One of my favorite trends right now in sweet treats are the adorable little push pop containers. Some of you may have read about my Push Pop Peeps Cupcakes – a dessert I really had fun making, and even more fun sharing. I have finally gotten around to whipping up some more push pop treats, and this time I get to giveaway a set of 24 push pop containers, thanks to the wonderful Kate at CupKate’s Event Design.
Given the 114 degree high temperature here in Phoenix, I honestly did not want to bake a cake, cupcakes or anything else. It’s just too darn hot. A quick look in my freezer and I stumbled across a solution – a lovely little Sara Lee Pound Cake. I figured it was worth a try to see if I could turn it into a push pop treat.
After letting the pound cake thaw slightly, I sliced it into sections that were about 1/2″ thick. It was at this point I realized I didn’t have anything to actually cut the cake with (I’m not really good with pesky little details like that). So after hunting around my kitchen, I found the perfect circle cutter…A toothpick container. It was just the right size to cut the cake into pieces that would fit nicely into the push pop.
Hey, whatever works, right? Next I sliced my pound cake into pieces that were about 1/2″ thick…
Notice that I said “about” 1/2″ thick. I’m not really good at things like cutting, keeping lines straight or measuring, so I just wing it. It’s cake, it’ll still taste great, no matter how poor my cutting skills may be. Next I simply cut out little circles. Can I just say this was much easier (and cooler) than whipping up cupcakes, and is great if you need to put something together last minute, which is pretty much when I put everything together. At that point it was time to whip up some frosting (this is a recipe that I like). I used my regular frosting piping bags, also known as Ziploc freezer bags (which i also use as an iPad case, but that’s another post), and filled bags with red, white and blue frosting.
I have to add – later in the day I was at the store and saw the Cake Mate Easy Squeeze bags of frosting. If you are looking for a super quick option, I really think these would work out well. That said, I haven’t tried them, so if you do, let me know how they work. Now you just start layering cake, frosting, sprinkles, cake, frosting, sprinkles, and so on. If you’d like to see how to do this in a bit more detail, check out this previous post.
That’s pretty much all there is to it! You can really get creative – check out some of the treats people have put together on CupKate’s Facebook page. Fun and festive, and if you go the frozen pound cake route, no oven required!
Somehow such simple ingredients come together for a fun treat that the kids are sure to love.
The only downside to the push pop containers? They can be hard to find! My first choice is always to buy them from CupKate’s, but they are so popular that people sometimes have trouble keeping them in stock.
So I’m thrilled that CupKate’s is giving away a 24 pack of their push pop containers to one of my readers!
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You have four chances to enter to win… one entry for leaving a comment on this post, plus you can earn an extra entry for each of the following three items: Follow Love From the Oven on Facebook (and leave a comment on this post stating that you do), Follow Love From The Oven On Twitter (and leave a comment here stating that you do) and Follow Cupkate’s Event Design on Facebook (and leave a comment here that you do). Be sure to leave a separate blog comment for each entry (so you can have up to FOUR comments to this post for four entries). A winner will be selected at random on Thursday, June 30th.
You can also check out Grin And Bake It, as she also has some patriotic push pops, and a great tutorial. Yay for Push Pops! Yay for cake! Yay for giveaways! Good Luck!
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