Cake pops are one of those trends that just kind of snuck up on me. Before I knew it, they were everywhere. Caterers are featuring them instead of mini-cupcakes. Hostesses are finding ways to include them in their menus. Moms are making them with their children as edible crafts.
For people like me who don’t like cake (I know, I know… it’s just not my favorite!), cake pops are nice because it’s a little taste of cake without having to commit to an entire piece. My biggest complaint about cake is that it tends to be dry, and that is rarely (although not never) the case with cakepops. And let’s be real – sometimes people just like to eat things on a stick. Although there’s always the – what do I do now with this stick problem.
Here are some ideas that show just how creative you can be with cake pops – although while I love to bake, I would leave the execution on these to a pro.
I love the nautical theme, could be used for any number of events. Photo via Raleigh Cake Pops.
These little pirate cake pops are fun for a pirate-themed birthday party, or for when you host a watch party for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Photo via Spaceships and Laserbeams.
This is what I like to call: someone has way to much time on her hands… I mean, adorable! Photo via Party Frosting.
These Christmas ornament cake pops are amazing without being over the top. Photo via And Everything Sweet.
Spa cake pops, obviously! Perfect for bridal showers, girls night out, bachelorette parties, your weekly mani/pedi… Photo via Cake Central.
Would you have cake pops in lieu of a wedding cake? Is this the new version of the cupcake tower that became so popular a few years ago? Kind of cute, but I would say this should be in addition rather than in place of a traditional cake (just for the sake of your guests’ expectations). Photo via Colin Cowie Weddings.
What are your thoughts? Are cake pops here to stay? And is anyone else hungry after looking at all these cake pop photos?
Top photo via Catch My Party