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How to Make Cake Pop Topiary Trees

How to Make Cake Pop Topiary Trees


  • 1 – 18.25-ounce cake mix (and ingredients needed to bake it as on box)
  • 1 – 16-ounce container pre-made frosting
  • 1 bag Wilton white melting candies
  • 1 bag green melting candies
  • Small decorative flower candies

If you are among the living (or are at least among the coffee addicts) you know that Starbucks has added cake pops to its menu. Dotter works there and brought me one home to try this week. Yummy goodness. Me thinks it’s time to introduce you to cake pops extraordinaire.

First, bake an 18.25 oz. cake mix (more details about making cake pops in the book at this at the end of this post).

Then grab one 16 oz. container of store bought frosting. It’s important to note that you can only use 3/4ths of the container though or your cake pops will crack after coated.

Place 3/4 of the container of frosting into all of the cooled, baked cake. Did I mention using only 3/4ths of the container of frosting?

Using your hands, form chocolaty goodness into 1 1/2 inch balls.

Place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Use one bag of Wilton green candy melts and add Wilton white candy melts until you reach the green color you like.

Yeah, like that.

Learning color combining was my very favorite part of my early childhood lessons. I do love colors.

Remove cake balls from fridge once they’re chilled. Insert a 4-inch lollipop stick into each cake ball. Reform the top a little bit again as it might get a little bit flat from sitting on the pan.

Chocolaty goodness meet white… er… green… chocolate.

Again using what I had on hand, I sprinkled lightly with little green candy beads and used hearts as the flowers. Place the hearts on imperfectly as, you know, hearts never grow on trees perfectly.

Using shorty baby lead-free pots (or placing mini muffin liners in the pots to make them food-safe), push extra cake pop dough into flower pots tightly, making “dirt”.

Spoon a little bit of the melted, green chocolate over the top.

Place cake pop topiaries into pots immediately (before the green chocolate dries).

Tie cute little ribbons right under the trees.

These are the things that make me jump up and down with joy.

So adorable for Easter Sunday. Perfect for a girly event like a bridal shower, baby shower, Mother’s Day, or a tea. Let’s all jump up and down with joy together, shall we?

Oh the other makes we could make. The ideas are endless, really. If you would like more cake pop ideas, you simply must get Bakerella’s new book that just came out last fall.

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats

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