Monday, February 20, 2012

The Lorax Cake Pops

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It’s Cake Pop time again. And I made some cute ones for Dr Seuss’ The Lorax movie that comes out March 2.

These were fun to recreate in bright colors and cake.

Here’s a run down so you can go make.

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Okay, I can’t rhyme – Let’s just get this ball rolling.

It’s time.

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First up are Bar-ba-loots. They’re super cute and they love to eat Truffula fruit.

Okay, that’s enough. I’ll try not to torture you any more.

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I like to roll my cake balls by hand first so I can make sure I have enough and if I need to, I can make some of them bigger or smaller at the end to keep them all about the same size.

(At the end of the post, I’ll share a pdf you can download for all of these cake pops.)

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Once they’re rolled, you can reshape them however you like.

For Bar-ba-loots, roll them into an oval and pinch in on the four rounded corners.

Pinch more at the top than at the bottom and then press down on the top center to make a spot for the eyes. This will also help form those chubby cheeks. You can also use a spoon to make an indention for the mouth if you like.

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For the big floppy ears, I used chocolate candy coating wafers.

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Just cut a small edge off with a rounded cutter and dip the wafer into melted candy coating.

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Attach it to the cake ball and let dry.

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But did you notice their big rounded ears?

That’s right. One more step. No fears.

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Just dip a toothpick in coating and draw a line of chocolate around the edge.

Then chill the balls. You know the drill.

And dip them and coat them in chocolate for thrills. Someone stop me.

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Decorate with confetti sprinkles and mini M&M’s and a black edible ink pen.

Then these guys are ready to play in the shade.

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Right underneath the Truffula Trees.

Okay, these are easy easy. Roll more cake balls like above.

Dip them, then texturize with a toothpick and love.

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Dip them in orange, yellow and pink coating.

I also added a small amount of chocolate candy coating for the yellow and orange to cut the brightness down a little.

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It’s like Dr. Seuss new these would be perfect for pops.

Sprinkle a little sanding sugar on the pops before the coating sets.

Use the really long paper lollipop sticks and then you can cut them down in varying lengths.

A black edible ink pen or a touch of black candy color on a dry brush adds the perfect detail for these paper tree trunks.

But what about the Lorax?

He speaks for the trees you know.

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He’s easy to make.

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Just dip, dry, then decorate.

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You’ll need yellow candy coating, a black edible ink pen, white confetti sprinkles and lots of toothpicks.

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A helpful way to get started is to etch where you want to apply the coating for the brows and mustache using a toothpick.

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Then stay in the lines. Or just over them so you don’t see the etchings.

Apply the coating with the tip of your toothpick. As it starts to dry, layer on more and more coating. His mustache is really big. As the coating thickens just before setting, drag out the tips for nice pointed ends.

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Replace your toothpick when it gets gloppy.

Or else your cake pops will get kinda sloppy.

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Use the same technique for his bushy brows.

Break edges off confetti sprinkles, attach with coating and dot the eyes with your edible ink pen.

Dot on orange coating for a little round nose.

Cute as cute as a Lorax can be.

But wait. Just the head?

Where’s his body?

Let’s see.

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Roll the cake ball into an oval and then into kind of a jelly bean shape.

Take two jumbo heart sprinkles and two broken pretzel pieces – dip the ends in coating and insert them into the pop in position for arms and legs.

Insert the legs just toward the front so you leave room to also insert a lollipop stick.

Let the attachments dry before you dip.

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These will look like arms in a minute – resting on his hip.

P.S. – I’m a dork, not a poet.

Once dry, decorate faces the same as above. Just on a smaller scale.

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Then use a toothpick dipped in coating to draw on his skinny arms. (I should have made one wave.)

There.

Sassier.

Much better.

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Here’s a pdf of the Lorax cake pops so you can make your own.

They’d be a cute snack at the theaters if you go to see the movie.

Or during Dr. Seuss story time.

Hmmm. Green eggs and ham cake pops. Those would be fun, too.

Disclosure: I was compensated to make these Lorax Cake Pops, but I might have made them anyway because they’re just too cute. Shhh… don’t tell.

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Nanette said...

You never cease to amaze me!

So adorable!

February 20, 2012 01:21 AM
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Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Oh my gosh.. These are ADORABLE!! I’m making cake pops right now, but just the round ones. You are a cake pop rock star! :)

February 20, 2012 01:26 AM
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nashnordin said...

wow! They’re adorable! I bet it took you lots of time to make this! You have too much patience and passion in cake pops making, bakerella :)

February 20, 2012 01:31 AM
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Nina said...

These are TOO adorable for me to handle right now. I love the Lorax…and these Lorax cake pops. Beautiful!

February 20, 2012 01:39 AM
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Liy said...

TOO CUTE! :)

February 20, 2012 01:44 AM
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Jacqui said...

You are AMAAAZZIINNNG!!!

February 20, 2012 01:45 AM
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Samantha Powell said...

Too darn CUTE! Love them :)

February 20, 2012 01:48 AM
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Xochitl said...

wow, I love it!!

February 20, 2012 01:50 AM
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Chrish said...

Very cute and they don’t look too hard to make, either. Sweet!

February 20, 2012 01:53 AM
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Bella's Bakery & Bowtique said...

Love them! You are a rockstar!!

February 20, 2012 01:56 AM
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Alexis said...

While the Lorax pops are adorable, I think the truffula tree pops are my favorite. So sparkly and awesome.

February 20, 2012 01:57 AM
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Amanda said...

Those are awesome! You are so talented.

February 20, 2012 01:57 AM
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Diana Rodriguez said...

WOW! Just came back from the world premiere at Universal! There were cake pops at the party dessert table but not as cute as yours. Wish they would of gotten you to make theirs!!

February 20, 2012 02:03 AM
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kristie said...

you are amazing!!

February 20, 2012 02:03 AM
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Diana said...

Omigosh these are soooo adorable! I wish I had half of your cake pop making & decorating skills!

February 20, 2012 02:16 AM
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Sandi said...

Amazing, as usual! And I’m glad you got compensated — you deserve it!!!

February 20, 2012 02:19 AM
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irene said...

im so hooked!!!

February 20, 2012 02:23 AM
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Tracie said...

Incredible that you can see something then SEE it in the form of a cake ball. Amazed at how you put it all together!

February 20, 2012 02:39 AM
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JulieD said...

Love love love these! They make me smile. :D

February 20, 2012 02:42 AM
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Lib M. said...

Adorable, as always. I just saw the preview on Friday when we went to see the Secret World of Arrietty for my birthday. Looks like it’ll be a fun one!

February 20, 2012 02:42 AM
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melva said...

These are adorable. You never cease to amaze me.

February 20, 2012 02:50 AM
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Kristen said...

Very cute!

February 20, 2012 03:00 AM
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Tina said...

omg these are sooo cute and defs worthy of nibbling on :)
thanks for all the tips!!

February 20, 2012 03:12 AM
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Penny said...

Gorgeous!! ^_^
You keep blowing me away Bakerella!!
Love love LOVE!
xx

February 20, 2012 03:31 AM
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Gaelle said...

it’s so nice !! you are amazing ! this cake it’s so very incroyable

February 20, 2012 04:21 AM
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Mireia said...

Those look very very cute!! How can you always come up with such amazing ideas??!

February 20, 2012 04:30 AM
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oonagh said...

New Dizzying Heights – you clever, clever, girl – well done

February 20, 2012 05:14 AM
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CrazyBunnyLady said...

Love these! So cute!

February 20, 2012 05:36 AM
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Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Oh my goodness, these are simply brilliant! I absolutely adore them!

February 20, 2012 06:03 AM
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Gizelle said...

These are too cute!

February 20, 2012 06:16 AM
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Maureen said...

These are too cute for words. Bar-Ba-Loots for me!

Even the rhyming is cute.

February 20, 2012 06:34 AM
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Sara (Belly Rumbles) said...

They are just so gorgeous

February 20, 2012 07:15 AM
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Elizabeth said...

!!Beautiful!!

February 20, 2012 07:36 AM
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Kitsy said...

Love these….wonderful idea….!

February 20, 2012 07:40 AM
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Anne@Simplysweeter.blogspot.com said...

These are adorable!

February 20, 2012 08:02 AM
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Kelly W. said...

Oh my… the Lorax with the body is just too cute!!

February 20, 2012 08:05 AM
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Margaret - Michigan said...

Too cute

February 20, 2012 08:13 AM
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Maria said...

To call these cute, would be an understatement!

February 20, 2012 08:13 AM
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shelly (cookies and cups) said...

Dude, you’re killing me with cuteness. I can’t even stand how great these are!

February 20, 2012 08:16 AM
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Georganne (LilaLoa) said...

OH — I am IN LOVE with those Truffula Trees!!! IN LOVE, I tell you. I’m just going to make them and put them in a vase so I can look at them every day. SO CUTE!!

February 20, 2012 08:23 AM
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Kaaren said...

Cute! How did you do the “swirly” on the trees?

February 20, 2012 08:28 AM
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Kezia said...

My brothers love Dr Seuss, as do I! You are so clever!

February 20, 2012 08:53 AM
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Sabrina said...

You are simply magnificent, never cease to amaze us!!!!

February 20, 2012 08:56 AM
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LaKisha J. Smith said...

You are soooooooo talented!! Very, very cute! :o)

February 20, 2012 08:59 AM
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Molly said...

How do you get the coating so clean and the balls so round? I have SUCH trouble with that part!! My cake pops are always delicious but they’re usually funky looking.

February 20, 2012 09:00 AM
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Tara Lynn said...

So adorable! You are too creative!

February 20, 2012 09:08 AM
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ileana said...

Wow! These look fantastic!

February 20, 2012 09:10 AM
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Nancy said...

As always, you are amazing! They are adorable!

February 20, 2012 09:12 AM
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Connie said...

TOO FREAKIN CUTE!!!! If I could get mine to look anything near that I would so try these! Adorable. You are so my cake pop hero!!

February 20, 2012 09:13 AM
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Stephanie Fekete said...

These are fantastic. Your work amazes me!

February 20, 2012 09:15 AM
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Jenniffer at Cup a Dee Cakes said...

I bow to you, great Bakerella – I think I’ll make these for my fella! :)

February 20, 2012 09:41 AM
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Tammy said...

Just got the blog e-mail for THE LORAX cake pops!

I saw Lorax add on TV Thursday night and told a friend I’m going to make him! Well I guess now I have a step by step how to!! THANKS!

February 20, 2012 09:41 AM
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MINDY1 said...

D’aww :D

February 20, 2012 09:43 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

Angie, you are seriously amazing! These little cake pops are the cutest ever! Hope to see you soon! xoxo

February 20, 2012 09:45 AM
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Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

These are seriously adorable. Spot on perfect! you’re pretty good at this cake pop thing ;)

February 20, 2012 09:57 AM
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Karyn said...

Adorable and perfect as always!! Love the Trees the best!

February 20, 2012 09:59 AM
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eRiKa said...

AMAZING! Once again! Bravo!

February 20, 2012 10:01 AM
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sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

so cute! makes me want to see the movie even more now.

February 20, 2012 10:18 AM
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Cookbook Queen said...

These are so stinking cute and SPOT ON!!! My son and I have a date to see this movie, so excited.

Love them, Angie!!!!!

February 20, 2012 10:23 AM
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Nicole said...

Adorable!! Love the bright colours!

February 20, 2012 10:25 AM
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

These are SO adorable!

February 20, 2012 10:28 AM
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AGinTO said...

You NEVER cease to amaze me Angie! These are fab – but then again, so is every CakePop you ever make… These put a huge smile on my face – THANKS for sharing!

February 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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Sue said...

These are too much. Can’t wait for the movie!

February 20, 2012 11:10 AM
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Corinne Bantle said...

Bakerella – You are just so amazing. My favorite are the truffala trees. Neat!

February 20, 2012 11:17 AM
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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen said...

You are an artist my dear!! Perfect! I love the truffula trees!! xoxo

February 20, 2012 11:21 AM
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Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH i love the poof balls so cute great job

February 20, 2012 11:33 AM
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Shannon said...

You are so amazing – seriously, a true artist and you should know that we all appreciate you, your brain and your imagination. (and hard work) you surprise me everyday with what you come up with. Bravo!

February 20, 2012 11:44 AM
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Kirsten said...

Unbelievably amazing! I did a school project on The Lorax a few weeks ago and since then I’ve been obsessed with the movie! These cake pops just sent me over the edge! Amazing!!

February 20, 2012 11:53 AM
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Mary @ Bake Break said...

TOO CUTE! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me – I wish I had some of it! These are really amazing, and I LOVE Dr. Seuss – fantastic!!

February 20, 2012 12:11 PM
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Naomi said...

I DIE! TOO CUTE!!

February 20, 2012 12:19 PM
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Brittany said...

Why are you so awesome!?!

February 20, 2012 12:45 PM
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Jenny said...

These are adorable. I can’t wait to see the movie.

February 20, 2012 12:49 PM
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Mary said...

You are such an artist! What a talent!

February 20, 2012 01:19 PM
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Joy said...

Adorable … and the instructions with pictures you gave are so so so helpful … Thank You !!! I just bought your book and I am going to be making my first cake pops soon … our 3 1/2 year old son has fallen in love with cake pops (can you really blame him) … so he has requested I make some for his 4th birthday party … which is to be a Disney Car’s Theme this year … I would be forever grateful if you have any tips or ideas on how to shape Lightening McQueen and Tow Mater as cake pops … and how to decorate them as well. You definitely are a total rock star in the cake pop department!!!!

February 20, 2012 01:22 PM
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Susan @ The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Amazing – I love them!!

February 20, 2012 01:24 PM
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Ashlyn Taylor said...

I’m so completely in love with these. You are a decorating genius!

February 20, 2012 01:33 PM
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NebraskaNancy said...

Oh my!!! These are the cutest pops ever, but I do say that a lot, because there are so many “cutest pops ever”. Soooooooooo sweet! ***LOVE***

February 20, 2012 02:01 PM
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The Teacher Cooks said...

You are so talented and patient!

February 20, 2012 02:01 PM
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Desi said...

So stinky cute;))) love those!!!! Bakerella you Rock!!!

February 20, 2012 02:04 PM
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vivian said...

These are adorable! I like the Lorax pops with the full body (:

February 20, 2012 02:12 PM
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Angela Willis said...

Angie, do you KNOW how hard it is to capture character’s faces? Incredibly. You are and have always been brilliant!

February 20, 2012 02:26 PM
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Greenwick said...

Fantastic! :D And ham and egg pops would be awesome! My elementary school used to do a Dr. Seuss day, where people would bring their kids at night and everyone would hear Dr. Seuss stories. Then the cafeteria would serve up green ham and green eggs. As you can probably imagine, cake pops would be more appetising.

February 20, 2012 02:29 PM
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Lucie said...

I don’t know how you do it. Not only is your talent incredible, but also your willingness to teach us how to make these, and that is a gift!

February 20, 2012 02:46 PM
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Janet C said...

Those are awesome! I wouldn’t let anyone eat them after spending so much time on them. ;)

February 20, 2012 02:52 PM
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Julie D said...

You are so amazing! I just love how creative you are and how PERFECT your creations look! This new group is just WOW!!!

February 20, 2012 02:57 PM
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Rhoda said...

You never cease to amaze me, Bakerella! We’re celebrating Dr Seuss week at work (school) soon and these cake pops would be waaay better than green eggs & ham (disgusting really). We’ll be taking our son to see the sensory-friendly screening of The Lorax on March 10th, so I will probably be making these for him :)

February 20, 2012 03:23 PM
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LucyExpress said...

Aw! The Lorax or the Truffula Trees are my favorite!

February 20, 2012 03:44 PM
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Gisela said...

Oh my goodness! How cute are these? I love the full bodied Lorax with his arms on his hips.

February 20, 2012 04:21 PM
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Annette said...

Oh my gosh! Those are soo… stinkin cute I can hardly stand it! You are truly gifted and amazing!

February 20, 2012 04:58 PM
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Jenna said...

Super cute! They’d be great for a kid’s party.

February 20, 2012 07:03 PM
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Maia said...

How beautiful!!! And your dorkiness becomes you… very cute instructions/poetry. I actually recorded the soundtrack to this several weeks ago. It looked adorable! I’m excited to see it in theaters.

February 20, 2012 07:31 PM
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Katie said...

Outstanding!!! Love them!

February 20, 2012 08:06 PM
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Cammee said...

There might be a lot of cake pop imitators, but no one can ever be as creative and execute as well as Bakerella! You are amazing.

February 20, 2012 08:14 PM
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RJ said...

These made me smile. :-). You are too awesome!!

February 20, 2012 08:47 PM
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keecam said...

Hey Bakerella oh how you rule!
Reading your blog is just way too cool.
With Loraxes, Bar-ba-loots, and Truffle Trees too,
Thank thank you for bringing something new.
My world’s a much happier place,
because of you, you wonderful Ace!

ps (I hope no one ever “stops you!” :)

February 20, 2012 09:17 PM
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Jennifer D. said...

Wow. Just wow. You totally nailed it! LOVE the lorax! He is so cute!

February 20, 2012 11:40 PM
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Kelly said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!

February 20, 2012 11:48 PM
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marla said...

ADORBS!! Could only imagine sitting in the theater with these bright + cheery pops. Angie, these are so darling and I agree with Lori above ~ you are a pro at this cake pop thing!
btw: whenever I see that movie trailer I get goosebumps ~ it is breathtaking!! ~xo~

February 21, 2012 07:08 AM
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Aimee said...

AMAZING!!

February 21, 2012 09:35 AM
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thesnarkybaker said...

Soooooo super cute!

February 21, 2012 10:41 AM
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