I made Baby Face Cake Pops for someone special today.
Her name is Jenny and she’s about to have a baby boy. Her third. She’s also giving birth to her first cookbook this year, and I’m very excited for her and the whole family.
You may already know Jenny. She is the light and love behind Picky Palate and she’s a cherished friend of mine.
- We first met at a blogger event in Minnesota a few years ago and we hit it off right away.
- Then on a trip I took to LA, I asked her at the last minute to stop everything and go eat cupcakes with me. She did and we had a blast.
- A few months later we met up at a Blogher Party that Pioneer Woman was hosting in San Francisco.
- And then we were roomies this past October in Orlando for Food Blog Forum.
I love how blogging brings people together and I’m happy to call Jenny my friend.
And even happier to be a part of this virtual shower for her with some other friends today.
I’ve made them before (they’re in the book), but I’ve been wanting to play around with different faces to make them better and I think these guys came out pretty cute.
These have smaller noses. Bigger smiles. Confetti sprinkle cheeks and simpler eyes. And now I wish I could update them in the book.
Here are some basic cake pop instructions.
For these baby heads, I mixed white candy coating with a little butterscotch and peach colored candy coating. Add them in small amounts until you get a shade you like. You can also just use peach or brown with white. Whatever works for you.
The faces are easy to decorate.
- Draw on mouths with a brown edible ink pen.
- Dot on a small amount of tinted coating for the nose with a toothpick.
- Dot on coating for the cheeks and attach a pink confetti sprinkle.
- Draw eyes with a black edible ink pen.
- Draw a curly hair with a brown edible ink pen or use some of the melted butterscotch coating to draw on the pop with a toothpick.
- Dot on coating for the pacifier and attach a candy necklace piece.
- Then squish a marshmallow bit into the opening of the pacifier. Totally not necessary, but I thought it made them cuter.
Candy necklace pieces, confetti sprinkles and marshmallow bits. These help make the baby faces look as cute as can be.
But I thought they needed a little something more.
So I dressed them up a little.
Baby bibs. Eeeeek! I may never be able to make baby cake pops without bibs again. So cute. And so customizable!
These are basically cake pop tags, but with one hole punched, placed right under the pop and curled a bit to hang down.
……And for girls, check out how Pop Star Veronika made bonnets. So clever.
Then I made some more bibs … just for Jenny this time.
If you know Jenny, you know her little one is destined to be a cookie lover. How could he not be with all the yummy cookie creations she comes up with over at Picky Palate.
Hey Jenny! Hope you like these little guys.
These are more generic bibs I made in blue. And I made some pink ones for you guys, too.
Here’s a pdf you can download if you’d like to use them.
And here’s a pdf of just the cookie bibs if you’d like those.
Just use a 1.5 inch paper punch to cut them out and then use a small hole punch at the top and you can slip them right on the sticks.
P.S. – Jenny, I’m sorry, but I bit your baby.
For more fun and yummy shower wishes for Jenny, visit these blogs and see what some of her other friends are cooking up today to surprise her.
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Kevin and Amanda Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Lauren’s Latest Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
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Sweetopia Baby Shower Cookie Favors
The Little Kitchen Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
TidyMom Salted Caramel Cupcakes
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