Cupcake Push Pop Peeps

A few weeks ago I stumbled across Cupkate’s Event Designs blog and her darling Push Pop Cupcakes.   I didn’t even have to think twice, I put my order in for the push pop containers immediately from her Etsy store.     I mean hello, these are ADORABLE.   Cupcake shooters, push pop cupcakes, cupcake push pops, push cakes, cake shooter,  cupcake shots, whatever you want to call them – I had to make them.   I was already planning to make cupcakes for Peeps Week, so I figured I’d do some mini cupcakes and use them for the push pops.  You could do SO many things with these containers, this is just one of my ideas, but I’m sure there are a million cute possibilities.

Whip up your favorite cake mix (or recipe) and make yourself some mini cupcakes.   I made a box of white cake and added some green food coloring.  Nowhere near the food coloring for green velvet cupcakes though.   I mixed up frosting in two different colors, using my standard buttercream recipe, and put the frosting into two bags.   I used decorating bags because I had some handy, but large Ziplock bags work just fine.  I did not use a tip, just snipped of a corner of the bag.

You will want to have a place ready to put your cupcake pops as you make them – I used a few cups to sit mine in.   Frost two mini cupcakes…

I then put a dollop of frosting into the push pop, just to help secure the cupcake a bit.

And a little dollop on the cupcake itself…

Then you will add your first cupcake to the push pop container…

Pull it down a bit to make room for the next cupcake…

Add your second cupcake…

Next, cut the cute little head off of a Peep.  Save the bottom part, I’m coming up with a recipe to use those leftover Peeps parts.   Add your Peep head to your push pop…

Then give him a gentle push down and put the lid on.  It will smoosh him a bit, but given the fact that you’ve already beheaded the poor Peep, he probably won’t care.

I can hardly stand how cute these are.   They would make great party favors.

Or as a cute little centerpiece…

And one without PEEPS

Push Pop Cupcakes

Cupcake Push Up Pops

Want more push pop fun?  Check out my friend Courtney’s book, Push Up Pops.

Push Up Pops

You can order your push pop cupcake containers here, and I
have also seen them in stores such as Michaels, Target and Walmart.


  1. says

    I love it!!! I’ve seen the push pop container before….your use is fabulous!! Diggin your peep projects!!
    May I add this to my Darling Day this Friday?

    • says

      Thanks so much! Glad everyone like these. They were really easy, and if my eight year old daughter is any indication, will be a big hit with the kiddos.

  2. says

    Such a fun Easter idea! So funny, I just saw an article about the Sprinkles Cakeshooters!! Before today, I hadn’t seen these containers at all, and now they’re popping up all over my newsfeeds! Might have to get some of these containers to make some special treats!!

  3. Whitley says

    I would really love to make these! They are just so cute! Anyways I would like to know where I can find those push up container, if someone would be helpful to help me find them. I would really appreciate it!

  4. says

    I could die…they’re so cute!! I have those push pop things and they’re in the freezer right now full of my kids’ popsicles. Thanks for the inspirational idea!

  5. says

    This is like cute squared. No, cubed. I mean, mini cupcakes + peeps + a push-up container? Amazing!!
    I’ve never seen these push-up containers, I’m so glad you featured them. Thank you for sharing!

  6. says

    I.LOVE.THESE. Thank you for posting such a great idea. I am planning to post and relink back to you tomorrow. Please let me know if this is a problem in every way. This idea is so adorably creative.


  7. says

    I am seriously looooooooving this idea! These would be so great for kids. Now if I can just find a place to buy some! Seems like they are sold out everywhere.

  8. MeganV says

    I love these. I am going to make them for Easter goodies for all the great grandchildren in my family! I’m so excited! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. says

    LOVE THIS! I’m so excited that someone is selling these on Etsy now. I would have made cake pops long ago but I didn’t want a million containers nor did I want to spend the money it required to order these before! Thanks for sharing!

  10. says

    These are so CUTE!!! Plus our family just loves Peeps!!! You have such a CUTE site and what “ADORABLE” ideas and so “CREATIVE”!!! Thanks for the “GREAT” ideas and look forward to making some soon!!! :)

  11. says

    Fantastic job on these… Love how you used the Peeps… Also thank you for linking to Etsy on where get them.
    I have included the name of your website on an Ezine article that will be published today..
    Again, Great Job!
    Would love to have you as one of our featured artists on Decorated Cupcake Ideas.

    Stay Well,

  12. Robert King says

    Do you have any more of the Disposable Push Pop containers with lids? If so what is the cost and how can I place an order?

  13. Jenny says

    Wow I love these so much. I am having trouble finding the containers in New Zealand, and no-one seems to ship out this way. Would love to get them for my daughters birthday. Any ideas? Thanks.

  14. Nancy says

    what to do with the headless peeps? I use them in Rice Crispie treats. Substitue half the marshmallow for peeps and make as ususal. (so 20 headless peeps and 20 marshmallows) Any more than half seems to turn up the sugar volume a little too high. But it does turn the whole thing a lovely pink or blue or yellow, you get the drift, and sprinkles on top and you become brilliant to all those around you.

  15. Tara says

    For dancing I made a mini tutu and added it about an inch from the bottom. Everyone loved it. Gotta say it came out better than I expected. And for her class I’m serving it with a cocktail spoon and a tube filled with rainbow colored sugar sprinkles that i ordered from oriental trading. Hope it goes as planned!

  16. Amber Lewis says

    I saw this on pinterest and showed this to my daughter and now she wants me to make these for here birthday party in October.


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