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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Reagan said...

Definitely FULL BODY!! :)

Didn’t even realize the white part was an egg shell…but that’s probably more me than you ;)

March 26, 2009 05:07 AM
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Simply AnonyMom said...

Love the all body best followed closely by the big head, then big bottom and lastly no body.

These are so awesome and I am planning on doing this for little man’s b-day next month.

March 26, 2009 05:07 AM
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alisaz said...

I just love these, so cute! I wanted to ask (if anybody reads this), since I live in Taiwan and they dont sell candy melts here, can I just use white chocolate w/food coloring instead?

March 26, 2009 05:24 AM
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Vashti said...

All body on blue background!!!
And I LOVE the no stick ones…very cute.

March 26, 2009 05:33 AM
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isabelle said...

Hi Bakerella, Soooo cute! Just a question, can`t find candy melt here in Australia. I tried to color white choc with Wilton concentrated paste but makes the choc harden a bit too quick. Any tips??? Thanks

March 26, 2009 05:43 AM
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Pony Girl said...

I love the all body, with the blue background, to be specific! They are so springy and fun…they need their own comic strip…blog…tv show! ;)

March 26, 2009 05:47 AM
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The Food Librarian said...

I can’t even type. I’m too in awe. You so rock!!!!

March 26, 2009 05:56 AM
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Mermaid Sweets said...

All body is my vote – soooo cute. Have to try your pops someday.

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

all body

March 26, 2009 06:09 AM
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*star.mama* said...

No sticks! No sticks! No sticks!

I adore the chicks with no sticks. Too cute. Pardon me while my head explodes from the enormity of cuteness.

March 26, 2009 06:26 AM
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JeanneS said...

I LOVE THESE SEVERLY, OMG, MY FAVORITES ARE THE WHOLE BODY. YOU ARE MY NEWEST GODDESS, SAINT BAKERELLA, & AS AN ADULT I LOVE EASTER CHICKS A LITTLE MORE THAN
EASTER BUNNIES, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY EASTER LAMBS. ANY CHANCE SEEING SOME LITTLE LAMBS? I BOW TO YOU GRACEFULLY & HUMBLEY!

March 26, 2009 07:14 AM
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Anna said...

They are sooooo cute! I love your work.

March 26, 2009 07:21 AM
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Kristen said...

You’ve outdone yourself again! They look amazing – I think I’d have a hard time eating it – too cute!!

March 26, 2009 07:34 AM
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Anonymous said...

Oooooh Soooo cute!!! I love the all body ones with the cute little feet!! Can’t wait to see what you do next.

March 26, 2009 07:35 AM
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Natasha Tatta said...

You have been brought to my attention by the ladies on my son’s playgroup. And I have been raving all over you ever since! Thank you for sharing your wonderful sweets and pops. You’re amazing! and love the chicks… I doubt you will ever make anything that I won’t admire! Nat, from Greece.

March 26, 2009 07:43 AM
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Bryt said...

How absolutely adorable! I’m leaning towards the all body one. Great job and beautiful photography.

March 26, 2009 08:13 AM
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Sue said...

OMG! I am in Easter Bliss. Now I have to find all the stuff to make these little darlings (and what ever other ones you suggest…can you give a complete shopping list for all colours etc we might need?)
I love the all body ones and the stickless ones :-)

March 26, 2009 08:13 AM
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Charlotte said...

The All Body chicks are my favourites, the little feet and wings are just so cute :)
Love them!

March 26, 2009 08:50 AM
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Penelope said...

I just died of cuteness. Seriously, I have to make these.

March 26, 2009 09:42 AM
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Krista said...

Those are so stinkin CUTE! I love the ones with the little feet and the ones without the stick. I swear you are one of the most creative people ever!

March 26, 2009 10:02 AM
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I Should Be Cleaning Up said...

awwww those are freaking adorable! I like the ‘all body’ version best – the feet are just too cute!

March 26, 2009 10:17 AM
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Dawn said...

Those are ADORABLE!!! Love the one body, with the feet! I am in AWE of your talent!!

March 26, 2009 10:34 AM
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Jenn said...

Oh holy mother of cuteness. Love the ‘all body’ ones.

March 26, 2009 10:36 AM
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knittinandnoodlin said...

EEEEP!!!

I love the chicks! I’m partial to the all-body ones…but they are all adorable!

I keep saying one of these days I’m going to make these with Younger Munchkin…the chicks might be what pushes me over the edge to getting brave and trying it!

March 26, 2009 10:49 AM
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Disneypal said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!!

March 26, 2009 11:01 AM
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Donna said...

These are just adorable! I just love these things and I so want to give them a try.

March 26, 2009 11:05 AM
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Katrina said...

OMIGOODNESS! I would/could never decide, but those just might be your cutest pops yet. Love all the color backgrounds. Call me an idiot, but when I first saw the ones in shells, I thought they were diapers. Still-totally cute! I think I like the one in the SHELL with feet sticking out the best. Oh, but the ones with no sticks….okay–they are all just KEY-UTE as can be!

March 26, 2009 11:16 AM
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Melissa said...

I must admit as a previous poster stated…the ones with white look like diapers…I just thought they were little baby chickees! Cute still!

March 26, 2009 11:19 AM
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Cat said...

these are SO flippin cute! i haven’t yet attempted making cake pops, but i SO want to :)

March 26, 2009 11:23 AM
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chocolatechic said...

Big head was the one that I was really drawn to the most, but good gravy they are all so cute.

You ARE the best!

March 26, 2009 11:36 AM
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Anonymous said...

Maybe you could zigzag the shell??

March 26, 2009 11:43 AM
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Cupcake said...

The whole body ones with the tiny feet are adorable! I love them!! Such a cute idea :)

March 26, 2009 11:47 AM
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mamablingthing said...

I had my fingers crossed for Easter pops and Wha La ! I swear you rock woman! I can’t wait to try these. I just hope my local bulk store carrries all these candies. By the way I love the one with the little feet. Great work (AGAIN).

March 26, 2009 11:49 AM
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alicia makowski said...

Omg~ So…. Stinkin…. Cute! *passes out* That is *it*! I’m making these for easter! You so totally RocK!

March 26, 2009 11:51 AM
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C.L. said...

awwwww, they are SO freakin cute!

March 26, 2009 12:01 PM
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morgana said...

:o :o :o :o :o

They’re suppppppper cute!!!!!!!

I love them. Once again, I can see you’re a genius!

Love and admiration from Spain. ;-)

March 26, 2009 12:05 PM
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Anonymous said...

Cutest chickies EVER. I vote for the “all body” and will try to make those.

March 26, 2009 12:08 PM
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shelby said...

Could these get any cuter??!

March 26, 2009 12:09 PM
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Trailboss said...

Oh My! They are so cute!

March 26, 2009 12:19 PM
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lebaneseblonde said...

Yes, you are amazing. I’m totally going to make these next weekend for Easter.
BTW. I’m also going to make little bunnies ~ those would just be a slight variate of the chicks. And super cute together ~ don’t you think?
Love you blog and am so happy I was introduced to you via PW :)

March 26, 2009 12:23 PM
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Mommy (That's my name, don't wear it out.) said...

TOO cute!! But, I am not sure I could eat him!!!

March 26, 2009 12:28 PM
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Kelly said...

Ok, question, I so want to make these! When I have tried, 2 times, the cake ball falls off the stick!!! I am dipping the stick in first, but they still fall off! Am I using too much frosting???

March 26, 2009 12:29 PM
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Jaden Paige said...

Those are soooo adorable! Might be my fave cake pop design so far… And I definitely love the ones with the body and feet (no shell) the best!

Thanks again Bakerella! :)

March 26, 2009 12:32 PM
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Tammy said...

OMG! These are adorable! YOu never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas!

March 26, 2009 12:43 PM
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Amy A said...

Hey Bakerella! Love the spring cake pops. One quick question…I made the Hello Kitty pops last night and after about 30 minutes, some of them cracked. :( What did I do wrong???

March 26, 2009 12:45 PM
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Allison said...

I love the chicks without the sticks the best! I also like the whole body chicks on the stick. The flower feet are too cute!

March 26, 2009 12:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

I think the chicks with little feet are SO cute! And I really like the chicks with no sticks too. WOW! Adorable!

March 26, 2009 12:56 PM
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Michelle said...

These have got to be the most adorable things I have ever seen! My favorite is the all body one!

March 26, 2009 12:56 PM
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Isadora Herzog said...

OMG!! They’re sooo cuuute!! I’m completely in love with them! I’m totally making my own! Thanks for all the inspiration!

March 26, 2009 01:02 PM
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Katie said...

These made me SO happy. I love all of them with the bodies, and the feet are absolutely adorable!

March 26, 2009 01:11 PM
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Jendeis said...

Love these! My favorites are the all body ones – the feet are soooooo cute!

March 26, 2009 01:12 PM
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Mal said...

Oh lord these are precious!

March 26, 2009 01:16 PM
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Bridget said...

OH! What can I say that hasn’t already been said?!? ADORABLE! And, the pictures…so cool!

I vote for the “all body” chick with the little feet, but I love them all!

March 26, 2009 01:18 PM
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Summer said...

SO CUTE!!! The little feet are the best! I love em without the sticks too! I just mey have to try these! THANKS!

March 26, 2009 01:18 PM
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Patty-Cake said...

My daughter teaches first grade and I want to make these for her class. After I make them – what do I cover them with or how to store them from making tonight and sending to school tomorrow?

Many thanks – pb

March 26, 2009 01:28 PM
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EG said...

All Body, definitely. These are too cute!

March 26, 2009 01:31 PM
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Little Chickadee said...

Teh cute! It burns!!

*faints dead away from the sheer cuteness*

All body. All the way.

March 26, 2009 01:36 PM
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Adrienne said...

All body! All body! The feets, they are KILLING me. So cute.

March 26, 2009 01:39 PM
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zekesmom10 said...

I love the all body chicks. Those feet and tiny wings are too sweet! I also really like the stickless variety. Thanks for always sharing!

March 26, 2009 01:40 PM
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Madison Avenue Baby said...

Geez…I’m number 155! Amazing, Bakerella! You deserve to have this kind of following! I read your blog daily and I have posted about these adorable chick pops on my blog. Hope that’s okay. See you tomorrow.
Dawn

March 26, 2009 01:43 PM
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Steph said...

so cute, i love the first set you pictured, with the little feets! can’t wait to see the rest.

March 26, 2009 01:45 PM
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megstermeter said...

These are wonderful! I have a random photography question–What do you use for your different colored backgrounds? I love them!!

March 26, 2009 01:48 PM
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bttrflybabydoll said...

All body! They are so darn cute!

March 26, 2009 01:51 PM
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Libby said...

You are killing me with the cuteness. I must now go order oodles of sprinkles and supplies for a sugar-fest.

Thank you for sharing.

March 26, 2009 01:54 PM
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Rachael said...

All body with their lil’ feet too cute!

March 26, 2009 01:56 PM
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suesueb said...

these really rock my boat! the little flower feet are too adorable!! all body definitely.

March 26, 2009 02:01 PM
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KayC. said...

They are sooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!
I will have to give it a try and make them for my Grandchildren for Easter. You are so talented and keep sharing that talent with us!
And thank you for sharing.

March 26, 2009 02:01 PM
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Sarah said...

I also like the All Body ones best – the feet are too cute. I know that chicks don’t have combs yet, but I really think that would put these over the top – could you stick orange jimmies on end into the top of the head to make a little baby comb? That would be so cute!

March 26, 2009 02:05 PM
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pookiepantry said...

oh my. OH MY! These are by far my favorite of all your cake pops. So cute!

March 26, 2009 02:06 PM
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Jennifer said...

Those are so cute! I can’t wait to see the rest. My kids will need a cake pop or two in their Easter baskets. :c)

March 26, 2009 02:08 PM
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Jessica said...

I love the all body ones!

March 26, 2009 02:10 PM
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Temperance said...

I like the whole body ones, the little wings are adorable. The no stick ones are great too. If you want shell, try making both ends white and have a little face peeking out between.

Wlll there be any bunnies?

March 26, 2009 02:13 PM
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Knitnut,Karen said...

I like the whole body ones, with and without the sticks. Very, very cute!

March 26, 2009 02:19 PM
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Frøken Fryd said...

o my good, they are cute. Love your blog!

March 26, 2009 02:20 PM
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Elizabeth said...

So Cute! I love the All Body ones! :)

March 26, 2009 02:26 PM
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Loralynn said...

Love, Love LOVE the all body ones! Too dang cute! Now I know what I am making for my Daughters easter party!

March 26, 2009 02:27 PM
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Mathi said...

they are so cute… chick..chick..chick.. :)

~mathi~
http://mathizworldofcakes.blogspot.com

March 26, 2009 02:32 PM
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Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh stick with the whole body one…those little feet are adorable and add a bit with the little wings there too!

March 26, 2009 02:37 PM
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Sara said...

Oh My gosh! These are tooo cute!!!

March 26, 2009 02:37 PM
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Kate Becker said...

All body! Too cute!

March 26, 2009 02:40 PM
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Jenn said...

I shall die from the cute. I swear it.

Totally fab!

March 26, 2009 02:40 PM
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Thompson 3 said...

Just when I thought your ideas couldn’t get any cuter or better……..look at these! You are amazing. Can I BE you when I grow up???

March 26, 2009 02:43 PM
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Lynnetta said...

Super cute. I like the whole body ones.

I thought that the white part on the big head/big bottom was a diaper. Whoops.

March 26, 2009 02:49 PM
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donna@stuffcookswant said...

Too adorable. Love the “All Body” chick…the head only looks like a smiley face without his smile.

March 26, 2009 02:54 PM
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monkeyseemonkeydocb said...

these are awesome… not that you didn’t already know… but I though I’d tell ya anyway :)

March 26, 2009 02:54 PM
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Raich said...

i say all body or big head..tute

March 26, 2009 02:55 PM
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**nicke... said...

the cutest ones i have seen so far! good job bakerella!!! i resolve to make these for easter!

March 26, 2009 02:57 PM
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AshleyB said...

these made me smile!!! My favorites are the all-body ones on sticks. The little feet are too cute, you’re right. ;)

March 26, 2009 03:01 PM
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Mama Di said...

I vote for the All Body (those little feet are too cute!) and Big Head, cuz he looks like a little guy with a diaper! I hope I have the courage and time to try these sometime! Beautiful work!

March 26, 2009 03:04 PM
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Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My vote:
All body or all head. Love the little feet too.

March 26, 2009 03:06 PM
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littlemissbossy said...

OH MY GOSH! These are the cutest things I have ever seen!!! These will haunt my dreams until I make them!

March 26, 2009 03:11 PM
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Candi said...

LOVE the all body ones, can’t resist those cute little feet and wings!!

March 26, 2009 03:14 PM
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rgj123 said...

Wayyyyyy too cute! I LOVE the all body chicks with the flower feet. :)

March 26, 2009 03:15 PM
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david said...

I’d say all body on stick, or ditch the stick. Super cute either way! I envy your collection of sprinkles by the way!

March 26, 2009 03:18 PM
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askmeques said...

OH. MY. GOD!

ALL BODY!

I’m making those. they are freaking ADORABLE.

March 26, 2009 03:24 PM
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Cakespy said...

Eep! eep! eep! Not sure if that is the chicks, or me cooing at their supreme cuteness!

March 26, 2009 03:33 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love the ones with the little feet. Adorable!

March 26, 2009 03:36 PM
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Asuman said...

They look super cute. I love them…

March 26, 2009 03:36 PM
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Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love the All Body, so cute! Can I request that you make lambs and piglets, too? A little barn of animals for Spring, how precious would that be?

March 26, 2009 03:41 PM
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Liz Wilcken said...

Aw, heck, I thought the eggshells were baby diapers (which is cute too). I like the ones with the feet and wings. Although if you do it with just the head, maybe you should add a swirl of hair on top, or something like that. Question: Do they have cute little tails in back? :)

March 26, 2009 03:42 PM
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