Lets celebrate! These cake pop cake slices would be perfect for birthdays celebrating any age, even a refreshing addition to a wedding reception as part of the dessert table, or in lieu of an actual cake! Customize the colors and sprinkles to coordinate with your next event
Have your cake, and eat it two ways!
I’ll teach you how to make these sliced birthday cake cake pops in two different ways and all you'll need are lollipop sticks or birthday candles. The first is a traditional cake pop on a stick and the other- a slice of cake with a real birthday candle you can light on top!
- Cake pop dough ready for shaping
- Yellow, red or brown candy wafers for the "cake" color
- White candy coating for the “frosting” layer
- Rainbow sprinkles
- 2¼" or 2½" round fondant or cookie cutter
- Rolling pin
- Small, sharp, non-serrated knife
- Lollipop sticks
- Small wax candles
- Waxed paper
- Cake pop stand or styrofoam block
Shaping the cake slices
Line your work surface with wax paper. Please refer to this tutorial for making your cake pop dough to become familiar with the process. The cake pop dough consistency is very important for creating smooth cake pops.
We’ll be using a 2¼ or 2½ inch fondant or cookie cutter (whichever size you have handy) to help create the shape of sliced cake.
Pack cake pop dough into the round cutter.
Use a rolling pin to flatten and even out the top, while pushing the excess dough over the sides. Make two just like this.
Stack the two cake pop dough rounds.
Gently press the stack with your palm to slightly bow out the outer sides. Cut it into fourths with a sharp non-serrated knife.
Use your flat work surface to even out and slightly elongate the cut sides. This will help the slices appear as slices, rather than one-fourth of a circle.
Once you have your desirable number of pieces, refrigerate them for the amount of time it takes to melt the candy coating.
Melting the candy coating
Please refer to this tutorial for handling candy coating and dipping to become familiar with the process of melting and thinning candy coating.
Melt your chosen “cake” color in a small microwave-safe plastic bowl or cup. I’ll be making chocolate cake slices and yellow cake slices as examples today.
Melt white candy wafers in another small bowl.
Remove cake pieces from fridge.
Making a traditional cake pop
Here we will make cake pops the regular way, using lollipop sticks.
Dip ⅓ inch of a cake pop stick into candy coating and push it into the bottom of the sliced cake pieces until it's about halfway through. Do this for all the pieces.
Dip each cake pop in your "cake" color. I'll be making chocolate cake slices for my traditional cake pops. Place on a cake pop stand to let dry completely.
Carefully rock and dab the back portion of the cake into the white candy coating. Then, carefully dip the top. Don't forget to add sprinkles on the top! Use a toothpick dipped in coating to create the filling line in the center.
The beauty of this tutorial is that the cake pops are more realistic-looking the messier they are!
Making sliced cake with candles
These cake pops are so fun and unconventional! We'll be using birthday candles instead of a lollipop stick to dip these sweets.
Dip ⅓ inch of a small birthday candle stick into the candy coating and push it into the top of the cake slice, until it's about halfway through. Do this for all the pieces.
Dip each cake pop in your preferred "cake" color. I'll be making yellow cake slices for my birthday candle cake pops. Place on waxed paper to let dry completely.
Using the candle, carefully rock and dab the back portion of the cake into the white candy coating. Then, use a toothpick dipped in coating to create the filling line in the center. place on wax paper and let dry completly.
Use a toothpick dipped in candy coating to spread "frosting" on top of the slice. Imperfections are desired with this tutorial! Decorate the top with sprinkles. Let dry completely.
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