This year I'm having some friends over to watch the fireworks at our local lake. I thought to myself, "self, you should make some really awesome treats - one of those everyone will think is UH-MAZING, how-did-you-do-that sort of treat." And they should look festive.
So, when my grocery store was selling these at buy one get one free -- suddenly I had 24 cake treat pops.
Doesn't the picture make those pops look so pretty? So I immediately looked on Pinterest for inspiration (since you know there is no original idea anymore - even when I think I'm being creative and original, Pinterest Popper burst my bubble.) But I digress. :)
And I found these...
I liked the red, white and blue - but instead of colored cake, I wanted colored frosting and white cake.
Yesterday I was at a party where I thought I'd practice these treats before the 'big show' on Thursday.
- Mini cupcakes are not EXACTLY the same size as a push up pop.
- If your cake is not the same size as your push pop, the frosting will "bleed."
- Buying store bought tubes of colored frosting only kind of works. There isn't enough frosting for 12 push pops. Each tube frosts 3-4 at best.
- Store bought frosting tubes are REALLY hard to squeeze out after a while. Especially toward the end. Your arms may hurt.
- You will need to do more push ups and maybe lift some 5 lb. weights for a bit to prepare for your next push up treat pop adventure.
- Smushy and messy treat pops taste just as good as perfect looking ones. True story.
So, I ask you, I am actually going to attempt this again for the 4th - any tips for success?
What's on your menu for the 4th of July?