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Look out, cupcakes, cake pops are taking over! From Starbucks to kids’ birthday parties, you’ll find them everywhere. Do not be intimidated by their cuteness. They are, in fact, pretty easy to make, and a great favor for showers or birthday parties.

Here is a basic cake pop how-to that will give you a nice base to work from for any future cake pop endeavors.


  • 1 cake (make in a 9 x 13 pan as per box directions)
  • 1 cup frosting (homemade or from the can both work)
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips or candy melts (found in cake section of craft store)
  • colored sugar or decorations of your choice
  • lollipop sticks (found in cake section of craft store)
  • 1 piece Styrofoam (found in craft stores)

Yields: 40-50 cake pops. For a smaller batch, only use half a cake and half cup of frosting. Freeze other half of cake for later use.

Note: For this recipe, I used a white cake mix and added lemon extract and a can of Betty Crocker Homestyle Lemon Frosting.

Step 1: Mash up your cake with a fork or your fingers. Make sure it’s completely crumbled.

cake pops 1
Try not to eat this!

Step 2: Mix frosting into crumbs. Although the recipe calls for one cup, use your judgement. The consistency should be like cookie dough when you are through mixing it all up.

cake pop 2