Category Archives: Ballet food and recipes

The Easiest Ballerina Pops in the World!

We’ve created our very own ballerina cake pops here at Twinklesteps HQ and we’re proud to say, they’re so easy to make that even the Growling Goblin could make them:

The easiest ballerina pops in the world!

The easiest ballerina pops in the world!


Mini meringues
Mini marshmallows
Pop Sticks (or kebab sticks)
Pink Sugar Sprinkles
Icing sugar (c. 1 dessert spoon)
Ribbon (to decorate)


As you can see, the meringue and marshmallows are threaded onto the pop sticks. Because the pop sticks have a flat end, it’s easier to spear the ingredients with a cocktail stick first and then thread onto the sick.

Insert a mini marshmallow onto the stick first to stop the meringue sliding off, add the meringue then finish with two pink marshmallows. Mix the icing sugar with a few drops of water to make a paste and brush around the marshmallow with a pastry brush before sprinkling on the pink sugar sprinkles.

Tie some ribbon around and voilà!

Ballerina Cake Pops

We hope you have lots of fun making these tasty treats at your next ballet themed party 🙂

Love from the Twinklesteps Team x

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe

It’s almost that time of year again when we start making floury clouds in the kitchen and twirling pancakes in the air. We were so excited about pancake day here at Twinklesteps that we have developed our own Twinklesteps pancake recipe for you with a special ballet twist. The fact that ballerinas wear ‘Pancake Tutus’ inspired us to have a go at making our own edible ones! Scroll down to see our creative take on the classic lemon and sugar pancake…

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe


110g/4oz plain flour
pinch salt
2 eggs
200ml/7 fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3 fl oz water
50g/2oz butter

Tutu Topping: 

Icing sugar, lemon slices


1) Sift the flour and salt together. Make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Whisk the eggs incorporating flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so.
2) Add small quantities of the milk and water mix and whisk until smooth.
3) Melt the butter and spoon 2 tbsp into the batter and whisk in. Use the rest for frying.
4) Heat some butter in the frying pan and spoon enough batter to cover the base. Cook both sides of the pancake until golden brown.
5) Cut a circle of paper about the same size as the base of your frying pan. Fold it in half, quarters then eighths. Cut out shapes to design your pancake tutu template.
6) Lay the template over your freshly cooked pancake. Sieve icing sugar over the top and lay a slice of lemon in the middle. Voila! You are the proud creator of a pancake tutu – enjoy!

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu Recipe

Twinklesteps Pancake Tutu

Happy pancake day from the Twinklesteps team and have fun with the kids getting creative with your pancakes. If you want to get pancake tutu inspiration, check out our pinterest board. If you’d like your very own sparkly Twinklesteps tutu visit our shop.