Bumble Bee Cake Pops

Thanks to reader Jenny for sharing this UH-DORABLE recipe with us!!!

Bumble Bee cake pops

Materials needed: 


-Microwave safe bowl- Glass will work best
-White chocolate (for melting) *for candy making- circular- *needed for making the wings on the bees as well as the candy coating
-black food coloring- or black gel- only if you are not going to be bagging them individually - the gel won't settle and can get messy
-Chocolate Sprinkles (not shown in photo)

-Your favorite cake recipe
-Favorite frosting recipe
(I used a the Betty Crocker white cake recipe.)


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary)
Blend the frosting ingredients together.

Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. When it is completely cool, break the cake into a large bowl. Crumble it with forks or your fingers until it is in fine crumbs. Pour the frosting into the cake crumbs and mix with a spoon. Then continue mixing with your fingers, kneading and mixing until fully incorporated into the cake. You can also use a potato masher, it works twice as fast. Check to see if it will roll into a ball. It should: this makes a very malleable, easy-to-handle cake mixture.
But if it needs a little extra moisture, add milk a spoonful at a time.
When the mixture is almost like cookie dough- where it sticks together, you are right on track. you can get an ice cream scoop, melon scoop, or cookie scoop and start to form the cake balls. Place cake balls on a parchment lined tray, cover with a light wrap, and place in freezer for 3-4 hours.
In the last hour you will want to prep your decorations- cut the bee wings, cut the circle white chocolate, and cut them to conform your cake ball- I just used the scoop that I used to shape the cake ball.
Then, in the last 5 min you will want to melt the chocolate.  You will add your yellow dye at this time as well...
Pull a few cake balls at a time out of the freezer as you dip.
Stick the the sucker sticks in the cake, and dip them in the white chocolate, as you do you will want to attach the chocolate wings and the sprinkles for the antenna- the photos doesn't have antenna, but they do look very cute.
When dipping the cake balls, I twirled the cake pops to get it completely covered. * this is important that there isn't any holes because the cake will expand and crack the shell *
You will want to hold it and let all the excess drip off and stand it in the Styrofoam.
Once it is dry, pipe the black bee lines and voila! A beautiful Bumble Bee!
Isn't that just the cutest??  Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this GREAT spring idea with us Jenny!!!

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