Hey all! It’s Niki and today I’m sharing an idea to help you dress up your holiday cake pops. I started making these treats a few years ago and they were always a hit at the classroom parties. If the truth be told, I enjoyed packaging them more than I liked baking them.
Full disclosure: I didn’t make these cake pops. Mine weren’t dry enough to wrap in time for this post, so I had to make an emergency Starbucks run to pick up some stand-in pops. Snowmen and polar bears … aren’t they cute?!
Since the sticks on these were a little short, I created a “stick sleeve” to add my decorations. The best thing to use is paper straws, but since I didn’t have any on hand that were festive enough, I made my own by rolling some patterned paper around a wooden skewer and securing with Scor-Tape.
I covered each cake pop with a food-safe plastic wrapper and sealed them with a gold twist tie. That made it much easier to tuck the stick and the ends of the wrapper into the sleeve.
To create the little scarf around the stick, I trimmed a piece of ribbon with pinking shears and used an adhesive dot to center and hold the ribbon in place on the stick sleeve.
Then it was just a matter of crisscrossing it over the stick, and using a piece of baking twine to secure it in place. I also added a tag to the pops by die-cutting a little stitched banner, and heat-embossing a sentiment in white to help it stand out against the green paper.
I hope you try out some new handmade decorations on your holiday treats this year. I’d love to hear how you spruce up your packaging!
Thanks for reading!
Supplies: Treat bags, twist ties, baker’s twine and ribbon from Michaels Stores; Gift Tag Greetings stamp set and Stitched Sentiment Stripes dies from My Favorite Things; Scor-Tape from Scor-Pal Products.