There’s no such thing as “too cute to eat”.
Until today, that was my firm belief. But if any dessert could make me reconsider, it’s these fuzzy, huggable, and downright adorable teddy bear cake pops that Gaby of Gaby’s Special Treats created.Gaby is a relative newbie to making cake pops, but you would never guess it by the creative pops she designs. To stay updated on Gaby’s cake pop creations, follow @gabzep on Instagram.
Make Basic Round Cake Pops
To make a dozen teddy bear cake pops, you will need to start with 12 basic round cake balls. (To learn step-by-step how to make basic cake pops, please see How To Make Cake Pops.) You can make your cake balls ahead of time, stopping before putting them on sticks, and freezing them (for complete instructions see How To Freeze Cake Pops) or you can immediately turn them into teddy bear cake pops.
If you want to add interest to your cake pops with flavoring, check out the simple trick in How To Make Cake Pops With Unique Flavors.
Now, without further delay, I’ll turn it over to Gaby to take us through the process for making her teddy bear cake pops…
Ingredients and Supplies for Teddy Bear Cake Pops
To make teddy bear cake pops you will need:
- 12 prepared round cake balls
- Chocolate, beige, and black candy melts
- Lollipop sticks
- Chocolate chips
- Small food-safe paintbrush
- Cake pop stand
How To Make Teddy Bear Cake Pops
Set your 12 round cake balls off to the side and start by cutting 12 M&M’s in half to make 24 bear ears.
Microwave your chocolate candy melts in a cup on 50% power for 1 minute, stop and stir. Continue melting for additional 15-second intervals, stopping and stirring after each interval until it is completely melted.
Helpful Hint: All chocolate is not created equal! For help choosing the best chocolate for dipping your cake pops, checkout the results of a side-by-side comparison of six different brands based on consistency, taste, and price, in The Best Chocolate for Cake Pops.
Dip a lollipop stick about 1/4″ into your melted coating then about half way through a cake ball. Place your cake pop in your cake pop stand to let the chocolate harden. Repeat this process for all 12 cake pops.
Helpful Hint: A tall narrow bowl works best for dipping cake pops. Keeping the coating warm (but not too hot) throughout the entire dipping process is key to having a smooth coating on your cake pops. To avoid having to repeatedly reheat your coating, a chocolate melting pot is a great tool.
Using a toothpick, dab a little bit of melted chocolate onto two M&M halves and place them on a cake pop to make teddy bear ears. Then, dab some melted chocolate on a chocolate chip and place the chip on the bear’s face for the nose. Repeat this process for each cake pop. Let the melted chocolate completely dry before moving to the next step.
Dip each cake pop straight down into your melted coating until the cake pop is completely covered. Remove the cake pop from the melted coating, turn the cake pop at an angle and tap off any excess coating.
Using a toothpick, dab all the way around the wet cake pop to give the bear’s fur a fluffy texture. Place your dipped cake pops in a cake pop stand to dry.
Since you don’t need to use a whole bag of beige or black candy melts, pour a small amount of each into separate microwave safe containers and melt them at 50% power, first for 30 seconds and then for 10 to 15-second intervals.
Dip a decorating brush into the beige melts and brush on each teddy bear’s nose and the inside of their ears. Once the chocolate dries, use a clean decorating brush and black chocolate to dab on each teddy bear’s eyes and nose.
Set your cake pops aside in a cake pop stand to dry completely.
A special thank you to Gaby of Gaby’s Special Treats for showing us how she makes her teddy bear cake pops! To learn how to make more of Gaby’s cake pop designs see Easy Baby Shower Cake Pops and Graduation Hat Cake Pops.
Want to show off your adorable teddy bear cake pops to the world? Learn how to take amazing cake pop photos!