Tutorials - Halloween Cake Pops

Welcome to my favorite holiday of the year,

Below you will find instructions on some of my favorite Halloween Cake Pops. And below that you will find even more spooky treats featured throughout this blog.

In this first section I will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make
Candy Corn Cake Pops

Get even more instruction on these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

I will be using white cake, though, as always, you can substitute with any other cake flavor.

Get started by gathering your supplies.
You are going to need:
Lollipop Sticks, Black Food Writing Marker, Black Licorice Pinwheels, Vanilla Candy Melts, Yellow Candy Melts, Orange Candy Melts.
And it's always a good idea to have toothpicks handy.

 Step 1: Using your cake pop recipe of choice, shape the cake ball into a cone with the pointed end as the top and flatten the base.
Step 2: Dip the lollipop stick in your melted yellow candy melts about 1/2 inch.
Step 3: Place that end into the flat base of the pop.
Go about half way.

 Step 4: Dip the cake pop into the yellow candy melts.
Step 5: After the pop is completely covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to drip off the excess.
Step 6: Let harden for about 5 minutes. Then, dip the top 2/3 of the pop into the orange candy melts.

Step 7: After the top portion is completely covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to drip off the excess.
Step 8: Let harden for about 5 minutes. Then, dip the top 1/3 into the vanilla candy melts.
Step 9: After the top portion is completely covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to drip off the excess.

Finally, let harden completely, then the sky is the limit!

To attach the black licorice pinwheel arms, cut the licorice to your desired length. Poke a hole in each side of the pop with a toothpick deep enough so the licorice will stay on its own. Insert and form the arms any way you would like.

Grab your black food writing marker and get to work.
Create your own silly, spooky or scary faces!
There is no doubt these pops will be the life of the party!

Continuing with another Halloween tutorial!
In this section I will explain how to make
Spider Cake Pops.

Get even more instruction on these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!
Get started by gathering your supplies:
Lollipop Sticks, Black Jimmy Sprinkles, Black Licorice Pinwheels, Black Candy Melts, Wilton Candy Eyes.
Also, it's a good idea to always have toothpicks handy.

Step 1: Using your recipe of choice, roll cake into a ball.
Step 2: Dip a lollipop stick in melted black candy melts about 1/2 inch. Place that end into one side of the ball. Go about half way.
Step 3: Dip the cake pop into the black candy melts. After the pop is completely covered, gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to drip off the excess.
*Note: Since these pops will stand upside down, it's best to place them on wax paper to give stability as they dry.

Step 4: As the candy melt hardens, place two Wilton Candy Eyes on one side for the face.
 Step 5: Immediately after, sprinkle Black Jimmy Sprinkles all over the cake ball.
Step 6: Cut black licorice pinwheel to desired length.
Applying the legs can be done one of two ways:

Option A:  After the pop dries completely, poke a hole with a toothpick at each point you want to attach a leg, deep enough so the licorice stays on its own. Insert and curl the legs as shown in the picture.

Option B: Immediately after step 4, place licorice pieces on the cake ball. With this method you have to work quickly. As the candy melt hardens, place all legs and allow plenty of time to set up.

All done!

Spooky Spider Cake Pops are ready to scare things up
at your Halloween party!

I originally made these Witch Hat Cake Pops
to celebrate Make A Hat Day.

These pops are super fun and quite simple to make.
Below I will explain how to make
Witch Hat Cake Pops!

Step 1: Mold cake balls into a cone for the top of the hat.
Step 2: Using Oreo's, separate the cookies from the cream filling to use as the brims.
Step 3: Carefully poke a hole in the center of the Oreo with the sharp end of a meat thermometer (or you can use anything sharp in your kitchen).
Step 4: Place the cone cake ball on top of the Oreo cookie and stick the lollipop stick through the hole.
Step 5: Paint on a tiny bit of Karo syrup just above the brim and sprinkle on the orange and black nonpareils.

All done in just a few easy steps!

The presentation of your cake pops is almost just as important than the cake pops themselves.
Now that you have all of your favorite Halloween treats ready to go, it's time to tie it all together.

In this section I will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make a
Halloween Cake Pop Stand.

Get started by gathering your supplies.
You are going to need:
Large Styrofoam Disc, Small Styrofoam Disc, Two Clear Glass Candlestick Holders, Black Spray Paint, and Simplicity Halloween Spider Trim.
You're also going to need a hot glue gun.

Step 1: Spray paint both Styrofoam discs.
Let dry for 24 hours before continuing with assembly.
Step 2: Apply hot glue to the top rim of
one candlestick holder.
The holders I used were from the Dollar Store.
(I did this on a budget!)
Step 3: Press the top ends of both holders together.

Step 4: Let dry for approx. 5 minutes. The wide ends should be at the top and bottom.
Step 5: Gather up your supplies again.
Step 6: Apply a thin line of hot glue around the side edges of the small Styrofoam disc. Cut the Spider Trim to size, and apply around the edge of the disc.
(I found the trim at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores)

Step 7: Apply hot glue around the edge of one end on the candlestick holder you just created.
Step 8: Place that end in the center of the large Styrofoam disc. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
Step 9: Apply hot glue around the top rim of the holder.

Step 10: Place the small Styrofoam disc on the holder.
Step 11: Begin arranging your favorite treats on
the top of the stand.
Step 12: Finish by arranging the rest of your cake pops around the bottom.

All done!
Your Halloween cake pops now have a fantastic stand to be displayed on at this year's party!

PLUS, Don't forget to check out the other Halloween treats featured on this blog!
Click the pictures below to take you to each post!

We celebrated with Frankenstein Rice Krispy Treats on 
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Learn how to make these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

We had a lot of fun with pumpkin cake pops on a Halloween edition of Tuesday's Tunes!
Naturally, we honored The Smashing Pumpkins!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dracula made an appearance in the first of ten straight days of our own Halloween cake pops!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Learn how to make these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

Yummy Mummy Halloween Cake Pops are super quick and easy to make and always have a cute end result!
Sunday, October 23, 2011

These Witch Halloween Cake Pops arrived just in time to scare things up before the big day!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Learn how to make these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!

We joined in Linus' search for The Great Pumpkin...
but all we found were Kit Kats and cake pops!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

These Monster Halloween Cake Pops are great because no two are ever alike. The sloppier the better!
Monster - Halloween Cake Pops.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Casper, Mickey, the Ghostbusters Ghost, and Charlie Brown in his Ghost costume all stopped by and helped us play two great Ghost-Busting games!
Favorite Halloween Ghosts - Giveaway Day!
Thursday, October 27, 2011

These stylish Owl Cake Pops swooped down to check in on the action just before the big day.
Owls - Halloween Cake Pops.
Friday, October 28, 2011

These candy-filled cake pops were ready for Halloween
and brought in quite the haul.
Trick-or-Treat - Halloween Cake Pops.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Learn how to make these in my book Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops!


  1. Joey, I ran into your blog and feel in love with your cake pops! You are so creative. I am hosting a Spooktacular in October and would love for you to participate. Email me a doodlesanddoilies (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like more information. A new follower! So excited to see more of your cake pops!

  2. MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day: 365 Days of Cake Pops tutorials, Candy Corn, Spiders, Witch's Hats

  3. Thanks, Barbara. That is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for featuring these on your blog.

  4. I love love love your pops..I will have to try theses..Would love for you to share at my "Creative Halloween Ideas" http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

  5. :)) These turned out and look amazing..Great photo's as well.. love it.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party.. I'm officially following ya with smiles - I found ya on linky..GREAT blog with Lots of inspirations here :)) - the link to link up is http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html

  6. The Candy Corn cake pops are adorable. Candy Corn is my favorite halloween decoration!

  7. Great display! I am always struggling with how to display my cake pops! This is a fantastic idea that is easy enough for even me to accomplish!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe has been featured on "Feature Friday" at LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN! Please go and grab your Feature Friday Button! ---Sheryl---

  9. What kind of food grade marker do you use. I have used a couple of different brands that haven't worked very weel and am looking to find a reliable brand that colors as well as your.

  10. Jennifer-
    I use AmeriColor Food Markers. They're the best I've found. Hope that helps!

  11. These are all amazing. You did such an awesome job!!! :)

  12. Great job on these cake pops. They looks amazing! I got a lot of good ideas from you.

  13. I have been looking at halloween cake pops for about an hour and I have saved different pictures but then I found your link. OMGoodness this is amazing!!! Not only do your cake pops look incredible but you have shared the instructions too. Thank you so much and I am so excited to try these out for a bake sale in 4 weeks.

    1. I agree...I have been looking and looking, but all the other sites just want to show you a picture without the directions! Grrr, lol. This site is wonderfully done, thanks. And what I like best is that they are all so cute and yet eaiser than you think to do. Do you have any other holiday sites? Keep up the good work......HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    2. Thanks! I'm so glad you both like them! None of them are too terribly complicated. All it takes is a little practice!
      Tonya - I just posted a few of my Thanksgiving cake pops at the top of the page. Enjoy!

  14. These are awesome and seem pretty simple! Im going to try to make them for my lil girls class room party!

  15. I am baking all the desserts for my work halloween party. I have never attempted cake pops before but found a wilton pan on sale and I am going to give it a try I'm pretty good at decorating cakes and I am crafty hoping it is similar to cake decorating on the small scale. I love your ideas they seem easy. So here goes nothing fingers crossed!!

    1. Sounds good! I'm so glad you like my pops. Good luck on your pops. I'm sure your co-workers will love them!