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I wanted to show you another cool Halloween design and how to use the KC Bakes Cake Pop stand when you are using straws in place or your sticks.
After you form you cake balls, you are going to add the straw the same way as a stick.
Dip 1/4 inch of the straw into the melted candy and then insert the straw half way into the ball.
I think that a 12 inch straw is a bit LOOOOOONG, so I cut mine in half and insert the cut end.
To stand up the straw, place your lollipop sticks into the cake pop stand.
Dip your cake pop and then slide the straw over the stick.
Even if you leave the stick long, it’ll still hold the pop upright and allow for smooth drying.
I used the Wilton Sugar Sheets and a small cat paper punch to cut out the cat shapes.
Once the pops were dry, I added some yellow full moons and crescent moons and attached the cat silhouette.
For the full moon, I just dipped the pop into the yellow candy. To make the crescent moon, I used a lollipop stick to draw on the crescent moon. You could also put the yellow into a baggie and pipe it on if you are going to do a lot of pops.
Aren’t these fun? Best part is, they are super easy to make and all your Trick-or-Treaters will be in awe of your mad cake pop skillz!
** Sorry, I can’t find the paper punch online. I bought it at Micheal’s Craft Store recently. I found the paper straws at Target in the Party Supply area.