How to make cakes and cake pops that will knock their socks off!  These cake pop recipes and  birthday cake recipe are all homemade so you can learn how to make cakes and cake pops for men, women, girls, boys and holidays.  Everyone feels more special with a homemade treat and they always taste better too!  {{wink}}

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Cake Pop Ideas

Cake Pop Ideas

1.  Birthday Present Cake Pops {party recipes} ~ These beautiful wrapped present cake pops are a must have for your next party! They look like a professional baker made them but, even the casual baker can achieve these cute “pops” with this great tutorial. You can match the party color palette by choosing the candy melts and sugar to decorate them. They also make excellent party favors! {wink}

Cake Pop Ideas

2.  Mini Cake Pop Ice Cream Cones ~ Did you just see this photo and saw “aaawwwww…”? Aren’t those tiny ice cream cones the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! They are just right for tiny hand and little party favors. Plus, you can serve these cones at your party without them melting.

Cake Pop Ideas

3.  Rainbow Cake Pops {tutorial} ~ Ever wondered what it would look like if you could squeeze a rainbow into a cake pop?  Now you know.  These would be adorable treats for St. Patrick’s Day, or even an art-themed birthday party.

Cake Pop Ideas

4.  Mini Cake Cake Pops {How To Make A Cake} ~ All the fun of a cake pop with the traditional look for a layered cake.  A fun dessert for your next birthday party.

Cake Pop Ideas

5.  Baby Shower Cake Pop Perfection  ~ If you are throwing a baby shower then this is a must see dessert idea! While it will look like a professional baker made these adorable cake pops, even the casual baker can achieve these cute “pops” with this great tutorial!

Cake Pop Recipe

Homemade Birthday Cake

6.  Giant “Cake Pop” CakeThis post literally made me laugh out loud.  With cake pops and brownie pops being all the rage right now, who wouldn’t want a cake-sized cake pop?!  With an actual dowel for a stick, that is one big “bite-sized” dessert {haha}. Cake Pop Ideas 7.  Golf Ball Cake Pops {Edible Craft} ~ These golf balls are actually a yummy cake pop.  Check out the tutorial to crate the ball, tee, and grass that are all edible! Father's Day Desserts 8.  Super Hero Cake Pops ~ Instead of another patterned tie or pair of slippers, melt your super Dad’s heart with these Super Hero Cake Pops made especially for him for Father’s Day!  They would also be perfect for a super hero birthday party. Lego Pops 9.  Lego Cake Pops {Family Fun Craft} ~ Your kids might love building these lego cake pops as much as they love playing with the real thing.  These cute cake pops are easy to construct with just a few candies and are a fun after school treat and a great party favor for a Lego themed birthday party.

Cake Pop Ideas

10.  Pom Pom Cake Pops ~ These adorable edible pom-poms are perfect to celebrate sports or cheerleaders. Serve these at a superbowl party, tailgate, or a birthday party. Place them on a stick, or leave them as is.

Cake Pop Recipe

11.  Peanut Butter & Jame Cake Pops ~ Peanut Butter & Jam (filled) Cake Pops (shh, there’s greek yogurt involved). Your kids will LOVE this peanut butter and jam cake pop recipe and I’ve included pictured tutorials on how to make it as well as a printable just for you to print out.

How to Decorate Cake Pops

How to Decorate Cake Pops

12.  Easy Ways to Decorate Cake Pops ~ Decorating cake pops can be so easy when you use ingredients that are already in your kitchen! They will like you spent hours making these pops, but in reality it would have taken you very little time! Cake Pop Ideas 13. Strawberry Banana Cake Pops ~ Learn how to make this simple cake pop recipe for strawberry banana cake pops. With homemade fruit candy decorations they easily become adorable treats!

How to Decorate Cake Pops

14.  Owl Cake Pops {Tutorial} ~ These owl cake pops are a hoot {cheesy laugh!}.  And believe it or not, you don’t even have to bake anything so they are easy AND cute.  Pick up some Oreo Cakesters and check out the tutorial.

Mustache Party Favor

15.  Mustache Cake Pops ~ How fabulous is this mustache cake pop with the clown nose?!  They’re perfect for party favors, photo props or a fun sweet treat.  You can make them by using your Baby Cakes cake pop machine and a mustache lollipop mold. Teacher Appreciation Week 16.  Apple Cake Pops ~ Give a bouquet of apple cake pops for the teacher.  They’re fun bite size treats!  A lot of work, but definitely worth it!

Oreo Cake Pops

Oreo Cake Pop

17.  Oreo Fish Bowl Pops {Kids Edible Crafts} ~ These cute fish bowl pops are a fun party favor and would even be a cute snack to make and enjoy with the kids.  And the best part is no oven is required.  The inside isn’t a cake pop, it is an Oreo!

Oreo Cake Pops

18.  Rainbow Oreo Pops ~ These little pops would be darling handed out at school for St. Patrick’s Day. And, there is no baking required – perfect if your school is like ours and you can’t do homemade treats. Valentine's Day Edible Gifts 19.  Chocolate Caramel Candy Oreo Pops ~ These delicious Oreo truffle pops are easy to make with all store bought ingredients.  Dipped in caramel, rice krispies and chocolate, they will be an unforgettable treat.

Character Cake Pops

Cake Pops for Kids

20.  Girl Scout Cookie Pops {Edible Crafts for Kids} ~ You may not be able to get Girl Scout cookies right now, but you can use cookies to make these cute Girl Scout pops.  Dollhouse Bake Shoppe will show you how to make these cute Girl Scout themed treats that are perfect for your next Girl Scout meeting. Children's Cake Pop Ideas 21.  Pascal Cake Pops ~ Rapunzel wouldn’t celebrate her birthday without her best friend Pascal and your little princess shouldn’t either.  These cute Pascal cake pops are the perfect party favor for your Tangled themed birthday party.  The step by step tutorial will walk you through making these homemade party favors on your own.
Beauty and the Beast Cake Pops {Party Food}
22.  Beauty and the Beast Cake Pops {Party Food} ~ Your pretty princess party guests will love to munch on these yummy versions of Mrs. Potts inspired by the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast.  See a step by step photo tutorial on how to create these cake pops for your party.

Cake Pop Ideas for Kids

23.  Smurf Pops {How To Make a Cake Pop} ~ If you enjoyed the Smurf Movie, or just the Smurf cartoons as a kid, you will love these cute Smurf pops.  Try your hand at making a Smurf family of your own. Cake Pop Ideas 24.  Pinocchio Cake Pops ~ These would be perfect for a birthday party or just because! They are a little bit different than traditional pops as the lollipop stick doubles as Pinocchio’s nose! I think he’s been lying quite a bit…

Cake Pops for Kids

25.  Garfield Cake Pops {Cake Balls} ~ Bakerella turns a regular cake ball into a party perfect Garfield cake pop.  Check out the tutorial to see how to created these fun treats for yourself.

Angry Birds Cake Pops

Angry Birds Cake Pops

26.  Angry Birds Cake Pops ~ Check out these adorable Angry Birds Cake Pops!  They would be the perfect party favor for an Angry Birds themed party.  They are time consuming, but so worth it!

Halloween Cake Pops

Halloween Cake Pops 27.  Jack Skellington Cake Pops ~ The Nightmare Before Christmas has a huge cult following and everyone is sure to recognize this cute, spooky face. Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or just looking for a fun treat to bring and share at another party, these are sure to be a hit! Creepy Crawly Cake Pops 28.  Spooky Spider Cake Pops ~ Bakerella has added creepy crawly eight legged spiders to her collection of fun Halloween cake pops.  With some edible markers and a gab of M&Ms you will be well on your way to creating this spooky Halloween treats.

Halloween Cake Pops

29.  Witch Hat Cake Pops ~ There are never too many treats on Halloween, so add one more to your party with these cute witch hat cake pops.  They are a great party favor and would be fun to hand out as a special homemade treat to the trick or treaters that you know personally.

Halloween Cake Pops

30.  Jack-o-lantern Cake Pops {Edible Halloween Crafts} ~ While the big kids are carving pumpkins, let the little ones that are too little to handle a knife decorate these little edible jack-o-lanterns.  Turn them loose with an edible marker and a pumpkin cake pop and they can enjoy decorating them followed by eating them.

Christmas Cake Pops

Christmas Cake Pops

31.  Rudolph Cake Pops {Christmas Treats} ~ Looking for a yummy treat that you can pass out to friends and family? This is a cute little rudolph the red nose rain dear cake pop in a clear bag! Great as a party favor or just to hand out around the holidays!

Easter Cake Pops

Easter Bunny Cake 32.  Easter Bunny Cake Pops {Easter Bunny} ~ Bakerella walks you through her latest cute cake pop creation, this time a bunny just in time for Easter.  These cute Easter bunny cake pops will be enjoyed by guests young and old at your Easter celebration. Easter Treats 33.  Carrot Cake Pops ~ These carrots are a fun Easter take on the cake pop.  Both made from carrot cake and formed in the shape of carrots, they are truly carrot cake pops.  Your little bunnies will love them.

Patriotic Cake Pops

Patriotic Cake Pops

34.  American Flag Cake Pop Plate ~ You know when they say it’s all in the presentation?  They must be talking about this snazzy plate of cake pops.  Although pretty enough to stand on their own, they’ll be the hit of the party when arranged into this beautiful American flag.

Birthday Cake Ideas

Birthday Cake Ideas

35.  Oreo Ice Cream Cakes {Birthday Cake} ~ Everyone loves O-R-E-O-S!  The best part is twisting the cookies apart to get to the cream filling.  Right?!  Well, how about oreos and ice cream?  Mmmm.  These little oreo ice cream cakes are absolutely adorable.  You can make them with just four ingredients.  These little cuties will be a crowd pleaser for all ages.

Birthday Cake Ideas

36.  Fruity Pebbles Treat Cake ~ This is a fun and yummy alternative to a traditional birthday cake.  It is also great if you are entertaining guests who have gluten allergies.  Spruce it up with a little border of skittles for a decorator’s touch. Homemade Birthday Cake Pancakes 37. Birthday Cake Pancakes ~ Start your birthday off right by enjoying these birthday cake pancakes for breakfast. A fun tradition to add to your birthday celebration and if you are having a sleepover, they can even substitute for a traditional cake. Whoe doesn’t love eating cake for breakfast!

Birthday Cake Ideas

38.  How to Make a Donut Birthday Cake {Cake Ideas} ~ Stack your favorite palm-sized treats for a fun birthday cake alternative! You can dress the donuts up by drizzling on colorful glaze and fun sprinkles. And, of course, don’t forget to add some adorable flags and candles! Cake in a Jar 39.  Birthday Cake in a Jar Recipe ~ This birthday cake in a jar is a great way to surprise your child during school lunch.  And, it’s so simple to make.  Bake a cake according to the box directions, layer it in a jar with frosting and voila!

Cake Ideas

40.  Skittles Happy Birthday Cake ~ This is a fabulous tutorial that shows you how to turn a plain grocery store bought cake into a beautiful masterpiece.  And, it's a piece of cake.  (I couldn't resist!)  The tutorial shows you how to decorate the cake with skittles as well as how to make the cake bunting using ribbon.

Homemade Birthday Cakes

M&M's Recipes 41.  M&M Cake ~ Decorate your favorite cake with Kit Kat’s and M&M’s.  You can use your own cake recipe or even use a cake box mix.

Homemade Birthday Cake

42.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake {Birthday Cake} ~ If you are having a cookies and milk themed birthday party or just throwing a birthday celebration for someone who really loves cookie dough, this chocolate chip cookie dough cake will probably find its way into your party plans.

Homemade Birthday Cake

43.  Fourteen Layer Cake {How To Make Cake} ~ Bakerella will walk you through all of the tips and tricks to cake baking that you will need when tackling this 14 layer cake.  She made it for Valentine’s Day (14 layers for the 14th of February) and it would be fun to match the number of layers to the age of the person celebrating their birthday.  Of course, that might be a little tricky if the birthday boy is turning 90.

Homemade Birthday Cake

44.  Giant “Cake Pop” CakeThis post literally made me laugh out loud.  With cake pops and brownie pops being all the rage right now, who wouldn’t want a cake-sized cake pop?!  With an actual dowel for a stick, that is one big “bite-sized” dessert {haha}.

Homemade Birthday Cake

45.  4 Ingredient Cranberry White Cake ~ 4 Ingredients using Cake Mix, Water, Yogurt & Dried Fruit to make this amazing Cranberry cake for a birthday cake or just for fun.

Birthday Cake Flowers

Birthday Cake Flowers

46.  Pink Flower Cake {Creative Cakes} ~ This gorgeous fondant flower will make any girl feel like a million bucks on her birthday.  Check out this easy to follow tutorial to learn how to create a giant ruffled fondant flower to decorate your next birthday cake creation.

How to Make Flowers

47.  Sugar Dahlias Tutorial ~ These GORGEOUS Dahlias made from icing are so beautiful, I had to look twice to believe they weren’t real flowers. And even though they are a bit time consuming, you really only need to make one flower for the whole cake and you still get a big WOW factor. How to Make Flowers for Cake 48.  How to Make Edible Fantasy Flowers ~ You only need 2 basic cutters to make these cute and edible fondant fantasy flowers.  They can be used as cupcake toppers or even cake toppers. You can make them in any color you want!

Fondant Birthday Cakes

Fondant Birthday Cake

49.  Ombre Chevron Cake Tutorial ~ This ombre chevron stripe cake is absolutely gorgeous!  Even if you have never worked with fondant you can pull this off.  Laura has provided a recipe for the fondant and a detailed step by step tutorial to make the ombre chevron stripes.  Change the colors of the stripes and this cake would be perfect for any party theme. Fondant Cake 50.  How to Make a Peacock Cake ~ Learn how to transform a basic round cake into a gorgeous peacock! This would be excellent for themed parties and is most likely going to wow your guests! Fondant Cake 51.  Mad Hatter Tea Party Cakes {Tutorial} ~  Whether you are hosting a tea party or an Alice In Wonderland themed party, these adorable cakes are a must!  You can make your own Mad Hatter Hat cake, the queen of hearts cake, the white rabbit’s pocket watch mini cake and “Eat Me” petite-fours.

Mens Birthday Cakes

Mens Birthday Cake

52.  Three-Tiered Cinnamon Roll Cake ~ Three-Tiered Cinnamon Roll Cake, With Cooked Cream Cheese Frosting. For birthdays, holidays or weddings. Perfect if you don’t enjoy cake, or if you really just love cinnamon rolls. Carrot Cake 53.  Gluten Free Carrot Cake ~ Whether you need to whip up a cake for a birthday or a dinner party this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting will fit the bill.  And, since there is fruit in this I’m going to go ahead and say it’s fine to eat the leftovers for breakfast, too. {wink}!

Men's Birthday Cake

54.  Mustache Cake ~ Mustaches are very trendy right now and rightfully so, they make fun and quirky accessories! This post features a cake you can create in the shape of a mustache. Much easier than you’d think from looking at the fabulous results!

Women's Birthday Cakes

Women's Birthday Cake

55.  Ruffle Cake ~ I LOVE Martha Stewart! Don’t you? She is incredibly talented and this ruffle cake was her design. Learn how to make it too by following my pictured guide! White Cake 56.  White Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting ~ This cake is all about the strawberry cream frosting.  If baking from scratch isn’t your thing, you can even make this cake from a boxed mix.  {{shhh, don’t tell}}. Red Velvet Cake 57.  Southern Red Velvet Cake ~ Diane created her own recipe based on multiple recipes and liked it so much it’s a definite keeper.  Likewise, the decorating design was created by mixing ideas she found from a variety of places.  Her cake looks amazing and I’d really love a bite right about now!  {wink}

Kids Birthday Cake

The Cat in the Hat Cakes 58.  Cat in the Hat Cake {tutorial} ~ Dr. Seuss is an all time favorite book collection for both adults and children.  Whether your favorite is The Cat in the Hat or One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish this cake would give the party a definite WOW factor.  Follow this amazing step by step tutorial to make your own Cat in the Hat cake.

Kids Birthday Cake

59.  Crybaby Cake ~ This is a fun cake for a to a baby shower or a baby’s birthday party.  It’s simple to make and I bet it will have your guests laughing cuz babies do cry A LOT! Fondant Birthday Cakes 60.  Charlie and Lola Birthday Cake {Tutorial} ~ This is a fantastic tutorial for decorating a cake with fondant icing.  She uses an image printed off the internet, so you could easily use this method for ANY design.  Although all the little extras make this particular cake pretty fabulous!

Girl Birthday Cakes

Girls Birthday Cakes

61.  Rainbow Heart Cake {Creative Cakes} ~ A rainbow of colors inside and out, there is no girl big or little that will be able to resist smiling when seeing the fun rainbow heart hidden inside this cake.  This cake will be a show stopper at your rainbow themed birthday party M and M Recipes 62.  Rainbow Malt Cake ~ There are lots of great uses for this pretty cake.  Perfect for a birthday party with a rainbow theme, an art or colors theme, or just bring it in for a co-worker who got a kick out of the “double-rainbow” viral video.  Ha ha.

Girls Birthday Cake

63.  Butterfly Birthday Cake ~ Get the How-To on this darling Butterfly Cake.  It would be perfect for a fairy or woodland themed party.  Or take inspiration from the cake and do an entire butterfly theme. Girls Birthday Cakes 64.  Ladybug Cake ~  How to make a polka-dot lady bug cake… on the INSIDE. An easy tutorial that opens up a world of possibilities for your next cake.

Princess Birthday Cake

Princess Birthday Cake

65.  Barbie Cake {How To Make A Cake} ~ A favorite Barbie and a lot of beautiful frosting and you can have the perfect Barbie cake for your little princess.

Princess Cake Tutorial

66.  Princess Cake ~ This tiered pink cake will make your little princesses dreams come true!  The sash and crown are exquisite.

Fairy Birthday Cake

Fairy Birthday Cake

67.  Sweet Tinker Bell Cake ~ Transform an ordinary sheet cake into Tinker Bell using fondant and a photo as a guide.

Fairy Birthday Cake

68.  Tinker Bell's Fairy Wings Cake ~ Adorned with candy swirls and frosting roses, this party cake fashioned after Tink's dainty wings will have fairy fans all a flutter.  There's a free template to download.

Rapunzel Birthday Cake

Rapunzel Cake

69.  DIY Rapunzel Tower Cake ~ This Tangled tower cake is a fun and delicous recipe that kids and grown-ups are sure to enjoy.  You can make Rapunzel's tower cake using two 10" cakes, cake donuts and a large chocolate muffin.

Castle Cakes

Princess Birthday Cake 70.  How to Make an Ice Cream Princess Castle Cake ~ I’m not a cake decorator by any means. So you’ll have to excuse my design. This is mainly a tutorial about how to make a layered ice cream cake. It’s easy, but time consuming because of the freezing and refreezing time.

Castle Birthday Cake How-to

71.  Castle Birthday Cake ~ Learn how to transform an 8" and 9" layered cake with candy and ice cream cones into a castle fit for a princess.

Boys Birthday Cakes

Lego Candy and Food 72.  Amazing Lego Head Cake Tutorial {Kids Party Cake Ideas} ~ If you are throwing a lego party for your boy or girl this is a must see cake tutorial! Looks amazing and difficult to make, but with this great tutorial you’ll be able to replicate this fun lego head cake!! Lego Star Wars 73.  Lego Anakin Cake ~ Make your own Lego Anakin cake for your Lego Star Wars party.  The base is 8 x 8 and stands 19? tall. Lego Ninjago 74.  Lego Ninjago Cake Tutorial ~ Your child will think you’re the coolest mom when you make them this Ninjago birthday cake.  Follow this great tutorial to make it yourself! Boys Birthday Cakes 75.  Star Wars Clone Wars Birthday Cake ~ How to make a Star Wars or Clone Wars birthday party cake. Simply order a $14 flat-iced round cake from Kroger and add sugar cookies or printables to quickly turn any cake into a themed birthday cake. I sent an image of Star Wars clones, Anakin, and Darth Maul to decorate this cake into an easy-do-decorate Star Wars Clone Wars Birthday cake, in minutes!

Boys Birthday Cake

76.  Construction Birthday Cake ~ This is a post with a super fun construction cake idea! Perfect for a construction themed party! You’ll be able to make this masterpiece with the help of this fantastic tutorial! Your little builder will love this cake!

Pirate Birthday Cake

Pirate Birthday Cake 77.  Pirate Ship Birthday Cake ~ Ahoy Matey!  Learn how to make a pirate ship birthday cake with boxed cake mix, candies and pretzels.

Toy Story Birthday Cake

Toy Story Birthday Cake

78.  Buzz Lightyear Birthday Cake ~ This adorable Buzz Lightyear cake is easy and perfect for beginners.  Make and roll out some chocolate candy clay, trace out pieces with a knife, and assemble it into a little edible puzzle.  You can print out the free Buzz cake pattern to make your own Space Ranger.

Toy Story Cake

79.  Toy Story Alien Cupcakes ~ These little green aliens are a piece of cake to make for your child's Toy Story-themed party.

Super Hero Cakes

Super Hero Cake

80.   Spiderman Birthday Cake ~ Follow these step by step pictured instructions to create your own fabulous spiderman cake with cupcakes to match.  Use the translation box at the top of the post for an English version.

Super Hero Cakes

81.  Captain America Cake {Boy Birthday Party} ~ This Captain America cake is patriotic inside and out.  Check out the great cake and the really fun punch that she made for this Captain America party.

Super Hero Cake

82.  The Dark Knight Rises Cake ~ How to make an easy Dark Knight Rises Cake for the hubs. It’s a two layer tres leches cake. I used fondant to make the Dark Knigh Silhoutte, created a simple bat banner and placed a small Batman Figure. The icing is simply Light Cool Whip.

Sports Cakes

Sports Cakes 83.  Mini Snickers Football Field ~ This cake is great edible decor for any football or tailgate party. Serve this to your high school kids before the homecoming came, or go all our for you next superbowl party. And here’s a secret {shhhh}, there’s no baking involved!

Sports Cakes

84.  Baseball Team Party {Cake Idea} ~ Score a home run when you celebrate the end of the baseball season with these fun themed food ideas!  A baseball glove cupcake cake and ball park favorites like hot dogs and Cracker Jacks are some of the food ideas!  There’s a tutorial included to make the baseball glove cupcake cake.

Sports Cake

85.  Team Logo Birthday Cake ~ Create a logo with chocolate melts and waxed paper. Print out the logo backwards and put a sheet of wax paper over it. Melt candy at 50% in a squeeze bottle and use to “draw” your logo. When it hardens you’ll have a perfect logo for your cake top.

Sports Cake

86.  Soccer Ball Birthday Cake ~ Step by step instructions to make a soccer ball birthday cake using oreo crisps. Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}
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