Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rainbow Cake Pops

Who doesn't love a rainbow?  I sure do! How about multiple rainbows? :)

 A rainbow in cake pop form just makes me happy:)

These rainbows can be had in any kind of weather, and only a couple of extra steps are needed to achieve such colorful, tasty cake pop goodness.

Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or any day you need some extra cheer!


One extra step involved dividing up the cake batter and adding a different gel food coloring to each. I ended up with these vibrant cupcakes.
After each color is crumbled into fine cake crumbs this is what you end up with. Pretty, huh?
After the cake balls were formed,  I loved them already!

{Inside~Out} Rainbow Cake Pops (Adapted from the talented Brooke McClay on Babble)

Supplies:
1 box of yellow cake mix (I'm sure you can use white too)
1 can vanilla frosting (I only used about a quarter of it)
1 12-ounce package blue candy melts
1 package mini m & m's
Mini marshmallows~one for each pop (I ended up with 13 pops)
Food coloring pastes~purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red
Block of styrofoam to hold pops while they dry

Directions:
Mix up cake batter as directed on the box.
Separate the cake batter into six bowls with 1/2 cup of batter in each bowl. Tint each bowl with one of the colors of the food coloring.  (I had enough cake batter left for a one layer 5-inch cake which I'm saving for later in the freezer. I suppose I could have made more colored batter/pops, but followed Brooke's directions.)
Spoon each cake color into two cupcake wrappers, and bake in a muffin tin according to package directions. You will have a dozen cupcakes.
In six small bowls, crumble each cupcake color by color into fine crumbs. Add just enough vanilla frosting to create a playdoh like consistency with each of the colors. I only needed to add about a full teaspoon of frosting to each.
In your palm, press a small amount of red cake dough, then press a bit of orange on top. Follow with yellow, green, blue, and purple, then roll the dough into balls.
In a small, deep, microwave-safe bowl, heat the candy melts according to the directions on the package.
Press the end of a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate, then press that end into the center of your cake ball, about halfway. Allow the candy melts to harden at room temperature.

Gently dip each cake ball into the candy melts. Allow any excess to drizzle back into the bowl before pressing the bottom of the lollipop stick into a piece of styrofoam. Allow the cake pops to cool upright.

For rainbow/clouds decoration:
When the pops have dried, use the leftover (there should be some left) melted candy melts to adhere the rainbows and clouds.
Cut a mini marshmallow in half and flatten with your fingers.  With a toothpick add a bit of candy melt to the back (sticky part) of the marshmallow and place on the pop.  Add the other marshmallow cloud.
Use a toothpick and add a dot of candy melt to the back of each (blue, green, yellow, orange, red) m & m (one at a time) and place in an arch between the marshmallow clouds. Stick each pop in the styrofoam block to dry.


Serve, or package in cellophane bags tied with a ribbon to save for later:)

They REALLY do taste as good as they look!

ENJOY!

Linked to:
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80 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... how cute are these!?! Love them!

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  2. These really make me smile! They are so pretty, what a great idea Sue! (Now, if i can prove I am not a robot...:D

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  3. These are so unbelievably awesome I just cried a little. Gasp. I'm posting on edible crafts and fb and twitter and everywhere tonight!!

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  4. Sunshine and happiness on a stick! Love these :)

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  5. I'm with Meaghan- I gasped out load! SUE!!!! I am beside myself with how adorable these are!

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  6. Oh my goodness...these are adorable! Will definitely be featuring these tomorrow on our Fun Finds. You always amaze me with your ideas!

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  7. How cute are these!! I love the cake part, and the rainbow decoration on the outside! Super fun!

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  8. So cute! My daughter wants to have a rainbow birthday party and these would be perfect. Thanks! :)

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  9. I love the cheery colors. These are happy pops.

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  10. These are so fun. they made me smile.

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  11. How could you possibly not smile while eating a rainbow!! So fabulous! Pinning!

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  12. Those are gorgeous! Stunning, really. I love the outside decorations too. Pinning!

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  13. These are so fabulous Sue!!! I love the rainbow on the outside AND the rainbow on the inside!

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  14. Pretty and being Irish, I love rainbows!

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  15. These just make me profoundly happy and it has been a day of CRAP here for me so these just made me smile...ear to ear! THANKS

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  16. These are so cute, very creative!

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  17. HI Sue these are so super cute. I have been wanting to make theses multi colour cakes pops. But have been afraid because I thaught the coulours wil get to mix up. But now I want to try making them again :)
    hugs Misbah

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  18. love these sue (love anything rainbow) so i love the rainbow inside and out too....so cool as usual!

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  19. Those little sweets would brighten anyone's day! I love the colors!

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  20. So beautiful, these are amazing!

    x

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  21. Saw these on Craft Gossip! So really sweet!

    http://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com

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  22. They look so beautiful inside and outside!

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  23. these are so adorable, what a great idea Sue!

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  24. Wow, I pinned these onto my Pinterest board, of course giving credit to your mastery!, and within 10 minutes I had 15 likes! I hope people click by to see them!

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  25. What a fun idea! I love how you decorated the outside...this will be a perfect st. patty's treat!

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  26. These are amazzing!!! LOVE them!

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  27. I love, love, love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  28. These rainbow cake pops just made me happy (and hungry). I love the two pics with the cupcakes and the crumbled crumbs.

    Rainbows make me happy, lol. Without the rain, that is! Which is mosts days in the UK. LOL.

    -Lisa.

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  29. I love this idea!! too cute!


    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/st-patricks-day-ideas/

    Have a great weekend!

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  30. INSTANT love Sue! And I smiled as soon as I opened up the page. There's something just so lovely about rainbows isn't there? :)

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  31. Stopping by from the Saturday Seven Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  32. L-O-V-E LOVE IT!! Pinning it and sharing it on my FB page:) Thanks for sharing:D

    Maysem @ odetoinspiration.wordpress.com

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  33. SO cute! Thank you for showing these! Darling! Have a great day! -Beth at Flair-for-Home. *P.S. I found your via TT & J. =)

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  34. Sue, I truly am in awe. My daughter would love these.

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  35. Just adorable! I can't think of a single child who wouldn't love these.

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  36. Pinning this RIGHT NOW!! Adorable!! I'm so doing a "rainbow" food theme on St. Patrick's Day!!

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  37. Hi Sue!

    I'm having a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you joined us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

    Although if you wanted to send me cookie too I would object =o)

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  38. GREAT idea! I will have to give this a try sometime soon :) Very creative!

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  39. i love this! im following. follow mw too xoxo

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  40. I LOVE the M&M rainbow on the outside and what a FUN, FUN surprise on the inside!!!

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  41. Sue, this is amazing!! I just saw this on Pinterest. Great idea friend!! XO

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  42. Wow! The coolest, happiest cake pops I've ever seen!

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  43. These are so beautiful and cheery! Definitely brightens up my day. :)

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  44. Made these last night, but I didn't place them on a stick. Made them to be little bites of happiness snuggled into a shamrock mini cupcake wrapper, just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  45. I made these for my retro-themed 40th birthday party. It was A LOT of work as I made 60, but everyone loved them. I dipped them in white chocolate, but only halfway so that the rainbow colors showed through the bottom. Getting the consistency right is ESSENTIAL...I lost a few when doing the sticks, but I abandoned the sticks and made them into little cake drops along the front.

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  46. Tus cakepops con maravillosos!! Estoy deseando poder ponerme a hacerlos =)

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  47. These look delicious! Thanks for the idea...and the Sugar Rush!

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  48. I followed the rainbow trail from the Sweet Sixteen: Earth Day Collection. Congrats on being featured! I am loving your blog!

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  49. Awewome. I'm gonna make these for sure!
    Greatings from Holland

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  50. Hi! I wanted to contact you privatly about this. There is someone STEALING your pictures and slapping THEIR name on them. I have zero tolerence for people like this, she's doing it to other people's work too so I just thought I would notify you. This is a link to her FB page if you wanted to check it out for yourslef https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150977713198300&set=a.10150946469813300.428608.188508358299&type=1&theater

    Really hope you read this.

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    1. Thank you for the information! I did comment and ask for the proper credit for my pops and photos, but I doubt if anything will be done. It's very disappointing how dishonest some people are.

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  51. Looks like it's gone now (the stolen images). Thanks for posting this cute interpretation of Bakerella's Cake Pops!

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  52. I love all things rainbow and these cake pops are just adorable!! Very cute and the presentation makes them look really do-able!

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  53. Wow, adorable and totally amazing. Beautifully presented too.

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  54. They are gorgeous, Sue! So full of color and vitality. I thought it would be mission impossible to get those colors to work together in the dough, but the simple layer-and-ball technique looks easy enough. Hat tip to the recipe over at my little site: More Rainbow Cake Pops! :)

    Kate.

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  55. These are great !! I had just made my first time ever cake pops the other day. I am going to make these today !! Thanks for a wonderful Tutorial !!

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  56. Are these good? Did anyone try these?

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  57. Cool!!! I wanna make these one time, maybe today??? xD!!!

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  58. very cute! could you tell me the brand of color paste or gel you used to get such vibrant colors? thank you!

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  59. Such a cute idea! The colors are so fun and bright, I had to feature this rainbow treat in my "20 Amazing Desserts for St. Patrick's Day" blog post today. I would love for you to visit and see your cute treat! http://returntothetable.net/recipes/20-amazing-desserts-for-st-patricks-day/

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