Etsy store is open!

Here is the link to purchase. I have an order that will arrive next week. I am selling in 2 dozen increments. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71117387/push-pop-container-cupcake-push-ups-2

Looking for your ideas and pictures!

We know that this is a fairly “new” craze! If you have made push ups for yourself, a party, or just an experiment…Please share! Email me pictures at brande@pushupcupcakes.com and tell me what is inside!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Push Up Cupcakes – Any Questions?

I have wanted to make this combination in the push up tubes since I first got my hands on them!! I made devil’s food cake in the mini muffin tins. Then I whipped up a creation for the frosting of Jif Chunky Peanut Butter, Confectioners Sugar, Butter, Milk and Vanilla. I chose to use the crunchy for a little bit more texture but creamy would work just fine! Instead of using a piping bag and tip (because of the chunks) I put the frosting in a zip lock bag and cut the end off. It worked great!

To get the chopped up Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, I used the minis. Stick them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so they are easier to chop.

Here is how the first layer looked:

Cake, Peanut Butter and Chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

To finish it off, I added another cake, more frosting and instead of crumbles, a peanut butter cup!

SCRUMPTIOUS!

Push Up Cupcake - Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bliss!!

Do you need Push Up Containers??

Who wants containers?? They are $.90 each and $8 per 24 for USPS (to US addresses). They would ship to you around 4/24. Email me at brande@pushupcupcakes.com and let me know how many you would like. I would email you an invoice through Paypal for payment so please provide me that information. You must order at least 2 dozen.

Colorful, Spring Push Up Cupcakes!

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to make a fun, colorful, push up cupcake that incorporates all of the great colors of spring! I started with a white cake mix (any brand is fine.) I separated out the mix into four equal parts. Using Wilton Gel Colors, I colored the cake batter.

Cake Batter in spring colors

To make the cupcakes, I put two colors in each mini muffin cup. I then used a tooth pick to swirl the colors around a little. Don’t mix to much or you will end up with a new color! I tried a variety of color combos. I baked them in the oven for 13 minutes. (First time around, I baked for 15 and that was much too long!) I would also recommend using a non stick pan and do not spray it with no stick spray. It changes the color of the finished cake.

My colored cupcakes!

The hard part is done! Now, time for the decorating fun! I mixed up yellow and pink butter cream frosting. I used two different color cupcakes inside the push tube. After putting the first cupcake down, I added some frosting and sprinkles. I then picked a second color choice, topped with opposite color frosting and one of the Easter shaped Sweet Tarts. I think they turned out pretty cute! What do you think??

Push Up Cupcake for Spring!

Mix and Match Colors

Don’t let my appearance fool you!

Every blog has to start somewhere…mine is in the process of getting beautified! Give me a week or two and you will make me one of your favorites, too! If there is any content you would like to see on here, please contact me asap! I would love to post a gallery of your push up cupcakes!

Angel Food Cake and Strawberries Push Up Cupcake

Here in Florida, this is just about the end of strawberry season. I LOVE strawberries! I haven’t seen push up cupcakes with anything more then a little buttercream frosting and cake….so I decided to give it a go and make one of my favorites…angel food cake and strawberries!

One of my favorite chefs to watch is Sandra Lee and my inspiration for these easy push up cupcakes comes from her “semi-homemade” style. I cheated and used a store bought Angel Food cake. Walmart had them for $1.88 so why not! No one has to know!!

The frosting I used was actually marshmallow fluff, confectioners sugar, and butter all rolled up into one. I wanted something light and fluffy to go with the Angel Food cake. This frosting is on the sweet side but it compliments the cake and strawberries well.

I sliced the strawberries thin and started layering with a dab of frosting and a strawberry slice. To cut the Angel Food Cake to size, I sliced off a piece and used and empty pop to cut out the cake. I had to trim a little to make sure it fit neatly but it worked pretty well. I layered the cake with another strawberry slice and frosting, then cake again. On top, more frosting, of course, and two more strawberry slices.

Super easy, the semi-homemade way!!!