Ladybug Cake Pops are a cute, kid friendly dessert treat that are perfect for a garden or ladybug themed party.
Cake pops are a fun, delicious dessert especially for kids. If you don’t know what cake pops are, they are basically cake balls covered in a candy coating and served on sticks. They can be decorated in countless ways to fit any occasion or theme. Ladybug Cake Pops can be used for a variety of parties or events. The cake pops are covered in red candy coating and decorated with black candy coating. The ladybug’s head is made of a Junior Mint candy and candy eyeballs. Ladybug Cake Pops would be the perfect dessert for a spring celebration, garden party or ladybug themed birthday party.
- 16.5 oz box of cake mix
- ¾ of a 16 oz. container of frosting
- 32 oz. bag of red melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag or smaller of black melting wafers
- Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, shortening or oil for thinning
- 30 lollipop sticks
- 30 Junior Mints candy
- 60 candy eyeballs
- Bake a 9x13 cake according to package directions. Allow cake to cool completely.
- In a bowl, crumble cake into fine crumbs and mix in about ¾ of the container of frosting.
- Form cake mixture into 1½ inch balls and shape into ovals. Place balls covered in the fridge for an hour or more.
- Melt red wafers in the microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval until melted. If mixture is thick, thin by using Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, or mixing in 1 tsp. shortening or oil at a time until desired thinness.
- Remove several cake balls from the fridge at a time.
- Dip ½ inch of a lollipop stick into the melted wafers and insert it almost half way into a cake ball. Allow the cake pop to rest for 30 seconds or a minute to let the melted wafers harden onto the stick.
- Dip the cake ball fully into the melted wafers while holding onto the stick.
- After dipping, gently tap and rotate the stick to remove the excess candy coating.
- Press a Junior Mint on the front of the cake ball to make the ladybug's head before the candy coating hardens.
- Melt black wafers in the microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval until melted. Use a decorating bag or a toothpick to draw on the ladybug's body markings with the black melted wafers. Place a dot of melted wafers on the back of the eyeballs and press onto the Junior Mint.