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.

Reo said...

I love your cake pops that is really cool your good at making cake pops

October 25, 2012 01:28 PM
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik said...

I don’t know how you do it! You always come up with an original…there are SO many cake pop ideas out there now and yours are always that…yours. Love the new spider pops with the chocolate web. ;)

October 25, 2012 03:16 PM
Sue {munchkin munchies} said...

I especially ADORE the candy corn!

October 26, 2012 12:17 PM
Kimberly said...

You’re cake pop ideas are brillant. How about a werewolf cake pop? I would love to see that.

Your Christmas book is right on time (pre-ordered) I got mine a week ago. I’m making those silver bells. Edible spray paint…really. AWESOMEEEEEEEEEE!!

October 26, 2012 12:27 PM
Kimberly said...

Sorry about my misuse of the word “You’re” I meant Your. comment 103. I got a little excited. :)

October 26, 2012 12:30 PM
Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I want to hop through the screen and gobble these up!

October 26, 2012 08:32 PM
buttercream bakehouse said...

love the spider web. You are always so creative.

October 26, 2012 08:56 PM
Maddie said...


October 27, 2012 10:17 AM
Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

I love the edible web toppers for the spiders, what a fabulous idea.

October 27, 2012 03:30 PM
Lizy B said...

Love these….as always! I think the creepy crawlies with the spiders on the stick are my favorite!

October 27, 2012 10:02 PM
Helen said...

All of these look so damn good!!

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October 28, 2012 04:57 PM
Angie said...

I love love love the white pops with spiders on them. Adorable!!

October 29, 2012 06:37 AM
amalina said...

1 word…..CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 30, 2012 09:42 PM
kelly said...

I have never been able to get the edible marker to “paint” onto the coating. Do you use a certain brand.

October 31, 2012 11:59 AM
Anonymous said...

I Love you and your creativity!! You are a inspiration for a future aspiring Pastry chef and a DIY mom. Thanks!!

October 31, 2012 03:29 PM
Terry said...

Forgot to leave my name.. lol
Anonymous said…
I Love you and your creativity!! You are a inspiration for a future aspiring Pastry chef and a DIY mom. Thanks!!

October 31, 2012 03:31 PM
Monica said...

I keep meaning to ask about your candy melts and dipping. I got some of the candy melt wafers (from Michaels) in orange and some in white. We made the cake balls using strawberry cake, so it was pink. After one coat of the colors, you could still see the pink right through both the orange and the white melts. Do you do more than one coat for your lighter colors? Or is there something with how I’m dipping mine that it’s thinning out? I didn’t add anything, no colorings or flavors to my melts.

November 1, 2012 06:54 PM
Robert said...

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November 5, 2012 06:29 AM
Ivonskisae said...

i’m from small town and in this stupid town haven’t a sweet shop!

November 15, 2012 05:35 AM
bea said...

this is really super cool.. i love it.

November 20, 2012 02:07 AM
lydia said...

wow your sweet treats are seriously amazing and i don’t know how you come up with these cute little cake pops. I came up with some of my own but they are not as amazing as yours, anyway i was looking at your website and i was gob smacked
i honestly couldn’t believe that anyone could make them that good………… are amazing and thank you for showing everyone just how awesome you and your cake pops are;)

December 15, 2012 05:49 PM
hat dieu rang muoi said...

yeah I really love your cake, it looks great

October 14, 2013 03:27 AM
lindsey said...


October 14, 2013 05:31 PM
lindsey said...


October 14, 2013 05:31 PM
Star said...

How do you write on the chocolate pops? Every time I try to use my Wilton markers it picks up the waxiness from the chocolate, and will not write more than a couple of strokes.

October 28, 2013 01:41 PM
Olivia said...

Love them!!!!???????????????? so cute

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