Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beyond the Cupakes in Cupcake Shooters

Aren't these new containers exciting? The clear plastic allows you to see the treat you are about to enjoy. The traditional way to do so is to simply put two mini cupcakes and icing in the push up container. While that is yummy and great for a kid's party, the containers are also great for other treats. Here are some of my favorite no mess, no utensil ways to enjoy. All are great for your summer entertaining:

*Banana Pudding Pops - Place a vanilla wafer in container, add a spoonful of pudding, another wafer then more pudding, repeat layers and finish off with a dob of whipped cream

*Mud Pie Pop - Cute and edible - Crush chocolate cookies in a bowl, add about a half inch of the crumbs to the push up container, then layer in chocolate pudding - inserting a gummy worm or bug(or even a couple) into the pudding so it is visible against the plastic, then another layer of cookie crumbs, a dab more of pudding and finally finish off with a gummy worm or bug of your choice :)

*Strawberry Shortcake Pop - Take the poundcake dessert cups you see at groceries - cube it. Place several cubes of shortcake in the push up container. Add fresh sliced berries and whipped cream. Repeat layers and garnish with a slice of fruit. This actually works with other fruits as well. Laura Rogers of WBKO suggested adding blue berries for a red, white, blue sweet treat for Memorial Day or July 4th parties. What a great idea!

*Cheesecake Pop - Crush graham crackers in a bowl and add about 1/2" to your container. Then add a tablespoon or two of cheesecake pie filling (I use Jello brand), more cookie and then more pudding. Garnish with a slice of fresh fruit.

*Ice cream pop - Why not use your favorite receipe for homemade ice cream and create your own push up pops?

*Frozen Slushie - Make your favorite alcoholic or non alcoholic frozen drink receipe and enjoy.

Part one of the video is HERE
Have an idea? Hit comments and I would love to hear yours.
Need containers? - BUY HERE Call me or send me a note per comments or EMAIL. Shooters are $12 per dozen plus KY sales tax (if in KY). If local you can pick up or I ship. Enjoy your summer - you earned it!

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