1.14.2012

Angry Birds Cake Pops

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. 
SUPPLIES:
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
Sucker Sticks
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!
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9 comments:

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

I really love the red sprinkles as the feathers! I've never seen that before on an angry bird cake pop. These are adorable!

Chris said...

Hi Andrea, loved your post about the angry bird cake pops. I guess I am behind the times as I thought this was something new. I bought my DIL a cake pop machine for Christmas and had just bought two of my sons an angry bird thingy to hang from their rear view mirror and I thought I was really hip, LOL Anyway, you did a great job on the cake pops. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Bridget said...

Those are so awesome!

Just Simply Live said...

Love!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

These turned out SO cute!! You are talented!! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wan to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at my kid oriented linky party TGIF - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love this too!
Beth =-)

Renée said...

Love them! I added to my Angry Birds Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/reneessoirees/angry-birds-party/

natalie said...

very clever, I know a little 5 year old who would love me forever if I made these

Jenn Lifford said...

Wow! These are absolutely fabulous!! So many creative little touches - love the sprinkles and the tic tacs!

Alyssa said...

These are so cute. Thanks for the tip on the chocolate coloring. I never realized you could not use regular food coloring.

I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-5.html. I hope to see you there!