Apr 4, 2012

Chick Cake Pops- DIY instructions

Chick cake pops are an Easter favorite at my house. They're cute, delicious and a big hit with the elementary school crowd. The recipe and instructions I used originally came from Bakerella, which called for boxed cake and cream cheese frosting and the result is a lot like a truffle. However, I prefer the Oreo cookie recipe below from My Little Cupcake Pop as I find it easier to work with than the cake version.
Baby Chick Cake pops
1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounces softened cream cheese

In food processor, grind up cookies then transfer to a bowl.
Add cream cheese and mix BY HAND until it's the consistency of PlayDoh.
Roll into 1" balls and refrigerate 10 minutes before dipping.

Cake Balls Recipe from Bakerella
1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 9 x 13 cake)
1 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wilton Candy Melts
Parchment paper 

After the cake has cooled completely, crumble into large bowl or in food processor.
 Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can of frosting.
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on cookie sheet. (Should yield 45-50)
 Chill for several hours.
Ingredients for decorating chick cake pops
Wilton Candy Melts (yellow and orange)
leaf shaped candy decorations
chocolate chips
lollipop sticks

In a small, deep bowl, microwave, melt yellow Wilton candy melts 30 seconds at a time. Remove, stir and repeat in 30 second increments until liquid.
Dip one end of a lollipop stick into melted candy and insert 1/2 way into cake ball.
Poke cake pop stick into a styrofoam block to dry.

Make Beaks
Melt orange candy melts as described above. When liquid, pour a small amount into a cake decorating bag fitted with a #5 tip and pipe out beaks onto parchment paper or waxed paper. (In lieu of a decorating bag, use a ziplock bag, snipping off a small hole in one corner of the bag). Candy hardens quickly.

Dab a tiny amount of candy melt onto the back of the beak and affix to cake pop.

Apply the feet
Dab a tiny amount of yellow candy melt onto the back of leaf-shaped candy decorations and affix to cake pop.

Make Eyes
Melt a few chocolate chips as described above. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the chocolate and dab dots onto cake pop.
There are many variations on the cake pop, these are a few I've made.
Rooster Cake Pop! (see beaks ready for action on the cookie tray)
Reindeer cake pops
Reindeer for my kids at Christmas time.
Cupcake cake pops in acrylic pop stand
If  you really get into making cake pops, these acrylic pop stands are terrific!
Easter Wreath for chicken coop via The Chicken Chick®
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Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick®


  1. <3 this cannot wait to try it with my girls 

  2. <3 these ideas cannot wait to try some of these with my girls

  3. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:23 PM

    I hope you have fun, it's messy but a great activity to do as a family.

  4. How adorable! Almost too cute to eat ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

  5. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!~ Paula http://www.callmepmc.com