Crumbled cake mixed with icing or chocolate gives us one sweet treat: the cake pop. This deliciousness on a stick has so many flavor and design possibilities – every time we think we’ve seen it all, a cool new design grabs our attention. If you’ve never tried making cake pops before, I have just the video to get you started along with plenty of fun, colorful, tasty ideas!
First, you’ve got to get the basics down. This video will walk you through how to make cake pops:
- If possible, use a food processor to finely grind the cake. This will help pack your cake pops more tightly than crumbling them by hand.
- When inserting a lollipop stick into your cake pop, pipe a tiny amount of Candy Melts into the hole, then add the stick. This will make sure the stick sticks…ha, see what I did there?
- After forming your cake pops and adding lollipop sticks, put the cake pops in the refrigerator for 7 to 8 minutes to let them firm up and become more compact. Once you take them out of the fridge, let them warm up for a few minutes so that they outside isn’t too cold when coming into contact with your Candy Melts.
- Don’t leave them in the fridge for too long! If they become too cold and compact, after you dip them, the candy will crack as the pops warm up and expand.
- Use EZ Thin to get your Candy Melts to a thinner consistency that will ensure a smooth, finish.
Once you’ve mastered the cake pop, it’s time to get decorating! There are a lot of ideas out there, but I’ve rounded up a few favorites.
RED ROSE CAKE POPS
When I think of cake pops, the first person to come to mind is Karyn over at Pint Sized Baker. We’ve partnered up with her many times, and she has a whole bunch of cute cake pop ideas on her blog that always have the most flawless look to them! Just check out these beautifully simple Red Rose Cake Pops. Helpful hint: Save time with these pre-made Red Rose Icing Decorations for an easy and elegant finishing touch.
BLUE MARBLED CAKE POPS
Create a marbled look on your cake pops with this Marbleized Cake Pops project. Fun for baby showers and weddings, these cake pops are deceivingly easy to make and look so elegant when completed. These cake pops feature blue and green marbling, but you could use any colors you’d like to best suit your occasion. We’ve got the how-to right here. Helpful hint: Don’t twist the cake pop when it’s first dunked, instead, twist it slowly as you pull the cake pop out for the marbled effect.
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE POPS
Mint chocolate chip is a classic flavor combo, so take a bite into this sweetly refreshing cake pops from Sprinkles for Breakfast! Helpful hint: Use our Chocolate Mint Candy Melts for the chocolate coating.
BROWNIE CAKE POPS
No matter what form its in, I can never say no to a brownie. These Brownie Cake Pops from Barbara Bakes remind me of the store bought ones that kids everywhere fight over in the lunch room. Helpful hint: Finish them off with our Rainbow Chip Sprinkles.
All of these cake pops are beginner-friendly. Once you’ve mastered the basics, there really are endless ideas out there for decorating cake pops. Share your favorites with us on Instagram! Tag us using #wiltoncakes.