4/10/2011

Push Pop Cakes

Ever since the Meringue Bake Shop created "Push Cakes", they've been taking the cupcake world by storm! I love this marriage of cupcakes and old-school push pops so we had to make our own... The hard part is finding the supplies, but I finally tracked some down! You can buy the little push pop containers wholesale here. Or, if you are just looking for a few, you can buy them here (more expensive but you can order fewer). I may or may not have just bought 200...which is a little excessive since I've been washing and re-using them. Update: a reader found them wholesale at Culinary Direct, it looks to be the cheapest if you want to buy 100. Thanks, Abby!These are SO EASY to make! Simply bake your favorite cupcake batter in mini muffin pans. Place one mini cupcake in each push pop tube... Top each with a swirl of your favorite icing. I used a Wilton 1M large star tip. Add some sprinkles... Top with another cupcake, another dallop of icing and more sprinkles. (note: the containers do come with lids but I left them off for the photo:)). The flavors we created in this batch were chocolate/chocolate fudge, mint chocolate chip and strawberry vanilla. My favorite was hands down the mint chocolate chip...yummy!

A huge thanks to Gourmet Dad for my fun new Push Pop Cake holder! We bought a 3-inch block of wood at the hardware store, drilled holes about 1/2" deep in it and spray painted it white. It looks so cute on the table, I'll be using it for all our parties and get-togethers this summer! Talk about a sweet centerpiece!

52 comments:

Sara said...

Love this idea! Where did you get the push pops?

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

They look fabulous! I bet they would be tasty with ice cream dollops instead of frosting too.. (I'm not a huge frosting gal)

And love the holder - great work!

Claire @ Claire K Creations said...

They look great! I'm off to find some push-pop containers.

Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} said...

Okay, that is AMAZING! I opened up a copy of Rachael Ray at the doctor's office and opened right to your cute face. How fun!

BigBearswife said...

cute! I love this idea! Push Pops were my favorite when I was little! (Orange Flinstones to be exact lol) but there are to cute for words!

Cozyflier said...

How Fun! And EASY! I'll be ordering the supplies for sure! thanks for sharing!

I did a similar holder with florist foam whem I made graduation 'pops' a couple yrs back. The wood is much sturdier!

Have a great week.

PS Edible Art Day was a big success! Thanks again

Carrie

Erica said...

This looks really cool! I'll have to do this for my son or daughter birthday party this year!

Mandy said...

Hi Sara, I put some links in the post where you can buy them wholesale (by the 100) or by the dozen (a little more espensive but you can get a smaller quantity). Good luck!

Mandy said...

Jennifer, that WOULD be super yummy! you'd just have to keep them in the freezer until ready to serve.

Claire, I found two places to buy them (linked in the post), if you find somewhere cheaper let me know!:)

Mandy said...

Christy, I miss you! I wish we had more time to hang out in MN, I think we could get in serious trouble together. :) I haven't seen the RRay article, I thought they were publishing it in June!

Mandy said...

BigBearsWife, ME TOO!!!! You're my new BFF.

Cozyflier, florist foam is another good idea. These just seemed a little heavy and we had so many toddlers, I was afraid one of them would tip it over. If you have older kids/adults, that's definitley a cheaper option for a holder. Great idea!

Mandy said...

Erica, if you do, send pics! Would love to see them.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, that Gourmet Dad is so cool! And these pops are amazing! Those are on my list of "must try."

The Bertone's said...

That is so COOL! I love it. I may have to try that for a birthday party or something! Oh my goodness! :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to do this for the 4th of July. Our gathering always has lots of kids, and these look like fireworks waiting to take off!

Sue said...

What a cute idea!

Ryan said...

Mandy! My girls and I love these! What a FUN idea! Anything with "cake" in the name wins me over and frosting plus sprinkles= heaven. Love the centerpiece too, you could really have fun with this. :)

Cozyflier said...

We are going to make them for 4th of July also!

Mandy, these might be too heavy for the florist foam, but my kids are older! But wanted to throw that out for you for other projects :-) Much cheaper than wood, unless you have scrap lumber laying around like I do!

Carrie

So Domesticated said...

What a great idea... my daughter's sleepover party is coming up and I'm totally thinking the girls could make their own push pops... love it!

LRaeWoo said...

I'm SO doing this for our upcoming Easter get together and my daughter's birthday. Thanks for the terrific idea!!

kim said...

I have read your blog for awhile now, but have never commented. I just want to say that you are extremely talented and very creative! My kids love everything that I make them from this site! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Try here, they look to be in stock...

Anonymous said...

Oops try here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71783412/6-new-clear-push-up-pop-containers-make

Ryan said...

Hey Mandy- would you consider selling 50?
xoxo, Ryan

Anonymous said...

You can try this site http://www.etsy.com/listing/71732529/disposable-push-pop-container-with-lid I think they have some in stock as well. Good Luck!

Abby said...

Hi Mandy! It's Abby DaBell from Seattle. Thanks for the great idea. We're making these as Easter "Thank-you's" for Jake's refferring dentists. Should be a fun project! I found push-pops at cullinarydirect.com; they ended up being a tad cheaper.

Kristin said...

Thanks for the link back!! I really appreciate it. Great job on that stand too! - Kristin Meringue Bake Shop

hoday said...

too cute... and oh my! does little C look so grown up!

Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said...

I want to come to one of your summer parties!! That is one awesome centerpiece! Those look so fun and yummy! Are they easy to eat?

Georgette said...

How adorable!! My daughters will absolutely love them. I will have to make them for my 8 year old's birthday party next month. Now if I can just get my husband to build me a holder like that one...
Thanks for sharing this great idea!

sophistimom said...

That is a fabulous idea!! I've never seen something like this! You're a mom genius!

Jenn said...

Just to let you know that I featured you on my little blog. I just love this idea and they look totally yummy!
Jenn
redberrybarn.blogspot.com

Party Babble said...

You know these would be absolutely perfect in red (cherry), white (vanilla), and blue (blueberry sorbet). Or even easier, cherry vanilla ice cream with little blue sprinkle stars. Good for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day parties.

Marie said...

Those are amazing and so is the cupcake holder! Thank you so much for sharing the details on where to get the push pop containers. It is greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

you can also try Lagunawholesale.com
i found their shipping to be a little less for me than culinary direct.
-sarah r, NorCal

Anonymous said...

Are these containers reusable? Dishwasher safe? Thanks for the great idea!

It's just Mommer said...

These just might make it on the dessert buffet at my daughter Hannah's wedding!

Love Is In The Details said...

Awesome! I may or may not have ordered 200 of these containers myself (blush) I found your blog looking for pictures of my new obsession :) I have to tell you, yours are some of the nicest looking ones I've seen and you've just got me more excited than ever to get my hands on my rediculious amount of containers, lol. Now I am in serious like with your stand, I was already trying to figure something out and yours looks perfect. If there is any way you could sen me the specs and maybe a picture of the top I would be the most grateful copycat ever! :) My hubby is deployed, but armed with the right info I will brave the workshop and even use power tools to attain cake stand greatness! Andrea

BW said...

The specs would be awesome. I am going to have my husband make some for me and it will save a lot of time if I knew the size of the wood and how far apart the holes were. I am so excited to make these for my baby's 1st birthday party!

TheCupCorset said...

I found them at amazon for just a tad cheaper, you can bypass shipping if you purchase 200, but you can buy 100 at a time for about 57 cents each...so far the cheapest I have found.

Pop.O.Licious said...

So Fun! I can't wait to make these :)

Desiree said...

What a fun idea! I will have to make this for our 4th of July party. I think to make them more patriotic I am going to add blueberries, strawberry ice cream, and white cake. How fun! Thanks for the inspiration. Where did you get those fun cups?

Julie said...

Amazing pop holder. I will HAVE to do that for the next birthday party I host. It is amazing! Great job and I love the pops!

manda said...

I love this. It's a great idea and it gets the kids involved.

Anonymous said...

Canadians can find them at www.sweetartsupplies.ca
They are so cool lots of ideas to use with these :)

MarilynS said...

Love this idea and will try them for my daughter's bday celebration! Thanks for an easy instruction with pics. Would also like to make my own cake push pop stand. How many does your stand hold? How long and how wide is the block? How far apart should I make my holes? I'd really appreciate your tip and advise.

Thank you,
Marilyn from Orange County

Bridelicious said...

Such a fun idea. No mess eating it either!

IFeelCook said...

I agree, they are so easy and yummy! I made my first push up pops this weekend http://www.ifeelcook.es/post/23444053715/push-up-pops Chocolate cake with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream :D I hope you like them!
xoxo

fudgingahead said...

I love this idea, and the display you created. So clever!

chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen said...

I just bought some of these and I am searching for fun things to do with them! Thanks so much for sharing!

grannie said...

HI EVERYONE...This conversation stuff is new to me...so I hope you get my comment.....anyway, I love this idea of Push-Up Pops (cupcakes) The idea about using florist foam for a stand for them is a great idea. But as a former florist.. I would like to suggest taking a low sided cardboard box...decorated according to the occasion...then put in one or two bricks..then cover the foam with aluminum foil and then put the push-up in .. that way they are more stable...even for the littliest children or even the elderliest ones too!!

Anonymous said...

Amazon.com has them push up containers