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.


Alexia said...

THERE SOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=-)

April 16, 2011 11:37 AM
Alexia said...


April 16, 2011 11:40 AM
carla said...

These are the cutest things I have seen in ages! Im in the process of trying these. Just waiting for them to come out of the freezer! Thank you for being so creative and sharing it with us!

April 17, 2011 01:50 AM
Melissa said...

I tried. I failed. I hate you, yellow candy melts! =(

April 17, 2011 11:47 PM
Olivia said...


April 20, 2011 04:14 PM
Robin Bender said...

I made these today and had a hard time with the chocolate dripping off the chick after being dipped. Any tips on dipping and not getting so much excess chocolate?

April 23, 2011 12:51 AM
Ann said...


April 23, 2011 08:20 PM
Kristin said...

How can anyone EAT these cute little sweets?

August 3, 2011 06:19 PM
Selena Gomez said...

Those are so cute!!!!!!!!!! :)

September 17, 2011 09:22 PM
Maria said...

Ok, I am a terrible baker (but a very good cook) and I have my daughter’s baptism and I have my heart set on these birdies cakepops… I cannot make these my self and having a hard time finding any bakeries in NYC (yeah hard to believe this, I know) that are willing to make these.. Does anyone have any contacts????

September 20, 2011 12:21 AM
Alex said...

Hi, I love your cake pops but I do have a question, I live in australia and these candies I have no idea where to find them, please a reply from someone who knows where to get them (I don’t really want to buy online unless is cheap) Thanks for your time,,,,,

September 29, 2011 06:55 AM
Anonymous said...

ssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooo ccccuutteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

September 30, 2011 07:03 PM
crb said...

I have a quick question. Is it best to dip the sticks in the candy coating, insert into cake ball, and then freeze before dipping the rest of the cake pop? I only ask because the You Tube video does not show the cake balls going into the freezer after having the stick inserted into them. The video shows inserting the stick and immediately dipping into candy coating. This is my first time making them, so I wanted to double-check. Thank you!

October 26, 2011 05:12 PM
Courtney Tittus said...

I made these for my first time before I left for college! They were so adorable! The black marker that I got, it didn’t exactly work and I don’t know why. I got it at Michael’s in a color pack. And my cake balls kept cracking, but I think that’s just because they were in the freezer.

November 11, 2011 07:12 PM
Anna (Germany) said...

I love your littel chicks sooo much! they´re so cute :D!
I backed them last week and they´re are so good, my mum also like them! Maybe I’ll make this kind of cake pops for Eastern or some other kind for Christmas!
Hugs and Kisses from Anna to everybody!
*Merry Christmas to everybody*

December 12, 2011 01:52 PM
Millie said...

My fave are the no body and all body ones! Both soooo cute!
Happy Easter! x

March 11, 2012 08:53 AM
Anonymous said...

So Yunnan do thi

March 16, 2012 09:12 PM
fil said...

where do i get the mold for the cake pops

March 27, 2012 11:44 PM
mia said...

Bakerella I have a question! I make cake pops/balls all the time and I’ve been considering buying the babycakes heater to keep the chocolate melted but I’ve heard mixed things about it…is using a fondue pot to keep the chocolate melted just the same…because I do have one of those

April 3, 2012 12:09 PM
Kristina H. said...

I really want to try the spring chicks for easter but now i cant find anything like the rainbow chip sprinkles over here :( I try to come up with an idea what i could use instead but everything is so big lol Going to the store in a few maybe i get lucky lol

April 5, 2012 04:00 AM
Melissa said...

The pictures are deceivingly cute. I would rather have needles stuck in my eyes (which I have had) than attempt these EVER again.

April 7, 2012 06:00 PM
NC said...

who can tell me how to buy it?

April 30, 2012 11:14 PM
Alex said...

ExcuseMe,I wanna know where could I buy it?I like it till death~

July 3, 2012 02:58 PM
marcy said...


July 20, 2012 12:41 PM
Ginny said...


December 1, 2012 12:20 AM
mrs cooper said...

this chicks cake pops are amazing!! i love them.. i am going to make them for my son’s easter party!!! :D thanks..

March 26, 2013 02:32 PM
Blonde said...

I use your picture for my blog

but i say it is in your blog,

i love you cooking

March 27, 2013 10:30 AM
bec said...

i love them all! super cute!

June 29, 2013 09:52 PM
Sarah said...

AWESOME! One of my favourite cake pops you made.

September 23, 2013 06:41 AM
Sebrina said...


Can I borrow you’re photo of “Spring chickens” cake pops? It is for a school magazine.

March 6, 2014 03:25 AM
Riz48 said...

All body! Too cute!

March 16, 2014 07:54 AM
veronica sanchez said...

would like to try it

March 18, 2014 05:08 AM
Darlene Monkman said...

would like this to let the grandkids have something to do

April 22, 2014 12:19 AM
Darlene Monkman said...

this would be so special to work on with the grandkids

April 22, 2014 12:27 AM
Darlene Monkman said...

love to win this

April 22, 2014 01:16 AM
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