Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cupcake Pops Tutorial

I had some leftover cake balls from the pops I made last night.  I've been seeing a lot of these cupcake pops lately, and they are just so cute!  I've made cupcake bites before, but never made pops out of them.  So I decided to give them a try :)

Roll your cake ball so that it fits nicely in the peanut butter cup mold.

Fill the cup up about 1/2 to 3/4 full.  You don't want it to overflow when you insert the cake ball.

Insert the cake ball into the mold. Press the cake ball down so that you feel it touch the bottom of the mold.  This is crucial for inserting the pop stick in the next step.  Big thanks to my friend Debbie who taught me this trick.

Place your mold tray in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. When firm, turn the tray over onto a plate, and they should fall right out... sometimes they might need a small nudge.

Notice how you can see the cake peeking through? This is the "soft spot" where you'll insert the stick.

Dip the pop stick tip into melted candy, and insert into the "soft spot".  Set to the side for a few minutes to allow the candy to harden.

Keeping the pop straight up-and-down, dip into the melted candy - just up to the edge of the bottom half (yellow).
Depending on the thickness of your candy, you may have to tap off the excess candy.  Don't be afraid to get snazzy - grab some sprinkles and jazz them up!

Ta Da!  My first cupcake pops :)  These were so fun to make; I'll definitely be making them again!


  1. Those look great! I think I might try that version next time I make cake pops...

  2. Love them! I have trouble making them into bites though. The chocolate starts melting as I am dipping the "frosting" part of it. Any suggestions?

  3. i have same problem with Staci, i tried to do cupcake bites few times, but i always have problem, when i hold the bottom part to dip the other half, i can't hold it longer as it melts. How do you do your cupcake bites? Thank you!

  4. I've always wanted to make these, but failed! This is the easiest way I've seen to make them (and I've tried/seen many!)

  5. OMG sooooo dang cute!! ty for posting these :)

  6. TOOOOOOOOO precious! :)