Halloween is just a few days away, but I want to share one more cake pop creation with you guys. I made these Sparky pops for Disney’s new website Spoonful. They’re inspired by Disney’s stop-motion 3D animated film, Frankenweenie from Tim Burton that opened earlier this month. If you haven’t seen the movie, Sparky is brought back to life by his young owner Victor after a car accident resulting in monstrous consequences.
I loved the idea of making these cake pops in shades of gray since the movie was filmed in black and white. And I’m so happy with how they came out. It’s neat how these are all full color photos, but you can’t really tell since the candy coating is gray and the candies are black and white, too.
A lot of times I’ll take on a character, but I don’t really know what it will end up looking like until I find the right candies to make the features. You can always use fondant to make features if you want, but using candies to help create the characters is more fun and challenging to me. It really is amazing all the creative possibilities a candy or sprinkle has.
And of course, edible ink pens come in handy too. Especially for dotting eyes and drawing all of Sparky’s stitches.
Proportion is key to recreating a character in cake pops. And something as simple as a black sugar pearl may be all you need for just the right touch.
And silver jimmies… ?
How about bolts – they go great with the black and white theme, too.
Sparky’s stare even looks kinda spooky.
Sparky! You are too cute… and it’s too bad I’m going to eat you.
Awe, poor Sparky. Can’t catch a break. But he sure is tasty.
Here are the full instructions on Disney’s website Spoonful so you can make your own.
Have a Happy Halloweenie!
And here are more Disney Projects I’ve worked on for their website.
This is the best cake pops I ever tasted! I love then and I love your work
Un grand merci pour ce tutoriel qui m’a aidé pour l’anniversaire “Tim Burton” demandé par ma fille de 16 ans!
Je suis fan de votre travail.
So Cute! The design is perfect!
I don’t know how she make these, i mean this is hard
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I knew when I found these online that they were yours! You’re so original and creative, I can spot your pops a mile away…if there’s only one set on the net of a certain pop, and it’s AMAZING, I know it’s yours!
You are so amazing! Your giving Tim Burton a run for his money. I would love to see him try to make a Sparky cake pop :))
Wow I love them must try them out http://cakegaloreblog.blogspot.co.uk/
These are to cute! Your blog and your ideas are amazing! I love to bake and can’t wait to try these. I would love if you would link your ideas up to my SPARK party.
Hope to see you there!
OMG…those are absolutely amazing and adorable!!! I am wondering what a ‘sixlet’ is and where can I find some? You don’t have it on your list of items needed on the ‘how to make’ link.
Thanks so much Angie…you are amazing as usual!!
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Awwww…such super cute/creepy pops! The green underneath is so striking, too.
I just got ahold of your new Christmas pops book. The projects are all so darling and perfect!
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Wow, these are amazing! How long does it normally take you to make one detailed cakepop?
Adorable. They look amazing.
Hi I’m from Spain and I just found your web. Amazing!!! Do you know if the books are translated on spanish version? I can English but not so perfect!! :) many thanks
how did you do the cool shading around the eyes? they seem so real (well as real as a cartoon can look……) they could be in the movie!
they are super cute! i love how they are green inside! it matches the green touches in the actual movie
Just adorable! Love that they are green inside..what a fun surprise!
You truly are an artist! I love catching up with your blog each week, it just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing your talents =).
I freaking love these!! Seriously, just looking at them makes me so happy. You did an amazing job, Bakerella!!
These are dead on! Sorry for the pun…They are really cute though!!
Wow, amazing.. You’re an artist :)
Genius! I can’t get over how cute these are!
Bakerella, why not some star wars cake pops??
These are BEYOND amazing! One of the best you have ever done, I think!
This is so cute. I love the green cake inside. It makes me want to watch that movie.
Oh my gosh! I am a monstrous Tim Burton fan–completely an addict. I love these pops. Thanks for your creativity!
those are adorable! I -might- have bought my dog a frankenweenie costume.
These are SUPER – home run on these! :)
You absolutely blow my mind. You are the queen, the master of cakepops. It’s like you have magical powers. The cake pop sticks must be your wands.
i think this cake pops have so much character! it’s kinda scaryy hahaha.. i always love cake pops! :)
Adorable! My little cousins would LOVE those! :) Your so creative bakerella! You truly inspire me! <3
I love them, so cute, you really knocked it outta the park with these!
These are perfect for Halloween and so eye catching. Its amazing what you can do with sprinkles and icing, you have so much creativity.
These are awesome. There were so many terrific Halloween inspired movies out this summer to fall and so far I have missed all of them! But my husband insists on going to see Wreck it Ralph this weekend, so at least I’ll see one animated movie this fall.
These are so perfect! As adorable as all your creations!!
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There´s no much to say, you do awesome things everytime!!!! I admire you!!!! Hugs and keep doing this amazing this for us to enjoy :)
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love the grey it looks so ‘black & white’. And I love the green on the inside. (brilliant in so many ways) And I love that you can create this magic that is a cake pop!
You surprise me every time with these! Each time I think you’ve made the absolute most creative, amazing thing ever and then the very next week… you give me something even cooler!
I LOVE these cake pops! I totally want to go see the movie now… and pull out my cake pop supplies so I can try some myself. What fun!
Sparky cake pops!!! He is so adorable, I just LOVE these!
Hey, Angie… how did you get the shading around his eyes? Did you use your edible marker ink?
they look so cool im going to make some
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Oh my gosh, loved this!! Can’t wait to see this movie..you did such a great job on these!!
Bahaha so creepy and cute :D
oh my, this is amazing how it totally looks like b&w photography. i think the bright green cake is perfect!
You’re the best. The best!
Oh my gosh, these are dead on and CREEPY. I think it has to do with the shading around the eyes…Stop staring at me like that, Sparky!
This is PERFECT. This weekend I was making green cake to make some cupcakes inspired by your Frankenweenie cake from a while ago. But on one batch I tried to use a caterpillar pan (that really wasn’t made for cakes but I was crossing my fingers it would work), and on the next batch I somehow forgot to put cupcake liners in. So I only actually had my third batch turn out correctly, and I have a bunch of green cake in the freezer that I can’t use for cupcakes! I’ve never made cakeballs but I figured that’s what I’d have to do with it all….then lo and behold, today I open my google reader and this post pops up. Serendipitous!
The green cake was the perfect touch! You made Frankenweenie so ghoulish and cool!
that looks so cool
amazing!!! soo cute!!!
Super cute – and I have discovered the Spoonful website into the bargain too – thank you!!
Sweet Spooky Sparky! Amaze-balls! You are officially Queen Bakerella!
You are THE GREATEST AND BEST CAKE POPS MAKER! NO ONE compares to YOU!!
My 9 yr old son just saw these and said “they really should be called Cakenweenie” :)
You. Are. AMAZING!!!
these cake pops are so cute!!!! love them!!!!
You are AMAZING!!!
wow the black and white really came out great! i esp like the shadowing around the eyes and mouth! you’re amazing bakerella!
You are AMAZING! I would love to just sit and watch you create these masterpieces:)
You are SOOOOOO talented!! Disney is lucky to have you! Green cake inside- perfect!
Too cute! I love that! Too yummy too! Why are all my sentances I’m typing, FRAGMENTS?!
Stunning! Another amazing creation – he’s adorable and spooktacular at the same time. Love!
It’s amazing. I love it.
Bakerella, you are an amazing and very talented woman. These are so adorable! Thanks for all of your creations!
You are truly an artist, Angie!!! Love the grey…and then that POP of green inside! Perfect!
So cute! I just love his little nose! :-)
I love it, you always make them look perfect!
These are incredible! He looks like he popped (haha, no pun intended but that ended up being perfect) right out of the movie! :)
I love all of your cake pops…but when will you be making other recipes again??
Absolutely perfect, Angie!!! We enjoyed the movie too!
OMG !! I’m a huge Time Burton fan and these popcakes are just perfection!!! you are so talented!!
Wow they are amazing!
Bakerella, are you KIDDING me? I just came to your website and let out a huge shreak of AMAZEMENT when I saw these. Like – these are PERFECT. Just….. W O W lady. Amazing. I think this tops everything you’ve done so far.
this is so great! Now I wan t to see that movie!
Thank you for sharing! You are amazing at best. It’s always a treat to see your new posts.
Angie, these are so daw-gone CUTE! Great job, both artistically and gastronomically (and I agree 100% about using candies vs fondant).
Awsome. Great work! :-)
Love these and the pictures are incredible!!!!
They look amazing!! the green sponge is just the perfect touch!
They are so cute! Can’t wait to see the movie as well.
Super! I love the touch of green.
Haha, love that last photo.
I… am impressed! Seriously, these are great!
You are Amazing! I love everything you do, sooo cute!
Awww! So adorable. And spot-on to the cartoon too. And like everyone else, I love the bright green colour of the actual cake, that’s an awesome touch.
OMG! I love this!!!!!
Oh wow, I love these so much!
Awesome! Love that the cake is green, what a perfect touch.
Mind is blown. The green cake is a great touch, too.
Heather – I know. I made sure to bite into one for a photo because it was so hard to tell.
Linsey – you’re right. I think it’s the eyes. They won’t stop staring at me.
Amazing, as always!!! Love them Angie :)
Super cute!! They look amazingly spooky!!
These look fantastic, as usual! So impressed!
These turned out awesome, Angie! I would have never thought that these were ‘color’ photos! So impressive that you achieved this ‘black and white’ photo look with all the candies and candy coating. Now I just have to go see this cute movie!
Frighteningly AMAZING! Love the green innards! : D
Oh you ROCKED that one! LOVE the green cake! LOL! I saw the short of this years ago and loved it- I can’t wait to see how he’s turned it into a full-length movie.