Spring Rainbow Push-Up Pop Cupcakes


My husband bought an exercise vest.

That he wears in public.

Is this grounds for divorce?


It looks like he has bombs attached to him like the bad guys in terrorist movies…

Yes, that’s him…getting ready to go out where living humans can see him.


This morning he put it on inside the house and did all sorts of weird calisthenics.

Some of those images can’t be erased.


I mean, I am all for keeping him healthy, yada yada…

but at what cost?


Tim Gunn, please hear my cry.


I just had to share that with y’all.

Misery loves company.


Back to things that make me happy:  Push-Up Pops.

I did them a few months ago, but since then I got the fun book Push-Up Pops by my friend Courtney.  Have you guys seen it?  It’s super sweet and is chock-full with cute ideas!  She did a rainbow version of the push-up pop in the book and my little guy loved it so much he asked if I could make them for the Spring Party in his classroom…but he specifically asked for “Easter” colors.  That kid’s a thinker.

You can follow my step by step instructions here, or again, I certainly encourage you to get Courtney’s book 🙂


I used a vanilla boxed mix and divided the batter in half.  I tinted one half pink and the other purple.

I baked the two colors in 9×13 baking dishes.  You want them to be thin layers.

I used the push-up pops to poke circular pieces of the cake.


I made frosting using THIS RECIPE and tinted it spring time colors, yellow and green.

I used a ziplock bag to pipe the frosting into the pops.


Here’s the assembly process…

One round of purple cake topped with frosting…and if you’re feeling fancy add in some pastel sprinkles…

Then finish it by adding another cake layer in your other color and more frosting and sprinkles…

That’s it!

You can purchase the Push Up Pops HERE. or HERE or HERE.

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73 Comments on "Spring Rainbow Push-Up Pop Cupcakes"


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
March 27, 2012 2:42 pm

These are absolutely adorable! Love these!

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
March 27, 2012 2:43 pm

So pretty…love them!

Emilie @ Emilie
March 27, 2012 2:48 pm

There are adorable!! Does he wear this vest while running in jeans?! 🙂

bridget {bake at 350}
March 27, 2012 2:49 pm

I’m afraid to tell my husband about this post. Afraid because I feel certain that he’ll want that vest. 😉

OK…these push-pops are darling! I must get Courtney’s book and dive in!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
March 27, 2012 2:52 pm

CUTE! I totally have to try these. Guess I have to invest in those pop thingies first!

March 27, 2012 2:58 pm

These are so festive! I love the color combos and the sprinkles. Perfect!

March 27, 2012 2:59 pm

First, they are currently out of stock, but you can get them here for half of that price: http://www.pastrychef.com/PUSH-UP-POPS_p_1817.html
OK, so I bought those and I can’t figure out what to do with them! I think these spring ones are cute. Maybe I should get her book.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
March 27, 2012 3:02 pm

WAY cute! Love the spring colors! I think I need Courtney’s book! =)

Courtney Dial
Courtney Dial
March 27, 2012 3:18 pm

Thank you soooooo much!!! OMG I just busted out laughing at the vest story!!!! I love your push up pops!!!!!

March 27, 2012 3:26 pm

My husband is a Marine and often goes running in cammies, boots, and his flak jacket. It’s a lot sexier when he is all matchy matchy. Much better than seeing him run in his swim trunks

March 27, 2012 3:33 pm

Love this! They are so creative and fun. Pretty prettiness.

My kids would love these for school parties. Or even birthday parties! I’m thinking gifties!
I love how they travel. I wonder how long they’d keep soft?

Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting

Perfect for Easter. Too much fun!

March 27, 2012 4:26 pm

These are so pretty – what a great idea for a spring party at school!

Cookbook Queen
March 27, 2012 4:44 pm

If I saw your husband walking into a bank with that thing on, I would probably wet myself.

Love the push pops, I need to make some of those!!

March 27, 2012 4:51 pm

Okay, so I have the same vest and don’t wear it because it is not so attractive, but now that I know your husband wears one too, I’m going for it – we’re gonna set a new style trend!

Tara @ secretsofamomaholic.com
March 27, 2012 4:52 pm

I am in awe and in love with these!!!

The vest Is without a doubt grounds for divorce!!! Thanks for the visual and the laugh!!!

March 27, 2012 4:54 pm

So cute! Have pinned it!

March 27, 2012 5:02 pm

These are awesome! So fun to eat!

Christina @ Ovenadventures
March 27, 2012 5:17 pm

ok your husband walking around looking like either a swat team member or crazy dude is totally grounds for divorce. at home in the basement is one thing or maybe Wal-Mart but no where else should that be worn.

Did you find these were messy to eat?? I’m thinking of making some for my kids birthday party

March 27, 2012 6:44 pm

Cute! The pops, not the vest. The vest worn on the outside of clothing should not be allowed the leave the house. Tell him he’ll burn even more calories if he wears a heavy sweatshirt over the vest. Done.

March 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Sencillamente adorables!!!

March 27, 2012 7:52 pm

Love these! Going to make some for a birthday party!

March 27, 2012 7:58 pm

Too cute! Love the colors! And the sprinkles!

March 27, 2012 8:14 pm

LOL that vest is awesome. These push pops are adorable!!

March 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Advice to your husband…do NOT try to sneak that thing past a TSA agent. It will NOT end well.

Maybe he could bribe them with these cute push pops though….pastels are kind of soothing, non-threatening colors, right?

Erin @ Making Memories
March 27, 2012 10:43 pm

These look absolutely wonderful! LOVE the colors!

March 27, 2012 10:53 pm

Sooo pretty!
Now I don’t feel so bad about my husband sometimes wearing a back brace (wraps around his lower back) thingy now:) I do “make” him wear it under his shirt.
You make me laugh!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
March 27, 2012 11:43 pm

I love push pops..and these are so pretty! I’ve had the push-up pops for at least a year..i have yet to use them. Love these! 🙂

March 28, 2012 6:32 am

You crack me up! Enjoy your posts 🙂 These pops are so pretty! Perfect timing with easter right around the corner.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
March 28, 2012 6:42 am

Ah these are just so pretty!

March 28, 2012 8:40 am
Long time lurker of your cute and yummy looking blog but I had to break my silence for the sisterhood of wives with husbands who wear THE VEST! My husband wears it out jogging or exercising and while doing stuff around the house. I support it only because it will supposingly help his bone density (who ever heard of a 37yo guy with osteoperosis but he’s one of them!). It took me a while to get used to but as long as its limited to “while exercising” or in the house I don’t really care anymore though I still snicker.… Read more »
Sarah (Canterbury Cakes)
March 28, 2012 8:50 am

These are so beautiful!! …not so sure about the exercise vest though ;o)

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
March 28, 2012 8:59 am

Firstly, you need to make some sort of cover for that vest, I am thinking some sort of pink fabric with cupcake appliques or something with bling, then tell him it is for his safety, then take pictures for us. Secondly I so want to make these pops but the shipping to get them here is way too much:(

March 28, 2012 10:02 am

Love these! I need to get Courtney’s book for sure!
Your husband is too funny. Did he go running in his jeans/belt/vest combo? Now that would freak me right out!


March 28, 2012 10:14 am

These are so adorable…I love the colors you chose!!

Diane {Created by Diane}
March 28, 2012 11:45 am

I have seen the vest on many, I wouldn’t even want to try it 🙂 LOVE your push pops so pretty!!!

March 28, 2012 2:47 pm

Okay, first of all…L.O.L @ your husband AND your description of him…I feel your pain! Second, super cute pops!! 🙂

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

So cute!! I love the idea of push pops for spring. Too bad I can’t bring homemade stuff to my son’s class 🙁

March 28, 2012 3:09 pm

pretty darn cute indeed. I love them.

March 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Love the push pops, will have to give them a try. Funny thing about the weight vest, my brother-in-law has one, for some reason had it on while moving his car, wrong place at the wrong time, surronded by cops and hauled out his car and thrown down on the ground, cops with guns drawn. The price you pay for fitness 🙂

March 28, 2012 3:35 pm

So cute! I LOVE the spring colors!!

March 28, 2012 5:02 pm

Oh, i love it !!! Its so cute :**

March 28, 2012 6:12 pm

I think I’ll lay off my husband when he wears white socks with black shoes. 🙂 The vest cracks me up. I’ve never seen one before so what is it supposed to do?

March 28, 2012 7:07 pm

What a fun looking dessert! I love the colors. Looks like a great easter dessert!

Jill in Alaska
Jill in Alaska
March 28, 2012 8:27 pm

I also have this great book and can’t wait to make some of these for our family’s Easter gathering.

March 28, 2012 10:26 pm

The pops are adorable! But how does one eat them?

Debra Kapellakis
Debra Kapellakis
March 29, 2012 9:46 am

he he he, Where would we be without our husbands? This is the first time I have ever seen an exercise vest, I hope my hubby don’t get one! lol The main reason I am writing is about these push up pop cake things! WOW! First time I ever saw anything like this fantasticly fun looking and yummy too! thank you for sharing!

Heidi Bundles Of Hugs
March 29, 2012 10:25 am

Could those get any cuter!? Adorable, I love it.

March 29, 2012 10:47 am

This is one of those cases where you just…lie! Buy him a black jacket and tell everyone he’s a super important FBI agent and he has to wear a bullet proof best while he runs…or he’s on the bomb squad, or now that you don’t really “know” him but now that you’re a superfamous blogger, you’ve had to hire a bodyguard to protect you. If all else fails you can bribe people into silence with pushpops!

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
March 29, 2012 5:49 pm

These are adorable! So spring-like!

Your husband’s exercise vest on the other hand… not so adorable but possibly spring-like?! LOL