Ultimate Sugar Bomb on a Stick: Starbucks Birthday Cake Cakepop Review

Most people buy this tasty and decadent Starbucks item for their kids. But if you sneak one for yourself, we won’t tell!

The Starbucks Birthday Cake flavored cake pop is a sweet, sticky little wad of cake on the end of a stick, covered in chocolate. What’s not to like?

Here’s our full review of this popular Starbucks item.

What’s Inside?

The Starbucks Birthday Cake Cakepop is intense in its sweetness. Visualize a regular lollipop, but replace the traditional candy with a dense, sticky piece of cake. Not only is this cake dense (think cupcake consistency), but it’s not crumbly and is moist enough to hold its own on the lollipop stick.

The Overtop Icing

As if the dense sweetness wasn’t enough, Starbucks decided to coat this piece of cake with what tastes like a chocolatey coating. It’s unclear if it’s actual chocolate or white chocolate dyed a pink color. Nonetheless, this protective layer of chocolate adds an additional layer of sweetness to this already intense treat.

Moreover, Starbucks finishes it off with a flurry of sprinkles, creating a sugar bomb on a stick that leaves a truly party-like feeling in every mouthful.

Wow that’s sugary

A Treat Fit for Kids and Grown-ups Alike

So to be totally fair, this is not a typical treat many adults would opt for unless they’re indulging themselves. However, this is a perfect little reward for your little ones. Imagine taking them with you to Starbucks. While you take your caffeine shot or grab a shaken expresso, this cake pop makes an excellent treat for the kids. It’s similar to the madeleine cookies in that sense.

  • It’s easy to handle, reducing the chance of causing a mess in the car or outdoors.
  • The vibrant festive color and the fun sprinkles on top make it all the more appealing to a child’s eye.

Moreover, being ‘birthday cake flavored’, this cake pop can easily be part of a celebratory treat or just a perfect way to end a day out with your little ones.

Nutrition Info

Nutrition? What nutrition?

Seriously, though, here’s the stats for this tasty and decadent treat.

Nutrition ComponentAmountPercent
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8 g10%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg3%
Sodium95 mg4%
Total Carbohydrates21 g8%
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars16 g
Protein2 g

Our Verdict

AttributesRating (out of 5)
Sweetness Level5
Ease of Eating4

So yes, it’s colorful, it’s perfect for kids, and it’s a burst of sweetness. It’ll have your taste buds dancing and satisfy your sweet tooth, while your kids enjoy their treat too. It’s a win-win.

Go ahead and give the Starbucks Birthday Cake Cakepop a try. And remember, we’re not here to judge if you decide to sneak in one for yourself!

Key Takeaways

  • Starbucks birthday cake cake pop is a lollipop-like treat with a big piece of cake, a chocolatey coating, and sprinkles on top.
  • It is intensely sweet and has a cupcake-like consistency.
  • It is likely a treat for kids, but adults can enjoy it too.
  • It is easy to eat in the car, as it has a stick that can be held on to.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.
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