These Rainbow Cake Pops Are Super Beginner-Friendly

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

Level: Easy

What You Need


1. Make the Cake Pop Dough

Mash up your baked cake and combine it with buttercream.

Pro Tip

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.

2. Chill

Wrap the cake pop dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

3. Shape

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.

5. Dip

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.

6. Decorate

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!

Find Your Next Project

Make more cake pops for any party.

Just three little details — some slivered almonds, orange jimmies and candy eyes — can transform otherwise plain cake pops into adorable critters that are almost too cute to eat.
Sure, you could make a ho-hum cake, and nobody would complain (because, you know, it's cake). But if you're after "oohs" and "ahhs" from your crew, take that cake, mash it with some frosting and transform it into the most amazing cake pops in the mythical universe. Don't worry — they're way easier to make than they look.
Lets celebrate! These cake pop cake slices would be perfect for birthdays celebrating any age, even a refreshing addition to a wedding reception as part of the dessert table, or in lieu of an actual cake! Customize the colors and sprinkles to coordinate with your next event
Kris Galicia Brown

February 20, 2020
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