Friday, February 1, 2008

Chocolate Cupcake Pops

Okay, so I guess you can tell I am in a dipping kind of mood lately. I had an idea for these candy covered cupcake pops and I had to see if I could pull them off. I can’t decide if these look like ice cream sundaes or not. But when I made them I did have cupcakes in mind. Either way, I’m excited about how cute they came out. They follow the same idea as the cake pops (chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting mixed together and covered with candy coating). However, these were a little more difficult to decorate… more steps. I only wish I had a third and fourth hand to take pics of the process when I made them.

Here they are on a stick…
Cupcake Lollipops

And off…
Cupcake Cake Bites

Red Velvet Cake Balls (basic recipe)
Cake Pops

Cyndi said...

Those are absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love your creativity!

February 1, 2008 05:42 AM
Kristina said...

Way too creative! I’ve been loving your blog. Lots of cute things/ideas to look at!

February 1, 2008 05:51 AM
csquad said...

Hi again! i’m glad the austin cupcake business did the right thing and there was a happy ending :)
i wanted to comment again on how i really enjoy seeing you take a concept and play with it. it’s nice to see these cake pops evolve, and i can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

February 1, 2008 05:52 AM
sharyl said...

my oh my! these are yet another awesome idea. you are so creative! i wanna make everything you have on your blog. too bad my creative juices only flow on very limited amounts.

keep up the good work! your’s is one of my favorite blogs thus far!

February 1, 2008 06:10 AM
morgana said...

So cute…. I must try! They looks like doll cakes for tea time in a doll’s house. Lovely idea.

February 1, 2008 07:32 AM
linda said...

They are too cute!

February 1, 2008 09:40 AM
Jessica said...

I’m usually hesitant to approve anything described as “adorable,” but how could I say no to these? Very enticing; I can tell you put a lot of care into their creation!

February 1, 2008 12:04 PM
bittersweetblog said...

How creative, these are just wonderful! I wasn’t so crazy about the cake-on-a-stick idea before, but now I want to make these!

February 1, 2008 12:16 PM
Sarah said...

Those are so cute…they totally look like little cupcakes on a stick! I am always envious of others creativity!

February 1, 2008 12:28 PM
VeggieGirl said...

cupcake lollipops?? how fun!! they’re so precious!! :0D

February 1, 2008 01:03 PM
danirose87 said...

I am blown away by the beauty of these “pops”. They are so cute and you are sooo inspiring.

February 1, 2008 01:09 PM
Retro Bakery said...

INCREDIBLE. Those look amazing. Great job!!

February 1, 2008 01:41 PM
Bethany said...


February 1, 2008 05:44 PM
Brilynn said...

I was impressed with the cake balls, but these are outstanding! Wow!

February 1, 2008 05:46 PM
Hilary said...

So cute!!

February 1, 2008 05:52 PM
jai said...

this is beautiful! I’m not a baker but i would love to try making these for my little cousins , my question is , WHTA are candy melts? and do you melt them the same way as you would chocolate (for ganache).i wish a method was posted for this , im in love with these little beauties.

February 1, 2008 06:10 PM
Rachelle said...

These are the cutest little things I’ve seen! Did you use a shaped pan for them? Love your pics and blog!

February 1, 2008 06:30 PM
Erin C said...

Those are the most gorgeous little desserts ever. So creative!!

February 1, 2008 07:41 PM
Maryann said...

These are adorable and unique. I love them :)

February 1, 2008 11:53 PM
20 said...

These are ridiculously cute. I can’t wait for an excuse to make them.

February 1, 2008 11:59 PM
Bakerella said...

Cyndi – thank you

Kristina – thanks -I’m trying to keep it fun.

csquad – thanks again for letting me know. A lot of people wouldn’t take the time.

sharyl – thanks so much!

morgana – thanks, a co-worker said they looked like little smurf houses

linda – thank you

Jessica – yeah, these took a little while working with all the elements. I’m glad you like:)

bittersweetblog – Yeah, cupcake on a stick is much cuter.

Sarah – thanks

VeggieGirl – thank you

danirose87 – I’m glad you like them.

Retro Bakery – thanks. How’s the bakery coming?

Bethany – thanks

Brilynn – they were definitely more work. But fun.

Hilary – thanks

jai – I used chocolate bark and candy coating (or candy melts) for these. You can find chocolate and white bark at the grocery store and chocolate and some colors of candy melts at craft stores. It’s basically chocolate for dipping or forming in molds. I melt them in the microwave and then dip the items in. I would have posted a photo process, but it was all I could do to focus on making them.

Rachelle – I molded them by hand and used a cookie cutter to form the bottoms

Erin C – thank you.

Maryann – thanks – don’t wait for an excuse. go for it.

February 2, 2008 02:40 AM
Miss Scarlett said...

This picture made me smile. What a brilliant idea.

February 2, 2008 03:17 AM
Retro Bakery said...

Bakery is coming along. Crossing my fingers to open NEXT WEEK!!!!

February 2, 2008 03:33 AM
Retro Bakery said...

One question:
where do YOU buy your rainbow jimmies?

February 2, 2008 03:38 AM
Bakerella said...

That’s exciting. I found these jimmies at Kroger in the ice cream condiment section. They’re thinner and more pastel than some of the others i’ve come across.

February 2, 2008 03:46 AM
Tartelette said...

Your creativity will never cease to amaze me…this is too cute for words!

February 2, 2008 05:59 AM
cakebrain said...

Those are amazing! So cute!

February 2, 2008 06:26 AM
Jules said...

These are absolutely fantastic! I wish I had the talent to create these.

February 2, 2008 10:46 AM
renman said...

GREAT idea — obviously just one of many you’ve had.

BTW – you’re gaining a very positive reputation on

stop over there sometime and share even more “cake” love!

February 2, 2008 01:50 PM
Nanette said...

I’m making the original Red Velvet Bites right now for a baby shower I’m attending tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll be a HIT! Thanks for the inspiration!

February 2, 2008 06:57 PM
J. Keeler said...

You are indeed a very talented lady–wow!!! You mentioned you molded by hand and used a cookie cutter to form the bottoms—I’m still trying to visualize. did you roll them into a round and then pushed cookie cutter up half-way?? What kind of cookie cutter. Sorry for being a pest but I’d like to try to do these–I just can’t figure out the shape you start with.

February 2, 2008 07:34 PM
jesse said...

these are so great! i love the idea of using a lollipop stick!

February 3, 2008 12:23 AM
pjmesser said...

I can’t get enough of your blog!! I love it- love it. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas.

February 3, 2008 12:49 AM
Morgan said...

Get out of town! Are you for real??? These look AMAZING!!


February 3, 2008 01:11 AM
Bakerella said...

Tartelette – thank you.

cakebrain – thanks, too!

Jules – you should just give it a try. Worst case, you can still eat it.

renman – thanks, I’ll check it out.

Nanette – that’s great. You’ll be the hit of the party.

jkeeler – you visualized correct. I used a mini metal flower cutter. It was part of an assortment in a tin that I found at Williams-Sonoma.

jesse – thanks, it definitely makes them cuter.

pjmesser – your very welcome.

Morgan – thanks!

February 3, 2008 03:04 AM
Stef said...

These are beyond adorable! I love them!!

February 3, 2008 06:47 AM
Cindy. Lo. said...

They’re….they’re so cute!
I don’t wanna put them into my mouth,
They’re too cute to be eaten!

February 3, 2008 07:57 AM
Peabody said...

Those are pretty much the cutiest thing ever.

February 3, 2008 11:32 AM
Dayna said...

Wouldn’t these adorable things put one over the top of the PTA crowd?
Petit perfection.

February 4, 2008 02:36 AM
Bakerella said...

Stef – thank you

Cindy. Lo. – thanks, that made them all the more fun to eat.

Peabody – thank you

Dayna – that’s a cute description.

February 4, 2008 05:28 AM
Marianna said...

Oh my goodness!!! FABULOUS! I must try this once- you are very creative!

February 4, 2008 03:33 PM
Anonymous said...

I was so inspired by these little beauties that I had to make them right away. I used chocolate cake mix and chocolate ready-to-spread frosting and they ROCKED. Decadent little bundles of love.

February 4, 2008 10:27 PM
Bakerella said...

Thank you marianna!

anonymous – try the red velvet sometime, those are yummy, too!

February 5, 2008 01:21 AM
maybe strawberry said...

these are so adorable!!!! you are so creative! i found your site on cupcakes take the cake. i’m so glad they linked to your site so i could see the rest of your creations. everything on your site is so great!

February 5, 2008 02:44 AM
farmerjulie said...

these are so darling! How creative you are!!
Love your blog!!

February 5, 2008 05:27 AM
nicole green said...

these are too cute for words. i’ve been on a hunt looking for cute cupcakes to make for my birthday tomorrow and these are just perfect. :) i’m going to try making some tonight!

February 5, 2008 07:26 PM
oksana said...

oimgosh you are my hero! my two favorite things combined into ONE!!! thanks for being a cupcake goddess and brining all this goodness to others.

February 5, 2008 09:46 PM
Bakerella said...

maybe strawberry – thanks, I love CTTC.

farmerjulie – thank you.

nicole green – cool and happy birthday!

oksana – thanks a bunch.

February 5, 2008 1:46 PM

February 6, 2008 12:05 AM
kristyn311 said...

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I really tried making them but I came no where near cute little cupcakes haha. They were very tasty though, next time they will look much cuter!

February 7, 2008 06:15 AM
Karen said...

Amazing! I have to try these!

February 9, 2008 12:34 AM
flyingdutchman said...

these look delicious and fun. i’m making them for a party on saturday night.

February 11, 2008 06:26 PM
Bakerella said...

kristyn311 – I’m glad they were tasty

Karen – hope you do.

flyingdutchman – they’ll be a hit!

February 12, 2008 01:28 AM
Cookie4 said...

Hi Bakerella – I came across a thread on Cake Central which lead me to your site. All I can say is “incredible”!!!! These little cupcakes are so attractive. I stayed up last night making my grocery list to purchase everything I needed to make them today but I need a little more instruction on the shaping. Is there anyway you can describe the process in detail or even post a few pics? I really want to make these for Valentines and send them to work with daughter. Even thought I’d place the sticks into a read heart shaped vase I found at Michaels. Thanks for youre reply?

February 12, 2008 03:52 AM
Bakerella said...

The shaping is pretty simple. Roll into compact balls using your hands and chill in fridge for a while. When chilled, take a small flower cookie or round shaped cutter (almost an inch tall)and push part of ball through. Form a mound with the part that is still sticking out. Then just push the shaped ball back out from the bottom carefully. And touch up the shape using your hands. Return them to chill for a while before dipping in chocolate bark. And if your making lollipops, you can go ahead and insert sticks, too. Hope that helps a little.

February 12, 2008 04:41 AM
Cookie4 said...

Thank you for the details on constructing these little goodies. I noticed from your picture you dip the entire item in dark chocolate first, then after it hardens dipping into the pink melts – great idea!

On a separate note, I love your photography on all your baked items – is photography your 2nd passion next to baking. You do wonderful work on that as well.

February 12, 2008 03:51 PM
amy * stem * said...

Found you through hostessblog and all I can say is CUTE. I’m more into decorating than baking but may have to try these for a The Sweetest Thing shower I’m throwing soon.

Love your site!

February 12, 2008 06:09 PM
cyndi & lee said...

So, so cute! I LOVE THEM!!! Now you have me tempted to try something like this for Valentine’s Day.

February 12, 2008 07:20 PM
Melissa DiStefano said...

These would make great wedding favors! I love them!!! You are just so creative!

February 12, 2008 08:01 PM
Sharp Lily said...

Genius!!! They look so delish!

February 12, 2008 11:02 PM
Bakerella said...

cookie4 – Thank you. I do like taking pics almost as much as creating the subjects.

amy stem, cyndi & lee, melissa & sharp lily – Thank you!

February 13, 2008 02:32 AM
Ana said...

These are “The Cutest”! I love it!!

February 14, 2008 02:30 AM
Cindy Lyles said...

These have got to be THE MOST ADORABLE piece of edible food I have EVER SEEN~!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!

February 15, 2008 03:20 AM
We Are Not Martha said...

Best idea ever!!!!

I’m so excited…thank you so much :) :)

February 15, 2008 08:06 AM
elizabeth said...

these are the fridt thing I saw this morning (via How About Orange.) I cannot think of a better way to start my day. these are phenomenal.

February 15, 2008 02:31 PM
Florence said...

I’ve just seen these on How About Orange – they are gorgeous!

February 15, 2008 04:33 PM
Bakerella said...

ana, cindy, we are not martha (cute), elizabeth, and florence – thanks so much!

I’ll definitely have to visit How About Orange.

February 16, 2008 02:49 PM
Dorothy said...

These are the cutest! So glad I found your blog! Actually all of the posts I have seen so far are super clever!

February 18, 2008 01:33 AM
Bakerella said...

Thank you Dorothy.

February 18, 2008 05:13 PM
clare anita said...

I am new to this blog and wanted to tell you how cute these are.
I also wanted to say I tried them,freezing was very important.
I also added a little something I pressed a fork tines into the bottom edges and it gave even more of a cupcake paper look.
It really helped to get all the info(cookie cutter etc.)
The only problem I had at all,was the heat of the second coating(frosting,on cupcake)Wilton candy melt disks seemed to make the first coating of chocolate run a bit on the pink topping.
I think practice will help.
I will try to send some pics.
THANKS!!! for such a fun idea Bakerella!!!! =^-^=

February 18, 2008 07:15 PM
Bakerella said...

clare anita – I’m glad you tried them. They’ll be easier next time.

February 19, 2008 04:52 AM
Anonymous said...

This is great! I can’t wait to try it. Bakerella – how did you shape the cupcakes? Did you have a mold? Any tibits of info you can share with me before I try it this weekend? If I make these ahead of time (a wk before my son’s birthday party), can i freeze them ready-made for a week and defrost them before serving?

February 19, 2008 07:46 PM
Jen said...

Thank You Bakerella!! My son’s 2nd Birthday is coming up and I’m going to have to incorporate these into his cake. I’m thinking tiers of cupcake pops (pushed into styrofoam like you displayed) and then a mini cake on top for the Birthday Boy! Anyhow, thank you for the fabulous inspiration (and major kudos for always answering the comments…WOW, that must take some major time seeing how popular you are!) Best Wishes!

February 20, 2008 02:40 AM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – Just roll into compact balls using your hands and chill in fridge for a while. When chilled, take a small flower cookie or round shaped cutter (almost an inch tall) and push part of ball through. Form a mound with the part that is still sticking out. Then just push the shaped ball back out from the bottom carefully. And touch up the shape using your hands. Return them to chill for a while before dipping in chocolate bark.

I know they will last in the fridge or an airtight container for several days, but to be honest, I have never frozen them. The whole batch is always eaten.

Jen – You’re welcome and I hope it turns out fabulous for you!

February 20, 2008 03:45 AM
Hellooooo Gorgeous said...

these are adorable….ill have to try.

February 21, 2008 10:36 PM
Anonymous said...

I’ve read your instructions on how to mold the cupcake shape– I can’t follow what you mean. Can you explain it any differently! You are so creative, I enjoyed looking at all of your creations!

February 23, 2008 04:08 AM
MommySecrets said...

I know – 75 people have already told you how great this are! But I also have to say it – they’re the cutest cupcakes ever!!

February 24, 2008 01:40 AM
Bakerella said...

thanks hellooo gorgeous and mommysecrets!

Anonymous … I’ll try. it is hard to visualize. I’ll have to do again with pics. But here goes.

The shape: roll to form balls, about 1 inch, then take a ball, roll it so it’s a little oblong and start to fit into a small metal flower shaped cookie cutter. (mine had the shape of six petals and was about 1 inch tall)
push mixture through gently and fill the shape of the cookie cutter. Not all will fit in, so the rest sticks out of one side and you can form it into a mound with your fingers or the palm of your hand.
Then turn upside down. Sometimes, it will slide right out. If not, push it out very gently from the bottom using your fingers. Rotate and push using your finger so it comes out evenly. Then set it right side up and chill for a little while before dipping.

February 24, 2008 01:39 PM
alice said...

i love these little pops. they are so super cute.

February 24, 2008 11:26 PM
Anonymous said...

Thank you spo much for taking the time to explain it again– that helps alot!

February 24, 2008 11:29 PM
Red Lotus Mama said...

so so so cute!!!!

February 28, 2008 12:56 AM
So who am I? said...

Just happened upon your blog and I love all of these great ideas! Can’t wait to try the cakesicles.

February 28, 2008 11:51 AM
Anonymous said...

These will be so perfectly cute for my daughter’s Hello Kitty birthday party…. too bad its not ’til September!! Thanks for the great ideas. (I came from

February 28, 2008 08:19 PM
Anonymous said...

I love these! I would like to make these in the shape of a car for my son’s birthday – I realize that the car is one-sided (if that makes sense), or do you think I could freeze some cake in a pan, then cut out with cookie cutter for better success? Any ideas for shaping into other shapes, 3d or otherwise? Thanks, Jennifer

February 28, 2008 11:23 PM
Bakerella said...

red lotus mama – thanks!

so who am I? Hope you get a chance to try.

anonymous – Thank you, I’ll have to visit them.

Jennifer – after you mix the cooked, cooled cake and frosting and it has chilled. You could probably take some of the mixture, flatten it on a cookie sheet aa little and use a car shaped metal cookie cutter. (almost an inch high) Then you’ll have to use your fingers to push it out of the cutter carefully. Without trying first, that’s what I think might work. Also, keep your shape should be on the smaller side and a simple side. Hope that helps some.

February 29, 2008 03:22 AM
Jenny said...

these have got to be the cutest things i’ve ever seen! my husband was in the room when i discovered your little cupcakes and he kept on laughing at me because i kept repeating “oh my gosh, these are so cute!” over and over again. i can’t wait to make them.

February 29, 2008 07:27 AM
Stella and Mark Coomes said...

I’m not much of a baker (at all) but I want to attempt to make these….where can I (where did you) find a flower shaped cookie cutter? and the purpose of its use is to help me make the mound? I really hope that next time you can take a picture of that process. I’m much more of a visual person and that part of the process is stumping me. I LOOOOOVE your blog.

February 29, 2008 06:58 PM
Sarah said...

I am amazed at how cute these are! I am picturing these stuck into a cute glass scattered across the table at my daughters 1st birthday party and LOVING it! Thank so much for the great idea. Hopefully I can make them a cute as yours!

March 1, 2008 07:34 PM
Dianne Young Erwin said...

Love this idea and i am going to try to recreate them for my sons first birthday carnival. One question i do have is how do you get them into the cupcake shape? Thanks

March 2, 2008 08:12 PM
Bakerella said...

Jenny – that’s funny.

Stella and Mark Coomes – I found it at Williams-Sonoma, but I’m not sure if they still sell them. I used it to form the bottom part of the cupcakes. Next time, I’ll give pics. But it was actually the first time I had made these and I didn’t know they were going to be such a big hit.

Here’s another brand
link to

Sarah – that sounds fun!

Dianne Young Erwin – The shaping is pretty simple. Roll into compact balls using your hands and chill in fridge for a while. When chilled, take a small flower cookie or round shaped cutter (almost an inch tall)and push part of ball through. Form a mound with the part that is still sticking out. Then just push the shaped ball back out from the bottom carefully. And touch up the shape using your hands. Return them to chill for a while before dipping in chocolate bark.

March 2, 2008 10:41 PM
Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it! just wondering what you use for molding it into a cupcake.
Thanks in advance.

March 3, 2008 12:24 AM
Stella and Mark Coomes said...

One more question…did you use the red velvet cake mix for those cupcake lollipops? It looks more chocolate-y than red velvet. My grocery stores don’t sell a red velvet cake mix—is it safe to assume that using another kind would be fine? Also, chocolate bark–is that just those slabs of chocolate that some stores sell? How much would I need? Thanks again. :-)

March 3, 2008 03:31 AM
justin said...

I was at hobby lobby this weekend and found a small flower cookie cutter like the one you described. It came in a set of 6 and was 19.99, but with the 40% coupon was worth it.

March 3, 2008 03:05 PM
Anonymous said...

Bakerella: No need to repeat yourself on how you form your cupcake shape. I just read all the comment that other people have ask you…Now I know how to do it…Thanks again and God Bless for sharing. can’t wait to see the step by step photo next time.

March 3, 2008 10:27 PM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – glad you found what you needed.

Stella and Mark Coomes – I used chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting for the pops. You can use any flavor combo you like. The bark I buy is like small bricks of chocolate. It also says candy coating on the package.

justin – great deal! Sounds like you probably found the right one. They are metal if I didn’t mention before.

March 4, 2008 01:24 AM
Anonymous said...

BakerElla: Instead of step by step pictures, can you post a “YOUTUBE” on how to make it instead? Just an idea….

March 4, 2008 02:21 AM
Jacqueline said...

Bakerella you are so talented!! I’m going to give the cupcake lollipops a try this weekend. I hope it works! It looks really difficult.

March 4, 2008 02:40 AM
Tori said...

You are so nice to post your instructions over and over again…such patience. ;)

And I must say that these are stinkin’ cute and I am going to make them soon! Thanks for sharing!

March 5, 2008 03:50 AM
Bakerella said...

Anonymous – I thought about that. I might try it.

Jacqueline – I hope it works for you too.

Tori – thanks!

March 6, 2008 04:40 AM
Anonymous said...

I’ll be waiting for your “youtube” post if and when you decide.

March 6, 2008 11:23 PM
Tori said...

Another question for you…after dipping the cake balls, did you stand them up in styrofoam or something else? I can’t figure out where to put them without lying them down and then having a flat side.

March 12, 2008 06:57 AM
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