The first chapter explains the basic principles of pop making. The classic cake pop is crumbled cake (baked, then cooled) mixed with frosting, rolled into balls and dunked into melted candy. Or you can pack this mixture into molds for shapes beyond simple balls.
Step two is when you must decide how to decorate your naked pops. This book gives hundreds of adorable choices. The second chapter alone provides roughly one dozen choices per page on each of twelve pages. The dips and toppings (a huge array of colored sugars and shaped sprinkles) used for each pop are listed, but there are not specific instructions. Rather, the materials are listed for each pop and you would use the photograph as the guide to apply the toppings. Some of the pops are just rolled in the toppings, while others are applied in a pattern, but using the photos as a guide is instruction enough.
The next three chapters are filled with more intricate pops and provide greater instruction. Some of these are just ... wow! Choices include itty bitty slices of cherry pie, ballerinas, pirates complete with polka-dotted bandanas and eye patches, a flock of flamingos, and even some tiny tacos. You name it, Wilton has figured out how to make it into an adorable pop. I can see how people could get a little caught up in making these.
There's a perfect pop for every occasion and all are cute as can be. If you are considering trying your hand at pop making, Pops! Sweets on a Stick would be an excellent guide.