Owl Cake Pops

I was inspired by Bakerella’s book to try to make cake pops for my husband’s cousin’s baby shower.  They actually turned out a lot better than I expected.  They are pretty easy to make; the most time consuming part was adding all of the little eyes, beaks and feet!


1 cake mix (any flavor) prepared according to the package instructions

3/4 of a 16-ounce tub of frosting (not whipped frosting)


Bake cake and let it cool.  Once the cake is completely cooled, break it up into crumbs, like this:

Then add in the 3/4 tub of frosting and mix until it is all combined, like this:

Roll into ~1 1/2 in balls.  I used a mini ice cream/cookie scoop for this.  You should get around 48 balls.  Put them in the refrigerator for awhile so they are nice and firm when you want to start dipping them.

For the owls, I then dipped the sticks in melted chocolate and inserted them about half way into the balls.  Then I used chocolate to stick on the “ears” which were white chocolate chips.  Once the chocolate holding on the sticks ears was dry, I dipped each one in melted chocolate.  One of them ended up a little messy before I realized it was important to make sure that most of the extra chocolate had dripped off before standing it in the block:

Here they are all dipped and ready for decorating.  Make sure the chocolate is completely dry before attaching anything to the cake pops!

Lastly, use a toothpick and a small amount of melted chocolate to attach the eyes, beaks and feet.

Here they are all finished and ready to go!!

Linked to the Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello.


8 thoughts on “Owl Cake Pops

    • I used white chocolate chips (cut the tips off with a knife) for the eyes and used an edible marker to make the middle of the eye. The nose is made of “Wilton Sprinkles” they look like mini colored chocolate chips.

      • Do you have any suggestions for a faster eyes?? I was commissioned to do 100 of these cute things… i have done other styles for cake pops just not eyes and Not this many!!!!!! lol

      • Have you looked at Bakerella’s website/book?
        She uses the white pieces from a candy necklace. Also Wilton makes candy eyes that you can get at Michael’s or JoAnn’s, but that might get kind of expensive for 100 of them!! Good luck! I wouldn’t want to make that many!

    • The nose is a candy coated sunflower seed (I got a small package at World Market) and the feet are flower sprinkles. They are from a Wilton jar with lots of different sprinkles in it – I just got it at Michaels. Hope that helps!!

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