Thursday, September 12, 2013

pumpkin scarecrow cake pops

i guess summer is officially over.
it's not the weather that tells me so, 
it's the "weather" in blog land.
when all the pumpkins and the fall leaves and the HALLOWEEN posts start.

Halloween?!?!
but i haven't even put up my 1st fall post yet!
so i guess i better get started on my christmas posts to start in october and my valentines post to start in december and my easter posts to start in february?!

oh sometimes blogging is stressful...
but what the heck, let's do this!

today i'm gonna show you how to make these guys:
i only made 2, one for each of my kids cuz i was just foolin' around in the kitchen one day, but it would be cool to make a bunch. 
with different personalities and faces of course. 
anywho, start by grabbing this:
make the cake pop by smooshing the cupcakes and adding just enough icing til it forms a dough. i bought a dozen ready made cupcakes at the grocery and took the frosting off of 6 of them so i could use the new cinnabon yummy kind.

6 mini cupcakes made 2 scarecrows.

check out the queen's directions for cake pop making here if you never made cake pops before.

ok so i got 2 different molds.
yes make them headless horsemen without the horses.
while they are freezing, let's make the decorations.
made with some melted candy bark and a toothpick.
put the upper body part aside for a sec, you surgeon you.
good job calvin klein for making your first pair of pants! trim the top of the skewer off too while you're at it.
now how 'bout some color?
don't try to dip your pants (?!?!) as it will fall off the stick. doing it this way ensures 
no falling or breaking pieces.

next grab your small pieces of shredded wheat and attach to the bottom of the pants with candy glue for the feet.

then grab the upper body and stick it thru the skewer on top of the pants. 
yeah i said don't forget the scoring part cuz i forgot to mention that part when you make the pants.
dang! making these tutorials isn't always easy, but it's easier when you are actually making them, really.

ok so about the head.
i should've pushed the pants down lower on the skewer in the first place to make room for the head on top of the shirt. 

guess i wasn't using my brain at the time so i just candy glued it on and covered it with orange candy just like i did for the pants and shirt. the head did hold for me but if you make these guys, it's smarter to make room to skewer the head on to ensure it stays put.

then before the candy was completely dry, i took a small spatula and iced it to give the pumpkin head some line dimension.

ok next up, 
just nuke it at 5 second intervals or just long enough to soften it to make it easier to cut tiny patches. 

i nuked mine for 30 seconds which was waaay tooooo long as you see above so the airheads made a psychedelic lava patch in the parchment paper.
at first i was like ugh! but then it actually looked cool. 
you can also avoid nuking all together and use starburst fruit chews, colored tootsie rolls,taffy, or whatever else sorta soft candy but airheads are all i had. 
(airhead is kinda today's topic if you didn't catch that)
now to finish him off...
ok so now they are all complete! 
let's see what these crazy kids are up to...
poor scarecrows.
maybe i should send them to 
the Wizard of Oz to ask for a brain...



32 comments:

  1. These pumpkin scarecrows are too funny!! And cute! And clever! And you're so right about details being everything... I'm almost sure that the crows are my favorite part! What a fun idea!

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    1. i don't really like black jelly beans at all but i do like the crows too, Veronica! funny what a little detail can do. although some may think the detail is too much work whereas i find it the most fun part! i know, i'm nutty. thanks so much for stopping by! :>D

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    1. aw thank you Crafty Lumberjacks! i think they would look cuter with one of your checkered shirts! LOL :)

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  3. These are adorable - you make the cutest stuff - Every detail is spot on perfect!!

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    1. oh my oh my oh my!!!! getting a compliment like that from THE Party PRO herself makes making these the best part ever! thank you SOOOOO much Kim!!! :>D

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  4. Oh, I love these!!! The patches, the hay, the crows, it's all wonderful.

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    1. and Oh i Love that you love these Beth! :>D WAHOOO! another awesomely awesome compliment from THE Food Crafter QUEEN herself! it must be my lucky day! thank YOU! :)

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  5. Those are awesome! I love how you used a gingerbread man for them!!

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    1. thank you Michelle! i was thinking how to make the bodies for the longest time til i saw the molds and then DING it hit me like a bolt of lightning! it probably fried my brain too...heehee :)

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  6. Adorbs!!!! (I saw someone use that once) Seriously cute. Got's to make me some of these!!! Keep 'em coming, girl!!! Ur BBFF, Dona

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    1. yes make some adorbs Dona! you need something to guard your corn! unless of course the crows come along and brainwash your scarecrows. LOL :>D

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  7. Cutest scarecrows I've ever seen ... is it OK to say they are cute? Using jelly beans for crows ... GENIUS!!!

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    1. is it ok that i call you sweet? why of course it is sweet Brenda! heehee just don't ask me why i had the crows speak spanish?! LOL i have no clue. :>O

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  8. ADORABLE! I love how you used the gingerbread mold for the scarecrow's body!

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    1. thank you so much Sara! it's sensible isn't it? heehee :>D

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  9. Super Cute! I LOVE the crows! I love to make stuff like this...I'll have to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. thank you Sarah! it's funny how popular those little crows are-i should just make a whole flock of 'em. hehe hope you make these! :>D

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  10. Oh Lisa, I am in love with your scarecrows! All of the details are darling~the hay, the patches and the cute crows:) I want to make some crows too! BTW, your comment on my post made my night; you crack me up:) What a pal!

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    1. and YOU Sue, put a BIG smiley on my face too! :>D :>D :>D :>D !!!
      it's a SMILEY face crazed nite! YIPPEEEEEEEE!!!!! :>D!

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  11. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Monday!

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    1. thank you Deb! i'm so happy you stopped by :>D

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  12. These are so cute and festive! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. thank YOU LYnn for having me and my silly crows and scarecrows! :>D

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  13. Oh my gosh, those are amazing! The details are so fantastic right down to the little crows. You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. oh my! what a warm fuzzy you gave me Randi! thank YOU ever so much!!! :>D

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  14. So cute! It always amazes me how you come up with this stuff, great idea to use the gingerbread man mold for the body... Awesome! Thanks for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!

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    1. awww thank you Tracey! once i get an idea in my head i have a hard time letting it go! i couldn't stop thinking how i was gonna make the bodies uniform then i said "eureka!" when i was digging thru my molds. LOL i call it a disease of some kind. heehee :>D

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  15. OMG!!! These are the cutest things EVER!!! And your post is just so darn cute. I sure hope you are going to come to my link party. Tuesday Trivia it's going on now. :-) Pinned and will share anyway. But do come.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. i will! i will! thank you SOOOO much Wanda! you're so sweet :>D

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  16. This is so fun as are all your posts....

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    1. wowza what a comment! sure am happy you like my silly fun Linda! so happy you came by :)

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