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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marianne said...

so cute my DD is a huge dr. suess fan im just starting how to make cake pops but i cant wait to be able to do this. keep up the creative thinking i think im hooked on cake pops

March 23, 2012 10:40 PM
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PaolaRN said...

Maybe I will sound like a dummy lol but how exactly do you “texturize” the trees? Could you show please.

March 24, 2012 07:54 PM
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Hibzeeeeeee said...

THESE ARE ADORIBLEEEE!!!!!! i .<

March 24, 2012 11:29 PM
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Claire said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED/LOVE THE MOVIE AND THESE CAKEPOPS!

March 25, 2012 10:04 PM
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Whitney said...

You made the Lorax so cute and yummy :)

March 26, 2012 04:51 AM
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Anonymous said...

can you use something else instead of lollipop sticks?? because i have searched and searched and cant find them :(

March 26, 2012 07:36 AM
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Lindyb said...

I made the truffula trees for our Seussical tech rehearsal yesterday. Here’s a photo of them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindyb28/6869454012

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I have pinned it on Pinterest too.

March 26, 2012 09:25 AM
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judy sommer said...

Like Kitchenaid’s new Crystal Blue mixer and would love to win this one and make a statement in my new kitchen (in progress) as the punch of color and choice for accent color. Kitchenaid is synonimous with “the stand mixer” to have because of the heavey duty work it can do and help produce a great product. My Grandmother’s Kitchenaid was what I knew I wanted one day. It lives on in our family – we gave our daughters and some family members as a tool MUST in their kitchen.

March 26, 2012 12:31 PM
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judy sommer said...

Like Kitchenaid’s new Crystal Blue mixer and would love to win this one and make a statement in my new kitchen (in progress) as the punch of color and choice for accent color. Kitchenaid is synonimous with “the stand mixer” to have because of the heavey duty work it can do and help produce a great product. My Grandmother’s Kitchenaid was what I knew I wanted one day. It lives on in our family – we gave our daughters and some family members as a tool MUST in their kitchen. My Mother’s
Chiffon cake and semi-sweet chocolate butter cream icing is my favorite to make with my Kitchenaid. She always made this cake for my birthday and I carry on the tradition.

March 26, 2012 12:39 PM
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kreashyns said...

What a wonderful item to give away, I love the blue color of the new stand mixer.

To answer the question of what we could eat forever, it would be homemade peach ice cream from ripe georgia peaches.

I also want to thank you for the links sent in your mail telling us about the florida show you went to at Epcot, I went to everyone of them and saved all of them.

Have a great day and thank you for the opportunity to win this stand mixer with the new beautiful blue color :)

March 26, 2012 01:16 PM
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Daniella said...

Love it! You are a GENIUS

So simple and fun :D

March 26, 2012 11:57 PM
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Carol said...

Very cute pops…and beautiful tropical photos! The mixer would bring that feeling right on home! If I could have only one dessert for the rest of my life, it would be my homemade yellow cake with pastry cream filling and white buttercream frosting. That’s always been my very favorite, so much so that I had to learn to make my own so I’d never have to go without! :) Thanks for a fun, informative blog!

March 28, 2012 12:05 AM
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Bonnie Ortega said...

I love this idea. I am so going to make these for my 4yr olds preschool class.

March 28, 2012 12:42 PM
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jt said...

Oh wow! These are amazing. Just found out about cake pops and reading an article online, it seems you are the one who made them famous! Totally can see why they’re so popular. They are cute and very pretty! Must try this one day!

Particularly love the truffula trees, by the way! Love the shape of them! : o) : o).

March 30, 2012 12:21 AM
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Rob said...

I loved the Lorax cake pops. Great job!
BTW, I am very impressed about the quality of the pictures here…
Rob.

April 1, 2012 10:31 PM
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Maggie said...

I love this! I made these for my daughter’s birthday yesterday, I posted them and linked here for the directions! Thank you for the great idea!

April 2, 2012 01:24 AM
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Nerylee said...

I have only just discovered Cake Pops….you are incredible. I am so inspired

April 8, 2012 02:38 AM
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lilly said...

WAY TO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 13, 2012 11:35 PM
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Jennifer Paul Gibson said...

I have to ask, how far in advance can I make these?

April 14, 2012 11:43 AM
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RM said...

AWESOME!

May 12, 2012 01:49 PM
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The Lorax said...

WOW………….I look good even in a cake pop shape….lol you’re a real good baker i hope one day i’ll be as good as you

May 17, 2012 07:46 PM
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Anonymous said...

they are SOOOO cute&creative!!!but ill feel bad eating them!

May 26, 2012 06:43 PM
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rosie said...

can i use something else besides lollipop sticks for cakepops, i want to do something different?

June 19, 2012 07:07 PM
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Gracie said...

INCREDIBLE

July 7, 2012 01:42 AM
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lol said...

lol

July 12, 2012 05:36 PM
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Emily said...

They are soooo cute! Me and my aunt are experts, so we will try to make them all!

July 19, 2012 11:08 AM
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Katie said...

Oh my god these are amazing!!! I NEED to make these! hehe

August 1, 2012 01:33 PM
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Anonymous said...

OMG i love it!!my son loves the lorax. i wish i can be as good as you! i will give these a try but im sure they wont come out as good as this!

August 8, 2012 04:26 PM
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Emily said...

These are adorable! Me and my aunt are actually in the process of trying to make them right now. We are only on the mustache and eyebrows step, but they’ve turned out pretty well so far!

August 20, 2012 12:44 PM
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Jenna said...

Wow thts so awesome

August 29, 2012 08:44 PM
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Jenna said...

I’ve seen the movie and it was tight man! Luv like like my kid! My kid liked it too

August 29, 2012 08:45 PM
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bakerintraining said...

I just got your book as a present and I’m amazed!

September 10, 2012 09:49 AM
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Anonymous said...

l know righttttt

September 24, 2012 03:17 PM
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AkKern said...

I LOVE THE LORAX! I am watching it right now and I thought that it would be fun to make Lorax cake pops!

September 24, 2012 07:05 PM
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Jeux online said...

So nice. Yummyyyyy :)

October 5, 2012 05:43 AM
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Melissa said...

I just got your newest cake pop book, and can’t wait to start doing them for the holidays. I have a few that I have decided to try and design…don’t know if they will work, but I’m super excited to try. My friend liked the pumpkin and hay bales I did for a harvest dance so much, she asked me to make some for a baby shower (Dr. Seuss themed). This will be my ultimate test. LOL

November 20, 2012 01:08 PM
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Nelly said...

Ohhh

November 30, 2012 07:35 PM
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Anonymous said...

those look tight

December 21, 2012 08:56 PM
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kelsea said...

SO CUTE!!!!!! I WOULD DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!”"

December 30, 2012 02:35 PM
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Anonymous said...

As always, easier said than done.

January 3, 2013 09:19 PM
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Chelsea said...

Tee Hee dr sues will love these

January 13, 2013 05:26 PM
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Heidi Swinney said...

What brand edible ink pen do you use because my pen does not write on the coating like that. I have tried wilton & Americolor and neither work well. DO you use somethnig else for your photos?

January 19, 2013 08:46 AM
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maddie said...

the lorax is so cute looking you always amaze me

January 26, 2013 11:56 AM
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julie a said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 8, 2013 04:01 PM
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cupcakegirl said...

they are so cute!!!! you are very talented:-)

February 17, 2013 07:10 PM
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Charmaine said...

Thanks Bakerella,
I am going to use this recpie in a contest hope I get 1st place. :)

March 2, 2013 07:13 AM
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Anonymous said...

I so want to make these! <3

March 22, 2013 08:18 PM
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Debbie said...

Would you be able to make firework cakepops? like they are exploding off the cakepop like a firework? your amazing i have learned alot from you, you should have your own channel on YOUTUBE like Mycupcakeaddiction an show us how you do this, her site is amzaing as well and she owns her own shop but also shows us how to step by step make these amazing designs on her channel on youtube. hope you do to :)

April 10, 2013 09:13 AM
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Heather - Chickabug said...

I’m not sure which part I like best – the cute little feet or the arms resting on his hips. Who am I kidding? The mustache is always my favorite part about the Lorax! Great cake pops and awesome tutorial! : )

July 5, 2013 11:58 AM
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Alanis said...

I want to do Lorax Cake Pops for my cousin’s birthday!

August 24, 2013 04:33 AM
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Jeu en ligne said...

best meet i ever eat ! :D

October 30, 2013 02:38 PM
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Cindy deRosier said...

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Lorax cake pops! You can see them here:

http://www.bakerella.com/the-lorax-cake-pops/

Thanks for a great project idea!

March 2, 2014 10:50 AM
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Jay said...

So cute!!!
I’m doing that for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 28, 2014 11:45 PM
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