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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Renee said...

I would have to say I like the ones with on sticks the best! But with sticks I would have to go for all body…it is the little feeters!!! They are so freaking cute!

March 26, 2009 03:56 PM
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Kristine McKowen said...

These are too cute! My 8 year old daughter and I made our first batch for St. Patrick’s Day. They were a hit with my family.

We did them on sticks (learned we need to dip them in the melts before sticking into cakeball) and in the candy molds (this is our favorite way to make them).

We made them on a Saturday and they last about the whole week – left in a container on the counter – and they were still as fresh as the day we made them.

Now have to try these cuties!

March 26, 2009 04:02 PM
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Tanya said...

all body!

March 26, 2009 04:03 PM
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Anonymous said...

Bakerella you are a confectionary Goddess of epic cuteness! These are insanely cute and I can’t wait to try to make them.

March 26, 2009 04:06 PM
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Lady With a Knife said...

I cannot even contain myself! These have to be the absolutely cutest thing I have ever seen!!

March 26, 2009 04:20 PM
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Crystal Chick said...

Love them! The All Body’s are definitely my faves.

Crystal Chick
http://crystalchick.net

March 26, 2009 04:23 PM
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Milk It Honey said...

def all body. if they were just heads, i wouldnt really know what they were.

March 26, 2009 04:23 PM
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Tashva said...

All head. I love the ones that are all head. Or the ones without the sticks. The little feets are just so darn cute.

March 26, 2009 04:23 PM
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Karen said...

So cute! I love the ‘all body’ ones because the feet are so dang cute. Also think a little tuft of feather on top of their cute little heads would be adorable.

March 26, 2009 04:29 PM
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Cheryl B. said...

KEEP THE FEET!!!! It makes them look realish!! :-D

March 26, 2009 04:30 PM
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Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Ok, I should be cleaning my house today, but I SERIOUSLY want to make these. My 3.5 yo daughter saw these and oooh’ed and awww’ed over themef and said “Those taste nummy!”. I think she may be right.

March 26, 2009 04:38 PM
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michelle @ Remy and Me. said...

Oh my! Love them! I vote for the all body ones and am so excited I can make them after receiving lots of pop-making supplies last week!

Thanks so much! PS – Love the Joel from The Soup reference ;-)

March 26, 2009 04:41 PM
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Tig said...

I’m definitely a fan of the “All Body” model…. too cute!! I’m going home with my boyfriend for Easter. This will be the first time meeting his extended family. I’m going to take make these and take them with me…. I’ll be sure to win them over!!!!

March 26, 2009 05:00 PM
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NaomiKnight said...

These are super-hyper cute, and I was going to make a pie today, but I think my plans have just changed :)

I have to ask though, it says in the materials section that we need ‘paramount crystals’ to make these, but I find no mention of them in the instructions anywhere. What are they and what are they for?

March 26, 2009 05:01 PM
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Dishin And Dishes said...

Those are the cutest thing EVER! PS…what do you use for your picture backgrounds? i noticed all the pretty colors?

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

The all body ones are my favourites, but the big bottoms are super cute too.

The no-body ones freak me out a little though. Still cute, but something about disembodied chick heads just weirds me out..

March 26, 2009 05:10 PM
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alyssa said...

i’m torn between the no body and all body chicks. they’re too cute!!

March 26, 2009 05:11 PM
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The Duo Dishes said...

Cute chickadees.

March 26, 2009 05:22 PM
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Cori said...

Completely in love with the “All Body”, and the stickless. You have finally convinced me to try making some of my very own.

March 26, 2009 05:28 PM
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BeachMama said...

Oh so sweet!

I just bought some stuff to try these again. Now that I read your tips, I am thinking my chocolate has been too thick. I will try thinning it to see if they look nicer. They always taste good, just look a little sloppy

March 26, 2009 05:29 PM
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Mandy said...

I love these! I hope you don’t mind I put a posting on my blog about them referring people to your website. You are amazing!

March 26, 2009 05:30 PM
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Spryte said...

Those are soooo cute!!!!!

March 26, 2009 05:31 PM
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Elisa said...

these are just too cute for words!

March 26, 2009 05:32 PM
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Laci said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! SO ADORABLE and perfect, major cuteness alert! :)

March 26, 2009 05:37 PM
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Anonymous said...

Must go with ALL BODY! The head looks unfinished in comparison. Too freaking cute!

March 26, 2009 05:40 PM
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Amii said...

I think it would be against Bakerella law for me to actually give my opinion but since you asked in your post, I think a cute little feather-fluff looking bit on the top of the chick’s head would be just outright adorable.

I’m not the master of cake pops though, you are!

March 26, 2009 05:41 PM
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Natalie said...

ALL BODY! They are so cute!! Thanks for the idea! :)

March 26, 2009 05:51 PM
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Julianna said...

I love the cake pops! Do you have any ideas for a boy’s birthday with a very masculine flare? Think soldiers, hunters, obstacle courses…

March 26, 2009 05:55 PM
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mrs.deane said...

Omigosh!!! They are adorable! My vote is for the all body with little flower feet. Or maybe the ones off of the stick (since I stink at the stick ones). Adorable! I’ll be it would be easy to do little white bunnies with the off the stick version. What to use for the ears… Hmmm… Marshmallow cuttings??? White airheads??? By the way, thanks for making it clear that the white stuff was eggshell… In my sleep-deprived mind I was totally asking, “Now, why in the world would she put them in diapers??? To clarify that they’re babies???” It wasn’t so weird, really. But eggshells, yes. That makes perfect sense.

March 26, 2009 05:55 PM
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The Cr8ive Life said...

OH MY CUTENESS ABOUNDS!

How could you eat them?

March 26, 2009 06:05 PM
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Raelynn said...

SO gosh darn cute!! I love them!!

March 26, 2009 06:07 PM
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Ms Shanna said...

This is the most adorable spring thing I’ve seen yet! The all body are my favorite but the ones with bodies are really cute without the stick. Amazing job! They look too cute to eat!

March 26, 2009 06:18 PM
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Lisa said...

How cute! I confess that I love the head by itself- classic and simple. But the whole bodies are super duper fun. You’re a genius. =)

March 26, 2009 06:18 PM
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Tiffany said...

i love the all body ones.

March 26, 2009 06:20 PM
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Jennifer said...

I like the All Body ones the best. The feet are too cute to leave off.

However, if the Big Bottom ones were all yellow, and with the little feet at the bottom, I might have to change my answer.

March 26, 2009 06:24 PM
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Sister Kim said...

Can you tell me approximately how long it takes to make the cakepops? I am thinking of making them with my 11 year old niece. I want to have some sort of time frame…if you caould email me that would be very appreciated! Kim, osb

March 26, 2009 06:25 PM
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Sister Kim said...

sorry, i forgot to give you my email its kpraise@hotmail.com thanks

March 26, 2009 06:26 PM
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Southern Momma said...

Oh my!! I’ve just been introduced to the wonderfulness that is Bakerella and now I MUST make some of these!

I adore the ones with the feet, but think the no stick ones are fab! They look like little Peeps, only a thousand times better, and I love me some Peeps! ;)

March 26, 2009 06:35 PM
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Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

wow! I think these are the cutest ones yet, and I didn’t think it could get much cuter than your last pops!

March 26, 2009 06:50 PM
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Miss Bookwormette said...

The all boy ones are by far the cutest. The just face ones don’t really look like a chicken unless to the others. I LOVE them all!

March 26, 2009 07:11 PM
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pysmatic said...

all body!

March 26, 2009 07:14 PM
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kim3timemom said...

Oh those are so stinkin’ cute!!! So adorable.. Awesome job. Can’t wait to see the rest of your creations!
The all body ones are my fav.

http://www.usingtalentsforhim.etsy.com

March 26, 2009 07:41 PM
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Tee said...

All body are the cutest! Its the little feet!

March 26, 2009 07:43 PM
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SailorAshley said...

what do you use for your backgrounds? they always look so pretty

March 26, 2009 07:43 PM
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Anonymous said...

All Body! These are soo cute :)

March 26, 2009 08:03 PM
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Melanie said...

I think those are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I like the full body look the best!

March 26, 2009 08:15 PM
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Barbara said...

Great for kids that have a red food color problem like DGD. Just so cute. My favorite one is the full figured chick ;)

March 26, 2009 08:31 PM
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Jules said...

You’ve outdone yourself yet again. These are amazing and far too cute to eat!

March 26, 2009 08:37 PM
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dawn said...

goodness gracious- these are the epitome of adorable :)

March 26, 2009 08:38 PM
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Chelle said...

too cute!! almost too cute to eat…however, i know how yummy they are…so i would eat ‘em! i love the whole body…and, yes, it’s cause those feet are too cute!!!
just stinkin’ cute!
chelle

March 26, 2009 08:40 PM
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Mia said...

Oh.my.goodness!
Those are so hilariously cute.

Also, I was probably the last person on earth who didn’t read her blog, but thanks for introducing me to Pioneer Woman. I have to admit, I probably wasn’t the best mom I could be last week- I read her entire blog!

Thanks again!

March 26, 2009 08:41 PM
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Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Chicks, man… I’m going to see Joel McHale next month. I can’t believe he’s coming to my tiny town!

These are super cute, I can’t wait to make some.

March 26, 2009 08:45 PM
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Kathleen said...

I LOVE THE FEET—you have to keep the feet~

March 26, 2009 08:45 PM
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The B's said...

LOVE the chick pops! I prefer the all body one…too cute!!!

March 26, 2009 09:07 PM
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Gina said...

Squeeeee! Those are *so* cute!!! My favorite is the “all body” ones.

March 26, 2009 09:26 PM
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Melanie said...

Those are so dang cute! I like the all body chicks the best, like you said, the feet are so cute!

March 26, 2009 09:53 PM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella!
I was just curious if you had any ideas of cake pops you could bring to a baby shower! My sister is pregnant and I would love to make some of these for her, but have no ideas! Thanks :)

March 26, 2009 10:10 PM
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Jenn said...

Bakerella, you just may have outdone yourself here! These are so sweet I could die!

March 26, 2009 10:25 PM
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Marie said...

the all bodies are definately the cutest! I can’t wait to make these ones!!!

March 26, 2009 10:38 PM
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tarralynn said...

Oh my goodness… I love the whole body ones. They’re so cute!

March 26, 2009 10:41 PM
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Donna said...

These are just the cutest things! I love them all but if I had to vote, my vote would go for all body…the little feet are just to stinkin cute!

March 26, 2009 10:45 PM
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Natalie... said...

Wowww these are so goood!! So cuteee!! Mm.

March 26, 2009 10:45 PM
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christy said...

CUTE! Love them all, but I think all body is a winner! You have the best ideas.

March 26, 2009 10:53 PM
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Amanda said...

Very cute! I like the all body ones the best.

March 27, 2009 12:06 AM
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rena said...

Those are the cutest little things I’ve ever seen!

March 27, 2009 12:09 AM
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Dorrie said...

Love the feet and the wings.

March 27, 2009 12:21 AM
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Lesa said...

Love the all body chicks. I really need to try to make cake pops.

March 27, 2009 12:29 AM
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Rachel said...

I like “All Body” and “Not stick at all”. Also, my husband, who is allergic to eggs, was intrigued when he looked over my shoulder and thought these were lollipops, but upon learning that they are made of cake, shuddered and said “They’re like horrible death wrapped up in cuteness!” ahahahhaaha.

March 27, 2009 12:53 AM
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: irene : said...

omg. sooo cute! i have my own plans to make a variation of your cake pops for easter as well :) :) but i don’t think they’ll be as cute as yours :)

March 27, 2009 12:54 AM
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Andie said...

I'm all for the big head, little body…it's adorable!! Weird question, do you just put up a piece of colored paper before you take pics, and what lens/camera do you use? PW let us in on the secret that you just use the auto settings, so THAT's a relief :o)
Love your blog & photos.

March 27, 2009 01:02 AM
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GeeNie said...

love your site! i think the all bodies are the cutest!

March 27, 2009 01:30 AM
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Mrs. K said...

that’s it! im making these…question though- how long can they keep for? (ie- kid’s party on friday…what’s the earliest you would suggest?)

March 27, 2009 01:50 AM
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Bakerella said...

It’s official. All bodies by a landslide. Hey, didn’t the dixie CHICKS sing that…hmmm.

Oh, and I totally change what I said in the post. I now meant for the white to be diapers. Yes, diapers. Totally diapers… since the eggshell attempt was a flop.

I’m so happy you like the all body ones. I wasn’t sure, so you’ve all been a big help. Thanks!

VeggieGirl – you are speedy!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez – I hope they firm up for you. Next time you can try adding a little less frosting if they don’t

Lyndsay – just love him

The Chocolate Lady – wish I had one.

Britiney – I can’t

Becky Noël – it’s not weird. I’ve made some.

Elizabeth – I will soon

Reagan – nope. I think my eggshell attempt bombed.

alisaz – you have to use candy coloring because it doesn’t contain water. And if you use reg chocolate, add shortening to help thin it out

isabelle – you have to use candy coloring

JeanneS – close

Natasha Tatta – Greece! I’m jealous

Sue -links are in the post

Charlotte said…

morgana – it always makes me smile to see your name

Kelly – are your balls firm and cold. Is your chocolate thin and in a bowl deep enough to dip them in one dunk?

Amy A – probably the balls were too cold and your chocolate too hot when combined.
You can always redip.

Patty-Cake – air tight container or covered and tied with treat bags

megstermeter – scrapbook paper

Cakespy – eeep … thanks!

Dishin And Dishes – colored papers

Sister Kim – first time… give yourself the day

Michelle, Queen of Everything – cool

Andie – camera stuff here

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/09/cupcakes-and-cameras.html

March 27, 2009 01:55 AM
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Bakerella said...

And Mrs. K – They last for several days in an airtight container on the counter. You can also refrigerate them.

March 27, 2009 01:58 AM
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The Gomes Family said...

OMG they are adorable!

March 27, 2009 02:43 AM
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Sarah said...

Wah! They are so cute! Mr. Friday (my hubby) calls them Chick on a Stick. *rolls eyes*

March 27, 2009 02:45 AM
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Paige said...

Love them!!

March 27, 2009 02:48 AM
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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Those are adorable! My jaw is hanging open and my husband wants to know why. Of all the cake pops these are my fav. Bravo!!

March 27, 2009 03:07 AM
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kollette mae said...

Omg, i was having such a hard time trying to think of a party favor for my daughters christening and i’m so glad i came across your blog! I LOVE LOVE the cake pops! sooo cuuute, and i will definately try them :] and this will be the first time i actually do some real baking. you inspired me. HAHA! wish me luck!

Keep it up! they loook so deeelish!

March 27, 2009 03:45 AM
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msmarie1979 said...

I love how you photograph your cake pops! What do you use for background?

March 27, 2009 03:58 AM
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ami said...

omg this is way too cute!!!!! absolutely adoreable!

March 27, 2009 03:59 AM
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Stephane in Anchorage said...

Did you see where Williams-Sonoma has helped itself to your darling idea?! Not even a whisper of credit, either! (I missed them at Christmas or I'd have let you know sooner.) They're simply shameless.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/sku6894612/index.cfm?pkey=xsrd0m1%7C16%7C%7C%7C0%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7C%7Cbrownies&cm%5Fsrc=SCH

March 27, 2009 04:15 AM
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Iroma Tharangi said...

Hi Bakerella,
Just womndering if I can use coloured chocolate melts to do these little creations instead of candy melts? I cant seem to find candy melts where I live.
Thanks! Love your stuff!

March 27, 2009 04:56 AM
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all4fun* said...

My favorite two are the chicks without a stick and the all body ones. Too cute! My girls want to have a tea party and we are planning to make your cupcake pops. I am so looking forward to it. Mmmm.

March 27, 2009 06:44 AM
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celestejohnson said...

I am in love with the All Body ones!!!! Seriously, VERY adorable!! And the ones with no stick, wow, DARLING!
You are amazing!

March 27, 2009 07:35 AM
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spraytangalz said...

WOMAN STOP MAKING SUCH CUTE THINGS:-) I cant get my housework done for making cute pops. My kids haven’t seen a vegetable in weeks – now theres and idea, carrot pops on sticks they will never know the difference. The dusting will have to wait cause these little babies cant wait to be made. Thanks for all your wonderful fun pops. WE LOVE ‘EM. X

March 27, 2009 08:19 AM
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Grace said...

oh my god. I just about died of cuteness. My favorite is the all-body version :3

March 27, 2009 08:47 AM
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Sugar Diva said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! As usual!! I love the all body one!! Can’t have them without their little feet!!
Thanks for giving me yet another idea to make for my kid’s class as Easter gifts!!

March 27, 2009 12:05 PM
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Muttersome said...

The all body ones are the best!

March 27, 2009 12:29 PM
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Jenna said...

Thank You!! So adorable… can’t wait to make them!

March 27, 2009 01:09 PM
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Mandy said...

Holy cuteness Batman! These are amazing! I just used your basic cupcake recipe this past weekend with my 9 year old and her best friend. They were amazed you could “make cupcakes when we don’t have a cake mix”. I told her, “yeah, back in the olden days they didn’t have cake mix”. They looked at me like I had three heads. Too cute! They will love these!

March 27, 2009 01:38 PM
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Banana-head Pancake said...

AHHHH!
TOO CUTE.
wonderfully done!

March 27, 2009 01:48 PM
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lisalyn said...

CUTE!!!

March 27, 2009 01:49 PM
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renklipastalar said...

Very nice and lovely. I would like to taste them. Hmmmm.

March 27, 2009 02:41 PM
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gina.briggs said...

SO DARN CUTE! love the little feet!

March 27, 2009 03:12 PM
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Erika in Philly said...

Today is the day for me to start making these – I have been so excited to start!! Love your site – love your ideas – Girl – I just wish you lived closer so I could get some real instruction from the “Pop-Pro”! LOL

March 27, 2009 03:16 PM
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al said...

I like the all body ones, but I may be convinced to like the bigger body ones if you can get the shell to look a little more jagged. They are all super cute, though!

p.s. Since I’m weighing in, I might as well cast my vote for the pink background–it really makes them “pop”. ;)

March 27, 2009 04:25 PM
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Tanya said...

How do you get these so smooth? I seem to have a love-hate relationship with the candy melts. They never seem to get thin enough to roll the balls in and then I end up over heating them.

March 27, 2009 04:54 PM
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Anonymous said...

SO cute!!!!! I definitely say ALL BODY!!! :)

March 27, 2009 05:12 PM
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Laura said...

Sooooo cute! I agree with the majority: all body! The little feet are darling. I think the big head ones are my least favorite – they look kind of like lightbulbs. CUTE lightbulbs, though!

March 27, 2009 05:45 PM
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