Monday, March 25, 2013

bunny topiary cake pops

spring has sprung!
spring has sprung!

let's have some fun with that little extra bounce in your step knowing the winter blues are either headed out the door soon or already gone.

but first,
a gazillion thank you's go out to janine of sugarkissed who asked me if i wanted to join in on a spring cake pop group collaboration.

i had to pick myself off the floor from fainting happiness and when i revived, i joined in faster than the energizer bunny!

i absolutely love winter (i know you can kill me now) but it's probably cuz i never get snow here. living in FL means a lot of sun and no snow so hopefully these will bring some sun into your life.
it's spring fever time!

wanna make some of your own?

first i used chocolate cake and vanilla icing to make my cake pops. janine has a fantastic tute on how to make cake pops if you've never made them before if you need to get the basic recipe. cuz if i went into detail on how to make them, this post would be 10 miles long and i'd lose you at mile 2...

anyway, let's start.
i purposely shaped mine into 4 different pots for variety.
i just did it freehand, there's no rhyme or reason.

now you need your sticks.
you can get the cake pop kit here which have the green polka dot sticks.(save the candy melts and cake mix in the kit for another project.) or try here or here for plain green sticks.

so now you need peanut butter candy melts. i found mine at michael's and joann's. man, these things are deeelish! i almost didn't have any left to continue the project. 
(btw i chose pb candy because their color resembles terra cotta pots.)


the thick candy will allow you to make grass form instead of melting flat and smooth.
now that your pots are done, it's time to add the bunny.

at first i thought of making bunny cookies but that was waaaay too much work.
then i thought of cutting out bunnies from rice krispies but that was waaay too much work.
then i thought of making another cake pop bunny shape but...well you get the idea!

so when my bright idea seemed like waaay too much work for this lazy butt of mine, 
i went to walmart and eureka! i saw bunny marshmallows that were the PERFECT size! 
YAHOO! it was like it was meant to be.

you can leave it like this or go crazy like me 
and continue the madness.

still here?
yay! let's grab your green candy melt and:
here it is real close:
note that i just took the brush and went crazy with the candy and then added a candy eye.
 let's continue the madness shall we?
 if you are not liking the ribbon directly on the pot, just tie it on the stick part. or you can also make fondant ribbons if you want more madness. i added the ribbon at different levels to get this for my little garden:
i think that's all the madness for now...

oh wait!
never mind.
i gotta take the bazillion pics now!
i definitively got the spring fever!
hope you like these :)

and to make more wonderful treats to celebrate spring, you gotta check out all of these! c'mon you owe it to yourself for braving the below freezing temps and wearing a hundred layers of clothing.
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 sugarkissed.net
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

they are totally awesome and i am totally privileged and honored to be a part of this totally special group post.
like totally!!!
heehee

and that's not all-check out our pinterest board for more cake pop fun here.

let the spring fever madness begin!


54 comments:

  1. Nice find with the bunny marshmallows. I like how you made the pots freehand as well, that's how I like to do things.

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    1. free hand all the way Linda! LOL thank you so much! :>D

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  2. Cute, cute, CUTE! Moving on to visit all of the contributors! Thanks!

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    1. nice nice nice is just what your are J! thanks a million again :)

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  3. These little guys are sweeter than sweet! I even have those marshmallows - I better get busy! :)

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    1. our list is never ending isn't it Kim? although i do LOVE a long list of fun :) thank you SO much!

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  4. These little guys turned out great! So fun. I'm kinda jealous of your Florida weather right now. I woke up to a foot of snow on the ground. At least I could sleep in...

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    1. and i'm kinda jealous of your foot of snow! whadda ya say you send me snow and i'll send you some of these cake pops? LOL thanks for coming by Karyn :)

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  5. these are so cute! At first I thought the bunnies were cake balls too - but marshmallows make this much easier haha.

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    1. well Sarah, they could be cake pops too but i was afraid it would be too top heavy. the marshmallows worked out much better :) and besides, it was much easier since this lazy butt of mine likes easy! :)
      thanks a million!

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  6. These cake pop topiaries are so original and so adorable! I don't know how you come up with such cute treats all the time! Bravo!

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    1. jeepers thank you Sue! it means like a bajillion smiles to me that you said that! :>D

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  7. Haha Lisa, your comment on my blog made me smile, thanks so much!
    Love your post - you described it so well too!

    What a fun collabo we are all havin' huh =)
    Much love,
    niner

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    1. yes niner it is waaaay fun! :>D thank you so much!
      and your bumblebees made me smile so we are all smiley here :) :) :) :) :)

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  8. Hi! You were the link before me at the Made by You Monday link party! Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Your project turned out great! Great idea!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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    1. hi Julia! how sweet of you to stop by! good for you you actually follow link party rules! good for me you came :)

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  9. How adorable and fun!! They turned out so cute I can just picture them on a Easter table :) Love them!
    raspberrywillows.blogspot.com

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    1. hi Jen! i have waaaaay too many ideas for an easter table set up! goodness i can't stop! :>P thanks SO SO SO much for always stopping by! :>D

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  10. These are the sweetest thing! You are so creative!

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    1. and YOU Jeni are the sweetest too! thank you! :>D

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  11. How cute are these! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Skip to My Lou :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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    1. so good to have you here Andrea! thanks for letting me know how you found me! hope you come back soon :)

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  12. These are seriously cute!! I love all the creativity - and they seem manageable!! Thanks for sharing, Lisa :)
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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    1. thank you Cathy! they were pretty fun to make-the only advice i give is to be careful when transporting them. i had them on a plate and rushed to put them on the counter. one fell off and rolled on the floor! HAHAHA that was a behind the scenes i didn't blog about (oops! did i just blog about it now?) anyway, they never broke so i guess they are pretty sturdy! LOL :>D

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  13. Hi

    stopping by from the chicken chick blog hop :)

    these are fab, very creative and you make them look so simple!!

    following you now on bloglovin, looking forward to reading more of your posts :)

    aShel @ Sweet Petite


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    1. YAHOO! thank you thank you shel! i'm sure glad they look simple to make, i often wonder if my tutes seem too much/overwhelming! LOL :)

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  14. Oh these are SO cute!! How on earth do you think of such creative things?! LOVE them. : )

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    1. YIPPEE! i love it when you comment Heather cuz your opinion means a thousand tons to me since i pretty much love every thing you do :>D
      i have no clue how i get my ideas-they come to me at all odd hours and strike me in the head so hard and won't let go til i make them! LOL!

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  15. They are very cute...I've never made a cakepop in my life even though for xmas I got a little cake pop maker...you have inspired me to give it a try! Thank you! Came hopping over from the Sugar Bee Crafts party!

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    1. oh Lizbeth! you are one step ahead of all of us cake poppers! STAY AWAY! STAY FAAAAAAR AWAY from cake pops! because once you start, you cannot stop!!!! LOL
      seriously though, my heart did a leap when i read your comment that you were inspired! that's the main reason i blog! thank you so much for the happy tear :)

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  16. COOL!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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    1. okey dokey! just linked up J.Rae! thanks so much for stopping by and for the invite :)

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  17. Super cute! Dipping the marshmallows was a brilliant idea!

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    1. thank you Randi! you are SO sweet :) i stayed away from the double cake pop idea (using a cake pop for the bunny) cuz i thought it would be too much cake and also top heavy. the marshmallow was the perfect size for these and seeing that i do not have a green thumb whatsoever, these "plants" stayed green til they were eaten! LOL

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  18. These are so adorable I can't even stand it!

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    1. oh my goodness thank you Norene! YOU put a HUGE smiley on my face :>D!

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  19. Hello Lisa,

    I am pinning this. I would like to invite you to join Pin It Monday Hop Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). You can share up to 4 post. That's a lot of exposure to your other posts. Followed you via GFC, Bloglovin and added you to my Feedly. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and join us. I hope to see you there.
    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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    1. holy cow Judy! thank you SO much for the follow :) i followed you back too! it's fun playing follow the leader isn't it? :)

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  20. Bunny topiaries are adorable!!! Love them!

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    1. thank you again Michelle! they're the only kind of plants i can't kill (well at least til i eat them) LOL :)

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  21. Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#1 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST)for our Pin It Monday Hop#2. Pinned this to our Pin Board. You might want to view the 10 featured projects from Pin it Monday Hop#1 (link). Have a nice day!
    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  22. LOVE THESE!!!! It really looks like a topiary! Really cool. Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. thank you Tracey! i didn't have any mirale gro on these but they turned out ok i guess! LOL :)

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  23. Awww...those are so stinkin adorable!

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    1. thanks Tonia! you and many have called my stuff stinkin'! i've never loved stinkin' so much til i started this blog! heehee happy happy easter and thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  24. These are too cute and adorable :-) Dipping the marshmallows in the green melt; they look so cute! glad to have found your lovely blog over at Judy's party : Pursuit of Functional Home! :-) Ingrid

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    1. yay! SO happy you came by Ingrid! thank you SOOO much :>D

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    1. oh wow thank you Sally! and because you are seeing this easter post on thanksgiving month i gotta thank you again! thank YOUUUUU! :)

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    1. oh gosh thank you Alexa! especially for finding this old post of mine :)

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