Have you ever bought one of those cake balls on a stick at a bakery or at Starbucks? Have you wanted to know how to make cake balls on a stick at home?
Occasions to Make Cake Balls on a Stick
Cake balls on a stick, or also known as “cake pops”, are so much fun because all you have to do is change the color of the frosting and toppings and you can make them for any occasion:
- Birthday – possibilities here are endless, depending on the theme!
- Valentine’s Day
- 4th of the July
- Baby Showers
How to Make Cake Balls on a Stick
For a step-by-step video of how to make these cake balls or cake pops see the video below. This tutorial is from Julie, who makes roughly 1,000 cake pops a year for various charities. She makes them all in her own kitchen and learned what works and what doesn’t.
The basic recipe is below and it makes 30-35 cake pops but make sure to watch the video as she explains near the end how much frosting she uses and how to tell when to add more and when not to.
- Cake mix – any kind, baked according to package directions and cooled slightly
- Tub of frosting (1/2 tub, maybe more for consistency)
- 32 oz bag Candy Melts
- Paper Straws (optional)
She explains in the video how she usually makes 3 cake mixes to triple the recipe and make about 100 cake pops.
After they have cooled down, you can wrap each one individually in cute cellophane bags with twist ties so you can see the cake pops through the baggies.
As you can tell from the video, it is fairly straightforward but also labor intensive. In the end, everyone loves cake balls on a stick so you cannot go wrong!