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How to Make the Ultimate Cake Pops

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This is more like, how to make cake POP!

Want to know the fastest way to get lots of people talking on Facebook? Ask them how to make cake pops. Crumbled versus machine? Frosting versus chocolate? Sticks versus straws?

I love eating desserts, but making them I’m not so good at, especially ones as pretty as this!

My friend Shazia from Sweet Endings in Chicago is lending us her expertise! She’s made over 1,000 cake pops in 5 short months! They are her biggest selling and most popular item. If you are lucky enough to live near Chicago she is the one to check out for party favors and treats.
Hi again everyone, it’s Shazia from Sweet Endings!  I wanted to share a fun treat that is perfect for sharing with all your loved ones! These Red Velvet Cake pops are so yummy and the festive decorations will make them perfect for gift giving, hope you try them!
how to make cake pops

Start with any boxed cake/frosting, for anyone making cake pops for the first time, its the easiest way to have a fool proof cake.
how to make cake pops

Bake the cake according to the box.
how to make cake pops

Once baked and cooled, crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add the frosting till its a dough-like consistency. The amount of frosting will depend on how moist the cake is…start with half the can and work up from there.
how to make cake popsScoop out the dough and roll into balls.
how to make cake pops

Melt your candy melts in a bowl, get your decorations ready for dipping.
how to make cake pops

Dip your lollipop sticks in a little candy melt and stick into the cake ball. After all the sticks are inserted put them in the fridge for 10 min to chill.
how to make cake pops

You are ready to dip now, get a styrofoam block and all sprinkles/decorations you will be using.
how to make cake pops
Dip the cake pop and immediately add your sprinkles then stick in the Styrofoam so they can dry.

Don’t you just want a bite?!

How to Make Cake Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 jar frosting
  • Candy melts
  • Styrofoam
  • Lollipop sticks
  • sprinkles/decorations.

Instructions

  1. Bake the cake according to the box.
  2. Once baked and cooled, crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add the frosting till its a dough-like consistency. The amount of frosting will depend on how moist the cake is. Start with half the can and work up from there.
  3. Scoop out the dough and roll into balls.
  4. Melt your candy melts in a bowl, and dip your lollipop sticks in a little candy melt and stick into the cake ball. After all the sticks are inserted put them in the fridge for 10 min to chill.
  5. Get a Styrofoam block and all sprinkles/decorations you will be using.
  6. Dip the cake pop and immediately add your sprinkles then stick in the Styrofoam so they can dry.
  7. Let them set at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, until candy melt is completely hard.
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Comments

  1. Oh my, I never knew how cakepops were made but this seems super easy! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Your cake pops looks really nice! I am sure that ones I made would not look quite the same, lol!

    Dawn

  3. I love making cake pops, but 1000 in 5 months is a ton of cake pops! Love the tips! I like to use the crumbled cake method too.

  4. This is so funny – I just made cake pops tonight, for the first time! Mine didn’t come out very pretty though (they are delicious though – I used Lemon cake and dark chocolate coating.) I’ll definitely be trying again tomorrow with these tips so thanks!

  5. This is such a great tutorial! I never knew how they were made either. I just assumed they were somehow magically baked into a round shape, lol. I want to try this now!

    • Isra Hashmi says:

      I know, crazy how easy they are right? The hard part is getting the decorations on evenly. Good luck, let me know how they turn out! :)

  6. I need to try making them again. I used a cake pop maker once but didn’t care for those as much.

    • Isra Hashmi says:

      I tried cake pops made in the maker yesterday and wow, the difference is night and day! The taste is totally in rolling them by hand, try it again this way. :)

  7. YUM! I attempted cake balls once and they ended up in the trash, but this seems a lot easier!! yay!

  8. Well, we didn’t get to make them this weekend, but my sis bought all the ingredients! I think we will try some time during the week.

  9. I’m throwing out my cake pop mold! It’s the worst thing in the world, and I’m going to be giving this one a try instead!

    • Isra Hashmi says:

      Just yesterday I tried cakepops made with the mold and I can tell you the taste is totally different! Making them hand rolled is what keeps them so moist!

  10. Wow, this sounds SO much easier than the cake pop maker we have. I am going to try this method!

  11. thanks trying this this week to make flower arrangement for mothers day

  12. I’m FINALLY making these today! I’m so excited! I’ll tweet you & let you know how they turn out :) . I’m doing chocolate cake pops!

    • They turned out great! It was my parents’ first cake pop & they really enjoyed them. Thanks for another great recipe!

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