Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Cake Push Pops

I've tried these a couple of times and I think I’m ready to blog about them after much trial and error! 

Push pops are a huge deal in the States; they even have books dedicated to the different kinds.   They’ve now made it over to the UK and are becoming more popular. 


Basically a plastic tube on a stick – as you push the stick up, whatever is inside is pushed out of the tube and ready to eat!   I bought these on eBay and the good thing is that they can be washed and reused again and again.   

 

I’ve just done mine with cake but you can use anything.  Jelly, ice cream, fruit, or even just fill them with something like M&M’s.

I did this one in the same way that I did the Cupcakes in a Jar.  I just layered the cake and icing and decorated the top as you would a cupcake. 


I had some leftover cake from the Cloud Cupcakes I made.  I used another tube to push into the cake to get the right shape.  Shove it in the bottom of the tube and then do a layer of icing.  Much easier to use a piping (or sandwich) bag so no mess on the sides of the tube.  Another layer of cake and then I iced the top with the same ‘poop-nozzle’ I used for the Cloud Cupcakes.


You can do as many or as few layers as you like.  I alternated with chocolate in one of these. 

A pretty ribbon finishes them off and they can be displayed in a block of polystyrene or just in a glass.  The good thing is that these can be transported easily and are not as fragile as cupcakes.  They could even be posted without any trouble. 

These are perfect for kids’ parties but also lovely favours for guests to take home with them.



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