Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Daffodil Cake Pops

 
It's Teacher Appreciation Week...and Mother's Day is Sunday.  (Just so you know.)  Are you baking something special?

These daffodil cake pops would certainly be a little ray of sunshine for either mom or teacher.

But, these cake pops....these are for Bakerella Bakerella was one if the very first food blogs I ever read.  And I've been smitten ever since.  In case you've been living under a rock, Bakerella is the QUEEN of the Cake Pops.  She even has a fabulous book.  Bakerella's trip to "The Lodge" was actually my first introduction to The Pioneer Woman.  I remember seeing those cows and thought...I need to know more about this PW person ;).

Angie (Bakerella) has been going though a rough time lately...and she's been on my mind so much.  I wanted to let her know that all of us in blogland are thinking of her.
 
So, I decided to make some cake pops for her...and since that's the kind of person I am...I ate them for her, too.

{I mean, cake pops are hard to ship and I'm pretty sure Angie doesn't want to give her address to someone who's been stalking her for 3 years.)


For the cake, I thought lemon would be spring-y.  I used a lemon cake mix, added the zest of 2 Meyer lemons to the mix, and used the juice of 2 Meyer lemons as part of the water called for on the box.

To make the pops, I stirred in the zest of another Meyer lemon and added a bit of Egg Yellow AmeriColor Food Coloring to the cream cheese icing.

Here they are...all dipped in orange candy melts and waiting to get flower-y. (I still don't quite have the hang of getting them perfectly smooth.)

The idea for the daffodil comes from Martha...she filled hers with jelly beans.
 
Just print out the template from Martha Stewart's site....
{and seriously...I think I need to cut down on the toolbars. Anyhow...}


....trace onto yellow paper,


...cut out and with an Xacto knife cut an X in the middle.


...fold a mini cupcake liner in half and hole punch.  (We only have a heart hole punch, I don't know why, so mine looks a little strange.)

Insert the pops into the liners/flowers.  That's it!  A bouquet of sugary goodness.


You can even put them in a little basket...I put the pops in a Styrofoam block and covered that with a bit of moss.   (I really should have thought of that for May Day.)


So, here's to you, Bakerella We're all rooting for you and hope & pray you are feeling better soon.

(***linking to TidyMom's I'm Lovin' It party...always lots of great ideas there...come over!***)

99 comments:

  1. Wow! I would've LOVED to get this as a teacher gift when I was teaching. I love the basket idea with the grasses in it.

    Too cute!

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  2. SQUEAL! Best idea EVER! These are above and beyond adorable!!!Just WOW, B!!!

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  3. ADORABLE!! And such a sweet post...I love it!! :)

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  4. Great idea...I may have to make a bouquet or two or 50 of these for the teachers at my kids school this week, yes it's teacher appreciation week but we just found out tonight that 80 teacher will be let go due to budget cuts.

    Sometimes, real life really stinks!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the cake pops with me.
    I want to marry them.
    Seriously. I nearly ripped it away from my 4 yo and growled THESE ARE MOMMY'S SPECIAL TREATS.

    I'll be praying for Bakerella.

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  6. What fun cake pops! I know Bakerella sure would love these! I hope she is doing well!

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  7. FANTASTIC. And I hope Bakerella's reading this, because let me join in the chorus of those thinking about her, wishing for good things to happen, and hoping for her complete health.

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  8. I stalk Bakerella and you :)! These are so adorable and I love all things cake and citrus so this is a double score! Love it!

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  9. Oh my gosh! LOVE this!! These are so cute, and look SO yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. LOVE these! Just finished triple chocolate cake balls for my kids' teachers :)

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  11. your creativity blows my mind, all of the time.

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  12. These are lovely!! I've had that picture of the jelly bean daffodil in my file for years!!! I think I'll make some (and eat them of course) for bakerella too!! Her blog is the first one I had ever read. She ( and the pioneer woman) are completely responsible for starting me on this journey! Send her (and you too) lots of love and good wishes.

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  13. Clearly you are not over your penchant for yellow and what a wonderful thing that is! These little sweet and delightful beauties will certainly bring rays of sunshine to Bakerella and I hope all that she and thousands of others that are praying for the same thing she is have their have all their prayers answered.

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  14. What a great gift idea the daffodils are! I like the lemon zest idea too! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Hello Hello. You brightened my day Bridget. Thank you for thinking of me. I'm doing good. And even better right this minute. P.S. I love lemon. How did you know?

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  16. They scream spring! LOVE it. I'm sure they will sure cheer Angie up. I think about her daily and pray. These are so cute, love the basket! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Bridget!

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  17. Beautiful! And Bakerella loves them - even better! she's a wonderful inspiration and so are you.
    Xxxx

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  18. I gotta tell ya, I love these flower pops! Daffodils are my mom's favorite flowers, so I always have an eye out for them.

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  20. These are adorable and that's such a sweet thought! They would be perfect for a St David's day celebration (Welsh) as Daffodils are the national flower :)

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  21. SUPER COOL! they are so "happy" and spring like:)

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  22. Wow! The never ending use of cake-pops. LOVE this idea. I made some of Bakerella's chicks a few weeks ago with a lemon cake (juice & zest), man oh man, a nice taste of spring. Thank you for the never-ending wonderful ideas!
    Nikki from Switzerland

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  23. This is gorgeous! What a wonderful cake pop idea!

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  24. what a fantastic idea. They look goregous..

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  25. What a perfectly delightful daffodil cake pop! They are just precious!

    And what a sweet idea to make them for Bakerella! I'm praying for her too! I'm certain this will brighten her day!

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  26. These are FANTASTIC!!! You are SO amazing Bridget.. so giving... so generous!!!

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  27. What a great post! Fun idea too! I've been thinking about Bakerella too! Great tribute :)

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! These are seriously about the cutest cake pops EVER. I might have to make these this weekend!

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  29. What a fun idea! I love these!

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  30. Wow, I did something so eerily similar to this just a few weeks ago, and I didn't even see the Martha thing! Great minds think alike, as they say! :D Love the daffodil idea, the colors you used worked so perfectly!

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  31. Bridget - You're brilliant! These are so pretty!!

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  32. I love this idea!! Very cute! And the lemon cake sounds delicious.

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  33. Beautiful, bright, and springy! Perfect!

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  34. these are so precious and the sentiment attached is lovely.

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  35. Gorgeous! Such a thoughtful gesture. Bakerella is a teacher to all of us, so it really goes well with teacher appreciation week!
    Love the vivid colors!

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  36. seriously!! could those be any cuter?!?!! how sweet of you to do that for her!!!
    Those look amazing!! and yummy too!!

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  37. These are so stinking cute! And I bet they taste amazing too!

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  38. This is an awesome idea!! I'm totally making these! :)

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  39. Soo flattered you stopped by my blog! Your pops are gorgeous and you definitely have me beat on your arrangements and photography, too. :)

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  40. Aw, I'm sure Angie will appreciate them- they're adorable!

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  41. These are SOOOO cool! Love them! Fantastic job and fun post too! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. So festive and sweet!

    I had the opposite experience of you. PW introduced me to Bakerella. Love both of them!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  43. So pretty! I love the vibrant orange color. These should cheer anyone up! I can think of so many variations and uses for these, my imagination is going crazy! Thank for the beautiful pictures, recipe and inspiration!

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  44. These are so BRIGHT and cheery! They would brighten anyone's day! Such a sweet virtual treat for Bakerella:)

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  45. Adorable Daffodils! Those are sure to brighten Bakerella's day. Praying for her...

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  46. Bridget these turned out just adorable!!

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  47. These are charming, Bridget! I love how cute they turned out.

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  48. seriously Bridget - these are so stinkin' cute i almost can't stand it!!! absolutely adorable, loveable, sweetable . . . and everything else 'able' you can name!!!

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  49. Those are adorable. I am still trying to master cake pops. They always come out looking funny :D

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  50. So bright and cheery! What a sweet post, Bridget!

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  51. Those are awesome, Bridget!

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  52. This post was so touching. We are all wishing Bakerella a speedy journey back to good health. Flowers (especially edible ones) are the perfect way to convey that idea.

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  53. Beautiful pops and beautiful sentiment!! Angie will/would be proud. :)

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  54. Love these! Such a cute idea, and the fact that you dedicated this post to Angie...even better!

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  55. ADORABLE!! I totally want to make those for our Mother's Day brunch on Sunday. So cute!!

    xoxox
    Jen

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  56. These are so pretty just like the wonderful lady you have made these for. So sweet of you to make these for Bakerella. I think we are all thinking of her right now. These are really beautiful!!

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  57. wow!this is so adorable!love it! a perfect treat for my daughters birthday.

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  58. I think these are so pretty...LOVELY for mothers day that is for sure! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work.

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  59. I think one of the biggest disasters I have ever had was trying to make cake balls - no can do...

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  60. I LOVE the bright colors! So fun!

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  61. THose cake pops are so cute! I wanted to thank you for your tutorials. I made some baby shower cookies --even my "dry-run" cookies came out perfect. I just froze those for the party.Thanks so much!!

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  62. What a darling blog! You are a very creative gal - LOVE what you do here...keep up the awesome job sharing!

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  63. Adorable idea!
    The last time I made cake balls, I tried a new technique that made them much smoother. Pour the chocolate into a taller glass that allows you to fully submerge the pop in the chocolate. Then dip and shake off excess. It made them MUCH smoother! Hope it helps

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  64. These are so cute! I have never actually made cake pops before, but these make me want to give them a try!

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  65. This is so cute and, yet, I think I could actually make this!

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  66. This is very creative and I admit, the cutie little flower won't last long coz i'll eat it.

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  67. I love the yellow cake pops - currently my and the kids favourite flavour is the cherry cake mis dipped in milk chocolate!
    I have always been a Martha fan, subscriber etc..but I did not think of Martha when I saw these flowers I thought of Skip to my lou blog and my favourite all time valentine school treats. see for yourself! http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/02/08/how-does-your-garden-grow/

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  68. these look great!

    Im going to a birthday party this weekend and the little girls favorite color is orange!! I want to make these for her :)

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  69. OK, I don't mean to speak for Bakerella or anything - but these would be worth the stalking. Gorgeous daffodil cake pops and so very HAPPY :) Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. xo

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  70. These are sooo adorable ;) Thanks for sharing~

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  71. What a sweet gesture! I think these cake pops would brighten anyone's day!!

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  72. These are beyond fabulous and ditto for Angie. My heart and prayers go out to all that she is handling right now.

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  73. I love this idea! I'm glad i found your blog. These are so cute

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  74. These are adorable. Wouldn't these have been a fun "May day" present to leave for people?

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  75. So cute I made something similarly a few weeks ago too. Love the idea of lemon cake though
    See my post here:
    http://acraftyb.blogspot.com/2011/04/daffodil-oreo-cake-pops.html

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  76. ACK! Are these cute or what?! And such a smart, yet easy idea. Can't wait to whip up my own version! Thank you!

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  77. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! New follower. I want to make cake pops so bad because they are so cute... I just cant bring myself to bake up that much sugar... I know I and my 4 kids not to mention my not as health conscious husband woudl eat them all up! I have to though...They are just too cute. Kristy from my crafty diy decor blog www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

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  78. Love these... Adorable! Perfect centerpiece for your spring and summer gatherings.
    Sure Fit Slipcovers

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  79. Bridget, these are just beautiful, and you're such a beautiful friend to make these for Bakerella.

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  80. These are absolutely adorable! I'll be making some of these for my blog on Friday. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love you blog, you are so talented!!

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  81. These cake pops look brilliant. This would be such a great gift. It's creations like this that keep me baking to try new things.

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  82. I'm love the orange flowers. Cake Pops are on the rise especially after bakerellas book, they're so fun to make with the kids.

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  83. these are cute cake pops. I don't think i'm at the level to pull off this creation quite yet but hats off to your wonderful creation.

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  84. I made these with my 5 year old niece for mother's day (for her mom). So easy and it was a big hit!

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  85. I made a version of these a year later for the teachers at my daughter's school for the Teacher Appreciation luncheon they had yesterday. They were a hit!

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  86. Aww! These Daffodil flowers are super cute. That little basket has turned out really gr8. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  87. This article provides great information about sending Flower gifts to your loved ones

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  88. Yum.. that orange zest. And the colours are so powerful.

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