Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Cake Brownie Pops


My daughter-in-law has a birthday coming up:)  She's a big fan of my brownie pops, so I wanted to make her some special brownie pops to help her celebrate.

When I saw these adorable mini cake-cake pops, I knew I had hit on the perfect pop! Didn't Strawberry-Chic do a fabulous job?
I basically followed her procedure to shape them, and the mini cakes turned out just as I imagined, especially with the sprinkles and candles on top:)

The ingredients and directions are the same as they are for brownie pops, except for shaping them into tiny cakes:)

To make birthday cake brownie pops (I made these late at night, last minute, and didn't get any step-by-step photos):
Gather a ball of baked brownie mixture and make it into a small patty.  Use a 1.5-inch round cutter (I used a biscuit cutter) and cut out a round mini cake. Place it on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Insert a lollipop stick (the tip of the stick should have some melted candy on it to help it stay put) into the middle of each pop  Once they are all prepared, place in the freezer until firm.  Working with one at a time, take from freezer and dip each cake into the melted candy melts (melt as pkg. directs) and let excess drip off (I also used a small offset spatula to smooth the top and around the entire pop if it needed it).  Shake the sprinkles on the top of the mini cake and place the candle* before the candy coating dries. You may need to add some candy melt to the bottom of the candle before placing it on the pop. Prepare some royal icing to decorate the cakes.  I used royal icing so that I could individually package these pops without a mess(after the royal icing dried).
* For candles I used a sharp knife to cut regular sized birthday candles down to size.

You will end up with some cute little birthday cakes of your own~brownie pop style!

Wouldn't these look fun with all the candles lit? :)

Make some of your own and see for yourself!

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61 comments:

  1. I so heart these! Absolutely adorable!

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  2. Very cute, I bet she will love them!

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  3. So adorable,she will love these!

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  4. Adorable! Those are sure to make anyone feel special, Sue. Love, love, love!

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  5. Sue these are just too adorable for words. I agree they would be spectacular with the candles lit.

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  6. SUE, these are SOOOOOOOOOOOo cute!

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  7. Oh, these are just perfect. I just bookmarked to post on Edible Crafts later today. Wow. LOVE! My kid's birthday is next month. I'll send you my delivery address :)

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  8. I am in love, but I just don't have the patience for pops. Bless you and your patience, these are amazing!

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  9. Sooooooo sweet! These are just darling=0)

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  10. These are adorable! I like your use of brownies rather than the cake/frosting mixture to make the pops. I've never had the latter but I think the sweetness (taste) factor would be over the top. And brownies are so much yummier!

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  11. These look so adorable! I love the sprinkles and candles on top...(a much more creative way to make sure people know they really are cakes...rather then writing "cake" on top like I did, haha :)!

    Thanks for linking to my post!

    Would you say that the brownie bites are tastier and easier to work with then cake pop batter?

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  12. So adorable!! Love the birthday cake shape and I enjoy brownie pops so much more than cake pops so these are a total win for me! :)

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  13. These are the cutest ones I have seen..like a little birthday cake, so cute! :D

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  14. These are absolutely adorable! Are they really raw dough and not cooked brownie? I can't wait to give it a try!

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  15. When you look at a picture and say Ooooo that looks good. That's when you know it's the perfect recipe for your link party :) I'm hosting a recipe only party Cast Party Wednesday and would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  16. I Love these! I can just imagine how cute these would be in a centerpiece. So much fun.

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  17. I LOVE these!!!!! They are SOOOOO cute. I am going to have to try these. TOO CUTE!!!!

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  18. I've never seen a most beautiful thing like these cake pops, except your children, they are adorable!!!

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  19. These look amazing!! Your daughter-in-law will be sure to love them. And made out of brownies makes them even better! ~ Courtney

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  20. Ahh yet another adorable product! What's next on a stick? Tiramisu? Please!

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  21. Those are absolutely adorable. I think they're my favorite one yet!

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  22. These are ADORABLE! You are so creative! It's my birthday today and I could meet you halfway :D

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  23. Kristine, It is actually baked brownies (and icing), not dough. I corrected it in the post:)

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  24. Seriously Sue! I'm going to have a pinterest board dedicated just to your fabulous projects and recipes! These are beyond adorable!! Thank you for sharing them (and all of your fabulous ideas)with us at Inspiration Friday! We think you are pretty special!

    Heather

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  25. Another really cute idea that is perfectly executed. So fun!

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  26. http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/2011/07/momtrepreneur-baker-of-day-birthday.html

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  27. These are super adorable! I saw them at the source too -- your version looks just as fantastic =D.

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  28. Gorgeous! These are the kind of pops I am going to make for my nephews and nieces' birthday :-)

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  29. I love these! I'm making pops this week, I'm going to make little doughnuts but might do a few of these too, they're just so sweet. x

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  30. My goodness, they are so adorable!

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  31. Hi there! Found you from the Tidy Mom Lovin' It linky. Your pops drew me in--crazy cute. If you get a moment, I'd love for you to link up over at Momtrends' Friday Food:

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/07/friday-food-ciao-bella/

    Have a great weekend.

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  32. I'm trying to find the words but all I can say is...WOW WOW WOW!

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  33. These are so, SO SO! cute!!

    (Found ya through Tidy Mom, too!)

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  34. Wow! Those are so adorable! How lucky is your daughter in law?!?!

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  35. Cutest things ever!!! I love them! I'd like to invite you to share on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/07/sweet-indulgences-sunday-15.html

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  36. These are so cute! I shared them on my blog today...hope you don't mind

    Susan
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  37. these are the cutest things I have seen in a long time! Love them!

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  38. These are PERFECT!! Wow, they make me smile, so adorable.

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  39. Oh my! They're just brilliant! They put an instant smile on my face :D

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  40. You must have incredible patience!!! These are oh-so-cute!!

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  41. omg!! these are so cute!! my niece has a bday soon and I know she would love these!!

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  42. Sue, how cute are these -- did you send them? Such miniature cuteness and yumminess. Joni

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  43. EEEK!! I love these. They are so so cute!!!

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  44. OoOo discovered your site from the link up on 33shadesofgreen!
    LOVE this idea!!

    http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com

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  45. Those are so cute! You must have put so much effort into them and it shows:)

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  46. Your talent simply blows me away.

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  47. If you made these ahead of time then froze them(decorated) then thawed before the event, do you think they'd crack? I'd like to make them for my son's first birthday, but I'm dong the cake too and don't want to attempt too much all at once.

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    1. Robin, I've never frozen the pops after I've dipped them. I'm not an expert, but don't think that would be a good idea. Actually, I've made the pops a week in advance before and the candy melt coating seems to seal in the freshness of the brownie(or cake). I've experienced no problem at all with doing that. I store them in a Tupperware type container and/or in individual bags tied with a ribbon. Good luck and have a fun party!

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  48. Just curious, but where or what is this "candy melt coating"? Is it some kinda chocolate you coat the brownie with after frozen, and where do I get it? I'm trying to do this for my son's 3rd Bday as well! I love the idea.:) Thanks... ~Aris~

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    1. Aris, I usually use Wilton Candy melts that I purchase at Michael's craft store. Here's a link to the candy melts on the Wilton website:

      http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=pg_candymelts

      Have fun!

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  49. Love the mini cake shaped pops, perfect for any aged birthday!

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  50. Why couldn't you use the brownie bites that you see in the grocery store and save yourself time molding each one. They are already the shape of mini cakes.

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  51. Wow. This is so sweet. Such a cute idea and love the photography by the way.
    Oh my goodness!
    Gorgeous Birthday Cake.
    These look wonderful!

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