Molds for Cake Pop Add-Ons

You can find great molds for making cake pop add-ons.  They are all over amazon.com and in stores such as Michael’s and A.C. Moore.  They don’t cost much and you will definitely get your money’s worth!  I bought a mold for small bows for these gender reveal cake pops.  I would recommend using a squirt bottle to get the candy coating in the mold.  I tried it with a small spoon and it made a mess.  I melted pink candy coating and added in some shortening to thin it out.  Then I put it in the squirt bottle and squirted it into the mold.  Once filled, tap the mold on the counter 2-3 times to get the air out.  Pop the mold in the refrigerator for an hour or so.  Gently pop the item out.  You can store add-on’s in a tupperware container for up to 2 weeks.  Happy Popping!

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Paintbrush Cake Pops!

These cake pops are easier than they look! I bought the popsicle sticks at a craft store for $2.00. Shape your cake pop balls like paintbrush bristles with the top slanted. After dipping them and tapping off the excess, let them dry.
Once dry, use melted candy coating in red, yellow, orange, blue, whatever you like, and drizzle it over the top. Use a toothpick to move it around to look like drips. Once dry, take a toothpick and draw the lines in the chocolate to resemble the bristles.
Perfect for a painting party or any arts and crafts event!
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Baby Feet Cake Pops!

A new trend we’ve seen here at Maggie’s Cake Pops is gender reveal parties.  For this party, the sister of the parents-to-be knew the sex of the baby (a boy!) and she ordered the cake pops in blue.  They were delivered with the box taped shut and the parents to be opened it at the party.  What fun!  We’ve also done cake pops with pink or blue cake on the inside and everyone at the party found out when they bit into our delicious cake pops!  These are also great for baby showers!

The baby feet were piped on with vanilla melted candy coating in a squeeze bottle.  You can do the baby feet…it just takes practice, so make sure you have a bunch of cake pops to practice on!

Baby feet cake pops

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!

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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?!

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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.

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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!