Cake Pops

Barbara J. Feldman

Cake pops (frosted cake balls on a stick) seem to be cropping up everywhere. And why not? Not only are they pretty and tasty, they’re also fun to make. Nom, nom, nom.

  • 52 Kitchen Adventures: How to Make Cake Pops5 stars

    Food blogger Stephanie Nuccitelli ("a girl who loves to bake") explains how to make cake pops in six illustrated steps. At the bottom of the post are links to five more cake pop recipes, including Snowman Cake Pops. Heart Shaped, and Salted Caramel & Chocolate. This article is one of two cake pop how tos on 52 Kitchen Adventures. The other one, titled "5 Tricks to Make Cake Pops More Easily" is linked in the very first paragraph.

  • Bakerella: Cake Pops5 stars

    Angie Dudley (aka Bakerella) invented the cupcake pop on February 1, 2008, and shortly there after was invited to the Martha Stewart television show to demonstrate making them. She's since written the definite cake pop book (which you can find at her site) and has continued to blog about cake pops and baking on her blog. Because she has so many of them, the recipes here are divided into categories such as Cake Balls, Cake Pops, Cupcake Bites, Cupcake Pops, and more.

  • KC Bakes5 stars

    KC Bakes sells custom cake pop stands that are used instead of Styrofoam to hold pops upright. This is the cake pop category of her blog, which is chock full of recipes, interviews, tips and videos. Scroll down the long page, and be sure to take a look at some of her favorite cake pop bloggers listed in the right-hand column.

  • Miss CandiQuik: Common Cake Pop Issues & Tutorial4 stars

    Don't despair if at first you don't succeed, because practice makes perfect cake pops. And to help us all out, Miss CandiQuik explains how to solve several common cake pop problems such as the pop falling off the stick, cracks in the coating, or (oh noes!) the leaking of oil or cake (also known as cake pop poop). CandiQuik manufactures chocolate and vanilla candy coating, and Miss CandiQuik is their in-house blogger.

  • Rachel Cooks: Cake Pop Tutorial4 stars

    Rachel Gurk brings us photo evidence of all the cake pop mistakes she's made, a tutorial on making cake pops, followed by a Q & A. "Q: Why is my candy coating cracking (aka ‘Grand Canyon')? A: The most likely reason for this happening is that your pops are too cold and your melts are too hot…and the difference in temperatures is causing the melts to crack."

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Cake Pops." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/cake-pops/ >.


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  • By . Originally published March 12, 2013. Last modified March 9, 2014.

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