I’ve developed quite an obsession for these cake push-up pops lately. Not only are they adorable, but they make dessert on the go simple. The last few times I made these, I put them in a Ziploc bag, stuck them in my cooler and took them to the beach and pool to share with friends. Here’s what I discovered over the past few weeks… these are a HUGE hit with the kids, they transport nicely, and there are a ton of ways to fill these ~ cake, brownies, frosting, ice cream, chocolate mousse, sprinkles…endless possibilities!
Our most recent cake push-up creation were these Cookies and Cream brownie pops for our final celebration with our neighbors before their big move. This is one of my favorite frostings and it goes perfect with the brownie bites (see recipe below). The kids bombarded me afterward begging for seconds.
A few weeks back, Kate from CupKates Event Design and I were chatting about putting together a give-away. The only problem was she was wiped out of her stock. These push-up pop containers can be hard to get your hands on. Kate is now totally restocked, and just launched the new CupKatesEventDesign website. Not only will you find these awesome push-up pop containers, but a bunch of other fabulous party items.
Here’s the great news…
Kate is giving one lucky Grin and Bake It reader $20.00 in credit to spend at her online store.
I’m guessing you love these push-up pops as much as I do…
These are a few of my other favorites from CupKatesEvent Design…
Be sure to check out CupKatesEventDesign to find your favorites!
You have three chances to enter to win…
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you think of these cake push-ups? What event would you use them for? Any creative ideas on what to layer these with? You get the idea…
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3. Like Cupkate’s Event Design on Facebook and leave a comment here stating that you do.
Make sure you have a separate blog comment for each entry (up to three comments for three chances).
A winner will be selected from Random.org on Tuesday, August 2nd.
Oreo Cake Push-ups
Make a batch of brownies in a 9″X9″ Pyrex pan. Let cool completely. Make a batch of Oreo Cookies and Cream frosting (recipe below). Use the top circular part of an empty push-up pop, to cut out brownie circles. The left-over brownies pieces can be used to make brownie pops. You can shape them into balls and freeze them in an airtight container. Option 2 ~ Eat what remains, you know you deserve it! Layer push-up pop alternating with brownies and piping frosting until filled. For a photo tutorial, go to this cake push-up post.
Oreo Whipped Cream Frosting (Adapted from Bakespace.com)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
a pinch of salt
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup crushed Oreos
Mix together butter, confectioner’s sugar, and a pinch of salt until it’s creamy. Increase your mixer speed to high and beat until its light and fluffy. Add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat until it’s smooth. Fold in crushed Oreos. Makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes.