COVID-19 Cake Pops

February 1: National Cake Pops Day

In the early days of the national lockdown due to the coronavirus, we would make a major infrequent trip to the nearest grocery store to stock up on essentials. Most of the shelves were bare as toilet paper, hand sanitizers, anti-bacterial soap, cleaning supplies, water, yeast, flour and even chicken were bought up in a panic.

Our closest Kroger was trying to get rid of some expiring baked goods at the time. So Islander placed a discounted slice of red velvet cake in our cart with the idea to make COVID-19 cake pops at home. She already had chocolate and candy melts in the pantry and only wanted to make a small batch dessert. It was a creative culinary attempt to infuse a bit of lighthearted humor during despondent days.

As the world is trying to weather the ups and downs, spikes and second waves of coronavirus cases of the global pandemic, we hope these cute cake pops bring a little sweetness to life, especially on National Cake Pops Day. Hope our readers have negative coronavirus test results and have positive attitudes and hope! Stay safe, everyone!



  • Slice of red velvet cake
  • Chocolate candy melts
  • Red candy melts


Scrape off a little bit of the frosting and filling from the red velvet cake slice. Crumble the cake in a bowl. Add a little of the frosting to the crumbled cake and mash with a fork until moist and sticky. Use a cookie scoop and shape into balls.

Set cake balls on waxed paper. Refrigerate to set. Meanwhile, melt some chocolate or dark candy melts according to the package directions. Dip the end of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and insert into a cake ball. Refrigerate to set. Dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate. Continue to cover the rest of the cake balls in chocolate. Refrigerate to set.

Melt red candy wafers according to the package directions. Fill a pastry bag with slightly cooled melted red candy. Using a small round tip (#2 or #3), pipe random spikes around the chocolate covered cake ball. Refrigerate to set.


  • As of this post date, Islander’s brother got his first vaccine and is scheduled to follow up this month. Her parents are also getting the vaccine. We are low on the eligibility list but hope to get it soon. Meanwhile, stay safe and healthy, everyone!
  • Serve these COVID-19 cake pops with a coronavirus cake.
  • Search our blog for other cake pop recipes.