How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Making cake pops can be a dangerous hobby. Maybe not as dangerous as some of James Bond’s hobbies but still dangerous in my book!

It all starts with a simple cake pop project using candy to create adorable displays of sweetness on a stick. Before you know it, your pantry is full of candy of every shape, color and size. When that sweet tooth starts to tingle… good luck resisting the temptation to raid your “for cake pops only” stash of sugary goodies!

For today’s cake pop tutorial, I’m being an enabler by adding M&M’s and Rolos to your tempting stash of candy!
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Ingredients & Supplies

To make flower pot cake pops, you will need:

Cake balls in any flavor

Lollipop sticks or colorful paper straws

– Green candy melts (or white candy melts and green candy coloring)

– M&M’s Dark Chocolate Candy

Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate

– Green washi tape

– A cake pop stand

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Make Your Cake Balls

Start by following the step-by-step directions for making cake balls. Chill them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to start turning them into flower pot cake pops.

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Helpful Hint: Keep in mind that making cake pops is a temperature sensitive process. Putting cake balls in the freezer may make them too cold for dipping, so you will need to let them sit for a few minutes after removing them.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Turn Your Cake Balls Into Flower Pot Cake Pops

Microwave your green candy melts in a bowl on low power for 30-seconds at a time. Stop and stir after each 30-second interval then repeat until the coating is completely melted.

Dip the a lollipop stick into the melted coating until 3/4 of the stick is covered. Gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to remove any excess coating.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Before the candy coating dries, poke the bottom of the stick into the wide end of a Rolo Chewy Caramel candy.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Slide the Rolo up the stick until it touches the green candy coating. Wipe off any caramel that clings to the bottom portion of the stick.

Set the coated stick upright in your cake pop stand to allow the candy coating to harden and repeat the above steps for all of your cake pops.

Slice each of your chilled cake balls in half. Dip the edge of a coated lollipop stick into your green candy coating and then insert it into a halved cake ball, gently pushing until the stick is about half way through the cake ball. Turn your cake pop upright and set it in your cake pop stand. Continue this process for all of your cake pops then place them in the fridge to chill before dipping.

Helpful Hint: Work with just a handful of cake balls at a time. Rotating them in and out of the fridge ensures that you are always working with perfectly chilled cake balls. This is where it comes in handy to have a few petite cake pop stands to rotate around!

Dip a chilled cake pop straight down into the melted green candy coating until the cake ball is completely covered and sealed. If you need to angle the cake pop, gently tilt it in one direction and then another. Resist the temptation to stir the coating with the cake pop. If you do, your cake pop may fall off of the stick into a candy coating abyss. If you have this problem, don’t panic… check out 5 Tricks to Stop Cake Pops from Falling Off Sticks.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Remove the cake pop from the melted coating by pulling it straight up. Then, turn the cake pop at an angle and gently tap off any excess coating.

Helpful Hint: A tall narrow bowl works best for dipping cake pops. Keeping the coating warm throughout the entire dipping process is key to having a smooth coating on your cake pops. To avoid having to repeatedly reheat your coating, a chocolate melting pot is a great tool.

While the candy coating is still wet, place a white M&M’s Dark Chocolate Candy in the center of the flat side of your cake pop. Place purple, pink, or red M&M’s around the edges.

Set the cake pop upright in your cake pop stand and continue dipping the rest of your cake pops. Allow the green candy coating to cool and harden completely before continuing on to the next step.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

Wrap a piece of green washi tape around the stem area of a cake pop. Cut the tape into the shape of leaves. Repeat this step on all of your cake pops.

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

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28 Responses to How To Make Flower Pot Cake Pops

  1. Mel says:

    Ummm those cake pops are way too cute to be eaten…but I would do it anyway!!
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  2. OMG, so cute! I love the rolo flower pots – they look perfect, Janine! :)
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  3. now THESE flowers i would grow in my kitchen/garden! clever rolo pots :)
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  4. I love the Rolo Pots. I love Rolo anything, but these are an exceptionally clever use of them!
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  5. Katie G says:

    Wow…I really love these…and since I have a love for flowers these are just too awesome…I like the pressed flower cookies as well…almost too beautiful to eat…I found you on the Serenity Saturday hop….new follower….
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  7. Molly says:

    This are amazingly cool

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  8. Ok, seriously! How cute are these! I love cake pops, its the perfect bite of dessert, but these are so cute and pretty I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat them. :) {oh don’t worry I would get over it and so would eat it.. haha} Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays Janine! :)
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  9. Hannah says:

    Too cute! Such a clever way to turn everyday ingredients into perfect little decorations.
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  10. Every one of these pops are darling! So creative! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!

    Melanie and Diana
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  11. These are just so cute! My kids would love it, if I could learn to make cake pops!!
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  12. These are adorable! I’d love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)
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