Wedding season is about to start soon and because DO IT YOURSELF things are so popular nowadays and brides want to create so much themselves for their wedding, I thought to come up with a new tutorial for all future wedding couples: Mini 3 Tiered Wedding Cakes – Cake Pops!
My Bride and Groom Cake Pops tutorial was a hit and still is, many readers tried it out so I thought to come up with something new for the Wedding Cake Pop section. Everyone who wants to create treats on their own (a wedding is expensive as we all know), this would be perfect for you!
As soon as I finished my first version of a tiered wedding cake – cake pop, I was in love! I was in wedding mode! It happens quickly once all you think about is tiered cakes, researching cakes on the net, making fondant flowers etc.
I hope you will enjoy my tutorial and maybe even give it a try for an upcoming wedding.
- Prep Time 30 minutes
- Baking Time bake your cake of choice
- Difficulty Medium
What you need in order to make the wedding-cake cake pops (not everything is MUST!):
- baked & cooled cake, in 3 different colors if you wish (tinted with food coloring)
- Frosting (for recipes, click here)
- microwave-safe plastic bowl to melt candy coating
- Cup or coffee mug (pour in the candy melts in the cup if your bowl is not deep enough to dip in the whole cake pops
- white candy coating and/or other colors as you wish
- round cookie cutters in 3 different sizes
- squared cookie cutters in 3 different sizes, or printed & cut out paper squares (for squared wedding-cake cake pops)
- sharp knife (to cut out squared shapes of cake)
- premade fondant or gumpaste flowers or store bought sugar flowers
- fondant or gumpaste
- Fondant Cutters: Flowers, Leaves etc.
- Fondant Tools to work with: Rolling Pin, Foam Pads, Ball Tool & other modeling tools
- Lollipop Sticks
- white round sprinkles for decorating
- Wax paper
If you do not care about the inside of the cake and different color shades, you can try out my no-bake Oreo Cake Pops recipe, which is less work than the cake version (good for beginners!).
Click here for the recipe
If you do want to make the cake version with different colors, it is important to have a baked & cooled cake ready + frosting.
I baked my cake in a loaf pan, pouring 3 different colored cake batters in the pan. With this amount of cake crumbs, I made 5-6 wedding-cake cake pops. The more cake + frosting you have, the more cake pops you can make.
Note: Take out everything on the counter you need before you actually start. It can be very stressful otherwise.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. (Benjamin Franklin)
- 1. Sugar flowers made out of fondant: I recommend to make these ahead of time, even days ahead. To roll out the fondant or gumpaste, use a rolling pin. To help shape the gumpaste or fondant flowers, use tools such as the ball tool. The foam pad helps to make and shape sugar flowers.
- 2. Bake your favourite cake (if you want more than one color, you need to bake 2 or 3 cakes with different colors or do what I did, I devided my cake batter into 3 parts and tinted each one with a different shade of pink and baked everything is one pan. Make sure to let the baked cake cool completely (Step 1), then place each cake (remember you have three different colored cakes) into large bowls and break down the cake into fine crumbs,
I usually use my hands for this (gloves) (Step 2).
Now the frosting comes into play. Choose either frosting you like best and add it to your 3 crumbs mixes. The crumb/frosting mix has to have a doughy consistency, sort of like play-dough.
If your mix is too dry, add more frosting. But make sure it is not too soft.
Mix it all well together (step 3) and then start to cut out circular or squared shapes for your wedding cake – cake pops (steps 4 – 5). Place your little cake layers on top of eachother to check whether it looks like you want it, smallest layer is the top of the wedding cake.
Note: Please do not cut out really big shapes of cake, because they might be too big and heavy for the lollipop stick and might fall off. Try to make them just like in my photos for example.
- 3. Melt your white candy coating in a microwave-safe plastic bowl, following the instructions on the package, I usually do that in 30 seconds intervals in the microwave.
- 4. Place a small amount of candy coating on each layer and place all layers on top of eachother (steps 7 – 11).
Take a lollipop stick, dip a little bit of the lollipop stick into the white melted candy, then stick the lollipop stick into the top layer of the wedding cake – cake pop all the way down to the bottom, very careful and not too fast. Repeat this step with all of your little wedding cakes.
Put all of them in your fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up.
- 5. The bowl I used was not deep enough so I transferred the candy melts into a cup so the whole cake pop can be dipped in completely.
Now dip the cake pop into the white candy melts (steps 16 – 20), let the excess chocolate come off. Place the coated Cake Pop on a sheet of wax paper to dry.
Follow these steps with all little wedding cake – cake pops, then let them all dry on wax paper.
Note: When they are dry, you can place them on a plate, but do not place the wet cake pops onto a plate since it will be hard to get it off once the chocolate has set.
- 6. Now it’s time to decorate your little wedding cakes!
Attach flowers in different shapes or any other candy you like.
You can also pipe little dots around each layer like I did.
And you end up with a beautiful result, I’m sure!
(Photo: Foam pad, cut out fondant flowers + ball tool to shape the flowers.)
(photo: difference between super white candy coating & regular white candy melts)
On the photo below you see our coated wedding-cake cake pops. Last steps: Decorating! :)
Completely in white…I love the simplicity to this wedding cake – cake pop!
Sometimes it is hard to have way too much ribbon to choose from though :)
Let’s say you want to surprise the wedding couple with a candy bar, setting up various sweet treats and of course, the wedding cake – cake pops.
What would be sweeter than a cute bunting garland as a backdrop? Either store bought or self-designed, either way, it is going to be beautiful.
I designed & printed out a “MARRY ME <3" garland:
And then I had to do something very brutal.
I absolutely resisted to do it but…my curiousity was not a very good help either.
I admit my responsibility towards my readers and that is why I cut the cake to show you how it looks like inside.
I absolutely love ombre looks – especially pink versions like this one.
Oh well, it was not that bad at all :) I could not cut all the cakes though, THAT would have been way too hurtful for me.
Something like a Topsy Turvy version?
Will do one again though because sky’s the limit, right :)
If you do make those, please let me know in the comment section below, or even send me a photo to my Facebook Fanpage – would love to see other people’s results!
What would be a special sweet treat for you for your wedding? Or what WAS your special wedding cake at your wedding? Would love to know.
Blessings and marry on :)