Zombie and Ghost Cake Pops

by Lisa Dovichi

I’m going to just come right out and say it. I’m a sucker for baking.
And anytime Nearly 4ft has a school function that requires baked good donations, I’m the first mom on the sign up sheet -- as a matter of fact as soon as I hear about a function, I e-mail the head cheese and ask if they need any baked good donations. Well there’s a Halloween Bazaar coming up and sure enough they need donations for a cake walk -- anything Halloween themed.
I’m also going to just come right out and say I’m a competitive over achiever. So the idea of blending in with all the other cupcakes covered in black and orange sprinkles or plastic spider and skull rings stuck in them is unacceptable. I got to thinking, “What could I do that would be fun, have kids wanting mine first, and not cost a small fortune in showing up the other parents?” (Yes, I’m that competitive.)
Halloween Cake Pops!
I’ve never actually done cake pops before but have wanted to for awhile now. The Halloween Bazaar isn’t until the 28th of October and I figured I needed a test run to make sure they would be as awesome in real life as they are in my head. Let me sum up with saying: They are MORE awesome in real life. The cake is moist and decadent, the candy coating is delicious, and they are so much FUN to make!
Try them out for yourself!
Spooky Treats -- Zombie and Ghost Cake Pops
Things you will need:
Lollipop sticks
Parchment paper
A Block of Styrofoam
Edible Ink Pens
Decorating Plastic Squeeze Bottles
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1 16 0z. can of frosting (any flavor)
Candy Melts (green and white)
1.)    Make the cake mix according to the directions for a 13x9 sheet. Let cool completely, remove any crunchy crusty pieces, and then crumble into a large bowl.

2.)    Add in 1 can of frosting and with a big spoon mash and mix it all together until its well blended.

3.)    Line a cookie sheet with parchment and roll the cake/frosting dough (will be sticky) into the shapes and put on the cookie sheet. Ghosts are cones and Zombies are squares. Stick them in the freezer so the shape will set. (I froze mine for a couple of hours) Depending on the size of your cake shapes you should get at least 40 to 50.

4.)    Melt Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time -- stirring between times until melted. (Microwaves vary -- mine took a minute to melt an entire bag of Candy Melts). 

5.)    One at a time -- dip the tip of a lollipop stick in the melted candy and then insert the stick into the bottom of a cake shape. Gingerly dip the cake into the melted candy, rotate until fully covered, and then gently tap the sides of the bowl with the stick (while still rotating) to get the excess candy off.

6.)    Stick into a block of Styrofoam and let the candy harden.

7.)    For Ghosts -- after the candy has hardened take edible markers and draw on the ghostly faces. 

8.)    For Zombies -- Make eyes by taking some white melted Candy Melts and pouring it into a squeeze bottle. On a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, make little candy “dots” and stick them in the freezer to set. Use green melted Candy Melts in a squeeze bottle as “glue” for the eyes. After the candy has hardened take edible markers and draw on the eyeballs and the mouth. 

9.)    Voila! Delicious Spooky Treats!
Lisa Dovichi is cackling over her cauldron knowing that you'll become the next addict to Cake Pops. When she's not evilly plotting to take over the world with baked goods, she is a cover artist for Musa Publishing, a writer, and a web designer.


  1. Omigosh, I love these! I wish you were my room mom!

  2. These are SO stinking adorable! I can't let my kids see them or they'll be bugging me to bring something cool to school. You're making my bag of Doritos look bad. ;-)


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