Cake Pops

We love cake pops. What is not to love? Tiny little cakes, with bright colors and pretty sprinkles. What can I say? I am a child at heart :)

Here is how I make mine:

Bake a box cake according to the package directions. 

Once the cake is cool, tear it up into pieces and put into your standing mixer:

Turn the mixer on and crumble the cake until it resembles course breadcrumbs:

Next you need some frosting:

I use half of the can:

Turn the mixer on again and beat until the mixture turns dough like:

Prepare a cookie sheet covered with freezer paper.

Take the dough and roll into small balls like so:

Line them all onto your prepared sheet:

Next, stick them into the freezer for about 10 minutes:

Next you need lollipop sticks and candy melts.
(I get mine at Walmart in the party aisles where all the cake decorating things are. The lollipop sticks are $1.75 and the cake melts are $2.49)

Take a little bit of the candy melts (about a 1/4 cup) and melt:

Swirl one end of the lollipop stick in the melted candy:

And stick in the center of the balls:

All done.
Stick back into the freezer for about 20 minutes:

After the 20 minutes is up:

Melt the rest of your candy melts
Prepare a Styrofoam
Prepare any sprinkles you will be using
Next I just swirled the cake pop in the candy melts:

And tapped off the access:
(if your candy melts get hard just stick them back into the microwave for a couple seconds)

Then I just dunked them in the sprinkles while they were still wet:

Pretty :)

Poke each stick in your styrofoam to dry standing up:

They dry really quick, then I just moved them into a vase.
I like to eat them cold, so I store them in the fridge.

Enjoy :)

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  1. YUM! They look amazing! I still haven't tried this although I think I really should!! I love making Oreo truffles which are pretty much the same steps only you don't have to bake anything. Not that I hate baking or anything but one less step lends to eating them a lot sooner ;) hehe. I am loving your tutorials on making your own clothes! ADORABLE stuff!

  2. These look so easy and pretty cute! Thanks for making it less complicated and great tutorial! I'm your newest follower! Come check out my blog,!

    Thanks! Jess

  3. These look delish and super easy! I'm going to have to make these for the next birthday in our family!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Mmmmmh... yessss! I made these for my daughter's birthday two years ago and they were a total hit! They are super easy to make, cute, yummy, clean, and big enough for little children (you don't want them bouncing off the walls, right?)

    I love it!


    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

  5. SO CLEVER! Thank you for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it for my daughter's 3rd bday Cupcake bash ;)

  6. My boys would love these! I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I've yet to make cakepops and really want to make some. Thanks for the turotial and Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy, but unfortunately we are a craft only link party, so i have to delete the link.Keep linking great craft projects! ;)

  8. I've wanted to make this for a long time, i'm finally going to make them.
    Would luv for our readers to discover this.
    please add it to our linking party here
    Have a great week,

  9. Your cake pops turned out so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)

  10. So cute. I still haven't attempted these, but I think you've inspired me! May have to give it a try this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. I just decided to make these with my SIL on Monday. We are following your tutorial!

  12. I always wondered how these were made! This will be a summer project for my daughter and I soon!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. They look great, thanks! I'm definitely going to try them (my last attempt to make cake pops was a disaster...). I'm a new follower, visiting from Gluesticks.

  14. oh this look so tasty! You make it look so easy!

    i'd love if you came and shared something at my link party! its open all week :)

  15. Thank you so mcuh for linking up today! These look AMAZING!

  16. Thanks for linking this up to the Throwback Thursday party. I was quite possibly a little too excited to see cake pops up there!

    Throwback Thursday link party

  17. Your cake pops look fabulous! I will definitely be trying these out thanks to your great tutorial. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back if you like. Have a great day! :)

  18. I make cake balls often but I've never actually made them into cake pops, sticks and all...I adore these! So, so cute....thanks for sharing! Pinning this for future reference ;)

    -MJ @ MD School Mrs

  19. WoW! Those might be just what I need for an upcoming birthday party!

    I would love to have you share this at our kids & family themed link party :: PLAYDATE....


  20. GREAT pictures!! I'd love for you to link up to my sweet treats party this weekend. Hope to see you there!

  21. these are my faves - but when I made them my frosting was too gummy - will try yours this time!

  22. Love the red color and the sprinkles! Great tutorial :-)

  23. Thanks for posting about all of the steps! I was planning to make these soon and was a little nervous to try, but you made it sound easy!

  24. What an AWESOME tutorial for cake pops :D Thank you so much for posting this!

    If you're interested in cake balls, please feel free to swing by my blog to see my creations!

    Geek-a-Bites Blog!

  25. oh wow these look soooo yummy. thank you for the receipe
    I am a new follower from Party Mindie Style

  26. OH!!! Thank you thank you thank you! I have wanted to know how to make these!!! They look super cute too! :)

    I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by and say hello! :) Ami w/AliLilly

  27. I tried the cake pops once and they just fell all apart. Maybe they were too moist or I rushed their time in the freezer?? With my sons 2nd birthday coming up in a week - I am inspired to try again!

  28. Thanks for the tutorial!! I definitely will have to try them soon!! :)

  29. Just tried these out yesterday!! They didn't turn out near as pretty as yours, but I can't wait to take another stab at them!! I linked to your tutorial on my blog, thanks so much for sharing!!

  30. I LOVE cake pops! Thanks for sharing I'll have to try this combination out ;) Thanks for linking up I saw your link over at Whipperberry! Great job!


  31. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured you on this weeks Savory Sunday!!

  32. Featuring your great cake pop tutorial on Friady morning. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Hope to see you again this week.

  33. That is very cute! Love it! Great blog!

  34. Oh my heck! I love cake pops. So yummy! I am featuring you today on SJ ;)


  35. Hello! I am your newest follower! I just checked out Bakerella's "Cake Pops" from the library, but your tutorial is the best! I especially like the idea of using the KitchenAid to make the crumbs and mix in the frosting. Now if I can just get the coating on smoothly (I tried this once before and it was rather disastrous!)! Thanks so much for sharing!

  36. These cake pops are looking so god and I know they are going to taste yummy. Many thanks for sharing its recipe.Eager to try this.

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