Christmas Cake Pops

Faith Lininger, Alanna Golden, and Jay Ford

Cake Pops seem easy to make, but truthfully… It’s very hard. The cake vs frosting ratio must be perfect, or the cake balls will be gooey cake pudding (Like our attempt was). And, you must use a specific type of frosting. Not just any run of the mill frosting will work. It must be Buttercream, otherwise the cake will not harden and stick together. Without it, it will end gooey and… Well, it will still be edible, but you will not want to eat it.

Here is a list of things for a good cake pop… As well as a list of things to avoid using, so that your cake pops don’t become a bowl of pudding cake, sadness, and disappointment.

Ingredients needed for this:

  • Cake (Not pudding cake)
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Melting Chocolate of any Color
  • Kabobs
  • Fondant
  • Sprinkles

Ingredients we had:

  • Strawberry Pudding Cake
  • Gluten Free Yellow Cake
  • White Fondant
  • Frosting (Not buttercream)
  • Candy Canes
  • Sadness
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Big Plastic Knife

Step One: Crumble up the cake into a large mixing bowl.

Step Two: Add Frosting. Carefully, do not add too much, or you will end up with a bowl of sadness and cake pudding.

Step Three: Mix and form into balls. Once the cake has been shaped into balls, set it in a freezer to chill for about an hour.

Step Four: Put the end of a kabob stick in melted chocolate, then stab the chocolate coated end into the balls. Be gentle, but also be viscous. After the cake pops have chilled, they will be slightly frozen.

Step Five: Use a spoon and scoop melting chocolate onto the balls. Keep the cake pop over the bowl until it is fully coated in chocolate.

Step Six: Decorate with fondant, icing, and sprinkles (Not Saddness). Sprinkles equal happiness. Sadness equals sadness.

Step Seven: You’re done, go eat it, hopefully it’s fully cooked and not a wet ball of disaster like ours were.

P.S. Don’t put too much frosting.


Follow these steps perfectly, and know what you’re doing, and your cake pops will be amazing!