Cake Pops!

I had to jump on the Bakerella bandwagon and make some Cake Pops! I see them all over the Food Web World. They really are simple to make just VERY time consuming. I guess I made them time consuming with all the different decorations. I do it to myself..cause myself extra work and all and extra dishes to wash, but I love the self induced torture!
And I must say, they did have a very lengthy photo shoot. Probably about 80 pictures! My husband thinks I have lost my mind. But I constantly remind him that I didn’t lose it, my children have sucked every bit of brain from my skull. Just like he constantly reminds me that his gray hair is caused by me! Again, I blame that on the kids too!




Here are the directions:
Here is what you need:
1 Box cake mix
1 can cream cheese frosting
50 lollipop sticks
Melting chocolates of your choice

Bake a cake per the box directions(I used Yellow Cake)

Let cool completely
Crumble cake or place in food processor and pulse until completely ground up.
Transfer crumbled cake to a large bowl.
Put a can of cream cheese frosting into the crumbled cake and mix until completely combined.
Roll cake mixture into balls the size of about a quarter and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or other non stick surface.
Melt your chocolate per package directions
Dip one end of your lollipop stick into the melted chocolate(works as a glue) and then place the chocolate end into the cake ball about half way.
Place them in the freezer to they get nice and firm.
One they are nice and hard you can dip them in the melted chocolate.
Place them in a block of Styrofoam and decorate them with whatever you have on hand like sprinkles.
Place them in the fride covered or you can keep them at room temp for a couple of days if covered!


  1. 1
    VeggieGirl says:

    Such beautiful cake pops!

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    Very cute!! Great job…I don’t know if I would have the patience or skill for it!

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    Destiny's Vegan Kitchen says:

    Those are very beautiful! All your hard work really shows!

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    These look so pretty. Would love to make them but my decorating skills are nilch!

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    Those look gorgeous and like a lot of fun! My kids would go crazy for them. May have to have a special cake pop treat this week.

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    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I made these too and loved them! Yours look great!

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    Leslie as always your creations look amazing and tasty!

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    RecipeGirl says:

    80 pictures? That sounds like something I’d do. Wasn’t it fun to make so many designs? I did that when I made those Cheesecake Pops. Yours are beautiful!!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    These are adorable and they really jump off the screen – Your black backround is so great for pics like this it really takes it to a whole different level. Great and fun.

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    hot garlic says:

    WOW! These are so, SO cute. I could think of a bajillion cute parties to serve these at that ladies would be FREAKING-out over! Great idea, and your photography of them is SPOT-ON!

  11. 11

    so cute! blue food is weird, but awesomely so…especially sprinkle topped.

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    hayleynichols88 says:

    They are so cute! I recently stumbled across Bakerella, I’d never come across cake pops but I’m dying to make some! xxx

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    WOW! Leslie they look incredible! Can’t believe how many different decorations you made! I can see that as beeing really time consuming! But hey they came out so lovely! I bet the kids loved it! Did you use your new light for the pictures? They’re great!

  14. 14

    these are so adorable!! seems like easy to do too!! i’ll defnitely give it a try!

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    Leslie, OMG!!…. those cake pops are just to cute!!!

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    You did these beautifully! They are all so darn cute. Well done!

  17. 17

    ohh they are so cute, i have been wanting to try these for a while now. what do you do with fifty cake pops?

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    They are gorgeous! I’m thinking my kids would just love these….:)

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    Time consuming but they worth it! They are CUTE!

  20. 20

    those are just super cute!

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    Too cute… my daughter would LOVE these… I may have to make them for her birthday in December. Great recipe.

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    Your hard work in decorating certainly shows.
    I agree with you about the self-indulgence torture. I am soooo guilty of it too.

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    I’ve loved watching Bakerella’s cake pop variations, but I have never taken the plunge (I lack patience!) Yours look beautiful.

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    noble pig says:

    Those are beautiful! And tell hubby I’ve taken 300 pics sometimes of my food. It’s necessary!

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    Those are so pretty! The extra time put into all the different colours & decorations was worth it, they are a beautiful bouquet!

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    Those are darling! My kids would just love those and you did a beautiful job.

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    These look so pretty, I am drooling a bit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    excellent work, leslie. i know it’s not easy to deal with these little suckers, but you’ve done a perfect job. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Zoe Francois says:

    What fun! They are adorable and I’m sure they are tasty too.

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    What a FUN idea! Any special occasion?

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    Joy the Baker says:

    Those are some good looking pops!Great photos! I love the blue ones! Just darling!

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    Ive been seeing these cake pops all over the food blogs! They are soooo cute! And your photos look like they are improving. Just goooorgeous! By the Way I am passing on two awards to you. Check out my site. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    eatme_delicious says:

    Yum your cake pops look great! I’ve been wanting to try this recipe out for a while.

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    Your photos are beautiful! It was worth taking so many! I haven’t tried these yet…they are still on the list!

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    Very cute and very tasty sounding but probably not so good for my waist line!

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    Alejandra says:

    These are SO beautiful! I love the blue!

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    Glass Slipper Cakery says:

    Nicely done, girl!! Keep up the good work!!

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    Donna, aka. Yellow Jeep Blonde says:

    What a beautiful idea! They sound absolutely delicious and are gorgeous to the eye!
    Great job!

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    they were super hard, but i think i figured out how to make it better… i went out and bought actually lollipop sticks from michaels the other day to try again – and try i will!
    thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

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    so pretty! yours turned out so so cute. love them!

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    Anonymous says:

    I had my first cake pop this past weekend … and immediately asked for the recipe (which came from your site!) I noticed in previous posts that you gave a pudding/dream whip tip for moist cake… would you recommend incorporating that into cake pops too?

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    I really dont think you would need to put the dream whip in the cake mix.
    In my opinion Dream whip helps make the cake moist and the pudding mix gives the cake a bump of flavor.
    Since in a cake pop you use a can of frosting in the broken up cake, it is always super moist from that.