New Year’s Recipe: New Year’s Cake Pops


New Year’s themed cake pops. Courtesy of Google Images

Luisa Rinaudo, Staff Writer

These New Years Cake Pops are cute, creative, and a definite crowd-pleaser!


  • Cake mix (Any Type)
  • Frosting (Any type)
  • White, brown, silver candy melts
  • White, gray, and silver sugar crystal sprinkles
  • Yogurt covered peanuts or white jelly beans
  • Lollipop sticks

Step 1: To make the Santa Hat Cake Pops you must bake any type of cake you desire, let it cool and then crumple it into little pieces, almost like sand.

Step 2: Add your choice of frosting, and mix it into the crumpled up cake .  The frosting will let the pieces stick together and form the feeling of modeling clay.

Step 3: Once you are finished mixing, take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and mold it into a cone shape and place them on a cookie sheet or plate.  Continue this method until there is no more of the mixture.  Put in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until they harden.

Step 4: Melt the white candy melts melted in a bowl.  One by one, dip the bottom of the cone into the white candy melt to make a white rim around the bottom.  Then insert a lollipop stick into the center.  Put the stick into styrofoam so the pops will stand up and let candy melt dry. Use the various colors of candy melts to create swirls or dots!

Step 5: Now that the candy melts are dry, flip the pointed end into the white candy melt to fill any remaining space.  Let dry.

Step 6: Once dry, take either half a jelly bean or yogurt covered peanut and, with a dab of the white candy melt, stick it to the top of the hat. Drizzle on whatever color you wish.

Step 7: To give the pops the fuzzy effect, you can lightly brush on more multi-colored candy melt to the brim and dip it into sugar crystal sprinkles.