Baking Christmas Gifts #1 Cake Pops


Red velvet cake pops

It’s that time of the year, and Christmas gift guides are coming at you in all directions. But allow me suggest something a little different…

There are so many Christmas gift guides out there that are super amazing, whether your looking for that special someone, your mum, dad, sibling, grandparents or your cat / dog, or even if you need inspiration for stocking stuffers. Whatever you can think of I can pretty much guarantee there is a blog post or vlog up ready to give you more ideas then you can handle!

So with this in mind I decided to focus on another type of Christmas gift ideas. Let’s call this my: Baking Christmas Gift Guide.

I love baking treats for family and friends, and I usually do this every year. I feel as though it adds a personal touch, whilst also adding more nibbles than if often necessary haha. But they always go down a treat, and make people smile – which if I’m honest is the best part about Christmas, the smiles and joy.

Red velvet cake pops

One of the best parts about cake pops is that you can use whatever cake recipe you prefer, but seen as these are for Christmas I would recommending using a red velvet, gingerbread cake or winter spiced cake recipe. This way they look and taste Christmasy.

Seen as I’ve already gone through the ingredients and how to make cake pops in my Halloween post, I’ll spare you the repetition. The only thing you’ll have to change is the colour of your candy melts. If your going for a traditional Christmas theme I’d go for red, green and white – there’s nothing wrong with a good old classic. Plus you can decorate them however you like.

In case your wondering, the holly and berry confetti I used is from Sainsbury’s.

You can wrap cake pops in gift bags individually or as a bouquet (I would highly recommends these bags here and here), or use them as decorations for the table by putting a handful in a jar or glass, then dotting them around so everyone can grab one when it’s time for dessert… or whenever someone feels peckish!


I hope you’ve enjoyed the start of my edible gift guide. Stay tuned for more, or follow via Bloglovin so you never miss a post. Have a great day!

Days until Christmas: 20

If you liked this post, you might like Cookies for Fall and Halloween cake pops.


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