How To Make Cake Pops

Cake Pops have become a huge hit, whether it’s for a BBQ, birthday party, or graduation party there’s almost always no leftovers. I love how you can have them match any theme, red, white and blue for the 4th of July, pastel colors for Easter, and so on. Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet cake…the choices are endless. For my son’s pre-k graduation I decided to make Cake Pops using some of the non traditional Wilton candy melt colors that I recently found at Michael’s Crafts Store;  purple, light blue, and light green, as well as chocolate. The chocolate with chocolate sprinkles always seems to be the first to go.
   how to make cake pops Making cake pops can be a bit time consuming since you’ll need to bake a cake, and let the sticks harden before fully dipping them into the chocolate. But the end result is well worth it. I love seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces as they enjoy them.

Make Your Own Cake Pops:

Cake Pops
  • 1 box about 18 ounces of your Favorite cake mix
  • 1 box 3.4 ounces instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Frosting
  • Candy Melts
  • Toppings - nuts sprinkles, coconut ect
  • 9 x 13 in. Baking Pan
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray your 13 x 9 pan with vegetable pan spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil, beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Pour into cake pan.
  3. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain, you can crumble the cake easily with 2 forks.
  5. Add frosting and mix with fingers until well combined.
  6. Form mixture into cake balls.
  7. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours to let harden.
  8. Melt Candy Melts in 30 second intervals in microwave (50% power) or on a stove top.
  9. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set, you can place in the freezer to speed up the process - about 20 minutes.
  10. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts.
  11. Sprinkle on your decorations (chopped up candy, nuts, sprinkles, ect)


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  1. Amy Orvin says:

    These are so cute. I love the colors. I would love to make some for my brother’s upcoming birthday.

  2. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Very cute. I tried making them once and they didn’t turn out so well. Will need to try again for the grandkids

  3. Michele says:

    These look great! Nice job decorating. Can’t wait to try these for my sister-in laws’ baby unveiling party. I love the idea of pink or blue depending on the sex of the baby!

  4. Julie Wood says:

    I always wondered hot to make cake balls and now I know how to make them. I will be making these for my daughter’s birthday party. Yours sure looked pretty. They are decorated very nice!

  5. Maryann D. says:

    I really like these cute colorful cake pops. I bet they are delicious and fun to make and so wonderful for parties.

  6. Stephanie says:

    i love cake pops!

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