I made about 300 cake pops for this cake, but only 150 were needed for the cake... we had no problem getting rid of the other 150 ;) It is okay to indulge every once in a while.
I dipped each ball in chocolate, then piped on more chocolate in a swirl pattern. I also painted on lustre dust to make them shimmery.
I covered a 3 tier cake dummy in pink and white fondant, then placed edible pearls around the base of each one. My boyfriend then drilled evenly-spaced holes into the cake so I could stick each cake pop into the cake.
Finally, I made an edible "50" to go on top out of fondant, chocolate, and edible silver/pink balls.