Cupcake Pops Tutorial

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food,Tutorials

For my very first cooking club meeting the theme was “Things on a Stick” so I made Cupcake Pops (recipe from Bakerella). I wanted to do my own version of a tutorial, so here’s how you make them. They’re super cute and would be a great dessert party choice or neighbor gift.


  • 1 – 13X9 baked cake, any flavor
  • 2 c. cream cheese frosting (scratch or store-bought)
  • 1 package chocolate bark
  • 1 package white chocolate bark

Other things you’ll need

  • 1 flower shaped cookie cutter (1.25″ wide X .75″ tall)
  • Bowls for dipping
  • Wax paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Topping – sprinkles, M&Ms, crushed candy bar
  • Styrofoam block

1. Prepare cake and let cool completely.

2. Crumble cake into large bowl and add cream cheese frosting. Blend well.


3. Roll cake into little balls (1-2 inches in diameter) and place on cookie sheet covered with wax paper.

4. Cover and chill in refrigerator for several hours or for 15 minutes in freezer.

5. Shape the balls into cupcakes using the cookie cutter. Watch video below to see how I did it.

6. Once all the cupcakes are shaped, freeze for 5-10 minutes or leave them in the refrigerator for a few hours if you want to finish later.


7. When you’re ready to do the dipping, heat up the chocolate bark according to package instructions.


8. Prepare another cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Dip the bottom of the cupcake into the chocolate almond bark, right to where the flower shape meets the top cupcake shape. DON’T GET WATER IN THE CHOCOLATE – it will ruin it.

9. Turn the cupcake upside down and place on the cookie sheet. The chocolate will slide, that’s okay.

10. Insert the lollipop sticks into the bottoms of the cupcakes immediately. You’ll have to insert the stick after each one – don’t wait until they’re all dipped to put the sticks in because the chocolate will have solidified by then.

11. Let dry for 10 minutes.

12. Prepare the white chocolate bark according to package instructions.

13. Dip the cupcake tops into the white chocolate, sprinkle with sprinkles or candy, and insert stick into the styrofoam to dry.

Makes about 50.


I had a ton of fun making these – I’ll make them again on our next rainy day. Thanks, Bakerella, for the recipe and instructions!


1 Julie B September 23, 2008 at 5:36 am

These look very cute. I’m going to have to try making these with my daughter. Thank you for sharing.

2 gisella September 23, 2008 at 6:12 am

this is fun, my kids going to love make it !!! thanks for the tip

3 Meshellyn September 23, 2008 at 7:27 am

These are super cute and would be great for seasonal treats. Just choose your sprinkles accordingly! Great idea!

4 Laura Plunk September 23, 2008 at 9:39 am

So Cute just made my version of these for a baby shower…
They were a big hit
Laura P
Southern OR

5 Sheila Oxley September 23, 2008 at 9:54 am

Those would be the perfect size for my son! He also love to help me in the kitchen so I can see us having fun with these!!!!

6 syeda September 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

I have to try out this recipe. It seems fun and easy.thanks

7 Tiff@Three Peas September 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm

That looks so fun to make and so easy. This will be a project that my daughter and I can do together!

8 Baba September 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm

What a fun project, and tasty too!

9 Kaycee September 27, 2008 at 6:17 am

OMG yummy!! My daughter would love these :) Thanks for the recipe.

10 Kelsey September 29, 2008 at 8:07 am

These are a great size for kids. You don’t have to put them on a stick, just make them small like this for kid’s portions. And kids could easily help with the dipping – that would be so fun!

11 madelynn October 12, 2008 at 11:20 am

i love these little cupcake pops and i also like the little cupcake bites these litte treats are perfcet for gifts.

12 madelynn January 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm

this looks cool but where do they sell the cookie cutter.

13 madelynn May 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm

i like these to you rock

14 Debbie Fisher June 2, 2009 at 11:42 am

I have seen these on Bakerella and love all the fun things she has made with them. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. I definitely want to try some of these.

15 Heldy January 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

Thank you so much for sharing this step-by-step tutorial. I’m going to try and make these for my daughter’s birthday. Do you know how far in advance they can be made?

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