Angry Birds: The Obsession Continues

A while ago, the folks at Tablespoon asked me to come up with an Angry Birds recipe. To which my response was, Angry what? Yes, I think I was the last person in the world to know about the Angry Birds game that is taking over the school hallways, subways, and work places of the nation.  If you listen closely while you’re in public you can hear kids and adults sharing their strategies and the echo of grunting pigs throughout the air. IPhones, Androids and Smartphones throughout the world are exploding with the sounds of the game that has addicted us all.

So why can’t we stop playing this game? It could be that it’s a fairly straightforward game that allows us to snack on a bit of entertainment without too much commitment. The premise of the game is simple. Five angry birds are obsessed with protecting their beloved eggs. Evil green pigs dream about and covet the birds’ eggs and eventually steal them. In retaliation, the angry birds slingshot themselves at the structures that the green pigs have built trying to collapse them in hopes of killing the greedy pigs. If you kill all of the pigs with the birds you have been given you get to advance to the next level. Of course, I had to try the game out!

Now you can eat those Angry Birds…and grunting pigs! These Angry Birds Cake Pops took me a while to make and if you have the time great but if not, enjoy looking at mine. I walked around for days with proof of my work; blue dyed hands that made me look like I had been canoodling with a Smurf. They even came out with a Valentine’s edition of the Angry Birds game for you to get addicted too.

Just bake a cake according to the package directions. Let is cool, then crumble it until it’s fine.

Mix ¾ of a can of frosting and incorporate until well combined. Roll into your favorite Angry Bird shape and dip in colored candy melts and decorate.

Angry Birds: The Obsession Continues

Ingredients

  • 1 Betty Crocker cake mix (and ingredients called for on the box)
  • 1 container vanilla frosting (or your favorite flavor)
  • candy melts (white, black, red, yellow, green, blue)
  • lollipop sticks
  • white chocolate chips or white jumbo sprinkles (for eyes)
  • black decorating gel or black edible ink pen (for black in eyes)
  • black licorice
  • foam block for drying and displaying cake pops

Instructions

  1. Bake cake according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. Once cake is cooled, crumble cake into a fine mixture using your hands.
  3. Pour crumbled cake into a large bowl and mix in 3/4 of a container of vanilla frosting.
  4. Mix with a spoon or your hands until thoroughly combined. Roll into desired shape bird.
  5. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dip lollipop sticks in melted candy melts just slightly and push inside the cake ball. This helps secure the stick in the cake ball. Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden.
  6. Dip and coat hardened cake balls in candy melts and tap stick against the side of the bowl to shake off the excess. Push lollipop stick into the foam block to dry.
  7. Once dry, decorate each bird. I cut yellow candy melts into triangles for the beaks of the birds. I cut orange candy melts for the orange eyebrows or you could use orange sprinkles. Cut the tip off the white chocolate chips so that they are flat and use for the eyes. Cut the black licorice for the wings and feathers of the birds.
  8. For the pigs I used some melted green candy melts and made circles for the nose and ears on some parchment paper and let them harden in the fridge. Use the same technique for the top feather of the red bird and blue bird.
  9. Use additional melted candy melts as glue to attach beak, eyebrows, eyes, and feathers. *You can use candy ink colors to tint white candy melts to the colors you need.
  10. Let dry and enjoy!

Notes

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  1. So fun! My kids downloaded it for my iPad and I thought it was stupid until I played it and now I have to admit it was kinda fun. Your pops are adorable! Perfect Angry Birds!

  2. OMG these are the cutest things I have seen all month!

  3. These are so freakin’ adorable! I love the look and idea of cake pops but they do seem like they are way too much work…. But darn cute!

  4. Pretty sure you are my new hero. These are hilarious!

  5. hahaha I love your angry birds cake pops!!! CUTE!!! And yes, I’m totally addicted & obsessed about the game!! I blame my hubby, he’s the one who told me about the game! LOL

  6. Too funny. My niece got the game app for her ipod at Christmas and my SISTER spent the whole time playing it. She couldn’t get enough. She got me to play it last wknd. and I have to admit, it’s addicting. I asked my hubs to get it for his ipod. :)
    These cake pops are just too much. You’re so clever!

  7. omg…how cute! my fiance played this game all the time and I hated the noises it made. I secretly downloaded it on to my phone and now I play it all the time-soo addicting! I can’t wait to make these for his birthday! haha

  8. You have a lot of great recipes. The angry birds, I had not seen them before either. Very cute.

    I noticed you have a lot of great bacon recipes too. I have a foodie blog and would love to do a post on you and some of your great bacon recipes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

  9. OMG!!! Too cute!! I just discovered Angry Birds and my kids are laughing at me for how much I’ve been playing it. LOVE these pops! Absolutely adorable. Nicely done!

  10. These are fantastic!!! My husband was an Angry Bird addict, it is better now, whew!!! You did a beautiful job:-)
    Take care,
    Terra
    http://www.cafeterrablog.com

  11. My friends all think Angry Birds is stupid and when I was trying to justify it to them, I realized that I don’t really know why I’m so addicted – I just am! Now you’ve found a way to combine two of my addictions…oh no.

  12. Angry birdsss!! These are so cute, i absolutely LOVE them!!! (also the game is great)

    Greets from BFC!!

  13. These are soooo cute!!!! I’m going to try to make these with my friend who is obsessed with angry birds!!!

  14. Hello! I found your site yesterday and could not have been more taken with the cuteness of your design and the great content. That is why I am here again today. I’d like to take a moment to award you the highly coveted “Stylish Blogger Award”!!! Congratulations! You are in the company of some of the best food bloggers around and I could not be happier for you to recieve this award. To find out more, please visit:
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    Congratulations again and it would be wonderful if you would pass this award along to other wonderful bloggers that you know of. Best wishes and I can’t wait to see and read more of your fun and appetizing posts!

  15. Your Angry Bird cake pops make me oh so happy – adorable!

  16. I swear I was the last to know! These are the cutest things! So creative :)

  17. These are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I am totally addicted to the game and these cake pops are dead on, they are perfect!!!

  18. so funny & cute !!! i love these !!

  19. Ok so I see your post on TasteSpotting and say to my husband ‘oh look how cute!’ I was thinking more about that short film from Pixar called For The Birds, which I adore. Hubby, the tech savvy one around here, proceeds to tell me all about this game and he’s now been playing it for hours. Aaarrrgghhh! And the crazy sounds and noises from it are driving me crazy!
    I still think your pops are awfully cute, though….

  20. So out of curiosity about Angry Birds, I went on my iPhone and downloaded it….wow addiction…these are so stinkin cute! You’re so creative!

  21. Love the angry birds, love your idea!

  22. I saw these over at tablespoon and just about died! so adorable! you did an amazing job, they look just like them! I showed my husband, an angry bird enthusiast and he agreed!

  23. Although seemingly easy, you’ve posted the EASIEST part, crumbling the cake, and mixing with the frosting.
    The part readers are interested in are the accessories. IE. The feathers, the eyes, the wings….
    what have you used for them, and how did you get them to stick?
    Crumbling the cake is the easy part. Wheres the rest?

  24. @Jackie,
    I posted this for Tablespoon a while ago. I do not have pictures of assembling each bird but if you READ the instructions I have everything I used listed.

    In the instructions it says I used black licorice for the wings and feathers, white chocolate chips for the eyes, and melted candy melts as glue to attatch everything. Don’t know what more I can tell you except that it took FOREVER! Good luck. Just read the instructions if you have hours to kill to make these. They were more for your entertainment.

  25. AH! I’m also obsessed with angry birds! Great creation!

  26. THANKS!!!!
    I’m not sure if I’m up for the time commitment, but yours look fantastic!

  27. ok, that is awesome!

  28. Awesome! You just added to my Angry Birds addiction! LOL

  29. These are too cute to eat!!!

  30. These are so darn adorable!

  31. ooh!!! I’ve been a long time gossiping your recipes, and now I’m hallucinating! I love your cakes pop, I’m addicted to that game on my ipod!!! hehehe
    (excuse my english, I’m spanish hehe)

  32. So cute.. I find it interesting to make… :D

  33. I love it!I was looking for a way to make angry birds for my son’s cake without using fondant.Great idea!!

  34. As someone who has never decorated a cake what are candy melts? My son loves this game and would love these for his birthday, but I don’t know where to look for candy melts or what they are.

  35. @The Goff Family,
    Candy melts are little disks of chocolate that melt easily and that come in all colors. They can be bought at Michael’s or other craft stores.

  36. Hi, just so you know there’s a certain online baker who’s using the above picture to sell their cake pops. http://everythinginbudget.blogspot.com/2011/10/mitchelles-sweet-kiss-50-off-angry.html And I doubt this is the only ad she used your picture for.

  37. @Lillithchilde,
    Thanks for the heads up! I headed over and gave a gentle reminder to give photo credit where it is due!

  38. Hey Christy! Thanks for this recipe. My son will be 5 in may and as of now his bedroom set is Angry Birds and he wants his party Angry Birds. I was looking for a cake, but heck, cake pops are a LOT easier for the little one’s to handle I think. Recipe looks easy enough to handle (decorating is something I love to do so huzzah!)

    One question: how long do you think these guys would last in the fridge? Could I make these a couple of days before or should it be a morning of thing?

    Thanks!

    Brande

  39. First-class article it is really. We’ve been waiting for this info.