Graduation Cap Cake Pops

These cake pops were actually a request from one of More Sprinkles’ biggest fans, Tatiana. I got a text saying, “Will you ever make cake pops again?” That text, along with our upcoming graduation this weekend, gave me the idea to make these cake pops.

I had to order two special chocolate molds to make these: the chocolate cup mold for the base of the cap and the square mold for the top of the cap. These two chocolate shapes, along with some candy, make a great graduation cap! Bakerella also has a candy version where you can use mini Reeses cups and Godiva chocolates instead of the molds (but I wanted them to be cake pops).

These cake pops use Wilton’s blue chocolate melts, Funfetti cake balls, Airheads Xtremes candy, and mini M&Ms!

Graduation Cap Cake Pops


  • 1 Funfetti cake (baked and cooled according to box directions)
  • 1 container of Funfetti frosting
  • 3 bags Wilton Chocolate Melts (blue)
  • 2 packages Airheads Xtremes Candy
  • 3 packages mini M&Ms
  • Lollypop sticks


  1. Take prepared cake and crumble it with your fingers into a bowl. Next add 1/2 a can to a whole can of frosting to the crumbs until the mixture is moist enough to be easily rolled into balls.
  2. Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes.
  3. Now melt half of the chocolate melts and begin filling the square mold.
  4. Place square mold into the freezer while you fill the cup mold.
  5. Fill each cup with a small amount of chocolate, then take a small cake ball and press into the cup until the chocolate covers the sides of the mold. Next, pour a small amount of chocolate over the exposed cake ball and press a stick into the center of the cup.
  6. Place cup mold into the freezer and take the square molds out of the freezer and refill.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you have enough cups and squares.
  8. Place all squares and cups in the freezer for five minutes while you melt some of the remaining chocolate in a piping bag.
  9. Take everything out of the freezer and begin to use the melted chocolate like glue to attach the cups to the squares.
  10. Once all pops are assembled, take the Airheads Extremes, cut out the yellow color, and cut the yellow strip into little tassels. Also sift through the M&Ms to find the yellows.
  11. When you’re ready, continue using the piping bag as glue to glue on the M&M and Airhead tassel. (It may help to put everything in the freezer again before doing this).
  12. Now your Graduation Cap Cake Pops should be completed!
  13. Use any remaining cake pop mixture to make cake balls!