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


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.


Anonymous said...

the eggshell needs to be jagged….i thought they were wearing a diaper or something. They are cute though!

March 27, 2009 05:50 PM
freckledk said...

All Body. No contest.

March 27, 2009 05:59 PM
Jess and Jen said...

All body and the stickless one saying chirp are my favorites…looks like it’s time for me to make cake pops again!

March 27, 2009 06:02 PM
Angela said...

so cute, thank you for these.


March 27, 2009 06:16 PM
CalvaryGirl said...

You just rock! The white bottom one reminds me of a baby with a diaper on. You know how a lot of babies are head-heavy anyway ;o)

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March 27, 2009 06:21 PM
Jessica said...

Those are so stinkin’ cute!! And I like the ones with the little feet!!

March 27, 2009 06:45 PM
Chris said...

i love the all body! they are super cute. now i wanna do these for easter!

March 27, 2009 07:49 PM
Carrie said...

Definitely all body for the pops, but the ones without the sticks are super-cute!!

March 27, 2009 07:53 PM
Megan said...

I think you should go for all body… definitely the cutest!!

March 27, 2009 08:42 PM
Jen said...

Love them all!

March 27, 2009 08:57 PM
brylie.muhlestein said...

I love every single little cute thing you make.
But not only are you great at being artistic and a great baker…

You’re also a terrific photographer.

I’m more than jealous

March 27, 2009 09:00 PM
Ashley said...

OMG!!!! These are absolutely adorable!

March 27, 2009 09:05 PM
Anonymous said...

Oh My GOSH! These are adorable! Love the little feet the best!

March 27, 2009 09:16 PM
Jenny said...

I’m brand new to your blog via Pioneer Woman. I am in LOOOOVE! The Spring Chickens are the cutest things ever!! I really like the ones with the feet, or the ones with no stick at all. My little boy turns 2 on Easter Sunday this year and I think I’m going to attempt some of your pops. Thanks for sharing!!

March 27, 2009 09:25 PM
Marn said...

I love them! The little flower feet are sooooo cute.

March 27, 2009 09:48 PM
Lauren said...

So darling!

March 27, 2009 09:54 PM
EmmyJMommy said...

Okay, I thought the pops with the white on the bottom were the poor chickie’s diapers! I’m sorry….I guess it means I’m still in baby-mode! Very cute!!!!

March 27, 2009 09:55 PM
His Mermaid said...

I’m going to have to make these and add them to the kids Easter baskets!!!

March 27, 2009 10:07 PM
stacy r said...

Bakerella, I have tried the cupcakes on a stick and love them but I have been unsuccessful making the pops. They droop and fall off the stick! Please help what am I doing wrong?

March 27, 2009 10:13 PM
JO said...

Oh my – how cute! I made cake pops (choc) a few weeks ago – tried to outline it on my blog and they were yummy – but not nearly as adorable as these!


March 27, 2009 11:10 PM
Melinda said...

I love the all body and the no body chicks! Thanks for posting the link to the basic cake pop directions again! I have been reading wondering where those very directions were.

March 28, 2009 01:12 AM
Billie Rose said...

Love, love, love the all body chicks! And the stick-less ones are adorable too – totally puts Peeps to shame! ;)

March 28, 2009 01:57 AM
Sarah, Jesse, and Isaac said...

I love the “no stick” and “all body” ones. Actually, I giggled out loud when I saw the all body ones. They’re super cute and can’t wait to see the other designs!

March 28, 2009 02:04 AM
Scrap It Up (a.k.a. Kendahl) said...

I nominated you for the Splash award! See my post here.

P.S. these are SO cute and I will be making them.

March 28, 2009 02:17 AM
Chrissy said...

I am totally in love with these and going to the store right now to buy the supplies! BTW, I totally dig the fat round little guy, with the wings, and feet.. the whole sh-bang!

March 28, 2009 02:25 AM
Ashley said...

I love the all body ones! Super CUTE!!!

March 28, 2009 02:34 AM
Heidi M said...

OMG these are too cutes. I like the ones where you “ditched the sticks”. Totally adorable!!

March 28, 2009 02:36 AM
Tina said...

These are so stinkin’ adorable!!! I love them!

March 28, 2009 02:54 AM
hellocupcake said...

Bakerella, your the best! These are adorable! I’m going to make the all body ones for Easter. They are all cute…I CANNOT WAIT to see the rest of your easter creations!!!!

March 28, 2009 03:22 AM
Brandy said...

So cute! I am trying to think of how to turn these into Ladybugs for a tea party :)

March 28, 2009 03:24 AM
Pieceful Bits said...

all body!!! Those feet are too cute!

March 28, 2009 03:41 AM
Girl Japan said...

oh…. so Kawaii… adorable and cute, where did you buy the coated bling?

March 28, 2009 04:02 AM
Mommy Cracked said...

Oh. my. cuteness!!!

March 28, 2009 04:22 AM
Art of Dessert said...

Absolutely adorable!

March 28, 2009 05:11 AM
Jamie Jensen Hill said...

All body! The feet are sooooo cute I could die.

March 28, 2009 09:48 AM
thereddeer said...

Definitely all body – sooo cute!

March 28, 2009 11:29 AM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
C ? said...

I love the all body ones!!

March 28, 2009 02:01 PM
Macy and Lucy said...

Oh my! These are the absolutest cutest things I have ever seen…love them!! I HAVE to try them!!

March 28, 2009 03:34 PM
Julie said...

I love the all body….feet are adorable!

On the eggshell ones….have you tried a method where you could have the white part zig-zag….like a broken eggshell?


March 28, 2009 04:08 PM
Kerstin said...

Oh wow – cute blog! I like the big head ones, but they’re all adorable and very creative :)

March 28, 2009 04:14 PM
Manic Mother said...

Adorable! I don’t think I could eat one they are so cute!

March 28, 2009 04:30 PM
D.M. Wright said...

Absolutely adorable! I bet they are delicious as well! I am going to try to bake some for my son’s birthday coming up!

March 28, 2009 06:30 PM
Elizabeth said...

Definitely all body, but really all of them are cute. Pretty much any cake pops you make are going to be cute.

March 28, 2009 06:40 PM
Deshona said...

love love love love love the lil spring chics!!! would be so cute to take to daughters eaaster party..

you so rock

March 28, 2009 08:35 PM
Angela said...

My son said those are cute “chicken poxs!”

March 28, 2009 09:34 PM
Tanya said...

Those chicks are adorable!!

March 28, 2009 10:14 PM
Livvy said...

so cute! ah i love you bakerella!

March 28, 2009 11:04 PM
iri920 said...

These are too adorable! I love them!!

March 28, 2009 11:15 PM
Ashlee Wetherington said...

have you ever shipped your pops? i want to make some hello kitty ones for a friend, but i dont know how i should pack them so they make it ok. thanks!

March 28, 2009 11:17 PM
Rozmus' said...

bakerella – is this what you do for a living? or do you have another job? or are you independently wealthy?

March 29, 2009 01:29 AM
Kelsie said...

I always love your ideas for the cake pops: they are just so darn creative!

Thank you, also, for your awesome tutorials. I’ve gone from making cake balls that looks like gooey, sticky, blobs, to something that actually resembles what you have on your website!

I do have a question for you, though. The last time I made cake balls, the chocolate coating cracked while it was hardening, so I had to re-dip them. Did I do something wrong? How can I fix it?

Thanks in advance! :D

March 29, 2009 02:41 AM
Vellum said...

So cute! I vote for the All Body version.

March 29, 2009 02:42 AM
Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

all body or big head, i wasn’t sure what the white was…i can see that it could be eggshell after you told us.
Adorable, you rock Bakerella!

March 29, 2009 04:42 AM
Heather said...

I think the all body are the cutest.

March 29, 2009 06:01 AM
Mitzi said...

Those are very cute!! I have to admit though that I thought that your egg shells were diapers until you said something about them being shells. They were still way cute as diapers!

March 29, 2009 01:18 PM
Yolanda said...

My goodness! I’m surprised of how much imagination someone can have! These chicks are so, so cute! But I’m afraid it will be a bit difficult for me to make them since I don’t have any of the materials I would need to make them. At least, it might be difficult to find the pen here in Spain, or maybe not. It’s just a question of searching somewhere … Thanks a lot for such a big dosis of imagination!

March 29, 2009 02:42 PM
The Masked Mommy said...

Suggestion: On the all head ones, put one of those flower sprinkles right on top of the head for a little feather sprig sticking up! The all body ones are adorable! Love your blog, just hardly comment because… well, there’s hundreds of comments already! ;-)

March 29, 2009 05:39 PM
Keltie said...

I like the all body round ones. They are soo Cute!! I think they would be cute with half white on the bottom for the egg shell too.

March 29, 2009 06:54 PM
Anonymous said...

I LOVE them all. They are so cute! I would love to see bunny pops, but I like the all body ones for the chicks. CUTE!!!!!

March 29, 2009 07:31 PM
LORI said...

They’re all really cute. I like the all body ones. If you could take the big bottom one and make the white look like a cracked egg shell, that would look really cute.

March 29, 2009 07:36 PM
Becky said...

I love these, but could someone please help me out with what the Paramount Crystals are used for. I don’t see anything in the post about them.

March 29, 2009 08:45 PM
writing4612 said...

Love the big bottomones and all body. SO cute!

March 29, 2009 08:59 PM
Angie said...

You are amazing!! I like the chicks with feet.

March 29, 2009 09:21 PM
whitney said...

love the chicks! have a challenge for you. having a 4 years old rockstar birthday party for my daughter and would love to make cake pops for party favors. any ideas about a guitar or something rockstar? thanks for your input

March 29, 2009 11:10 PM
Baking Monster said...

These are great for easter just a small treat since there are already so many sweets!

March 29, 2009 11:59 PM
Penelope said...

I just had to make these – my daughter thinks they are fantastic!

March 30, 2009 02:17 AM
Andee said...

Holy Cow, those are amazing! I would never come up with that idea on my own. You re more than talented, you are creative, too! Wow!

I hope you don’t mind that I showcased your work on my blog, if you want me to take the photos down, please just let me know. I will get to it as soon as I get the message.

You inspire me every time I come to your blog! Amazing stuff!!


March 30, 2009 02:27 AM
Amy said...

I love these little chicks! They are just so cute. The bunnies in the post above are adorable too–I’ve never seen pastel candy corn!

March 30, 2009 02:45 AM
Robynn's Ravings said...

OMGOSH. If you EVER get close to Fresno, California please DON’T tell me. My 17-yr-old daughter will adhere herself to you permanently and I know I’ll never see her again.



March 30, 2009 03:11 AM
Shara said...

All body by far!

March 30, 2009 04:20 AM
376 said...

Omg… these are amazing, Bakerella. I can’t believe how ingenious you are!!!

March 30, 2009 06:27 AM
Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

wow. Your pictures make me happy just looking at them. :)

March 30, 2009 10:24 AM
Anonymous said...

I made these over the weekend and I have to tell you they were the cutest as well as just delicious. I brought them to a party and nobody could believe I made them myself! Thanks for this amazing idea.

March 30, 2009 01:23 PM
Future Envy of the PTA said...

You have made so many of these that I love, but these have got to be my ****FAVORITE!!!!!****

March 30, 2009 04:14 PM
g. said...

The chicks are just too cute. And I love the bunnies too, although last time I made strawberry cake pops, I couldn’t get over the visual that they looked like meatballs while they were being made. Or maybe I just spend more time making meatballs than the average person… Welcome Spring!!

March 30, 2009 04:47 PM
Laura De Paul said...

I just found your blog and I am loving it! You make some of the cutest things I’ve ever seen…you’re very talented! I am new to the whole blogging world and I’ve actually started my own food blog! Yay! Your blog is definitely one to follow. If you want to check out my new blog:

March 30, 2009 05:53 PM
Donna Boucher said...

Cuteness overflowing!

March 30, 2009 06:52 PM
becky said...

Absolutely Adorable!!
Question: Where do the Diamond Shape sprinkles go? I see the rainbow chips for beaks and wings & flowers for feet…so what's with the diamonds?? Tail, maybe?

March 30, 2009 08:22 PM
l8ychef said...

these are just too cute for words! something great for my ‘lil chef and me to do!

March 30, 2009 11:05 PM
Mommia said...

You are so inspiring! I would never describe myself as creative or even capable of making things like this. But this weekend I went for it. I didn’t have yellow melting chips so I made bluebirds. I put a picture on my blog. (just a simple one I do for the faraway grandparents)

Thanks again!! The kids were in cakepop heaven!

March 31, 2009 12:10 AM
mandylifeboats said...

sa-weeeeeet. oh so adorable. u are the master of cuteness.

March 31, 2009 03:13 AM
Bakerella said...

msmarie1979 – colored paper

Iroma Tharangi – if it’s like candy coating, yes. If it’s like baking chocolate, you may have to add a little shortening to help thin it out.

Tanya – try adding shortening

stacy r = you may be sticking the lollipop stick too far in. Also make sure the balls are firm when you dip. And that the coating surrounds the stick at the base.

Girl Japan – Thanks…

Angela “chicken poxs!” – funny and cute

Rozmus’ – I work during the week and bake on the weekends

Kelsie – make sure the balls aren’t frozen when you dip and combine them with the hot chocolate.

Becky – it’s in the note under the pen photo. They help thin out the chocolate.

becky – look at the pic with the four chicks. It’s the wings on the big head one.

March 31, 2009 03:23 AM
bri said...

Okay, I just have to comment on The Soup reference. I loved it! And the cake pops are pretty awesome, too :)

March 31, 2009 04:48 AM
Anonymous said...

You are the best! I sincerely mean this compliment. God Bless!

March 31, 2009 10:32 AM
Lisa said...

OMG! These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! Absolutely adorable! TFS.

March 31, 2009 02:47 PM
Rachel said...

These are so great! I just tried making them for the first time. How do you get them so smooth? Mine are all bumpy!

March 31, 2009 04:21 PM
Screamin' Mama said...

Oh my!! These are absolutely darling!

March 31, 2009 04:27 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks Guys!

Rachel – try thinning it with some shortening or use another kind of chocolates.

Make n Mold – Hobby Lobby

Mercken’s – Amazon

Candy Coating – Kroger

April 1, 2009 02:15 AM
Shannon said...

They are too cute! I love the bunnies too…I was thinking of making bunnies myself, and was stumped on what to use for the ears besides almond slivers (since we have nut allergies around here)…I hope I can find that pastel “bunny corn”!

April 1, 2009 03:09 AM
Twirly McSwirl said...

So I’ve never attempted any of your recipes before, so I decided to cannonball right in without testing the waters first and try these.

They, um. Well. They’ve got personality?

I think we used too much icing in the ball themselves because we had trouble rolling them into balls and they “drooped” as soon as we put them on the cookie sheet and all firmed up with flat bases. We had a big problem with them falling off the sticks when we dipped them, which may be related to the icing issue, as well.

We also had a HUGE problem dipping, which I know you said was the hard part. We used Wilton melts, which I read somewhere else were kinda hard to work with for these. I thinned it with some veg oil, but between the thickness and the fact we only had 14 oz instead of a pound (and therefore less dipping volume), I think that was a major problems.

But, they are delicious!

April 1, 2009 01:05 PM
Rachel said...

Thanks! I will try that!

April 1, 2009 06:02 PM
Vee said...

I totally read the chicks, man as Joel but don’t let him catch you calling it Talk Soup, member it’s just The Soup. LOL

I love the All Body ones!

April 2, 2009 04:23 PM
madison house designs said...

omg, those are quite possibly the cutest food items I’ve ever seen. I can’t even pick a favorite!

April 3, 2009 01:40 AM
BubblyGirl said...

Oh well! Now I HAVE to buy sticks!
To cute!

April 3, 2009 06:54 AM
-Val- said...

I’m planning on making “earth” cakepops for a bake sale at my college on earth day. I’m curious how you transport these when you take them to a party or event. Any tips would help. Thanks in advance!

April 3, 2009 09:56 PM
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