Hope these put a smile on your face

Just look how cute they are…

Smiley Face Pops

And yet so vicious!

Ouch… that hurts!

And without regret!


(Ouch! Painful, but delicious.)

Now, if you’re a little less mainstream, here’s an alternative one that rocks:

Nirvana Pop

Anyway, hope you’re smiling and …


Want to make your own smiley face cake pops?

Smiley Face Cake Pops
Yield: 45-50 cake pops

Smiley Face Cake Pops


  • 1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 inch cake)
  • 1 can frosting (16 oz.)
  • Wax paper
  • Yellow candy coating (1 lb. pkg.)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Edible ink pens in black and red


  1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly with 1/2 can of frosting using the back of a large spoon and add more if needed.)
  3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
  4. Melt candy coating in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
  5. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
  6. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
  7. Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don't tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
  8. Place in a styrofoam block to dry. Once dry, draw faces with an edible ink pen and allow ink to dry!
Note: I think cake pops are a little more difficult to make than the cupcake pops because of trying to get the candy coating smooth. So, If you haven’t made them before, check out this post for red velvet cake balls and this one for cupcake pops.

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322 comments on “Hope these put a smile on your face”

  1. I can’t get my sticks to stay in my cake pops. Can you help me please?

  2. Cute. What kind of candy melts do you use and where I could get it!!!!

  3. llllllllllllllllllllllll

  4. Very cute!

  5. Hi sweetie, how do u get it cake pops so perfect and not cracked, I made some and they look great and taste delicious but then a. Couple of them cracked!#! What do I do?? Thanks alot….

  6. im defetnely doing these ones!!!!!!!

  7. could you use black frosting for the mouth and eyes?

  8. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
    Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
    Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
    Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
    Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
    Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
    Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
    Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
    Once dry, draw faces with an edible ink pen and allow ink to dry!
    Note: I think cake pops are a little more difficult to make than the cupcake pops because of trying to get the candy coating smooth. So, If you haven’t made them before, check out this post for red velvet cake balls and this one for cupcake pops.

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  10. I was wondering if this recipe could be used to make a larger cake ball. I am trying to create a poke-ball for my oldest son’s birthday and will be needing to make it for Wed evening on a limited budget i don’t have time or money to purchase special round pans. I do have the Pyrex glass bowls i was thinking of making it with those but this just seemed much easier. Would it be possible to create a large cake ball like this and then cover it with frosting instead of chocolate?

  11. hola me gustaria consultarte sobre el glaseado soy chilena ,,,y no se a que se refieren con eso ò es el que normal que se prapara…clara de huevo azucar y limon ??? porfavor necesito ayuda porque me encantaron estos que preparaste..
    desde ya gracias

  12. I used Merkens brand white chocolate wafers to coat my cake pops. The chocolate was goupy. Really thick. I had luck with Lindt chocolate. What did I do wrong ? Please help.

  13. I am looking for some pens that write well on the candy melts used when making cake pops. Do you have any suggestions?

  14. What type of canned frosting do you use? I live in Australia so I may not be able to get the exact variety.

  15. thanks adorable. made for niece’s birthday!! she loved them!!!

  16. I made this for my birthday. So so so so so so so CUTE! Love it! Tks!

  17. hi i dont have enough frosting is it okay instead of frosting i add jello pudding in my cake crumbs?

  18. i cant get ink pens. whats an alternative that i could use?

  19. Hello, hola, somebody knows were can i buy Frosting in Mexico city??? or what is the supplementary for frosting?????
    Alguien sabe donde puedo comprar frosting en Mexico DF o que otro ingrediente puedo usar en lugar de forsting????

  20. This is really superb! Such a great talent :)

  21. I love these and really want to make these for my work colleagues (it’s a tough time at work at the moment). The only thing is I don’t get why there’s step 4 ‘melting chocolate’ – what is the melted chocolate used for? Thanks for this post. It’s great! x

  22. Hi there, I am working on making these for a friend’s bay shower but am struggling.

    1) Followed your recipe, used lesser amount of frosting.. the cake inside the pop seemed too moist.. someone commented that it felt like batter… or that I had underbaked the cake!

    2) I bought a silicone cake pop tray next… now the cake doesn’t seem to hold itself up.. the stick is kind of falling out.

    3) The coating seems too thick, not runny/ smooth.I am not heating it too much.. i am using the double boiler method..

    Should I buy Paramount crystals?

    Can you please help? BTW your cake pops are made to kill!! They are soooooooooooooo cute.

  23. How can I make my candy melts smooth ?there to thick? And what food coloring can I use to make them brighter? I tried some and it made the candy into a thick ball :-(

  24. Hi Bakerella,

    I would like to bake some Batman cake pops for a birthday party…Any suggestions?



  25. I am making cake pops for my friends wedding. I have made them several times, but never 12dozen at a time. How far ahead can I make them? Can I make the balls and freeze them, then thaw and dip the day before the wedding? Any advice would be appreciated! THANK YOU!

  26. I live in Colombia-Southamerica. Do you have any idea where can I get edible ink pens down here? Hope you do, cuz, there are many things in recipes I can’t do, cuz porducts you suggest aren’t able here in Colombia. Hope you can help…
    Love, Carolina
    PS: Your hands are amazing. You are definetely gifted to this. Thanks for sharing. It says a lot of the kind of person you are: Giftes who shares.
    Blessings by tons!

  27. Love the website! First batch of cake pops failed using a cake pop baking tray – think the cake mixture was too heavy. Recommendations of type of cake mixture to use ie sponge, butter cake ? Also my chocolate was too heavy which meant that they slid down the sticks……. We can get wiltons chocolate in oz is this recommended? Thanks x

  28. LOVE the Nirvana one! Great idea

  29. Thank you Bakerella! I made these for my daughter’s last day of school today but the only thing is when came time to draw the smiley faces my American Gourmet Writer just was working well for me. Is there a technique or could it be the type of melt ( Wilton) I was using, It felt like trying to draw on waxed paper?
    Thank you Again!

  30. I love this happy faces

  31. Love this…make me and family smile

  32. I’ve made 5 batches of these since I discovered them a week ago. Made some for my grandaughters baby shower and they were a big hit! My kids and grandkids love them. One problem; sometimes the coating cracks after it has set up; usually within the first few hours. Any ideas about why? And what I can do about it? I have used both Wilton candy melts and a Kroger brand and this happens with both. Not all the pops crack, just a few. Thanks

  33. Hi, I’m new to cake-pop making. can someone tell me what lollipop size is best to make cake pops?

  34. They do put a smile on my face!

  35. Hi
    I was just wondering. Does it matter what kind of frosting you use with the cake. Or do you use chocolate frosting with chocolate cake and white frosting with yellow cake. Please let me know. Thanx.

  36. I tried the cake pops twice however after they are put in freezer as Soon as I pick up the cake pop and stick the stick will fall off. When I put the candy coating on top gently the cak pop fall off the stick why is that

  37. what is the difference between cake pops and cake balls?

  38. What size of lollipop sticks do you use? 4 inch or longer? thnx

  39. Hi Bakerella!
    Love your name and site! :) I came acrossed it when I was looking for ideas for my wedding this summer. It’s a very DIY wedding, and I’m going with cake pops over cupcakes as I can make them earlier in the week with out comprimising quality/less stress for me as the day gets nearer!

    I have a couple questions maybe you can help me with.

    1. We are having between 55-65 guests. How many pops would you suggest making? I think I’ll make two different kinds?
    2. How many oz of melts per cake pops will I need for covering/dipping them? I’m thinking of doing a solid color in chocolate and another in white chocolate.
    2a. I think I’ll swirl/drizzle the solid brown/white dipped color with red, orange, and yellow (the colors of the gerbera daisies I’m using). How many oz per cake pops?
    3. Any others tips/hints will be taken! I’m pretty competent in the kitchen, but havne’t made these yet. I think I’ll do a trial run for father’s day!
    Thank you so much for any help! :)

  40. Can you use homemade icing instead of canned icing?

  41. You can buy baby cake pop pans at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

  42. I luv luv luv these! I am making them for a bday treat at school. I knw all my friends will absoultely LUV these!!!!!!1

  43. These cake pops are cute!

  44. Ok, so I’ve been trying to make cake pops-but I am really struggling to make melted chocolate. I tried to melt it via microwave but burned it and it won’t last long. So I purchased the wilton chocolate melter. I try to dip my cake pops (they are chilled) but the chocolate doesn’t turn out smooth at all. I also dipped the stick in chocolate then stuck it to the cake pop to help stick. I can’t seem to make smooth melts-I purchased the wilton brand! Help! From-Helpless in chocolate melting

  45. Hi Bakerella!

    I am amazed at your work, God bless you and keep giving this wonderful gift of creating beautiful cakes.

  46. in my country U.A.E i didnt find this pen in anywhere and also corn syrup……today i went to supermarket and i finaly found corn syrup but its cap was broken so my mom told me to return it ……my name is fatima …….i am 11 years old and i want to be a cook…….I LOVE YOU BAKERELLA…..
    please answer me how to make the cupcake icing……i need an ANSWER…

  47. These made my heart skip a beat and they definitely made me smile!I love smily faces so I will definitely try these!:)

  48. What kind of boxed cake mix and canned icing should i use

  49. I am totally in love with these they are so cute. The thing is I have 2 nieces that haven’t seen them and they are in school and I’m the go to one in the family for anything that is baked :)p
    So I know that I can’t keep these a secret from them, they have parties that are coming up the biggest one of course being Christmas. I already have ideas of what I can do as far as decorating these for Christmas for them running in my head. Thank you for letting us have the recipie so that we can go ahead and make them and continue spreading the fun and the joy that goes with these wonderful little “Cake Pops”

  50. wauw!!

    I’m gonna try it too he’re in the Netherlands! My nice in Texas just bought the cake box kit for the both of us!!

  51. I just made my first batch of cake pops and I am trying to draw a face on them but instead of it writing it is slighty rubbing the chocolate off and causing the pen not to write! What do I do???

  52. Hi!, Maybe it will sound funny but it wasn’t till this year that I found your blog!
    I believe your book is so amazing i already got it!

    I was wondering if you ever used icing (like in cookies) to cover the balls instead of using chocolate you know to use better the edible pen, the thing is I live in mexico and can’t find any Americolor ones :( any other idea?

    Thaks YOU RULE!!

  53. I tried the cake pops today at my 3 yr old’s urging. I thought I was doing everything right, i mean the directions are so simple, but after I dipped the cake into the chocolate and placed on styrofoam block, they started to slide down the lollipop stick and then I tried to eat them, boo…Flavor was great, but the texture was so gooey inside, like not fluffy as cake should be….i baked cake for the time directed and let it cool…but not sure what i could be doing wrong…this project took my 7 hours with baking and more pricey with all the stuff i bought to decorate and i had to throw it all away…i was not going to serve people gooey cake balls…suggestions? what could have happened? too afraid to mess this up again…major time commitment here!

  54. (sorry the bad english, i am from brazil and i do not speak english very well )
    My dream is to make these cake pops!!! But i have a question: what is a CAN FROSTING? i searched but i didn´t find anything. is it like an ice cream?
    thanks a lot for these wonderfull recipes!

  55. Your site just makes me SMILE from ear to ear because your directions helped me finally master the cake pops! Yaay!
    Now I am attempting to be creative and make some Christmas ones.. Hope they turn out! Thanks again! :)

  56. Angry birdssssss!!

  57. Why can’t I use my edible pen on my cakes pops, they just don’t work.

  58. Could you please tell me where I can find your books in Brazil? Are them translated??????? I speak englishg, but when I´m cooking it gets easier reading the recips in portuguese!!!!! I´m a great fan of yours cakes, cupcakes, books!!!!
    Thanks for all!!!!


  59. I can’t seem to get the round shape that you do. Are you rolling in the palm of your hand only? I guess practice makes perfect but some of them come out pointy. Any suggestions??

  60. Hi Bakerella, I bought your book and a whole new world opend for me. You are my baking muse ! LOL You made me start my own business in Belgium.

  61. How long do cake pops keep for? I want to make them for a wedding but how far in advance can I do it?

  62. hello, very noce yours cakepops, I made cakepops of smiley, but diluted the melt caandy’m super thick, I add some oil to get all my love lollipop loose but after a while began to sweat .. I always goes well with chocolate tempering makes them, as I can do? please help .. I love to do it but always end in disaster.

  63. Hi Bakerella, I stubmble across your website and thought this was a fantastic ideas, all the things your doing. So I went out and bought your book right away. I just started making cakepops, and the problem I have with my cake pops is the candy coating (Wilton Candy Melts) is too thick. What can I use or do to thin out the candy coating, so the coating is more smooth?

    Your awesome =)

  64. i can not get the edible markers to work how did you do it

  65. We made these for a Birthday party and they turned out great. Do a test run a few days before to work out any kinks!

  66. Hi ! I would like to know if i can freeze the cake balls for three days, and then continue with the decoration….!!

  67. those are awesome

  68. Hi

    I was wondering,
    is it better to use the mix or is the texture of the cake better when you make it by scratch by yourself first? I’ve just bought your book and after reading it through I never really found an answer on it. Could you help me?

    Thank you so much,


  69. Bakerella,
    I love your cake pop recipe, and I tried a variation the other day:
    Before dipping the cake balls in candy coating, I decided to roll them in crushed up potato chips! I know- it sounds crazy! But they tasted incredible. The salty crunchiness was a perfect complement to the smooth sweetness of the cake inside. I also tried this technique with crushed pretzels, but I preferred the potato chips.
    You definitely need to try them sometime!

  70. Soooooooooooooooooo cute!

  71. I’m having a hard time getting the pops to stay on the sticks. They stay when I put the sticks in but as soon as I start to coat them with the chocolate they break out. Any advice?

  72. I made some Easter egg pops this weekend, and I had trouble keeping the cake balls on the lollypop sticks. Any suggestions on how to make sure they stick?

  73. I have tried these twice put my coating keeps coating :( I have tried Wilton’s candy melts and candiquick. What am I doing wrong?

  74. im an totally making these for my party i already have the lollipop sticks and americolor gourmet writer for them!!!!

  75. hey so when i went to go and get the candy coating they where out of yellow so can i use yellow food coloring to make the white one’s yellow??

  76. you don’t know shit about smily faces… seriously u have NO IDEA! these suck. I’m done with this website, im done with these lame smiley faces, and im done with YOU! please stop posting ugly smiley faces, you are insulting my race AND my religion. I would appreciate if you would just STOP! STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP!! im soooooo done!

  77. I’m scared about the pens! I’m afraid I won’t have time to get them in from Amazon before my event. Not the ones you used, at least. There are others on Amazon that will ship with Amazon Prime (which I have), but I’m not sure they’ll work, simply because they are a different brand and don’t come right out and say “works on candy. ” They are by CK Products. The only reason I’m scared is because I was in a cake-decorating shop today looking for some here in town, and the shop lady acted like all the pens she had wouldn’t work on “candy.” That they would only smear. Well, that certainly won’t work! Any sage advice you can offer me? ASAP?

  78. Love the Smile you gave me after looking at the pics you posted !!!

  79. Hi Bakerella! I bought a box of cake mix that says it has a cup of pudding in the mix (the Pillsbury kind) and the cake balls seem very moist to me. When I rolled them they were still very soft so I’m hesitant to put a stick in them. Should I have just used a cake mix without pudding? Thanks.

  80. hi there, think your site is fantastic, want to make cakepops for my grandsons birthday,but what would frosting be called in england,

  81. hi, my name is liraz from israel and i want to ask you what is the frosting . from what it’s maid?
    i like you to ansewr me to my mail.


  82. hey so… i tried it but i used sharpie and sold it at a bake sale at school and 15 kids got sick. sorry to ask but these turned out to be an absolute failure

  83. Aubrey, I have the same problem…I wonder if the coating needs to cure for a day or so before writing on it. Mine just quit working but still have ink. They are the Wilton brand, I couldn’t find the Americolor ones Bakarella recommends.

  84. These are so cute! I am going to make them for my 11th birthday this month, i hope all my friends like them as much as i do!

  85. Hi i was wondering if you had a monkey cake pop recipes…i have a little girl that would love them!

  86. hi my name is matthew and what is the name of that because it looks deluisus bye

  87. that is good but i am new by the way so what are all of your names?

  88. Hi! I was wondering what kind of consticency the cake after mixing in frosting should be at. Ive looked at other sites, and it says it should be very playdoh like, but when I look at yours, it has more of a cake consticency rather than something so gooey. Thanks! :)

  89. LOVE the Nirvana one! Sooo cute!

  90. i can’t really tell if someone already asked this (you have a LOT of comments girl!) but i’m not a fan of chocolate (pause for reader reaction…) so what else can I dip them in for this smooth effect? I’m thinking of doing a red velvet + cream cheese frosting w/ a green coating (or red or white) for a holiday party. do i get those candies (from amazon) ?

    anyone have any ideas? bakerella?

  91. How long can you store cake pops in the fridge or just keep them out without them going bad? You see, I’m thinking about making some cake pops for my friends at school, but I don’t exactly have time to make them during the weekdays. And I want to give it to them the friday before winter break. It would be alot of help if you replied!

  92. Bakerella, I am having trouble with my coating cracking after the pops are finished. I have not frozen them, only put them in the fridge. Is there a way to prevent this?

  93. Can you freeze the cake pops? And if so should it be done before you dip and decorate or can you freeze the finished product? Thanks

  94. Where to find yellow candy melt and sucker sticks and the pens???

  95. Love the smiley faces

    I need to get your book!

  96. hi i just discovered your blog this week and im in love with all your recipes YOU ARE AMAZING!!! i really want to try making cake pops and i was just wondering, how long does it take to make them? also, do you get styrofoam blocks with holes in them specifically for the cake pops?

  97. I love a sick sense of humor….yes, I’m smiling

  98. Just like Stephanie I used the Wilton Candy Melts.. It was really thick =P

    But it was fun for my first time =)

  99. Definitely hard to make the candy coating smooth and cover the whole ball.
    I thought it was easy: just dip the whole ball in the candy melting, but the candy melting was thoo thick (doesn’t seem to melt anymore) and my cake ball keeps breaking =S.
    Finally used a spoon to cover the cake ball but couldn’t get it a smooth ….

  100. Hi! I am trying to make the Cake Pops that look like the Little Green Men from Toy Story (saw them on the Pop Stars section) I wish I had read this first, I got the Wilton Melting Chocolate and it doesnt seem to work to well…and it was thick! BUT to salvage them I am going to place them around the cake. :) You had said you don’t use the Wilton brand what brand of Melting Chocolate do you use? I can’t wait to try making them again :)

  101. Hola soy Silvina de Argentina y me gustaria saber si me podrias enviar la receta de pop cakes traducida ya que quiero hacerlos para el cumpleaños de mi hija. Muchas gracias.-

  102. They are so adorable and delicious! :D I made some with my little brother and my mom ate more than us! Hahaha! We had heaps of fun making these!
    Thank you! Love it!

  103. I need help. I tried making them, but when I dip into the melted candy my little ball falls off the stick. I tried to thin the candy with vegetable oil, but they still seem to fall of if I move it. Any hints or suggestions would be great!!!

  104. Adorable!!!!!!!!!!! You make the cutest things. Keep up the great work. I can’t wait for the book “Cake Pops”!

  105. I love these, like everyone else. I am not having issues making the balls but the wilton chocolates (white) that I melted seems to be too thick and doesn’t cover very well. I added a little coconut oil but that didn’t seem to help. Any suggestions. I melted the chocolate using a double broiler but I don’t know what the issue is. Any suggestions?

  106. These are so awesome !! Greata ideas. One question, what is the shelf life of these wonderful creations? Can they be frozen ? I’ve been asked to do them for a fundraiser for my kids school and wanted to know how far in advance I can make them.

    You are an inspiration!!

  107. I tried to make these but most of my cake pops broke off and i dont know why! :( I dipped the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and inserted into the cake but it broke off. Also should these cake balls be like about 1 inch round?

  108. Love your cake pops :) I made the lambs for Easter last Spring and they were a HUGE hit! Of course I picked the most time consuming cake pop!! The LAMBS!! But oh so darling!!
    Can you tell me what size of paper sticks you use for the cake pops? And can you suggest a place to order them from in quantity? I thought I had used a 6 inch stick before and that seemed to work fine!

  109. These are the cutest! I made them for my friends and they loved them! Thank you so much for such a fun recipe!

  110. How long do these usually last (as in staying fairly fresh)? Like if I were to make them on a Monday or Tuesday, would they hold up and keep some freshness until Friday?

  111. Hello Bakerella,

    First of all I would like to say that your website as well as your ideas are super cuteeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
    I could have never evey thought of this!!!After reading your blog for days finally gettting a chance to get all the items(you see I have 2 kids!) i stayed up later tomake the smiley pops for my daughter’s school!Finally eveyhting turned out good except that the Wilton Food Writer markers do not write on the candy!Is this a common problem?How long should we wait for the candy coating to dry to start using the marker on them!!Please advise…my kinds cant wait!!!!
    Also cant wait to get your book in Sept!!!!

  112. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!! This is genius! I am making these for my daughter’s birthday and for the welcome home party for my husband ( who is coming home from deployment). I am buying the book today!

  113. Trop mignon!!! Bravo

  114. Trop migon!!! Bravo

  115. Hi Bakerella!!
    I am a friend of this lady who attended a baby shower last week at Cupcake Julie’s house. She got your autograph for me and I got it in the mail today, along with FOUR of your cupcake pops and a sucker!! Thanks so much!!! I’ve become obsessed with your website and visit it often. I think you are SO VERY creative and just love your work! This weekend I plan on trying to make some cake pops for the first time. You are an inspiration to all of us! I will let you know how they turn out! I can’t wait. I think I’ll start with some Bee’s : )

  116. This is so great, I’m going to try making some soon. Thanks for posting this! :)

  117. Wow these are soo cute! Awesome job!

  118. Hi Bakerella,

    First let me say thank you so much for sharing with us your talent. So many in this industry want to keep all their secrets to themselves. Now for my question…I have been trying to make the cake pops for a few months now and every time there are at least 5 that crack, is that normal? Also how thick should the chocolate be? Thank you again.

  119. I used a potato masher to mix it all up together which worked quite well and wasnt at all messy :)

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