Every get-together needs a burst of color to liven things up, and that's exactly what these color-packed cake pops are for! They couldn't be easier to make, either: there's no sculpting or shaping required, and you can create the rainbow effect with just a handful of candies.
Rainbow Cake Pops
What You Need
- Cake, baked and cooled (use your favorite recipe)
- Buttercream ( Swiss Meringue and American buttercream work well)
- Stand mixer
- Plastic wrap
- Blue and yellow candy melts
- Large nonpariels in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
- Rolling pin
- Small knife
- Lollipop sticks
- Piping bag or plastic snack bag
- Cake pop stand or styrofoam block
1. Make the Cake Pop Dough
Mash up your baked cake and combine it with buttercream.
For every 2 cups of cake, use 1 tablespoon buttercream. Adjust this ratio until you have a doughy consistency you can roll into a ball.
Wrap the cake pop dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
Roll the cake pop dough. You want it to stay a bit thick, so use two containers or books of the same size as guide rings. Once rolled, use a small knife to cut the dough into rectangles.
4. Prep the Candy Coating
Melt your blue and yellow candy melts separately, then mix a small amount of the yellow with the blue to create a teal color. Keep adding yellow as needed until you're satisfied with the color.
Insert the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy melts, then push it into the bottom center of a rectangle cake pop. Once secured, dip the cake pop into the candy melts. Let the excess drip off.
While the cake pop's coating is still wet, arrange the nonpariels into a rainbow on the front. Place it in a cake pop stand or styrofoam block to dry.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all cake pops.
7. Pipe the Clouds
Spoon some excess buttercream into a piping bag or a plastic snack bag. Use scissors to cut a tiny hole in the tip and pipe small fluffy clouds on either end of the sprinkle rainbow.
Let the clouds dry, then you're done!