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Today I want to share with you how to make ladybug cake pops. I’ve made these cake pops again and again and they are super cute and always a crowd-pleaser for ladybug themed parties!
Here’s what I used:
Red and Black Candy Melts
Prepared Cake Balls (about 3 cm or 1.25 inches), at room temperature
Small Rolling Pin
Small Squeeze Bottle with #3 Round Tip*
Small Cup or Bowl for melting candy melts
Any Round Frosting Tip (you’ll need the large end)
*Note: You can also use a frosting bag with a tip or even a plastic zip top bag with the corner snipped off. These cake pops don’t require a lot of precision.
First you’ll want melt the red candy melts. I do this in the microwave, starting with one minute, then doing it in 15 second increments as needed to get a completely smooth, melted coating.
Dip your lollipop stick in the melted red candy and insert about halfway into the cake ball. Allow this to harden for a few minutes.
Carefully dip the cake balls entirely into the red candy. You want the candy deep enough to completely dip the cake ball without swirling it around much. The more you move it around, the more chance your cake ball will pull off the stick or break. After it’s dipped, gently tap the hand holding it and allow any excess candy to drip off.
Allow the cake balls to completely set up before decorating.
While the cake balls are hardening, roll out the black fondant and cut out the ladybug heads. I used the big end of any standard size frosting tip.
When you’re ready to decorate, melt the black candy melts and pour them into the squeeze bottle. Start by piping a black stripe down the center of the cake ball.
Next, pipe the dots onto the ladybug. I usually do 5 or 6 on each side.
Put a small dot of black candy on the front of the ladybug and attach the fondant head there.
Allow all of the candy dots and the stripe to harden. After the candy sets, they’re ready to go!
I’ve also done these sweet ladybug cake pops in pink: