10 Must-Have Baby Shower Cake Pops Anyone Can Make

If you need baby shower cake pops for your party dessert table, these are the ten best recipe ideas to wow your guests. We have recipes for pink and blue baby shower cake pops for the baby girl or baby boy baby shower.

We also have cake pops for a gender-neutral party and cake pop recipes that are easy and cheap if you don’t have the time and patience to make treats or your budget for the baby shower is limited. As a bonus, we’ve even included tips for perfectly-dipped cake pops, storing them, and displaying them.

And if you want something to accompany these cake balls, why not serve baby shower cupcakes as well? 

 

10 Baby Shower Cake Pops For Every Kind Of Celebration 

 

Cutest Pink Cake Pops For Baby Girl Baby Shower

 

Pink vanilla cake pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 cake mix box
  • 1 bag of red candy melts
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla frosting
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Bake the cake according to box instructions and cool 
  2. Trim off the cake edges and crumble the cake in a bowl
  3. Add the frosting and mix to form the dough
  4. Make cake balls and set them in the freezer for 15 minutes
  5. Melt some of the candy melts and dip the cake pop stick ends into it 
  6. Put the dipped sticks into the freezer
  7. Melt the remaining candy melts and stir in some shortening to thin out the coating
  8. Remove the cake balls from the freezer and insert their sticks
  9. Dunk into the melted candy and decorate with sprinkles
  10. Let them set for an hour

 

Strawberry cake pops

Ingredients:

  • Strawberry cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • White candy melts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red sanding sugar 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Mix eggs, oil, and water and stir in the cake mix
  3. Bake for 28 minutes and cool completely
  4. Mix cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract
  5. Crumble the cake and stir it into the frosting
  6. Scoop our balls and roll smooth
  7. Set the cake balls in the freezer for 30 minutes
  8. Microwave the candy melts in 30-second intervals and dip the sticks in the melted candy
  9. Insert the sticks into the cake balls and dip them into the melted candy
  10. Allow the excess coating to drip off and top with sanding sugar 

 

Adorable Blue Cake Pop Recipes For Baby Boy Baby Shower

 

Blue velvet cake pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon blue food coloring paste
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • Blue candy melts and sprinkles 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease the baking pan
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and cocoa 
  3. Pour cake batter into the pans and add the blue coloring paste 
  4. Bake for 30 minutes and cool completely 
  5. Mix cream cheese, cream, and butter
  6. Stir in the powdered sugar 
  7. Crumble the cake and mix it into the frosting
  8. Form balls and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  9. Melt the candy melts and dip the sticks before dunking the cake balls

 

Blue marbled cake pops

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix box
  • 1 pudding mix box
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup buttercream frosting
  • White candy melts
  • Blue food coloring 

Directions:

  1. Bake the cake according to the box instructions but add the pudding mix 
  2. Let the cake cool completely and crumble
  3. Mix in the frosting and form balls
  4. Chill for 2 hours 
  5. Melt the candy melts and dip each stick into the melted candy
  6. Insert sticks into the cake balls 
  7. Thin the remaining melted candy and add the blue food color to half of it
  8. Pour into the decorating bag and drizzle over the white melted candy without mixing 
  9. Dip and swirl each cake ball to create marbled cake pops 

 

Best Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Cake Pop Ideas For Any Party Theme 

 

Chocolate cake pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 teaspoons heavy cream
  • Candy melts and sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease pans
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt 
  3. Mix oil, eggs, and vanilla
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients
  5. Stir in hot water and pour batter into the pans
  6. Bake for 25 minutes and cool completely
  7. Beat butter and add in the sugar, heavy cream, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract 
  8. Crumble the cake and mix it into the frosting
  9. Form balls and refrigerate for an hour
  10. Melt the candy melts and dip the stick tips into them
  11. Assemble the cake pops and top with sprinkles

 

Red velvet cake pops

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup and 1 tablespoon flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon white vinegar
  • Red food coloring
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • White chocolate for coating 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease pans
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt
  3. Mix egg white, canola oil, sugar, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and red food coloring
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients and pour the batter into the pans
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and cool completely before crumbling
  6. Beat cream cheese and sugar, then add the cake crumbles
  7. Form balls and refrigerate for four hours
  8. Melt white chocolate for dipping cake balls

 

Easy No Bake Baby Shower Cake Pops If You’re Running Out Of Time Or Feeling Lazy

 

Oreo cake pops

Ingredients:

  • 4 Oreo cookies
  • 5 ounces melted white chocolate
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Remove fillings from the Oreo sandwiches and set aside
  2. Crumble the cookies in a food processor and pour them into a bowl
  3. Add the filling from before and cream cheese
  4. Form balls and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  5. Dip the sticks into the melted chocolate before sticking them into the Oreo cake balls
  6. Dip in chocolate and refrigerate to set

 

Peanut butter cheesecake pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces melting wafers
  • Candy sticks

Directions:

  1. Beat peanut butter, cream cheese, and sugar
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and chill overnight
  3. Form balls and refrigerate for one hour before sticking them in candy sticks
  4. Melt the wafers and dip the cheesecake balls halfway and refrigerate to set the chocolate

 

Cheap Baby Shower Cake Pop Recipes For Any Budget

 

3-ingredient cake balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cake mix box
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • Candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese and stir in the cake mix 
  2. Let the dough sit for an hour before forming balls
  3. Roll the cake pops in sprinkles 

 

Grocery store chocolate cake truffles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crumbled grocery store chocolate cake
  • ¾ cup chocolate buttercream
  • 1 cup melted chocolate 

Directions:

  1. Combine cake crumbs with half the buttercream and form balls
  2. Set the balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour
  3. Dip the balls in melted chocolate and freeze for 10 minutes  

For variety, you can arrange any of these delicious cake pops on your dessert table with these baby shower cookies

 

Do You Freeze Or Refrigerate Cake Pops Before Dipping?

The secret to perfectly coated cake pops that won’t crack is to freeze them for 15 minutes before dipping. There’s no need to freeze them for too long because the temperature difference between the melted candy melts or chocolate can cause the coating to crack after dipping the cake balls. 

 

What if I made the cake pops in advance?

You need to thaw the cake balls in the refrigerator for a day in advance before dipping them. If you dip frozen cake pops, the coating may crack because the cake balls in the center will expand after thawing, or the moisture from the frozen cake pops will seep through the chocolate coating. 

 

Why are my cake pops cracking?

The cake pops crack after dipping if you do not freeze the cake balls for around 15 minutes before dipping. Another potential reason is you left the cake balls in the freezer for too long, which causes temperature changes against the hot coating. 

 

How Far In Advance Can You Make Cake Pops For A Party?

To save time, you can make the cake pops before or after dipping for the baby shower. 

 

Before dipping

After forming the cake balls, arrange them inside an airtight container. Place them in the freezer fridge, which should last for a week or a month. 

 

After dipping

If you dip the cake balls in candy melts or chocolate and the cake pops are decorated and ready for the party, you will still use an airtight container to store them in the fridge for up to seven. However, you’ll put a paper towel at the bottom of the container and arrange the cake pops in a single layer with spaces between them to avoid ruining the decorations.

 

How to serve cake pops from the fridge 

By the time you’ll serve the cake pops at the baby shower, remember to take them out of the fridge for at least an hour. They look and taste best at room temperature because there’s no condensation on the chocolate, and you can arrange them with other showstopping baby shower desserts on your sweets table. 

 

How Long Can Cake Pops Be Stored At Room Temperature?

You can store cake pops at room temperature for one to two days, so keeping them on display at the baby shower party should be fine. But of course, you should keep the dipped cake pops away from heat or sunlight, or the chocolate and candy decorations will melt. 

Additionally, basic flavors like vanilla and chocolate cake pops are the best for storing at room temperature. Expect that cake pops with ingredients like lemon curd are better stored in the fridge. 

 

Why are my cake pops sweating?

Cake pops can sweat if you dip each cake ball straight from the freezer. They need to thaw before dipping and reach a slightly chilled temperature. 

 

My cake pops fall off their sticks

Cake pops that are too heavy from thick coating or cake pop dough can cause cake pops to fall off the sticks. You can use vegetable shortening to thin out the cake pop coating, and make sure to add enough frosting to the cake pop dough so it’s not too thick. 

Additionally, it’s important to dip the sticks in candy melts or melted chocolate before you push them through the cake balls. The coating on the stick’s end glues the cake balls. 

 

How Many Cake Pops Do I Need For A Baby Shower?

Count one to two cake pops per person at the baby shower. But if you only have cake pops at the party, you can have three or more cake pops per guest. 

 

How To Display Cake Pops At Baby Shower

Showcase the colors and decorations of your baby shower cake pops with these displays for the dessert table. You can also read how to make a candy table for a baby shower for more set-up ideas.

 

Foam stand

You can put foam blocks inside a jar or any container and stick the cake pops into them. Then, decorate and cover the container with decorations that match the baby shower theme. 

 

Individually wrapped

You can also spread out cake pops on decorative trays and plates, especially if you’re giving them as favors for the baby shower guests. Wrap each cake pop with personalized tags and stickers, and arrange them in a single layer. 

 

Conclusion

And that’s it! We hope you find the perfect recipe for your party with this list of the best and easiest baby shower cake pops for every party and budget.

Furthermore, remember our tips, like freezing the baby shower cake pops for 15 minutes before dipping to avoid cracking and ensuring the coating and cake ball are not too thick, so the cake pops don’t fall off their sticks. And finally, making cake pops several days before the baby shower is possible to save time. 

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