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Halloween is next week – woohoo! I created some fun & FREE printables just for you guys! These tags are sized perfectly for cake pops, but they will work great for any tasty treat.

Halloween Cake PopsFirst, you need some sparkly Halloween-themed cake pops. And a beautiful KC Bakes cake pop stand, of course. See the end of this post for Sparkle Pops tips. {Basic Cake Pop Tutorial}

Sanding Sugar Cake Pops

Using Aardvark paper straws in Halloween-themed colors, and mixing the striped and chevron patterns, really amplifies the “wow” factor. 

Not only are these cake pops easy to decorate, they are my favorite kind of cake pop to eat! I just love the crunch of the sanding sugar shell, combined with the soft, chocolately cake pop inside – YUM.

3 sparkle pops zoom

Tools Ghouls of the Trade

  • KC Bakes cake pop stand
  • Aardvark Paper Straws (available at AC Moore & online)
  • 1.5″ round punch (tags sized to match)
  • Slot hole puncher
  • Black ribbon
  • Orange sticker gems ($1 on sale)

Cake Pop Tag Supplies



I have two options for your cake pop tagging pleasure. First, Happy Halloween tags in fun, festive colors (Download PDF – Color).

8 color tags


The second option, and my personal favorite, are the “black only” tags (Download PDF – Black).  The great thing about these tags – they can be printed on different color paper to create various looks, all from the same file!

5 tags stripsSelect different Halloween colors of card stock (green, orange, white – even a light purple would work), and mix & match your tags with your treats.

Sparkle Cake Pops

Fancy Tags

Remember those orange sticker gems? They make a great tag accents!

Gem Tags

If you want to get even fancier, get some sparkly scrapbooking paper, and punch out a background tag (view tips: Ultimate Tag Tutorial).

Sparkle Tags

Paper Straw Popping Tip

Don’t have a KC Bakes paper straw stand, but still want to use those beautiful Aardvark Straws? Place lollipop sticks into your KC Bakes cake pop stand, and slide the straws right over them – works like a charm!

Straws over Sticks

Sparkle Pops

  • You can use cake pops, or even marshmallows!
  • Immediately after dipping them in chocolate (and tapping off all of the excess candy), quickly shower them with sanding sugar. Say that three times fast… I keep reading it as shower shanding sugar, lol!
  • To get your pops super sparkly, continue to sprinkle on the sugar until you can’t see any candy coating peeking through.
  • I usually go through one container of sanding sugar on two or three pops. Pour over a spouted 2-cup glass measuring cup, so when you run out, just pop the top off of the sugar container for an easy refill. 
  • For best results, match your melting candy color to your sanding sugar color, that way if some peeks through, it’s not as noticeable. It doesn’t have to be the exact shade of the sugar; I used dark chocolate for the black sanding sugar pops. 

Happy Halloween!

KC Bakes Mini Stand with Sparkle Pops