Starbucks is known for its customized coffee drinks, but it also has many baked items for sweet tooths. Their cake pops, which are bite-sized sugar fixes, are popular.
They have various charming patterns, including whimsical animal figures. Starbucks' new cake pop is lovely but perplexing to customers.
Cake pops weren't always a coffee shop mainstay. The brand's petites department added this item in 2011. Petites were meant to be a low-calorie snack for customers.
Summer means giant fat bumblebees hopping from blossom to flower, so the chain should recognize these environmentally essential insects with a cake pop. The new cake pops' name and look don't match.
Bumblebee Cake Pops are among Starbucks' summer menu additions. Although these pops' buttercream-infused cake and chocolate-tinged yellow frosting sound delicious, it's the design that's truly surprising folks.
This cake pop has ears, which is unusual for bumblebees. The face has two eyes above three black lines, one curved and two straight.
The ears are cat-like. One client said the cake pop resembled a "terrified tiger" rather than a bumblebee due to its coloration.
It was likened to the nice cat meme, Tina Belcher (from "Bob's Burgers"), and Pikachu. Many seasonal cake pops share a mold, which may explain the misunderstanding.
The chain's prior Unicorn Cake Pop had a similar design. Starbucks insists the new cake pops are bumblebees, but the internet will certainly buzz.