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Making Cake Pops with the Easy Roller

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Hello and happy Monday! Today’s post is a little unusual in that I’m sharing a kind of sweet I haven’t often made, cake pops.

I’m looking forward to making these more now though – simply decorated, they were relatively easy to make, especially with my Easy Roller from Heavenly Cake Pops.

I love how charming they looked laden with sparkly sanding sugar. And they yumminess… oh the yumminess!

One of the sweetest parts – Cake pop aficionado and lovely blogger friend of mine, Niner of Niner Bakes, is here from Germany visiting me for a few weeks. You can check out her step by step tutorial on making cake pops here and her cake pop trouble-shooting guide here. She’s especially talented at making cake pops, and taught me some valuable decorating tips and tricks. I’ll share a few below in a little tutorial on how we decorated these (well, she decorated these actually!).


Making Cake Pops using the Easy Roller

First off, a thanks to my lovely sponsor, Heavenly Cake Pops, for providing me an Easy Roller to try out. The Easy Roller, pictured below, is a tool which is used to roll approximately 21 cake balls at a time – it definitely helped us make cake pops faster than it would rolling them by hand. Besides speed, a huge benefit is that each cake ball is uniform… consistently 1.25 inches in diameter and  weighing 26 grams or 7/8 of 1 oz. Definitely an invaluable tool for anyone who needs to make a large amount of cake balls for orders etc. You can find more info. on purchasing the Easy Roller here and a ton of helpful how to videos here, including how to make cake pops from start to finish using the Easy Roller.

As it was our first time using the roller, it took a little longer than it normally would as we meticulously followed these how-to videos. Once we did the first batch it went quickly, and the cake pops turned out perfectly.

We posted a few videos on Instagram to show the process of making these cake pops. Click on the play button above to watch.

Once the cake balls are rolled, time to decorate!


Dipping Cake Pops

You’ll Need:

Step 1: Melt the candy melts in a a microwave 30 seconds at a time. Stir and repeat for a total of about 2 or more minutes. It will depend on your microwave.

Step 2: Mix a small amount of vegetable oil (approximately a teaspoon at a time) into the candy melts and stir. Keep adding more until you reach a your desired consistency. Watch the video below to see how the melts flow smoothly.

Step 3: Dip the lollipop sticks into the chocolate melts and then insert about half way into the cake ball. You can see @ninerbakes  Instagram video on dipping the sticks and inserting them in the cake pops here (just hold the cake ball and lay it down instead of inserting it downwards).

Step 4: Put the tray of cake balls with sticks into the freezer for approximately 10 minutes.

Step 5: Dip the cake pop into the chocolate melts, turn the cake pop to let the chocolate drip, and if needed, tap the wrist of the arm holding the cake pop to help all the excess chocolate drip.

Step 6: While turning the cake pop, sprinkle sanding sugar on the wet chocolate.

Step 7: Set the cake pops into a stand, in a vase with sugar, or styrofoam to let the cake pops dry.

I love the sweet simplicity of these cake pops but you could easily dress them up with some cute ribbon or tags.

Hope you have as much fun as we did making these!



p.s. The jars pictured here I bought about 4 years ago on Amazon. They’re called the Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake Pedestal Candy Jars and unfortunately I can’t find any which are available for sale right now. I checked the Grasslands Road website as well and don’t see them in stock.

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  1. Maria Helena
    August 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    They are perfect…love them

  2. Amber
    August 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I have an Easy Roller. While I don’t use it often (just for personal use), I’ve found it to be quite helpful when making a batch of cake pops. Yours are quite simple and lovely!

  3. August 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I want one of these to try!!!!

  4. Lina
    August 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi, those cake pops look awesome. I just order my roller these past Frisay, only if I knew you going to post a $10 coupon.

  5. Safiya
    August 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I love them. So simple cute yet elegant. I will defiantly need to order the roller. I love making cake pops but rolling them by hand is a mess and so time consuming. But really what I love are those tiny cake stand/glasses? Please let us know where they are sold. Sorry if you’ve posted that before!

    • August 26, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

      Hi Everyone ~ I was also interested in knowing where these lovely pedestal display stands can be purchased? Thank you!
      Keep up the great decorating ladies!

    • marian
      August 26, 2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      Hi Safiya and Christine!
      The jars pictured here I bought about 4 years ago on Amazon. They’re called the Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake Pedestal Candy Jars and unfortunately I can’t find any which are available for sale right now. I checked the Grasslands Road website as well and don’t see them in stock.

  6. August 25, 2014 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Oh how fun it was to make these!! 🙂

    My personal favorite Cake Pops are simple, round ones – quick, easy and people love them, especially with glittery sanding sugar 🙂

    Thanks again to Heavenly Cake Pops! 🙂

    So happy about the time I have here with you, Marian!
    Much love!!

    xoxo, niner

    • marian
      August 26, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

      I’m so glad you’re here Niner! Making these together was so much fun, and I’m sad already that you have to leave. 🙁

  7. Marian N
    August 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    The pops are smashing! And, I am so happy to discover Niner. Popped over to her blog and just loved it. You gals are the best.

  8. Karenb
    August 26, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Marian-I love your blog and have been following it for a few years. I also enjoy reading what others have commented in relationship to your post. However, I was rather dismayed to see people “advertising” in the comments!!

    We get bombarded with commercials, and ads everywhere, please don’t let them invade your post comments, especially when they have nothing to do with YOUR post.

    Just a thought to consider …

    The simplicity of your cake pops have an elegance to them!
    I enjoy making cake pops but sometimes the chocolate does not set up smoothly for me. I never thought of using sanding sugar on cake pops. This sure would solve my chocolate issue!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Roshini
      August 26, 2014 at 5:58 am | Permalink

      Totally agree with you Karenb.

    • marian
      August 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      Thank you Karenb! I do appreciate you coming to read me here.

      Absolutely I agree with you about those comments. Just so you know I do delete them. I get approximately 80,000 spam comments per week (!!!) but *most* of them are filtered through an anti-spam app I have for my blog called Akismet, so all I have to do is empty my spam folder. (The spam comments are not individual people… There must be some sort of computer program which targets blog comments… Other bloggers I’ve chatted with have the same issues).

      There are approximately 20-40 spam comments per day that I need to manually delete – the ones which make it through that spam filter. So, if you’re seeing those, it means I haven’t gotten to my email yet (I get email notifications of each and every comment which makes it through that filter) to delete them.

      I thank you for your honesty and caring about the integrity of my blog comments, and know that I try my best to keep Sweetopia spam free. It’s a little harder for me on social media as there’s no real filter there, but I try my best there too. Please let me know if you see anything inappropriate there which I haven’t caught (max a week is what I try there).

      Thanks for visiting! xoxo

  9. Roshini
    August 26, 2014 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Happy to see you both together. I’ve always loved Niner’s creations and started visiting her blog after reading her posts here since last 2 years I guess.
    Love your glittery simple cake pops as much as I love those cute cake/sweet stands. Where did you get those?

    • marian
      August 26, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Roshini,
      The jars pictured here I bought about 4 years ago on Amazon. They’re called the Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake Pedestal Candy Jars and unfortunately I can’t find any which are available for sale right now. I checked the Grasslands Road website as well and don’t see them in stock.

      Thanks for visiting me here. xo

  10. August 26, 2014 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    These would be adorable for a child’s birthday party! Yours came out perfectly.

  11. Melissa
    August 26, 2014 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    These cake pops look great, I’ve tried to make them for years and they always fall apart when I try to decorate. I did have a question about the dough. How did you make it before using the roller?

    • marian
      August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Melissa,
      We used a cake mix and didn’t even need icing… we processed the baked cake in a food processor. We followed Jennifer’s step by step video which you can find here (called How I Make Cake Pops with the Easy Roller-Start to Finish):


      Jennifer has lots of other troubleshooting videos there too. Hope that helps!

  12. marian
    August 26, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Thanks for your comments everyone! xo

  13. Tidido
    August 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful pops! it seems very easy to do with the Roller! May I ask if instead of vegetable oil you could add shortening to the melts so they get as liquid as yours? If not, any vegetable oil would work? Thank you!!

    • marian
      August 27, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tidido,
      I’m not sure, so I will ask Niner to come back and answer. She’s flying home to Germany as we speak so it may be a few days before she has time to write.

  14. Deb Horoshok
    August 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    They are beautiful. I love the way the candy melts flowed. You stated you use veg oil. Approximately how many tsp of oil would you use? Thanks so much I love your site and I must say I have missed you. Glad you are back.

    • marian
      August 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      Awww, thank you so much Deb. It’s good to be back.
      Niner added the oil in so I’ll ask her to come back and help. She’s flying home to Germany as we speak so it may be a few days before she has time to write.

  15. Marilyn
    August 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Your cake pops are so pretty and dainty looking! What a lovely photo of you and Niner. Marian, will we see you at the Baking and Sweet’s Show next month?

    • marian
      August 27, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      Hi Marilyn,
      I would have loved to see you there again! I have a family commitment so couldn’t do the Redpath booth again this year. Is your husband still interested in making sweets too? 🙂

  16. Kody
    August 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Can u tell me what food processor u used?

  17. September 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed
    to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will
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  18. Miriam
    October 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    My cake pops keep cracking a leaking little drops of oil, do you know why?? I love using the easy roller 😀

  19. November 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Love love love cake pops! They look gorgeous

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