Red, White and Blue Cake Pops are the perfect patriotic dessert treat for Memorial Day and July 4th.
To celebrate the 4th of July, I decided to make Red, White and Blue Cake Pops. The cake pops are covered in a red or white candy coating and decorated with red white and blue candy coating or sprinkles. Red, White and Blue Cake Pops are a delicious fun dessert that is perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th or any patriotic celebration.
If you don’t know what cake pops are, they are basically cake balls covered in a candy coating and served on sticks. To make Red, White and Blue Cake Pops, you need to bake a cake and allow it to cool. Then you crumble the cake into fine crumbs and add in frosting. Form the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to chill for an hour. Then dip a lollipop stick into the melted wafers and insert it into the cake ball. Each ball gets fully dipped into the melted wafers. Either decorate with sprinkles before the candy coating hardens or decorate with drizzled melted wafers after it hardens. The Red, White and Blue Cake Pops are a fun, kid friendly patriotic dessert.
- 16.5 oz box of cake mix
- ¾ of a 16 oz. container of frosting
- 16 oz. bag of red melting wafers
- 16 oz. bag of white melting wafers
- 8 oz. bag or smaller of blue melting wafers
- Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, shortening or oil for thinning
- 30 lollipop sticks
- Blue and white round sprinkles
- 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. Place balls covered in the fridge for an hour or more.
- Melt red or white 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.
- To decorate red cake pops, quickly sprinkle the white and blue sprinkles onto the cake pop before the candy coating hardens.
- To decorate with white cake pops, allow the candy coating to harden. Melt red or blue melting wafers in the microwave and use Wilton Candy Melts EZ Thin Dipping Aid, shortening or oil to thin. Drizzle the melted red and blue wafers over the cake pops.