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Decorating Pops Basics

All our pops designs are different, but most share a few elementary techniques. Before you start decorating, get to know these common pops practices.

inserting a stick

Inserting a stick

To keep your pop stuck on the stick, follow these easy steps. Having a secure pop helps make decorating (and eating)

Dipping a pop

Dipping

Give your pops a dunk in Wilton Candy Melts! Dipping is a great way to seal in the flavor and moistness of the cake and creates a great surface for toppings and decorations.

Covering with sprinkles

Covering with sprinkles

For quick party pops, after you dip in candy, do a second dip in Wilton Sprinkles! Whether you use nonpareils, jimmies or colored sugars, you’ll have an instant colorful treat everyone will love.

Pouring over a pop

Pouring Thinned Icing or Candy Melts over Pops

Another easy way to give your pops a smooth surface for decorating — pour on.

Pouring Thinned Icing or Candy Melts over Cut Cake

Pouring Thinned Icing or Candy Melts over Cut Cake

Give brownies and mini cakes a great-looking finish by pouring or piping toppings over treats on a cooling rack.

Pouring Thinned Icing or Candy Melts over Brownie Pops

Pouring Thinned Icing or Candy Melts over Brownie Pops

It is especially important to seal the entire surface to prevent drying out.