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Mother’s Day Cake Pops Tutorial

in DIY / Tutorials, Family, General, Photography, Real Food / Easy Meals

Unless you are living in a cave, you are probably know all about Bakerella and cake pops. My friend Gloria (a cake making genius) and I decided to make a Mother’s Day version with a mature twist (tsk … tsk … not THAT kind of mature!).

Mother's Day Cake Pops

As you can see these are NOT your kids cake pops! From the filling to the display these are cake pops are for grown ups, especially mom.

What you’ll need:

1 Boxed Caked Mix (Chocolate)
1 Can of Frosting (I used vanilla)
1/3 cup of Raspberry Jam

Candy Melts (white, pink and yellow)
Fondant (green, pink and yellow)
Lollipop sticks (longer is better)

Tulle rounds (pastel colours)
Ribbon (green)


Bakerella’s basic recipe calls for one boxed cake mix and a can of frosting. I substituted 1/3 cup of the frosting for 1/3 cup of raspberry jam.

My creation

Bake the cake as per the instructions on the box and let it cool. Crumble the cake in a large bowl, and mix it with the frosting and 1/3 cup of raspberry jam. Mix until frosting and jam are fully incorporated. Form the mixture into 1″ balls, place on a large cookie sheet and place in the freezer to cool (10-20 minutes if plenty).

This is a great time to make the flowers for the top of the cake pops.

My creation

Roll out fondant, and cut using floral and leaf shaped cutters. I made many of the flower centers by hand (rolling out a small ball and texturing with a knife). Use candy melt as glue to attached centers to flowers etc.

The next step is to insert lollipop sticks into the cooled cake pops. First melt your candy melts as per manufacturers instructions. Dip the tip of the lollipop sticks in the candy melt and then insert into the cake pops. Letting them cool again in the freezer for about 5 minutes is a good idea.

My creation

Dip the cake pops into the candy melts. Shake lightly (holding pop end down) to remove excess candy melt and then quickly attach the fondant flowers on top (they will affix to the candy melt). Place cake pops in a large piece of Styrofoam to dry/set.

My creation

Once the cake pops have set, place them in tulle rounds and then tie a ribbon below that. Fill a small vase with while sugar and arrange your floral candy pops in an attractive bouquet.

Mother's Day Cake Pops


MK xo

26 comments… add one

  • Jo May 3, 2011, 10:14 pm

    OMGosh Kim, these are outstanding! I’ve made these before, but these are a work of art!!!!! And, I already know how yummy they are. A treat for your eyes AND your mouth! Awesome.

  • MommyKnows May 4, 2011, 2:41 pm

    @Jo, Thanks Jo!

  • deborah May 4, 2011, 7:20 am

    wow, those are amazing!

  • MommyKnows May 4, 2011, 2:41 pm

    @deborah, Thanks Deborah!

  • Angella May 5, 2011, 7:11 am

    You are gifted, my friend! If you weren’t a province away, I’d come over for a personal lesson. :)

  • MommyKnows May 6, 2011, 10:11 am

    Thanks Angella :) I wish you could come over too!

  • Glam Candies May 5, 2011, 3:00 pm

    These look amazing! So cute!

  • MommyKnows May 6, 2011, 10:11 am

    Thank you Glam!

  • Glam Candies May 5, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Sharing your cake pops/tutorial on my blog tomorrow! :)

  • MommyKnows May 6, 2011, 2:45 pm

    @Glam Candies, Sounds great!

  • Kelsey May 7, 2011, 10:33 am

    OMG! I wondered how to make these! I want to make these, thanks sooo much for sharing! =]

  • MommyKnows May 10, 2011, 3:55 pm

    @Kelsey, Thanks for stopping by Kelsey :)

  • Fr4nk May 8, 2011, 2:12 am

    Well tried this one together with my girlfriend… they never come out like on the pictures :D but still great and colorful.

  • MommyKnows May 10, 2011, 3:56 pm

    @Fr4nk, Good to hear Fr4nk :) Thanks for stopping by.

  • Los Angeles Botox May 8, 2011, 9:23 am

    Not only did I live in that cave, but I must have slept under the rock too. Great article and a positive way for me to spend a few more dollars on something fun. Thanks

  • MommyKnows May 10, 2011, 3:54 pm

    @Los Angeles Botox, Thanks for coming out from under the rock and leaving a comment :)

  • prashoo May 8, 2011, 1:17 pm

    Very creative kim.I will try myself and see how it goes although i am not a pro at this.

  • MommyKnows May 10, 2011, 3:56 pm

    @prashoo, Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Gloria Bednarz May 9, 2011, 7:26 am

    These look awesome! Thanks for a great afternoon!

  • MommyKnows May 10, 2011, 3:57 pm

    @Gloria Bednarz, They look so great because of you Gloria! Thanks for all of your help. It was VERY fun :)

  • Dan C May 26, 2011, 2:06 am

    Simply amazing! will try it for sure

  • Bilgisayar August 4, 2011, 7:53 am

    Well tried this one together with my girlfriend… they never come out like on the pictures :D but still great and colorful.

  • Laptop August 4, 2011, 7:54 am

    These look awesome! Thanks for a great afternoon!

  • philadelphia coupons October 24, 2011, 4:21 pm

    Thank you for the awesome shots, they look amazing. Thanks too for the recipe! It looks like something I may be able to do. Cake pops look delicious.

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  • Hatti March 6, 2013, 1:54 pm

    These look so gorgeous am going to try and do these for Mother’s Day! Also, I had experimented recently using raspberry jam with a chocolate sponge for the cake pops and have just seen you’ve done the same – you’re the first person I’ve seen that has done this so I’m glad I have some support!

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