Monday, July 4, 2011

Mini-Cupcake Shooters

Happy 4th of July my fellow Americans!  What a fun time of year.  I can't wait to see some fireworks tonight - although I don't think I would be disappointed if they were RAINED out!  With the drought as bad as it is in Arizona right now and the heat absolutely scorching, a nice rain shower would beat fireworks everyday of the year!

To celebrate the 4th I decided to try making some cake push-ups.  Ever since I saw this fun twist on a party treat from My Cake School on Tip Junkie, I had to order some of the push-ups.  Of course, I had to wait until JB Prince got them back in stock.  I split the order with my friend Heather over at No Business Like Sew Business.  We both are very excited to try a variety of treats using these fun, reusable push-up containers.


Aren't they just so fun on the dessert table.  Here is what I did...

Baked up some mini-cupcakes without liners.

Assembled my push-ups and punched the stems into a 1" thick piece of Styrofoam lined with foil. 
This worked fine although they wobbled every which way.  I need to come up with a push-up holder - ah, I am feeling a DIY project coming on!  Watch out!

I cut my cupcakes in half.  I then placed a dollop of frosting in the bottom of the cup, followed by the bottom of the cupcake, frosting, top of cupcake, frosting and finally, sprinkles.


They were a big hit with kids and adults alike!

We had just got out of the pool, that is why the kids are wearing their pool ponchos.

I can't wait to try more fun treats in these great push-pop containers!

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I've never even heard of reusable push up pops. Endless possibilities there...

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  2. What a neat idea, first time I've seen them, super fun for a kids {or adults} party!
    Tracey

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  3. Wow. Those are awesome. I love anything cupcake!

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  4. These are SO fun - who could resist a cake push pop?! I would love for you to share this (and any other cupcake related post - new or old!) at our Month Long Cupcake Party!

    http://shakentogether.blogspot.com/2011/07/were-declaring-july-cupcake-month-and.html

    Hope to see you there!
    keri

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  5. How cute! Where did you get the push pop things?

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  6. Mrs. Olio - I purchased them from JB Prince, the link is in the post. They come in lots of 100. I wasn't able to email back to you since you do not have an email in your profile. Hope you see this!

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  7. this is so CUTE!!! i love them:) thanks for sharing:)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are so cute and colorful! I bet they taste just as good as they look, too. :)

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  9. Those are so cute and they look really yummy! I love that you put icing in between the layers of cake!

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  10. These look delicious. The Push Ups seem like a fun party idea. I have to get some . Thanks for sharing.

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