Cute Christmas Cake Pops How To

Bake and decorate some holiday cuties!

Everyone loves cake pops! Get the *essential* cake pop recipe below. Then you're just a dip and drizzle away from adorable Christmas cake pops kids young and old will love!

Cute Christmas Cake Pops How-To



  • 1 box of store-bought cake mix (and all ingredients needed for mix)
  • 1 can or 2 cups prepared frosting
  • Wilton Candy Melts®' in Light cocoa, white, and blue
  • Confetti sprinkles in white
  • Pretzel twists, broken in half
  • Mini M&M''s in red
  • DOTS gumdrops
  • Oreos, separated
  • Mini Oreos
  • White nonpareils
  • White fondant
  • Snowflake sprinkles


  • 40 cake pop sticks
  • Food markers
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Decorating bags
  • Couplers
  • Decorating tips
  • Styrofoam block or colander
  • Toothpicks

1) Make basic cake pops

Bake cake as directed on package. After cake is completely cool, break up the cake into crumbs by hand into a large bowl. Mix in entire can of frosting until well blended. Roll your cake mixture into 1" balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up.

2) Melt Candy Melts

Remove cake balls from fridge. Dip the end of each cake pop stick into the Candy Melts, then insert into a cake ball. Dip each cake pop into the Candy Melt, tapping off excess. Place pops upright on Styrofoam or insert into holes in an upside down colander to dry. (Decorate snow globes while wet.)

3) Decorate reindeer cake pops

Follow basic cake pops recipe above, using the light cocoa Wilton Candy Melts to coat your cake pops. While pops dry, dot the white confetti sprinkles with your edible black marker to make reindeer eyes. Alternatively, you can use eyeball icing decorations.

4) Finish reindeer cake pops

To make the antlers, dip the ends of two pretzel halves in candy melts and hold on them against a cake pop until dry. Use a toothpick to dab some Candy Melts onto the two eyeballs and a red M&M, and attach to a cake pop. Draw the mouth of your reindeer using the edible black marker. Repeat for all pops.

5) Decorate snowman cake pops

Follow basic cake pops recipe above, using white Wilton candy melts to coat your cake pops. While pops are drying, cut orange DOTS with scissors or knife to desired nose shape and length.

6) Give snowman cake pops their hats!

To make the hat, use a toothpick to dab some Candy Melts onto a mini Oreo and attach to a regular Oreo half. Use the same method to attach the completed hat to the top of a cake pop.

7) Finish snowman cake pops

Dip your gumdrop nose into the Candy Melts and hold firm against the pop until dry. Draw the eyes and mouth of your snowman with your black food marker. Repeat for all pops.

8) Decorate snow globe cake pops

Before putting your cake balls on the sticks, take a red or green DOTS gumdrop and push it onto your lollipop stick with about half an inch of the stick poking out at the top. Follow basic cake pops recipe above, using the blue Wilton candy melts to coat your cake pops.

9) Add "snow" to the globes!

While the Candy Melts on the cake pops are still wet, sprinkle the white nonpareils onto the pops for snow, leaving space for a small snowman. Allow to dry completely.

10) Finish snow globe cake pops

While pops dry, roll out your white fondant and cut out two different size circles for the snowman. Draw the face and buttons with your black food marker and a nose with your red food marker. Secure the snowmen to the pops with a little water. Use a toothpick to dab some Candy Melts onto the snowflake sprinkles and attach to cake pops.

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