Ghost Cake Pops For Halloween

Ghost Cake Pops With Vanilla, Lemon and Coconut Mixture:

I have been on a cake pop mission this past couple of weeks and started creating all sorts of Halloween themed yummy num nums in my test kitchen.

Ghost Cake Pops

Oh Those Yummy Ghost Cake Pops!

Right now it looks more like a laboratory of a mad scientist. “Ghost cake pop scientist that is.

These tasty cake pops are made from vanilla cake batter mixed with lemon pudding, coconut and buttercream icing. I wanted to create a cake that was not as sweet as most cake pop cakes are. Some of the recipe’s are so sweet you can hardly eat them.

The mixture is balanced and so delicious. I have provided the full make up procedure along with the recipe I came up with. Yeah, I ate three of them before doing the photo shoot. These are off the hook.

What you will need to create the “Ghost Cake Pops”:

Vanilla Cake Batter (homemade or box mix)

Lemon Pudding ( you can use pre-made shelf stable pudding, for this mixture I used snack pack lemon pudding)

Shredded Coconut

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White Coating Chocolate

Rectangular Baking Pan (9×13)

Parchment Paper

Cookie Sticks

Black Food Color

Blue Food Color

Red Food Color

Styrofoam Block or Cake Pop Stand

Directions To Create The Ghost Cake Pops:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare vanilla cake batter from scratch or by using a box mix. Box mixes are fine to use.

Bake cake batter in 350 degree oven in a 9×13 baking pan.

Let cake cool and then prepare the cake by first scraping off the top film layer.

cake for ghost cake pops

This will help the cake pop look nice and un-freckled.

Get as much of the skin layer of the cake off as you can.

vanilla cake whith skin layer removed for ghost cake pops

It is not necessary to put the cake in a food processor but it won’t hurt it either.

In a large mixing bowl, crumble up the cake and add  3.5oz of lemon pudding, approximately 1 cup of flake coconut and 1 cup of buttercream icing

vanilla cake pop mix for ghost cake pops

Mix all the ingredients together by hand until mixture is the consistency of soft play dough. If mixture is too stiff, add a bit more buttercream icing.

ghost cake pop vanilla cake mixture

Start forming your ghost cake pops by rolling the cake mixture in the palms of your hands as shown.

shaping ghost cake pops visual 1

Continue shaping until you get a pointed top for the ghosts head.

shaping ghost cake pop visual 2

Continue to shape the ghost head until desired shape is formed.

shaping ghost pop visual 3

Place shaped ghosts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can use a cake board as well.

Ghost cake pops lined up on sheet pan

Place molded ghosts in refrigerator until cool and firm for dipping.

While your ghosts are firming up begin melting your white chocolate.

Here I used a high end Swedish chocolate coating that does require tempering.

When working with white chocolate, you must not rush the process of melting it. If you are using Wilton melts verses a more expensive coating, you will find it will take even longer to get the consistency correct. Be certain to use a double boiler or a crock pot with water in it. Keep the crock pot on low and be certain there is an air cushion between the water and the bowl that the chocolate is in. Do not let any water get in the chocolate or it will be ruined.

Melting White Chocolate Coating

Once your chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat or turn off your crock pot. If you are using a high end chocolate coating you can keep the crock pot on low.

Remove your molded ghosts from the fridge and insert a cookie stick in the bottom of the ghost body.

ghost pop on stick

Start dipping your ghosts in the melted chocolate.

dipping ghost pops in white chocolate

Allow excess chocolate to drip off before placing your ghost cake pops in styrofoam block.

ghost cake pops covered in white chocolate

Once all of your ghosts have been covered in the white chocolate and set, you can start creating funny ghost faces on your pops.

Using black colored buttercream icing, you can pipe on the eyes, mouth and scary eyebrows.

ghost pops face piped on

Next using blue icing, pipe in colored eyes and a mouth with the red colored icing.

ghost cake pop face eyes and mouth

For displays you can place candy corn or anything you think looks festive on the top of the styrofoam cover in foil for halloween!

ghost cake pop collection 1

I hope you have a blast making these this year for your Halloween treats. Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions.

10 comments to Ghost Cake Pops For Halloween

  • […] Ghost Cake Pops For Halloween Shredded Coconut. Professional Cake Decorators Icing. White Coating Chocolate Rectangular Baking Pan (9×13). Parchment Paper. Cookie Sticks. Black Food Color. Blue Food Color. Red Food Color. Styrofoam Block or Cake Pop Stand . pipe in colored eyes and a mouth with the red colored icing. ghost cake pop face eyes and mouth. For displays you can place candy corn or anything you think looks festive on the top of the styrofoam cover in foil for halloween! […]

  • Love this idea for halloween!!! Thanks!!!

  • Love the shape of these! They’re different to what I’ve seen before and actually are quite scary!

  • Ellis Suthern

    Halloween is coming to town once again and this Halloween inspired lemon pudding is great. The ingredients are easy to prepare, I will definitely create one of this so the kids in our town will be happy as well during their trick or treat.

  • Kathleen

    I love the design you make. I will try to make a cake for christmas and those tips you gave is a good idea. Well, I will try other design that would be fit for christmas. Thanks!

  • ErlindaDolphin

    Oh! So sad, the Halloween is over. But I will try that next year. 🙂

  • Brian.Christiansen

    Hi to everyone! I like this site so great.Thanks for this idea about how to make a Ghost Cake Pops With Vanilla, Lemon and Coconut Mixture.

  • sherilyn

    @Ellis Suthern . wow great idea. i hope all the kids i our town will be happy for your plan.

  • Katherine

    Thanks for step by step procedures. And show us your effort. Keep up the good work and enjoy what you are doing… It makes a lot of help. 🙂

  • pate

    @Ellis Suthern. you have a great idea to create a new one for the kids in your town. will be happy as well during their trick or treat.

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