Wilton’s Pops Blogger Contest

Cake pops are really popular! I haven been wanting to them for a while. Then, Wilton came out with their new book and I heard about Wilton’s contest…and ooh they were sending out Pops kits to the first 40 bloggers who preregister for the contest. I had to give it a try!

What is a pop?

If you can stick it on a stick—it’s a pop! Your favorite sweet treats are more fun to eat when you can just grab them and enjoy. The fun factor really goes off the charts when you decorate them with colorful candy and sprinkles! Here’s just a sample of the treats you can transform into pops.

Wilton’s book has so many ideas on how you can make different treats into pops. I opted for the classic cake pop. Although I do want to try a brownie pop next!

I actually found a box mix that is only 9 oz, which is half the size of a regular cake mix box and made two different flavors. Chocolate and yellow. I decided NOT to try to crumble the cake by hand. A few seconds in the food processor and I had the perfect cake crumbs!

Ingredients for Cake Pops:

  • 1/2 of a cake baked from an 18 oz. cake mix, crumbled up
  • 1/2 cup of frosting
  • candy melts, assorted colors
  • candy sticks
  • assorted candy decorations

After you crumble the cake up, mix in 1/2 cup of your favorite frosting or buttercream icing until it turns into a dough-like consistency. Roll into 1 Tbsp or 2 Tbsp balls. Then, chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once they have chilled for 2 hours, dip your candy stick one at a time into the candy melts (melted) insert into the bottom of your cake ball. Now it’s a cake pop! I wiped away any excess and I chilled them overnight before dipping them into candy melts.

A couple of things I learned and some tips:

  • Don’t use a buttercream that has butter in it. I’m a huge fan of buttercream that has butter in it but it’s not very useful for cake pops. The candy melts are really warm and draws out the butter in the buttercream. They still taste fine but aren’t very attractive if you’re using this as a present or a party favor at a baby shower. Use store bought icing or a buttercream that only has shortening in it.
  • I was not able to get the candy melts into a good consistency for dipping without adding vegetable oil to the melted candy melts. Don’t be afraid, I think I even had to add at least 1/2 cup of oil even.
  • To get evenly sized cake pops, I used a Tablespoon measuring spoon to measure out cake “dough” before rolling into a ball.
  • When covering cake pops in sprinkles, I found dipping them proved to be too messy. Holding them over my bowl of sprinkles and using a spoon to drip the sprinkles over them worked best.

Now onto the cake pops I made…

Kitty or pig, kitty or pig? I was trying to make an orange kitty that looks like my kitty Clone. Did I succeed? I used these candy eyeballs and for Clone’s muzzle I used these decorations.

These are cute kitties are they? For both of the kitties I did, I used chocolate chips for the ears. I “glued” the ears down with candy melt and back into the fridge they went before dipping. I tried both chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. The white chocolate chips tend to melt a little and make the “ears” sink and round off a little. So if you need rounded ears for something, I would recommend the white chocolate chips. I used the black candy melts, I had one bag left from my Wilton halloween project.

I made these with Wilton nonpareils I already had on hand and these are actually the 1 Tbsp size cake pops.

Verdict? Cake pops are fun to make once you get the idea and the routine down. I can’t wait to try more detailed cake pops. I brought them into work and my co-workers loved them! I’m going to definitely make these for my niece’s first birthday! Also, my favorite are the chocolate ones of course!

My favorite Wilton product out of all of the ones I received for this contest?

The Chocolate Pro™ Electric Chocolate Melter is awesome. If you follow the directions correctly, this is your friend when making cake pops. I only wish I had more of these for the different color candy melts. The chocolate melter is perfect for making cake pops as well as having out for parties…for dipping fruits and marshmallows. Party idea, yeah!

Disclosure: Wilton provided me with some of the products for the purpose of this contest and I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own. Some of these links may be affiliate links.

31 Responses to “Wilton’s Pops Blogger Contest”

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    Jess — January 10, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    These are cute!


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    Jacqueline — January 11, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    They look adorably tasty! :)


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    Crissy — January 11, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    The words I wanted to use were cute and adorable, but Jess and Jacqueline beat me to it! They are SWEET! Good job!


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    Shop with Me Mama — January 11, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    YUM!! You did a fabulous job!!


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    Paula @ Frosted Fingers — January 11, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    I think they turned out cute! Love the chocolate chip idea!


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    Rachel — January 11, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    So cute! Nice job.


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    Lisa @ KarmaPerDiem — January 11, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Do you ship?! :-)


    • JulieD replied: January 11th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

      Sure! Send me your address! ;D


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    Paula — January 11, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    Great job on the cake pops Julie and yes, they look just like Clone LOL.


    • JulieD replied: January 11th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Paula!


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    Barbara | Vino Luci Style — January 11, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    I need an excuse to make cake pops; they look like such fun and yours are too cute. I actually had some a couple of years ago before I ever heard about Bakerella; a friend had them made for her daughter’s wedding. They were put on the table to take home for favors but mine did not make it home. It made it to car instead!


    • JulieD replied: January 11th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

      That’s basically what I had! An excuse to try them out…I really like them. Once you get the hang of dipping them, they’re fun. Next up to try more complicated ones. I’m going to definitely make these for my niece’s first birthday party.


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    Kasandria — January 11, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Amazing and YUMMY~!


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    Stefani — January 11, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    Those came out totally cute!


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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 11, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    so cute! I’ve never made cake pops before, but I can see how they would be fun!


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    Momma Cupcake — January 11, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    Oh yeah…they are cute! And tasty!


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    Virginia from That Bald Chick — January 11, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    cute, cute, cute


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    Jane — January 11, 2011 @ 6:27 pm



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    Kasey@AllThingsMamma — January 11, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    GREAT job!! Love the photos and your work! I think they turned out perfect!

    I’m with you, too…LOVE the melting pot!!


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    Tricia @The Night Owl Mama — January 11, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    OH My daughter would luv those. She’s a huge Cat lover


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    Ellie Pongratz — January 12, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

    Very cool. How fun are they? They look delicious.


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    Jessica — January 14, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    Your cake pops are adorable! I love them!


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    Shop with Me Mama — January 23, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    those look really good!


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    Julie M. — January 23, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    I love that chocolate melter; how cool is that?! Your pops turned out fantastic. You are so creative to think of using chocolate chips for the ears! Great job Julie!


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    Laura @ GotChocolate — January 26, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    Ummm, it’s no guess which one I’d eat! HAHAHAHAHA!!! CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!

    Those are awesome! My favorite is the little black kitties. CUTE!!!

    Meowwwww!!! :)


    • JulieD replied: January 27th, 2011 @ 8:43 am

      Thanks so much, Laura! Yes, chocolate cake pops are by far the best and I KNOW you agree! :)


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    The Duo Dishes — January 26, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    Cake pops are always so cute (kind of like cookie truffles!). They’d be fun to try for an event this year. Maybe we will. :)


    • JulieD replied: January 27th, 2011 @ 8:43 am

      They really are fun and definitely worth because they taste so yummy! You should try them!


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    HilLesha — February 5, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Yummy! :)


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    Teresa — February 8, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Thank you for taking the mystery out of these little guys! I alway’s asked myself, ‘How does she?’ When I saw these at parties or for sale in bake shops.


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    Kyeanna Todd — February 10, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    What is the sized of the cake uses in treat pops?


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