Cake pops in's our favorite addition to a party.

Do you remember the first time you saw some cake pops (or cake balls to some)? I’m sure your reaction was similar to mine – How adorable, followed by, Why didn’t I think of that?

It’s become a craze over the last few years and the creativity with some of them is masterful. On Amazon alone, there are pages of ideas, videos, cook books and products all for Cake Pops. It’s something to see.

I mean, to take little bits of smushed up cake, mix it with frosting, and then mold into works of art is ingenious. Not only that, but it’s a perfect way to use those left over pieces of cake and turn them into something entirely new.

Festive Cake Pops - confetti ones are so fun

Whether it’s for a birthday party, bridal or baby shower,  or party favor, my girls and I love cake pops because they don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. You can make them absolutely stunning as shown in the photos below the recipe, but our cake pops are never perfect, yet they always lend a cute, festive addition to all our parties. The wonderful thing is that the recipe is easy enough for kids to make all by themselves (if you let go of the perfect part.) 🙂

This is the up close and personal look at our not so perfect frosting application, which is the trickiest part, but truly, not one person really notices. That’s the beauty of these simple party cake pops. Give yourself freedom!!

Simple cake pops are always perfect for a party.

I just love these simple party cake pops. The best part They are easy enough that my ten year old daughter made them.

They are so many cute ways to display them and most likely depends on your theme. When I’m in a huge hurry, I save additional time by using melted store bought frosting to dip them in instead of the candy coating which is recommended. Again, it depends on how sheer you want the coating.

Simple frosting and cute cupcake liners make for festive party food additions

 cake pops in bulk

When finished with the cake pops, do not store in fridge or the coating will not hold up. Store in airtight container or you can make these ahead of time and freeze like shown here from the Kitchn.

cake pops with sugar coating

Don’t you love the elegant simplicity of Chow’s sugar coated cake pops?

With only a few ingredients, cake pops lend a festive touch to any party!! Jump on the craze. It's worth it.

Amazing swirled wedding cake pops

Someone shared these without a source and I so wish I could tell you where to find them because I love the elegance of the simple swirl.

Simple party foods without a lot of prep

Have you joined the Cake Pop craze yet? What is your favorite combination to make?