It’s Cake Pop time again. And I made some cute ones for Dr Seuss’ The Lorax movie that comes out March 2.
These were fun to recreate in bright colors and cake.
Here’s a run down so you can go make.
Okay, I can’t rhyme – Let’s just get this ball rolling.
First up are Bar-ba-loots. They’re super cute and they love to eat Truffula fruit.
Okay, that’s enough. I’ll try not to torture you any more.
I like to roll my cake balls by hand first so I can make sure I have enough and if I need to, I can make some of them bigger or smaller at the end to keep them all about the same size.
(At the end of the post, I’ll share a pdf you can download for all of these cake pops.)
Once they’re rolled, you can reshape them however you like.
For Bar-ba-loots, roll them into an oval and pinch in on the four rounded corners.
Pinch more at the top than at the bottom and then press down on the top center to make a spot for the eyes. This will also help form those chubby cheeks. You can also use a spoon to make an indention for the mouth if you like.
For the big floppy ears, I used chocolate candy coating wafers.
Just cut a small edge off with a rounded cutter and dip the wafer into melted candy coating.
Attach it to the cake ball and let dry.
But did you notice their big rounded ears?
That’s right. One more step. No fears.
Just dip a toothpick in coating and draw a line of chocolate around the edge.
Then chill the balls. You know the drill.
And dip them and coat them in chocolate for thrills. Someone stop me.
Decorate with confetti sprinkles and mini M&M’s and a black edible ink pen.
Then these guys are ready to play in the shade.
Right underneath the Truffula Trees.
Okay, these are easy easy. Roll more cake balls like above.
Dip them, then texturize with a toothpick and love.
Dip them in orange, yellow and pink coating.
I also added a small amount of chocolate candy coating for the yellow and orange to cut the brightness down a little.
It’s like Dr. Seuss new these would be perfect for pops.
Sprinkle a little sanding sugar on the pops before the coating sets.
Use the really long paper lollipop sticks and then you can cut them down in varying lengths.
A black edible ink pen or a touch of black candy color on a dry brush adds the perfect detail for these paper tree trunks.
But what about the Lorax?
He speaks for the trees you know.
He’s easy to make.
Just dip, dry, then decorate.
You’ll need yellow candy coating, a black edible ink pen, white confetti sprinkles and lots of toothpicks.
A helpful way to get started is to etch where you want to apply the coating for the brows and mustache using a toothpick.
Then stay in the lines. Or just over them so you don’t see the etchings.
Apply the coating with the tip of your toothpick. As it starts to dry, layer on more and more coating. His mustache is really big. As the coating thickens just before setting, drag out the tips for nice pointed ends.
Replace your toothpick when it gets gloppy.
Or else your cake pops will get kinda sloppy.
Use the same technique for his bushy brows.
Break edges off confetti sprinkles, attach with coating and dot the eyes with your edible ink pen.
Dot on orange coating for a little round nose.
Cute as cute as a Lorax can be.
But wait. Just the head?
Where’s his body?
Roll the cake ball into an oval and then into kind of a jelly bean shape.
Take two jumbo heart sprinkles and two broken pretzel pieces – dip the ends in coating and insert them into the pop in position for arms and legs.
Insert the legs just toward the front so you leave room to also insert a lollipop stick.
Let the attachments dry before you dip.
These will look like arms in a minute – resting on his hip.
P.S. – I’m a dork, not a poet.
Once dry, decorate faces the same as above. Just on a smaller scale.
Then use a toothpick dipped in coating to draw on his skinny arms. (I should have made one wave.)
Here’s a pdf of the Lorax cake pops so you can make your own.
They’d be a cute snack at the theaters if you go to see the movie.
Or during Dr. Seuss story time.
Hmmm. Green eggs and ham cake pops. Those would be fun, too.
Disclosure: I was compensated to make these Lorax Cake Pops, but I might have made them anyway because they’re just too cute. Shhh… don’t tell.