Cake Pop Recipes | Sweets Table at Wedding

by mandeesears

Cake Pops are a perfect addition to a sweets table at a wedding. They can be made to match the colors or theme of your special day.

Cake Pops, or "Cake on a Stick" as it is sometimes called, can be a beautiful addition to your sweets table at a wedding, shower, birthdayor party, corporate affair or any other event.

They are pretty easy to make and lots of fun! Use your imagination to come up with a style or design that complements your theme or color scheme!

Cake Pops for Your Sweets Table at Wedding

(or any other event)

Cake pops are taking the world by storm much the way that cupcakes became all the rage a few years ago. Because they are bit sized treats, your guests can taste a few different varieties without having to take a whole slice or cupcake that can fill you up. If they have a favorite, they can just take more than one. 

They travel well too! Place some little party baggies on the dessert table and encourage your guests to take one home for a sweet treat later. 

Their versatility is another big plus when it comes to a dessert table. Decorate them in virtually any color or theme you want! If you don't want to make your own, lots of bakeries are now offering them for sale too. 

Just another sweet treat that can be added to the dessert table at your party or event. 

Cake Pops - Chicks

chickie cake pops
chickie cake pops

Basic Cake Pop Recipes

Choose a Flavor

The basic cake pop recipe calls for a cake of any flavor, frosting, lollipop sticks, candy melts in your choosen color/flavor, your decorations like sprinkles, white chocolate, mini candies, nuts, etc..., a foam block or wreath, plastic wrap, a baking sheet pan and wax paper.

More specifically, you need:

  • 1 -- Baked 9" x 13" cake of any flavor completely cooled
  • 1 -- 16 oz can of ready made frosting in your flavor choice
  • 1 -- package of lollipop sticks
  • 1 -- candy melts in your choice of colors
  • Whatever Decorating items you wish to use
  • 1 -- foam block or wreath covered in plastic wrap
  • Baking sheet pan covered with wax paper

Best Book about Making Cake Pops

by Angie Dudley aka "Bakerella"
Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irr...
Chronicle Books
$19.95  $1.99

Putting it all Together

Basic Cake Pop Recipe
  1. Crumble the cake into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add about 3/4ths of the frosting to the cake and mix well. The mixture should be moist but not saturated. Add more frosting a tablespoon at a time until it will hold a round shape.
  3. Now, just like making meatballs, patty up and roll the mixture in your hands to create 1 1/2" or so balls. Place ball on baking sheet with wax paper. Continue until you use all the mixture. 
  4. Melt a small amount of your candy melts in the microwave according to package directions. Use a small cereal or storage bowl size, you won't need a lot... yet.
  5. Dip a lollipop stick into the candy melts about a 1/2" and then immediately push it 1/3rd to 1/2 of the way into a cake ball. Place on wax paper with stick pointing to the ceiling. Do this for all the cake balls.  
  6. Place balls in the refrigerator for 45 mins or so or in the freezer for 15 minutes. They should not be frozen. The cake mixture will be warm from you handling it and will be more likely to fall apart if it is not cooled. 
  7. After alloted time, pull cake balls from the refrigerator or freezer. Melt the remaining candy melts in a deep but narrow bowl. This works best for dipping. 
  8. Pick up a cake ball and ensure it has a round shape. (They may be a bit flat on top from the baking tray.) Quickly dip the entire ball into the candy melts. Make sure the whole thing is covered, especailly around the stick. Tap very gently on the side of the bowl or by holding it in one hand and tapping your wrist with the other hand. 
  9. Once it has finished dripping, place lollipop stick in the foam block to dry. 
  10. If you want to decorate with sprinkles, nuts or candies, sprinkle these on while the candy melt is still wet. I usually dip about a half dozen and then stop to decorate before continuing to dip the rest. 
  11. Allow the candy melts to dry completely. That's it! 

Cake Pops Video

How-to by the Master!

Tip: To keep your candy melts from hardening, set the bowl inside a bowl of hot water. If it becomes too hard to dip, reheat in the microwave.

New Cake Pop Recipe

As with all things new, we, as a society, are always trying to make things easier. There are a few products on the market that can speed up the cake pop making process.  

Nostalgia Electronics has found that their Donut Hole Maker works very well for making cake pops. The price is very affordable and you skip the cake crumbling and adding of frosting to the mixture. (Item info below.)

Baby Cakes has also come out with a cake pop maker. It is quite a bit more expensive but does a great job! (Item info below.)

Cake Pop Supplies

Babycakes Mini Cake Pop Maker
Select Brands Inc (Kitchen)
$29.99  $9.76
Rbenxia Silicone Cake Mold 20-cavity ...
Only $8.30
Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch
$4.99  $3.00
Cake Pop Mold, Brownie Ball Shape Mak...
Only $19.99
Wilton 415-2264 Slanted Pops Stand
$4.99  $3.74
Nordic Ware Tiered Cake Pop Display S...
Nordic Ware
$12.50  $5.18

Which do you prefer?

I love cake pops! Bring 'em on!
barbarab on 08/25/2011

first time I have heard of this!! but I want to eat them...wonder if I could get the daughter to make some????

mandeesears on 08/02/2011

I love bite sized sweets. Sometimes a whole slab is too much!

More Cake Pop Recipes, Ideas and Suggetions

from Professional Bakers
Pop Bakery: 25 Recipes for Delicious ...
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Quarry Books
$25.00  $8.68
Cake Pops Kit: New Projects and Old F...
Chronicle Books
$19.95  $3.54
Bake Me I'm Yours...Cake Pops: Over 3...
David & Charles
$14.99  $0.98
Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cak...
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
$29.95  $6.21
Cake Pops Notecards
Chronicle Books
$14.95  $0.01

Decorate Cake Pops to Match Your Event

The best part about cake pops is they are so versatile. You don't have to be a professional cake baker to decorate these bite-sized beauties! Decorate them to match whatever event you are serving them for. 

for weddings -- elegant white, decorating with your accent color or with edible rhinestones for some bling, make them look like tuxedos and wedding gowns, etc...

for baby showers -- dip them in pink or blue and add decor that matches your theme like ducks, Noah's ark, jungle, lace, etc...

for kid's birthday parties -- make them in the shape of super heros, use bright primary colors, draw Olympic rings, purses, or whatever matches the decor you have chosen.

Holidays -- Make Easter Bunnies, Santas, Turkeys, flags, shamrocks, hearts and any other insignia that goes with the upcoming holiday. 

Aren't you just itching to give them a try? 

Design Your Very Own Sweets Table at a Wedding

and Use Your Cake Pops
Ideas, suggestions and the tools you need to create an elegant sweets table or candy buffet at a wedding.
Updated: 06/18/2012, mandeesears
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Do You Like Cake Pops?

sheilamarie on 12/27/2011

These cake pops look great, Mandee!

mandeesears on 07/19/2011

I agree Towanda! Cake is a treat anytime!!

Guest on 07/19/2011

These look so good I can almost taste them. This seems very easy to do. I would be tempted to try making them just as an ordinary treat.

PeggyHazelwood on 07/18/2011

Wow, these look like lots of fun to make and easy for kids to eat. Love all the photos!

Guest on 07/18/2011

Had never heard of cake pops- are they ever cute!

mandeesears on 07/18/2011

Yes, they make things much easier!

ohcaroline on 07/18/2011

I think they look like a great alternative to doing a regular cake. I like the idea of using the cake pop baking machines better. Cute idea.

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