Valentine's Bear "Cake" Pop Made with Donut Holes

A super cute bear cake pop that requires no baking! Quick, fun and absolutely adorable!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 10 "cake" pops
Author Mimi


Ingredients & Supplies for Edible Glue/Icing

  • 40 grams icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. meringue powder
  • water in a spray bottle
  • 2 small piping bags
  • Black gel color

Ingredients & Supplies for Bear "Cake" Pop

  • 12 oz. candy melts (1 bag)
  • 10 plain donut holes
  • 20 large heart sprinkles
  • 10 round moldable soft candy (ex. Milk Duds)
  • 10 6" lollipop sticks
  • Sharp skewer
  • Warmer or small deep heat-proof cup & pot combo
  • Spatula
  • Styrofoam cake pop holder


Edible Glue for Gluing Ears and Securing Lollipop

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a glass bowl. 
  2. Spray the water onto the dry ingredients a little at a time and then blend everything together until you reach a thick consistency.

  3. If it’s too runny, add more sugar. If it's too thick, add more water, one spray at a time. 

  4. Put 1/2 of it in a small piping bag. Add black gel colour to the remainder, mix well and place in the other piping bag. 

Bear "Cake" Pop

  1. Start melting candy melts by placing in a warmer/mini slow cooker. If you don't have one, use the other method as outlined above in "How to Melt Candy Melts Perfectly Everytime". If using that method, melt the candy melts AFTER you have fully assembled the bear donut onto the stick and put them into the freezer to set.

  2. Cut modable candy in half for the bear's ears. Sculpt candy into a rounded arch to help it stay flushed against the curve of the donut. 

  3. Add ears onto the donut with white edible glue. 

  4. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Tip: When working with the donuts later, take only a few out at a time to prevent them from falling apart at room temperature.

  5. Using a skewer, push halfway into the donut from the bottom. Tip: mark an approximate distance on the skewer with your fingers and do not push the skewer in further than that point

  6. Pipe some white edible glue into the hole. 

  7. In the same hole, gently insert a lollipop stick halfway into the donut.

  8. Place into the freezer to set. Work on the rest of the bears. 

  9. Candy melts should now be melted and ready for use. Take the frozen bear heads out one at a time. 

  10. Dip the bear heads into the candy melt and quickly bring it back up. Be decisive. Try not to dip it too many times as the ears might start to come off. You can twirl it a bit to get the excess candy melt off. 

  11. Let it dry on a styrofoam cake pop stand. Work on the rest of the bears. 

  12. Once the candy melts on the bears have dried, dab a bit of the edible glue onto the top of the bear's head. Place heart sprinkles on each side to resemble a bow. 

  13. Draw in the nose and eyes with the black glue/icing.  Wait until icing and candy melts dry completely before packaging. Approximately, 2-3 hours. 

Recipe Notes

Donut pops can be kept at room temperature for 2 days. They can also be placed in the fridge in an air tight container without packaging. To prevent condensation, bring them out of the fridge and package after it comes back to room temperature.