought….

March 26, 2009 04:28 AM
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Sarah said...

OMGoodness, SO cute! I vote “all body”, but I am also in love with the chick-sans-stick wonderfullness too – amazing, as alkways!!

March 26, 2009 04:29 AM
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LaDue & Crew said...

Love, love, LOVE these! So stinkin cute! All body are my favs!

March 26, 2009 04:30 AM
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Janelle said...

On the stick, I like the “all body” the best. This is definitely one of your cuter pops!

March 26, 2009 04:39 AM
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Super Angie said...

All super cute!!! The all body ones are my favorite, but I like the chicks without sticks too.

March 26, 2009 04:45 AM
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Ginny said...

Keep those adorable little feet!!!! Eeeee, so cute!!!!

March 26, 2009 04:46 AM
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Christy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! THEY ARE SOOO ADORABLE. I like the all body ones the best!! They’re so plump and cuteeeeeeeeee!

March 26, 2009 04:49 AM
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alice said...

super cute! happy spring!

March 26, 2009 04:58 AM
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Nancy W said...

YOU TOTALLY ROCK! Each time I come to your blog I am just amazed! hugs from Conroe TX!

March 26, 2009 05:02 AM
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