Monday, November 17, 2008

You’ll Want to Gobble These Right Up!

Turkey Pops

I’ve been busy working on all kinds of cake pops lately. I think I’ve made close to 40 different variations so far. (Trying to put together a book.) But, since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I wanted to make sure you don’t have dry turkey on the menu. So, choose a cake and frosting flavor and follow these directions for super moist cake pops. Then, use the following additions to turn them into Turkey Pops. You’ll need chocolate candy coating, almond bark or candy melts for the body. Use extra melted chocolate to “glue” the additions on.

Caramel Candy Corn
Turkey Feathers = Caramel Candy Corn
You can use the original flavor for brighter feathers.

Expresso Beans
Heads = Coated Expresso Beans
The brown ones. I found mine at the Fresh Market grocery chain.

Beaks = Orange chips from these Rainbow Candy Coated Chips
Wattle = Mini hearts from Casino Sprinkles.
They might be hard to find so try these.

ABC Pretzels
Legs = The “I”s from these ABC Pretzels. (Broken in half)
Found at the World Market Chain. But, you can also just use pretzel sticks.
These can also be inserted into the Turkey body while the chocolate is still wet.

Turkey Pops
Eyes = Americolor Edible Ink Pen

Hope you have a Happy Turkey Day!

Stefanee said...

You are amazing!!

November 17, 2008 05:16 AM
Natalie said...

Oh, I was so hoping you would post some thanksgiving related ones before Turkey Day!! My family is coming and I want to have some of these to give out!

November 17, 2008 05:22 AM
The Roper's said...


November 17, 2008 05:23 AM
Vashti said...

LOVE them,almost look too cute to eat, almost! Shme I xant find any of the ingredients here in South Africa! So sad.

November 17, 2008 05:29 AM
The Sugar Fairy said...

Yet another creative treat! Looking forward to your book :)

November 17, 2008 05:39 AM
Matt and Jenae Bingham said...

So cute and creative! I think these are some of my favorite so far!

November 17, 2008 05:49 AM
leaca said...

These look great.

November 17, 2008 05:55 AM
~Mychl said...

Oh my goodness gracious!!! These are ADORABLE!!! I will not be cooking dinner this year, so maybe I will have to make these to bring!

Sooooooooooo cute!!!!!

November 17, 2008 06:42 AM
Cristine said...

Those are beyond cute!!!

November 17, 2008 06:53 AM
Jaime said...

wow those are sooooooooooo cute!

November 17, 2008 07:03 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

I am loving these!!! I am so excited for an upcoming book!

November 17, 2008 07:09 AM
Annie said...

You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful ideas! Congrats on more amazing designs.

November 17, 2008 07:16 AM
Busylizzy said...

Go Hokies!

They are adorable!!!!

November 17, 2008 08:07 AM
Anonymous said...

they are so cute!!!!!!!!!

November 17, 2008 08:42 AM
Anonymous said...

could you please tell me exactly what cupcake pan you use? it seems yours fit the wrappers perfectly.. thank you!

November 17, 2008 08:51 AM
cupcakesordeath said...

I was about to ask when’s the book coming when I saw this entry. It’s high time :D
p/s: can i have an autographed copy please?

November 17, 2008 09:12 AM
Clumbsy Cookie said...

Now, a turkey all vegetarians would love! They’re amazingly cute!

November 17, 2008 09:28 AM
Anonymous said...

you never disappoint =]

November 17, 2008 10:24 AM
Likes Chocolate said...


November 17, 2008 12:01 PM
morgana said...

Amazing again. There is no thanksgiving day here, in Spain, but it doesn’t matter, your turkeys are so cute… Really lovely.

November 17, 2008 12:02 PM
Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are awesome! The cutest turkeys I’ve ever seen :)

November 17, 2008 12:13 PM
Amanda said...

OMG how cute are those! :)

November 17, 2008 12:17 PM
Dream Cake said...

You are such an amazing food artist. Your emails are always the highlight of my day because I know there is going to be some incredible creation in it. Thank you for sharing with us.

November 17, 2008 12:17 PM
Katrina said...

So so cute!

November 17, 2008 12:52 PM
landa said...

Oh, these are so cute!

November 17, 2008 01:06 PM
Jenn said...

these are too, too cute!

November 17, 2008 01:08 PM
Jennspiration said...

Those are sooo flippin fun! You are so creative!

November 17, 2008 01:17 PM
Katie said...

I SERIOUSLY can’t understand how you can keep making these pops cuter and CUTER! I LOOOOOVE them!

November 17, 2008 01:17 PM
My First Kitchen said...

These could not be any cuter, and you could not be any more of my baking idol. For real. I bow.

November 17, 2008 01:31 PM
Bridget said...

Oh, these are so adorable!!!

Can’t wait for your BOOK!!!

November 17, 2008 01:33 PM
Stacey said...

These are just too cute! I have to wonder how in the world you are able to come up with all this stuff! Amazing!!!

I wish you all the best with putting a book together. You deserve it! You’ve had such a fantastic year and you’ve accomplished so much.

You’ve certainly been an inspiration to me! Thanks!!!

November 17, 2008 01:37 PM
Gretchen Noelle said...

These are absolutely adorable!!!

November 17, 2008 01:41 PM
Megan said...

Serious, you are so clever!!!

November 17, 2008 02:04 PM
elifile said...

Very nice! :)

November 17, 2008 02:22 PM
Snooky doodle said...

Ha how cute . I bet you see cute edible animals in all you eat. and always wonder what you re going to do next. Ha you re amazing :)

November 17, 2008 02:25 PM
Candes said...

Amazing. You are amazing. LOVE it! They turned out awesome. So do you sell your creations or do you just make them and give them away? Can I be your neighbor?

November 17, 2008 02:31 PM
Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

These are my favorite yet! How clever.

November 17, 2008 02:32 PM
Sarah M said...

I love the turkeys but am especially excited to hear you’re trying to get a book together!!

November 17, 2008 02:41 PM
Sawyer's Mommy said...

I am always in awe of your talent. Those are so cute. They would make a great table decoration.

November 17, 2008 03:10 PM
Stephanie said...

Those are just darling!

November 17, 2008 03:34 PM
Suzi said...

I am new to your site and think you are just awesome! These are just too cute… I am going to try and bring them to my in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner!

November 17, 2008 03:36 PM
Esther said...

oh my…that’s all i can say…oh my :)

can’t wait for the book!

November 17, 2008 03:44 PM
toni said...

OMG! Those little guys are precious! Did you push the candy corn in the cake or glue them on? I thought about using sliced almonds as feathers, but candy corn is waymore colorful! Can’t wait for your book!

November 17, 2008 04:15 PM
The Gomes Family said...

Very cute idea, I can’t wait for the book!

November 17, 2008 04:22 PM
Jess and Jen said...

Just a few nights ago I was trying to think of a way to make turkey pops! The candy corns are much simpler than what I was thinking! Cute! Cute!

November 17, 2008 04:42 PM
Jeanne S said...

I have been waiting for your turkeys! And with candy corn too! It's like I've died & gone to heaven!

November 17, 2008 04:42 PM
Marisa said...

Those are the cutest Thanksgiving treat I have EVER seen–seriously!

November 17, 2008 04:46 PM
Dulzura Magica said...

Sooo cute and have three of my favorite chocolate candy corn and pretzels BAKERELLA U ROCK!!!

November 17, 2008 04:55 PM
Atticelf said...

I love seeing a Bakerella note in my mailbox – I know I’m going to get a grin. These are fantastic! Gobble, gobble…

November 17, 2008 04:56 PM
Emily Rose said...

too cute! I’m so glad to hear that you’re putting a book together!

November 17, 2008 05:14 PM
Steph C said...

This is great! I was actually waiting until you made Thanksgiving pops! I was having a hard time on ideas of how to decorate them. These are so cute!!

November 17, 2008 05:21 PM
Jen said...

So adorable! Your creativity is amazing! thank you for sharing!!!

November 17, 2008 05:42 PM
Nicoleigh said...

These are great. I’m excited to make them for the family on Turkey Day!

November 17, 2008 05:54 PM
Katie said...

What are you putting these in so that they stand up? They seem like they might be heavy and tippy… do you stick them in that foam stuff in flower arrangements?

November 17, 2008 05:59 PM
Jen said...

This is funny! I was just going to have my first attempt at cake pops and was trying to think of a way to attempt turkeys. I should have known you’d come up with it!!!

November 17, 2008 06:07 PM
La Ballena Elena said...

How can your imagination be so gorgeus?
Your amazing

November 17, 2008 06:25 PM
Sara F. said...

I will definitely buy your book! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Christmas! Thank you for always giving us the “how to make it” along with your clever ideas!

November 17, 2008 06:30 PM
Teslagrl said...

So cute! I can’t do caffeine, but I think there may be a jelly belly flavor that could work as the head. Or are there other suggestions?

November 17, 2008 06:35 PM
Jaina said...

Those are SOOOOO cute!

November 17, 2008 06:52 PM
Dolce Deb's Designs said...

This is the best Thanksgiving project I have ever seen you are awesome.
I can not wait for your book good luck with it. Have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

November 17, 2008 07:06 PM
Ashley said...

OMG. These are the cutest things I’ve EVER seen!!

November 17, 2008 07:08 PM
shirley elizabeth said...

Yes! Here’s my Thanksgiving project.

November 17, 2008 07:16 PM
Dawn in CA said...

The little turkeys are too cute! (How do you get the coating so smooth?!?) And I just LOVE the ABC pretzels. My kids would get such a kick out of those, I’ll have to pick some up. It is a treat to follow the development of your wonderful creativity on this blog. :)

November 17, 2008 07:17 PM
Melanie said...

I am so making these this Thanksgiving!.
My little boys will just gobble these up!!!!!

November 17, 2008 07:38 PM
Lisa Smiley said...

Those are so adorable! Cute! I just have to bring them to our family’s celebration. So glad, cuz they last long enough to travel 400 miles and sit for a few days! Perfect!! Now off to find the goodies!

November 17, 2008 07:51 PM
alia said...

wow!u r so talented!!!!! would def buy ur book and can u do more fondant stuff?? i loved ur carebear!! and want to do something like that on a fondant cake for my son’s 2nd bday iA!!!!! thanks again for ur awesome ideas!!!

November 17, 2008 08:14 PM
Olivia Carter said...

Oh my, those are PROBABLY the cutest little things I've ever seen! BRILLIANT to look at those little hearts & make them waddles!

November 17, 2008 08:40 PM
68 said...

ADORABLE! I can not wait to buy the book!!! Have you been able to find the cookie pop sticks? I haven’t seen them at A.C Moore. I tried the regular lollipop sticks and the cake pops slid off! danielle

November 17, 2008 08:40 PM
Jenn's Baking Chaber said...

CUTE! I would cobble those up anyday

November 17, 2008 09:00 PM
Ashlie said...

A book? Did you say book?! Oh, I can’t wait to hear details on that! Mainly, where can I buy one? I love the turkey pops, so cute!

November 17, 2008 09:02 PM
Brindi said...

“Waddle” I’ll do to impress my friends and family if you ever stop making all these cute cake pops? Thanks for the genius ideas!

November 18, 2008 12:04 AM
We Are Not Martha said...

OK, Every time you make these, I think they’re the cutest things ever and I tell myself I have to make them. This time I really think I’m going to!!!

I just can’t resist anymore…and the turkeys are way too cute.


November 18, 2008 12:13 AM
cookienurse said...

Another brilliant idea…how does everything stay on the cake pop?
There’s a lot of stuff on the pop, I’d probably knock something off.

November 18, 2008 12:21 AM
Bakerella said...

Stefanee – you are sweet!

Natalie – Hope they like them.

The Roper's – thank you

Vashti – that is sad. You could try making the cake balls, though and just use the morsels to dip. Add a little veg oil to make it smoother to coat. It may melt a little to the touch but they sure will taste good.

The Sugar Fairy – Oh good.

Matt and Jenae Bingham – Wait til you see some of the others I've come up with.

leaca – thank you

~Mychl – you'll blow everyone away.

Cristine – thanks

Jaime – thanks sooooooooooo much!

My Sweet & Saucy – I just have to figure out how to write it.

Annie – thank you

Busylizzy – Go Hokies!

Anonymous – thank you

Anonymous – let me know what picture you are referring to. I'm not sure what you mean.

cupcakesordeath – sure you can!

Clumbsy Cookie – good point. I had not thought of that benefit.

Anonymous – YAY!

Likes Chocolate – thank you

morgana – I'm glad you think so

Tanya – thanks, who knew turkeys could be cute.

Amanda – pretty darn cute.

Dream Cake – that makes me happy. Thanks for saying so.

Katrina – thank you

landa – thank you, too

Jenn – Glad you like them

Jennspiration – I'm tryin'

Katie – Glad you do

My First Kitchen – you're too sweet.

Bridget – I better get serious

Stacey – that's really sweet. thanks.

Gretchen Noelle – thank you

Megan – clever? or just crazy?

elifile – thanks

Snooky doodle – absolutely!

Candes – give them away. I need more taste testers. So that's good for me.

Celia Marie (W.) B. – thank you

Sarah M – Hope I can pull it off now that I put it out there.

Sawyer's Mommy – Definitely!

Stephanie – thanks

Suzi – You'll impress everyone I'm sure.

Esther – Yay!

toni – I glued them on after the pops dried

The Gomes Family – Cool!

Jess and Jen – Hope you try them

Jeanne S – And the caramel ones are way better than the original in my opinion.

Marisa – Thanks!

Dulzura Magica – and don't forget the cake

Atticelf – gobble, gobble, thanks

Emily Rose – and I'm glad you're glad.

Steph C – Thanks!

Jen – no problem

Nicoleigh – Hope they're a hit

Katie – you're exactly right. A styrofoam block.

Jen – Well, a lot of people were asking me for them, so i decided to give them a try.

La Ballena Elena – what a nice thing to say!

Sara F. – you are welcome

Teslagrl – Anything that size should work.

Jaina – thank you

Dolce Deb's Designs – Thanks!!!!!!

Ashley – Awesome

shirley elizabeth – good luck

Dawn in CA – A lot of tapping and it helps to start with smooth chocolate.

Melanie – They'll go crazy for em

Lisa Smiley – In transit, just make sure they don't get knocked around. The additions might fall off.

alia – I'll try

Olivia Carter – Thanks. I was impressed with the heart usage, too. It's fun to see things in different ways. – They should not fall off of the regular ones. Are you using paper or plastic sticks?

Jenn's Baking Chaber – thanks!

Ashlie – I did say book. Whenever I get it done, I'll have details on the blog.

Brindi – You are welcome

We Are Not Martha – Just do it. I'm waiting to see.

cookienurse – The chocolate acts like a glue. The little pieces can fall off pretty easily though if they knock against each other.

November 18, 2008 01:12 AM
deeny said...


I don’t know who you are or what you are about, but you are freaking amazing. I want to be you or something. Jeez, some of these things are just insane looking! You’re so creative and I really do have to get my butt of the chair and go make something up of my own!

November 18, 2008 02:14 AM
The White Clan said...

Those might be my favorite ones yet! Amazing, you are so talented!

November 18, 2008 03:33 AM
Dawn Nikol said...

Awesome! I kid you not, I was up late last night trying to think how to make turkeys with your recipe!! =) GMTA..

November 18, 2008 03:37 AM
ko said...

Precious!!! Love them! :)

November 18, 2008 04:44 AM
sharyl said...

those are so adorable!! and you have a book in the works? i cant wait!!

November 18, 2008 04:55 AM
Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Bakerella, you ROCK!!! I think these are your best cake pops yet!! They are so darn adorable!!! :) Happy Turkey Day to you!!

November 18, 2008 05:00 AM
Katrina said...

Way cute! I want the book! ;)

November 18, 2008 05:02 AM
No Dramas said...

They look so so yummy. Sadly mine never look anything like yours but practice makes perfect right!

I also wanted to let you know that I was on my Facebook page yesterday and saw an add for free stuff and it was accompanied by a pic of your original cake pops. I have a screen shot if you want it, if its no big deal thats ok too :)

November 18, 2008 09:46 AM
Dana said...

Bakerella—you are killing me with these CUTE CUTE pops! I loved the Halloween ones and now these! You are so creative! What a wonderful gift you have! I love your blog!
Dana Niemeier

November 18, 2008 01:49 PM
prettytastycakes said...

OMG…these are too adorable! I think the wattle is my favorite detail. Too clever!!

November 18, 2008 02:43 PM
touchofnectar said...

Those are so so cute!!

November 18, 2008 03:00 PM
ashley said...

AMAZING! they are SO cute!

November 18, 2008 03:09 PM
JuJu and Family said...

Very Creative. Who would have thunk
Take Care

November 18, 2008 03:57 PM
Mrs. Incredible said...

Wow, you are so creative! I am continually amazed by the new creations you come up with!

November 18, 2008 04:41 PM
Anonymous said...

good lord, these are cute.

November 18, 2008 04:56 PM
cpico said...

What other cake mixes do you use besides red velvet? I’m worried about it being too sweet with anything else. I made the cupcake pops and they were amazing!

November 18, 2008 05:32 PM
Kivett Studio said...

eeeep! these are just cute! you’re creativity never ceases to amaze ;-)


November 18, 2008 06:05 PM
Natalie... said...

I love your stuff!!
These are great!!

November 18, 2008 07:29 PM
Amylouwho said...

i can’t handle it. these are too cute!!

November 18, 2008 07:30 PM
Jes said...

These are too cute! I am in awe in total awe. I want to be Bakerella when I grow up.

November 18, 2008 08:23 PM
Terri said...


November 18, 2008 10:27 PM
Melissa said...

Can you PLEASE share your secret for such a smooth cake pop? It’s perfectly circular and smooth. Please do tell!

November 18, 2008 10:37 PM
Rachael said...

I have been on your blog for almost an hour now. You are so talented and your creations look so delicious. I am going to do a “shout-out” for you on my blog! You’re blog is just too good to be missed! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Thanks!!!!

November 18, 2008 10:46 PM
Kasey Hunt said...

This is so stinking cute!! You are a great find for my long day!! Way to inspire!!

November 19, 2008 12:11 AM
Victoria said...

I was just going to say “You should write a book!” (with all your various cake pop ideas) but, you beat me to it! :)

November 19, 2008 12:51 AM
Bakerella said...

deeny – you’ll be glad you did.

the white clan – I like them too. Wait til you see some of the others.

dawn nikol – just in time, then!

ko – thanks!

sharyl – in the works in my mind right now.

tucker, jess, and brian – glad you think so

katrina – I want you to have one, too.

no dramas – I do want to see that. Can you send it to my email. It’s in my profile.

dana – thanks so much!

prettytastycakes – mine too!

touchofnectar – thanks!

ashley – Glad you like them

juju and family – I know! Turkey pops would have never entered my mind a year ago.

mrs. incredible – Glad I can keep things entertaining.

anonymous – thanks

cpico – I’ve used chocolate, lemon, vanilla, strawberry, pumpkin. Basically you can use and cake and frosting combo you like. Mix or homemade.

kivett studio -thanks

natalie… – thank you

amylouwho – and tasty, too

jes – you’re sweet

terri – thanks

melissa – it’s hard to explain. I’ll try and do a video soon. Basically, there’s a lot of light tapping and swirling with each one.

rachael – thanks!

kasey hunt – I’m glad to make your day!

victoria – I’m glad you guys think it’s a good idea.

November 19, 2008 01:02 AM
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