Here’s a fun and easy how-to on making cake pops. Cake pops are a growing trend amongst people who love to bake, and it’s a great way to use all your leftovers! They’re fun to share with all of your friends and family, or to keep them all for yourself if you just can’t give them up!


  • # One baked and cooled 13×9 red velvet cake
  • 2 cups of your choice of buttercream (cream cheese is a classic with red velvet!)
  • A large bowl
  • A cookie sheet
  • Lollipop sticks (if desired)
  • Candy Melts
  • A double boiler (or make your own)
  • Waxed Paper


  1. Step One
    First, you need a batch of your favorite red velvet cake recipe, cooled and ready to eat, and batch of your favorite buttercream icing.

Step Two
Once your cake is baked and completely cooled, crumble it into a large bowl.

Step Three
Mix the batch of icing that you have into the bowl of crumbled cake mix with your hands until combined.

Step Four
Roll your mixture into small balls about the size of a quarter.Gently insert a lollipop stick through the top of the cake ball so that it reaches about half way into the center, and make sure that you don’t push it through any further.

Step Five
Chill in the fridge for 4-5 hours OR in the freezer for approximately 1-2 hours.

Step Six
Melt Candy Melts according to the package. Take the cake balls and dip into the melted candy melts using the lollipop stick. Stick into a Styrofoam block until they harden.

Step Seven
This is the hard part. Eat them! Eat as many as you want, share them with your friends and family (if you dare) and enjoy!

Step Eight
You can top them off with anything you see fit. Sprinkles, candies and drizzles look great and are a simple way to dress up your cake pops.

To learn how to make red velvet cake pops AND some great recipes, go to:


Deb527 Says... 2011-10-23 08:21:46

I am having a hard time keeping them on the sticks, do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

elm1078 Says... 2011-11-28 13:31:52

Mine kept slidding down the stick also. I had to use some extra buttercream frosting on the bottom of the cake ball to "glue" it to the stick, but I think I might try royal icing next time and see if that works better.

ghana Says... 2012-02-02 01:06:27

Apparently sticking the lollipop stick in some of the melted chocolate before inserting is the trick.

Kesha314 Says... 2012-02-06 12:28:54

yes dip the sticks in melted chocolate first..let harden then insert before dipping.

Donnaboss Says... 2012-05-26 07:42:34

I only use about 2/3 cup icing added to the crumbled cake. Mix, form balls and freeze for about 15 minutes. You do not want to freeze them all the way or they will expand after you dip them causing cracks in the outer chocolate. If using lolipop sticks, dip them in melted chocolate and push into ball about half way down. Return to freezer for a few minutes to set. I only take out 4 or 5 at a time to dip in melted chocolate or they get too soft and break apart.

SweetDi Says... 2012-08-15 16:29:44

In the ingredients, cream cheese is mentioned. Is that in place of the buttercream.?

GetawayCupcakes Says... 2015-02-12 10:41:19

After you push in the lollipop stick, to make the hole, pull it back out and dip the end of the stick into some melted chocolate. Reinsert it, and set it aside until the chocolate hardens. Then when you dip the cake pop into more melted chocolate, the stick should stay in place. Hope this helps.

Chloezee Says... 2015-02-13 01:15:34

or jou can take a very thin piping opening made with parchment and pour the melted stuff into the hole and then put the stick in and pray.

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