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

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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73 Responses
  1. 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!

    xo

  2. 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:(

  3. Cherry

    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. I’m also not WITH him when he’s out of the house with it or I’d walk in the other side of the street likely 😉

    Can I have a frosting only push pop? I’m pretty sure as a kid that would have been AWESOME!

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. Larissa

    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

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