1 box cake mix of your choice
1/2 cup cream cheese frosting
1 bag red candy melts (candy melt can be found in craft stores)
2 bags green candy melts
1 Styrofoam brick
- When the cake has cooled, use your hands to crumble it into a large mixing bowl. The crumbs should be no larger than the size of peas. Add 1/2 cup of the frosting and stir to combine. To see if the cake pops will hold their shape, pinch a piece of the cake mixture between your fingers. If it sticks together, it's perfect. If not, add another 1/4 cup frosting and stir to combine.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, form 1 1/2-inch balls of cake. Place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Make at least 1 dozen small cake balls for the caterpillar's body, then use a larger ice cream scoop or your hands to form a 2 1/2-inch ball for the head. (Make an extra one if they're fragile.) Once all of the balls have been formed, place them in the freezer for 1-3 hours.
removing the cake balls from the freezer, melt the green candy melts in a
glass bowl in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in
between until they're melted. (It should take 60-120 seconds total.) To
form the cake pops, dip the end of one lollipop stick 1/2" into the
candy melts. Poke the stick into a cake pop, making sure it only goes
halfway through. (This will help the pop adhere to the stick.) Then dunk
the entire pop into the melted green candy, and gently spin the pop
over the bowl to remove any excess drips. Poke the lollipop stick into
the Styrofoam to let the cake pop dry.