Saturday, June 27, 2009

4th of July Eagle Pops

I'm sure everyone in blogland knows about Bakerella and her famous cake pops by now, right? Well, I made a 4th of July version of bald eagles inspired by her Easter chicken pops. Check it out!

I was trying to come up with some ideas for my 4th of July Muffin Tin Monday when I realized most of the 4th of July food out there is just red white & blue. I couldn't really find anything that actually looked like something "American" other than flags. What's up with that? What if all Halloween food was orange, but never shaped like pumpkins? Silliness!

If you want to make your own bald eagle dessert, here's what you'll need:

Lollipop Sticks
Large Marshmallows (or you can be traditional and make real cake pops)
Dark Chocolate Chips
White Gumdrops
Shredded Coconut
Almond Bark
Black Food Color Paste
Flower Shaped Sprinkles

Here's what you do:

For the Body~
Put your large marshmallow (or cake pop ball) on the stick and cover in melted dark chocolate. Stick on 2 yellow flower-shaped sprinkles for his feet, and chocolate chips for the wings. Allow to cool. Use a blob of melted almond bark to stick on shredded coconut for the eagle's tail.

For the Head~
Melt your dark chocolate and almond bark until smooth. Dip the bottom of your white gumdrop into the melted almond bark, then dip into your shredded coconut to make the "feathers" on his neck. Cut a slit where his beak goes, and insert a sideways yellow flower-shaped sprinkle. For the eyes, make 2 dots with black food color paste using a dull toothpick (as a substitute for one of those awesome food markers).

Join the head to the body using melted chocolate like glue.

I made the Eagle head pops first, but didn't like them. Someone should submit these to cakewrecks! Lol!

Hope someone out there was looking for a unique eagle dessert to serve all your 4th of July guests!


Ayda said...

i love this idea! thank you. i like the eagle. it'd be adorable to do an owl.

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Looooooooove it! Now give me a Canadian version! ;)

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Xazmin said...

Sooo cute...I love them!