Salted Caramel Cake Pops!

Sea Salt Caramel

Then next time you are out in the stores, check the baking aisles for specialty cake mixes!  Now’s the time to get your caramel apple, key lime, orange dreamsicle and pink lemonade cake mixes.  Boxed cake mixes make delicious cake pops because they make it easier to get your portions right.  We tried the caramel apple cake mix.  We mixed it with a vanilla buttercream (only about 1/3 a cup).  Next we dipped it in a salted caramel candy coating. 

Save a little of your caramel coating and drizzle it across the top.  We tried difference candy coatings (as you can see in the pictures) and the customer favorite was the white non-pareils.  The salted caramel coating tastes so good, you’ll want to eat it on everything!



Candy Apple Cake Pops!

Candy apple cake pops are super easy to make!  All you need is your cake balls, red candy coating, white sugar and green stars. 

  • After dipping your cake pops and tapping off the excess red, hold the cake pop, stick side up over a bowl and sprinkle it all over with white sugar. 
  • Place the cake pop, stick side up, on a wax paper covered baking tray
  • Immediately put a green star by the stick for the “stem”
  • Let cool completely and you’re done!

Stay tuned for “caramel apple cake pops!”

Mustache Cake Pops!

Mustache Cake Pops!

These are so easy, that I shouldn’t even do a tutorial. This is more a reminder that when you see something fun at the store, snap it up! I found these great candy mustaches for only $2.99. They’ve been perfect for Father’s Day!

Once you’ve dipped your cake pop, let it dry. Using melted candy coating, attach the mustache with a toothpick.

I mustache you a question…have you ordered your cake pops yet?!


Margarita Cake Pops! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Margarita Cake Pops!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

These are so fun to make and display!
Shape your cake balls like a margarita glass. Important: Reserve one candy wafer per 2 cake pops for the “lime”!
We dipped ours in light green, but you can also do yellow or pink! Once dipped and dried, take your candy coating in a squirt bottle and line the rim of the cake pop with it. While it’s still wet, add white sugar for the “salted rim”. We tried light green, dark green and white and the white was definitely the best.
For the lime: Carefully cut your wafer in half. Take melted white candy coating and carefully pipe the white around the half moon shaped and a few lines in the middle. Let dry completely.
To attach the “lime”: Use a toothpick in your melted green and dot candy coating on to your “lime” and attach it to the cake pop. Hold until just dry, then let dry completely in your stand.

Enjoy the fiesta!! —

Bride and Groom Cake Pops!

Bride and Groom Cake Pops!

Yes, these will take you some time, but aren’t they elegant?! My customer had seen a picture online of a “bride” cake pop with a big flower. What luck, as I happen to have a flower mold for candy add-ons. She loved them!
For the bride, dip your cake pop in white candy coating. These are upside-down, of course, so no need to tap too much off. Immediately sprinkle with white non-pareils. Once dry, use white candy coating to attach the candy flower. (I used a flower mold from Make ‘n’ Mold).

For the groom, dip the cake pop in white candy coating and let dry. This is the part where you have to be v-e-r-y careful. Dip the white cake pop on the diagonal in black (or brown) and then slant it the other way and dip it again. It’ll take you some practice tries, so have extra cake pops for practice. For the bow tie and buttons, I use a toothpick. That’s right, a tooth pick. I found that squirt bottles, candy writers and paint brushes just put too much on. Use your toothpick to do the bow tie first and buttons last.

You’ll say “I do!” to these perfect cake pops!

The Yellow Chick!

The Yellow Chick!

It’s that time of year, poppers! Time to learn how to make the little yellow chick cake pop. This is our most popular cake pop and never fails to get the “aww, that’s so cute!”.
Start with your cake ball dipped in yellow and let it dry. Once dry, add yellow rainbow chips (sold in tall containers with various colors) on the side for wings. Add one orange rainbow chip for the beak and two flower sprinkles for the feet. Lastly, I used a brown candy writer for the eyes. Remember what I always say…look around your kitchen and see what you can use that you already have. I’ve used other types of sprinkles for the feet, a black candy writer for the eyes and an orange candy writer for the nose. Chirp! Chirp! Get popping!

Angry Bird Cake Pops!

Angry Bird Cake Pops!

A customer ordered only the black and blue angry bird cake pops. To make these two, you’ll need blue and black candy coating, Jelly Belly jelly beans, chocolate and red sprinkles, orange candy triangles, candy eyes and a red candy writer.
First, press the jelly bean into the cake ball, dip it in melted candy coating and put it back in the cake ball. You’ll need these for the blue angry bird. Once you’ve dipped in blue, tap off the extra candy coating. Attach two eyes. Use the red candy writer for under the eyes. Lastly, attach the orange triangles.
For the black bird, after you’ve dipped in black, attach one (long) chocolate sprinkle to the top of the head. Once dry, attach two eyes and one orange candy triangle. Lastly, take two of the longest red sprinkles and attach for eyebrows. All done!  Happy Popping!

Puppy Dog Cake Pops!

Puppy Dog Cake Pops!

These cutie cake “pups” were made using the Wilton animal sprinkle set. ( You’ll need a black candy writer, in addition to the sprinkle set.
After dipping your cake ball in blue, let them dry. Using a toothpick, dot your melted blue on the sides of the head for the ears and two dots on the face for the muzzle. Attach the ears and “muzzle”.  After they’ve dried, dot your black candy writer on to give your puppy its eyes, freckles, nose and mouth.
It’s as easy as that!
Happy Popping!

Pink Owl Cake Pops!

Pink Owl Cake Pops!

These googly-eyed pink owl cake pops are a supersweet touch for an owl-themed party!
For these cake pops, you’ll need pink sugar, candy circles from a candy necklace, flower sprinkles, heart sprinkles, orange rainbow chips and a black candy writer.
Shape your cake into an owl shape. Dip into pink candy coating and let dry. Using a toothpick or candy paintbrush, paint pink candy coating on the side of your cake pop for the wings. Dot candy coating on the bottom and attach the orange wildflower sprinkls for feet. Dot candy coating on one of the ears and attach hearts with the points toward each other for a bow. After attaching two circles for eyes, dot right in between and add an orange rainbow chip for the nose. Lastly, use your candy writer to add the eyes. Remember, you can use what you already have and it will look great!

Reindeer Cake Pops!

Reindeer Cake Pops

I saw a cupcake kit with antlers, black jelly bean noses and candy eyes and thought it would make a perfect cake pop. Be on the lookout for cupcake kits that have everything you need to make great cake pops. I found this one at A.C. Moore. Once you dip in the chocolate, put the antlers in and hold them for a few seconds to make sure they will stand up. Once dry, dot chocolate and attach the black jelly bean “nose”. The eyes ended up being too big (I’ll save them for some other cake pops), so I used white confetti sprinkles and dotted the black with a black candy writer. Let me know how yours turn out!