Baking/ Desserts

Cake Pops

These cake pops are a perfect way to celebrate a birthday or other fun occasion. - Beyond the Chicken Coop

A fun treat to help celebrate any occasion and a fun treat to make!

Cake Pops - Beyond the Chicken Coop

My daughter turned 15 last week! I don’t know how time seems to fly so quickly, but somehow she really is 15! The teenage years are a whole new world, but one thing has remained constant…her desire to still  plan a fun birthday party and a unique birthday cake.  We’ve had a lot of cakes over these past years; ladybug, butterfly, flower cupcakes, castle, clown cake, Barbie cake, purse, fancy flip flops, topsy turvy cake, and now….Cake Pops! The last few years Taylor not only helped plan what kind of cake, but she has been able to help make the cake!  You are never too old to have a fun birthday cake!

Cake Pops

We knew the cake pops would be center stage, but there’s not a whole lot of cake in these pops, so we also made cupcakes so everyone could have enough cake.  Plus, we needed a place to put the candles!

Cake Pops

Cake pops aren’t hard to make, but there are a few tips to follow.  The kids and I watched this video by Bakerella before starting. Even after watching this video, we had a few flops.

Cake pops

Cake Pops

The first picture shows pops that fell off while dipping and the second is a pop that slowly slid down the stick once it was done. The biggest reason for our flops was the cake balls weren’t cold enough.  We should have popped them back into the fridge to firm up again.  The second reason was the candy cooled and was getting too thick.  A quick pop back into the microwave would have solved the problem. We had several flops, but we had more successes and definitely had enough pops!

Cake Pops are a fun way to celebrate any occasion. Learn how to make your own. ~Beyond the Chicken Coop

5 from 6 votes
These cake pops are a perfect way to celebrate a birthday or other fun occasion. - Beyond the Chicken Coop
Cake Pops
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
 

Cake Pops

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 whole cake baked and cooled
  • 1 cup frosting
  • 48 oz candy coating pieces
  • lollipop sticks
  • decorating sugars and sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Crumble cake into a large bowl.
  2. Mix in frosting. I used my hands.
  3. Form cake into balls and roll together with hands.
  4. Place cake balls on baking sheet.
  5. Place sheet in refrigerator for several hours or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. In a deep microwave bowl, place candy coating. Melt according to package directions.
  7. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted candy.
  8. Insert stick halfway into pop.
  9. Dip pop into melted candy coating. Do no stir around.
  10. Lift out and let excess candy drip off.
  11. Apply sprinkles or colored sugar, if desired.
  12. Place upright to cool and harden. I used an inverted egg carton, but a Styrofoam block works too.

Recipe from Bakerella

 

 

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    May 21, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Those cake pops are beautiful!! Love them so much, colorful, adorable, just perfect. We made pops once and they’re a lot of fun. The pop that fell off just allowed us to see what a great cake was inside the pops 😉 . Great job!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

      The broken ones were our samples. We had to make certain they were good….right?

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    May 21, 2016 at 8:25 am

    What a great birthday treat Kathy! So fun!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      The kids and adults loved them!

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    Samantha @TheNomRecipes
    May 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

    They are SO cute!! I love the sprinkles. I’ve never had success with these but I’m going to try your tips and see if I can make it work for once 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      The sprinkles are fun!

  • Reply
    Priya
    May 21, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Lovely idea….

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter!!! Hope she had a wonderful special day! But, since cake pops AND cupcakes were involved, I’m pretty sure her b-day was great! 😉 Love these pops, Kathy!! One can never go wrong with sprinkle covered cake pops! Perfection! Cheers to a fabulous weekend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Her birthday was grand! Since it fell mid-week, the celebration just kept going through the weekend!

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    [email protected]
    May 22, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter! This is a perfect treat to celebrate a 15 year old! You must have had a blast with this endeavor! I love how festive and yummy they are!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 23, 2016 at 5:42 am

      Lots of fun!

  • Reply
    Natanja
    May 23, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Happy late Birthday wishes to Taylor! 🙂
    Making cake pops together is so much fun and perfect for a birthday.
    I love the idea with the egg carton for letting them harden, I usually use deco sand in a glass but I never have enough. Next time I’ll try the egg carton 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 23, 2016 at 5:44 am

      The egg carton worked but we couldn’t get all of them to stand up straight. Egg cartons are handy because everyone always seems to have some on hand.

  • Reply
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    May 23, 2016 at 4:35 am

    What gorgeous pictures Kathy! You must have had a blast making these. Happy Belated Birthday to you daughter ~ time marches on ….doesn’t it? It probably seems like just yesterday that she was crawling around.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 23, 2016 at 5:44 am

      I really don’t know how she can be 15 already!

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    May 23, 2016 at 5:02 am

    So fun! I would have a blast making these! I’m sure the options are endless for decorating. Happy belated birthday to your daughter:) !!

  • Reply
    mira
    May 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! These look so cute ! Pinning!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 24, 2016 at 4:35 am

      They are cute. The look can easily be changed by using different colors and different types of sprinkles!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    May 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter…a bit late! It looks like you celebrated in style. You can never go wrong with a bunch of cake pops. Thanks for the tips here. I’ve never tackled cake pops at home, but now I want to give ’em a shot! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 24, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Birthdays are a lot of fun around our household…especially when making cake pops!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    May 24, 2016 at 1:24 am

    A very happy birthday to your daughter, Kathy. And these cake pops look so pretty. Love how beautiful and colorful they are — I am sure your daughter must have enjoyed these! And thanks for the tips! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 24, 2016 at 5:10 am

      The cake pops were a definite hit!

  • Reply
    Miriam @londonkitchendiaries.com
    May 24, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Your cake pops looks so cute – love the colourful sprinkles on top. I have never made them so it is fantastic to get some tips on how to make them ♡

  • Reply
    kushi
    May 24, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Belated birthday wishes to your daughter. Looks so beautiful and colorful. Lovely idea 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 24, 2016 at 7:49 am

    I agree–you’re never too old for a fun birthday cake. And these instantly bring a smile to your face. Too, too cute!

  • Reply
    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    May 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter! My kids have been begging for cake pops and when they say yours, the begging increased! They look so pretty. You had me laughing out loud with your “flop” descriptions but I think all of the cheerful sprinkles AND cupcakes more than made up for it. Thanks for sharing!

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    Ashley
    May 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter!! I have never tried my hand at cake pops but I have definitely enjoyed many! 🙂 haha These are so fun!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Can you believe I had never tried a cake pop before? I have seen many, but never sunk my teeth into one before!

  • Reply
    Balvinder
    May 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    They look super duper delicious and beautiful!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 25, 2016 at 5:03 am

      Thanks! A little colorful sprinkle helps bring out the best in just about everything! 🙂

  • Reply
    Balvinder
    May 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!Tons of blessings!

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    May 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Dear Kathy, these cake pops are beyond cute. Your daughter must have been so thrilled. I will remember that tip about the refrigeration. Thanks for another great post Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 25, 2016 at 5:03 am

      Thanks, Allie. They were fun to make!

  • Reply
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    May 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    These are sooo pretty and cute! And I hope your daughter had a very happy birthday! I’m sure she did since her mom made her these adorable cake pops!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 25, 2016 at 5:02 am

      The cake pops were certainly fun and her birthday was just perfect 🙂

  • Reply
    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    May 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I love that you guys are making the cake together! And cake pops at that. I haven’t tried cake pops yet but they look like a fun project to try with my nephews. Thanks for including the flops too because life is definitely not perfect! Happy bday to your daughter!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

      I always figure the flops are just part of the learning!

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    AMAL
    November 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I LOVE THIS IDEA

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    AMAL
    November 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    A GOOD IDEA

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