1. Fashion cake pops from cake scraps and buttercream, then shape into balls.
  2. Melt a small amount of tinted chocolate. TIP: You may use dark chocolate as the base for the black-sugared cake pops; use oil-based candy colors to tint the remaining colors, or use pre-colored candy melts.
  3. Dip the end of a fancy candy stick into a bit of chocolate. Insert the stick halfway into the base of each large cake ball--the melted chocolate will help the ball adhere to the stick.
  4. Repeat this step until all cake balls are fitted with sticks. Chill pops thoroughly in the refrigerator for easy handling.
  5. When pops are chilled, melt enough tinted chocolate to fill medium bowls at least halfway. Dip a ball into the melted chocolate to cover.
  6. Before the chocolate sets on each, sprinkle—don’t dip—coordinated sanding sugars over the balls. TIP: Have sugars at the ready in a small bowl with a spoon.
  7. When all pops are set, attach skulls to pops with a small dab of melted chocolate.

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Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz