CAKE PUSH UP POPS
Had to get together a quick dessert for the Pre-Prom party. Quick like as in within an hour. I had ordered some disposable plastic push-up pop containers a month ago and figured it was time to test them out.
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Now you can bake little cupcakes in mini muffin pans, but I took whatever shortcut I could. I went into my local supermarket’s Bakery department and asked them to give me a small vanilla sheet cake without frosting. I also picked up Jell-O Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding, some fresh Strawberries and a few cans of Whipped Cream.
Brought it all home and used my cake leveler thingy to slice the cake in half. I then used the round part of the plunger of the push-up pop as my template to cut out small circles from the sheet cakes (got the idea from Kathy). Worked like a charm!
I was about to put the pudding in a Ziploc bag and cut a hole at the end to fill the push-up pops. But then I remembered I had a nifty Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator in my arsenal. Yeah me! You could also just use a disposable pastry bag.
I alternated layers of cake, pudding and strawberries. Then I put them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Right before I was walking out the door to the party, I added a little whipped cream on the top and some sprinkles. Done!
Here’s some ideas for your Push-Up Pops:
Now you could buy expensive push-up pop holders like these:
But unless you are really fancy, there just no need! You can have your handy husband drill some holes halfway into a piece of wood. Or if you don’t have a handy husband, just get a piece of Styrofoam and poke holes in it with a screwdriver (like I did).
If you have a lot of time on your hands, you could easily cover the Styrofoam with either shredded paper grass or wrapping paper.
The cake push-up pops were a hit! Next time I will make cute decals for them with my Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine and even tie some pretty bows on them.
Oh and in case you didn’t know, these push up pop containers are WASHABLE and REUSABLE. But how do you stop guests from NOT throwing them in the trash?
Grabbed a few quick pics of Marielle leaving for her HS Prom. The dress fit like a glove. So glad it all went smoothly. Between her arguing with friends and dumping her boyfriend two weeks before the prom, I didn’t think it was going to happen. But luckily, everything worked out and she’s having a blast down the NJ Shore over the next few days.
Between the dress, hair, make-up application, jewelry, prom tickets, limo costs, tanning, waxing, new teeth, NYC party, NJ shore party money and eyelash extensions, it’s lucky I didn’t go broke.
When I graduated high school, it wasn’t cool to go to the Prom. My friends and I chipped in for a keg of beer and partied down at the beach. How times how changed!