Introduction: How to Make a Cake Pop With Rainbow Stripes

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This is my tutorial on how to make cake pops that have rainbow stripes on the inside. I also show how to make a small rainbow cake. These make a fun St. Patrick's Day dessert.

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Step 1: Ingredients and Tools (for the Rainbow Cake Pop)

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This image shows the things that I used to make the rainbow pops.
A rolling pin also comes in handy.  The most important tool is a round 1.25" to 1.5" cookie cutter.
This recipe makes about 14 rainbow pops (if you make 6 layers of color and use a 1.5" cookie cutter).

Step 2: The Cake Pop Mixture

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Bake a white cake (I used a box of white cake mix). Cut off some of the darker edges. Then crumble it up and mix in
3 large spoons of white frosting. You should end up with a cookie dough-like consistency. Break this up into 5 or 6 pieces (this
depends on how many colors you want to use).

Step 3: Food Colors

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I used a couple of brands of food coloring. These colors work well to make the rainbow stripes. If you use different ones, be careful because sometimes colors will look dull. So, in this step, mix the food coloring into the 6 separate pieces of dough with latex gloves.

Step 4: Assemble Layers

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Roll one of the colors out or flatten with your hands until it's about .25" thick.
Then use a 1.25"-1.5" round cookie cutter to punch out the sections which will make up the layers.
Stick the circles together with a little water. You can use white frosting if you want fine white lines between the layers.
Sticks: Put the sticks in half way. Use Wilton six inch COOKIE (correction from video where I say Cake sticks) sticks which are thicker than their lollypop sticks. Prop the pops on their heads and freeze them for a few hours. Now try to say "Prop the Pops" five times really fast. Ha ha!

If you want to make a rainbow pop that's on the smaller and lighter side than the one I made,
try using a cookie cutter that's 1.25" round and/or
only use 5 layers instead of 6 (I suggest leaving out the blue)

Step 5: Dipping

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After they're frozen, dip into melted baking chocolate (Yum!). Put into a foam stand and refrigerate until the coating is dry.

Step 6: Rainbow Cake Idea

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This is another idea for what you can make with this technique. Instead of 1.5 inch circles, I cut out 3 inch circles, assembled the pieces to make a miniature cake, and then I froze it. After that, I covered the whole thing with chocolate. One  small slice is probably enough to serve to one person. Slice the cake or the cake pops with a sharp knife and it's best to do this after it comes out of the refrigerator.

Have fun!

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My YouTube Channel is called SparkedIdeas-


Claudia17 (author)2017-11-01

These are very cool! I can't wait till Saint Patrick's Day to try them! Maybe I'll try them even before that!

MalaysiaG made it! (author)2015-03-20

They look good here's a pick of mine

Claudia17 (author)MalaysiaG2017-11-01

Wow! Those are so you have a tutorial on how to make them?

crashzoom (author)2015-03-17

This looks yummy!!

starforest (author)2015-03-16

Oh, yum! They look to good to eat!

Boygasmo (author)2013-03-16

I’ve just tried this and had difficulty making the colors stand out. I bought fresh food coloring last week and it still looks dull. How did you make it look bright?

Sparked Ideas (author)Boygasmo2013-03-18

Hi Boygasmo, It's too bad that you ran into trouble. Did you use the same brands and colors that I used? Also, the cake needs to pretty light, that's why I cut off those edges. If you didn't do that then maybe the cake's color interfered with the food coloring colors.

I noticed that some types of food color don't work well. Like the regular McCormick blue looked dull so I didn't use it.

If you want to use your own food coloring in the future, I suggest doing tests on small balls of dough first before applying it to a bigger piece.

Hopefully you'll have more luck the next time! It's neat when the colors do pop out.

Oh, and it's best to start with say a cake mix that's white and not off white or yellow.

emiemoema (author)2013-03-09

Very clear instructions- I love the idea!

Sparked Ideas (author)emiemoema2013-03-12

Thank you Emiemoema!

foobear (author)2013-03-07

nifty cool

Sparked Ideas (author)foobear2013-03-12

: )

Remag1234 (author)2013-03-07

Great idea. I will pass this on to my friend who owns a bakery and is always looking for new ideas. Thanks

Sparked Ideas (author)Remag12342013-03-12

That would be awesome! Thank you : )

S189 (author)2013-03-08

Excellent video! These pops looks beautiful, love the colors.

Sparked Ideas (author)S1892013-03-12

Thank you S189.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-11

I just love rainbows and I adore cake pops! These are the bomb!!!

PS that is an amazing cake pop mixture consistency. You say you used about 3 large spoons of the frosting. Do you remember about how much of that frosting container it was?

I checked and the 3 large spoons of the Betty Crocker Whipped Fluffy White Frosting add up to 1 half cup. But I wasn't very exact about it and just made sure that there was just enough frosting so that when you roll out the dough, it doesn't crack and fall apart.

picturesofsilver (author)2013-03-07

beautiful, I wonder if the layers could be colored with different flavors of Kool-aide? I use unsweetened Kool-aide to make suckers when I want to simplify the process. They make great suckers-

That's a neat idea! You should try it.

Sparked Ideas (author)2013-03-07

Thanks for all the nice comments! If any of you make them, please fill me in on how things went.


hmiller-1 (author)2013-03-06

We have a listening party March 30th for the Supreme Court Oral Arguments in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases. Maybe I'll make these and take them in. They look fun.

Sparked Ideas (author)hmiller-12013-03-07

Hi Hmiller,

I would make a practice batch first before making them for a group of people.


Lindie (author)2013-03-07

These look great!

padawanhilary (author)2013-03-07

Awesome. My daughter loves doing cakey things, and she adores making rainbow and personalized cupcakes.

Dominic Bender (author)2013-03-05

Looks delicious, almost too good to eat, but not quite, since it would be a shame not to. I'm considering making something inspired by this for my daughter's birthday.

LILLIAN-R (author)2013-03-04

WOW...great video!!! Very helpful! I love these!

sunshiine (author)2013-03-04

A fun idea! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!

Sparked Ideas (author)sunshiine2013-03-04

Thank you for your comment Sunshine. In general, I've been getting very few so I really appreciate it. Yes, making the video and posting to various sites has been time consuming but also a lot of fun.

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Ranie-K (author)2013-03-04

Great photos!

GorillazMiko (author)2013-03-04


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