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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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130 comments on “Bluebird Cake Pops”

  1. Very nice. I love the idea thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. BEURIFUL,FRIEND OH I LOVE very good my friend very good
    your friend katherine love
    YOLO.
    PST.:omg

  3. Very adorable

  4. Those are so cute and sweet!

  5. trop beau ces oiseaux dommage que ce ne soit pas en français mais merci pour vos merveilles !

  6. SO adorable. you are amazing!

  7. So adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ~~ Best Wishes, Sharon & Denise

  8. um this is my first time on this website and i have a question um ………………………….. are there any videos on this website ?

  9. I want to make these, but, y’know, I’d feel so guilty eating them.

  10. I love these but if I tried to make them they would fail :(

  11. i love the way you bake but would you put some up as hello kitty

  12. I am really speechles, these cake pops are amazing. I just got a cake pop maker, but it will take long before I can make something like this, wonderful!

  13. Beautiful! The last paragraph brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your good health and wishing you more! xxx

  14. I love these lil birds! It looks so hard at first but when you read through all the steps it seems pretty easy. I think I’m gonna try making cake pops ones now!

  15. So cute love your desserts!

    Just started a baking blog would love youe im put on by bakeing skills . Check my blog out just started .

  16. I adore these cake pops! They would be darling for a Snow White party or a baby shower. SO creative!

  17. Me and my mom are going to make cake pops today and I like the ones that u make

  18. Me and my mom are going to make cake pops today and I like the ones that u make

  19. i have another question , is there a way to keep the chocolate on a cakepop from melting inside a cakepop wrapper?? i live in palmdale ca, and it can be over 100 degrees!!

  20. they are so cute, just wondering does anyone have any ideas or pictures of diy cake pop stands??

  21. These are super cute and I only wished I could pull it off as beautiful. I have watched your video on how to make cake pops and it looks so easy until I have a go. Everything seems to go smoothly until it’s time to dip them. I have made batch after batch and still can not get that lovely smooth finish you get. I think I have come to the conclusion that it’s the chocolate as it isn’t as runny as yours. I use candy melts from wilton and it never seems to be the same texture of yours. when I melt them. What am I doing wrong? I hope you can help as a friend asked me to make some for a shower and now I’m wishing I had said no :(

  22. These are great! Imagine if they were 5X the size like others I’ve seen. MMMMMmmm……..

  23. I tried these and they worked thank you for all the work u have done

  24. Wow! Do this in yellow and it’d totally be Tweety! I haven’t looked yet to see if you had already. :)

  25. OMG MADE THEM SOOOOO CUUUUTTTTEEEEE

  26. So adorable

  27. At the beginning stage they were somewhat looking like AVATAR, hehe. Too, too cute! You’re very creative!

  28. Wow! they are sooooo cute! How long do you take to make them?

  29. These are perfection!

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

  31. These are so pretty!!

  32. 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…

  33. 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!

  34. OMG awww how cute :D

  35. They are cuter than a little bunny rabbit!

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

  37. 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.

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

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

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

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

  42. These are the cute!

  43. Utterly incredible! Such talent!

  44. ADORABLE!!!

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

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

  47. son bellismos, gracias por compartir

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

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

  50. The cutest blue bird ever!

  51. 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!

  52. 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

  53. You’ve outdone thyself!

  54. Precious as always!

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

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

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

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

  59. 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!

  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. 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!!!

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

  63. adorable!

  64. Your ideas are so sweet!

  65. Seriously amazing! You are so talented!

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

  67. 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

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

  69. 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)

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

  71. The bonnets were an extra cute touch!

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

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

  74. Adorable!

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

  76. 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 :/

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

  78. Omg, they are absolutely adorable!!

  79. freaking adorable!

  80. 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.

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

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

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

    Belated happy mother’s day to you both! xo

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

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

  86. 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!! :)

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

  88. 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!

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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!
    :)

  92. 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.

  93. 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. :)

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

  95. 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?!?!? ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  102. 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,

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

  104. Wow… these are adorable!

  105. 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

  106. 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…….

  107. Awww, those are so sweet :)

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

  109. 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! :)

  110. oh so cute!

  111. Oh they are really cute!!

  112. They look like a Disney cartoon

  113. I love them! So precious!!!!!!

  114. These are too cute! Love these!!

  115. Everytime so perfect…

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

  117. Aaaw, they’re adorable!

    Stine Mo

  118. love them!

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

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