Ornament Cake Pops

These ornament cake pops are a great treat for a Holiday dessert table or as a Christmas party favor. Follow these simple instructions to make your own.

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Ornament Cake Pops

I have been avoiding cake pops for some time now. Don’t get me wrong, they taste AMAZING! But they look sooo intimidating to make. However, my creative side couldn’t resist jumping in and creating a new Christmas treat. Check out my instructions below to make your very own ornament cake pops!

Making your own ornament cake pops:

To make these cake pops, I followed the Wilton recipe. These are seriously the most delicious cake pops out there! And, BONUS, they are very soft.

Customizing the ornaments so that they look like ornaments was my own neat idea :)

Materials needed for your ornament cake pops:

Red, green, and white candy melts

Assorted sprinkles

Mini marshmallows

Licorice twists (side note: don’t use the licorice laces… when they bend, they break!)

Cake pops instructions:

You have to plan ahead a little bit so that you dip the cake pop sticks into the same colour of chocolate that you dip the entire Christmas cake pop into.

You also want to plan ahead by preparing the ornament tops and hooks ahead of time. Do this by poking a hole through the marshmallows. I used a cake pop stick to poke the hole. Then, carefully slide both sides of short (approx.  2″) licorice pieces into the marshmallows. Set these aside until they are needed.

Next, split the pops up into red, green and white ones and dip one at a time.
Let the icing drip off. Before the icing settles, sprinkle the sprinkles all over the cake pops, and then set one of your ornament tops on the top of the cake pop settled into the icing :)


Keep the Christmas cake pops cold throughout the process as much as possible. Always take one pop out of the fridge at a time, and put it back in as soon as possible. This will give you the best results :)

Red, green, and white ornament cake pops in a jar of red and green m&m's.

I wrapped some of these ornament cake pops in clear bags, and tied a little red and white twine around them to present them as nice Christmas favours :)

Single red ornament cake pop wrapped in plastic.
Red, green, and white ornament cake pops in a jar or individually wrapped.

And just to prove that I ate one… lol.

I hope you enjoy making these delicious treats!

White ornament cake pop with a bite taken out of it.
Close up image of red, green, and white ornament cake pops.

47 thoughts on “Ornament Cake Pops

    1. And you could get your kids to help put on the sprinkles!! My baby girl is too small for that right now, but one day she will! Thanks for stopping by Zan!

  1. i love these cake pops and that you placed them in a jar full of candy! Super Creative! Saying hello from on display Thursday and these are just perfect to display & eat! :-)

    1. Thanks Cathy!! I needed something in the jar to keep the cake pops upright and candy worked perfectly! So glad you liked them!

  2. So cute! I have not been too successful with my cake pops, but you are inspiring me to go back and try again. These would just be adorable to serve up anytime during the Christmas season. I think they would be especially fun to serve up while we are decorating the tree. I found you over at On Display Thursday!

  3. Your ornament cake pops are so pretty! After reading your post, I might be able to attempt making cake pops now…haha. (I’ve never tried to make them before…although, I’ve wanted to for some time now.) ;)

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