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Christmas Cake Pops – A Beautiful Mess


Christmas is the best time of year for sweets, and we have easy Christmas cake ideas that are sure to be a hit for all ages at your next holiday party. With a few edible decorations, you can make reindeer, snowmen, or a Christmas tree cake to celebrate the season.

We’ll also show you the secret to making cake pops in just minutes if you want a handy shortcut to get through the decorating part faster, so look for that below…

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Christmas cake pops with reindeer, snowman, and Christmas tree

What you need to make birthday cake balls:

  • Cake mix: You can use any flavor cake mix: chocolate, Vanilla, Red velvet, yellowetc. Be sure to check your cake mix to make sure you have any other cake ingredients the mix recommends for baking (eggs, oil, etc.).
  • Frosting tray: You will also need one container of store-bought frosting. I like to use anything with a simple texture e.g Vanilla, chocolateor the strawberry.
  • Cake pop sticks: While it is the most common in use Sticks like thisYou can also use forks or edible items like pretzel bars!
  • Candy Melts: these Chocolate discs It’s the easiest way to get a chocolate coating because it melts easily and comes in lots of color options.
  • Microwave or double boiler: You can melt candy in the microwave, but you can also use it Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this.
  • Edible decorations: For this birthday cake, you will need mini pastries, Candy eyesAnd red M&Ms for the reindeer, chocolate coins, Rolo or Mini Reese’s Cups, orange sprinkles for the snowmen, and sprinkles or mini M&Ms to decorate your Christmas tree.

How to make birthday cake balls

1. Bake the cake: Bake cake according to package instructions and allow to cool completely.

2. Add the cream and mix: Pour the baked cake into a large mixing bowl. Add two-thirds of the bowl of frosting. Using an overfilled container makes the cake balls a bit soft and difficult to handle once dipped in chocolate. But this is how you can make cake balls stick together using frosting. Use clean hands to mix the cream and cake together. The cake mixture will be very smooth, but moldable.

3. Roll cake balls: Shape the cake mixture into small balls (about 3-4 tablespoons each). You don’t want it to be too big, just so that it fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Once you have all the lollipops shaped (a standard sized cake will make about 35-40 cakes), place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.

4. Melt your candy: Melt candy in the microwave in 30-second increments at half power. You can also use Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this. If you need to thin out the candy melts, you can add a teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil once it’s melted and you can reheat the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time to re-melt it if it ever starts to harden.

5. Connect the cake stick: First, dip your stick into the melted chocolate and push two-thirds of the stick into the cooled cake pan.

6. Dipping cake pan: Dip the included cake pop into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip from the pop. Gently press the cake pop stick against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Next, add any additional decorations and store the cake upright while it sets (unless you don’t mind a flat-bottomed cake).

You can keep them upright in several ways, such as sticking them in a bowl filled with granulated white sugar or rice or you can stick them in a block of Styrofoam.

Make cake pops from snack cakes

How to make super easy cake pops:

  • To make your cake pop faster and easier, try using Little Debbie Snack Cakes or Zebra Cakes! Just crumble them into a bowl and mash them together with a mixing spoon until you get a thick paste. Use your mini cookie scoop to scoop out balls of cake and continue to cool, dip, and decorate just as you would with a regular recipe! Such a time saver and you get approximately one cake per snack.
Reindeer cake pops

How to make a reindeer cake pop:

  • Follow the instructions above to make a generic cake and then dip the piece of cake in the brown chocolate.
  • Add two small pieces of pretzels to the head for the horns (or cut off part of a regular-sized cookie), candy eyes, and a red M&M for the nose.
  • Leave the chocolate to set and the cake is ready!
Christmas tree cake pops

How to make a Christmas tree cake:

  • Follow the instructions above to make a generic cake and then dip the piece of cake in the green chocolate. Leave the chocolate until it solidifies.
  • Add some of the melted green chocolate to a piping bag (or a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off) and place the cake pan on the wax paper. Drizzle the melted chocolate back and forth over the tree and add sprinkles or small candies to decorate.
  • Leave the chocolate to set and the cake is ready!
Snowman Christmas Cake Pops

How to make a snowman cake:

  • Follow the instructions above to make a generic cake and then dip the piece of cake in white chocolate.
  • Glue a small Rolo cup or Reese’s cup onto your chocolate bar with a little melted chocolate to make a hat and add it to the snowman’s head. Add your nose sprinkle and allow the chocolate to set.
  • Once the chocolate is set, melt a small amount of dark or brown chocolate to drizzle over the eyes and mouth (or you can use black sprinkles or mini chocolate chips placed before applying the chocolate!).
  • Leave the chocolate to set and the cake is ready!
Christmas cake pops with reindeer, snowman, and Christmas tree
Christmas cake pops with reindeer, snowman, and tree

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Frequently asked questions

How do I store birthday cake balls?

If you make them in advance, you can store the completed cake pops at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks. You can store them for up to four weeks in the refrigerator, but the cold can create some condensation on your decorations and cause them to bleed or become slightly warped.

Can you use chocolate chips instead of candy melts?

Although candy melts work best with cake pops, you can also use chocolate chips instead. The mixture will be a little thicker and a little harder to work with (but still good). The crust around the cake toppings will be thicker once the chocolate has set.

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directions

  • 1. Bake the cake: Bake cake according to package instructions and allow to cool completely.

  • 2. Add the cream and mix: Pour the baked cake into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2-2/3 of the frosting bowl. Using an overfilled container makes the cake balls a bit soft and difficult to handle once dipped in chocolate. But this is how you can make cake balls stick together using frosting. Use clean hands to mix the cream and cake together. The cake mixture will be very smooth, but moldable. It should feel like play dough consistency.

  • 3. Roll cake balls: Shape the cake mixture into small balls (about 3-4 tablespoons each). You don’t want it to be too big, just so that it fits easily in the palm of your hand. Once you have all the lollipops shaped (a standard sized cake will make about 35-40 cakes), place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  • 4. Melt your candy: Melt candy in the microwave in 30-second increments at half power. You can also use Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this. If you need to thin out the candy melts, you can add a teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil once it’s melted and you can reheat the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time to re-melt it if it ever starts to harden.
  • 5. Connect the cake stick: First, dip your stick into the melted chocolate and push two-thirds of the stick into the cooled cake pan.

  • 6. Dipping cake pan: Dip the included cake pop into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip from the pop. Gently press the cake pop stick against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Next, add any additional decorations and store the cake pop upright while it sets (unless you don’t mind a flat-bottomed cake).

Notes

*You can keep it upright in several ways while placing it such as sticking it in a bowl filled with granulated white sugar or rice or you can stick it in a block of Styrofoam.

Tips for making cake pops:

    • Add the frosting to the cake crumbs in small amounts until you have enough to stick together. It should feel like play dough.
    • Make sure the cake pops are well cooled before plating.
    • Have your decorations close at hand and ready to go so you can set them up while the chocolate is still melting.
    • You can use a tall cup to pour the melted chocolate (or melt it in a microwaveable cup) so you have a small drenching tank to completely immerse the cake in.

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*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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