Introduction: How to Make Flower Pot Cake Pops
Learn step-by-step how to put together M&M's and Rolos to make adorable flower pot cake pops.
Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies
To make flower pot cake pops, you will need:
- Cake balls in any flavor
- Lollipop sticks or colorful paper straws
- Green candy melts (or white candy melts and green candy coloring)
- M&M’s Dark Chocolate Candy
- Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate
- Green washi tape
- A cake pop stand
Step 2: Make Your Cake Balls
Start by making your cake balls.
Bake a cake and let it cool completely. Then, break apart the cooled cake and use a food processor to turn it into crumbs. Add a small amount of icing to the crumbs and roll the "dough" you create into cake balls. For step-by-step directions on making cake balls, check out the How To Make Cake Pops Step-By-Step instructable.
Chill your cake balls in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to start turning them into flower pot cake pops.
Step 3: Turn Your Cake Balls Into Flower Pot Cake Pops
Microwave your green candy melts in a bowl on low power for 30-seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30-second interval then repeat until the coating is completely melted.
Dip the a lollipop stick into the melted coating until 3/4 of the stick is covered. Gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to remove any excess coating.
Before the candy coating dries, poke the bottom of the stick into the wide end of a Rolo Chewy Caramel candy.
Slide the Rolo up the stick until it touches the green candy coating. Wipe off any caramel that clings to the bottom portion of the stick.
Set the coated stick upright in your cake pop stand to allow the candy coating to harden and repeat the above steps for all of your cake pops.
Slice each of your chilled cake balls in half. Dip the edge of a coated lollipop stick into your green candy coating and then insert it into a halved cake ball, gently pushing until the stick is about half way through the cake ball. Turn your cake pop upright and set it in your cake pop stand. Continue this process for all of your cake pops then place them in the fridge to chill before dipping.
Dip a chilled cake pop straight down into the melted green candy coating until the cake ball is completely covered and sealed. If you need to angle the cake pop, gently tilt it in one direction and then another. Resist the temptation to stir the coating with the cake pop. If you do, your cake pop may fall off of the stick into a candy coating abyss.
Remove the cake pop from the melted coating by pulling it straight up. Then, turn the cake pop at an angle and gently tap off any excess coating.
While the candy coating is still wet, place a white M&M’s Dark Chocolate Candy in the center of the flat side of your cake pop. Place purple, pink, or red M&M’s around the edges.
Set the cake pop upright in your cake pop stand and continue dipping the rest of your cake pops. Allow the green candy coating to cool and harden completely before continuing on to the next step.
Wrap a piece of green washi tape around the stem area of a cake pop. Cut the tape into the shape of leaves. Repeat this step on all of your cake pops.
Put your stunning Flower Pot Cake Pops on display in your favorite cake pop stand and enjoy!