Monday, March 25, 2013

Springtime Cake Pop Nests

When the talented Janine (Sugarkissed) contacted me to join her (and other cake poppers:)) in a cake pop "Spring has Sprung" event, I was more than happy to comply. Right away I thought of bird nests.

When I visited my daughter and family in Texas last month, my grandchildren and I enjoyed watching the birds eat from the bird feeder that my daughter hung from a tree. There was quite a frenzied crowd!  I also noticed that there were nests in three of their barren, wintry trees.  Springtime is definitely on its way, and I enjoyed seeing the early signs in nature.
The nests were all ready, just waiting to house some eggs.  Of course, I'm sure the real nests had deeper pockets for momma bird's precious cargo, but this is my cake pop interpretation:)  I hope you see signs of spring where you are too! 

Bird Nest Cake Pops
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 tub of store-bought chocolate frosting
Chocolate candy melts (10-16 ounces)
Chocolate jimmies
Candy eggs
Lollipop sticks
Styrofoam block
Prepare cake as package directs, and let cool completely
In a large bowl crumble the cake into fine crumbs with your hands
Add about a half tub of chocolate frosting to the cake crumbs, until it has a workable consistency.
Prepare cake balls and place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet. 
Melt the chocolate, dip the tip of a lollipop stick into it and poke into the middle of each pop, halfway.
Place the baking sheet (with the pops) in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Working with a few at a time take from the freezer, indent the top, middle of the pops with your thumb.
Dip the pop into the melted chocolate and let the excess drip off.  
Sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies and press a candy egg into the middle. 
Poke stick into styrofoam block until cake pops are dry.  

Thanks Janine for including me in this fun, "Spring has Sprung" event!

Be sure and hop around to the other blogs featuring these pops!  You can see from the collage how adorable and creative they are!

Spring Cake Pops with Tutorials
1. Bunny Cake Bites by Miss CandiQuik
2. Kite Cake Pops by Party Pinching
5. Chick Cake Pops with Bonnets by
7. Springtime Cake Pop Nests by Munchkin Munchies
8. Elegant Spring Flower Cake Pops by Pint Sized Baker
9. Butterfly Kisses Cake Pops by Bubble and Sweet
10. Pastel Sparkle Cake Pops by Heavenly Cake Pops
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  1. These are so beautiful, yet simple - I love them!

  2. love the simplicity of these, so cute with the sprinkles and little egg candy :)

  3. These capture the essence of Spring. Plus, you can never go wrong with chocolate sprinkles in my book!

  4. i never knew a bird's nest could look so yummy! now if only i could find the chocolate bird who laid the eggs. heehee
    wonderful job as always Sue! :)

  5. Hello Sue,
    love your pops - hope people will make them!

    Many blessings to you & greetings from Germany.


  6. Beautiful ideas and wonderful cake pops!! :D Congratulations and thank you for your inspirations!! :D

  7. So cute. Now to decide whether to eat the nest first or the egg!

  8. Sue, another adorable treat to give at Easter! My grands really like cake pops and yours are so creative. Happy Spring, XOXO

  9. What a fun interpretation Sue - I think this is the first time in all these years we have ever been in a group blog post together :)

  10. I love it ^_^ innocent little chocolate temptations!

  11. Sue these are wonderful! So cute for Easter.

  12. What a great collection of cake pops. Your wonderful creativity fits right in.

  13. This is a great Spring collection of cake pops. Cute as can be. We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you would bring these over to the party.

    Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail,

  14. What a cute idea but then all of your ideas are cute. I definitely couldn't stop at one.

  15. A lot of alternative popped into my head the minute I saw your creative recipe. I could use different colors of chocolate sprinkles or maybe use white chocolate for the dip instead of brown. Thanks for the nifty Easter idea!

  16. Fun! And glad to hear you got some time with the munchkins too!

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