bluebird brownie pops…tweet!!

I’ve been wanting to make brownie pops ever since I learned of the brownie pop mold from Cake on the Brain. (See Cake on the Brain’s Easter brownie pops here and my gushing about the pops and the pan on my edible crafts column here.) Since my bluebird egg decoration seemed to be popular, and since I bought these blue candy melts and had to use them, I made bluebirds.

how to make bluebird brownie pops

you will need
brownie recipe
Wilton brownie pop mold
lollipop sticks
blue Wilton candy melts
styrofoam block (to let pops dry)
rolled fondant

Orange or Yellow food coloring
Sky Blue food coloring
leaf fondant cutters
wax paper

rolling pin
light corn syrup
Black Americolor gourmet writer
cello bags and ribbon (optional, to wrap as favors)

*The brownie mold is from Michaels, though most craft stores should carry them. The rest of the supplies can also be found at craft stores. The gourmet writer by Americolor can be found online, though the craft store may have other brands. In lieu of the fondant and food coloring, you can find beak-like candy. The tip of a candy corn would likely work, too.

step one: bake your brownies
Mix your brownie recipe. Spray the mold with nonstick spray and spoon brownies into cavities. I only filled less than half way up the cavity. Place mold on baking tray and bake according to recipe. Let cool completely before removing brownies. (I didn’t let my first tray cool completely and they fell apart.) Insert lollipop stick into flat end of brownies.


step two: dip your brownies
Melt candy melts according to package directions. I used a Pyrex measuring cup and microwaved at half power for 30 second intervals. Carefully dip brownies in melts, tap off excess and prop up to dry. I propped mine in styrofoam.


step three: make your beaks and wings
Knead a few drops of Orange or Yellow coloring very well into a small piece of rolled fondant. Break off a pea size piece and roll into ball. Using your thumb and forefinger, shape into a cone. Rest flat end on wax paper until dry, a couple hours.


Knead a few drops of Blue coloring well into fondant. Roll thinly between two pieces of wax paper. Cut out wing shapes with a sharp knife or with a small leaf fondant cutter. Let dry a couple hours.


step four: assemble your bluebirds
Dip your finger in light cornsyrup and dab on the flat end of the beak. Press onto brownie pop. Do the same with the wings on each side. You may have to hold for a bit. With black gourmet writer, draw eyes.


step five (optional): wrap your bluebird favor
If preferred, place a cello bag carefully over bird. Tie with ribbon underneath.

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Comments

  1. Bridget says

    Those are adorable! Brownie pops are on my “must make” list this week…but BLUEBIRD brownie pops…those are really fun! :)

  2. Manic Mother says

    So cute! I saw those molds the other day at Micheal’s and was wondering what to make w/ them. Thanks for sharing, I love them!

  3. Tracy says

    These look so cute! I’ve tried some of the popular cake pops, but I’ve never liked the taste. You can’t go wrong with brownies!

  4. apparentlyjessy says

    How pretty these bluebirds are! I hope you and your family have a lovely safe and happy Easter holiday!

  5. Chic Cookies says

    Thanks everyone for your kind words! (I thank cake on the brain for posting on this odd-looking mold first). And I agree about yummy brownies…I heart brownies. You, too, Jessy!!!

  6. Rachel@oneprettything.com says

    Oh these are DARLING! I’ll have to link to this in my next Crafty Food Roundup, thanks for sharing!

  7. Jennifer says

    So tweet! by the way, I made one of your easter egg designs–not nerly as cute as yours but I used them as place settings for the table. Will load picstures this week. 😉

  8. Chic Cookies says

    thanks Rachel! You have the bestest roundups, so what an honor! Oh Cakebrain, the original brownie pop inspiration! Thanks Michelle, Amanda and Jennifer and I’d so love to see pics of the eggs (Jennifer of Savor the Thyme). By the way to any more commenters…I recommend clicking on all the above commenters. They have great blogs and sites!!

  9. Dazy says

    I was looking for something creative and new like this. Then tried this decorated brownie pops. I like this fun stuff. Good one.

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