How to Make Cake Pops
A fun treat all year long – Cake Pops!
Learn How to Make Cake Pops with a simple store-bought cake mix and a few tools! This step by step recipe is easy for any novice cook.
Have you ever wondered how to make cake pops? It’s easier than you think and they can be made for oh so many occasions from birthdays to baby showers, Easter and more. Even better cake pops are easy for everyone to take one, have a bite and with less mess. No plates required if you want to skip the dishes.
We’re going to share step by step instructions on how to make cake pops with a cake mix. It may seem like a lot of steps but it’s actually quite easy. So let’s get on to how to make cake pops shall we?Print
Learn How to Make Cake Pops with a simple store bought cake mix and a few tools! This step by step recipe is easy for any novice cook.
- Cake mix (you’ll only need half of the cake mix, since most cake mixes make 2 cakes in 8-inch round pans) + the ingredients you need to make it (again, you’ll only need half the amount of each ingredient)
- ½ cup pre-made vanilla icing
- 1 cup white candy melts
- 1 ¼ cup purple candy melts, divided
- 1 ½ tsp coconut oil, divided
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1–2 tbsp milk
- Yellow gel food coloring
- Green decorating frosting
- 24–30 lollipop sticks
- Prepare cake mix according to recipe’s directions and bake in an 8-inch round pan. Allow to cool before proceeding with next steps.
- Crumble the cake in a large bowl and mix in pre-made vanilla icing.
- Line a pan with wax paper and roll the cake crumbs in small spheres, about 1 ½ – 2 inches in size. Chill for 20 minutes.
- In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave ¼ cup of purple candy melts and ½ tsp coconut oil for 30 seconds. Mix until smooth.
- Remove cake spheres from fridge. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in melted candy then insert into a cake sphere. Repeat for each sphere and refrigerate for another 20 minutes.
- Add the remainder of your purple candy melts in a bowl, along with the white candy melts. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil and microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
- Remove cake from fridge and dip each one into melted candy. Coat thoroughly and place gently back on lined pan.
- Allow the coated cake pops to set in the fridge.
- Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, icing sugar and milk until smooth.
- Add a couple of small drops of yellow gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
- Scoop buttercream into a frosting bag with Wilton’s tip #21 attached.
- Frost a yellow flower on each cake pop by squeezing in a quick, circular motion.
- Attach Wilton tip #59S on your green decorating frosting and give the cake pops leaves. Serve and enjoy!
The prep time listed includes all steps from prepping the cake mix batter, preparing the buttercream, melting the candy melts etc..
I know it looks like a lot of steps to make the cake pops but once you have everything ready to go it’s quite easy. Most of the time is just mixing, melting and waiting for things to be ready. Totally worth it and dipping the cake pops can be something you do with the kiddos. I know they will definitely enjoy eating them!Another reason (of many) that we love cake pops are how you can do different colored candy melts if you wanted to all in the same batch. Or you can keep it easy and have them all coated in the same colored candy melts and even decorate them a bit differently. You can leave them plain or ad sprinkles, icing, the options are endless when it comes to these fun cake pops. Couldn’t you just envision serving these at a birthday party or even a baby or bridal shower? Cute, tasty and less messy to eat than a slice a cake. These cake pops are popular at any gathering. You can decorate them or the plate they’re served on to suit the occasion. I know Easter is coming up very soon and these would be fun for an Easter gathering. We just love the taste of cake pops and will vary between the flavors of the cakes too!
Make sure to PIN this recipe for when you’re ready to make some cake pops of your own!