Are ya ready? Today I want to share with you how to make ladybug cake pops.
I’ve made these cake pops again and again and they are super cute and always a crowd-pleaser for ladybug themed parties!
Here’s what I used:
Red and Black Candy Melts
Prepared Cake Balls (about 3 cm or 1.25 inches), at room temperature
Small Rolling Pin
Small Squeeze Bottle with #3 Round Tip*
Small Cup or Bowl for melting candy melts
Any Round Frosting Tip (you’ll need the large end)
*Note: You can also use a frosting bag with a tip or even a plastic zip top bag with the corner snipped off. These cake pops don’t require a lot of precision.
First you’ll want melt the red candy melts. I do this in the microwave, starting with one minute, then doing it in 15 second increments as needed to get a completely smooth, melted coating. If you need help thinning your candy melts, check out this post on how to thin candy melts.
Dip your lollipop stick in the melted red candy and insert about halfway into the cake ball. Allow this to harden for a few minutes.
Carefully dip the cake balls entirely into the red candy. You want the candy deep enough to completely dip the cake ball without swirling it around much. The more you move it around, the more chance your cake ball will pull off the stick or break. After it’s dipped, gently tap the hand holding it and allow any excess candy to drip off.
Allow the cake balls to completely set up before decorating.
While the cake balls are hardening, roll out the black fondant and cut out the ladybug heads. I used the big end of any standard size frosting tip.
When you’re ready to decorate, melt the black candy melts and pour them into the squeeze bottle. Start by piping a black stripe down the center of the cake ball.
Next, pipe the dots onto the ladybug. I usually do 5 or 6 on each side.
Put a small dot of black candy on the front of the ladybug and attach the fondant head there.
Allow all of the candy dots and the stripe to harden. After the candy sets, they’re ready to go!
I’ve also done these sweet ladybug cake pops in pink:
I’ve made these quite a few times and they’re so easy and cute! You only need a handful of materials to do them (don’t be scared!), but the kids will love them!
To see the tutorial, just hope over to Cakejournal.com! If you need the basics on cake pops, check out my post here for how to make cake pops (recipe and pictures)!
Oh, and do you need a stand for your cake pops? Check out my tutorial for how to make a cake pop stand (it’s easy and cheap!)!
I’ve done red ones a few times and recently I got do to do pink ladybug cake pops… so cute and fun!
If there’s a ladybug party in your future, be sure to check out all of the ladybug parties/cakes I’ve done (not all of them have cake pops). Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your party! So, here they are:
- Pink Ladybug Cupcakes and Cake Pops (I was absolutely in love with these cupcakes!!)
- Oh So Sweet Ladybug Cake & Smash Cake
- Ladybug Party: Ladybug Cake, Cookies, Cake Pops & Smash Cake
- Oh So Sweet Ladybug Cake and Smash Cakes for Twins
- Ladybug Cake with a Bright Twist (it has purple spots!!)
- My original 3-D Ladybug Cake & Cupcakes
- Pink Ladybug Baby Shower Cake
If you have any questions or thoughts about the ladybug cake pops, I’d love for you to leave a comment!!
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