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Pop Bakery

25 recipes for delicious little cakes on sticks

Written by Clare O'Connell

Published: 12/02/2015

About the author

Clare O’Connell has always loved baking, and after undertaking work experience at a combined bakery and chocolate shop, she decided to start selling her own cake POPs. She runs her business, the Pop Bakery, from her family home in West Hampstead, London, and supplies cake POPs to Harvey Nichols and the Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane hotels. Clare was also recently commissioned to provide Cake POPs for a Topshop launch party in Bath in southwest England and will be working with Topshop on similar events across the UK. Visit her website at www.popbakery.co.uk. The author is based in West Hampstead, London.

Discover cake POPs—a combination of moist cake and a sweet candy coating, molded onto a lollipop stick and then decorated to create a whole host of characters. Clare O’Connell of the Pop Bakery teaches you all you need to know, from how to create the cake balls—a mouth-watering mixture of chocolate cake and frosting—to dipping the cake balls in the special candy coating. Then she explains how to shape the POPs and paint them using cocoa butter. Choose from 25 delightful designs, including cute pandas, frogs, penguins, plus a family of Russian dolls, mini wedding cakes, and colorful marbles. With clear, step-by-step photography and Clare’s easy-to-follow instructions, cake POPs are incredibly fun and easy to bake and make. Both children and adults will adore these bitesize delights that are perfect for parties and special occasions. So what are you waiting for? Start cake POPping now!