Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops (and a giveaway)

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops

I’m sharing these sweet stuffed stockings from my book, Cake Pops Holidays with you guys today. (Plus, there’s a holiday giveaway at the end, too!)

These stockings are one of my favorite designs in the book and they’re actually easier to decorate than the look.

candy wafers

You start out by shaping the crumbled cake and frosting into thick socks – the stockings – and then you dip them in melted candy coating.

You can coat the stockings with any color candy wafers that you like, but I went with dark pink, green, and light blue. Still fun and festive without being straight up red and green. After they dry, dip them in melted white coating for the cuffs and then you can start bringing them to life with random sprinkles and decorations.

Or you could leave them toyless, but they’ll be way happier stuffed with toys inside.

Plus, that’s the most fun for me. Playing and finding fun candies to decorate with.


These are a few of the shapes I used. Candy canes, gingerbread men, candy snaps … plus, my can’t live without sprinkle – white sugar crystals.

But there are tons of sprinkles that would work. You just need to find simple shapes since the stockings are so small.

Here’s the full how-to from my book.

Stuffed Stockings Cake Pops

Servings: 48 cake pops


  • 9 X 13 cake, cooled (makes up to 48 cake pops)
  • Frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 48 oz colored candy coating
  • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • 48 lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
  • 16 oz white candy coating
  • Small, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • Assorted sprinkles for toys, such as candy canes, gingerbread men, and flowers
  • Toothpicks
  • Sanding sugar
  • 96 snowflake sprinkles


  1. Crumble cake and mix with 2/3 - 3/4 container of ready made frosting or about 1 cup equivalent homemade until completely combined. Roll into 48 balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
  2. Shape them, one at a time, into stockings. You can use wax paper to aid in shaping the sides. After starting the shape, take one side of your stocking shape and slide it on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Flip and repeat for each side to help create a flat surface while continuing to shape by hand.
  3. After shaping, put the shaped cakes in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up for dipping. Once they are firm, transfer them to the refrigerator.
  4. Melt the candy coating in the deep microwave-safe bowl, following the instructions on the package. The coating should be about 3 in deep for easier dipping. When you are ready to dip, remove a few shaped stockings at a time from the refrigerator, keeping the rest chilled.
  5. One at a time, dip about 1/2 in of the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert the dipped end straight into the bottom of the stocking shape, pushing it no more than halfway through. Dip the cake pop into the melted coating. Gently lift the pop out of the coating and tap off any excess. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
  6. Melt white candy coating in the small microwave-safe bowl. Dip the tops into the white coating to make the cuffs. While the coating is still wet, place several of the “toy” sprinkles on top. Return to the Styrofoam block and let dry completely.
  7. When dry, use a toothpick to apply more white candy coating on the surface of the cuffs. Sprinkle with sanding sugar over a large bowl so you can reuse it. Use the edge of a clean toothpick to straighten any rough edges by gently pressing it along the bottoms of the cuffs.
  8. To decorate the front of the stockings, attach 2 snowflake sprinkles on each using melted candy coating as glue and dot on more coating for extra detail. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
Source: Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

Frosty Friends Mini Kit

And today, because the holidays are fast approaching, I’m giving away a copy of my book along with the Frosty Friends Mini Kit.


I’m also giving away my Cake Pops Toy to the lucky winner!

Here’s a few pics of the toy since I haven’t posted them in a while.

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

Cake Pops Toy

It would totally make a sweet present for someone that loves baking and decorating. It’s still available at Toys R Us in the US and Wal-Mart in Canada if you need a gift idea.

Cake Pops Toy

The molds that come with the toy could also help make many of the pops in the book, like the presents, Christmas trees, holly, jingle bells, nutcrackers, elves and much more.

Cake Pops Toy

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Cake Pops Holidays plus the Cake Pops Toy and Frosty Friends Mini Kit.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’re looking forward to baking or tasting this holiday season. What’s your favorite festive treat?
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, time’s up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening.

Good luck!

P.S. – I’m having a book signing Tuesday, December 10 at Chef Central in Paramus, NJ. If you’re in the area, come say hi… I’d love to meet you!




I just picked the winner and it’s comment #301!

I think Debra is going to be pretty excited. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the book and toy!

Denise Pannell said...

I am looking forward to baking soft sugar cookies cut outs this Christmas

December 11, 2013 12:38 AM
Stephanie W said...

Chocolate Crackle Cookies!!! Yeah

December 11, 2013 12:41 AM
melissa said...

I just love getting little treats here & there from friends & neighbors especially late at night. It gives me a little treat to snack on ;)

December 11, 2013 12:41 AM
Karen Y said...

Your pops are always perfect! Going to enjoy my mom’s Christmas baking.

December 11, 2013 12:45 AM
Amanda Springer said...

I am looking forward to baking homemade sugar cookies this year! I am also looking forward to tasting some petit fours!

December 11, 2013 01:06 AM
Clara C said...

I am looking forward to making Christmas theme cake pops for the first time! :D I can’t wait!! :D

December 11, 2013 01:12 AM
Nikki said...

I can’t wait to make sticky gingerbread. I make them in christmas tree moulds, then ice them with green icing and put little m&ms as the lights. The people at work love them!

December 11, 2013 01:29 AM
chonte said...

gingerbread reindeer!!

December 11, 2013 01:35 AM
Anuya said...

These stockings look awesome !!
This holiday season I’m looking forward to baking brownies with a healthy twist.. Whole wheat flour ????
Happy Holidays Bakerella and thank you for all the inspiration!!

December 11, 2013 02:02 AM
Jellie said...

Oh the stuffed christmas socks look lovely! I’m looking forward to baking cinnamon cupcakes and a cake that looks like a treestump.

December 11, 2013 02:03 AM
Sara said...

I’m really looking forward to perfecting the art of caramel corn – specifically the Chicago style blend of caramel and cheese corn – to give away as Christmas gifts. So delicious! And what a fun giveaway :)

December 11, 2013 02:15 AM
Anuya said...

These stockings look awesome !!
This holiday season I’m looking forward to baking brownies with whole wheat flour !!
Happy Holidays Bakerella and thank you for all the inspiration!!

December 11, 2013 02:23 AM
Jackie Shoemaker said...

I can’t wait to start baking cookies this holiday, I always make butterballs and chocolate chip cookies!

December 11, 2013 02:30 AM
Kelly said...

Puppy chow/reindeer mix! It’s the best during the holidays. :)

December 11, 2013 04:04 AM
Badette said...

I’m looking forward in making chocolate crinkles and choco-banana muffin this Christmas! I’ll be baking with my family then.. sooo excited! Merry Christmas Bakerella and to all your blog followers :)

December 11, 2013 04:10 AM
Mari Lin said...

Looking forward to finally being able to bake cookies for santa with my son over the holidays. A fav family treat is always stuffed red velvet cookies ;-)

December 11, 2013 04:11 AM
Jamie Sleath said...

Last year I made a semi-successful (it was a flop) bouche de noel. I may try my hand at it again this year!

December 11, 2013 04:30 AM
Emma Brennan said...

I’m looking forward to baking with my cousin, we want to make Mini Mississippi Mud Pies and Hazelnut and Orange Biscotti! Merry Christmas x

December 11, 2013 04:41 AM
Soula said...

Love making cookies!!!!!

December 11, 2013 05:01 AM
Jenny said...

Lots of chocolate!!!!!!!!!

December 11, 2013 05:02 AM
Carolsue said...

I am looking forward to eating my Mom’s Eggnog Fudge. It is soooo good!

December 11, 2013 05:23 AM
Carol said...

making bread!

December 11, 2013 05:30 AM
Eleonora A. said...

I am looking to bake christmas cookies

December 11, 2013 05:44 AM
Mona said...

I have to go with my homemade and decorated festive holiday cookies :-)

December 11, 2013 06:24 AM
Zoe White said...

Me and my Boyfriend are hosting our first Christmas Family Gathering this weekend! We are going to attempt a Chocolate Yule Log! Yummy.

December 11, 2013 06:24 AM
Amanda said...

I love sugar cookies! To me they scream Christmas time!

December 11, 2013 06:25 AM
Alexa said...

Hey ! I’m pretty new to the cake pops world, but I’ve got a feeling that I’ll be pretty local around. Just met them this year, but they’re the revelation for me. Don’t have a special machine for making them, but making them by hand isn’t as hard as it looks.
Cake pops ruuuule !
p.s. slowly falling for more and more sweets around here.
Keep the recepies coming !

December 11, 2013 06:44 AM
Lisa said...

Last year I made macaroons where the meringue were infused with saffron and the buttercream hade gingerbread-spices, they were a BIG hit and I definitely plan on doing them this year again! Yum!

December 11, 2013 06:54 AM
Davina said...

Holiday cookies!

December 11, 2013 07:50 AM
Polar Dolar said...

I am looking forward to some yum yum chocolate chip cookies!

December 11, 2013 07:58 AM
Alice Demps said...

I just happened to come across this site, I love it . These are the cutest things I have ever seem. I can’t wait to try to make some of them. My daughter’s best friend is having a baby and I am going to do the babyface, but I check the tags, the ones you used for the babyfaces bibs were not there. Could you reissue those please. Thank you.

December 11, 2013 08:06 AM
Vicky said...

My oldest (4 years old) really wants to make gingerbread cookies this year, so I’m looking forward to making those (he wants bears and not people) and letting him decorate them.

December 11, 2013 08:25 AM
Ann Thompson said...

My favorite Christmas treat is rice kfispie treats with red and green M7M’s in them. You can shape them like cake balls and then dip and decorate!

December 11, 2013 08:44 AM
Saskia said...

Looking forward to bake some cookies to decorate the christmas tree!

December 11, 2013 08:57 AM
Naoma T said...

I really want to learn how to make cake pops because they’re soooo cute and I want to make Santa Claus cake pops for the holiday!!

December 11, 2013 09:07 AM
Cailin said...

My friend makes the best toffee! It is so good, I’m glad I get some every year!!

December 11, 2013 09:10 AM
KellyJones said...

Already started on cookies! Want to add a few new recipes to the list this year. Wish I could meet you but I moved out of NJ 3 years ago! Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2013 09:11 AM
Maria Adelina said...

I want to try to make cake pops in my Christmas Holiday, and then give it to my family and friends. I want to spend the Christmas with them with something sweet. Stuffed stocking cake pops look so nice and cute. I want to make it in this Christmas. So, I hope I can have the cake pops kit as my Christmas’ gift. Thank you.

December 11, 2013 09:21 AM
Kaaren M said...

I love making cookie bouquets for our daughter’s teachers. They love them.

December 11, 2013 09:27 AM
Ridhaa Thaaj said...

These look really good! definitely gonna try these cake pops! and i would love the books!

December 11, 2013 09:51 AM
Nicole said...

I’m planning to bake pinewheel and also checkerboard cookies in christmas colours :) plus reindeer gingerbread cookies <3

December 11, 2013 10:01 AM
Dina Rodriguez said...

I’m looking forward to making Italian Wedding Cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream. YUMMY!! :)

December 11, 2013 10:06 AM
alice said...

Hi I’d like to win my christmas gifts :D

December 11, 2013 10:06 AM
Mary Dunlap said...

I’m looking forward to making my peanut butter cake balls. Love all your ideas.

December 11, 2013 10:06 AM
Ayelet said...

I’m looking forward to baking a birthday cake for my brother (his birthday is the 24th :) ) – didn’t decide what to bake for him this year…

December 11, 2013 10:23 AM
Melissa Bernard said...

I made my first batch of cake pops over the weekend & LOVED it and plan on making more for the holidays. As well I’m going to try out the Chocolate Peppermint Cookies you posted below. These stockings are super cute – something to do for next year :)

December 11, 2013 10:29 AM
Maren said...

I am looking forward to making stuffed apples with vanilla sauce. We always stuff them with marzipan and nuts and it’s the best thing ever!:)
thanks for the give away!!!

December 11, 2013 10:45 AM
hazelbite said...

I found a recipe for mint chocolate brownies that look AMAZING and I’m gonna try them out on my coworkers at our office Christmas party!

December 11, 2013 10:55 AM
Jamie Griffith said...

chocolate meringue cookies! Good luck everyone!

December 11, 2013 10:56 AM
Hannah Hawkins said...

I am looking forward to baking cookies with my sister and making peanut butter balls this Christmas! This is the best time of year! ^_^

December 11, 2013 11:18 AM
Eimear said...

I’m going to make a chocolate biscuit cake in the shape of a Christmas pudding and then splodge some whit chocolate ganache on top to look like the white icing :) I’ve been storing up the idea since last Christmas!

December 11, 2013 11:21 AM
Amy said...

My daughter will be jumping up and down if I win this for her. Love it!!!

December 11, 2013 11:23 AM
Aubrey said...

Ooh I love Christmas cookies! This morning I had hot homemade gingerbread men for breakfast. I think my favorites are thumbprint cookies though.

December 11, 2013 11:29 AM
Jenny said...

We always make chocolate covered cherry cookies – those are my faves!

December 11, 2013 11:29 AM
Bethania Machorro Lopez said...

Can’t wait to make sugar cookies with my boys on Christmas Eve. Santa always gets the best cookies.

December 11, 2013 11:40 AM
Kimmie R. said...

Oh…those stockings are soooo cute! I am dying for some divinity….unfortunately….it has been raining here…and divinity and rain don’t play well together

December 11, 2013 11:44 AM
Abby said...

Christmas cut-out cookies and mocha chocolate truffles – love both!

December 11, 2013 11:50 AM
Yoly said...

puertorican typical dessert, tembleque, yum!

December 11, 2013 11:52 AM
Amy S said...

My daughter would love this! I’m looking forward to making Christmas “crack”

December 11, 2013 11:54 AM
Heather said...

I’m looking forward to my aunt’s cookies! She makes several different kinds, and they are all delicious, the best cookies I’ve ever eaten! My favorites are the almond crescents with a drizzle of chocolate on them. YUMMY!

December 11, 2013 11:56 AM
Becky said...

looking forward to fudge! Thanks for the chance to win!

December 11, 2013 12:04 PM
Talina said...

I can’t wait to have shortbread cookies, and last week I tried those oreo/cream cheese balls, they were so good! I can’t wait to share them with family and friends.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

December 11, 2013 12:04 PM
Laura said...

I’m really looking forward to eating home made tiramisu…. hmmmmm classy and delicious!

December 11, 2013 12:16 PM
Teisha said...

I’m looking forward to baking my infamous chocolate cake and banana bread. I will most likely bake some cornbread as well. :)

December 11, 2013 12:32 PM
Kim L said...

I’m going to make some pecan tootsies and hopefully do not eat them all in the process!

December 11, 2013 12:33 PM
Sandy M said...

My kids absolutely love cakeballs…..and pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing!!!

December 11, 2013 12:56 PM
Beth Pyle said...

Red Velvet balls, fudge, hello-dollies, the list goes on and on – love to bake! Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2013 01:07 PM
Emilie Strong said...

I’m going to give cinnamon rolls a shot this year….but I’m REALLY looking forward to the excuse to make coconut bon-bons. Woohooo!

December 11, 2013 01:10 PM
Linda Picazzo said...

Peppermint bark!

December 11, 2013 01:12 PM
Cristina said...

I’m looking forward to making old fashioned chocolate fudge, just like my mama taught me. Every time I eat a piece it makes me feel like I’m at home again.

December 11, 2013 01:14 PM
Aislinn said...

Anything made with or dipped in white chocolate!!
We have the cake pop kit and my daughter & I both enjoy using it together. But I would love to gift it to someone!!

December 11, 2013 01:19 PM
Elizabeth Poundstone said...

I am looking forward to making some cute holiday cookies!

December 11, 2013 01:19 PM
Jaimie said...

These stockings are super cute! I’ve been addicted to creating fun and festive cake pops so I can’t wait to make some snow globe cake pops for our family holiday centerpiece. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

December 11, 2013 01:20 PM
Marija said...

I’m looking forward to tasting some sweet peppermint chocolate cupcakes and my all time favorite Christmas treat would be gingerbread! :)

December 11, 2013 01:20 PM
Sheila R. said...

I’m looking forward to trying my hand at making Cake Pops :) Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2013 01:21 PM
AngelaRenee said...

I am looking forward to eating my Nana’s home bake cookies! The whole family waits all year for those cookies!

December 11, 2013 01:31 PM
Mera tucker said...

The holidays are my favorite because I get to make Xmas cookies, both sugar & gingerbread! I also love making Pumpkin Bread! Happy Holidays Hunie!

December 11, 2013 01:38 PM
Michele Richardson said...


December 11, 2013 01:38 PM
Gretchen Peck said...

Thanks for always sharing such awesome ideas! I am looking forward to trying our very first cake pops with all my nieces making your beautiful stockings this weekend! Your creations are just gorgeous!

December 11, 2013 01:50 PM
Sabrina said...

Choco Chip Cookies! :) That will fill the house with yummygoodness scent!!! :)

December 11, 2013 01:50 PM
Amber said...

My friend and I get together every year to make coconut truffles. They are so yummy!

December 11, 2013 01:52 PM
Leslie said...

The holiday cookies my mother-in-law bakes are divine!

December 11, 2013 01:54 PM
Maria said...

I’m looking forward to baking some of your cowgirl cookies…they are such a hit with everyone!

December 11, 2013 01:55 PM
Aliza said...

brownies! Easy and can’t go wrong

December 11, 2013 01:59 PM
Melodie said...

I am looking forward to baking cookies with my 7 year old. We have so much fun making cookies for Santa:)

December 11, 2013 02:09 PM
Hannah said...

My mom makes chocolate crinkle cookies every year topped with Hershey’s hugs. I plan on making them, only topping with mint truffle kisses! We’ll see whose are better…

December 11, 2013 02:26 PM
Stefanee Glass said...

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is… I love cake balls. I just made 400+ in 9 Christmas flavors. My girls would love this kit to make their own cake balls side by side with me.

December 11, 2013 02:26 PM
Molly Krawcyk said...

I’m looking forward to make your chocolate peppermint cookies soon. They look delicious!!!

December 11, 2013 02:28 PM
Ryan said...

anything with chocolate and peppermint!

December 11, 2013 02:36 PM
Laurel said...

Hot buttered rum :)

December 11, 2013 02:39 PM
Francesca Hirtle said...

I am looking forward to making Snickerdoodles, pies and just may be make the stocking cake pops. They are super cute.

December 11, 2013 02:45 PM
Dawn Fones said...

I love to bake but I would say making sugar cookies with my kids is what I enjoy the most. I also enjoy making cake balls and trying new shapes. I’ll be making cake balls/pops for my work Christmas luncheon and my son’s 3rd grade class Winter Party

December 11, 2013 02:45 PM
Mary said...

looking forward to my mom’s butter cookies, so good.

December 11, 2013 02:46 PM
Katie said...

I can’t wait to make candy cane sugar cookies this year :-) My daughter is old enough to help this year!!

December 11, 2013 02:51 PM
Kirsten said...

I’m l ooking foward to making Oreo truffles and oatmeal raisin cookies! mmmmm!

December 11, 2013 03:11 PM
Katie M. said...

Hot chocolate and cookies!

December 11, 2013 03:18 PM
Tiffany said...

I’m looking forward to making treat plates for all our friends! We always make chocolate dipped pretzels and this year I might try making gingerbread people again! The toy looks adorable…would love to see what all it can do!

December 11, 2013 03:26 PM
Tiff said...

I love all of your Cake Pops and other Recipes. They are so cute and so much fun to. Childrens eyes light up when they are eating a cake pop. Hey how about an Ugly Sweater Cake… :)

December 11, 2013 03:36 PM
Rosemarie Duong said...

Oreo and pumpkin cake pops!

December 11, 2013 03:42 PM
Giulia said...

Looking forward to trying to make a Poppyseed bunt cake for the first time!

December 11, 2013 03:49 PM
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