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Mardi Gras Push Pops

Mardi Gras Push Pops

These portable cakes will brighten any party! Layers of cake and buttercream frosting are easy to put together and fun to eat.

by Kristan Roland

What you'll need


  • 1 box white cake mix, plus eggs, oil and water called for on box
  • yellow food coloring
  • purple food coloring
  • green food coloring


  • 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
  • 4 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Sanding sugar or color candies, if desired
  • About 15 empty push pop containers

Helpful Tip:

These fun pops are great for any occasion!! Change the colors to match any party, sports team or event.


You can find empty push pop containers for sale in most online baking supply stores.

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Butter and flour 3 (9 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to box directions. Divide batter evenly into three bowls and color each with food coloring so you have a bowl of green, a bowl of purple, and a bowl of yellow cake batter.  Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center. Let cakes cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Prepare frosting: In the bowl of your mixer, mix butter, milk and vanilla on medium low until smooth.  With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar until just mixed. Increase speed to high and beat for one minute, until light and fluffy.
  4. Using a push pop container, cut cakes into circles. Place a cake circle in a push pop container, then place frosting in a resealable bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe frosting in layers between. Top with frosting and sprinkles.