Can you freeze cake pops? Yes, and it is very simple to do with these easy tips. Learn how to freeze these decadent treats and simplify the process.

Cake pops with multi-Colored sprinkles in a mason jar.
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Can you freeze cake pops?

Yes, you can and it is such a time saver! It is a good idea and very easy.

Everyone loves cake pops but they often require several steps and the decorating process can often be lengthy. This isn’t always an option for parties and special occasions as time is limited.

Learn how to freeze cake pops to enjoy later. These easy step by step instructions make it simple to freeze cake pops.

Cookie Dough Cake Pop covered in chocolate and topped with multi-colored sprinkles.

Can You Freeze Cake Pops After Decorating?

Yes, you can. However, typically some of the decorations will be damaged in this process.

They will still taste amazing but this is not the preferred method if freezing in advance for parties.

How to freeze cake pops:

Freezing cake pops is easiest before they are assembled and decorated.

  • Step 1. To prevent freezer burn, individually wrap each cake ball in plastic wrap.
  • Step 2. Place inside a freezer bag or freezer container in a single layer. You do not want them to get crushed and lose their pretty shape.
  • Step 3. Store in the freezer.

If you are freezing cake pops that are already prepared, use this method.

  • Step 1. Dip the cake pops. Prepare as normal and dip the cake in candy coating.
  • Step 2. Allow chocolate or candy coating to dry completely before freezing.
  • Step 3. Wrap each cake pop in wax paper instead of plastic wrap. This will prevent the coating from sticking when you thaw it.
  • Step 4. Place the wrapped cake pops inside a freezer bag or container. Make sure they are in a single layer so they don’t get crushed.
Chocolate Cake pops topped with white sprinkles in a mason jar.

How long can you freeze cake pops?

They can be frozen up to 6 weeks. We do not recommend freezing longer to ensure they still look amazing and taste the freshest. The texture will begin to change after 6 weeks.

Can You Refreeze Cake Pops?

Yes, you can but we do not recommend it. The cake pops are safe to eat but the texture will change and they won’t taste as good. Also, if they are decorated, the appearance of the cake pops will not look as pretty.

Close-up of Pink Cake Pops topped with white sprinkles.

How to thaw cake pops:

Thawing cake pops that are plain and undecorated:

  • Step 1: Defrost cake pops in the fridge and then allow to come to room temperature on the counter.
  • Step 2. Insert the sticks and decorate as normal. You must allow these to thaw completely before dipping in candy melts and decorating or you will have cake crumbs and cracking from the frozen cake.

Thawing cake pops that are prepared and decorated:

  • Step 1: Allow to thaw in the fridge when ready to use. Thaw the night before to make sure they are completely thawed.
  • Step 2. Once the baked cake pops have thawed for 2 to 3 hours, unwrap them. This will help prevent condensation from forming on the cake pops.
  • Step 3. Serve and enjoy.

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