How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops!
How to Make Cake Pops

The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?!

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

Items Needed:

  • Yellow Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Banana Laffy Taffy
  • Black Gel Frosting
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Cake Pops

How to Make Cake Pops


  1. Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in 20-second bursts, stirring in between each burst on completely melted.
  2. Dip one end of each stick into melted chocolate and insert it into the cake pop and allow to harden.
  3. Dip each pop into melted chocolate and place in the refrigerator to set up.
  4. While cake pops are hardening, take a piece of banana Laffy Taffy and form into small triangular pieces. *For each piece of taffy, I was able to get about 10-12 small triangles from each.
  5. After cake pops have hardened, dip the taffy pieces into the melted chocolate and arrange them along the edge of each pop.
  6. Allow to set for 15 minutes to harden.
  7. After all of the chocolate has hardened, using the black gel frosting, draw on eyes and mouth.

Here are some things to help making cake pops easier…

How to Make Cake Pop

Cake pops are such an easy and fun way to involve kids and no matter what your age… everyone loves eating cake pops! Now that you know how to make cake pop sun pops, you may be asked to make them a lot. Just saying.

How to Make Cake Pop

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  1. I’m not good at making cake pops, but your version is so cute!

    1. Author

      Yeah, if I were cooking/baking for 10, I’d be looking for easy/simple too. 🙂

  2. So cute! How big are those triangles because I’m thinking candy corn might work too…. 😉

    1. Author

      Hmmmmm, I think candy corn would work. You could slice through a candy corn to make it thinner (so one candy corn would be 2 pieces) and that would definitely work.

  3. Cake pops are so much fun and I just love making them with my kids. We’re not all that creative and our cake pops are just regular. These look super easy to do, and I think I can try to make them.

  4. Those are cute! I’ve had a heck of a time making cake pops.

  5. So cute! I love that you gave the sun a little smile vs a full-on smile 🙂 I’ve never made cake pop – shocker, right?

  6. These cake pop sun pops are adorable. They’re sure to brighten anyone’s day!

    1. Author

      Thanks! I agree, they would make a great homemade treat/gift as a get well gift, or just to brighten someone’s day!

  7. OMGoodness how cute is that! I love the little smirk smile! lol

  8. These are so super cute and look easy enough for even me to accomplish! I really like that you could use any variety of cake.

  9. These are so adorable, and totally perfect for summer. So easy to make too!

  10. Those are absolutely adorable! I wish I had seen them before I had made end of the year gifts for my kids’ teachers. Those would be perfect. I’ll save this for next year!

  11. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Very cute idea, would love making these.

  13. How adorable! I have never made cake pops before, but have definitely been wanting to try. I bet my daughter would enjoy making these with me! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. Adorable and simple

  15. soo creative and looks delicious

  16. These look like fun! I’m sure you could use other Taffy flavors to create different Cake pop flowers as well.

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