Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rainbow Push Pop Cakes Tutorial

Good Monday Morning!
I have a fun and tasty treat for you today
with all of the instructions to make them

Remember the Rainbow Push Pop Cakes
I made for my daughters Art Party here?

I am here to show to make your own!

Rainbow Push Pop Cakes


2 boxes of White cake mix
3-4 cans of white frosting Or if you can make your own buttercream...
Go for it!
All the eggs, oil & water necessary to make the cake mix
Food coloring
Five 9″ round cake pans
5 bowls
Oil & Flour


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Oil & flour your two pans.
2. Mix up the two white cakes in your electric mixer using the directions on the box.

3. Divide the cake mix evenly into 5 bowls.
For me that was about 1 1/2 cups plus about 1/3 cups of batter in each bowl.

4. Using your food coloring, dye each bowl a different color.
I started with 2 drops of color in each bowl.
You can always add more to darken.
I recommend Williams Sonoma Food Coloring paste.

5. Bake your layers.
I bake 2 pans at a time for 13 minutes.
Baking times will vary per oven.
Remember these are thinner and require less time
than a normal cake.

6. Let the cake cool before assembly.

7.  I like to place the cakes in the refrigerator
to make them easier to cut the circles
without crumbs going everywhere.


(Click on picture to enlarge)

1.  Assemble the push up containers
(If you need them, you can find them here)

2. Use the push up containers open end to cut
circles in your cake. 
(You can do this with the cakes still in the pans)

3.  Cut 1 circle in each colored cake

4.  If your cakes didn't cook evenly you
might have the cut the circles in half to
make them smaller.

5.  Assemble them in the order of
colors you like the best.
I did Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red

6. Place the BlueCake in the bottom of the push up.
(It makes it easier to push the stick up
the container and then place the cake inside)
Only raise the stick on the first layer.

7.  Push the cake down to the bottom with your finger tips
 and add frosting.
Use plenty of frosting so it fills the container.
And makes it extra yummy.:)

8.  Keep layering cake and frosting until your container is full.

It take a couple of tries to get the hang of it but, I promise it is
super easy and kids and adults will love them!!

**One of my biggest tips is to use a good amount of frosting between the layers.
You can see in my picture that the layer between the Blue and the Green
looks the best.  That is because I used more frosting. 
You need to almost cover the cake completely to make sure you have enough.

Happy Baking!!


  1. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a fun day for you.

    These are beautiful. What a fun idea.

  2. Oh this is easier than I imagined! What an amazing idea, and by changing the colors you could easily customize for any holiday! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  3. What a creative idea! I love how colorful your photos the kids went crazy for those!

  4. What a creative and colorful idea! I am going to try this soon. :) Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!

  5. Happy SITS day!! I was hoping for a lego party since that's what I have to do next month. Will have a look around to see! :)

  6. Happy SITS Day! I'll have to find a reason to make these!

  7. Awesome tutorial! Sharing it on my FB page now :)

  8. Happy SITS Day!! What fun things you do around here!! Loving and getting Hungry!! :))

  9. They look funny and easy. I love rainbow themes, too.

    Happy SITS day.


  10. Great idea. Thanks for the step by step photo instructions. That really helps! Happy SITS Day!

  11. I love this idea! I was looking for clear push pop cantainers! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Happy SITS Day.
    I pinned your tutorial to my pinterest food board:)

  12. I wish I had half your creativity! following you now!

  13. Happy SITs Day to you!

    Yummy, those look delicious.

  14. Too cute! We love to fun parties around here ... we might just have to try this out! I can only imagine the ooohs and aaaaahs! :)

    Enjoy your SITS Day! :)

  15. Happy SITS Day! I'm following your blog now. If you like you can check mine out at

  16. Happy SITS Day!! What a fun tutorial! We just celebrated my oldest's birthday party this past weekend. I wish I had seen these sooner. Ill have to do them for my youngest's party in September.

    Im a new follower! Have a great day!!

  17. These would be awesome. I love cake pops but would rather make them like this with sherbet!!YUMMMMMMM!

  18. Happy SITS Day!

    What a fantastic and creative blog you have. I loved browsing around and checking out your parties and it and these push up cakes are so fantastic. I am having my son's birthday pool party this weekend so I hope I can make them for the party. I know they would be a huge hit with 9 year olds....

    Almost forgot....your new follower.

  19. I just added this post to my 'recipes' bookmark! I can't wait to discover more treasures on your blog! I'm glad I found you from SITS :)

  20. That truly is an awesome idea! I wonder how messy they are to eat though. Ha. Especially with all of that icing. :o)

  21. Happy SITS Day! That is a great idea... I think I might use it for my daughter's party next month. Love the art theme idea! You have such a cute site. I love looking at those wedding magazines also!

  22. Happy SITS Day! These are works of art--too bad I'd want to eat it up!

  23. Wow, what a fun blog you have! I just loved my visit here...such a great way to start the week.

    Happy SITS day!

  24. Happy SITS Day :)

    I love those push up cakes! Thanks for the link on where to buy the "holders."

    Lisa @ Red Door Kitchen

  25. Congrats on your SITS feature! You have amazing vision. It's hard to believe that it's all so reasonably priced too. I'll definitely be checking out your site for ideas. Great job!

  26. these look awesome!! i can't wait to try it. happy sits day, too!

  27. those are adorable!! I'm stopping by from SITS!! :)

  28. Happy SITS day! I hope you have the most fun day ever! I love your creativity and am following now so that I can get some inspiration from you!

  29. love {love} LOVE this! Happy SITS day! I'll stay tuned to your insanity for sure ;-)

  30. Yum!!! :) I want one! :)

    Happy SITS day :) Hope you enjoy your day.

  31. This is a really cool and unique idea. I may try this for my daughter's upcoming 7th b-day. Stopping over from SITS. Congrats!

  32. Your blog is full of so many wonderful ideas. I love it!

  33. These are so freaking cute I can't even believe it! I might even attempt to make them some day. Wonderful blog!

  34. such a cool idea, my daughter would go NUTS for this rainbow push up cake....can't wait to read through more of your blog, happy SITS day to you sweet bella

  35. Happy SITS day! What a great idea. I really love how multicoloured it is

  36. These look amazing! Happy SITS Day to you!

  37. what a fun idea! thank you for sharing and happy sits day ;)

  38. COngrats on your SITS day! =D Love this rainbow cake! Unfortunately, I don't have an oven where I live now tsk tsk ...

    love your blog! i love the title too =D

  39. Happy SITS day!! These are so adorable! I can't wait to have a reason to make them :)

  40. Happy SITS day!! I think I just fell in love with every single thing on here... I think I need to plan some parties. :) I may not be a married lady just yet but I LOVE playing hostess! I'll definitely be stopping by more often for more of your fabulous ideas. Happy to be a new follower!

  41. I did something similar for a friend's daughter's birthday...SUCH a crowd pleaser!!

    New follower :)


  42. Happy SITS Day!

    I love this idea! I never thought to try it with cake, but I remember making Jello Parfees for my dad when he got out of the hospital from heart surgery. He loved them!

  43. So creative. Love those "pencils" for back to school, too.

    Congrats on your day. I can't wait for mine ('s tomorrow). LOVE all the color on your blog. It's great!!

  44. SO fun! Happy SITS day-a little late-haha.

  45. So cute--I'm going to make these for a bake sale. How many does the recipe make?

  46. amazing - my wife will LOVE these -- and my daughter when she gets a little older

  47. how far in advance do you think you could make these?

  48. Renee-
    I made them the day before the party but, you could make them 2 to 3 days before. Hope that helps! Just keep them in a cool place.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  49. Thank you! I just made some this afternoon to try it out before my son's party this weekend. They are super easy~ and taste great too! i am sure all of the guests will love them!

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Renee-
      You are welcome! Aren't they fun? I hope you have a fun party! I would love to see pictures if you want to send them my way :)

  50. How many does the recipe above make?

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  53. How do you keep the frosting from smearing on the clear sides?

    1. It really does ok since the cake is the one you are pressing in and not the icing.

  54. This is great - how many does this recipe make?

    1. The recipe makes about 18 but it also deends on how thick you cut your cake slices. There is now a pan by wilton that will allow you to make small mini cakes so, that would save you the cutting.

  55. This is great - how many does this recipe make?

  56. Anyone know how many the recipe makes?

    1. The recipe makes about 18 but it also depends on how thick you cut your cake slices. There is now a pan by wilton that will allow you to make small mini cakes so, that would save you the cutting. That would allow you to know exactly how many as well.

    2. The recipe makes about 18 but it also depends on how thick you cut your cake slices. There is now a pan by wilton that will allow you to make small mini cakes so, that would save you the cutting. That would allow you to know exactly how many as well.


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