DIY: Cake Pops

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Red Velvet Cake Pop

Following our recent tutorial on making your own cake truffles, we would love to show you how to make your own cake pops. Cake pops are fun, easy, and very popular — and the best thing? You don’t need crazy machines, appliances, or tools. It’s a great activity for you and family to make together.

What you need:

  1. Familiarity with step one (making your own cake truffles)
  2. Paper sticks (we can get these for you)
  3. Chocolate or Candy Coating (We love white chocolate)

Optional:

  • Sprinkles
  • Cake Pop stand

Let’s get started!

First, make and refrigerate the initial “cake balls.” Keeping them cold is key here… but remember, we never freeze here at Dream Day Cakes®.

Start with a paper stick:

Start with a paper stick

Start with a paper stick

With your melted chocolate, first dip the paper stick into the chocolate.

Dip the stick into the chocolate

Dip the stick into the chocolate

Place the end with the melted chocolate into the cake ball.

Place into the cake ball

Place into the cake ball

Gentle

Gently place the stick into the cake ball

Continue until all your cake balls have been completed.

Ready for more cooling

Ready for more cooling

When all of the cake balls have sticks, it’s time to re-refrigerate. Get them nice and cool.

With our bakery being in Gainesville, Florida it can get a little hot… so we cool down things just to make sure the heat and humidity hasn’t caused any issues. If you’re in a cooler climate, you might be able to skip this step.

Once cooled, re-melt the chocolate and let’s get ready to turn these guys into cake pops!

Make Cake Balls into Cake Pops

This part is actually easier than coating cake truffles. With the cake pops having their own stick, you won’t need any tools. Just remember to be gentle.

Dip the cake pop into the melted chocolate

Dip the cake pop into the melted chocolate

Tapping (again, gently) the pop will help remove the extra chocolate.

Remove excess chocolate

Remove excess chocolate

Ready to dry

Ready to dry

This is the perfect time to add your drizzle or decorative touches — such as covering with sprinkles.

Cover Cake Pop with Sprinkles

Cover Cake Pop with Sprinkles

A cake pop stand makes it VERY easy to let these pops cool down and harden.

The finished cake pop

The finished cake pop

We love making these cake pops and look forward to hearing how it works for you. Remember, from cake pop stands to paper sticks, and even chocolate — if you need any materials to help you create cake pops, let us know!

For more information on making your own cake pops, getting tools/materials, or just purchasing our incredible cake pops, please call Dream Day Cakes at 352-336-8955.

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2 Responses to DIY: Cake Pops

  1. Corinne Lipnick says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Everything is well described and even shown. My only question is, how do you make the ball of the pop? The cake part? What ingredients do you use to make them? Thanks.

    By the way, using your site on my phone is VERY frustrating! The action display keeps jumping to other places on your page and its difficult to return to where you were. It’s done it SEVEN times while I wrote my message!

    • Hi Corrine,

      We talk a little more about forming the balls in the cake truffles tutorial. The balls are make with cake and buttercream.

      We are sorry that you are not having a pleasurable experience viewing the tutorial on your phone. Generally, we’d recommend a larger device or “zooming” into the photos instead of clicking them on the phone.

      In the future, we will be deploying a more “mobile-friendly” responsive site.