How to Decorate Cake Pops- Beginners

Learn how to decorate cake pops easily, using simple ingredients like nuts, sprinkles, candies and much more. Easy enough for beginners!

Today, I am showing you easy ways on how to decorate cake pops that anyone can make without any prior experience. 

Do you know who I consider to be a “PRO” at making cake pops?!

Bakerella, of course! She is the QUEEN of cake pops and all her creations are mind blowing.

However, I admit that some of her cake pop creations take quite a bit of TIME to make. 

There are days when we are short on time and making extravagant cake pops is out of the question.

So, I thought I would share some EASY ways to decorate cake pops.

How to decorate cake pops

Nothing fancy with special cutters or fondant but the end result is still TASTY and CUTE!

I bet you have these INGREDIENTS in your kitchen already:

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Colored sugar or sanding sugar
  • Sprinkles

How to decorate cake pops (Easy For Beginners)

These toasted sesame seed cake pops were my FAVORITE!

I think TOASTING the sesame seeds was a good call…It gave these pops a very distinct flavor and aroma!

The soft cake- like center, the creamy chocolate and the crunchy sesame seeds …I swear it was like a PARTY in my mouth! lol 

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These coconut cake pops were darn GOOD too!


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To learn how to decorate cake pops, you will need the following INGREDIENTS:

Shredded coconut
Mini chocolate chips
Sesame seeds
Various nuts (almond, walnuts, pecans, peanuts et.c.)

Here are the INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1:
Start off by following this easy tutorial to make cake pops

Step 2:
Then, toast 1 cup each of peanuts, almonds and sesame seeds separately. Roughly chop the almonds and peanuts.
I placed everything (mini chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles, crushed almonds, crushed peanuts, colored sugar, sesame seeds and shredded coconut) on a single plate but it’s better to put all these ingredients in separate containers. That way, it’s easier to cover cake pops in them.

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Step 3:
Melt chocolate and use a spoon to pour it over the cake pop…

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Until the cake pop is fully covered in chocolate.

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Step 4:
Before this chocolate hardens, sprinkle almonds or any other topping of your choice over the pop.

How to decorate cake pops 8Push the cake pops into a styrofoam block until the chocolate sets and enjoy!

Well, that’s all for today.

I hope you found this tutorial on how to decorate cake pops useful.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

36 comments on “How to Decorate Cake Pops- Beginners”

  1. Absolutely adorable. I bet this would be a very fun activity for teaching kids!

  2. Beautiful! and these look totally doable as well! 🙂

  3. The sesame seeds look great on the pops! I have to remember to use them as a topping.

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