Rainbow Cake Pop Recipe using Sweet Shoppe Colored Wafers

Cake pops are the perfect combination of adorable & delicious treats that are sure to impress at any event. With a pop of color from our new Sweet Shoppe Colored Wafers, these cake pops become even more delightful & eye-catching. Whether you're preparing specialty cake pops for a birthday party, baby shower, or just making a fun dessert, this easy to follow recipe will guide you through creating sweet bites of happiness.



  • Stand mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Baking pan/Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Cake pop or lollipop sticks
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Food Processor (optional)
  • Small plastic bags or piping bags (for drizzling)
  • Cake pop stand or styrofoam block


Step 1: Prepare the Cake:

  1. Bake your chosen cake according to the recipe or package instructions.
  2. As soon as your cake comes out of the oven, cover it tightly with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. 
    PRO TIP: When you trap the natural steam in with the cake, it will help keep things moist enough to create your cake pops without adding frosting.
  3. After 10 minutes have passed, *carefully* uncover your cake (it will be hot!)
  4. Add large pieces of cake into the bowl of your stand mixer or in a food processor.
    PRO TIP: If you're using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment for this step. 
  5. Using your mixer, slowly crumble the cake until you form a large doughy ball.
  6. Carefully (it will be hot) wrap the dough ball with plastic wrap & let it cool completely. 
    PRO TIP: We recommend letting it cool overnight. 

Step 2: Shape the Cake Balls:

  1. Using your hands, or a small cookie scoop, weigh out the dough into approximately 1.1oz portions.
  2. Roll out the dough into even balls using firm pressure.
  3. Place the cake balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper & cover with plastic wrap to avoid drying out the dough.

Step 3: Melt Sweet Shoppe Colored Wafers:

  1. Melt your Sweet Shoppe Colored Wafers in a microwave-safe bowl.
    PRO TIP: Check out this post or watch this video for step by step instructions.
  2. Stir the compound coating wafers until they are smooth & fully melted.
  3. Use a thermometer to make sure you do not overheat your Sweet Shoppe Coating Wafers. Your Coating Wafers should never be heated over 90ºF.

Step 4: Dip & Decorate:

  1. Dip the tip of a cake pop stick into your melted compound coating & insert your cake pop stick about halfway into a chilled cake ball.
  2. Let it dry to secure the cake pop to the melted compound coating, making sure to create a full coverage coating. Gently tap off any excess compound chocolate.
  3. With a scribe or a toothpick, pop any air bubbles before the Sweet Shoppe Coating Wafers dry. 
    PRO TIP: popping air bubbles reduces the risk of your cake pops cracking once they dry!
  4. If decorating with Sweet Shoppe sprinkles or Sweet Shoppe sanding sugar, you must act quickly before the cake pop dries completely so they will stick properly. 

Step 5: Drizzle & Decorate:

  1. Melt different colored Sweet Shoppe Coating Wafers & pour them into small plastic bags or piping bags.
    PRO TIP: make sure your piping chocolate is not too hot, as piping with hot compound coatings will make your cake pops crack!
  2. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag & drizzle the compound coatings over the cake pops to create a drizzle design.
  3. Immediately sprinkle with decorative Sweet Shoppe sprinkles or Sweet Shoppe sanding sugar before the coating sets.

Step 6: Let Dry:

  1. Insert the other end of your cake pop stick into a styrofoam block or cake pop stand to allow the coating to set without creating a flat top. Sweet Shoppe Compound Coatings only take      a couple of minutes to dry.

Step 7: Let the Cake Pops Set:

  1. Allow the cake pops to fully set & harden before serving or packaging.

These cake pops coated with Sweet Shoppe Colored Wafers are a burst of color & flavor that will delight both kids & adults alike. With a bit of creativity & a handful of ingredients, you can create a stunning array of cake pops or dipped treats that will steal the show at any gathering. Enjoy the fun of making, decorating, & devouring these adorable & delicious cake pop treats!


Happy Baking!



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