Octopus Cake Pops

Underwater-theme parties are so much fun! My favorite underwater sea creature is the octopus because it gives the best hugs! Well, if they are friendly octopi they give great hugs. Have no fear because these little guys are the friendliest ones around. These Octopus Cake Pops are easy to make and will be a huge hit at your next underwater-theme party.

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What You'll Need:

  • Your favorite cake recipe, baked in a 9x13 pan (will yield about 40 cake pops)
  • Frosting (canned, homemade buttercream, or homemade cream cheese)
  • Food processer, stand mixer, or large bowl and spoon
  • 1- to 1-1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop
  • Cookie sheet lined with waxed paper
  • Colored candy coating wafers
  • 10 lollipop sticks
  • White chocolate candies
  • Sandwich bag
  • Black edible ink pen


Start with your favorite flavor of cake. You can use a box mix or bake it from scratch. To make 10 cake pops, just use one-fourth of a 9x13 cake. Break up the cake and discard any hard bits from the edges. Add in 2 tablespoons of frosting.

Mix the frosting and the cake together with your food processor. There should be no visible cake and no frosting lumps. The mixture should be smooth -- not sticky, gummy, or dry.

Using your cookie scoop, measure out your cake balls. Roll the cake balls smooth between your palms. Your hands should remain clean of frosting while rolling. Once they are done, place them on the cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, cover them, and put them into the refrigerator while you melt your candy coating wafers.

Tip: If the dough cracks while rolling, you need to add a little more frosting. If it's soft and mushy you need to add a little more cake.

Melt your candy coating wafers according to the package directions. Microwave the coating for 1 minute on high, stir, then put back in the microwave for 45 seconds at 70 percent power. You do not want to overheat the candy or chocolate -- just keep stirring until it all melts.

Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator. Dip 1/4 inch of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert it halfway into the cake ball. Repeat for each cake ball. Before moving on to the next step, make sure the candy coating has hardened completely.

Gently dip your cake pop straight up and down in the smooth, melted candy coating. Tap off the excess coating from the cake pop and attach the white chocolate candies for eyes. Place the cake pop on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet with the stick up to dry. Repeat with the remaining cake pops.

Pour 1/3 cup of the melted candy coating into a sandwich bag and snip off a tiny corner of the bag. On a sheet of waxed paper (it can be the same waxed paper you used for the cake pops), pipe a dot with four squiggly lines on the left and right sides to make octopus legs. Stand the cake pop in the center of the legs and hold in place until it starts to harden to prevent it from falling over. Complete all legs and octopi.

Add any facial details with your edible ink pen -- have fun with it!

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Karyn Granrud is the baker, photographer, and blogger behind Pint-Sized Baker. She shares fun and easy dessert ideas that you can make with your family. You'll find a mix of quick, semihomemade desserts, as well as a few that are a bit more involved. I'm sure you'll see something you can make with what you have in your pantry. Enjoy creating, and have some fun playing with your food!

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