Tips for Designing Beautiful Cake Pops
Cake Pops are a fun and delicious way to add flair to your event. There are so many different ways to use them. They may be used as party favors, escort cards, invitations to be a bridesmaid or groomsman, or the perfect addition to enhance any dessert table — the possibilities are endless!
Keep your guests in mind when designing your cake pops. Adults and kids tend to have different preferences. Certain designs are much more intricate and require far more work than a standard cake pop. Little ones may not be as concerned with all of the minor details. If this is the case, just offer a few upgraded designs and keep the majority of them simple. When it comes to weddings, every detail matters.
When making cake pops for wee ones, try to avoid using too many crunchy sugars, edible glitter, or pearls that may be hard for them to chew — we don’t want to create and accidental choking hazard, so let's just avoid that altogether.
If the cake pops are being placed on a dessert table, sometimes less can be more. If there are other over the top elements on the table, such as a cake or custom cookies, the host can opt for a simpler style of cake pop to help with keeping the budget more pocket-friendly.
Now for the glitter conversation — goodness, glitter looks so gorgeous! Edible glitter is non-toxic and safe to consume, however, my very personal opinion is that it tastes gritty, and I am a firm believer in an item looking good and tasting good. If you do opt to use glitter, use it sparingly for a nice shimmery look without the grit or use sanding sugars instead. You can also add some sparkle by using glittery sticks.
It is always a great idea to ask for a bit more information about the event you are designing the pops for. An invitation or color swatches and pictures are great ways to find inspiration for your design.
Overall, the best advice to give about designing beautiful pops is to be creative — there is no wrong or right way to design your pops! Have fun while creating a piece of bite-sized edible art and remember in the end, no matter how they look — someone is going to eat them!