It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And, what’s a better way to start the season than with Christmas Cake Pops!

First up… Reindeers. Super cute.

Reindeer Cake Pops [1]

But wait, I think they need red noses.

Reindeer Cake Pops [2]

No, still not right.

Santa's Reindeer Pops [3]

Okay, that’s better. One Rudolph and Santa’s eight tiny reindeer. (Okay, six.)

Now, how about some Santa Pops!

Santa Hat Cake Pops [4]

Santa Hat Cake Pops [5]

And, of course, things wouldn’t be complete without these…

Christmas Tree Cake Pops [6]

Christmas Tree Cake Pops [7]

Hope you like them. And, of course they are red velvet cake inside for Christmas.

Here’s what I used to decorate:

Heads: Chocolate Candy Melts [8]
Antlers: ABC Pretzels I found at the World Market chain. The E, F, and Y letters work great. (If you can’t find these, just use regular or mini pretzel twists and break them in half for a pair of antlers.)
Noses: Red lemon heads, red m&ms, or anything red and round will work, brown m&ms
Eyes: Mini Confetti Sprinkles [9] (the white ones)
Expressions: Americolor Edible Ink Pens (Black) [10]
Paper Lollipop Sticks [11]

Make the reindeers: Make regular cake pops using the chocolate candy melts. You can adhere the antlers while the reindeer pops are still wet or wait until they are dry and then apply a small dab of chocolate to the head to glue the antlers on. Once dry, you can also add the eyes and noses by gluing. Then using the edible ink pen, draw the mouths and dot your eyes.

Santa Hats
Hats: Red Candy Melts [12] and White Candy Melts [13]
Fur: white sugar crystal sprinkles [14]
Balls: white coated expresso beans, gumballs, yogurt covered peanuts will work
Paper Lollipop Sticks [11]

Make the Hats: Make a cone shape instead of a ball. Put in the freezer until firm. Then, holding the top part of the hat, dip the bottoms in white candy melts, insert the lollipop stick and set in a styrofoam block to dry. Once dry, dip the tops in red candy melts so that it meets where the white ends. Gently place the balls to the top of the hat while still wet. Let them dry. Then, use a toothpick to generously dab more white candy melts all around the bottom of the hat. While still wet, sprinkle the sugar crystals on.

Christmas Trees
Trees: Green Candy Melts [15]
Stars: Jumbo Star Sprinkles [16]
Ornaments: Rainbow chip sprinkles [17]
Paper Lollipop Sticks [11]

Decorate the trees: Make a cone shape instead of a ball and insert the lollipop sticks as usual. Place in the freezer until firm. Dip the entire tree in green candy melts. While still wet, you can use a toothpick to create the branches. When the trees are dry, you can also use toothpicks to apply a drop of green melted candy to the tree in the places you want the ornaments to be.

Now, if you haven’t made the regular Cake Pops before, then read this Cake Pop How-to [18] for help.

Happy Holidays!

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