Piña Colada Cake Pop How-To
If you like piña coladas, then you'll love our Piña Colada Cake Pops, featured in our Sweet Ideas for Luau Party Treats. These gorgeous cocktail-inspired treats are sure to bring a smile to guests' faces at any summer, bachelorette or adult birthday party! For extra big smiles pair with the real thing!
What You'll Need:
- 50 cookie sticks
- Light cocoa candy melt
- Yellow candy melt
- Sour Punch Twists
- Parasol party picks
- White sugar sprinkles
- Red Jimmies
- 1 can prepared vanilla frosting
- Favorite cake recipe or cake mix (plus ingredients)
- Wax paper
- Chocolate melting pot
- Shredded coconut or paper shred (for sandy beach display)
- Styrofoam block
- Prep the cake. Bake cake as directed on package. When completely cool, break the cake into crumbs by hand in a large bowl. Mix in full can of frosting until well blended.
- Make cake balls. Roll the cake mixture into 50 1-inch balls and place on waxed paper.
- Create flat tops. Cut the top off each of the cake balls to create a flat surface.
- Prep the chocolate. Melt the cocoa candy melt as directed.
- Add the sticks! Dip a cookie stick about 1/2 inch into warm candy melt and insert the stick into the rounded part of a cake ball. Repeat for remaining cake balls.
- Cool the pops. Place the cake pops in the freezer for about 10 minutes, or in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, to firm.
- Prep your drink garnishes. While the pops are chilling, cut the Sour Punch Twists in half to resemble straws, and cut the unmelted yellow candy melts to resemble pineapple wedges.
- Add a second layer of chocolate. Once the pops are firm, remove from the fridge/freezer and dip each into the melted chocolate, tapping excess chocolate off.
- Create your coconuts. Gently drag the toothpick across the side of each cake pop to create a coconut-shell look.
- Garnish your cocktails! As the chocolate hardens, place the "straw" on one side of the pop and the "pineapple wedge" and "cherry" (red jumbo nonpareils) on opposite sides.
- Top with "coconut." When the cake pops are completely dry, drizzle some chocolate on top of each and sprinkle with white nonpareils.
- Finish with a tiny umbrella! Add a parasol drink pick to each, opposite the straw.
- Serve on a sandy beach. To make the sandy beach cake-pop display, place a styrofoam square at the base of a blue square serving bowl. Cover Styrofoam with shredded coconut or white paper shred before inserting cake pops into Styrofoam base.
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