Spring is just around the corner, which means one of my family’s favorite holidays is coming up. Easter! After months of blistery cold weather, bare trees, and empty gardens, it’s a breath of fresh air to welcome the beautiful colors of Easter and Spring. Flowers are finally starting to bloom, the sun is a little warmer, and Easter decorations are starting to pop up in stores. For our annual Jolly Easter Egg Hunt & Dinner, I like to get creative with the décor and tablescapes. Last year, we put together super cute centerpieces utilizing personalized Easter baskets and using carrots in floral arrangements.
This year, I decided to fill personalized baskets with the sweetest Easter egg and carrot cake pops. Oh my goodness! These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Everyone – kids and adults alike – will be filled with delight when they bite into one of these festive cuties!
Making them is surprisingly easy if you follow a few simple tips, which I’m sharing with you today!
Easter Egg & Carrot Cake Pops
- 1 prepared 9×13 cake, any flavor
- 5 – 2 cups frosting
- Assorted candy melts in pastel colors and orange
- Assorted pastel sprinkles
- Small green candy – like green Mike & Ike’s or green Twizzlers (for the green carrot top)
- Lollipop sticks
Directions: Using your fingers, crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add 1.5 cups of frosting and mix to combine. If mixture seems to dry and/or doesn’t form a ball when pressed together with fingers then add a little more frosting.
To make the cake balls, form the mixture into 1-inch balls and shape into both an egg shape and a carrot shape. Place on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes to harden. While the cake pops are in the freezer, melt the candy melts and prep all of your sprinkles and decorations.
Remove the cake pops from the freezer and using a skewer; make a hole at the bottom of each of the cake pops. Dip the end of the lollipop stick into the melted candy melts and push into the hole; repeating with each of the cake pops. This will act as “glue” and help the lollipop stick stay in place. Place cake pops back into the freezer for 15-30 minutes to harden again.
Once hardened, dip each cake pop into the melted candy melts until completely coated. Place back on a lined baking sheet or stick the skewers on Styrofoam.
It’s time to decorate! Fill a small piping bag with melted candy melts and use to pipe on cute designs. Add festive sprinkles or small candies. For the carrot tops, I cut green Mike & Ike’s in half lengthwise and just stuck them in the top.
To serve in a personalized Easter basket, all you do is fit a piece of Styrofoam inside of your basket.
Then, stick the cake pops in the Styrofoam. Top with a little faux grass and they are ready to be displayed on your Easter dessert table!
Making some delicious Easter egg and carrot pops are great for display and giving away as gifts! If you want to get the kids involved in Easter activities that can be done outside of the kitchen, check out our Easter egg coloring pages for some fun printable templates. For more personalized Easter gifts, home décor, and more, click HERE.