Monday, October 1, 2012


Ghost Cake Pops

I set out to make a few fun Halloween cake pops Sunday.

Cake Balls

I baked cake, crumbled it, mixed it with frosting, rolled into balls and then molded them into different shapes to play with. I had big plans. (Basic Cake Pop Instructions here.)

Then I realized I didn’t have any of the right candy coating colors on hand for my plans… I was out. Boo…Hoo! … Okay, time to switch gears.

I did have white. I always try to keep white and chocolate in the house.

Halloween Cookie Cutters

And I still had these cutters sitting on the counter from the other day because I wanted to use them again soon. And soon turned out to be Sunday.

One of the cutters inspired a cute quick variation to the ghosts I’ve made before.

Shaping Cake Pops

I thought the grave mini cutter would work great to make ghost shapes. And it did.

Just press the ball inside and use the height of the cutter to help mold the shape.

Remove and press the ends down so the sides are flat.

And don’t worry… you can totally hand shape these even if you don’t have a similar cutter.

Flatten the rolled balls and then shape them with the aid of wax paper. It helps a lot. Promise.
Just press, slide and rotate the shape against a wax paper covered baking sheet and it will help form flat and smooth sides.


Then just use a lollipop stick to press into the bottom of your ghost.

And now I have a sudden urge to make Pac Man Cake Pops.

Decorating Cake Pops

For arms, you can use white licorice pastilles. Good and Plenty candies would work, too – they are just a little bit thicker.

Cut about a 1/3 of the candy off using kitchen scissors. And then attach the cut end of the candy to the shaped cake with melted white candy coating. If there is excess (see bottom right) use your finger to spread it in a thin layer on the surface of the cake. This is mainly so you don’t have a big lump show through the coating after you dip.

Ghost Cake Pops

While the coating is wet, attach an orange sixlet candy under one of the arms. Or any other similar candies … M&M’s would work – they’d just be flatter. Hold candy in place until set.

Let the cake pops dry and draw faces and a handle for the bucket using a black edible ink pen. I like Americolor Gourmet Writing Pens by the way.

Ghost Cake Pops


I’m pretty happy with how these turned out as an impromptu pop.

If you would like to use these tags for Halloween, you can download the tags here.

Ghostly Goodies Cake Pops


And I’ll try to get around to some more pops before Halloween. When I stock up again on candy coating! : )

Laura said...

These are so cute! I love them! Wish I had the time to make such cute cake pops.

October 1, 2012 03:33 AM
Lena said...

So cute! And I’ll be using those tags. Thank you.

October 1, 2012 03:37 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

Oh they look so adorable! :)

October 1, 2012 03:40 AM
Michele said...

Absolutely stunning, defintely going to try and make these for Halloween.

October 1, 2012 03:45 AM
Rachael said...

Wow- they look amazing and yet you make the process appear so simple! I’m not sure I’m brave enough to attempt the arms but I’ll give the ghost outline a shot!Rx

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October 1, 2012 03:52 AM
Cindy C said...

These are too cute! I am so glad it is finally Fall!

October 1, 2012 04:05 AM
Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Oh I love the little pumpkins they are so adorable.

October 1, 2012 04:30 AM
Eveline said...

CUTE! These look absolutely delightful.

October 1, 2012 04:37 AM
Lady Jennie said...

You know, I don’t like the taste of cake pops (I haven’t found the right gluten free recipe to use), but your cake pops are pure artistry.

October 1, 2012 05:29 AM
Sarah said...

These are the cutest! They made me laugh out loud! Thanks!

October 1, 2012 05:47 AM
AZgotuj said...

So sweet:)

October 1, 2012 06:24 AM
Isa said...


October 1, 2012 06:45 AM
Diana Viera said...

I love them ~ absolutely adorable!

October 1, 2012 07:15 AM
Miss Margarita said...

So cute!!!

October 1, 2012 07:15 AM
The BearFoot Baker said...

Adorable! The pumpkin bucket is BRILLIANT!!

October 1, 2012 07:36 AM
Erika said...

You amaze me with your cuteness!!! Love the cake pops!

October 1, 2012 07:39 AM
shelly (cookies and cups) said...

You are killing me! These are amazing!

October 1, 2012 07:49 AM
Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

These are too adorable for words!

October 1, 2012 08:06 AM
Bethany said...

OMG I LOVE these so much! I think I have to make these without the arms, in colors, and make them the little Pac Man ghosty guys.

October 1, 2012 08:12 AM
lynn b said...

These are great!

October 1, 2012 08:25 AM
Abby said...


October 1, 2012 08:26 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

You’re simply the best. These are awesome!

October 1, 2012 08:32 AM
Laura said...

Those are the cutest ghosts ever!

October 1, 2012 08:36 AM
Brandi said...

Those are so cute! I love the teeny tiny pumpkin candy buckets!

October 1, 2012 09:03 AM
Ellen said...

Do you ever get tired of people commenting and saying how cute your creations are? Well if so, sorry, because these are just too cute! (Those mini jack o’lantern buckets?! Squeee!)

October 1, 2012 09:05 AM
Aimee said...

You are the best, these are fantasticcc

October 1, 2012 09:06 AM
Norma's Sweet Treats said...

Love them! So when you doing Pacman, LOL?

October 1, 2012 09:44 AM
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik said...

Those are dang cute. Love the little treat bags they are holding!!

October 1, 2012 10:04 AM
Nicole said...

These are the cutest Halloween treats!

October 1, 2012 10:10 AM
Domonique said...

Too good, just too good :) I’m so excited for Halloween baking I cant even begin to describe!

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October 1, 2012 10:32 AM
Megan M. said...

Now all I can think is “sixlets sixlets sixlets!” I loved those and haven’t had them in forever! By the way, how big is your candy drawer? Is it a candy tub? ;)

October 1, 2012 10:36 AM
Niki said...

Angie, how do you get your coating so smooth? Do you add anything to the candy melts?

October 1, 2012 10:46 AM
Christin said...

wow they look sooo cute!!! I want to eat them :-D

October 1, 2012 10:49 AM
Jackie D. said...

Would you mind telling me what brand the mini-cutters are? Also, if you happen to know the model number, that would be great. I would really like to buy a set but can’t find them! Thanks!

October 1, 2012 11:08 AM
Caroline L. said...

Stop it, I can’t even handle the cuteness right now… It’s too much for me.

October 1, 2012 11:13 AM
Morgan said...

Love love love!!!

October 1, 2012 11:26 AM
Stephanie (bake with ginger) said...

YOU ARE AMAZING. All of your stuff is super cute and I can’t believe that was impromptu. I wish I had your brain!

October 1, 2012 11:54 AM
akasleen said...

The creativity never ENDS :) Thank you for sharing your amazing talents.

October 1, 2012 12:39 PM
Kim said...

Hey Bakerella

Your stuff is always awesome! Creative… Inspiring…

I have a post request… Do a post just on dipping your items in chocolate/candy melts. I need your secret to smooth cake pops. Yours always look professional and perfect – mine not so much! I’ve got the shaping, attaching the stick, decorating and eating down pat just not the dipping.


October 1, 2012 12:46 PM
Sweet Tooth Cake Pops said...

These ghosts are super cute! Awesome job as usual, Bakerella. You always continue to inspire :)

October 1, 2012 01:10 PM
Kristen said...

What type of white candy coating did you use for the outside? Just curious because I was worried the chocolate cake would show through? THANKS! These are AMAZING!

October 1, 2012 02:10 PM
Amanda said...

Aww! Those little ghosties are the cutest, Angie!!

October 1, 2012 02:13 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

Angie! I swear….you take cute and kick it up a million notches! These are PERFECT!!! And, yes, PacMan next! ;)

October 1, 2012 02:25 PM
Monika said...

WOW! Soooooo unbelievably cute… what a creative idea for the arms! And the mini jack o lanterns are TOO MUCH!! How DO you do it again and again! OUT OF THE PARK!

October 1, 2012 02:55 PM
Made With Pink said...

Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I think they might be the cutest pops you’ve made so far! They’re perfect!

October 1, 2012 03:14 PM
Truthfully Gluten Free said...

Soo clever! I love the little pumpkins. Great job once again :)

October 1, 2012 03:58 PM
Jennifer F said...

These are too cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’m so glad to see these on Oct. 1. Can’t wait to see what other tricks (and treats) you have up your sleeve. Way to go, Bakerella!

October 1, 2012 04:09 PM
Heather said...

So cute! They remind of E.T. for some reason.

October 1, 2012 04:25 PM
Ana said...

Wow!!!! So cute!!!

October 1, 2012 05:32 PM
steph said...

How on earth do you make all your cake pops, especially the crazy-shaped ones look so absolutely PERFECT?! The coating is so smooth. The ghosts’ expressions are spot on. SOOOO cute! I love Halloween!

October 1, 2012 05:45 PM
Melanie said...

They’re sooo cute!!!!!

October 1, 2012 06:09 PM
beatriz said...

wow!!! they look so cute!!!!
I’ll try to make them this weekend ;)

thank you!!!

October 1, 2012 06:12 PM
Young City Baker said...

YEA!! Finally just in the top 100 comments!!
These are AWESOMEE!!!

October 1, 2012 06:27 PM
Shelan said...

You should have heard my reaction to these adorable little devils. “AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!” “They’re SOOO CUTE!” :D

October 1, 2012 06:53 PM
SandraM said...

You inspire me. :o)
I love to see everything you come up with.
Thank you.

October 1, 2012 07:31 PM
Caro said...

Oh Bakerella, I tried to make my cake pops for the first time…oh what a mess! They fell apart, the coating was too thick..just terrible!

October 1, 2012 08:15 PM
Seanna Lea said...

These are adorable. I love how the candy coating (unlike frosting) doesn’t need a crumb coat. If I didn’t like frosting so much, I would try and candy coat all of my cakes!

October 1, 2012 09:26 PM
Lisa Cornely said...

These are absolutely adorable. Another great idea Bakerella. I can’t wait to make these. I’m going to make a practice batch this weekend so I can make them for Halloween. Theyre so cute its spooky.

October 1, 2012 09:46 PM
Ana Peck said...

These are soooo cute!!! thanks so much for all your great ideas. Can’t wait to make them.

October 1, 2012 10:29 PM
ceej said...

cutest ghosts i’ve ever seen! :D

October 1, 2012 10:33 PM
Emily said...

Seriously, can these be any cuter?! You have such talent!!!

October 1, 2012 10:37 PM
mindy1 said...

D’awww those are soo cute :D

October 1, 2012 10:39 PM
San Diego Wedding Photographer said...

Halloween is getting near now and these trick or treat goodies are great. They’re so yummy

October 1, 2012 11:30 PM
Pammie said...

CUTES THINGS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! I love these ghosties with their pumpkin candy holders!!! HAHAHA!!! LOVE EM!!!!!!! Thanks for such a cute idea!!!

October 2, 2012 12:23 AM
bakerella said...

Thanks so much guys!

Sarah – that’s what I love about cake pops – making people smile. And laughter is even better.

Megan M – Yes – Several candy tubs. And I can never find what I want. I need a better system.

Niki – these are Mercken’s Super White and don’t need anything added. They melt nice and fluid.

Jackie D – They were at Hobby Lobby. Not sure of the brand.

Kristen – Mercken’s super white. You can also spread a very thin layer of coating on the front to help if any cake color shows through. It gives the same effect as double dipping without the double thick layer of coating.

October 2, 2012 12:24 AM
The Ninja Baker said...

Double-dipping! Great idea! As are your cute candy accessories. The Bakerella is ready for the Halloween ball!

October 2, 2012 03:32 AM
The Partiologist said...

I almost fell off my chair when I saw your pumpkin pop!!!
Your little ghost is adorable!!

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October 2, 2012 07:30 AM
jenni said...

how adorable are these!!! I can’t wait to try them this month. You are so creative :)

October 2, 2012 08:21 AM
RIMA said...

These are amazing!! I can only imagine kids’ faces when they ring a doorbell and get these as treats!

October 2, 2012 08:28 AM
Suzanne Gingalewski said...

These are cute, however, hope you have a lot of time to do them

October 2, 2012 08:51 AM
Connie said...


October 2, 2012 08:54 AM
Christina said...

You’ve probably been asked this a zillion times -but what type of food marker do you use? Mine NEVER work well on candy melts. Its like the oil/fat gums up the marker and they really don’t work at all. Please share! :)

October 2, 2012 08:55 AM
Withspirit said...

Wow is all I can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 2, 2012 09:04 AM
Lisa @hoopla palooza said...

Angie, I have a feeling these are gonna go viral. But then again, everything you do does that-guess that’s what happens when you’re the QUEEN OF CUTE!!! :)

October 2, 2012 09:05 AM
slimsmitty said...

these are THE CUTEST!

October 2, 2012 09:07 AM
Meg said...


October 2, 2012 09:27 AM
Tatyana G said...

These are super adorable. You never stop amazing me with your creativity and talent.

October 2, 2012 09:43 AM
melva said...

They are Super Cute!!! Going to have to make these cute ghosts. Again…you are amazing!

October 2, 2012 09:50 AM
Theresa said...

So adorable! Almost too cute to eat…. almost ;)

October 2, 2012 10:04 AM
Jenny_Bee said...

Absolutely Adorable!!

October 2, 2012 10:05 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Oh my goodness! These are the cutest ever!!!

October 2, 2012 10:15 AM
Alice said...

They’re suuper cute!! I want them for Halloween!! hahaha

October 2, 2012 10:17 AM
Grace said...

Boo-tiful, just boo-tiful!


October 2, 2012 10:26 AM
Melanie P. said...

Soooo cute! I think these are my favorite ones — I love the pumpkin candy bag! Adorable! I need to find Mercken’s– our Joann’s or Michael’s doesn’t carry it, and I ordered some through Amazon and when I got the bag (during the summer) it was melted!!!! Such a bummer. I haven’t had much luck with the Wilton candy coating — it’s soooo thick and my cake balls always fall off of the stick

October 2, 2012 10:39 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

those are so stinking cute, the pumpkin sixlets are just prefect.

October 2, 2012 10:52 AM
Vicki Bensinger said...

Angie these are just too cute! Thanks for the template. You amaze me with your creativity.

October 2, 2012 11:56 AM
Amy G said...

Oh my gosh!!! Seriously the cutest Halloween cake pops ever!! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!!

October 2, 2012 12:04 PM
Emanuella said...

OMG…they are soooooooo cute!!! You always inspire me so much…

October 2, 2012 12:35 PM
Jennie said...

Hi Bakerella

Can you please tell me what edible markers you used on this project? I tried making some pops a couple of weeks ago that needed eyes, smiles and hair curl (the baby pops). Had no luck what so ever writing the chocolate.


October 2, 2012 12:38 PM
Carla's Confections said...

Loooooove how cute these are! As always, you come up with the cutest pops ever :)

October 2, 2012 01:12 PM
Linda Black said...

I love these and have some of those mini Halloween cutters in my stash, so I’ll have to find them!! I like to pipe the features on with dark chocolate instead of using the pens. It’ gives them a bit of dimension and if you use a fine Wilton tip #1 or #2 it works just fine in a little bottle.

October 2, 2012 01:35 PM
Diane said...

Hi Bakerella,

I fell in love with your cake pops and you blog a few years ago and have been making them ever since. Your creations are just simply amazing and soooo adorable. I have one question for you….how do you make your edible markers so dark and fine? I used the americolor edible markers as you suggested but they NEVER come out clean and defined like yours. Is there a trick? Would love to know the secret, if you don’t mind sharing!!!

Thanks a bunch!!

October 2, 2012 01:35 PM
Kimberly said...

Dang those are the cutest ghosts ever. Love the little treat bags they are holding!! You are so creative!

October 2, 2012 01:38 PM
Kelly A said...

These have got to be the cutest things I’ve seen lately!
Love them!

October 2, 2012 01:44 PM
buttercream bakehouse said...

seriously?? Just when I think your cake pops can’t get any cuter you prove me wrong. Great job!

October 2, 2012 02:54 PM
Jennifer said...

I agree with some of the comments…I get SOO frustrated with the markers and I’m using the same ones you use…how do you get yours to look that bold and perfect! It is never a nice dark color and it usually just stops working on the chocolate no matter how many times I wipe it on the paper towel (which is shows up perfect on). HELP!!!!

October 2, 2012 03:30 PM
Allysn Moore said...

First of all I love your website, and I bet I have made every other recipe you post. I want to ask your advice on the Americolor pens. I bought a set, and I have such trouble with them. I color on the candy, and wipe them off with a paper towel, but they never seem to color on candy again. Is that just the way it is? It seems sad for how much they are. Maybe I’ll have to come up with a new product. : )

October 2, 2012 03:44 PM
Rach said...

i do NOT like licorice but i’m imagining you could still do the same thing with jellybeans…

October 2, 2012 03:44 PM
melinda said...

Gosh, those are cute!

October 2, 2012 03:52 PM
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