Pumpkin Patch Pops




Introduction: Pumpkin Patch Pops

About: I like making little treats and pretty much doing anything crafty. I want to learn new techniques and share how I do what I do.

A symbol of autumn - on a stick !
Spice cake flavored cake pop.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

1 box of cake mix ( + eggs, oil, water)
candy melts -2 bags
gel food dye (not the kind for icing)
Pretzel rods - 6
decorator's bag
lollipop sticks 6"-9" - 12
Wax paper

12 cake pops

Step 2: Make the Cake Pops

The basis of this treat is a cake pop.
I made my pumpkins out of spice cake (ignore the "red velvet" box on the photo)
Here's how I make cake pops but there are other techniques.

To make a cake pop you basically bake one cake from a box. Follow directions and let cool.
Crumble up cake mix into fine crumbs in a bowl.
Put in a couple heaping table spoons of icing. Mix that together and keep adding icing until you get the consistency of a pliable dough.
Roll those in to balls. (2-1/2" diameter roughly)
Dip a sucker stick into candy melts. (premixed orange)
Put the stick in the center of a ball. let the candy set.
I would put them upside down on wax paper at this time.

Step 3: Candy Ivy and Leaves

While your sticks are setting into the cake pops you can make the ivy and leaves.
Mix up roughly 1/2 cup of melted candy melts and mix in the green dye.
Attach the application tip to your decorator's bag and spoon in the green candy.
Squeeze out a pattern of swirls and leaves on wax paper.
Allow to set.

Step 4: Adding the Greenery

Dunk the whole ball into orange colored candy melts ( 1-3/4 cup =12 pops) and gently tap off excess candy. Stick in a styrofoam block or box with small holes poked in it.
While the candy coating is still wet gently take a about a half inch of pretzel rod and stick it on the top of your cake pop to be the stem of your pumpkin.
Then, gently place a couple pieces of your green ivy on the top half of the cake pop. Place it near the stem. You can even overlap ivy.

Step 5: Enjoy

Let the candy set.

You can then wrap the pops in cellophane or clear plastic. Be very gentle when doing this- the slightest force can snap any thin candy ivy poking off the sides.

Enjoy for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or anytime for that matter!

Halloween Food Challenge

Finalist in the
Halloween Food Challenge

Be the First to Share


    • Frozen Treats Speed Challenge

      Frozen Treats Speed Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Exercise Speed Challenge

      Exercise Speed Challenge

    4 Discussions