I'm baking a cake for my sister. Though the cake will be simple. I decided to make chocolate cupcake lollipops. The cupcakes will read out her traits like nice, awesome etc. I need some advice on how to make edible sticks which will be connecting the base cake and the cupcakes.


I want them to be edible because long story short she always wondered why is there the point of the stick if its not eatable when she was young.

I also want to know how to prevent the cupcakes from sagging down and dropping on the base cake.

  • Can you get pocki where you are? Commented Aug 24, 2014 at 23:53
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    Isn't the sister of your sister also your sister?? Also, concerning Joe's idea: If you use full sized peppermint sticks (candy canes) you can soak off the red, and be left with just white.
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Aug 25, 2014 at 0:54
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    I think a good idea would be candy cigarettes. The sticks would be a fair bit thicker than your average lollipop stick, but it could look way more convincing than other options.
    – Dispenser
    Commented Aug 25, 2014 at 19:16
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    @AirThomas The fact that there's more than one answer doesn't mean it's a bad question. And it will be helpful to future users because future users may want to do something similar; wanting to avoid inedible components is pretty common. The suggestions in the comments need to be in an answer, not comments, but that's not the OP's fault.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Aug 25, 2014 at 19:36
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    Everyone- I've written up your brainstorms into a Community Wiki, feel free to add any more you can think of.
    – MrLore
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 3:27

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The brainstorming in the comments has provided numerous examples:

  • Candy cigarettes

    These are likely the most realistic sticks you will find, as they're usually completely white, but fairly soft so use care when attaching the muffin to the top:

    Image of Supersonic Candy Cigarettes

  • Pocky / Mikado

    These are chocolate covered biscuit sticks, they're much more sturdy but not the right colour:

    Image of Chocolate Pocky

    There is also a Cookies & Cream flavoured Pocky, marketed as Pocky Panda, which is white and the closest resemblance they make. This may require being purchased from the internet though as I'd never heard of them before:

    Image of Pocky Panda

  • Rolled Chocolate Wafer Biscuits

    These are simply tubes of wafer biscuits, typically filled with chocolate, such as DeBeukelaer Pirouline and Pepperidge Farm Pirouette:

    Image of a Pirouline

  • Stick Candy and Rock

    Quite simply sticks made out of candy, I suspect Rock will be less common outside the United Kingdom, but Stick Candy should be simple to find.

    Rock is a hard candy tube up to an inch thick which could support a table, nevermind a cupcake:

    Image of Brighton Rock

    Stick Candy is basically un-bent candy canes and less thick than rock, though very similar:

    Image of Stick Candy

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    Wow! I thought candy cigarettes had gone the way of the dodo! :) Nice summary, +1, welcome to Seasoned Advice!
    – Jolenealaska
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 5:41
  • I have had white Mikado (in France). In many places candy cigarettes are no longer sold, whether actually banned or just withdrawn.
    – Chris H
    Commented May 28, 2023 at 15:52

Old question, but an answer not in the wiki or comments or other answer: pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate.

The white chocolate will be an off-white but if you prefer there are candy melts that are bright white.


Sugarcane sticks would be an idea! They’re edible and sturdy. Sugar cane is sold as accessories for stirring drinks too, I think it’s a company called Hula Girl.

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