New treat: cake pops

Cake pops — those colorful dipped and decorated golf ball-sized rounds of cake on a stick — are everywhere. They’re popping up at school functions and weddings, birthday parties and baby showers.

There are books about cake pops, classes and YouTube videos.

Even Starbucks sells them.

Popularized by a blogger known as Bakerella (, cake pops have taken over as the new cupcake. In her New York Times best-seller, Bakerella shows readers how to craft cake pops that look like robots, koalas, puppies and ghosts. (See story on D5.)

The classic cake pop is a super-sweet and mushy mouthful.

Read the complete story, and how-to photographs" at