My daughter Neveah loves cake pops. She’s not a huge fan of just cake, so for her birthday I wanted to get her some cake pops. Bae and I looked at a couple different bakeries, and they all charged way too much in my opinion.
I decided after watching some YouTube videos and looking around on Pinterest I would do it myself. I know I get way too inspired by Pinterest.
My cake pops weren’t exactly bakery professional, but for doing it myself I’d say they turned out pretty damn good!
I’m going to share with you guys two different ways that I made our Sofia the First cake pops. If your kid doesn’t like Princess Sofia don’t disregard this post because you can use any character you want as long as you can find a good printable, and you get the right colors for the candy melt. I’ve seen people do Jake and the never land pirates, Disney’s Elsa, and Mickey Mouse cake pops.
Here’s what you need:
Cake pop mold. Don’t worry if you don’t have a cake pop mold or don’t want to purchase it I have another alternative I’ll share a little later in this post.
A cake pop stand or a piece of Styrofoam. I used a piece of Styrofoam to hold up my cake pops.
Candy melt. Two bags is fine, but just to be safe buy some extra in case you burn your chocolate. It happened to me, and I had to run to Wal-Mart at 11 p.m. Not fun. The people of Wal-Mart are even worse at night!
Cake mix of your choosing. One cake mix makes about 25-30 cake pops.
And most importantly you’ll need a printable of Sofia the First. I got these from Etsy. A quick online search will yield all sorts of options. If you don’t want to use Sofia the first you can use any character such as, a teenage mutant ninja turtle, Elsa from Frozen, or any other Disney princess as long as you can find a good printable of the character.
- Mix your cake batter according to the package directions.
- Pour into your cake pop mold. Fill it only halfway! If you fill it all way the cake pop will be too heavy to hold onto the stick.
- Place in the oven for the length of time as instructed on your cake mix package.
- Once it’s baked and cooled take the cake pops out of the mold. Place them onto a plate with wax paper and place them in the freezer. You need to leave them in the freezer for at least two hours.
- Once your cake pops have been frozen take them out and begin melting your candy melt.
- As soon as your candy melt is ready get a lollipop stick and dip it into the candy melt FIRST before sticking it into the cake pop. Once you dip the lollipop stick it into the candy melt, then you may place the stick inside the candy melt. You only need to insert it about 1/2 an inch.
- Here’s the hard part. Dip your cake pop all the way into the candy melt. DO NOT twirl it around. Just dip it. If it’s not fully covered take a spoon and kind of just spoon some extra candy melt to cover the bald spots.
- Gently pull out your cake pop. You may now cover it any sprinkles or other decorations you wish to do. Just remember candy melt gets hard fast, so you have to work quickly.
- Place your cake pop on your cake pop stand or Styrofoam.
- Keep repeating the above instructions until all of your cake pops are finished.
- Wait about 20 minute. Cut your printable character out, and just tape it to the cake pop.
AND your done!
I put mine in clear plastic bags tied with purple ribbon. You can choose to display them however you please!
If you don’t have a cake pop mold or you just don’t want to purchase one this is a great alternative way to making cake pops.
The only extra thing you need for this is frosting.
- You’ll mix your cake batter according to the package directions, and place it inside your regular cake pan.
- Once your cake is baked take all the cake out except whats on the edges and place it into a bowl. Crumble it all up, and add only one spoonful of frosting. Too much frosting can cause the cake pop to collapse, so be very cautious of using too much frosting!
- Use a large spoon or an ice cream cone scooper to scoop some cake and roll it up into a ball. Continue to do this until all the cake is gone.
- Place in freezer and after that all the instructions are the same as the first method.
I hope this post inspires you to bake and create some cool cake pops!❤
My little girl’s birthday was yesterday. I can’t believe she’s three years old already! She was so excited and happy because we did a whole Princess Sofia theme.
Neveah loved getting dressed up like a birthday princess.❤