Top of the Pops


// by Jennie Gibson of the Cake Pop Shop

1 ¾ c. flour
2 c. sugar
¾ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
½ c. vegetable oil
2 eggs, large
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
1 jar store-bought icing



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all dry ingredients with a whisk; slowly add buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla to dry ingredients. When combined, add hot water and stir.
2. Pour batter into a 9” x 13” baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clear. Once cake is completely cool, crumble the cake with your hands until it is all crumbs and place in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of icing to the crumbled dough, combining thoroughly. Continue to add icing as needed.
3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of the dough/icing mixture, rolling into meatball-shaped spheres and placing onto a cookie sheet.
4. Place a napkin on top and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Cover with store-bought or homemade icing and decorate as you see fit. Enjoy.

Eye Ball cake pop instructions:


White Candy Melts

Blue or green candy melts

Red Candy Melts

Black candy Melts

Tooth picks


A thinner (Crisco or Wilton chocolate thinner)

Lollipop sticks

Styrofoam block or cake pop stand

If you don’t want to buy a bunch of different color candy melts you can use candy dye to dye your white candy. Make sure it is CANDY dye, it must be an oil based dye.

Melt white candy in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Candy and chocolate melts better when agitated. Add a little bit of thinner at a time until the candy flows off the spoon smoothly.

Dip the tip of the lollipop stick in the candy. Cupping, the cake pop in one hand insert the stick into the cake pop ½- ¾ of the way in. Set the cake pop in the stand until the candy dries. Once dry, dip the cake pop in the cup of candy melts until fully covered. Tap off excess candy and put back in the stand. Repeat until the desired amount of cake pops have been dipped. While those are drying melt, or dye, the other candy.

When the white cake pops are dry dip a tooth pick into the blue or green and draw and fill in the iris. When the iris is done drying, repeat with black candy to make the pupil. Dip a toothpick in the red and draw squiggle lines from the back of the eye to the sides to give a scary look.