I just had to get these in before Christmas sets in. It’s still Fall after all. And I thought these Scarecrow Cake Pops would be a fun Thanksgiving alternate to my Turkey Pops.
First up. Scarecrows need hats. You know, to hold their hay hair in place. Rolos can work. Reese’s peanut butter cups, too. But I didn’t have any in the house so I made my own with a handy silicone candy mold. Fill the cavities with chocolate and tap the mold on the counter to make solid pieces.
Or, just coat the sides. You can fill the cups and then turn them upside down and tap out the excess or you can brush the chocolate on the sides of the molds. I like this hollow version better because the shape rests on top of the cake pop nicely cupping the curve of the pop so it looks more natural. The solid version sticks up higher.
Dip your cake pops in tan-tinted coating. I used white wafers with a little brown and orange too. But only because I had the orange out to use later.
Note: Here’s the full cake pop how-to here if you haven’t made any yet.
Right after you dip the pop, rest the hat on top. Press gently to secure and then let dry.
Ahhh. Now for the hair. The hay. The shredded wheat. Yes, we’re talking cereal. Perfect for tiny scarecrows to look their best.
To attach the hay, apply some melted coating to the pop and sprinkle or press into position in a messy, haphazard way. Do the sides first and then the bangs and let dry. Try to get the top of the bangs to attach flat against the pop. They can stick out all they want in front though.
Then use a toothpick dipped in chocolate coating or a squeeze bottle filled with coating and draw a brim over the bangs. You can try to make it straight or make it floppy looking. Floppy is easier since the bangs aren’t super smooth.
For the faces, draw on the noses with orange melted coating and a toothpick. Attach black confetti sprinkles for eyes and draw on stitched smiles with a black Americolor Gourmet Writing Pen.
Attach a couple of jumbo leaf sprinkles and then your scarecrows are ready to scare … absolutely no one. They’re just too cute.
You can also take them up a notch if you want. And I want. Because these scarecrows need to look a little more stuffed. Add a lifesaver collar and attach more “hay” with some melted coating.
And then there’s black coated sunflower seeds.
You know where I’m going with these …
That’s right … little black crows with dotted candy coating beaks and eyes.
Yep. Definitely not being taken seriously at all here. I guess they’re just too sweet to scare.
Hope you guys enjoy them!
Hugs and happy Fall y’all!
How sweet is that <3 you have amazing imagination and golden hands <3
love the name: Hay there! and it’s so smart to use shredded wheat for hay!
I love it thanks for posting the web site
Where did you get the crow from is it a sprinkel??
Wow!! Those are great!! Love them so much!! Beautiful!
So detailed…and kinda cute!!!
Absolutely adorable. Such detail – which is what makes it oh so special. Thanks for the tip re making the hats hollow. I’m thinking of trying these using flesh colored chocolate on Oreos rather than making the cake balls. It’s now March, but I’m saving this idea for sure til Halloween & Thanksgiving. Too cute.
Tavette – S. Florida
These are toooo cute!
i’m sure you’re tired of hearing this, but you are amazingly creative and extremely talented. Thank you for sharing!
These are wonderful. I love all of your detail work!
Your detail on these is INSANE! I don’t think I can keep my hand steady enough for that! Or have the patience!
I love these, you are so amazing!
oh, those adorable little crows just take the cake!
These are amazing! You blog inspired me to buy all the kit for my mum for her birthday and I’m looking forward to going home for Christmas and trying some of your designs out with her :)
The cuteness just makes me giggle! And those little black crows on the hat: adorable. What an incredibly creative and talented mind you have. Happy Thanksgiving!
So cool! You’re just amazing!
love from Sweden
This is simply edible art! Amazing….love, love, love them. I can just seeing you making them…getting into the zone where time stands still. Creativity exemplified! Bravo!
Just wanted to say ‘hi’! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now, ever since I first found out about the existence of macarons! Made the baby blue ones you’ve featured on your site once, but without the lollipop sticks!
I just love these scare crows! I once tried to make your cake pop bears, but they came out looking a little goofy! Will definitely try them again though. Perhaps when I have a little more time on my hands so I can really work on the details and make them look perfect ;)
seriously, these are just cute!!!
my 3 yo and 4yo girls were standing with me when i looked at these and loved them! fantastic work!
The question marks were hearts when I typed them….… oops :-P
I’m sure someone already said this, but I think it would be super cute to see some wizard of oz themed pops. And Alice in wonderland as well;-) ??????????
These are adorable!
The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!!!!
Love your work and enjoy your blog THANK YOU :)
These are so cute! I love the hair, I had no idea what it was made of when I saw the first picture. Using wheat is so clever! :)
I can’t believe how great all of your work is. You have mad talent!
I love love these and I can’t help but say ‘hay!’ when I see them. :)
These are so adorable!
I am SOOOOOOOOOO in love with these! And inspired. Those birdies will some day make an appearance on a cookie, I think!
SO incredibly cute!
Everything you do is adorable, but these are absolutely incredible. So creative, and beautifully done!
wow ,omg .these are so creative.i would have never thought of shredded wheat as the hay.clever!they look amazing
So stinkin’ cute! I wish I had the patience to make them :)
I love them! So very creative and cute.
Happy Fall Everyone!
soooooo cute…. love them.
how?? just how do you keep coming up with these amazing ideas?! you consistently blow me away with your talent and creativity ^_^ thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!
Love ’em! They are so freakin cute!!!
love these!!!!!!!! i am so gonna make them for thanksgiving!!!!!
Sooooo cute!!! I can’t wait to try to make these
These are just so precious! I think the little birds are my favorite. I don’t know how you do all this, but there is just no end to your creativity. :)
Amazing!! Adorable little guys!!
You did it again! These are amazing!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE I have to try them ASAP!!!
You are so talented! I don’t know if I’d have the patience to do this in so much detail!
They are so cute! Love the little hat and birdies!
The birdies are the best!! So adorable!
Your cake pops are an absolute work of art! I do not have near enough patience to do such intricate work, but I love, love, love them!
Oh my goodness!!! These are absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! I have got to make them. Thanks again for always sharing your creations with us. :0)
Your creativity and talent! Wow! An incredible artist!
wow! you got insanely creative with these! im so impressed!
Very ‘fall’ festive!
These are way too cute and you are wayyyyyy too clever Angie! But now anticipation kicks in and my mind wanders down another path. What about the rest of the Wizard of Oz bunch? I don’t remember you doing those yet?! I’d sure love to see the tin man, the lion, and Dorothy, oh my!! :)
These are super cute!!
Those are awesome!! LOVE every detail!!!
The only word I could said WOW how BEAUTIFUL .
I am in love with these…so adorable!
These are perfect, such a fun idea for the Thanksgiving table.
The shredded wheat hair is brilliant! And I’m in love with the crows!
Those goofy li’l crows are TOO cute!!
Adorable. One more question about the Merckens candy coating. Is it thinner than most candy coatings, or do you have to add oil?
Wow, I think these are my favorite ever – the details! The little crows are too cute!
Amazing as always!
These are just the cutest!! I love all the little details you add.
So adorable! LOVE the crows! :)
Cuteness overload!!! I love the little details … especially the crows! Guess this scarecrow is not doing his job … he’s so cute … he attracts the crows :)
These are just the most perfect things ever. Good grief. You’ve outdone yourself!
Those are awesome and so much cuter than a “turkey!”
Keep them coming! You continue to inspire me with your creations!!
WOW is all I can say! They are sooo cute…maybe I will attempt them next year!! Sheredded Wheat…LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to see what you’re doing for Christmas.
Goodness- you keep on getting more and more and more crazy creative!! These are precious!!
You are a genius!! How do you come up with those ideas? WOW!
Oh my goodness those are so cute! I can’t believe the adorableness your mind can think up. It’s amazing! What a talent you have!
Wish you could have heard my reaction to these (yes the squeal was me!)
How insanely intricate are these with their little hats and everything? Wowzers!
I LOVE!!! I always look to you for inspiration and you never let me down! And your photography is perfect! Thank you for your amazing tutorials.
Completely amazingly adorable!!!!!
Scarecrows were on my to do list for the weekend but yours blew my ideas way out of the water!
These are absolutely darling. You are so creative!
Angie, once again you have outdone yourself! The shredded wheat was pure genius. They looked adorable when completed. Over the top with the lifesaver collar. Then you blew it out of the park with the crows. I am dying of cuteness over here. You have a gift. Your eye for detail is unparalleled. I think that’s what always amazes me about your work. They were special just as they were with no collar. Then you kicked it up a notch with the rest. I love these. Fantastic job!
Gah!! These are sooooo cute!!
Your level of detail and creativity is amazing!! These are so cute, can’t wait to give these a try.
How adorable! Oh, the details! You are so meticulous with these. The crows really take them over the top! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for all the inspiration!
Those are so cute! If I had any artistic abilities I would give it a try. Maybe that will be one of my New Years resolutions?!
OMG….Love it….so cute!! Love ur site!
These made me smile at 5:43 a.m.! Still loving all your crazy cute creations! Happy fall to you too. :)
I love these. Doing them next week for thanksgiving! Thank you for all your imagination!
So cute-love the little crows :D
Just adorable!! :)
You are very resourceful. I’m always amazed how you use regular stuff that noone thinks off and make a cakepop out of that. Cereal for hair? Genius!
They are absolutely wonderful! The crows are so cute!
Love these!! The crows are my fav!! So creative!!
Absolutely LOVE these. Can’t wait to make them with my kids!
These are awesome! You come up with amazing ideas. Can’t wait to try these :)
P.S the shredded wheat is genius
So cute :-D
Very cute! :-)
Love the shredded wheat…I had seen hair done with coconut but so many people don’t like coconut – what, are they nuts?
Love the crows!
so, so cute! can’t wait for the christmas ones :)
You are simply AMAZING! I LOVE these! Beautiful work! I always love seeing what you come up with next, keeps getting better and better! Have a great week!
These are fall-tastic!