Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Push-up Pops Week - 4th of July Push-up Pops

Welcome to Push-up Pops Week! To find out more about the book Push-up Pops by Courtney Dial, go to our previous post here.

Today we have a 4th of July Push-up Pop recipe by Kate, from Grin and Bake It!

Step 1: Clean out push-up containers and dry thoroughly.
Step 2: Put push-up pieces together.
Step 3: Make your favorite cake in a 9” X 13” pan. Cool cake completely. Using a circle cookie cutter, or the round part of the push-up pop to cut out cake circles.*
Step 4A: Brush cake crumbs off of cake circles and freeze in an airtight container, layering circles with waxed papers. Freeze until firm (1 hour or even overnight is fine).
Step 4B: Remove cake circles from the freezer. Use a serrated knife to cut cake circles in half.
Step 5: Prep the icing. You can make it from scratch, but store-bought works just as well. To obtain dark colors, use gel colors, such as Americolor or Wilton. If you don’t have piping bags, use a Ziploc bag and cut a small piece off of the corner to pipe frosting. Put push-ups together alternating between a layer of cake and a layer of icing.

Thank you Kate for sharing this fun and easy recipe!

Pick up Courtney's Push-up Pops for only $19.99 and Push-up Pop Forms for only $1 each through June 17th at your local Craft Warehouse store!

Stay tuned in for another Push-up Pop recipe this week during Push-up Pops Week!

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