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unicorn themed cakesicles on a pink surface
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How to Make Cakesicles (Cake Popsicles!)

An easy, delicious recipe for How to Make Cakesicles! These cake popsicles are a fun, cute, and tasty way to celebrate any holiday. I’ll show you how to make a Unicorn theme, but this recipe can really be used in any mold for any special occasion! The options are endless! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake popsicles, cakesicles
Method: Oven
Servings: 12



  • 1 box confetti cake mix can use gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup buttercream frosting
  • 32 oz melting chocolate bright white


  • unicorn horns bought from Amazon
  • chocolate molds
  • food coloring for different colored flowers
  • ribbon
  • popsicle sticks


Cake Mixture

  • Bake the cake according to the box instructions. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check and see if it’s done, then remove it from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, crumble the cooled cake and stir in the buttercream frosting with a spatula.
  • Add the cake crumbs and frosting mixture to a ziplock bag and press, and smash together. It should almost look like a dough consistency.
  • Store the smashed cake mixture in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Melt The Chocolate

  • Melt the chocolate according to the package and spoon 2 tablespoons into each mold. Use a spoon to distribute the chocolate inside the cavity of the mold.
  • Next, place the popsicle sticks into the mold before the chocolate melts. Repeat the step above if you need another layer of chocolate so it is not transparent.
  • Smash the cake dough into each mold. It should be flush with the top of the mold.
  • Take another tablespoon or so of the melted chocolate and cover the top of the cake, keeping it close to the edges.
  • Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes or until the chocolate coating is hard. Once the chocolate shell has hardened, gently remove each cakesicle from the mold. Gently pull back the sides of the mold and pop the chocolates out.


  • Decorate as desired. I use chocolate molds for the flowers and bought the unicorn toppers from Walmart. I used edible dust for the pink cheeks with a paintbrush and an edible black marker for the eyes.
  • To place the flowers and horns on, use the melted chocolate as the glue.
  • Cake pop sticks are easy to find. I recommend dipping the sticks in the chocolate before inserting them into the cakesicle. This helps “glue” them so they stay on.


Expert Tips

    • Excess Chocolate: If you have excess white chocolate, simply add some food coloring to it, use it in the desired chocolate molds, and decorate! You can also use the chocolate to drizzle or create other designs. 
    • Molds: You can use this recipe to make any kind of cakesicles you desire. Just choose the mold you want, and follow the same instructions. 
    • Themes: You can make this cakesicles recipe for any holiday or with any theme! Halloween cakesicles, Christmas cakesicles, birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.! There are silicone molds for everything
    • Melting Methods: There are many ways you can melt chocolate safely, in a microwave-safe bowl in second intervals, in a chocolate heater, or over the stovetop. Choose the method that works best for you, and make sure to follow the package instructions.
    • Chocolate: I recommend using chocolate that is designed for melting, like the candy melts brand. Using regular chocolate chips or a bar of dark chocolate doesn’t always work because of the other ingredients they are made with. The chocolate could be too thin and not harden properly. 

Serving Tips

    • Serve the cake popsicles right away for best results. 
    • If displaying for a birthday party, use a block of flower foam as a stand or buy a cake pop dessert stand. Or you can serve on a platter.
    • If giving them out individually, wrap them in clear treat bags (you can find these on Amazon) and tie them with a ribbon. 
    • Your kids can eat them right off of the cake pop stick. For younger kids, you can cut the cakesicles into smaller pieces with a knife and serve on a plate, if needed. 

Storage Tips

    • If you have leftovers, you can wrap each one in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container, with enough room to not overcrowd or damage the cakesicles. Separate layers with parchment paper. 
    • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days for optimal freshness. 
    • To store these cakesicles in the freezer, I recommend storing them with the chocolate shell, undecorated. Wrap each cake popsicle in plastic wrap, then store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight, then decorate!


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 46g | Calcium: 0.3mg | Iron: 0.01mg