I think I’ve found the next best thing to cup cakes – cake pops!
Basically, you make a lollipop out of cake, frosting, and a chocolate coating. Shape them and decorate them with a variety of toppings. I found lollipop sticks at my local Michael’s store. You might also find them for sale on the internet or at a baking supply store.
Cake pops are fun, unexpected, and kids of all ages love them. I loved them so much that I pitched the idea to a food editor and had my recipe published on managemylife.com. The recipe includes step-by-step instructions and practical tips for making more fun on a stick than you’ve ever known.
I wish I had a better picture. This one was taken as I headed out to a July 4th party. If you want to see some fun and fabulous designs for inspiration, check out Just a Bite. They also make “pop tops” without the stick and “flat tops,” cake pops turned upside down, candied-apple style. Both are fun options to consider! Enjoy.