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.
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! These little guys have big faces and can pull off big eyes. (found at Hobby Lobby)
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.
But that’s not all. Let’s use the eyes again. On some spiders this time.
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.
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.
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.
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 
Eyeball Cake Pops 
Sweet Ghosts  from a couple of weeks ago.
And then there’s all these little Spooky Sweets  I made a few years ago.
And these too. Yikes!
What should I make next for Halloween?
What treats are you guys making? Spill all the spooky sweets.
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