Fundraise with Cake Pops

I stumbled upon cake pops a few years ago and decided to give them a try with my hospitality students. We were making food to sell as a fundraiser at the prom fashion show. These are delicious and genius creations sure to be a crowd pleaser.

As far as I can tell, cake pops were first created by Angie Dudley the founder of She has a whole book and supplies dedicated to the art and craft of making these delicious treats!

Snowmen Cake Pops

  1. Bake a Cake
  2. Crumble Cake
  3. Mix with frosting
  4. Form into balls
  5. Freeze the balls
  6. Stick a skewer in them (half way)
  7. Dip them in 1 bag white chocolate chips (melted + 3 Tbsp shortening)
  8. For hats I used mini Oreo Cakesters
  9. For noses I used the orange piece of licorice mix and rolled them into noses. Softened Starbursts can also be used.
  10. For eyes and a mouth I also used cut pieces of licorice.

Sheep & Lamb Cake Pops

  1. Bake a Cake
  2. Crumble Cake
  3. Mix with frosting
  4. Form into balls
  5. Freeze the balls
  6. Stick a skewer in them (half way)
  7. Dip them in 1 bag white chocolate chips (melted + 3 Tbsp shortening). Shortening makes the chocolate thinner.
  8. Let the excess drip off before dipping them in a bowl of sugar pearls.
  9. Using the chocolate as glue glue on a round black licorice head, a tail, ears, and four legs.
  10. A heart sprinkle can be used for a mouth or you can shape one from the pink licorice.
  11. Finally add eyes with a tooth pick dipped in white chocolate.


  • Don’t make your cake balls too big or their weight will make them fall off the lolly pop stick!
  • To make chocolate thinner and less globby add a spoonful of shortening to the hot chocolate.
  • If you don’t have a piece of Styrofoam to put the finished pops in find an appliance that has Styrofoam surrounding it and poke a few holes in that. I used the Styrofoam that came with my rice maker.

Selling them as a fundraiser

  • Have your students price out how much each one costs in supplies to make. Double the cost and that should be your selling price.
  • Place a lolly pop bag over each one and tie with a ribbon as pictured.
  • These can also be used as a substitution for a candy gram–instead sell cake pop grams! The way grams work is you have students buy a gram from someone in the school and they can attach a personal note. The grams are then delivered on a specific day and usually are surprises for the students who receive them. Cake pops make a great “gram” to deliver because they can be made in all different shapes and representations for every season. For a Vocational Agriculture program you could sell farm animal cake pops. Here are some holiday cake pops. Even Birthday cake pops. The ideas are endless.
  • To display them at a concession stand buy a piece of foam (like is found in the floral section of your local craft store) that fits inside a decorative container and stick the pops in the foam. To hide the foam place Easter grass or tissue paper over the foam.

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2 comments for “Fundraise with Cake Pops

  1. K. Downs
    January 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    great idea but thanks to the new "Healthy Kids" Act, you can no longer sell stuff like this during school hours. After school and at sports events might be an idea though.

  2. Billie
    December 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    If you read on she was not the first to create pops, but rather she had them at a friends party and took the creativeness to the extreme. Cake pops have been around for some time with many bakers who didn’t want to waste cake scraps or icing, but I don’t think anyone compares to that woman’s creativity. Very cute genius :))

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