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

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

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

  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!

    Hope to see you there!

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

  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!

  7. this is so CUTE!!! i love them:) thanks for sharing:)

  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!


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

  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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