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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Mandi Briggs said...

Love these! Precious as always!

February 21, 2012 10:44 AM
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Ashley said...

As I was scrolling through your post, I was thinking, “Wow. She did it again. SO COOL!”
…then I kept scrolling *ooh*…and scrolling *ahh*…then I think I died of cuteness overload when I saw the full bodied Lorax. Amazing!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

And for the record: You are a great poet. haha

February 21, 2012 11:25 AM
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Danielle C said...

These are too cute! I think another round of Dr. Suess pops would be a great idea, especially if they are green eggs and ham!

February 21, 2012 12:03 PM
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Angela said...

Amazing!

February 21, 2012 12:03 PM
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Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

I am overwhelmed by your creativity. These are absolutely adorable!

February 21, 2012 12:14 PM
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Holly W said...

Oh My Goodness! These are the cutest things ever! Your creativity is out of this world.

February 21, 2012 12:33 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

Those are super duper adorable. I love the trees best, but that is mostly because they are sparkly!

February 21, 2012 12:41 PM
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Kimberly said...

You are so creative!

February 21, 2012 02:44 PM
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Jenny said...

Now how do you make Taylor Swift cake pops!?!?

February 21, 2012 02:50 PM
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Lael said...

The Truffula Trees…so cute!!! I’m going to have to make those this summer!!!

February 21, 2012 04:09 PM
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Faba said...

OMG! These are soo cute! Especially how you made the lorax’s body.

February 21, 2012 04:31 PM
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Christine said...

so adorable! my favorite are the full body loraxes! :D

February 21, 2012 04:45 PM
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Brooke said...

You are SOOOO talented!

February 21, 2012 04:53 PM
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middagstips said...

Nice blog.. I like ur pictures because of the blurry background.

February 21, 2012 05:55 PM
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Emily said...

You have so much talent, I’m so jealous! :)

February 21, 2012 06:53 PM
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patty forristall said...

what am i doing wrong when i make my cake pops and before icing…they r crackin or not stayin on stick when dippin…then when chocolate is dryin its cracks…thanks patty

February 21, 2012 07:53 PM
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shirin said...

AMAZING, so cute! Love the full Lorax, you’re just so creative!

February 21, 2012 08:42 PM
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Sophia said...

I can’t wait for the movie, my girls want to see it so bad. I love the pops!

February 21, 2012 09:10 PM
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Grace V. said...

WOW!! So cute, gotta have my mom help me make these!

February 21, 2012 09:11 PM
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sandielee said...

Those are SO amazing!!

February 21, 2012 09:49 PM
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Shelan said...

Those look amazing! I would never be able to make something like that!
This is a bit off subject but do you know about tempering chocolate? I have a question about it. Once you are finished tempering it and are keeping it at 88 degrees F. Do you have to keep it at that temperature forever?
Please reply!
Thanks!

February 21, 2012 10:04 PM
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Maricel Quirante said...

Hi Bakerella!

I was standing at the bus stop today and saw the Lorax ad drive by. I was just thinking about making Lorax cupcakes and/or a cake for Earthday…and then here you go making them into cake pops! Thanks once again for the inspiration and great instructions!

February 22, 2012 03:21 AM
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Pretty Pickles said...

Wow! This is so creative. Do you have any ideas for Disney Classics? i.e. Little Mermaid?

February 22, 2012 06:28 AM
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Carol Achziger said...

Okay – if I wasn’t excited to see The Lorax movie, these would have done it! Well done and thanks!!

February 22, 2012 09:58 AM
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Vanessa said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, you are A M A Z I N G!!! Good bless you, forever and ever.

February 22, 2012 11:26 AM
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Shicevents said...

So freaking cute! I love them! The movie has inspired me so much! Gonna see it with my kids!

February 22, 2012 02:07 PM
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melinda said...

Oh my gosh, that full body version is too cute to eat!

February 22, 2012 03:48 PM
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Cheyenne van den Berg said...

Oh my gosh! They all look sooo cute! I love these! :D

February 22, 2012 06:15 PM
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Sandy Race said...

Love ‘em!!!!! So cute.

February 22, 2012 06:38 PM
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Christine Steinfeldt said...

Oh dear! they are so adorable! Children will surely fall in love with them.

February 23, 2012 01:22 AM
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living eventfully said...

what the WHAT??!?!?! Wait….WHAT????
You are cray cray. I don’t know how you do it.

February 23, 2012 05:09 AM
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Broadcasting Sunny said...

I found you on the google reader but had to come to your site to say I am truly impressed. I can’t wait to show my daughter. She’ll want to try it right away. :)

February 23, 2012 10:48 AM
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Hair clip accessories said...

These are too stinking cute!!! I LOVE them!!!!

February 23, 2012 02:29 PM
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FestivePartyGirl said...

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, you come up with even more. These are so cute! You did a fantastic job on them.

February 23, 2012 04:26 PM
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Azi said...

Love them! I love to bake and these are just so creative and adorable! What kind of coating do you use for the pops? Is it fondant? Thank you and keep it up!!!

February 23, 2012 06:48 PM
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Julie said...

These bring back so many memories of reading The Lorax to my son. He loved how they chopped down the Truffula trees with one smacka! Oh those trees! It’s just a great way to teach the young one (and some oldies, too) about the pollution and how it comes to be created and then how it can be solved. I’m sure your cakes will be a great hit too.

February 24, 2012 10:12 AM
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Jill Semsch said...

Will you make me about 10 and just mail them to me?? This would be perfect for a team ice breaker I’m planning which will be held in a few weeks. Can you email me with your price to make & ship? Thanks! jill

February 24, 2012 10:56 AM
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Heather Macpherson said...

Absolutely adorable. (And of course you had to rhyme… how could you not?) I linked back to you in my blog for Lorax birthday party ideas!

February 24, 2012 01:03 PM
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Phyllis {LuxeFinds} said...

Absolutely adorable! Thank you for the tutorial!

February 24, 2012 02:06 PM
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Hollie said...

Insanely adorable!

February 24, 2012 04:53 PM
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Heather said...

Those are so cute! I bet they taste great!

February 24, 2012 07:16 PM
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Anonymous said...

bakerella i made your round cake pops yesterday for the first time ever. They were very sweet in taste but when i left them in the frezzer for a day they tased much better LOL

February 24, 2012 08:13 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

These are all so cute and sweet ..almost, but not too cute to eat! Sorry, i couldn’t resist tossing in my own rhyme ;o)

February 25, 2012 02:12 AM
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Lena Goodwin said...

I am thrilled you were compensated. I feel like everywhere I go, people are ripping off your ideas and passing them off as their own. You should be compensated. You are amazing!

February 25, 2012 09:52 AM
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Martha in KS said...

You are a genius! These are true works of art.

February 25, 2012 07:34 PM
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Sher said...

Oh my gosh! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I am so glad to hear that you were compensated for this. :)

February 25, 2012 08:26 PM
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Kadee said...

WOW!! These are too cute but i dont think i could come any close and i wouldnt have patients. Abvously you do

February 26, 2012 04:08 PM
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Baker Bettie said...

Gah. I just love you and everything you do. These are adorable. Perfect. So much inspiration!

February 26, 2012 10:48 PM
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Tiffany said...

You amaze me! What a cute idea! :)

February 27, 2012 03:51 PM
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Renee Cook said...

Hi,
Love your work, but how can I email or Facebook my Daughter the Dr. Seuss ideas such as the cake pops for the Lorax?

February 28, 2012 03:47 AM
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Christina Z said...

I love these so so cool!

February 28, 2012 11:46 AM
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Clayton said...

I love the lorax and these are perfect.

February 28, 2012 06:10 PM
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Clayton said...

+ they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

February 28, 2012 06:11 PM
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Kara said...

You are amazing!!!! I absolutely adore these!!!

February 28, 2012 10:12 PM
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Melissa said...

Adorable…simply adorable! You always amaze me!

February 29, 2012 01:38 PM
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Lori Bramwell said...

I’m so glad I found you. My son’s birthday is March 2. We’re going to the movie and these will be great to make for the party.

February 29, 2012 02:14 PM
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Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

THANKS for the inspiration! I created cupcakes…
http://hoosierhomemade.com/dr-seuss-the-lorax-cupcakes/
~Liz

February 29, 2012 02:24 PM
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EG said...

You are out of control! These are so great!

February 29, 2012 09:07 PM
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angelica said...

TOO CUTE!!!!!!! THATS SO CUTE I CAN KEEP IT AS A ORANMENT AND NOT EAT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:}

March 1, 2012 09:56 AM
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Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

You’re a friggin’ genius.

March 1, 2012 11:20 AM
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Carrie - Carrie's Creations said...

Love these so so much! Would it be okay if I included them in a Lorax Roundup I will be doing on my blog?

March 1, 2012 12:40 PM
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Anonymous said...

so cute the Truffula Trees are dan cute so are the loarx heads you are so talented great job :-)

March 1, 2012 06:58 PM
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Celine Yap said...

These are absolutely the best! Amazing, you are!

March 2, 2012 03:08 AM
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LaKisha J. Smith said...

These are freakin adorable! My girls are in love with them… I can’t wait to make them.

March 2, 2012 07:28 AM
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Phuong said...

So amazing! I’m always inspired when I visit you blog!

Btw, I’m hosting my first blog giveaway today so check it out :)

http://littlerandomhappiness.blogspot.com/2012/03/bonjour-mon-amis.html

March 2, 2012 05:51 PM
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Love Grows said...

At my bridal shower last weekend, someone gave me your Cake Pops book and I was soooo thrilled to finally have the book of the blog I’ve been following. You are absolutely amazing. If only I had the patience to make my cake balls/pops look cute before I ate them all…

March 2, 2012 06:44 PM
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Melissa said...

Wow…these are PERFECT! Love them!

March 2, 2012 07:11 PM
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MaryClaire said...

These look cute but hard! how do you do this? and also where do you buy fondant?

March 2, 2012 07:13 PM
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Sheila said...

Soooo cute. These are wonderful.

March 3, 2012 01:13 AM
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AoifeNicA said...

Those are absolutely fantatic!

March 3, 2012 07:57 AM
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zenna said...

my daughter loved these know were going to do a lorax themed party!!!!!!!

March 3, 2012 08:01 PM
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Paula said...

My daughter is soooooooooooo gonna wanna make these!!!!

March 4, 2012 08:29 AM
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GuizmO said...

J’aime la France.

GuizmO tu peux pas test’ ! :D

March 4, 2012 11:12 AM
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GuizmO said...

‘Was a joke, I love them :D Sooo cute !

March 4, 2012 11:13 AM
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Carolyn Noess said...

How did you get the swirl on the tree cake pops?

March 4, 2012 10:01 PM
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Jackie said...

Made these tonight, the truffula trees. My kids and I are going to the movie with their school tomorrow, so these will be in the classroom after they get back. :) They weren’t really difficult, but the ‘swirl’ is a bit hard, mine are definitely not as perfect as yours! Only issue I had is that some of them are cracking already. :(

March 4, 2012 10:14 PM
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Dina - Deliciously Darling Events said...

Beyond amazing!!! Just love everything you do but these ones are phenomenal. <3 your tutorials! Thanks for sharing your adorable creations! <3

March 5, 2012 10:23 AM
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Katherine Roan said...

Oh my goodness. These are totally cute. I totally love every aspect of them!! Only critique would be, they take forever!

March 5, 2012 01:07 PM
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luv2bake said...

Toooo cute! Terrific! Spot on!

March 5, 2012 03:18 PM
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Erica said...

I love them!!!! Love the Lorax! The book is phenomenal, but the movie didn’t quite live up to that.

March 6, 2012 10:27 AM
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mackenzie hoehne said...

i love these can you mail me some!hahahahh but where are these in milwakee or what!anybody know that where bakerella!

March 6, 2012 05:21 PM
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Nancy said...

You have an amazing, creative mind!!

March 6, 2012 05:24 PM
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nicholas g. said...

they look very yummy and delicious

March 6, 2012 05:31 PM
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Miley said...

awesome

March 6, 2012 06:15 PM
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Janey said...

You seriously blow my mind a little more with every new post. These are ADORABLE! I kid you not, I have been reading The Lorax to my kids no less than twice a day for the last month…and even I am not sick of all it’s greatness. The full body cake pops just destroy me. You rock!!

March 6, 2012 06:46 PM
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Vy said...

How do you goop on the mustache so perfectly?! I have been struggling to try to get the “hair” effect. No luck. You are ahhh-mazing.

March 6, 2012 11:46 PM
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Christi said...

These are adorable! You are a creative genius! I’ve never tried cake pops, and probably shouldn’t. (Sometimes my efforts don’t produce the results I hope for.) These are tempting enough to try making, but I can only imagine the amount of work involved and the potential disaster/disappointment I could end up with. For now I will just admire and dream… maybe some day! Thank you for sharing these!

March 7, 2012 09:15 AM
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max said...

cool I love them I want to eat them Now!

March 8, 2012 02:26 AM
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Kristin said...

I just found your website today, and I feel like I found a treasure. Every picture and project is more beautiful and inspiring than the next. Thank you for sharing your gift as an artist. I cant wait to start making some of your creations!

March 8, 2012 09:31 PM
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irene said...

i think this is adorable u inspire me a lot im barely a 12 year old girl and and im starting to get better and better as i follow steps and get recipes :)

March 9, 2012 09:47 PM
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Phoebe said...

The Lorax ones are just perfect! Too cute for words

March 10, 2012 10:39 AM
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Anthonette said...

Bravo, bravo, Angie! Your creativity amazes me.

March 11, 2012 02:06 PM
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maria said...

that looks exactly like the lorax!

March 11, 2012 11:51 PM
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Jackie said...

These look amazing, as usual. I don’t have any patience, but these look very easy to make. I wish I had your patience.

March 12, 2012 10:28 AM
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Julia Lynn said...

These are so cute, like everything you do.

You are so talented!!!

March 13, 2012 03:24 AM
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Diana Gibbs said...

You are amazing. I made cakepops once, and they were delicious but a pain cause I was having trouble making them stay on the stick.
These look too cute to eat…ok maybe not.

Hugs,
Di

March 14, 2012 06:16 PM
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Anonymous said...

You go ahead and rhyme . . . anytime!

March 15, 2012 04:37 PM
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tracey said...

i need help!!..when i melt my candy dips they never seem to go runny enough..i’ve tried adding shortening but still doesn’t work..any tips?…..i desperately want to make these for my sons birthday…..

March 16, 2012 06:13 PM
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Katie said...

These look too good to eat! They are solo cute… They look a little hard to make are they? Also I can’t wait to see your Easter cake pops this year! I’m hoping you use coconut!

March 21, 2012 03:02 PM
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Soraya said...

I have made these cakepops and im going to post it on my website in an article, named: Bakerella VS me, haha!
I’ll post the link here if it’s online but that’s gonna be tomorrow. And btw it’s in dutch..
I love you’re website and you ofcourse <3 !

March 21, 2012 10:18 PM
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