I am FINALLY posting pictures of these! I made them a year ago!!!
I had never made cake pops before these. It was my hubs birthday and I wanted to do something special... not the traditional cake or cupcakes.
I had just purchased a cake pops book (waste of money! So I am not listing what the book was called) So I thought it high time I try to make them,,, but HOW to decorate them????
I looked through the book a few times for inspiration but nothing stood out to me,, AT ALL!
One day I was perusing some of my fave blogs and I came across this (Angry Bird Cupcakes) post, I knew immediately that's what I was going to make!
Unfortunately I couldn't copy everything exact, because cupcakes and cake pops are totally different... SO I had to get creative, luckily I am always up for the challenge!
When you are buying chocolate to dip the cake, and you need a specific color, make sure you buy chocolate coloring! You can't use normal food coloring to color chocolate. I got WAY lucky when I went to get my chocolate, they already had that perfect blue color, so all I had to worry about was the green.
Cake Mix (your choice of flavor and supplies needed to bake cake)
Frosting (cream cheese tastes best)
Bakers Chocolate in the colors you need and/or chocolate coloring
Chocolate Sprinkles Red, Yellow
Reg. & Mini Marshmallows (eyes and pig nose, both are cut in half)
Black Candy Gel, or Tiny Black Licorice Rope
Assorted Candies of Different Shapes and Colors
For the beaks I used orange slices candy cut into 3rds and sweet tarts candies (already shaped like a beak)
Tic Tacs (mint flavor) and Chocolate covered sunflower seeds were used for the feathers on top of their heads
Reeses Pieces were used for cheeks on white bird
Frosting Sprinkles in the shape of flowers were used for blue birds feet
There's the Birthday Boy enjoying his first bite! He LOVED them, and was SO surprised at how well they turned out!
*Side note* Remove Tic Tacs before eating! The minty flavor does not mesh well with the cake pop goodness!