How to Use Cake Pop Mold

Cake pops are the perfect bite-sized treat for any shindig. While some bakers might make them by hand, the better (and easier) option is to use a cake pop mold. A cake pop mold makes it a cinch to put together lovely miniature cakes that everyone will enjoy – and this article shares how to use them correctly.

Hey, everyone! How’s it going? My name is Michelle, and I’ve been baking for the last ten years in my home kitchen. I love making cake pops – they’re just so cute and simple, not to mention oh-so-scrumptious. I’ve recently started making them with my cake pop mold, and I wanted to share how to do it.

If you’re thinking about making some cake pops in the near future, I highly recommend buying a cake pop mold and following along with my handy how-to guide below. (I promise – it’s really easy, and everyone at the party will thank you for these tasty little cake nuggets!)

Keep reading to find out how to use a cake pop mold!

How to Use a Cake Pop Mold in 6 Simple Steps

Cake pops are relatively easy to make without a cake pop mold, so imagine how simple they’ll be to make with one.

In just six simple steps, you can make a batch of cake pops that stand up to those adorable Starbucks cake pops.

Step 1: Make Your Batter

You can’t have cake pops without the cake batter

That said, pull out your favorite cake pop recipe and get to work.

Make sure you preheat your oven to 350 F before you start mixing and whisking. You don’t want to have to stand around waiting for your oven to come to temperature. That’s a serious pain – trust me!

Step 2: Grease the Cake Pop Mold

Some might say you don’t need to grease your cake pop mold. However, I’m a firm believer in being safe rather than sorry. That said, I always grease my cake pop mold before using it. After all, if your cake pops stick to the mold, you will end up with some ugly desserts.

You have options when it comes to greasing. My personal favorite is butter. I melt some butter in a small container, then use a basting brush to grease the cavities. The butter not only ensures a smooth release but enhances the overall flavor.

You can also use a convenient baking spray or vegetable oil, too.

Step 3: Fill the Cake Pop Mold and Cover

Now it’s time for the fun part – filling up the cake pop mold with your batter!

Start by placing the cake pop mold on top of a baking sheet. Although these molds are handy, they’re incredibly flexible, which means you can easily end up with a floor covered in cake pop batter. No, thanks!

When filling the cavities, you want to leave a very small space between the batter and the top of the cake pop mold – about 1mm.

Once all of the slots have been filled with cake pop batter, place the “lid” or the “cover” over it. Ensure that the top is secured tightly to the bottom piece.

Hey – if you’re more of a visual learner, here’s a great video showing how this is done: 

Step 4: Bake!

Finally, it’s time to bake our adorable treats!

Simply slide the baking sheet (with cake pop mold on top) into the oven. Allow them to bake for around 20 minutes.

Use a toothpick to check for doneness. All you need to do is insert a toothpick into the middle hole of the cake pop mold. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready to be removed from the oven.

Step 5: Cool and Stick

When your cake pops are finished baking, remove the pan from the oven. Allow the cake pops to cool for around five minutes before removing the lid. Then, let them sit for an additional ten minutes. 

Now that the cake pops are relatively cool, you can remove them from the cake pop mold and start assembling. 

Don’t rush into sliding the sticks into your cake pops. You need to dip the ends of the sticks in melted chocolate before sliding them into the cake pop.

Once you assemble all the sticks into the cake pops, place them in the refrigerator to set for around 30 minutes.

Step 6: Decorate and Enjoy!

Baking? Check. Sticking? Check. Setting? Also, check. 

But we’re not done just yet.

While you can enjoy a bite full of cake on its own, there’s something about a cake pop riddled with decorations that will send your taste buds swooning. Not to mention a decorated cake pop is one of the cutest things you’ll ever see.

That said, now it’s time to decorate your cake pops however you’d like. Start by dipping your cake pops into some melted chocolate. Then, decide how you’re going to add some pizazz. Sprinkles? Frosting? Nuts? The possibilities are endless!


Now you’re ready to bring all of your cake pop fantasies to life – and it’s so easy, too, isn’t it? But wait! Before you go and create some lovely cake pops with your cake pop mold, I suggest taking a quick look at the frequently asked questions below.

Do you need to spray silicone molds?

The great thing about silicone is that you don’t need to spray them. However, I always recommend doing so. After all, just because it’s silicone doesn’t mean there’s zero possibility of sticking. Also, greasing ahead of time will make the silicone product much easier to clean. It’s a win-win!

How long do you cook cake in a silicone mold?

If you’re making cake pops in a silicone mold, your cake pops should be finished baking in about 20 minutes at 350F. Always check for doneness using a toothpick. Insert it into the middle hole of your cake pop mold. If it comes out clean, they’re ready to be removed from the oven.

Is it safe to put silicone molds in the oven?

Silicone molds can safely be used in the oven. In fact, silicone is a-okay to use in the microwave and freezer, too, making them one of the handiest products you’ll ever own. 

Making Cake Pops Using a Cake Pop Mold is Simple!

In just six easy steps, you can make cake pops using a convenient cake pop mold. Just ensure that you always place the mold on a baking sheet, don’t over or underfill the cavities, and tightly secure the top and bottom pieces before sliding them into the oven.

Have you ever used a cake pop mold? Do you have any tips to share with other readers?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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