These cake pops were a huge hit! I can't wait to try other designs... which means there will be more baked goodness for me to enjoy, and of course more to share. :)
What You'll Need
1 box cake mix (I always prefer Duncan Hines cake mixes)
1 (16 oz) container ready-made frosting
24 oz (1 1/2 lbs) white candy coating
24 oz (1 1/2 lbs) dark green candy coating
2 deep, microwave safe plastic bowls
24 Lollipop sticks
12 x 18-in block of styrofoam, at least 2 inches thick
12 yellow jumbo star sprinkles
Multicolored rainbow chip sprinkles
12 orange rainbow chip sprinkles
36 blue miniature confetti sprinkles
Black edible ink pen
Small squeeze bottle
12 mini Oreos halves
12 large dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips)
Bake cake as directed on the box, using a 9 x 13-in cake pan. Let cool completely. This step can be done in advance.
You will need a couple of hours to complete this project. Organize your materials and get ready to crumble, roll, dip and decorate your cake pops!
Christmas Tree Cake Pops
Melt green candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl as directed on the package. Make sure you have enough melted candy to completely submerge your cake pops in one dunk.
When you are ready to begin dipping, remove a handful of molds from the refrigerator, keeping the rest chilled. Dip 1/2 inch of the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating, and insert the stick straight into the bottom of the mold, pushing no more than halfway through. Dip the cake pop into the melted candy coating and lightly tap off any excess coating. Before the coating sets, drag a toothpick gently down the sides of the tree to create the branches. Then place a yellow jumbo star on top of the tree.
Place in styrofoam block to allow coating to set completely.
When trees are dry, use a toothpick to apply dots of melted green candy coating to the trees in places where you want ornaments, and attach multicolored rainbow chip sprinkles.
Return to styrofoam block to dry completely.
Snowmen Cake Pops
Melt white candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl as directed on the package. Make sure you have enough melted candy to completely submerge your cake pops in one dunk.
When snowmen are dry, use a toothpick to apply dots of melted white in candy coating in position for buttons and attach 3 blue confetti sprinkles to each snowman.
Draw on eyes and a dotted smile with an edible black ink pen.
To make the top hats, pour the remaining melted coating into small squeeze bottle. Squeeze a small amount of coating onto flat side of mini Oreo halves, and push one chocolate chip (pointed side down) into the center of the coating. Once you have made all the hats, attach them by squeezing a small amount of candy coating onto the very top of the snowman's head and place hat on top.
Dry completely in styrofoam block.
Source: Cake Pops by Bakerella
Now your cake pops are complete. Enjoy!