How To Make Glitter Cake Pops & A Cupcake Stand Giveaway

A few days ago I made some glittery cupcakes for my friend Nancy, as a treat for her to take to her office holiday party.

I shared some pics on Facebook and had so many questions that I wanted to go ahead and do a post about them for you, answer some questions, share a video and do a giveaway from Cupcake Stand – the shop that my cake pop stand comes from.

First things first.  What did I use to make these?

I made my cake pops in my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker.   Since I was making over 50 cake pops, in my opinion the Babycakes is the way to go.  I used the Vanilla Cake Pops recipe that is in their manual (you can download it on their site).  I doubled the recipe, which made over 60 cake pops (probably close to 70, but at about 60 cakepops at midnight, I called it good!).

I’ve shared before how I make my cakepops with the Babycakes, so if you want to learn more head over to this post.    This is the first time I’ve made glittery cake pops and wasn’t entirely sure how they would turn out.  I think they came out nicely and I hope that Nancy and her co-workers enjoy them.     I used colored melts, Edible Glitter & Disco Dust, all from my local cake supply ABC Cake Decorating Supplies.  I also purchased the shaker I used for my Disco Dust from them.  It appears on their website that they do not ship the Edible Glitter outside of AZ, so for those of you in other states, Amazon has edible glitter and Disco Dust.

I know a few of you emailed and asked – the containers of Edible Glitter each made about 18 cake pops for me.  You can see I really coated them so if you went lighter, you could get more.  I only used a tiny sprinkle of Disco Dust on each one, so for about 30 cake pops in each color, I only used maybe 1/4 of the little container of Disco Dust (if that).

After making and chilling my cake pops (and attaching them to the sticks with chocolate) it was time to dip them in chocolate, cover them in the edible glitter and then give them just a tiny sprinkle of the Disco Dust to add an extra bit of glittery shine.   The Disco Dust is the product that looks exactly like glitter.  In the container, the edible glitter doesn’t look so “glittery” but I was surprised by how it transformed when it went on to the cake pops and looked really pretty.

Since this is something that takes both of my hands, instead of attempting to photograph, my husband took a quick video of me making one so that I could share it with you.    Now here is my disclaimer, I have zip, zero, zilch training on things like making cake pops, I just sort of fly by the seat of my pants, so I can’t say this is the “correct” way to do anything, but it is how I do it…


One of the challenges with cake pops is displaying them.   Thankfully I have an awesome cake pop stand from Cupcake Stands.  Since I only do bake good orders for friends, I always loan out my stand when I make cake pops for friends.   It’s the perfect way to display and share your cake pop sweetness.

I also use my stand for cupcakes.  Just flip the bases over and voila!

And add ribbon (or glow sticks, wrapping paper and your daughter’s tutu!) and decorate it.   Sorry, that one is a crummy phone pic, but you get the idea.

Such a fun way to display your cake pops and hold them while you are making them.    And it makes a stunning centerpiece.

Would you like to win a $75 Gift Certificate to Cupcake Stand?   Use the Rafflecopter Widget immediately below this paragraph to enter.  Remember, it can be slow to load.    This giveaway is a sweepstakes, open to US residents of legal age, void where prohibited.   Winner will be selected at random, no purchase necessary.  Winner will be drawn on 12/27/12.  Good luck!  

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DISCLAIMER: I received my original Cupcake Stand free of charge, but as always, all opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.  (Accordance with FTC’s 16 CFR Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”).  This giveaway is a sweepstakes.  No purchase necessary, winner will be selected at random and must a resident of the US who is of legal age.   Prize provided by Cupcake Stand.


  1. Juli says

    I would buy the small cake pop stand. That’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! I just bought the Babycakes cake pop maker, so I’m excited to use it!

  2. says

    I would buy the exact one you have. I love that it is versatile. I also love how tall it is. It would also hold the perfect amount of cupcakes or maybe even a small cake on top.

  3. Melissa Adams says

    I would use the gift card towards the medium cake pop stand, it would be useful when I start going to the flea market and farmers market next summer with my business.

  4. Nadia Rahman says

    I can’t choose what I would want to get from Cupcake Stand! All of the items are so cool and I would definitely want to get one, I don’t care which one! lol

  5. Diana says

    I am in love with these! I also love the way disco dust looks on everything, I use it every chance I get! ;)These are beautiful!

  6. Julie W says

    I have one of those Babycakes, and love it! It bakes so fast. I don’t, however, have a cupcake/cake pop stand. I would love one though! Great giveaway!

  7. Debbie says

    Very cute! Love the short video. If I won the $75 I’d buy a black stand since I just recently purchased a white cake pop stand and tiny push pop stand.

  8. LisaW-H says

    That pop/cupcake stand is great, I like things that are multi-use. What is up with the glitter – huh – no out of state? Thanks for sharing!

  9. stephanie edwards says

    Ohh that’s my first time at that site, how cool. I think I’d like a pop stand to inspire me to try them out.

  10. says

    The stand is great! I love that you have the option to display cake pops & cupcakes! And that you can decorate it like crazy! Always looking for new ways to display the goodies!

  11. Tracy says

    How am I suppose to choose big, small, white, black, can I choose all of them? It will take some serious debate to choose.

  12. Crissy Shinn says

    I have the Babycakes cakepop maker too, but I got the one that flips. I LOVE it!!! You make it looks so easy to decorate!! I can’t wait to try this!!! They look amazing! :)

  13. Brenda Krigner says

    I would love to win this great Cupcake/ Cakepop stand. It is so nice. Thanks for offering this to all of us. What a great prize this could be to a lucky winner.


  14. Melanie says

    I’d use the gift certificate towards the large square cake pop stand – I’m always looking for a way to display my pops – and the fact that it turns over and holds cupcakes would be perfect because I love to make those too!!

  15. Heather says

    I’ve been nervous about making cake pops (my first attempt was a disaster) but you make it look easy. And have some place to put them while they dry. Love it!

  16. says

    OH I would love to win. It would be such a great Christmas gift. Been waiting to purchase on of these for the longest. I would love the cakepop stand. It would deft make display alot nicer.

    Thanks for the chance

    Catarina aka docerela

  17. says

    Wow! What a great great Christmas Gift this would be!!! I for sure would buy me the Cupcake stand or the Cake Pop stand………ahhhh, decisions decisions….hahaha!!!

  18. Sashay says

    I’m a bit confused… do we comment to enter the giveaway?

    I have one stand from them in black; I love it! Would love one in white too! Hope this enters me.



  1. […] I made some glitter cake pops.  While these were done in Christmas colors, you could make them in any color and it would still be the same process.   I shared the different supplies that I used.   I even shared a video of how I made them.  Pink and red for Valentines would be awesome!  […]

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