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Perfect Cake Pops with DIY Cake Pop Holder

Learn to make Perfect Cake Pops with DIY Cake Pop Holder

Author: Sangeetha Priya
  • Candy Wafers or Candy Melts
  • Cake or leftover Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • Veg Shortening
  • Popsticks Wilton 4 inch lolly pop stick
  • Optional Sprinkles I used Pink Wilton Sprinkles and Great value White Sprinkles here
  1. Do read the tips before start making.
  2. Crumble the cake , add buttercream(Pic 2 below) and make smooth even size cake balls.
  3. Lay them on a parchment paper placed cookie sheet.
  4. You can roll the cake balls ahead and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  5. Bring the cake balls to room temperature 10 minutes ahead of dipping in.
  6. Melt the candy melts in a glass bowl as discussed previously and thin it for thick pouring consistency.
  7. Allow it to cool before start working (Pic 4 below).
  8. Dip one end of pop stick in candy melt and insert half way through the prepared cake ball.
  9. Place them on the same cookie sheet sticks pointing up.
  10. Whenever you feel the melted candy hardens/sets microwave or warm it fraction of seconds to bring it back to thin consistency.
  11. Dip each pop stick inserted cake balls in melted candy (Pic 1 below), gently tap the excess and immediately add sprinkles if desired (Pic 2).
  12. Place it on prepared cake pop holder and repeat the same until all are done (Pic 3 & 4).
  13. The finished cake pops stays fresh stored in dark room under 40 F without covering for 24 hours and covered cake pops up to 3 days..
  14. Also you can wrap each cake pop with treat bags, gently stack them in an air tight container and store in refrigerator or freezer for long shelf life.
  15. If not using in 24 hours I usually refrigerate and thaw for an hour before serving.
Recipe Notes

You can use chocolate chips instead of candy melts but it needs extra time and care. Do melt wafers in small quantity and use a deep /narrow bowl. Just 2 minutes of time is enough for the candy melts to set on pop sticks anyways give priority to first stick inserted cake balls for dipping. .