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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.
Boygasmo1 year ago
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)  Boygasmo1 year ago
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.
Sparked Ideas (author)  Sparked Ideas1 year ago
Oh, and it's best to start with say a cake mix that's white and not off white or yellow.
emiemoema1 year ago
Very clear instructions- I love the idea!
Sparked Ideas (author)  emiemoema1 year ago
Thank you Emiemoema!
foobear1 year ago
nifty cool
Sparked Ideas (author)  foobear1 year ago
: )
Remag12341 year ago
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)  Remag12341 year ago
That would be awesome! Thank you : )
S1891 year ago
Excellent video! These pops looks beautiful, love the colors.
Sparked Ideas (author)  S1891 year ago
Thank you S189.
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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.
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) 1 year ago
Thanks for all the nice comments! If any of you make them, please fill me in on how things went.

SI
hmiller-11 year ago
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-11 year ago
Hi Hmiller,

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

SI
Lindie1 year ago
These look great!
Awesome. My daughter loves doing cakey things, and she adores making rainbow and personalized cupcakes.
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-R1 year ago
WOW...great video!!! Very helpful! I love these!
sunshiine1 year ago
A fun idea! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
sunshiine
Sparked Ideas (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
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.

Sparked Ideas
Ranie-K1 year ago
Great photos!
Want!