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Fun Halloween cake pops to bring smiles to all your little goblins. Ideas on creating mummies, pumpkins or fun confetti designs for your next Halloween bash.
I couldn’t wait to try out some fun Halloween cake pop designs this year. Cake Pops are pretty simple to make, but you need to carve out a chunk of time to get them done. It’s definitely a food craft that requires some patience. If you want an easier method than traditional pops, definitely try my lazy upside-down cake pop version.
Helpful Tip For Making Cake Pops Smooth
Add a tablespoon of canola oil or shortening to the melted chocolate before you dip the pops. This helps make the chocolate shiny and smooth for that perfectly round look. It can take a little practice to get them just right. However, once you get the hang of these bite-size desserts they are really fun to make! These are my festive Halloween Cake Pop creations…
Mummy Cake Pops
The mummy pops were fun to drizzle. Dip the first coat like a regular cake pop and allow to set. Then using a pastry bag, drizzle the “mummy casing” on top and use large green sprinkles for the eyes.
Confetti Halloween Cake Pops
The easiest cake pop of them all just dip and sprinkle!
Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops
These are really cute and simple, using orange candy melts and a green tic tac for the stem.
Ingredients To Make Cake Pops
*Makes about 4 dozen
- 1 box of your favorite cake mix
- 1 ½ to 2 cups of frosting (store-bought or homemade)
- Colored candy melts (from your local craft store)
- Lollipop sticks
- Wax paper
- Sprinkles for mummy eyes and decorating confetti pops
- Tic Tac candies for the pumpkin stems
How To Make Cake Pops
Make cake mix according to the box directions for a 9×13 pan. You can do whatever flavor combination you love. When cake has completely cooled, add the frosting. I use only the amount needed to moisten the crumbled cake enough to roll into balls that stick together. You can use the entire 2 cups, but some cake mixes are more moist than others and require less frosting. Really use your hands to get the mixture combined or you can use the paddle attachment on a stand mixer.
Roll cake mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Melt chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler.
*Note: I have the Wilton Chocolate Pro (affiliate link to purchase below) and love it!! I use it for all of my chocolate dipping recipes.
Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and insert into the cake ball about ⅓ of the way down. Repeat with all remaining balls.
Freeze the undipped cake pops for 30 minutes or until firm for dipping in the candy melts. I have also made these the night before a party and refrigerated overnight to dip the next day.
Make these tasty Halloween themed cake pops for your next party and watch them disappear!
Halloween Cake Pops
- 1 box cake mix prepared according to package directions
- 2 cups prepared frosting store-bought or homemade
- 1 lb candy melts
- 1 tbsp canola oil can also use shortening
- 48 lollipop sticks
- wax paper
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions in a 9x13 pan
- Allow cake to cool completely then crumble into a large bowl
- Mix in frosting ½ cup at a time, until the mixture is very moist and clumps together easily (you might not need all 2 cups, it depends on the moisture of the prepared cake and how sweet you want your balls). Use your hands to mix really well or blend in a stand mixer using a paddle attachment.
- Roll mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place onto a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler and add the tablespoon of oil or shortening.
- Dip the end of the lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and insert about ⅓ of the way down into the cake ball. Repeat with all remaining cake balls. Freeze for 30 minutes or until balls are firm enough to dip.
- Dip in melted chocolate, then swirl to drip off any excess coating.
- Decorate as desired.