How to Make Ornament Cake Balls


Do you and your friends have an annual cookie swap around Christmas time? Well then do I have the perfect cookie swap (cake pop) recipe for you, well that is if you think you can get away with not exactly bringing cookies to the party! When my mom and sister were in town this past weekend, we had so much fun creating these ornament cake balls! And I promise, they aren’t as hard as they might look!

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Nothing brings back Christmas memories more than decorating cookies with my mom and sister this time of year. We always went above and beyond to make sure Santa had his pick of delicious cookies!
However, this year Pinterest plays a role and with all of the inspiration out there, we needed to step up our cookie production. So this year, we turned to CAKE POPS….what else did you expect???
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What do you think?? Cake pop ball ornaments…
Precious, right.
We were having such a great time during the creating process that I forgot to snap pictures, but don’t worry I took plenty after!! Here is the run down for those of you dying to make your own. And don’t be scared, if I can do it….
You. Can. Do. It!
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Christmas Sprinkles
MINI Reese’s (not miniature…MINI)
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While I dipped and sprinkled the cake balls, my mom and sister did the HARD part.
Since when did Twizzlers no longer pull apart into perfect strings of licorice?? Because of this new realization we used clean scissors to cut the licorice into THIN strips (about 2 inches long) making sure each end came to a point. This made it easier to stick into the 2 side by side holes they poked into the top of each mini Reese.
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Then with a surgeon’s precision, they inserted the Twizzler, one end in each hole. Finally, we attached the top of our cake ball ornament to each dipped & sprinkled ball using a little melted icing!!
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And that is how you make a Cake Pop Ornament.
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The ornament decor possibilities are TRULY endless :o)
So start baking already and show me what you’ve got!
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  1. So adorable…thanks for sharing . I made 4 batches and each one got a little easier with some minor tweakage. I made one big hole with a toothpick in the Reeses mini…then I pinched the Twizzler together and it easily went right in. I made up the minis before melting the chocolate. I used white chocolate and added about 10 drops of water instead of oil. I then nuked it in 15-second intervals stirring each time until it was liquidy. Once it was liquidy, I divied it up into 2 bowls and added red and green food color. I used small paper bowls for the chocolate and the sprinkles for a much quicker clean up. I also laid parchment paper across my table to put the wet ornaments. Love!

  2. I am making these right now and want to know what type of dip did u use. I have the Wilton red wafers, but the consistency does not seem right. And when and how did you dip in the sprinkles because you cannot do so easily after first dipping

    • I’m not sure the brand, I do use Wilton sometimes though. If find it helpful to add a little bit of veg. oil if it is not “liquidy” enough. After dipping I would let it drip for a minute or so and then roll in the sprinkles. You cannot wait to long as the candy will begin to harden. Hope that helps!

  3. These are the cutiest things I’ve see this year. WOW! I AM following you in every way. I would love for you to visit me at
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann

  4. Okay so maybe i'm not the smartest… sorry! But did you make these actual ornament size? Or did you make them the size of the cake pop ones?! This is how im asking my boy to the Christmas dance by the way… I really love these!(:

  5. Love the cake balls! What type of food color did you use? Sounds crazy to ask, but I used the “gel” food color for a Halloween project and the white bark lost it's consistency to dip the cake in; the bark hardened. Horrible.

    What's up with the gel?

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  6. Has it been That long since I had twizzlers?
    Thank you soooo much for sharing your “ornaments”. Maybe I'll have Christmas in July?

  7. So cute! I didn't know that Twizzlers no longer will come apart. Wonder why? I'm visiting from CG and I'm pinning this, too.

  8. Such a great idea. Maybe next time use the twizzler pull and peels? They should be the right width. :)

  9. those are too cute! would have never thought to make ornament cake balls, but yours turned out so good!!!!

  10. Oh my word so fun and festive! I pinned these for my TO DO list for next year! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  11. Fantastic!! I've not seen these before! Gosh! My list of Christmas goodies just keeps growing! Pinning away! And would love for you to share this at Show & Share going on now!

  12. I love cake balls, and these are adorable!

  13. OMGoodness…those are the cutest treats! It's so cute that the Reese cup actually sells the whole ornament look! So creative!! I would love to have you share this at my party!

  14. These turned out so great! I particularly love the Reese's PB cup on top :) I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance:

  15. so so cute!

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here:

  16. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – – I featured you today!!
    – Mandy,

  17. So cute, I pinned it! I'm a new follower. Stop by and visit and enter to win my Heirloom ornament…only 2 hours left to enter. Drawing at 12 noon PST. Warm wishes

  18. very cute idea! Love em :)

  19. These looks great – what a wonderful idea and you've made them so beautifully! I'm really enjoying your blog!

  20. Yum-my! Those are too cute!

  21. What a cute treat! I may try to make these next week for our work party!

  22. LOVE me some cake balls! So yummy! And these are so fun, we will have to do this!

  23. OK these are too cute for words!! Love how creative this is…definitely worth showcasing! Thanks so much for linking up today! :)

  24. you are so creative!! love it!

  25. Making cake balls is on my to do list. these versions with the little reeses cup on top are such a cute version!!

  26. Such a creative and awesome idea!! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!

  27. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  28. This is so great!!! I am making these for sure. I would love for you to share this on the CSI Project this week. The theme is ornaments. Come by everyday to see a tutorial. Then link up starting Wednesday at midnight!!!!
    We have a great giveaway too!

    Dee, the CSI girl

  29. Cute, what a great idea!! Sheila @

  30. Those are so adorable! I love them – very creative. Happy birthday to your sister!

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