Bluebird Cake Pops

Bluebird Cake Pops

Chirp! Chirp!

I had wanted to make these bluebird cake pops around Easter, but I decided on these bunny cake pops instead. I sketched out my birdie ideas and tucked the paper away for later. When I came across the sketch the other day, I decided I had to make them this weekend to share with my mom. They’re pretty cute for Mother’s Day – plus, I didn’t want to wait until next spring for a reason to see how they would turn out.

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To shape the heads, mold cake balls so they are bigger at the top than the bottom and have a slight indentation on the front side. If you were to look at them in profile, it might look like a big, round bean shape. Hmmm or a big round kidney shape. : )

And if you need the basic cake pop instructions to get started, check them out here.

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I made these little birdies blue, but they’d be cute in pink or yellow, too. How fun would they be for a baby shower. And of course they’d work for Spring and Easter time, too. Plus, all yellow would be great for Tweetie Birds.

Or make them any time. Cute is always in season.

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I wanted the bluebirds to have big eyes. So I had to improvise a little bit… with these Marshmallow Bits.

I usually use white confetti sprinkles for eyes because the size and shapes work so well. They come in mini, regular and jumbo sizes. But the mini and regular size was too small and the jumbo was too big.

So I went into my sprinkle stash for a solution.

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If you flatten marshmallow bits, (smaller than mini marshmallows) they are the perfect size for big eyes. Just use a flat surface to press the bits onto wax paper. Attach them to the cake pop with melted candy coating and you can add details to make them look less like visitors from outer space.

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Big pupils and eyelashes go a long way don’t you think? Yes, much better.

You can draw them on with a black edible ink pen. I like using Americolor pens. Then you can dot the eyes with melted white candy coating to finish them off.

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But eyes weren’t enough. I wanted them to have flower bonnets for spring.

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Sometimes I like using a toothpick to apply melted coating instead of a squeeze bottle. It can be easier to control where the coating goes since you are working on a small round surface. Easier for me anyway. Draw on the bonnet and straps on either side of the head with the toothpick. And after applying the melted coating, just add some small sprinkles on top to represent flowers while the coating is still wet.

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I used these powder blue nonpareils for tiny flowers, green daisy sprinkles for a large accent flower and yellow rainbow chip sprinkles for the beaks.

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Then you just need some ribbon to finish the bonnets off…

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… with a pretty little bow.

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Hope you find a reason to make these. They’ll bring big, bright smiles.

I’m so glad I didn’t wait to try them, because I love them. My mom did too. But you know – I think she would have loved anything I made. Last year I was on dialysis and this year because of her, I’m not. We were both just happy and grateful to enjoy Mother’s Day together… without me feeling sick. Can you believe it’s been almost a year since the transplant? Mom … you deserve Mother’s Day every day and so much more. I love you.

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129 comments on “Bluebird Cake Pops”

  1. They are way too cute to eat! I’d feel like a bluebird murderer.

  2. love them!

  3. Aaaw, they’re adorable!

    Stine Mo

  4. These pops just made me squeal! They’re amazing, Bakerella! :D

  5. Everytime so perfect…

  6. These are too cute! Love these!!

  7. I love them! So precious!!!!!!

  8. They look like a Disney cartoon

  9. Oh they are really cute!!

  10. oh so cute!

  11. as always amazingly cute, clever and just adorably yummy! it would be very hard eating one of these, i would feel sad for the baby bluebird! :)

  12. Sooooo cute !! Nearly a year wow ! so glad you and your mum are doing well

  13. Awww, those are so sweet :)

  14. The cutest Blue Birds ever! They do look like a southern Blue Tweetie with the Bonnets on…giggle giggle. Happy Mothers Day to you and your Mom, coming up on your one year Anniversary! I am so glad you are both doing good. It must be amazing coming from so sick to feeling good and well again. Congratulations!! Keep on Baking Girl…….

  15. I love, love, loovve them! So cute and clever as usual!
    A year already! I’m so glad you both are doing well! Hi to your Mom from this Canuck. xo

  16. Wow… these are adorable!

  17. Time flies, I’m glad you’re doing well.
    I really like the bluebirds.
    Eveline.

  18. I really love the eyelashes! Please tell me what kind of writer you use because I have never had any luck with writing on the chocolate. I have tried several markers and they just are not very vibrant at all!
    Thanks,

  19. OMG I love these!! I’m going to have to try them thank you so much for sharing you are amazing!!

  20. I truly marvel at your work. The detail in each pop!! How long does it take you to do one? These are adorable!

  21. You always rock my world. Awesome new cake pop!

  22. These are too chirping cute!! Great job angie.

  23. I love these! Your details always inspire me.

  24. These are absolutely adorable!
    I love the marshmallow idea for the eyes!!!

  25. Angie….I think I just passed out for a minute. These are just TOO precious! They should be pictured in the dictionary under “cute.” Love these….can you tell?!?!? ;)

  26. I’m trying to think of a few reasons to make these right now….so cute!

  27. Aw! They’re so adorable. My mom looked at them, then looked at me and asked if I could make her those as a belated Mother’s Day treat. :)

  28. Those baby Bluebirds are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in a cake pop. That same face would be adorable on a cupcake covered with blue fondant. My favorite bird is the Bluebird, so these are extra special to me. You’re amazing.

  29. Awww….so cute! Can’t believe I got the 31st OR 32nd comment!

    Keep baking Bakerella!

    If you will now excuse me, I need to go to an Indians baseball game!
    :)

  30. These are adorable. I get most of my cake pop ideas from you (and give you the credit of course) but these are soooo cute. Will try them. Thanks for the new ideas

  31. Sorry, I HAVE to post ONE more time! Guess what? I’m following TPW (The Pioneer Woman) now! I recorded her TV show too!

    She’s awesome! So are you! You should get your own TV show!

    Grace

  32. Angie, these are the most adorable cake pops I think you have ever made! I probably say that about each and every one of them, but oh my word, these take the cake!!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  33. These are just so adorable! You come up with the greatest ideas! :0)

  34. Ironically, my hubby tore down an old grape arbor in our yard this weekend, unknowingly knocking down a nest of two baby birds. We found them the next morning and momma hadn’t been back and we ended up taking them to a wildlife sanctuary in Ann Arbor. They are expected to be fine and we may be able to release them back in our yard in about a month. Your pops are just in time. :) We are amazed some wildlife didn’t get to these chicks but happy they have as best an outcome as they can. Love the pops! I will make them when re get to release our peeps…..as celebration!! :)

  35. Angie!!! These are the cutest little bluebird pops. Your work always amazes me :)

  36. Too cute!! I love them! Just when I thought cake pops couldn’t get any cuter!

  37. So adorable! And what a special bond you and your mom have. Love that.

    Belated happy mother’s day to you both! xo

  38. Oh my gosh, these are the cutest cake pops ever!!!

  39. They look like blue tweety birds! So cute. This is going to be perfect for a child’s party.

  40. So super cute – I love their big, girly eyes. It must be difficult to come up with ideas that no one has made yet!? Then again, maybe not because the ideas for cake pops are endless.

  41. freaking adorable!

  42. Omg, they are absolutely adorable!!

  43. they look super cute, i’ll try them ASAP, thank you for this beautiful idea XOXO

  44. Smashing marshmallow bits to make eyes – GENIUS!

    All that money wasted on trying to find specific sized sprinkles when all along I had free eyes in my cupboard :/

  45. sweet tweet ! has an old school charm to it… wonder if you could make using blueberry muffins? whistle while you work ;) smart chick, bakerella!

  46. Adorable!

  47. Oh my gosh – these are so darn cute!

  48. I can’t get over how darn cute these are! They have such w great vintage/retro look! LOVE THEM!

  49. The bonnets were an extra cute touch!

  50. omg, these little birds look so cute! ? ?

  51. Sweet Pops~Sweet Post~Sweet Mom! Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom..I can’t believe it’s been a year already either..Sweet Year! :o)

  52. I am SO making these for my daughters birthday some yesr soon, she is Lucia Blue, my little bluebird!

  53. These little birdies are just too cute! I especially
    love the bow you picked. Really cute. Your Mom
    must be proud.
    :)
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

  54. So cute!!!!! I love everything you do!!
    :D

  55. Seriously amazing! You are so talented!

  56. Your ideas are so sweet!

  57. adorable!

  58. These are the cutest little retro looking birdies and I’m sure they are yummie too! SO Sweet! Deborah

  59. So very adorable. I made your bunnies and chicks for Easter. Bought supplies today to try tigers for teacher appreciation lunch at my daughters school. Now to come up with a reason for bluebirds?? Oh well, who really needs a reason for cake pops!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

  60. Umm…. these are THE MOST ADORABLE little things in the history of EVER!! I may have stopped breathing a little when I saw those eyes!!! I am SO GLAD that you didn’t wait to make these. I LOVE THEM!!

  61. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing your talents. I’m glad that you and your Mother could enjoy these without you being sick. You need to get a Cake Pop Challenge Show going on the Food Network or get your own show. That would be a treat for everyone!

  62. These are beyond adorable. Just… absolutely crazy cute. Thanks for brightening up my Monday!

  63. I love these, they’re beyond adorable!!!!

  64. oh. my. Lord! those are adorable! (yes, i actually said that out loud!)

  65. I love these! Would be great for a baby shower!

  66. Precious as always!

  67. You’ve outdone thyself!

  68. You beautiful ladies have so much to be grateful for!! I am so happy for you both. These little bluebird pops are the perfect way to celebrate health, love and happiness! xo

  69. Those are ridiculously cute!!! Perfect for spring! It would be really cute to do little nest with mini bird eggs in them as a pop to go with these!

  70. The cutest blue bird ever!

  71. how sweet are those little birdies?! what a special mother’s day it must have been!

  72. THESE LOOK SOOOOO AMAZING! I am in love with the detail in the bonnet!

  73. son bellismos, gracias por compartir

  74. They remind me of the Lefton Bluebirds – your cake pops are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  75. as always, these pops are beyond adorable. you are my inspiration :)

  76. ADORABLE!!!

  77. Utterly incredible! Such talent!

  78. These are the cute!

  79. These are cute and heartwarming, but not nearly as heartwarming as your love for your mom.

  80. Very tweet! Just gave your fabulous book to a crafty friend – she and her daughter are already making plans.

  81. AW, these are so so cute. Adorable. Love them.

  82. They are sooo….cute, bet it will look pretty in pink and yellow, so adorable.

  83. I LOVE the bonnets! What a great idea. Just had a bad haircut. Going to do the bonnet thing now that you’ve shown me the light.

  84. They are adorable!! So glad you could do something ‘sweet’ for your mom…she sure deserves it! She is one special lady!!!

  85. They are cuter than a little bunny rabbit!

  86. OMG awww how cute :D

  87. Wow, those are just about the cutest things I have seen in a long time. So fun! I don’t think I could accomplish the same thing, but it is so enjoyable to watch you come up with your great ideas!

  88. How big are your cake pops usually? I mean in length. Can you maybe post a picture of it beside a candy melt or something? I feel like I make mine too big…

  89. These are so pretty!!

  90. Can’t believe I’ve only just seen these, they are awesome! Love Jem from IcedJems.com x

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