Burgers and Bees

Bzzzzzzzz. Bees first. I did these a while back. They were some of my first attempts at turning cake pops into little creatures. Since doing them, I’ve seen other variations shared by readers that are pretty darn cute, too. Some with smaller wings using jumbo white heart sprinkles that I think are just darling. I’ll try to post some of them in the Pop Stars section in the future. But until then, I hope these spark some ideas for you.

Bee Cake Pops

Follow the instructions for making basic cake pops, shaping the balls into ovals and use the following to decorate.

You’ll need:

Yellow candy melts

White candy melts

Black candy writers

Black edible ink pen

Chocolate jimmies

Lollipop sticks

Styrofoam block


You can prepare the wings ahead of time. Use a round cutter to cut away a small section from each white candy melt. You want the curve to be similar in shape to the side of the cake pop so you can attach it without much of a gap.

Dip the pops in yellow coating. When dry, use a black candy writer to pipe on stripes and then dip the wings, cut side down into a tiny bit of leftover yellow coating. Then carefully attached it to the cake pop, holding the wings in place until the coating sets. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.

This step would have been easier if I had thought about those jumbo heart sprinkles back then instead of the melts. Plus, it makes the bees look a little cuddlier… if bees can look cuddly.

When the pops are dry, draw on cute little faces with a black edible ink pen.

Now for the Hamburgers.

Are you ready?

Burger Bites

Burger bites, baby!

Candy  Melts

To decorate these you just need:

Dark chocolate candy melts

Peanut butter candy melts

Red candy melts

Green candy melts

White non-pareils

And a little patience dipping. These are achieved by applying the coating in several steps and letting dry in between.

Follow the basic cake ball instructions and after rolling them into balls, flatten them slightly so they aren’t too round.

Then start dipping.


Completely cover in dark chocolate first. You can break off any pooling when they are dry or use a toothpick to draw a separating line around the base of the ball while the coating is still wet and then it will break much easier.


When dry, dip about 1/3 of the ball in red candy coating, place red side up and let dry.


Then dip the opposite side about 1/3 of the way in green candy coating. Place green side up and let dry.

You’ll be left with the dark chocolate remaining visible in the middle.

You can use a toothpick to dip in any remaining green coating and apply ectra right around the edges so it will look a little more random. More lettuce-like.


When the green is dry, dip the bottoms in peanut butter coating. Make sure you leave some of the red visible. This time you can place them back to dry bottom side down and the coating will dry with more of a flat surface for the bottom of the bun. If the coating is too hot, let it set a few minutes before dipping so it doesn’t pool too much.

Burger Cake Bites

Finally dip the tops allowing some of the lettuce to show and sprinkle with non-pareils. Lots of dipping and drying, but pretty darn cute.

Let dry completely and you can have dinner and dessert all in one bite.


FYI … originally these were going to be in the Cake Pop book, but now… they’re not. Bzzzzzzzzz kill. I know. It was hard not to include them… really hard. But ultimately it came down to page count. I needed to stick to a certain number of pages and there just wasn’t room for a few of the projects. I decided to take out the burgers because you are basically putting three layers of coating on the cake balls and I thought that might be too thick for most people’s taste. And the bees… I don’t really know. I guess I thought they weren’t cuddly enough. Now, I’m having second thoughts. I do that a lot. Too bad, though… it’s too late.

Anyway, hope you like them.

And if cake pops aren’t your thing, take a look at these Father’s Day Hamburger cupcakes.

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220 comments on “Burgers and Bees”

  1. what up

  2. so not cool

  3. bees you can do better then that thats to babeyish

  4. burgers are inspirational

  5. `those burgers look amazing!
    Now look at my master!!

  6. Those burgers are SO creative wouldn’t it be harder if it was a cake pop instead?

  7. me encantaron las decoraciones que tienen tus cake pops y tus cakeballs es la primera vez que visito tu sitio y me encanta muchas felicidades espero sigas teniendo esa maravillosa creatividad.

  8. I <3 those hamburgers! They will be great for a barbecue!

  9. so loving it right now although i kinda dislike bees,it change me whole new look into bees and they taste great(never realise bees tastes that amazing:P)

  10. How did I ever live without these! My friend and I are what everyone calls us Baking Sensations and this website is the awnser to my prayers! We are only 12 but these bees are next on our baking list :) thanks for all your uplifting comments

  11. these r luvly i wish i could bake like this! and pls pls pls everyone check out the website:
    my friend made this website but only recently…so its going to develop…:)

  12. I want to make the bees, but do you think I could dip them in white chocolate that I make yellow with food coloring rather than using candy melts?

  13. Very very very cute the bee won is so cute and the hand buger

  14. These are super cute, thank you for sharing :) I am new to this, so I have had some trouble with the layering of chocolate but I guess practice will help.

  15. I love the cake pops! my mom loves to make em! i printed these out for her cause i thought they were cute! turns out, she LIKED them!

  16. My Sister Uses This Site CONSTANTLY, So I Decided To Check It Out…. EVERYTHING Is So Cute! Im DEFINITELY Going To Be Using Some Of These Ideas!

  17. i made the burger cake bites this weekend for my husband’s birthday. while i’m still working on perfecting my dipping skills, they turned out super cute for my first time making them. thank you for the instructions!

  18. i am eleven and i <3 baking i have your book and my friend and i are going to make your bees. i made footballs already and i love you and your website. thanks for everything you do!!!

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