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How to Make Cake Pops for Kids' Parties

Beautiful and delicious cake pops!

Beautiful and delicious cake pops!

Cake Pops Recipe

I love baking cakes of all types, especially when they're meant for children's celebrations. Sometimes, I make cakes to order, but mostly I make them for the children, friends, and relatives in my life.

Making cake pops is not hard to do, as you can make them with ready-baked cakes from the supermarket. All you need is a crumbled-up cake, nougat cream, chocolate glaze, multicolor sprinkles, and lollipop sticks. That's it. If you buy a ready-made cake, there's no baking required.

On the other hand, if you'd like to bake a cake for this recipe, you certainly can—and I've included a recipe below.


  • 1 (7-inch or 18-cm) sponge cake, ready-baked, crumbled
  • 4–6 tablespoons nougat cream
  • 1 couverture semi-sweet chocolate glaze, melted
  • Multicolor sprinkles, as needed
  • 40–50 lollipop sticks

Tools and Equipment

  • 40–50 cake pop sticks
  • 1 or more cake pop stands or styrophore
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kettle
  • Baking brush
  • Parchment paper


  1. Crumble the sponge cake in a bowl.
  2. Add the chocolate nougat cream and mix them well with your hands (wearing gloves). Cover the mixture and put it in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, take the crumbled cake mixture from the fridge and form balls. You will make 40–50 cake balls depending on the size of your cake pops. Cool the cake balls in the fridge for 1 more hour.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate couverture or the chocolate glaze in a small pot over a kettle with hot boiled water. You can melt the couverture also in a microwave as directed on the package.
  5. Poke a hole (not too deep) in a cake ball with a cake pop stick. Dip the stick in the melted chocolate glaze and paste it immediately in the cake ball. Put the pasted cake pop on a plate with parchment paper. Then paste another cake ball on a stick with chocolate glaze. Repeat with every cake ball.
  6. When the sticks are all pasted in the cake balls, return them to the fridge for 1 more hour to cool and allow the paste to harden.
  7. Cover every cake pop with the chocolate glaze by using a brush. Twist the pop a little bit to remove the "hanging" glaze and sprinkle it with multicolor sprinkles immediately on each of the cake pops. Let them stand in a cake pops stand or styrophore stand until the chocolate has hardened.
  8. The cake pops are ready to serve! You can store them in a covered Tupperware until they are served.
  9. For a visual step-by-step guide, please see my video below.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Be sure to allow enough time to make these cake pops. You don't want to feel stressed during the prep process.
  2. A sponge cake is the best for making these cake pops.
  3. If you don't have time to bake, buy an 18-centimeter sponge cake.
  4. You can add strawberry marmalade, jam, or honey instead of the nougat cream for making the cake pops mixture.
  5. Instead of using the dark chocolate couverture, you can use white chocolate or brown couverture.
  6. You can get creative in decorating your cake pops with sprinkles.
  7. You can serve the cake pops on a cake pops stand, a styrophore stand, or in any glass container.

Ingredient Options

Nougat CreamChocolate Glaze/CouvertureDecorations

strawberry marmalade

dark semi-sweet chocolate glaze

multicolor sprinkles

strawberry jam

brown semi-sweet chocolate glaze

dark chocolate sprinkles


white chocolate glaze

white chocolate sprinkles



white or dark chocolate shavings

Sponge Cake Recipe


  • 150 grams soft margarine or soft butter
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 150 grams all-purpose flour
  • 8–10 grams baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Whisk the margarine and sugar together in a mixing bowl until creamy with the use of a stand mixer or any electric mixer.
  2. Add the eggs one after the other to the mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Add the sieved flour mixture to the creamy margarine and sugar. Blend well.
  4. Add the vanilla flavouring to the batter. Mix them well and then put this in a 7-inch (18-cm) round baking tin brushed with margarine.
  5. Bake in a 170°C preheated oven for about 30–45 minutes, depending on your oven.
  6. Let the cake cool down before making the cake pops.
I made these cake pops with strawberry jam in the sponge cake mixture.

I made these cake pops with strawberry jam in the sponge cake mixture.

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