Spring Chickens

Easter Cake Pops

Here they are. The first of the Easter Cake Pops. I’ve had lots of requests over the last few days for these, so I spent some time working out ideas for you guys. I’ll show you the others in the coming days.

But for now, it’s… Chicks, man! (Pretend I’m Joel McHale from Talk Soup when you read that. It’s much more effective.)

Here’s how they look on pink.

Easter Cake Pops

On blue…

Easter Cake Pops

On yellow… (I love spring!)

Easter Cake Pops

…and green.

Easter Cake Pops

And here, I just played around with a few different designs.

Easter Cake Pops

I’m leaning towards just the head. But the little feet are so dang cute. And if the eggshells came off looking a little better, those might be the winner. Big head? Big bottom? All body? Or no body? Whatcha think?

Anyway, if you want to make some, follow the instructions for the basic cake pops.

You’ll need the following supplies:
Cake and Frosting
Yellow Candy Melts
White Candy Melts
Paper Lollipop Sticks
Black Edible Ink Pen
Styrofoam Block
Paramount Crystals
Rainbow Candy Coated Chips
Pastel Wild Flower Sprinkles
Diamond Shape Sprinkles


To decorate solid yellow chicks:

  • Once the round yellow candy covered cake pops are dry (again, basic cake pops instructions here), use a toothpick to dip into the melted candy coating. Dab a little dot of the coating where you want the beak to go. Then, just take one of the orange rainbow chips and attach it to the pop. It works like glue.
  • For the feet and wings, use the same technique to glue on the other sprinkle shapes.
  • Use the edible ink pen to draw the eyes.

Edible Ink Pen

Note: to get smoother covered pops, make sure your bowl is deep enough to submerge the entire pop. Try to dip it in one dunking motion and remove. If the chocolate is too thick, add some paramount crystals or some shortening to the melted candy coating to thin it out. Remove the pop, holding it in your left hand. tap your left wrist lightly with your right hand and rotate the lollipop stick over your bowl. The excess chocolate should fall off, smoothing out the coating at the same time. Also, make sure the coating surrounds the stick at the base to secure it.

For the Chicks in Eggshells:

  • Instead of rolling them round for the pops, shape them by hand to form the chick body.
  • Once, you’ve made the pops, dipped them, and they have dried, carefully twist and remove the stick. Be aware of the location of the hole that was left.
  • Then, hold the chick head and dip the bottoms in white candy melts. Dip the end of the same lollipop stick in some of the white candy coating and reinsert. Let dry.
  • You don’t want your white candy coating to be too hot. It can melt the yellow or it could drip down the sides and mess up your design. So, let it sit and thicken up a little for a few minutes before you start dipping the eggshells.
  • Then glue the sprinkles on and draw the eyes like above.

Easter Cake Pops

Or ditch the sticks altogether!
They’re pretty cute like this, too. Just drop them in a bowl of melted candy coating. Cover them with the chocolate without moving them around in the bowl. Then lift them from the coating with a spoon. Tap off the excess and slide the little chicks carefully off your spoon onto wax paper to set. If the coating pools at the bottom, use a toothpick to draw a separation line. Then, once it dries completely, it will be easier to break off the part you don’t want.

Easter Cake Pops

Bye, bye birdie for now, but there’s more cuteness coming soon.


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535 comments on “Spring Chickens”

  1. Aw, heck, I thought the eggshells were baby diapers (which is cute too). I like the ones with the feet and wings. Although if you do it with just the head, maybe you should add a swirl of hair on top, or something like that. Question: Do they have cute little tails in back? :)

  2. I love the All Body, so cute! Can I request that you make lambs and piglets, too? A little barn of animals for Spring, how precious would that be?

  3. They look super cute. I love them…

  4. I love the ones with the little feet. Adorable!

  5. Eep! eep! eep! Not sure if that is the chicks, or me cooing at their supreme cuteness!

  6. OH. MY. GOD!


    I’m making those. they are freaking ADORABLE.

  7. I’d say all body on stick, or ditch the stick. Super cute either way! I envy your collection of sprinkles by the way!

  8. Wayyyyyy too cute! I LOVE the all body chicks with the flower feet. :)

  9. LOVE the all body ones, can’t resist those cute little feet and wings!!

  10. OH MY GOSH! These are the cutest things I have ever seen!!! These will haunt my dreams until I make them!

  11. My vote:
    All body or all head. Love the little feet too.

  12. I vote for the All Body (those little feet are too cute!) and Big Head, cuz he looks like a little guy with a diaper! I hope I have the courage and time to try these sometime! Beautiful work!

  13. these made me smile!!! My favorites are the all-body ones on sticks. The little feet are too cute, you’re right. ;)

  14. the cutest ones i have seen so far! good job bakerella!!! i resolve to make these for easter!

  15. i say all body or big head..tute

  16. these are awesome… not that you didn’t already know… but I though I’d tell ya anyway :)

  17. Too adorable. Love the “All Body” chick…the head only looks like a smiley face without his smile.

  18. Super cute. I like the whole body ones.

    I thought that the white part on the big head/big bottom was a diaper. Whoops.

  19. Just when I thought your ideas couldn’t get any cuter or better……..look at these! You are amazing. Can I BE you when I grow up???

  20. I shall die from the cute. I swear it.

    Totally fab!

  21. All body! Too cute!

  22. Oh My gosh! These are tooo cute!!!

  23. Oh stick with the whole body one…those little feet are adorable and add a bit with the little wings there too!

  24. they are so cute… chick..chick..chick.. :)


  25. Love, Love LOVE the all body ones! Too dang cute! Now I know what I am making for my Daughters easter party!

  26. So Cute! I love the All Body ones! :)

  27. o my good, they are cute. Love your blog!

  28. I like the whole body ones, with and without the sticks. Very, very cute!

  29. I like the whole body ones, the little wings are adorable. The no stick ones are great too. If you want shell, try making both ends white and have a little face peeking out between.

    Wlll there be any bunnies?

  30. I love the all body ones!

  31. Those are so cute! I can’t wait to see the rest. My kids will need a cake pop or two in their Easter baskets. :c)

  32. oh my. OH MY! These are by far my favorite of all your cake pops. So cute!

  33. I also like the All Body ones best – the feet are too cute. I know that chicks don’t have combs yet, but I really think that would put these over the top – could you stick orange jimmies on end into the top of the head to make a little baby comb? That would be so cute!

  34. They are sooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!
    I will have to give it a try and make them for my Grandchildren for Easter. You are so talented and keep sharing that talent with us!
    And thank you for sharing.

  35. these really rock my boat! the little flower feet are too adorable!! all body definitely.

  36. All body with their lil’ feet too cute!

  37. You are killing me with the cuteness. I must now go order oodles of sprinkles and supplies for a sugar-fest.

    Thank you for sharing.

  38. All body! They are so darn cute!

  39. These are wonderful! I have a random photography question–What do you use for your different colored backgrounds? I love them!!

  40. so cute, i love the first set you pictured, with the little feets! can’t wait to see the rest.

  41. Geez…I’m number 155! Amazing, Bakerella! You deserve to have this kind of following! I read your blog daily and I have posted about these adorable chick pops on my blog. Hope that’s okay. See you tomorrow.

  42. I love the all body chicks. Those feet and tiny wings are too sweet! I also really like the stickless variety. Thanks for always sharing!

  43. All body! All body! The feets, they are KILLING me. So cute.

  44. Teh cute! It burns!!

    *faints dead away from the sheer cuteness*

    All body. All the way.

  45. All Body, definitely. These are too cute!

  46. My daughter teaches first grade and I want to make these for her class. After I make them – what do I cover them with or how to store them from making tonight and sending to school tomorrow?

    Many thanks – pb

  47. SO CUTE!!! The little feet are the best! I love em without the sticks too! I just mey have to try these! THANKS!

  48. OH! What can I say that hasn’t already been said?!? ADORABLE! And, the pictures…so cool!

    I vote for the “all body” chick with the little feet, but I love them all!

  49. Oh lord these are precious!

  50. Love these! My favorites are the all body ones – the feet are soooooo cute!

  51. These made me SO happy. I love all of them with the bodies, and the feet are absolutely adorable!

  52. OMG!! They’re sooo cuuute!! I’m completely in love with them! I’m totally making my own! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  53. These have got to be the most adorable things I have ever seen! My favorite is the all body one!

  54. I think the chicks with little feet are SO cute! And I really like the chicks with no sticks too. WOW! Adorable!

  55. I love the chicks without the sticks the best! I also like the whole body chicks on the stick. The flower feet are too cute!

  56. Hey Bakerella! Love the spring cake pops. One quick question…I made the Hello Kitty pops last night and after about 30 minutes, some of them cracked. :( What did I do wrong???

  57. OMG! These are adorable! YOu never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas!

  58. Those are soooo adorable! Might be my fave cake pop design so far… And I definitely love the ones with the body and feet (no shell) the best!

    Thanks again Bakerella! :)

  59. Ok, question, I so want to make these! When I have tried, 2 times, the cake ball falls off the stick!!! I am dipping the stick in first, but they still fall off! Am I using too much frosting???

  60. TOO cute!! But, I am not sure I could eat him!!!

  61. Yes, you are amazing. I’m totally going to make these next weekend for Easter.
    BTW. I’m also going to make little bunnies ~ those would just be a slight variate of the chicks. And super cute together ~ don’t you think?
    Love you blog and am so happy I was introduced to you via PW :)

  62. Oh My! They are so cute!

  63. Could these get any cuter??!

  64. Cutest chickies EVER. I vote for the “all body” and will try to make those.

  65. :o :o :o :o :o

    They’re suppppppper cute!!!!!!!

    I love them. Once again, I can see you’re a genius!

    Love and admiration from Spain. ;-)

  66. awwwww, they are SO freakin cute!

  67. Omg~ So…. Stinkin…. Cute! *passes out* That is *it*! I’m making these for easter! You so totally RocK!

  68. I had my fingers crossed for Easter pops and Wha La ! I swear you rock woman! I can’t wait to try these. I just hope my local bulk store carrries all these candies. By the way I love the one with the little feet. Great work (AGAIN).

  69. The whole body ones with the tiny feet are adorable! I love them!! Such a cute idea :)

  70. Maybe you could zigzag the shell??

  71. Big head was the one that I was really drawn to the most, but good gravy they are all so cute.

    You ARE the best!

  72. these are SO flippin cute! i haven’t yet attempted making cake pops, but i SO want to :)

  73. I must admit as a previous poster stated…the ones with white look like diapers…I just thought they were little baby chickees! Cute still!

  74. OMIGOODNESS! I would/could never decide, but those just might be your cutest pops yet. Love all the color backgrounds. Call me an idiot, but when I first saw the ones in shells, I thought they were diapers. Still-totally cute! I think I like the one in the SHELL with feet sticking out the best. Oh, but the ones with no sticks….okay–they are all just KEY-UTE as can be!

  75. These are just adorable! I just love these things and I so want to give them a try.

  76. Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!!

  77. EEEEP!!!

    I love the chicks! I’m partial to the all-body ones…but they are all adorable!

    I keep saying one of these days I’m going to make these with Younger Munchkin…the chicks might be what pushes me over the edge to getting brave and trying it!

  78. Oh holy mother of cuteness. Love the ‘all body’ ones.

  79. Those are ADORABLE!!! Love the one body, with the feet! I am in AWE of your talent!!

  80. awwww those are freaking adorable! I like the ‘all body’ version best – the feet are just too cute!

  81. Those are so stinkin CUTE! I love the ones with the little feet and the ones without the stick. I swear you are one of the most creative people ever!

  82. I just died of cuteness. Seriously, I have to make these.

  83. The All Body chicks are my favourites, the little feet and wings are just so cute :)
    Love them!

  84. OMG! I am in Easter Bliss. Now I have to find all the stuff to make these little darlings (and what ever other ones you suggest…can you give a complete shopping list for all colours etc we might need?)
    I love the all body ones and the stickless ones :-)

  85. How absolutely adorable! I’m leaning towards the all body one. Great job and beautiful photography.

  86. You have been brought to my attention by the ladies on my son’s playgroup. And I have been raving all over you ever since! Thank you for sharing your wonderful sweets and pops. You’re amazing! and love the chicks… I doubt you will ever make anything that I won’t admire! Nat, from Greece.

  87. Oooooh Soooo cute!!! I love the all body ones with the cute little feet!! Can’t wait to see what you do next.

  88. You’ve outdone yourself again! They look amazing – I think I’d have a hard time eating it – too cute!!

  89. They are sooooo cute! I love your work.


  91. No sticks! No sticks! No sticks!

    I adore the chicks with no sticks. Too cute. Pardon me while my head explodes from the enormity of cuteness.

  92. all body

  93. All body is my vote – soooo cute. Have to try your pops someday.

  94. I can’t even type. I’m too in awe. You so rock!!!!

  95. I love the all body, with the blue background, to be specific! They are so springy and fun…they need their own comic strip…blog…tv show! ;)

  96. Hi Bakerella, Soooo cute! Just a question, can`t find candy melt here in Australia. I tried to color white choc with Wilton concentrated paste but makes the choc harden a bit too quick. Any tips??? Thanks

  97. All body on blue background!!!
    And I LOVE the no stick ones…very cute.

  98. I just love these, so cute! I wanted to ask (if anybody reads this), since I live in Taiwan and they dont sell candy melts here, can I just use white chocolate w/food coloring instead?

  99. Love the all body best followed closely by the big head, then big bottom and lastly no body.

    These are so awesome and I am planning on doing this for little man’s b-day next month.

  100. Definitely FULL BODY!! :)

    Didn’t even realize the white part was an egg shell…but that’s probably more me than you ;)

  101. YOU TOTALLY ROCK! Each time I come to your blog I am just amazed! hugs from Conroe TX!

  102. super cute! happy spring!

  103. OH MY GOODNESS! THEY ARE SOOO ADORABLE. I like the all body ones the best!! They’re so plump and cuteeeeeeeeee!

  104. Keep those adorable little feet!!!! Eeeee, so cute!!!!

  105. All super cute!!! The all body ones are my favorite, but I like the chicks without sticks too.

  106. On the stick, I like the “all body” the best. This is definitely one of your cuter pops!

  107. Love, love, LOVE these! So stinkin cute! All body are my favs!

  108. OMGoodness, SO cute! I vote “all body”, but I am also in love with the chick-sans-stick wonderfullness too – amazing, as alkways!!

  109. The ‘all body’ are absolutely adorable! Those are definitely my favorite.

    They just might be too cute to eat thought….

  110. all body all the way !!

  111. These are adorable!!! I love the all body ones.

  112. So cute…I like the “all body” the best, though.

  113. So cuuuuute! I love the all bodies.

  114. I love these! I’ve been travelling for 2 wks straight and can’t wait to get home to try them out. I knew you would think of the cute way to make them :-) when I saw the snowman on PW I thought it would be a cute chick. The all body ones are my favorite! Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to try :-)

  115. Those are too cute. However, I must say I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t bite one of them. Those are some of my favorite shots. lol.

  116. Oh my goodness this is absolutely one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!

  117. So cute!!

    Can I make a request? I’ve experimented with a few ideas, trying to come up with a cute pop for a baby shower. (Trying to make a baby pop. Wow, that sounds weird.)

    Help! :)

  118. AWWWW! These are the best yet! Seriously , they keep getting better! LOL… Thanks for taking the time for us all!

  119. Too darn cute!! I like the little guys on the green background… I think the little round body with the feet are precious!

  120. So cute! Nice work!!

  121. STOP IT!

  122. I could just die. That is just about the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. My vote goes for “all body.”

  123. A.DOR.A.BLE!

  124. I vote all body — so cute with the feet!!

  125. your awesome! and the ones with feet and hands are the best!

  126. My favourite is the ALL BODY but they are all ridiculously cute. You do the most amazing job. Thanks so much for sharing and speading a bit of Spring around.

  127. They look so good, I just want to bite their little heads off! Is that wrong? ;)

  128. Oh my goodness, I usally just lurk and don’t comment but I just HAD to comment. These little guys are SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!

    I did make cake pops last week and my kids and I loved them. I thought they were better on about day 2 or 3, just me I guess.

    you are awesome!

  129. this is the cutestthing ever!!! I just love chicks (baby chickens), I am going to make this!!
    This are the best pop cakes ever!!

  130. So ridiculously cute! I am sooooo making these for a family Easter get together…I’ll be the rock star! Totally making the all body ones with the adorable little feet. Fun!

  131. All Body! The feet are just perfect and super cute. these would be great seating in green grass in an egg carton : ) Thanks for the inspiration

  132. Feet! Feet! I vote for feet!

  133. these are so cute!!! i like the all body the best.

  134. I like the all body chicks. They are way cute and you’re a magician. I tried making your cupcake pops once and they turned out nasty. You are soooo much better at it.

  135. Adorable…but they MUST have feet!!! — too cute. LindaSonia

  136. These are so cute it’s painful! I might have to cave and try my hand at making them. I’m thinking of trying little wedding cake ones for my little sister’s bridal shower. :)

  137. Oh. My. Word. I am just beside myself with the cuteness of these ones. The Hello Kitty were my favorite, I love her but ugh … THESE. I love these. Thank you.

  138. oh my, now i have to try these!!

  139. BODY ONES!!!!

  140. all body!

  141. whoops… you asked which one we like. I like the ones with feet. Looks like a little roly poly, but so cute!

  142. Bakerella, the “all body” chicks are my favorite. I am going to try making them. How do you come up with so many incredibly amazing ideas? You are awesome!

  143. these are TOO CUTE! I have never made one of these but I am pretty tempted after these little chickies!!! :)

    How do you come up with these? Love them! :)

  144. I want to SQUEEZE them. TOO CUTE!!

    Im going to make some, but I use real chocolate (via a tempering machine)…no fako-wafers for me :)

    The egg shells are cute, I wonder if they had a zig-zag edge if it would make any difference.

    They are all just A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

  145. All Body!!! For sure.

  146. So cute! I posted a link on my edible crafts column at (I made bunny and silly chicks with bunny ears this year for my own blog…but cookie pops. I’ll leave the cake part to the genius.)

  147. These are SOOOOO adorable! Now I’m glad I’ve invited the whole family over for Easter!

  148. Oh I love the feet!! They must have feet! Shannon

  149. Totally cute! I wish I had more time before easter to do these!!

  150. I am dying from all the cuteness up in here!!!
    Definetly the All Body ones.
    I am going to try the cake pops this weekend I think! They wont get as cute as this though!

  151. I definitely love the “all body” chicks. Those little feet are the cutest thing I’ve EVER seen sprinkles used for! You have millionaire ideas. I’m gonna attempt to make these, but I know mine will never meet the master’s!

  152. I love the ALL BODY ones the best! You are so creative. :) I can’t wait to try them myself.

  153. Adorable! I like the all body ones.

  154. Oh my! Too cute! All body is my vote and all the girls in this house agree. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  155. Either all body on sticks OR no sticks at all. So freaking adorable.

  156. ALL BODY!!! I have to be honest that just the head on a stick sort of creeps me out…like old school style and the chocolate bunnies stormed the castle…

    But still…soooo cute. I heart them on blue. =)

  157. Too cute! And just to let you know… I totally read the chicks, man in the Joel McHale voice before i saw you said to. HAHA! I guess I watch the Soup too much!

  158. Love them!!!

  159. So cute! I love chicks… I can’t wait to see your Easter collection :)

  160. oh my! those are so cute!! i’m making cake balls right now for the first time (they’re in the freezer). i think i used a little too much icing cuz they were very gooey. i hope once they harden a bit they can be rounded out a little more.
    i totally love the chicks with the little feet! what if you used a little of the yellow to make a tiny little swirl on the top of their heads like a little whispy hair/feather thing. does that even make sense?? it’s getting late! =)

  161. Too cute!
    My vote is for the all body ones :)

  162. love love love the feet.

  163. Oh my word, these are *adorable*!! Great job :)!

  164. Ohhhhh, the “all body” are the absolutely CUTEST THINGS EVER!!! Of course, the rest of them are adorable too!
    You never cease to amaze me!

  165. These are darling! You come up with the best ideas!

  166. So SO cute! I like the green background the best. The ones dipped in white look like they’re wearing diapers :-)

    Happy Spring!

  167. I’m looking like the “big bottom” one.

    Gotta try this one day. Too cute.

  168. So amazingly CUTE!! I love love love the All Body ones, makes them look all round with the tiny feet sticking out. I wouldn’t turn my nose up to any of them though if they happened to find their way into my clutches of course!

  169. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  170. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  171. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  172. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  173. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  174. so cuuuuute!

  175. Those are so cute they almost make me pass out! I love the all body…gotta have those little feet sticking out there.

  176. ahhhh these are too cute. Its official, Im going vegetarian to save these little nuggets.


  177. Never seen cuter. Love them! And yellows and oranges are my favorite colors, so these top my list of cutest things you’ve ever done! You are such an inspiration!

  178. the All Body ones are soo cute!

  179. I like the all body. can’t resist those feet.
    They are the most adorable things I’ve seen. Almost better than Hello Kitty. Cause I love some HK.
    You have talent.
    Also like the no stick ones.

  180. Wow! How sweet are those? Makes me feel like Easter and Spring are here and ready to party!

  181. I definately love the “all body” ones the best! The feet are adorable!

  182. Super, super cute! I like the all body ones the best. The wings, beak and feet – all perfect!

  183. Love the all body / no body. so flippin cute all of them!

  184. these are ridiculously adorable!!!

  185. the teeny tiny feet & wings are just too adorable! my vote is all body. love the creativity!

  186. OMG…….TOOO ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the big head and all body one!

  187. So freakin’ cute!

  188. These are my favorite cake pops EVER. The second I saw the first picture, I laughed with sheer glee. They’re so round and fat! How could anyone be sad with one of those around?

  189. The “all body” ones are so adorable!

  190. Adorable! I like the all body ones the best.

  191. These are super cute!

  192. These are ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!

  193. Those are so cute :) I love their little feet!

  194. these are fantastic!!

  195. Oh NO! I swore after the nearly 120 cake pops I made last week. I was never making another. This cuteness can’t be ignored.

    I’ll be making the ‘all body’ version.

  196. I love them all, but my favorite are the chicks without the sticks!! CUTE!!

  197. LOVE the all body ones. They are super cute.

  198. CUTE!

  199. I swear, your pops get cuter each time! Great job!


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