Christmas Cake Lolly Pops Recipe | Christmas Bakes 2022!

Hello lovelies,

If you’ve got any form of social media, you’d have probably seen the pictures and videos which are going viral across all platforms of these incredible cake lollies that people are making, which have been decorated to an inch of perfection.

I first saw these lollies on pinterest and they did catch my eye but it was only when instagram blew up and everyone and their pet gold fish was giving them a go that I obviously wanted to try them out for myself. Couldn’t miss out on all the fun now, could I?

I won’t lie, I went into this bake slightly nervous that i was going to have some difficulty making these but to my surprise, it was actually really easy to achieve the outcome I wanted and quite honestly, I couldn’t be happier with the finished product.

What I love with these cake lollies is that you can really put your own personal stamp on them. You can decorate them with really intricate detailing OR you can keep them nice and simple – either way, they’ll look bloody amazing and go down an absolute TREAT with everyone who tries them.

I think these lollies have taken the reigns recently because they are SO different to anything that’s been made before. I know it’s tradition to have a christmas pud for desert on Christmas Day but I can imagine that these will be preferred by some, especially the little ones in your life.

I will pre-warn you before we get into creating these that the cake and buttercream making will take little to no time at all BUT the assembling and decorating of these lollies does take time. I’d personally set aside a morning or afternoon one day to achieve the finish look you desire.

So, if you fancy getting creative and impressing then get your deco melts at the ready and let’s get baking…

Category: Sweet Treats

Serves: 20

Prep Time For Cake: 10 Minutes

Cook Time For Cake: 30-40 Minutes

Assembling Time: 1 Hour

Decorating Time: 2+ Hour

Equipment You Need:

Ingredients You Need For Cake:

  • 170g Of Butter / Stork
  • 170g Of Caster Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 170g Of Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Of Baking Powder

Ingredients You Need For Buttercream:

  • 100g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract

Ingredients You Need For Assembling & Decorating:

How To Make The Cake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 8inch loose bottomed cake tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 170g of butter with the 170g of caster sugar until lighter in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Next, one at a time, beating well between each addition, add the 3 large eggs.
  • Beat in the 1tsp of vanilla extract.
  • Now, on a low speed, mix in the 170g of plain flour and 1tsp of baking powder until combined.
  • Pour the finished cake batter into the pre-lined cake tin and place into the oven for around 30 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in the cake tin for 10-15 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool down completely.

How To Make Buttercream:

  • When the cake has completely cooled, it’s time to make your buttercream.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the 100g of unsalted butter to loosen it (i usually beat for around 5 minutes).
  • Once your happy with the consistency of your loosened butter, gradually add the 200g of icing sugar until a buttercream forms.
  • To finish off, mix in 2tsp of vanilla extract until combined.

How To Assemble Cake Lollies:

  • Using a clean wet cloth, give your lolly mould a good clean to make sure all the plastic and dust has been removed. Then, wipe with some kitchen roll to remove any moisture from the mould.
  • Next, with a large fluffy brush (I brought a cheap one from Hobby Craft), dip your brush into the pot of red glitter and buff the glitter around the bottom and sides of the mould.
  • Now, a microwaveable bowl, add 100g of red deco melts (TIP: I recommend only melting and working with one colour of deco melts at a time as they do harden quickly) and in 30 second blasts, blast the red melts until they have fully melted.
  • Working quickly, pour a generous amount of the melted red melts into the centre of the lolly moulds and using a teaspoon, push the melts across the centre and up and around the sides of the mould (TIP: you need a nice thick layer of the melts up the sides and in the centre of the moulds, this helps to prevent the melts from breaking when removing from the mould).
  • Immediately, whilst the melts are still wet, insert a wooden lolly stick into the stick hole in the moulds, push it in so it’s 50% in the mould and 50% out and using a tiny amount of the left over melts, brush a little on and around the stick to ensure it stays in place.
  • Place into the fridge for 10 minutes to allow the melts to harden (as I mentioned above, it doesn’t take long for the melts to harden so they won’t need long in the fridge to chill).
  • Once chilled, take the mould out the fridge.
  • In a food processor or using your fingers, crumble your cake into crumbs. Place the crumbs into a large bowl with the pre-made buttercream and using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the crumbs and buttercream together (it will go into a dough-like consistency).
  • Taking small amounts at a time, VERY carefully push the cake/buttercream mixture into the moulds. Making sure you gently (trying not to break the chocolate around the stick) push the mixture under and over the lolly stick. Press the cake/buttercream mixture firmly into the moulds, leaving a small gap at the top.
  • Once your cake/buttercream mixture is pressed into the mould and your happy, place the previously melted red melts (if you some left over melts that is, if not, just melt a dozen more into the same bowl as the previous melts) into the microwave and blast for 10 second intervals until the melts have re-melted.
  • Using a teaspoon, spoon a thick layer of the melted melts ontop of the cake, making sure you push the chocolate right out to the edges of the lolly mould (the gap you leave at the top is so the melted chocolate on the sides of the mould and top of the cake can meet and join together).
  • Place back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes, until the chocolate has hardened.
  • When the chocolate has hardened, take out the lollies out fridge. VERY carefully, peal the mould away from the edges of the lollies to detach the chocolate from the mould. Then, working from the top, gently and very slowly pull the mould completely away from the lollies.
  • { during the process of removing the lollies from the mould, there’s a good chance at least a couple of the deco melts around the outside will crack or break. Don’t be disheartened, you will get the hang of it, I promise }
  • Once the mould has been detached from the lollies, carefully push the lolly stick up and through the mould and you should have a perfectly formed cake lolly.
  • Place the lollies onto a plate and place into the fridge until your ready to decorate.
  • Repeat the process above for each colour.

How To Decorate The Lollies:

When it comes to decorating your lollies, I personally would just go for it. Decorate to the nines or just add a few sprinkles and be done. Whatever you end up doing, they will look great!

But, if you like the way I’ve decorated my lollies, I’ll break my decorating process down for you:

  • For the blue lollies, I placed 50g of white deco melts into a microwaveable bowl, in 30 second blasts, blast the melts until melted. Once melted, place the white deco melts into a small piping bag, snip the very tip of the piping bag off and drizzle the melts from one of the top corners to the opposite bottom corner. Immediately sprinkle some blue and white sprinkles to finish off.
  • For the 2 of the green lollies, I placed 50g of red deco melts into a microwaveable bowl, in 30 second blasts, blast the melts until melted. Once melted, place the red deco melts into a small piping bag, snip the very tip of the piping bag off and drizzle the melts from one of the top corners to the opposite bottom corner. Immediately place two gingerbread men on the lollies and finish off with some green, red and white sprinkles.
  • For the other 2 green lollies, I used a black gel pen to do a zigzag line across the centre of the lolly. Then, using my sprinkles, I added 3 stockings and white and gold pearls to give the appearance of lights.
  • For 2 of the white lollies, I added a small amount of black gel pen to the centre of the bauble toppers and stuck them onto the lollies. I finished off by adding some star sprinkles which I dotted around the bauble toppers.
  • For one of the white lollies I used the black and orange gel pen to create the face of a snowman.
  • For the final white lolly and three of the red lollies, I placed 50g of the green deco melts into a microwaveable bowl and in 30 second blasts, blast the deco melts until melted. Place the melted melts into a piping bag and snip the very tip of the piping bag off. On one red and one white lolly I piped a relatively big green circle onto the centre of the lolly to create a wreath, then immediately sprinkled some red, gold and white pearls around it. On two of the red lollies, I piped a Christmas tree, starting with big lines at the bottom and as I moved up, the lines got smaller. Immediately topped with a star and a sprinkle of gold and white pearls.
  • I decorated the final red lolly by adding some black gel icing to the back of two bell toppers, placing them on the lollies and finished off by dotting some silver pearls around the bells.

That’s my Christmas Cake Lollies prepared, baked, assembled and decorated, ready for you to enjoy!

Firstly, if you got to the end of this blogpost, congratulations as it’s a long one today!

Secondly, it may be an incredibly long recipe but these are my instructions which I’ve broken down to make them as easy as possible to follow and make these cake lollies achievable for all.

I think these lollies are one of my favourite festive bakes I’ve ever done. I know the cake and buttercream recipe isn’t anything to fancy but the decorating screams Christmas! Just watch this space as every blooming occasion is going to get some cake pops now haha.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these cake lollies yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Do you love them as much as I do?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. December 13, 2022 / 10:39 am

    You’ve been busy, hard at work as these can be tricky to work with.
    I know, as cake lollipops have had a resurgence, the daughter had a phase making them. So truly appreciate the effort put in. And so varied in decoration. I hope you’re enjoying eating as much as I’m enjoying looking at them.

  2. December 13, 2022 / 11:14 am

    Mmm… I like cake lollipops! These designs you made are sooooo lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  3. December 13, 2022 / 11:27 am

    Aw these look so tasty! Thank you for sharing your recipe Elle, I’ve never had a cake lollipop before so I really want to try one x

  4. December 13, 2022 / 12:54 pm

    These lollies look amazing, makes me want to eat one! I definitely want a go, but I doubt mine will look as professional as yours look 🙂 x

  5. December 14, 2022 / 11:54 am

    These are so cute. I’ve never had one before but they look amazing.

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