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How to Make Perfect Bottomed Cake Pops

Getting the perfect bottom cake pops are easy with this simple idea. The cake pops stand up straight and there's no more hold on the bottom.
Do you like to make Cake Pops with the stick up, but end up with a mess on the bottom? Or when you pick up the pop, you realize that there is no candy coating on the bottom “foot” of the pop? I call them “Candy Apple Style” Pops because they look like, well, Candy Apples. Well, here’s a little trick that I like to do to ensure that you will get the Perfect Bottom Cake Pop every time!
First, pre-stick the cake pops flat on the cookie sheet. It’ll help to create a flatter bottom.

Second, place candy wafer disks down every 2 inches. 

Third, dip your pop, tap off the excess, then place it on top of the candy disk. You may have to hold it there for a count of 10 if your candy coating is thin and the pop starts to lean.

Easy! You’re gonna rock your next cake pop display!
The candy coating will ooze down to cover the disk and hide it and there will be a bit of an extra candy crunch at the bottom, but that’s no biggie. The good news is that they stand up straight and they have a flat bottom with no hole for cake and oil to leak out of an make a big mess on your serving tray.
If you aren’t using Wilton’s Candy Melts, Make and Mold candy wafers, Mercken’s coatings or Guittard’s A’peels or any other candy coating that comes in a disk shape, simply crate your own disk with your color before dipping.
Try it next time and they will look great on your dessert table!
 Getting the perfect bottom cake pops are easy with this simple idea. The cake pops stand up straight and there's no more hold on the bottom.


Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Hi. Now that I am a grandmother I need to learn how to bake an edible cake or make cake pops. What cake batter is recommended?

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 30th of August 2018

I use any cake mix. I find that they are light and airy and so easy to bake. I just buy whatever is on sale. Have fun making them!

sue parker

Sunday 18th of December 2016

I have had problems with chocolate covered cherries leaking and this should work perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 19th of December 2016

Yep! This trick should work. Or you can add a dollop of chocolate to a cookie sheet and then rest the dipped cherry on that.

Elaine Del Rosario

Thursday 15th of November 2012

I'm so glad you posted this! I thought I was the ONLY person who's cake pops fell off the stick, cracked, or looks lumpy. Mine never look perfect but I also compare them to Bakerella's perfect cake pops. I can't wait to try it again with your tips! Thanks for sharing!


Monday 9th of July 2012

I saw this a week ago and couldn't remember where I saw it so I stalked Pinterest. This is right on time for my daughter's open house. I'll be making tons of cakepops. Thanks!!!

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Friday 29th of June 2012

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!