Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fourth of July Firework Pushpops

I've had firework pushpops on the brain since last summer when I ran out of time to make them amidst the craziness of moving.  Unfortunately, a few months ago I saw this idea by Betty Crocker, so I had to accept the reality that I won't go down in history as the inventor of the firework push pop.


There's probably billions in that.

However, while their pops are cute, they weren't exactly what I had imagined. Fireworks need pointy cones on top and streamers coming out the bottom!

I kept their color scheme and added some extras and I am happy with how they turned out.

Unrelated- My kids are going to think it's bizarre when they start school and realize all their friends don't have holiday-themed treats packed in their lunchboxes weeks before the actual holiday.

Firework Pushpops
By: Dip It In Chocolate
Loosely based on Firework Push Up Cakes by Betty Crocker

Mix up a white cake from a box, using whole eggs instead of whites.  (It's important that the cake mix is not yellow or "golden vanilla" or something.  Chose something that doesn't have food dye listed in the ingredients.)

Split batter in half and dye one part blue and the other part red. (You will probably need quite a bit of food coloring for this. I prefer to use food coloring gels.)

I baked my batter in cupcakes according to package directions (12 blue/12 red) but you can also bake them in two 9x13" pans.  Since you are halving the batter you will have to play with the baking time a little, but a great general rule is- when you start to smell what is baking... it's nearly done.

(I know... I'm so technical you can't stand it.)

Allow cakes or cupcakes to cool completely.  This is important!  Overnight is great.

Use pushpop container to cut out pieces of red and blue cake.  (If you did cupcakes, cut them in half through the middle and then cut one piece out of each half.  Eat the leftover "crusts" immediately.  Do not share.)

Layer cakes in push-pop containers alternating with white frosting.  (I would definitely flavor it.)

Tie tulle around the bottom of each pushpop and top with a festive cone.

Have a super happy Fourth of July!!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Love these! So pretty. I think it's funny that Betty Crocker finally caught onto the push pop craze only recently. I like your version better. :)

Trina said...

Very cute. I do not know how you do it. Blogging, cooking, and so much more.

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the push pop containers?

Kassi said...

Hey lady! Just wanted to let you know I featured your yummy 4th of July dessert in a round up today! ;) Happy 4th!!!

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