Pot of Gold Cake Pops

Learn to make these lucky cake pops with Jenn from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio. She follows her fool-proof steps for making cake pops and decorates them with royal icing rainbows and golden sugar pearls.

Learn how to make rainbow pot of gold themed cake pops, perfect recipe for celebrating Saint Patrick's Day

Pot of gold cake pops recipe & equipment:
• cake crumbs
• buttercream
• cake pop sticks
• black melting chocolate wafers (I use Merckens)
• yellow melting chocolate wafers
• yellow or gold sprinkles/nonpareils (I used yellow sugar pearls from Wilton)
• Royal Icing coloured red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple with any small round tip. I used Wilton tips #2-#4.


Mix cake crumbs and buttercream until mixture is soft enough to roll into balls. It should be the consistency of playdough. Melt black chocolate. 

 Dip cake pop stick about 1" into chocolate, and insert into cake ball. 

 Allow to harden by placing in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. 

Once sticks are hardened into the cake balls, dip the cake pop into the black chocolate, covering the ball entirely. 

 Allow excess chocolate to drip off and place, stick up, on a piece of parchment paper. 

 A "foot" will form where the cake pop is sitting, and that will act as the rim around the pot.

To make the rainbow, pipe a small arc with the red royal icing onto parchment paper. 

Follow the arc on the inside with orange, then yellow, then green, then blue and finally purple. Allow to dry until completely hardened. This make take several hours, or overnight.

When rainbows and cake pops are hardened, melt the yellow melting chocolate in a piping bag and pipe a small amount of it in a line on top of the pot. 

Place the rainbow in the melted chocolate and hold in place until it can stand on it's own. 

When the rainbow can stand up, pipe a small amount of yellow chocolate around the rainbow and cover the chocolate with the yellow sprinkles for the gold.

Comments (1)


These are too cute!! I have left over coarse gold sanding sugar from another project that would be perfect on these. Thanks for the tutorial!