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Easy Light Bulb Cake Pops


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We got our first big snowfall of the season today and it was beautiful – unless of course you had to drive in it.  Then, it’s a little inconvenient.

Now that we have another driver in the house and this being the first winter she is allowed to drive without my hubby or I in the car, winter weather road conditions make me a little nervous.  White knuckle driving is not fun and its worse if your kid is the one doing the driving while you are at home anxiously waiting for their safe return.  

See that on the top of my head – yup – more gray hair! Uffda!

My youngest and I spent a little time outside together.  She made a snow angel.  Can you make it out?

But this is my favorite snow angel of the day!

And since it looks like Christmastime outside today, I’m sharing a fun, easier way to make cake pop light bulbs than the bake your cake, add frosting, shape and dip kind.

I’m taking the easy way out this year and you should too.  Just get a Sara Lee Pound cake and cut it into 3/4” slices.  Now take a small light bulb cookie cutter (mine is 2” long and ¾” thick) and cut out your shape.  Each slice of cake will get you 3 light bulbs. 


Melt some candy coating in different colors and dip the light bulb into it.  See what I used to dip my bulbs?  Yup – a sweet corn holder.  It worked perfectly!!!


When you get the bulb dipped, let the candy coating set, then redip the end in the same color and sprinkle with black sanding sugar.  (Totally forgot to take a picture of this step.  I must have been busy licking the excess chocolate off of my fingers.  I know you understand.)  Let the bulb set completely and now you have a whole string of lights ready to be eaten.

Hope your place is beginning to look a lot like Christmas too!

Sara Lee has a dessert contest going on right now through Wed., Dec. 12 on their Facebook page.  The winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card and desserts for a year.  I don’t know which would be better. 

Easy Light Bulb Cake Pops

This is such an easy way to make cake pops and they taste so good. Use any kind of smaller sized cookie cutter to easily get the shape you want.

Yield: 24 - 27 Light Bulbs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


• 16 ounce Sara Lee Pound cake – frozen
• 16 ounces of candy coating total – various colors


1. Cut pound cake into 3/4” thick slices.
2. Press cookie cutter into pound cake to cut out shape. Remove excess cake and set aside.
3. Melt candy coating according to package directions.
4. Dip cake into candy coating. Let set.
5. Redip end of light bulb back into candy coating and sprinkle with black sanding sugar. Let set.
6. Repeat until all of the bulbs are dipped in the various colors.
7. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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2 Responses to “Easy Light Bulb Cake Pops”

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    Jenna — December 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    These are really cute! I love the way you plated them with the greenery! Great idea, thanks,

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    Angie — December 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    LOVE this! I am soooooo stealing this one, if I can find a light bulb cookie cutter. 🙂 Thanks!