Make your cakes pop with these holiday recipes

Looking for the perfect kid-friendly desserts for your festive party? Here, Angie Dudley, baking blogger of Bakerella.com and author of “Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats,” shares her cute mini cake treats on a stick.

Basic cake balls

Ingredients

    • 18.25-ounce box cake mix
    • 9-by-13-inch cake pan
    • Large mixing bowl
    • One 16-ounce container ready-made frosting
    • Large metal spoon
    • Wax paper
    • 2 baking sheets
    • Plastic wrap
    • 32 ounces (2 pounds) candy coating
    • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
    • Toothpicks
    • Resealable plastic bag or squeeze bottle (optional)

Preparation

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Sweet snowmen

Ingredients

    • 48 uncoated Basic Cake Balls, formed into pear shapes (please see separate recipe)
    • 48 ounces (3 pounds) white candy coating
    • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
    • 48 paper lollipop sticks
    • 48 orange candy-coated sunflower seeds
    • 96 chocolate jimmies
    • Styrofoam block
    • Toothpicks
    • 144 blue miniature confetti sprinkles
    • Black edible-ink pen
    • Small squeeze bottle
    • 48 Murray Sugar-Free Chocolate Bites cookies
    • 48 large dark chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Hanukkah pops

Ingredients

    • 48 uncoated Basic Cake Balls (please see separate recipe)
    • 24 ounces white candy coating
    • 2 deep, microwave-safe plastic bowls
    • 48 six-inch white wax candles or paper lollipop sticks
    • White sugar crystals
    • 2 large bowls
    • Wax paper
    • Baking sheet
    • 24 ounces light blue candy coating
    • Blue sugar crystals

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Cheery Christmas trees

Ingredients

    • 48 uncoated Basic Cake Balls formed into cone shapes (please see separate recipe)
    • 48 ounces (3 pounds) dark green candy coating
    • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
    • 48 paper lollipop sticks
    • Toothpicks
    • 48 yellow jumbo star sprinkles
    • Styrofoam block
    • Multicolored rainbow chip sprinkles

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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