Pumpkin Cake Pops

For some reason last night, I decided that I wanted to see if I could make a cake pop that looked like a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cake Pops

I don't know why but I was pretty happy with this idea, lol. I am sure many others have done so before
 but I hadn't and I wanted to try it.

I realized that I had four cupcakes left over from baking on the weekend that were a little lop sided and were baked without liners. Perfect.

Here's what I did:

I crumbled up the four cupcakes 
Crumbled cupcakes for cake pops

I added 1/8 cup of vanilla icing.
add icing to crumbled cupcakes to make cake pops

I mixed the cupcake crumbs and icing together.
Cake pop mixture

Next I made a ball with about a tablespoon of the mixture maybe a little more - I don't know why I didn't take a picture of this. Then I pressed the cake ball into a Wilton flower cutter to make the grooves of the pumpkin.
shaping pumpkin cake pop with flower cutterWilton flower cutters

I placed the formed cake balls onto a tray and placed them in the freezer while I prepared the candy melts. Once I had the orange melted and ready to go (about 10-15 minutes later) I got the tray out of the freezer and got ready to cover the formed cake balls.

I dipped the lollistick into the melted chocolate then inserted it into the base of the cake ball. I returned it to the tray to set while I continued on in the same fashion with the rest of them.
Insert lollisticks into base of cake pop

Once they all had sticks I started to dip!
Dip cake pop in candy melts

Time to dry.
Cake pops drying

Then I decorated. Now I realize that the six cake pops that four cupcakes produced was not enough to experiment with for decorating. I have some good ideas for next the next time I make these. But all in all I think it was a total success and think this would be a really cute treat for a fall bake sale or party. With some jack-o-lantern faces painted on them they would be awesome at a Halloween party. We made one with a face but it turned into a cat when the mouth and nose design merged  lol. We just gave it whiskers and named him Pumpkin....the kitty :)
Pumpkin cake pops

And for the first time ever...I tried one. I know. I have made so many cake pops but never tried one. I just assumed that cake + icing + melted chocolate = TASTY. 

Pumpkin cake pop

As it turns out....I was right. 

Inside of a cake pop


  1. Cute! Mmmm, now I'm craving a cake ball. ;-)

  2. These look really good. I love that they are bite size.
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