Giddy-Up! How to Make Horse Cake Pops

Learn how to make horse cake pops in a snap! These treats would be perfect for a Western-themed party, a baby shower or for a horse lover. Let’s giddy up and get to it!

Learn how to make horse cake pops in 9 easy steps!

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Horse cake pops tutorial

You’ll need:

  • Cake pop dough
  • White and brown candy wafers
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Ziplock bag for piping
  • Waxed paper
  • Cake pop stand or styrofoam block

Part 1: Shaping your horse cake pops

Line your work surface with wax paper.

Shaping cake pop dough into a ball

Step 1:

Shape the horse head by first rolling a portion into a ball.

Shape into log

Step 2:

Then shape into a log where one end is slightly thicker than the other end; the narrower end will be the nose end.

Shaping the head shaped head

Step 3:

Gently pinch your fingers together at the narrow end to define the nose. Then pinch to make a narrow ridge, like a small mohawk ⅓ of the wider end. This will help us get more definition in the mane.

Repeat for each portion and refrigerate all pieces.

Part 2: Decorating your horse cake pops

While the head pieces are chilling, we’ll prep our materials and melt the candy coatings.

Cut candy melts

Step 1:

Cut candy wafers (either color) into eight triangular pieces. The number of wafers you’ll need to cut depends on how many horses you’re making. You’ll need two wafers for each horse. These will form the ears. Set aside for now.

Remove the shaped cake pieces from the fridge.

Step 2:

In separate bowls, melt both brown and white candy wafers.

add ears

Step 3:

Add an ear to each side of the head. Dip the short end of the triangular piece into brown candy coating before placing on either side of the ridge.

Step 4:

Next, we’ll attach the sticks. Dip a lollipop stick, about ⅓” into the melted brown coating, then carefully push it in an angle until it’s about halfway into the larger end of the head.

dip head

Step 5:

Dip the heads into the brown coating. Shake off excess and let dry completely before the next step.

dip nose

Step 6:

Once dry, dip the nose end into the white coating.

mane pipe mane side view

Step 7:

Place remaining melted white coating in a ziplock bag. Snip the tip and pipe strands of the mane between the ears and toward the back end of the head. Pipe a few and let dry before piping more for a layered effect.

add nose and eyes

Step 8:

Melt a couple of black wafers and use a toothpick to add the eyes and nose detail.

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