Holiday swirled cake pops!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve posted! We’ve been swamped here at Maggie’s Cake Pops with holiday cake pop orders! I just wanted to take this time to remind you… Don’t throw out that leftover candy coating! You can make beautiful swirled cake pops when you have candy coating that isn’t enough to coat one cake pop. Just take your melted candy coating by the table spoonful and pour it into your other melted candy coating.   Use a toothpick to gently swirl, just a little bit, you don’t want to mix it all together. Gently swirl your cake pop. You won’t be able to tap it, so make sure your candy coating isn’t too thin.  Use a toothpick to cover any bare spots.  You can use this trick all year long!
Happy Holidays & Happy Popping!
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Spider-Man Cake Pop Tutorial

Spiderman cake pops can be daunting, but keep practicing and you’ll be whipping these superheroes out in no time.

1.  Shape your cake pop dough into an oval, like a head.

2.  Dip the cake pop in red candy coating and let dry.

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With melted black candy coating in a squeeze bottle, draw a horizontal line from the top to the bottom of the cake pop
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Next, draw two black lines to make an “X” on the cake pop.
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Draw lines around the cake pop in a web-like circle.
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Draw a second set of lines around the cake pop in a web-like circle and let dry.
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With white candy coating, draw half circles for eyes and let dry. You’ve made your own Spidey cake pops!

Spooky Halloween Cake Pops!

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At Maggie’s Cake Pops, we got a lot more request this year for spooky and gross Halloween cake pops than ever before.  All you need to make great Halloween cake pops is orange, white and black candy coating and small pieces of pretzels or sour straws.  If you can find these candy knives, snatch them up!  They are great for Halloween!

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!

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Salted Caramel Cake Pops!

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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!!

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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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