Monday, October 22, 2012

Candy Corn and Spider Web Cake Pops

Candy Corn Cake Pops

Can I interest you in some candy corn? These aren’t my favorite candy to eat, but for Halloween there’s nothing more iconic. So I thought it was about time I turned them into cake pops.

Cute cake pops that will make them the most popular treat for Halloween.

By the way… caramel candy corn… It rocks. Try it.

Candy Corn Cake Balls

Make your cake balls following the basic instructions here and then hand shape them into candy corn shapes. Use a piece of wax paper to slide the edges across for smoother more defined edges.

These are really pretty easy to decorate since all the decorative add ons get added after the cake pops are dipped.

It’s a little less work than when the add ons need to be attached while the coating is still wet. These, for instance, you could dip one day and then decorate another.


You can dip these a couple of ways to get a tri-color effect.

You can dip in one color, let dry, then the next and let dry and then the last. But when you do it this way, the pop gets three layers of coating on the last color by the time you’re done. It can get a little thick and can also distort the design some.

So… I did these with a little more effort.

First I start with orange… the color I want for the middle. And I dip the entire shaped cake ball into the orange coating and let dry. Then, I dip the top in white coating. Insert at an angle to get the coating to curve around the edges. Or insert straight if you want your sections straight.


Now how to get them yellow since they are on sticks?

Very easy and I do this often depending on the design.


Gently twist the stick out of the pop. Then dip the bottom in the yellow coating. Dip the tip of your stick in coating and insert the stick right back into the cake pop and let dry.

This way the coating is only two layers thick in places. Much better for recipients I think.

And now they are ready to decorate.

Candy Eyes

Candy eyes! These little guys have big faces and can pull off  big eyes. (found at Hobby Lobby)

Candy Corn Cake Pops

See. So cute with big happy expressions.

Just attach the eyes with a dot of melted candy coating. Then do the same with black jimmies for eyebrows and purple confetti sprinkles for cheeks.

Then draw a big sweet smile with a black edible ink pen (I use Americolor pens)  or pipe on with melted candy coating.

And there you have it. Candy corn cake pops.

Candy eyes

But that’s not all. Let’s use the eyes again. On some spiders this time.

Green Cake Balls

OOooOh. And let’s tint the cake batter green just for fun.


Spider webs are the stars of this cake pop design.


Pipe some candy coating on wax paper.

Here’s a web template you can place underneath to help you draw them.

Spider webs

Then press your lollipop stick on the coating while it’s still wet.

You can use a toothpick to pull through the coating for more pointed ends.

And when the webs are dry, you can also use it to help shape any wonky edges. Gently rub the side of the toothpick against any bumps in the coating to help smooth it out. And you can also use the tips of your fingers.

Spider Web Sticks

Now use them to dip your cake pops.

… Or what I would recommend to be safer, is dip and decorate your cake pops first and then gently twist the sticks out and use those to place on the piped spider webs.

When dry, simply dip the ends in a little leftover coating and insert back into the cake pops.

If you do, you’ll have the cute little crawlers staring at you.

Dangling Spider Cake Pops

To decorate the spiders, dip in the candy coating color of your choice and while the coating is still wet gently insert cut licorice pieces for legs. Let dry and you can attach the candy eyes with melted coating. The fangs are just miniature confetti hearts. After they are attached, you can pipe on a smile to cover up the top part of the hearts.

Darling dangling spiders.


Need More Halloween Cake Pop Ideas?

Here are some to get your creative juices going … starting with more spiders. Yuck and yummy at the same time.

Spider Bites

Spider Bites



Creepy Crawly and Spooky Spider Cake Pops


Eyeball Cake Pops

Ghost Cake Pops

Sweet Ghosts from a couple of weeks ago.

Spooky Sweets

And then there’s all these little Spooky Sweets I made a few years ago.

Horror Movie Pops

And these too. Yikes!

What should I make next for Halloween?

What treats are you guys making? Spill all the spooky sweets.

Anna said...

<3 youre so awesome :) Everything you touch turns to cute. How do you do that?

October 22, 2012 01:11 AM
Christin said...

So cute!!! I love your page und your Cakepops!!!

October 22, 2012 01:21 AM
Becky Branch said...

These are so awesome! I would love to see a haunted house cake or a scarecrow. Something with cotton candy or dry ice :) Ghost Busters!

October 22, 2012 01:22 AM
Kris said...

I LOVE the spiders and the candy corn pops are adorable! So clever! :)

October 22, 2012 01:24 AM
Kiki said...

I love candy corn – I squealed like a kid on Christmas when I seen the candy corn cake pops, so cute!

October 22, 2012 01:25 AM
Patricia Trujillo said...

Absolutely adorable! You never cease to amaze me. Can’t wait to get your Holiday book I just ordered. : )

October 22, 2012 01:29 AM
Magdalena said...

All are so CUTE!!!!!! :D

October 22, 2012 01:30 AM
aussiemarina said...

oh how i wish i lived close to you so i could trick or treat at your place lol toooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute

October 22, 2012 01:34 AM
Jamie said...

The spiders are very cute! Very original.
I will be making cupcakes this week to hopefully bring to a pumpkin carving party!

October 22, 2012 01:39 AM
Yolanda Roman said...

Can’t choose…like all of them

October 22, 2012 01:45 AM
Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

So cute! I’m always partial to candy corn themed treats, they are just extra cute!

October 22, 2012 02:12 AM
Cindy C said...

At first sight, I thought the candy-corn were little monkies wearing hats. They are so cute!

October 22, 2012 02:52 AM
Amber L said...

Very cute and very craftie

October 22, 2012 03:14 AM
Nancy Russell said...

Candy corn anything is adorably cute but those spider bites are too cute!!

BTW, the spider webs make me think of making snowflakes with Christmas bells. Fun Fun!!

October 22, 2012 03:48 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

They are so cute! And very fun :)

October 22, 2012 04:13 AM
The Ninja Baker said...

Love your candy corn cuties. Very much appreciate, too, the stellar tips…Definitely planning to purchase those handy-dandy candy eye treat toppers which you also used for the itty-bitty bat cake pops. Again, many thanks, for your inspirational designs, Bakerella!

October 22, 2012 04:26 AM
Natasha @ Smorish said...

These made me smile! The candy corn pops are absolutely adorable! Thanks bakerella :)

October 22, 2012 04:47 AM
Susann said...

I just wanted to say that you make my day oh so much sweeter!
You are so creative and skilled and you inspire me!

Kind regards from Susann in Sweden

October 22, 2012 06:01 AM
preveena said...

Your creativity just amazes me. Each design is so different, so inspiring to read about your creations.

October 22, 2012 06:08 AM
Hasita said...

I am sooo excited about halloween this year! Mostly because I now have an oven :P
I am making witches fingers’ cake pops-except they wont be round like balls, or on a stick. Can I call them pops?
Also on the menu are a spider web themed pizza with various toppings, some drink that looks like blood, and loads of jack o lanterns to adorn the house!
And pumpkin pie and pumpkin seed brittle

October 22, 2012 06:17 AM
mindy1 said...

OMG all so cute :D, but I love the pops with the spiders crawling on them :D

October 22, 2012 06:18 AM
Erika said...

The candy corn guys are so cute!!!! Great idea!

October 22, 2012 06:27 AM
Chena said...

I love the spiderweb lollipop! I’m going to make these!

October 22, 2012 07:28 AM
Meredith Clayton said...

Those are so adorable! I think I’ll try to make the candy corn cake pops for my son’s 4k class…

October 22, 2012 07:43 AM
Abby said...

I LOVE THIS!!! You are so amazing, I hope to be as good as you someday! How do you come up with cute thing after cute thing?!?!?

October 22, 2012 08:02 AM
Linda said...

Please make a penguin season themed cake pop!

October 22, 2012 08:08 AM
sophie said...

I love these!
I tried making popcakes once following one of your recipes. It didn’t turn out to great which was annoying! but they looked pretty at least =]

October 22, 2012 08:13 AM
by v@len! said...

Wow they just look awesome! LOVE THEM!

October 22, 2012 08:17 AM
Lisa said...

My kids are too old to bring things to school but my dh teaches 4th grade so I am always up for making something. They have a harvest party, not halloween so I always make pumpkin muffins. Last year I made ghost cake pops too. They turned out really cute. This year I think I’m going to make some decorated pumpkin cookies but I found a whole stash of lollipop sticks so cake pops are not out of the question. Thanks for the inspiration!

October 22, 2012 08:31 AM
Bridget said...

Those ghosts with the little trick-or-treat buckest…O…M…G! The CUTEST things I’ve seen in a long time (except for my baby, of course).

October 22, 2012 08:39 AM
Abby@ Totes Delish said...

The candy corn are too cute! Who would have thought candy with a face would be that adorable?!

October 22, 2012 08:40 AM
Vicki Bensinger said...

Angie I love all these ideas, it’s tough to decide which ones to make. I love, love, love the spiders dangling from the web – adorable. You are so creative! Very fun stuff! I was going to check out the superstore you mentioned the other day looking for eyeballs but now that you purchased some at hobby lobby I can just run over there to get some. Thanks for sharing.

October 22, 2012 08:57 AM
bubble licorice said...

awww these are awesome :)
I love it!!

October 22, 2012 09:02 AM
Shea Beam said...

Love these!!! Any Thanksgiving ideas??? Tom the Turkey or little pilgrim hats????

October 22, 2012 09:03 AM
Leighann said...

These are adorable, especially the spiders with the web. I also loved the bat cupcakes you made the other day. Great ideas for a cute halloween.

October 22, 2012 09:13 AM
Katie B said...

I made both candy corns and spiders this weekend, and I loved how the candy corns turned out! They were a little different than yours, but so cute. I love the spiders, but had trouble getting the darn licorice to work properly.
Yours are very cute and turned out better than mine!
Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration all the time!
Happy Halloween!

October 22, 2012 09:16 AM
Anne S. said...

I love all your pops! I got my holiday book Friday and can’t wait to try them! My question is regarding the edible markers. I can not seem to get mine to look as nice as yours. I use the Gourmet Writers, but it seems really waxy. Any suggestions?

October 22, 2012 09:46 AM
Monica said...

Your creativity amazes me more with each and every post you write. With so many books/people doing cake pops right now, you’re still my favorite :)

October 22, 2012 09:55 AM
Beth Pyle said...

I have COMPLICATONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday I cut out halloween figures into the cake balls, I used miniature cookie cutters – when I went to put the chocolate on the cake pops fell off, I froze them and it still happened. What am I doing wrong? I am using Wilton chocolate. I even put a little crisco in the chocolate – didn’t help. Could you please, please help me?
Thanks a million!!!!!!!

October 22, 2012 10:10 AM
Jennifer said...

Super cute and creative, yet again! Witches hats or cake pops that look like caramel apples would be cute to see!!

October 22, 2012 10:11 AM
ragarm43 said...

WOW you sure know how to put the fun into halloween thanks so much for all the details

October 22, 2012 10:15 AM
Kat said...

I mean, is there anything you CAN’T do? These are awesome!

October 22, 2012 10:26 AM
Caroline L. said...

These just knock me dead. My goodness gracious, too darn adorable!

October 22, 2012 10:41 AM
Jacko said...

Special shout out to anyone who has literally gotten sick off of eating too many candy corns.

Its like a GIN hangover for kids.

October 22, 2012 10:58 AM
Deana said...

Absolutely cute! Love all of your creations!

October 22, 2012 11:07 AM
sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh I love those

October 22, 2012 11:43 AM
Jena B said...

Cute candy corn pops, and I love the idea for the dangling spiders. Since you like caramel candy corn, maybe try penuche frosting and spice cake in the cakeball part to add some of that flavor?
I made pumpkin caramels a few weeks ago topped with toasted pumpkin seeds that taste like pumpkin pie with a little molasses.

October 22, 2012 01:32 PM
Stuart said...

So many ideas for Halloween – thank you! And perfect spider webs – I have tried piping these so many times and they look awful. I will try your template from now on ;)

October 22, 2012 01:47 PM
melva said...

You are such an inspiration! I love them all. I love the Dangling spiders. I’m going to attempt to do them along with The Sweet Ghost. Hope they turn out as good as yours. By the way, your Christmas cake pop book is fantastic:) Can’t wait to do a few from the book.

October 22, 2012 01:54 PM
Colette@JFF! said...

Hard to choose, but I think the dangling spiders are my favourite!

October 22, 2012 02:00 PM
Wanda said...

You are completely inspiring. Never seen anyone with as much creativity as you. My favorite has to be the candy corn. They look so sweet! You should make Jake Skelington from “The Nightmare before Christmas”,

October 22, 2012 02:34 PM
Diane said...

All I can say is too cute. I received your holiday book. Too stinkin cute!!!! I guess everything you create is too stinkin cute. I admire you so much! I get excited to see what clever creations you have made on your website. All my friends and co-workers are wowed when I bring cake pops. Thanks to you, Bakerella, for sharing your talent and making it easy for us to follow! I have fun making them as much as watching people eating them.

October 22, 2012 02:49 PM
Susan Rauch said...

Those spider web pops are adorable. Would the process lend itself to something Christmasy like snow flakes? Just planting that thought in your creative brain… (like you need any help!).

October 22, 2012 03:21 PM
Mikky said...

You definitely have to come out with a Halloween cake pops book! Those candy corn guys are the cutest and the dangling spiders are genius!


October 22, 2012 03:59 PM
Tomek said...

love it! :)

October 22, 2012 04:02 PM
Lisa said...

You are too friggin’ talented!!!!! WHERE do you come up with these ideas??????

October 22, 2012 04:02 PM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I want them all!!

October 22, 2012 04:28 PM
Carla's Confections said...

You always come up with the cutest cake pop ideas. Love them all. The candy corn ones are too adorable, but the newest spider ones are my favorite, with the way you laid out the legs, making it look like the spider is descending from the web. So clever!!! :D

October 22, 2012 05:27 PM
magdeline mendoza said...


October 22, 2012 05:48 PM
jomamma said...

How about some zombie heads or Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls?

October 22, 2012 06:21 PM
Victoria said...

These are so cute! I love the candy corn ones!

October 22, 2012 06:29 PM
SandraM said...

You Rock the Pop!! Love all of them. But I think the ghosts have got to be my favourite….they’re just so darn adorable!!
As always, I’m in awe of your creativity and skill.

October 22, 2012 07:42 PM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Seriously brilliant Halloween pops! Love them!

October 22, 2012 07:54 PM
Lisa Cornely said...

They are seriously too cute. I love all of the spiders, which is funny because I am terrified of real spiders. Thanks for all of the great ideas Bakerella.

October 22, 2012 08:45 PM
Miley said...

I make cake pops quite often and I can never get my candy coating to harden right. It is too thick if I do not add shortening and I use a candy melter. I do live in Texas but it is actually cooling down and the chocolate still does not harden. Any suggestions anyone? What am I doing wrong?

October 22, 2012 09:11 PM
greenwick said...

I am probably just doing some plain frosted cupcakes with halloween themed sprinkles, and some thai flavored candy corn. Love all these ideas, though. I think the eyeballs would go great with a big green cake – so it’d look like a many eyed monster.

October 22, 2012 09:25 PM
Bethany said...

My 5 year old loved to read this post with me! He was looking at all the pictures and saying “and then she… ” whatever the picture was of! He is very excited about it and wants me to make everything. (except the spooky spiders LOL) THANK YOU for always making it so much fun to play with our food!

October 22, 2012 09:38 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

All cute! The Dangling Spiders are simply AWESOME!

October 22, 2012 10:25 PM
winnie dolderer said...

They are awesome. The candy corn one is darling and I love the dangling spider. The scary mask from the movie brought back some scary memories. Love your work..

October 22, 2012 11:05 PM
Vicki Bensinger said...

What are the candies that you used for the eyes on the spider bites? I just love those.

October 23, 2012 12:19 AM
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking said...

These are sooo cute Angie!! By the way, I’m with you on the caramel candy corn…we’ve gone through several bags of this already!

October 23, 2012 06:13 AM
Klementine said...

Awww…I love the spider pops with the webs! And the eyeball pops and the pops with little spiders crawling over them. Strange recurring theme there. But maybe it’s simply because being Australian I don’t have a particular fondness for candy corn? (We don’t have it here, you see.)

October 23, 2012 07:06 AM
Kate said...

These are all so cute. I love the candy corn pop and love eating candy corn. It’s like drinking an energy drink!

October 23, 2012 10:08 AM
Maricel Quirante said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the Halloween Ideas here! Thank you for sharing them, as always!

October 23, 2012 10:36 AM
RIMA said...

Every time you upload pops you’ve made, I think that they are my favorites, until the next time, that is! You really give me, an untrained, home baker, the encouragement to go a step beyond what I thought I could do! Thank you so much! Happy Halloween all the way from across the world!!

October 23, 2012 11:03 AM
Jennifer K. said...

I love your cake pop designs. I bought an americolor black ink pen to make some jack skellington cake pops but I feel like it drys out way too fast. Do you have any tips or tricks when using the pens???

October 23, 2012 11:21 AM
rasilla said...

omg! I love eating candy corn, but I don’t know if I would be able to munch on these as these are just too cute xD

October 23, 2012 11:59 AM
Katie Pinson said...

Nothing! We’re in the process of moving. Though I did make a pretty nice no-bake pumpkin cream cheesecake for our small group, if I do say so myself. ; )

October 23, 2012 01:32 PM
Seanna Lea said...

I love the webs. I have plenty of candy melts for a separate project for my lovely husband (lime curd filled brains). I’ll have to try my hand at making my own webs.

October 23, 2012 02:41 PM
Pete said...

Lots of great ideas here! I especially like the candy corn pops!

If anyone has any holiday recipes, here’s your chance to share them – this newsletter I like is putting on a holiday recipe competition!

Here’s the link if you’re interested: link to

October 23, 2012 03:09 PM
Shelan said...

I’m making pumpkin cupcakes! Yummers!

October 23, 2012 05:13 PM
Laura said...

These are so cute! If I had time/money and parents weren’t worried about razor blades in apples, I’d make these for trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood… as it is, I’ll have to just share with friends. Mmmm!

October 23, 2012 05:43 PM
Jaye Lynne R said...

I’ve been wanting to try avocado frosting for a while so I’m making a Frankenstein cake for a party this weekend. If it works I’ll use it again to make Yoda cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday.

Also, I’m thinking that with some sparkle the spider webs could be snowflakes. Since I love snowmen, I might have to try this for Christmas.

October 23, 2012 05:45 PM
Sol said...

Hi, Bakerella, my name is Sol, I’m from Argentina, I love your page, I love to cook sweet things, I recently discovered your website, and I’m totally in love!, I’m figuring out where I can learn pastries near where I live. I make cake lollipops Argentina with a recipe, I’m going to go for you to try, is a very sweet sauce and very common in my country, as common as peanut paste in your country, the name of the sauce is’ ‘dulce de leche”
this is the recipe:
Whole milk 2 liters
Sugar 700 g
Glucose 300 g
1 tsp vanilla extract
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Place in a pan of whole milk.
Add the sugar and bring to a boil.
  Finally incorporate glucose and vanilla essence
Mix and let it take boiling point. The preparation will begin taking amber.
Add to prepare a glass balls to prevent burning. Cook for 1 hour over low heat. Stir from time to time.
Dissolve baking soda in water and add to the pan.
Continue cooking for 40 minutes mixing with a wooden spoon.
Once you have reached the 106 º C, the sweet is ready.

It can be mixed with angel food cake and truffles are riquisimas

I hope you like this recipe and you can make it.
many kisses
You are a genius!
byeeee, Sol from Argentina

October 23, 2012 07:30 PM
Vyvacious said...

Hahaha! I love all your designs. I’m so sad we don’t have a Hobby Lobby here in Southern CA but I hear talk that one will open soon in Huntington Beach! I sure hope so :)

October 23, 2012 08:05 PM
Heidi said...

I have plans in my head to do a little haunted house cake pops…now I just have to find the time to make it! Aside from cake pops, I’m making candy corn cupcake and pumpkin cupcakes for the bake sale at my daughter’s school and spooky cookies for her class!

October 23, 2012 10:19 PM
Kelly said...

I really want to try marshmallows that look like King Boo fron Mario. Just seems to me they would be very cute :)

October 24, 2012 08:41 AM
Lindsay said...

You are amazing!! So creative! I love all of them…

October 24, 2012 10:27 AM
Kierstin said...

Hello! My suggestion for your next HALLOWEEN cake bites is to go scary & gory :). Make little brains, severed limbs, gooey gross booger noses. I know, disgusting. But fun for boys! They would love that stuff! :)

October 24, 2012 11:17 AM
Kierstin said...

What about fall leaves? You could swirl different fall colored chocolate melts to create the changing colorful leaves. Those would be so cute for a fall table place ‘cards’ for thanksgiving.

Ok, I’ll stop commenting now :)

October 24, 2012 11:27 AM
Kierstin said...

My other comments didn’t post… I was thinking that it would be fun to do some gross pops too. Like severed limbs, brains, etc. also, it would be cute to make a cornucopia with runts candy as the filling! :)

October 24, 2012 11:29 AM
CateS said...

I just wanted to stop by and say that I love reading your blog and seeing your creativeness!! I never thought that there would be so much to see in cake pops, etc.!!

October 24, 2012 12:20 PM
Chrissy Sparks (Brush Dance) said...

You are so creative. I love your photos & the cute things you come up with… LOVE!!!!

October 24, 2012 03:15 PM
Donna said...

The Candy Corn Pops are absolutely adorable! Perhaps the cutest Halloween “costume” for a cake pop I have ever seen. Perfect for both the young and young at heart.

October 24, 2012 11:14 PM
Susan said...

Once again, you are so awesome! Just so stinking cute. No sweet treats for us this time around. I think the candy will be enough. (Don’t forget the cereal – only sugary cereal we eat all year – Count Chocula, Frankenberry & Booberry.) Once October dies down I am so ready for Fall baking though.

October 24, 2012 11:22 PM
Nadeen said...

Bakerella! I love your cake pops they are amazing! I always tried to make cake pops but it’s really hard I went to your web site and now it’s a piece of cake.
Please can you make a app so we can download it to help us cook

October 25, 2012 03:07 AM
Valerie said...

Those candy corn cake pops look adorable like kawaii (Cute) for your mouth.
My attempts at Halloween baking have not went over well this year; hockey puck Halloween cupcakes anyone.
Looking at these I should try something again.

October 25, 2012 08:10 AM
amirah said...

i know how it feels like when you enter a baking supply store and just go gaga for all the stuffs there…happens to me all the time! :)

October 25, 2012 12:42 PM
Amber Maddux said...

you are W-A-Y to good at this!!!!!

October 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Reo said...

i love your cake pops

October 25, 2012 01:27 PM
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