How to Make Cake Pops for Kids' Parties

Updated on December 17, 2019
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Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Beautiful and delicious cake pops!
Beautiful and delicious cake pops! | Source

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Cake Pop Shopping List

Ready-made cake, nougat cream, chocolate glaze, multicolor sprinkles, and 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

Instructions

  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 a parchment paper. Then paste another cake ball in 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 pop. 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 styrophor stand, or in any glass container.

Step-by-Step Photo Guide

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I forgot to take a photo of a crumbled cake. Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream.Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream.Melting semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture or glaze.Melted semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture and cake pops.Multicolored sprinkles, cake pops, and melted dark chocolate couverture.Cake pops are ready to serve.
I forgot to take a photo of a crumbled cake. Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream.
I forgot to take a photo of a crumbled cake. Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream. | Source
Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream.
Cake balls formed from the mixture of crumbled cake with nougat cream. | Source
Melting semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture or glaze.
Melting semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture or glaze. | Source
Melted semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture and cake pops.
Melted semi-sweet dark chocolate couverture and cake pops. | Source
Multicolored sprinkles, cake pops, and melted dark chocolate couverture.
Multicolored sprinkles, cake pops, and melted dark chocolate couverture. | Source
Cake pops are ready to serve.
Cake pops are ready to serve. | Source

Ingredient Options

Nougat Cream
Chocolate Glaze/Couverture
Decorations
strawberry marmalade
dark semi-sweet chocolate glaze
multicolor sprinkles
strawberry jam
brown semi-sweet chocolate glaze
dark chocolate sprinkles
honey
white chocolate glaze
white chocolate sprinkles
 
 
white or dark chocolate shavings

Sponge Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 (18cm) 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. | Source

© 2019 Thelma Alberts

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    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      2 weeks ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Sp Greaney. It is indeed a great treat for a party specially childrens´ party.

      Thank you for dropping by.

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      Sp Greaney 

      3 weeks ago from Ireland

      These look delicious. There're not something I've ever heard of before but I like the concept. Be great treat for parties.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thank you very much Umesh Chandra Bhatt. Keep safe.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      3 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Nice article. Well explained.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      4 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Peggy! One cake pop is indeed enough to satisfy our sweet tooth if we are counting the calories. Thank you very much for dropping by. Have a lovely day.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This is a clever idea for a kid's party, or an adult one, for that matter. For people counting calories, one cake pop would satisfy a sweet tooth without destroying a diet.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Chitrangada. You are very welcome. I have made these cake pops often times for kids and they were really happy eating them. Thank you for dropping by.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This is a great idea, especially the children would enjoy it very much. It’s not quite easy to please the children, or to make them eat, so one always has to present them, with some new and interesting.

      Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions with pictures. Passing it on. Thank you.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Alyona. Thank you very much for your visit.

    • Alyona Gorbatova profile image

      Alyona Gorbatova 

      5 months ago from Russia, Sochi

      Looks very delicious, thanks for the recipe!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      5 months ago from England

      What a great idea! I will pass it on to my daughter in law. Her friend is always giving kids party's!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      This is indeed a good recipe for kids party. Thank you very much for dropping by Devika.

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      Devika Primic 

      5 months ago

      I like this recipe and sounds fun to make for kids. A kind of recipe that kids would enjoy and adults would enjoy making with straight forward ingredients.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thank you very much Felisa. It is indeed delicious and kids are fond of this. Btw, happy new year to you.

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      Felisa Daskeo 

      6 months ago

      Looks delicious and I'm sure the kids will love it.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thank you Shaloo. Happy New Year, too. Have a blessed one.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      6 months ago from India

      These look so tempting!!

      Happy New Year, Thelma!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      You are very welcome RoadMonkey. Nutella is the best for these cake pops. Thank you. Happy New Year 2020 to you and your family.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Liz! Happy New Year 2020. Thank you for the heads up and for dropping by.

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      RoadMonkey 

      6 months ago

      Ah, nutella is plentiful around here and I know most kids love it. Thank you for the alternative suggestion.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 months ago from UK

      Blue Peter was a very popular kids magazine programme in the days before multi channel tv. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi RoadMonkey!

      I agree with you. There will be no complaints anymore from the children. Yes, you can decorate them too for Halloween or for birthday party. You can use Nutella as it is made of nougat.

      Thank you very much for your nice comment. Have a wonderful Christmas to you and your family.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Linda!

      Yes, these cake pops are a good treat not only for the kids but also for adult ones. My adult friends love them, too. Thank you very much for your nice comment. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration. Merry Christmas!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Liz!

      Wow! That sounds a good show this Blue Peter. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Hi Dora! Thank you for dropping by. Yes, you can use a readymade cake from the supermarket. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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      RoadMonkey 

      6 months ago

      Great recipe and a fun way to divide out cake between little ones, without the stress of doing it at the time and one complaining someone got a bigger piece than them! I could see those cake pops also being useful at Hallowe'en, with different decorations. I had never heard of nougat cream before but I see that it can be made at home if necessary. Certainly there is always jam in our house if I couldn't find any nougat cream!

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      These look like lovely treats for children. I think many adults would like them, too. I know I would! I think they would be a great addition to Christmas meals.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 months ago from UK

      These look great. They remind me of a programme I used to watch as a child in the UK, called Blue Peter. They once made toffee apples on sticks and decorated them in similar ways to this.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the instructions, tips and techniques. I intend to try it using a ready-baked cake.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thank you very much Audrey. I hope you will like them. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      These cake pops look so good. Kids, as well as adults will love these! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'l be making these today.

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